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Old 27-02-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Software to produce music

I'm begining in electro production and I want to know :

What software do you use to produce your songs ? What is the "best" software ?

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Old 27-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: Software to produce music

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to come out and be an early adopter. It's going to be the "best" DAW ever .

Else Ableton or FL Studio would be good to demo.
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Old 27-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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Re: Software to produce music

And Scyn knows (and a few others) that I'm going to say that "the best DAW is the one you pick/buy and learn through and through".

DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation.

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Old 27-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #4
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Re: Software to produce music

Thanks !

Actually, i try to use Logic Pro. What do you think about this software ?
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Old 27-02-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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Logic is fine too. Some people really enjoy it.

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Old 27-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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Re: Software to produce music

Nothing wrong with Logic, seems like a solid DAW. I used it a bit trying to teach a friend about production.

There is also:
Reaper
Cubase
Personous Studio One
MuTools
Reason

...and I'm sure I'm missing a few

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Old 27-02-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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Re: Software to produce music

Like Evelon said, there's no such thing as "best DAW". Each one has its ups and downs. I started out with Reason and I think that, for learning its very good. You can just look at things and understand them because you can follow the cables and everything is very visual. Now days I mostly use Ableton Live because you can use plugins in it and it has very good audio manipulation abilities. But I also use Reason for its synths and samplers and stuff.

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You need: mixing, mastering, premastering MIDI composition and generative tools.

Is any one DAW mentioned perfect for you in all the phases of production? I don't know, but would not bet on it.

I mean with the specialized composer standalones that have been in development since the 90's, that can connect to these audio hosts, you should take a look at those too, at hitsquad.com.

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Old 28-02-2013, 03:38 AM   #9
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Probably bitwig because it's pretty much Ableton but all new and shit
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Old 28-02-2013, 05:54 AM   #10
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when does bitwig come out? and what makes it better then ableton/cubase ..? any idea how much bitwig will cost?
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Old 28-02-2013, 06:16 AM   #11
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Re: Software to produce music

Logic pro is great for a number of reasons, you get to start off with a shitload of sounds and presets, like 10 different synths, a drum sequencer and a sampler, plus enough FX to make literally anything you could ever want.

The ONLY real gripe I have with it is that working with MIDI (beyond just inputting notes from a MIDI keyboard), is awkward and inefficient, especially because AUs can't output MIDI. There are workarounds, but its not great.

If you have Logic and you like it, stick with it. Its a great piece of software.
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Re: Software to produce music

I were to chose Ableton when I started out, and I never looked back.

It's a great DAW, I've never encountered any limitations with it, and it always suprises me with new techniques and workflow abilities.

Tho, I can not compare it with any other DAW's, as I've never used another.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #13
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Re: Software to produce music

In order to continue the "different answerer, different answer" theme going here, I'd recommend you take a look at Ableton Live (The demo is free, download it from ableton.com).
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when does bitwig come out? and what makes it better then ableton/cubase ..? any idea how much bitwig will cost?
I don't think anyone can really answer that at this stage..all I know is they are still in beta testing phase..so god only knows how long it will be before it hits the market.

Still, I hope they will offer it a low price to start, rather than launching it up there in the same area, price-wise, as the current big boys.

Guess we can all dream.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:32 PM   #15
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I say try the demos of each DAW see which one you like the layout of and then put in the hardwork and learn the DAW! Im using logic over albeton becasue I prefer Logics layout but other people like abletons layout more then logics, its all about to personal choice.
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ableton is best, fl is for amateurs

No seriously. It's just like picking a car. Both cars will get you form A to B, but the ride may differ.

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:42 AM   #17
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There's no software to make music, you need gear and a 4 tracks tascam to record straight on tape.
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I'd start with fruity if I were you. Its got good layout and good stock stuff.

good automation triggers.

All you need for electro
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Re: Software to produce music

I use sonar, I'm trying to move to ipad and maybe pro tools. There really isn't a "best" software. Music can be made and/or recorded in any software. Course some are more tailored to certain types of music. I use sonar, but I wouldn't say it's great for a beginner to make electronic music. You might also consider getting something like maschine or mpc studio and plugging it into any major daw. Think about how you want to make music and find something that is right for you and something that inspires you to create something as original as possible.
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For a beginner i would suggest two options, Ableton 'cause it is full of tutorials about anything and Studio One 'cause it is the most intuitive and quick workflow. But any DAW does the job, you can select one by the logo if you want.

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