Suggest A Good Music Program (PC)

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  1. lancer

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    After Muzikools site, I want to get back into doing music again as i did in england, i used to use Cubase ( i think that was what it was called), is there anything like that, basically a program that you can create music on your pc?


    well in searching i found cubase, i think i'm just going to go with that, who knows perhaps muzikool will have to save a slot for me.
     
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  2. kcnychief

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    Something good for mixing/matching/editing/cutting music would be Sonic Foundry's Sound Forge - amazing product

    http://www.sonicfoundry.com/
     
  3. lancer

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    thanks KC, for the sound forge program, can i actually create music on the pc, or do i need to purchase instruments to record onto the product?
     
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    I have worked with DJ computing, pretty much setting up computers for DJ's. Using many types of software, but most (any good ones) are over $40.

    If you are interested in those types I will give you names and links.

    Mixing and matching already made songs, Audicity of course.
     
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    Sound Forge is just an editing program (my favorite, though! I use it almost daily). To actually create music ex nihilo, there are a few good tools on this page. Cakewalk might be what you want.
     
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    Yeah, SoundForge is primarily for editing, although I have done some tracks that I have recorded via a microphone. I have found from comparison however the sound quality of a track recorded via SoundForge is not as high as other programs, like Cake Walk for example as Petros suggested
     
  7. lancer

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    Has anyone here use cubase recently, its about $560 so $40 would be ok to :) i'll look at cakewalk

    petros what do you do to work with sound forge all day?

    edit: well i followed that MS link and it also touted cubase, i think thats what i am going to go for....

    Thanks all
     
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    I don't work with it all day anymore; most of what I use it for now is to make ringtones lol... When I worked in radio, though, I used it a ton to produce ads, PSAs, and liners.
     
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    Once again, I second Audacity... For a free program (or even most paid ones) it's pretty decent. Also, Cakewalk is really good for recording - SoundForge was pretty good a few years ago so I'm sure it's even better now. If you want more dj type software I would recommend VirtualDJ - it's the best dj software I came across yet.

    To create different instrument's sounds on your pc you will probably have to go midi. The only good midi program I can recommend would be Garageband for Mac, but since you said pc...

    Here is a list of software packs that I found. - Most of them will probably support a little keyboard input via midi to which you could setup virtually any instrument to.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/key/navigation?EC=5269&N=100001+305268

    Good Luck :)
     
  10. lancer

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    I plan on concentrating on VST within whichever program i use, so for now i wont need a keyboard.