What software do you use the most.

  • cmay
Posted: Fri, 12/18/2009 - 07:33
I been using windows XP and cubase LE and sonar LE along with the hard disc recorder when I started to use computers for audio recording. But when I got the sixth vira and had to reinstall I started using linux instead. I found 64studio and besides the learning curve there is much good software for audio recording in linux. What I find the most useful is hydrogen for drums. it is much better than any other solution I come across because it sounds alrigth and it is programmable very easy and intuitive. I use ardour and to me its very simple using instead of the others like traverso or gnu sound as example. But still sonar which I used a lot is the software I know the best up to now. There is a possibility to make a redbook master CD with linux and this is to my knowledge a expensive peice of software for the windows platform. the missing things is the VST instruments I know from cubase and there is really t much for the keyboard I think. all in all I have reinstalled windows xp and sonar/ cubase to make some use of the things I can get from these programs and plan to use both platforms even I would prefer using just linux for various reasons. I would like to hear from others what software is most used. also what you do with it. I am just recording demo tracks when I wrote some new songs. to me its fine as long as it can do that.

My workflow

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 12/18/2009 - 07:55
When taking a project from beginning to end I use the following software - Open office to handle the quotes and invoices - GnoTime to take care of the time logging - The usual: Jack & Ardour for recording - At edit and mix time, more software - Ladspa plugs, jkmeter, linuxDSP (LV2), etc. - Master time (if done by me) - Ardour, jamin, jkmeter, gcdmaster. This is the basic tools, but there are many others I use to solve issues, for instance I had to replace a bad piano take sent to me recently, by using the MIDI together with Rosegarden, LinuxSampler, and the free piano sample for the LinuxSampler website. Hope it gives an idea ;-) Cheers, Quentin

Thanks. I am just a hobby

  • cmay
  • 10/15/09
  • Sat, 12/19/2009 - 12:32
Thanks. I am just a hobby composer and I uses hard disk recorder for recording my guitars and harps ,banjo or what ever intruments I have. I play bass and guitar and blues harps my self but use the computer for drums. like I imagine is now the defacto standard of getting drums recorded. So to me 64studio is enough But apart from not having tried to make a actual master CD yet I find it pretty usefull for my needs. I seen more than one on jamnedo that makes electronic music on linux. this is a arera of music i dont know anything about. is there anyone that has experience with this. reason I ask is that I could might as well learn something from this. taking in consideration that I have to use some of the computers software for as example mainly drums but also maybe for keyboard .synth sounds .