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Discussion in 'Computing' started by nathansmind, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. nathansmind

    nathansmind Active Member

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    I'm helping a piano/violin teacher set up a recording system. Her technical skills are somewhat limited, so I wanted to get some input about what DAW I should set her up with. She needs basic audio features, and I would like to set her up with some nicer MIDI features. Most of her recording will be MIDI. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
     
  2. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

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    Fruity Loops is very powerful and pretty much built for MIDI. It's very easy to get started, but it has a lot of power for when you start learning more about it as well.

    If you mean recording audio, it's a bit trickier to learn / figure out at first... but I do it all the time. If she wanted she could even record say a violin in audacity or something (free program) and then import that into fruity loops as well.
     
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    Garageband. It doesn't get simpler than that. If we're talking PC, then Reaper or Mixcraft. Any way you look at it though, there is going to be a learning curve.
     
  4. TimOBrien

    TimOBrien Active Member

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    Reaper - works on Mac & Windows
     
  5. Michael Hodecker

    Michael Hodecker Active Member

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    Mixcraft has some AWESOME midi capability. Especially the pro studio version. It's got some synth VSTi's that are just as good as what Owl City uses... if not better :) I think either mixcraft or reaper would be good... reaper's a little more complicated in terms of layout, but being a violinist and knowing violinists, her curiosity will probably be aroused and she'll want to explore some mixing technique whatever program she gets.
     

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