Which Application? PLEASE HELP ME!

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by joehearty, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. joehearty macrumors newbie


    Apr 30, 2006
    Hi there, how are you?

    Im new here. My name is joe, i'm from the north east of scotland, i play in a bunch of bands/projects and record using my power book and Cubase SX.

    Years ago, when i first immerced myself in electronic music of all kinds using my dads old pc - i was able to create sample patterns and sequences using fuity loops and an old microphone.

    These days i have resorted to manually recording all drum/sample loop ideas in real time due to my lack of mac application knowledge. I would LOVE to be able to manipulate samples and sequences like i did in the old days, but have yet to find a mac based equivelant to fruity loops.

    Could somebody please tell me if such an equivelant exists? And if not, what the closest thing available is? Id like to be able to build songs using sample patterns with as much control as possible.

    thanks, hope you can help
  2. airkarol macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    If you want to keep making music with loops, garage band is a great start. You can always try logic express, and if you like that, upgrade to pro. Don't go right to pro, because if you get express, you upgrade to pro paying only the difference in the two prices, so you dont loose anything trying it.
  3. beatsme macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2005

    GarageBand is a great choice for what you want to do. You might want to check out iDrum as well. iDrum is a software-based drum machine that can be used either as a plug-in for GarageBand or as a stand-alone application...it's cheap, too, around $60USD I think.

    Whatever you decide, spend the money for a decent sound card. M-Audio has a good reputation...I have an M-Audio 2496 in my G4 and I freakin' love it.

    best of luck :)
  4. joehearty thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 30, 2006
    hi guys,

    Thanks for the input!

    I think i have a version of garage band that came with my power book installed, but it doesn't seem to do very much - perhaps i have an incredibly basic version? I'll try aquireing a copy of iDrum though, i think this might be my best bet (i seem to remember i friend of mine using it, and it being quite good).

    Sound card wise im using an m-audio mobile pre usb at the moment, and it seems to be doing a good job. M-Audio seem to be fairly reliabel in general - i was even thinking about buying the m-powered 7 pro-tools as its now mobile pre compatible - thoughts?

    Anyway, ill scout around for copy of garage band and iDrum and let you know how i get on. Thanks again for your messages!

  5. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    Ableton Live is what I use, I love it. It has everything you need

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