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Old 05-05-2014, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Searching a somewhat simple music program to create music with

Im searching for a music program where i can input my USB-recordings and listen to them while i add new sounds (especially instruments like drums,bass,guitar, etc).

I downloaded Ableton Live 9 but it is maybe unnessecary complicated to learn since i am going to use that many functions and maybe there is an more simple program where you still can put and add USB-recordings and add new sounds to them.

Psychedelic rock is the genre i much play and some electronic sounds can be good to have.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Audacity is free and super basic
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Psychedelic rock is the genre i much play and some electronic sounds can be good to have.
It seems that you would like the option of adding electronic sounds to your own USB recordings. In this case a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is the best approach IMO.

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Although Audacity is free and a great music editing tool, for multitracking it isn't convenient and doesn't offer software instrument (i.e. synths, orchestral etc.)

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I downloaded Ableton Live 9 but it is maybe unnessecary complicated to learn since i am going to use that many functions and maybe there is an more simple program where you still can put and add USB-recordings and add new sounds to them.
1) Although you need to invest some time in learning the principles of DAWs like Ableton, once you understand one, you can then apply this principle to others like Logic, Pro Tools etc. in the future.
2) Although you may only use a small percentage of the functionality offered by a DAW, it is always there waiting in the background, waiting to be explored. Once you're production skills increase, or your artistic ideas become more complex, you'll appreciate these options.

Are you on PC or MAC? Personally I use Ableton but started out years ago to make music with MAGIX. It is a solid entry level DAW with an active community. That being said, there are an abundance of tutorials online and in youtube for Ableton...
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can stack audio also in FL Studio(can make automations as well) and even use Virtual DJ! Oher options include Melodyne and SoundForge .
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A good website is that works like a program is audiotool

It could be the first result on google

Its free and you can all the perks instantly

It is really easy to use and you can make some great tracks

And it does not take up room and your computer since it is in the browser

And you can download your tracks off the site

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Old 01-15-2015, 01:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if ur looking for a simple DAW i recommend Reaper
the only downside is it doesnt come with any virtual instrument sounds except for one synth/pad
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Are you on PC or MAC?
This question is actually super relevant because if you're on a mac there's a good chance you have GarageBand built onto your HDD. It's not very powerful but it's a decent beginner's tool.

Otherwise I'm going to jump on the Ableton train. You can learn the basics of it in an afternoon. It looks more intimidating than it is, and unlike other DAWs, the more you master it, the more there is to discover. Before you know it, you'll be learning how to use even more powerful software.

Also, Ableton has a ton of extremely simple built-in tutorials. I'd recommend those over any youtube video if you're just starting out.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've been using Cubase, which is... ok, but I wouldn't recommend it.

I was initially trained on Pro Tools which is GREAT, but they want something like $700 for it so nuts to that. If only there were some decently seeded torrents for it.
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