What Software Do You Use?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by NickD, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. NickD macrumors 6502a

    NickD

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    I'm going to be taking my digital audio recording more seriously now, and wanted to see what different software some fellow Mac users are using to lay down their tracks. If you could just list the name of the app and it's duty in your software arsenal, I'd be very grateful!

    Thanks,
    NickD
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    electronic composition: Reason, Sibelius
    recording & mixing: ProTools LE
    music post-processing: DSP-Quattro X, iTunes w/ LAME
    sound design: PTLE, DSP-Quattro X
     
  3. Plumbstone macrumors regular

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    Writing : Logic Pro, Ableton LIVE
    Recording/Mixing : Pro Tools HD3
    Post : Analogue outboard, + wavelab if needs be

    As for plug-ins, too many to mention really but a few stand outs, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes Bundle, Waves Diamond, NI Komplete 4.
     
  4. Loge macrumors 68020

    Loge

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    Composition: Logic Pro / Sibelius
    Engraving: Sibelius
    Audio editing: Amadeus Pro
    Transcribing: Transcribe
     
  5. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Recording - logic 7

    Editing - Peak Pro 5

    Composing and all other general audio sequencing ABLETON LIVE (occasionally with Reason 3.0 Rewired to it)

    Back into Peak for "mastering"

    :)
     
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  7. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I write stuff in Reason

    I also use Reason for synthy stuff, despite the accusation that it usually sounds thin (which it does). When you get really capable with Reason, you can actually make it sound fantastic...

    For everything else, Logic and Cubase (try and use Logic, as it sounds far better).
     
  8. Rollershapple macrumors regular

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    Reason 2.5, FL5XXL(On My Pc). Audacity to chop samples.
     
  9. Eastend macrumors 6502

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    Have the final cut suite, so I usually just go ahead and use Soundtrack Pro for audio editing.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Reason 3 (Version 4 is going to be very nice, Thor is fantastic and it's nice to be able to change time sig and tempo now)

    Live 5, Garageband and just started to use Cubase again now I have my sampler working.
     
  11. Bow Rekk macrumors member

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    Didn't know you could use sibelius and reason together. I'll have to look into sibelius 5.

    I used to use sibelius 2/3/4 but the tempo changes never worked properly so it was useless for anything except a score writer (which it does well).

    I use Logic Pro for what I used to use sibelius for and it does all the articulation, dynamics and tempo changes provided you take the time to set it all up in the environment. I also use Logic pro for audio recording, editing, production which I prefer to cubase for all those.

    You can't do enough with reason on it's own for what I want to do so I don't use that anymore either although I know a lot of people who use it all the time.

    I heard Logic 8 is out in a week. I'm almost certain it is not going to happen though.

    I don't know if you can get a student discount but Logic with that is a bargain.
     
  12. cschreppel macrumors regular

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    At home...

    Pro Tools LE 7.1.1 - recording/mixing/editing/mastering
    iTunes - reference and rough mix playback, various file conversions
    Reason 3.0 - drum loops, synths, etc.

    At work...

    Nuendo 3 - recording/mixing/editing
    WaveLab - 2 track and 5.1 editing/mastering/DVD authoring/RedBook CD burning
     
  13. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    Some of the programs I regularly use:

    Sound synthesis and soft synths:
    Reaktor 5
    Csound 5 / Cecilia
    Soundhack
    Reason 3
    (Sculpture, and tons others inside Logic Pro)

    Audio and or Midi DAW:
    Logic Pro 7
    Pro-Tools M-powered 7
    Ardour 2

    General audio file editing:
    Audacity
    Cool Edit Pro 2

    Notation:
    Sibelius
    Lilypond

    Many samples from East West, VSL, Toontrack, Spectrasonics, others.

    Lots of good Linux audio apps here: http://apps.linuxaudio.org/

    I use LAME 3.97 or higher for all mp3 encoding.
     
  14. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    Logic Express
    MAGIX Soundpool (sound collection) and Music Studio 11/12 on a Windows system.
    Garageband-podcast creation
    Plugins from Computer Music mag.
     
  15. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    HOME STUDIO: Digital Performer 5.11 & Reason 3

    OFFICE: Digital Performer 5.11, Reason 3 & Pro Tools 7.1 HD3
     
  16. NickD thread starter macrumors 6502a

    NickD

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    Very cool everyone! I'm using (currently):

    Reason 3
    Logic
    GarageBand
    Audacity
    ProTools LE
     
  17. BCains macrumors regular

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    Pro Tools LE/HD: Tracking & Mixing
    Reason 3: Electronic Composition
    Garageband: Laying down ideas
     

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