Audio Editing Software

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  1. benixau macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    I am looking for a good piece of multi-track audio editing software. For OS X 10.2 of course.

    I don't want it to be hardware reliant if possible (I know about the Digidesign series) but if the price is right, maybe.

    i remember my school having something like cubasis AV for it but i do not know what that became. Thanx for any help guys (and, no less, girls).
     
  2. boskie macrumors regular

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    Bias Peak V.3, i would say is the defacto for os 10.2.

    It seems as though they just announced version 4 at NAB. Cool.
     
  3. alset macrumors 65816

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    I think you are looking for Deck, not Peak. Both are developed by the same company (Bias). It's very basic, so it's really going to come down to your needs vs your cash. In this case, I'm going to recommend looking into the new version of DigitaL Performer (even though I hate that app, many people love it and use it to fuel studios). DP will be more the level of Cubase, since you mentioned that one. A release for X was just shown at NAMM.

    What are you trying to record? Are we looking at scoring a film or tracking a band? How much are you willing to spend?

    Dan
     
  4. boskie macrumors regular

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    As Alset says, it depends on what you want to achieve and what you want to ouput the final edited audio to/for.

    That's why i say Peak - as it is an audio editor not sequencer like DP and the like - as it can rec and output to nearly any type of audio compression known to man, both mac and peecee.
     
  5. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    have you looked into the Logic series? you can still take advantage of the "Big Box" promotion which will give you Logic Audio, a sampler, a bunch of high-quality synths, and virtual instruments, all for $250. it really is an amzing deal and very powerful and upgradable. they also offer quality affordable hardware solutions. plus, Apple owns Emagic now so you'll have great support for life. i've been doing computer-based composition and scoring for a long time and have tried many working environments and i find Logic and the Mac to be the most versatile, productive setup for a variety of uses. give it a try.
    http://www.emagicusa.com
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    I'll second what tjwett says, the Logic series is excellent as a sequencer and recorder, however, you really should look at ProTools LE with the M-box interface, sure it's a touch pricey, I can get it for around £275 over here, but it gives you industry standard recording and mixing, Focusrite mic amps and digital in and outs.

    Your original post didn't mention MIDI, and all the other systems described except the Bias systems are heavily MIDI armed, ProTools does MIDI but is an unashamed audio recorder/editor/mixer.

    ProTools is the best multitracker on the market at this level, you won't regret the extra cost.
     
  7. benixau thread starter macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    most helpful guys. thanx!
    obviuosly the less i spend the better.
    i am looking at tracking a band.
    i really wanted to avoid hardware dependance. i dontl ike being trapped to a single solution to use the piece of hardware i got.

    thanx again. i am looking at the solutions you guys told me about and i will report back. thanx
     
  8. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    hey, just a further note, the emi series from EMagic can be used with any application you want; Live, Reason, Logic, Cubase, etc. you'll only run into hardware dependence when using Pro Tools gear and software. download a Logic demo, you won't be disappointed, then again i'm biased towards Logic. have fun!
     

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