What Program Do I need? Creating Music on Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by burto, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. burto macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    can anyone recommend a program that I can use to cut up existing music tracks, re-assemble, add basic effects and record? I don't necessarily need to create beats but am hoping more to cut and mix existing audio in much the same way a DJ would cut and mix existing tunes into something new.

    Any ideas what program I can get my hands on that would do this type of thing?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    You should be able to basic stuff with GarageBand.
  3. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    Paris, France
  4. myca macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005
    Garageband would do pretty well, but it sounds like Abelton Live might be an option, if you don't mind the price tag, and a bigger learning curve in comparison to Garageband.

    As a side note, certain hardware (M-Audio keyboards, audio interfaces and such) often include a free cut down version of Live, maybe worth checking out!
  5. SoundByter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010
    I use sibelius (notation software), ableton live, and max/msp.

    What's your budget?

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