Sound Recording

MsPartonRMA

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Hi y'all

I would like to know for Apple Mac computers what is a good program to record music kinda like a sound studio, with autotunes to alter the voice or better it?

I'd like to to start recording music any help would be appreciated thank's
 

1050792

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Logic. Better optimized, cheap and easy to use. Cubase is full of bugs and performace issues while being very expensive, and iLok.
 

Cayden

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I’d probably start out with GarageBand. Once you get the hang of that, move up to Logic Pro X. Logic is essentially a MUCH better version of GarageBand, but it can be much harder to learn at first. I taught myself how to mix (with the aid of YouTube videos), and I found it quite easy to learn Logic after getting my foot in the water with GarageBand
 
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Fishrrman

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I found Cubase to have "the best blend" of power combined with ease-of-learning.

I also believe that Cubase's editing capabilities (for live audio clips) to be better than ANYTHING else I've seen. (that's for processing, selecting, moving audio).

I tried a demo copy of Logic, and found it clumsy and... well... intimidating.
Cubase... far better.
But... perhaps that's just me.
 
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Ploki

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Not just you, since there's plenty Cubase users.

I have ProTools, Cubase and Logic and by far I prefer Logic.
I went from Cubase SX3 to Logic, then bought 7.5 for collaboration purposes and wont bother to upgrade.

I find cubase cluttered and clumsy, and it's lack of multitrack phaselocked editing disturbs me.

not to mention i had nothing but issues with the eLicensers, and upgrades are expensive
 

casperes1996

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I found Cubase to have "the best blend" of power combined with ease-of-learning.

I also believe that Cubase's editing capabilities (for live audio clips) to be better than ANYTHING else I've seen. (that's for processing, selecting, moving audio).

I tried a demo copy of Logic, and found it clumsy and... well... intimidating.
Cubase... far better.
But... perhaps that's just me.

Funny. I feel the exact opposite. Everything you said I would agree with, if you swapped Cubase and Logic around in your statements, hehe. But personal preference varies :)
 

brdeveloper

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I think GarageBand hides some interesting features that are exposed in Logic. It's like using WordPad instead of MS-Word. You can give a try, but it won't give you the real notion of using a complete DAW. Reaper is cheaper, but you'll have more effort finding much of its hidden features.
 

Boyd01

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Apple used to offer trials for Final Cut, Aperture and Logic, but no longer does
Apple still has a fully functional 30 day free trial of Final Cut Pro: https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/trial/

Aperture was discontinued in 2015. I don't ever recall a free trial of Logic, but maybe I just missed it? FWIW, I also started out with GarageBand many years ago, and it's surprisingly powerful. Since you already have it, and it's free, why not give it a try? I upgraded to Logic Pro in 2012 and found it an easy transition. It will also open Garageband files.
 

casperes1996

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Apple still has a fully functional 30 day free trial of Final Cut Pro: https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/trial/
Hm. I thought they stopped that a year or so after the Mac App Store.

Aperture was discontinued in 2015. I don't ever recall a free trial of Logic, but maybe I just missed it? FWIW, I also started out with GarageBand many years ago, and it's surprisingly powerful. Since you already have it, and it's free, why not give it a try? I upgraded to Logic Pro in 2012 and found it an easy transition. It will also open Garageband files.
I mean, I could also just be experiencing the Mandela effect, but fairly sure there was a Logic trial once. But hey, I was wrong about the FCP trial having stopped, so might be wrong here too.

Agree with your point about starting with GB though
 
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