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Old 26-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Free Software Sequencer closest to Logic?

Hi,

I've got a Mac desktop computer that I run Logic on, but I recently bought a 55 MIDI keyboard with the idea of connecting it to my Netbook PC and composing on the go. Need advice on sequencer software. It can be pretty basic...all I need is to be able to record MIDI to one or two tracks, and a built in softsynth piano sound. I'll then be importing anything worthwhile into Logic for actual production work.

The keyboard I bought came with Ableton Live Lite, but I've just started going through the manual and it seems pretty different to Logic. Can anyone suggest a free sequencer that I may like, or should I stick with Ableton since I have an authorised copy of that?

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Old 26-03-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Free Software Sequencer closest to Logic?

Garageband, it should be included in your Mac, if it's not too old.

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Edit: For PC there's really nothing similar. But every DAW basically does the same thing.
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Re: Free Software Sequencer closest to Logic?

Apart from Garage Band, you could try working with Ableton's arrangement view (the "linear" one) rather than session view (the one based on clips). To switch between views you just press TAB...

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Re: Free Software Sequencer closest to Logic?

Thanks for the quick reply.

The free software isn't for my Mac, it's for the Netbook, which is a Samsung one. But I assume Garageband is also free for Windows? I've always heard Garageband talked about, but it didn't occur to me for some reason. Does it have a piano roll the same as Logic?
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Re: Free Software Sequencer closest to Logic?

Garageband only runs on a mac.
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Re: Free Software Sequencer closest to Logic?

How about
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They're both free, work on Windows, and have MIDI support

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Re: Free Software Sequencer closest to Logic?

cant beleive nobody has said Reaper!
sure it's not free, but you get an unlimited, fully featured version for "evaluation"...

you should definitely try it, it's windows and OSX compatible and really powerful once you get your head round it!

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