What Program Do I need? Creating Music on Mac

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

  1. burto macrumors newbie

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    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

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    You should be able to basic stuff with GarageBand.
     
  3. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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  4. myca macrumors 6502

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    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

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

    What's your budget?
     

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