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Old 10-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Yeah Yeah is offline
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Default Software Recommendations (garage band alike)

Hi guys, I used to have an ipad but now I don t anymore. Is theRe any free/downloadable software that you could recommend for good recordings. I already have audacity, but I am looking for a program that I can use to make some good bases (drums, bass, keyboard) to play guitar and sing on them. Just like Garage Band, but for PC. Any suggestions??? What do you guys use for that kind of stuff??
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:56 AM
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Reaper is free to download/try, $60 to register it. It's a full-featured DAW, so there is a bit of a learning curve.

My music:

2017 Taylor 114ce-N
2012 Taylor 310ce
2011 Fender CD140SCE
Ibanez 12 string a/e
73 Epiphone 6830E 6 string (made in 71?)

72 Fender Telecaster
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone LP Jr
Chinese Strat clone ($25!)

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Seagull 'Merlin'
Washburn Mandolin
Luna 'tatoo' a/e ukulele
antique banjolin
Squire J bass
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:05 PM
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I also recommend this.
I use it since 2007 -- after trying Cubase and Traktion for a few years -- and I'm still happy with it...

Here's the url:

The user guide is free to download:
Using a Cuenca folk-jumbo with scratches and holes, miked by K&K:
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:18 PM
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I use Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Version and Adobe Audition CS6. I wouldn't want to be without either. X3 for it's midi applications and Pro Channel, and Audition for it's noise reduction and editing features. I can record audio with either application, but I have been using Sonar for making recordings, and Audition to do editing and final polishing.

Costs lots of money but it's worth it to me to have all those audio tools available on my computer.
2013 Martin D-35
1975 Martin D-18
2015 Pono DS-20
2010 Les Paul Studio
2010 Epiphone Les Paul 100th Anniversary Edition
2017 Gretsch G5422G-12 12 string Hollowbody
2003 Fender Telecaster
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