Getting Started on Recording? Cool Freeware Multitrack Program

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Drew, May 16, 2007.

  1. d00d00

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    I have a PODX3 as well, and there definitely is latency, no matter how much i change the buffer size. It's usually noticeable, especially on faster parts.
     
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    I got cubase 5, Ive tried running my guitar into my amp and amp into the line in, also tried it into the mic in, I have ASIO4ALL and still can't get the bastard to work for me, Ive gone into the soundcard options and tried with the stereo on and off, nothing is muted. I have no clue of what the F!@k is going on. my soundcard is a realtek ac97, if I go out an buy an asio soundcard will all my problems be solved ?:scratch:
     
  3. ShreddingDragon

    ShreddingDragon Silence the discord

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    Somewhat off topic, but someone talked about using Mic input on the first page of this thread and I remembered one epic fail from years ago...

    I plugged my RG7321 straight into the front panel Mic input of my computer, no POD in between, nothing. Result: 3.5mm jack adapter melted, smoke from the mic input.

    So don't try this at home :D
     
  4. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    I had the same problem when using Xubuntu. The lowest latency I ever managed to get without xruns was about 40ms! Then, I migrated to Arch Linux, and all of a sudden I can get lower latencies than I could with Windows+Asio+Sonar! (using integrated Intel soundcard, unfortunately :D) My latency settings are at about 10ms at the moment, and it works fine :)
    I believe the high latency is caused by all the garbage included in Ubuntu (which is why I threw it in the bin :wallbash:)

    Ardour is a very good program by the way! Takes a while to get used to though, since the user interface is not that much like Cubase or Sonar, and also you might want to RTFM :D Took me quite a while to understand how the Jack configuration thing with all the connection settings etc. work without reading anything...
     
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    I used kristal a lot a few years back and it really is pretty good but I kind of prefer audacity for it's simplicity in some regards.
     
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    Reaper is my favorite. It's cheap and you can try it for free. Works on OS X as well (although I don't see the point of getting an overpriced PC, cos that's what a Mac is inside the pretty box anyway). About the tutorial, there you go:
    ReaperTutorials - CockosWiki

    As for an audio interface, I'd recommend POD Studio. The cheapest one is GX and it does it's job well. Plus, you get POD Farm VST, which makes things a lot easier when it comes to reamping.

    FYI: PODs Studio (all models), XT and X3 have the same modelling implemented. They sound the same, they just differ in outputs and model packs included.
     
  7. chaosxcomplex

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    Anyone know if the KRISTAL program supports the multi-out on EZDrummer?
     
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    I use an older Tascam US-122 interface. It has 2 XLR/Line in and USB out (plus some MIDI stuff I NEVER use). I come directly out of the back of my Line 6 SpiderVavle MKII head and it gives plenty of good tone. It works with Garage Band, Sonar, Audacity, and probably some others. I've used it in OS X, Win, Linux (various flavors).
     
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    Zynewave Podium

    For anyone interested in a free multitracker, you might also want to take a look at Podium. It's simple, works with VST(i)s, has MIDI support and whatnot (see "About" section on their page. Great stuff.
     
  10. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    What VSTs and plugins would you recommend for basic mixing ? ie, compressor, EQ, reverb, other than the ones coming with the DAWs (reaper's REA stuff etc)
    I like voxengo stuff, their interface is way more intuitive when you begin imho.
     
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    poor mac users! windows are far worse off at least you get a DAW for free! i run audacity and i agree it sux but thats the only free thing us PC people get
    count your recording blessings good sir!
     
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    I have trouble with getting playback and I have no clue what it is, it is also saying my ASIO driver is not present or what not and I tried deleting it and redownloading, can anyone help me? (completely new to this)
     
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    MixCraft is where its at IMHO, you get a free 40 day(I believe) trial. I found the transition to ProTools very easy. They're pretty simlar and you can always delete and re-install it if you want to keep using it.
     
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    Clearly you haven't heard of Reaper...
     
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    I tried tangostudio (based on ubuntu 10.04), nice set of tools. I personally preffer Qtractor for tracking and Ardour for mixing and mastering purposes.
     
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    If your a mac user, and you don't mind spending a small bit of cash, then i highly recommend getting Logic Pro 9. It's developed by apple, and paired with MainStage 2 it's amazing.

    Logic Pro + MainStage = 230$.


    Or get Reaper, but it's just not as good.
     
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    mr_rainmaker Resident Cherokee

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    I`ve been expermenting with
    Traverso



    not bad....


    but I`m going upgrade my old reaper
     
  18. KingAenarion

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    Logic and Reaper are in a different price bracket too. $60 vs. $200.

    Logic is nice but it does have its flaws and some people don't like the workflow.
     
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    I'd rather use Ardour in Ubuntu Studio. Reaper seems like a great alternative on Win.
     
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    MAGIX Music Maker 17 or higher with the content packs (drums, instruments, etc). It works great & is very user friendly. the drum loops sound great and are very useful for putting song ideas together or just jamming/practicing. The newer MAGIX Music Maker is over looked and is one of the best multitrack recording programs out there for the price (IMO), its definitely built for musicians. If you try it you'll see what I mean.

    Try to get it free if you know what I mean, wink wink.

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