Which is the best software in your opinion?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by bigbird, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Guest

    HI i'm new. how's everyone doing?
    I'm doing a creative music and sound tech degree and i'm doing a dissertation. Just asking around as to which Music software do you think is the best?kind of a questtionaire. :wink: PLEASE HELP.
    Mnay thanks
  2. bigbird

    bigbird Guest

    also sorry, what was the last piece of Music equipment that you bought? can be anything?
  3. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Favorite DAW sys is Protools
    Last piece bought was Pendulum Quartet.

  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    I think that's a bit like asking what vehicle is the best. It depends on your task and your priorities.

    I use Sony VEGAS for recording/tracking. I use Adobe Audition for Mixing and Editing. I don't know that I'd consider either program "the best" - but they work well, they have their strengths, and I can afford them.

    My most recent purchase is a pair of AKG C391B mics (used).
  5. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    I agree with Karl - it's a bit of an open ended question...

    But, I like Sequoia best, followed by Pyramix as a close second.

    Most recent purchase - Dynaudio BM15s and Primera Bravo II disc printer/duplicator

  6. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    As for software Sibelius comes no 1. Followed by Samplitude.

    As for equipment, a pair of Neuman Km183-s

  7. Dave62

    Dave62 Guest

    Protools Software
    Latest purchase Rosetta 800 ADDA
  8. jbeutt

    jbeutt Active Member

    Mar 2, 2005
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    definately audition. I like it's "feel" the best.
  9. midimine

    midimine Guest

    Sonar and Live
    HD 590
  10. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    New Delhi, India
    Tracktion a must try. Most at home with the Steinberg softwares. Latest buy FL studio 5.

  11. Aziel

    Aziel Guest

    Protools all the way and ISA428 :cool:
  12. MrSpecial

    MrSpecial Guest

    im a fan of cubase sx 2, and i use FL studio 5 inside of it for drum programming, etc

    last buy was a behringer composer rackmount compressor.
  13. JoeDj

    JoeDj Guest

    I own Cubase SX2, Ableton Live 3, Reason 2.5 and ProTools 6.7 and I have to say that all of them are great although I actually only use ProTools Rewired with Reason or Live. I don't like Logic but I know many people who use it and they say is great.
    As the others said before is all a matter of taste...
    ...ProTools for me, #1
  14. axel

    axel Guest

    matter of taste, to a certain extend!
    for me logic and peak, pro tools, ableton live and reason are nice too, depending really of what you want and how do you create and want to record music, midi or not plays a role as well,
    i do hate, i mean hate all of that cubase / steinberg stuff, $*^t GUI and even worse damn bad sound engines, to me that stuff just sounds awfull, even some people disagree and say "all software sounds the same" bollocks!! there not!
  15. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Protools is the best, because it's most-used by the biggest users, which by default allows the most options from 3rd. parties, along with the greatest ease of interface with others. Has almost nothing to do with ProTools quality perse, though it's quality is fine.

    For me, Steinberg Wavelab 5, is working out. I do NO interface with anyone else, other than the completed wave/.mp3. I use MONO almost exclusively(I do voiceover), so multi-track is not a need(Though it is a supreme stereo program(Maybe THE supreme?), and up to surround.). Everything I need to do what I do is included and 3rd. party options are available(VST/DX plug-ins, etc.). Quality is high, learning curve steep, tech support unparalelled. Many RECORD on another program and MASTER(Tweak and "finish" the production) with WL5...

    Adobe Audition would be a strong contender, for me, for multi-track work. Frankly, I don't like Adobe, their tech support(For OTHER software, in the past) has been lacking, for me - but Audition was made by another company and purchased by Adobe - who seem to have maintained/upgraded it well(?) - Adobe does "know" software! Very simple to use(Relatively speaking.), very flexible, very powerful, very nice.

    Recent gear: Beyer Dynamic DT-770 headphones. Also, very nice...

    Teddy G.
  16. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    for tracking i use cubase SX3 i used to master with wavelab (and would continue) but i dont do mutch mastering so i couldnet warent buying the software. a also use acid and reason.

    last product purchased KEL HM1
    last pruduct DYI LDC mic
  17. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    favorite DAW is Digital performer (actually, I don't know anything else!) Last purchase was a second K2 to record percussion in stereo- had a session last sunday and it was great-
  18. georgyj

    georgyj Guest

    Samplitude!! It is top for mastering, broadcast and classical recording/ editing, and it is really fast ( much faster editing than Slow Fools ). Midi is mediocre and Version 8 is brand new and a little buggy at the moment. But nevertheless I prefer it over all. :D
  19. ShellTones

    ShellTones Guest

    I like the Cakewalk stuff.
  20. 187

    187 Guest

    Im just getting started in the production arena and my fav program as of now is Reason 3.0 and Im waiting for my new monitors to arrive they are the Alesis Prolinear DSP 820's.

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