Acid PRO Alternative For Mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by coleg, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. coleg macrumors regular

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    When I used to use a Windows PC way back... there was a program I used to record music and lay tracks, rearrange and all.

    It was called Acid PRO.

    Is there a free or not so expensive alternative to Acid PRO for Macintosh?

    I've talked to people, and they say that Macs are great for recording and making music, but I'm yet to see why.


    Help?


    Love,
    Cole
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Seeing as Acid Pro isn't free or inexpensive, the comparable alternatives for Mac are also pro level commercial programs

    Abelton Live! is a program that excels at loop playback under real-time control
    http://www.ableton.com/

    Propellerheads Reason is a complete music production studio (with the exception of sampling) and ReCycle is a loop-production tool a la Acid.
    http://www.propellerheads.se/index.cfm

    GarageBand is adept at combining loops with other material

    Yowstar G is a loop mixing program
    http://www.yowstar.com/more.php?id=5_0_4_0_M

    Check for shareware on www.versiontracker.com

    Many more threads on Mac music software at
    http://www.macmusic.org/home/?lang=EN

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  4. coleg thread starter macrumors regular

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    With my educational discount, Soundtrack PRO is looking quite nice.

    It has multitrack recording right?

    Also, it looks like this is a new product, is it shipping yet, or at local Apple stores?


    Cole
     

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