Which Recording program and Computer do you use?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Kurt Foster, Aug 1, 2004.


Which Recording program and Computer do you use?

  1. Other (please specify your platform)

  2. Reason (please specify your platform)

  3. Cool Edit (please specify your platform)

  4. Nuendo / Cubase on PC

  5. Nuendo / Cubase on Mac

  6. PT on a PC

  7. PT on a Mac

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • AT5047

    The New AT5047 Premier Studio Microphone Purity Transformed

  1. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    audiokid and I have been having a private discussion in regards to this topic.

    We are curious as to which way RO members are leaning. Are you on PT with a Mac? PT with a PC? Nuendo / Cubase, Reason, Cakewalk, Cool Edit, etc or a stand alone system with an analog or digital console? Please share your thoughts with us so we can tailor the forum to be of the most help to all of you.. .
  2. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    Home Page:
  3. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    I wouldn't take my preference as any kind of "pro" opinion, but I'm happy with Nuendo 1.61 (soon to get v2) on my P4 PC I recently built (it screams!). For the Record - I track to a Roland VS-2480 (with the Data Compression bypassed in "M24" mode), and simply export these 24 bit Waves to CD-R, and import into the PC/Nuendo. Makes for a VERY portable combo, IMO (I track "on location" or in our practice room, and mix at home)

    Later :cool:
  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    I use Digital Performer on a mac but there was no choice available so I used other...
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
    Home Page:
    Money wasn't an issue so PT on a Mac was my personal choice.

    I love the poll and am excited to see the results however, IMO, the majority of DAW users results here will log there budget and not what was best choice in that price range. More like tons of domestic cars and then there is...

    PT isn't the best in the world... it's really more about what I like and what makes the most sence to me with my understanding of the entire music business... PT shouldn't be polled in the same league as a $1000 or there abouts budget DAW set-ups.

    I'll make a prediction that Nuendo ojn PC has the market share for "Home Recording" DAW'S.
  6. Ben Godin

    Ben Godin Active Member

    Jun 5, 2004
    Charlotte, NC, USA
    Home Page:
    I use Nuendo and Sequoia on pc, i have grown accustomed to Nuendo and i find that it is the most flexible and easiest to manage of the sequencers. I use Sequoia in my built mastering console and i am looking into investing into Sadie in the next couple of years. :cool:
  7. johnthemiracle

    johnthemiracle Active Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    vienna, austria
    Home Page:
    i use logic on a mac! very smooth...
  8. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
    Home Page:
    Logic on my Macs, SX on my PC(because the Mac version SUX).

    Secondary DAW is DP4, so another vote for other.

  9. MadAudio

    MadAudio Guest

    Vegas 5 on a PC (Dell Dimension 8300).
  10. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Sonar SE 3.1.1 on PC. Bought the PE upgrade, haven't had time to install yet :?
  11. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    Pro Tools 6.0.2 on mac OS 10.2.8.

    Lot's of ProTools haters out there. But if your only gonna learn one program it's gotta be Pro Tools cause thats what the vast majority of studios are using.
  12. golli

    golli Active Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    PT 5.3.1 on a PC ( home built ASUS/AMD based system). And Sound Forge 7.0 and CDA 5.0 to finish up projects.
  13. BladeSG

    BladeSG Guest

    PT LE 6.4 and Logic 5.5.1 on the PC. These are the 2 easiest to learn sequencers. :D
  14. hamish

    hamish Guest

    PT LE 6.4 on Mac 15" powerbook through digi002r ...I chose this because I am also studying advertising and the Mac gives me some great options in both the artistic and musical spheres- Im in a fair bit of debt now though as a result...being 20 its kind of daunting, specially when I d like to buy some nice pre's and mic's soon too, but why spend all your time worrying about what you don't already have- learn to use what you've got... I don't mind tools at all, and used Nuendo for a few years before- they both have their pro's and con's (as do most things in life) ..whatever floats your boat really
    Cheers, and interesting thread!
  15. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Woodbridge, Va
    Home Page:
    I'm running Nuendo 3 on a custom built Intel dual core rackmount DAW for my multitrack recordings. And Sound Forge for my 2 track editing work.
  16. igloo

    igloo Guest

    Digital Performer on a Mac
    great for scoring to video!

    I really don't like Pro Tools for midi sequencing that much. I only wish there would be better third party plug-in support for DP. For instance, the Vienna Symphonic Library only works with Logic or Giga, and not with Mach Five (motu's virtual sampler)
  17. Sckid Marq

    Sckid Marq Active Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Vegas 5 on a home built PC.
  18. sioux

    sioux Guest

    Digital Performer on a Mac. :)

  19. doulos21

    doulos21 Member

    May 26, 2003
    You guys probably wont believe this, but I cross platform several different platforms. I work with solo artists alot so i track in pro tools rough bounce the tracks and dump them in acid 4.0 then i mix in ear candy synced to the tempo then i dump the tracks out individually back into pro tools and output all my outputs to 16 tracks to a tascam dm24 and sum off of that, then i take the tracks and dump the stereo track through a 6 band compressor waves 10 band eq and attempt to project master then out to a spectrum analyzer to check and make sure i have everything right, Then i dump the project mastered tracks in cooledit to apply the fades and get the spacing of the tracks right and burn them seperatly to disk. Man im wore out just explaining it.
  20. beachhunt

    beachhunt Guest

    I definitely use Reason for production, but it's not a recording program at all, so...

    My vote went to "other", I use Sound Forge for single-track recording. I do use Adobe Audition for multitrack, though, and that's basically the next version of Cool Edit.

  • AT5047

    The New AT5047 Premier Studio Microphone Purity Transformed

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page