cakewalk workalike?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by arenson, May 19, 2004.

  1. arenson macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2004
    When I used Windows, I found Cakewalk intuitive.
    I could inport wav files and make an internet radio program, or i could do midi. Or even notation.

    With garageband, i tired to import a file, but found there was no import utility. I tried dragging and dropping, but some files were rejected because they were 8 bit or something. Others seemed to load, but once loaded, I could not see them in the track or hear them.

    Well, I am looking for a way to make that happen, or the same with another program. i have seen a few things, like Deck, but they are hardly intuitive.

    Apple has a program --two--forget the name, a full version at 1000 dollars and a limited one.

    But wonderig what else is good, that doesn't have a heavy learning curve, that allows you to have many tracks, etc.

    i see cakewalk is only for Windows.

  2. JazzOne macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2004
    Soundtrack is a very solid program, but honestly, I don't understand your difficulties with GarageBand. I used Cakewalk for many years, and I found the transition to GarageBand to be rather pleasant. You may need to convert the sound files you want to use into aiff or wav files. Maybe someone else can tell you how to do that as I do not know. However, Soundtrack is not very expensive, and it is more powerful than GarageBand. I believe Soundtrack retails for $100. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. arenson thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2004
    Yes...I had to did, but now I see that I work within Itunes (I thought it was something for IPOD, which I am not interested in, so I didn't realize it).

    I was ableto convert things for the most part, except an AIFF file was then at double speed. I solved them by converting and reconverting to and from some format.

    Well, except for that, it has been pretty smooth. I just have trouble with learning curves, no matter ift hey are steep or not. But now it is working.

    Will keep Soundtrack in mind too.

    Thank you.

  4. Snarf! macrumors member


    Mar 10, 2004
    BG, Norway

    The Apple software you mentioned, (the one that costs 1000$), I used to have the low price one. I got it right after getting a mac, and it took me a only two weeks to master the basics. I`m using the 1000$ version now for my studio, but i recomend getting the cheap version for beginners. Its actually quite easy to use. And alot more advanced than anything else out there..

    Don`t worry about big Learning curve, just get lo...c.. :)

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