What Software Should I Get
To record the tracks from my trinity into the pc and can you reccomend one thats user friendly besides fruity loops,thanx in advance.
Good looking out Poman
Don't break the bank kid. This is all you need and much more.
Magix Music Studio 2004 deluxe-$70.00
I was and still am pretty raw at PC recording. I wanted to get into it but didn't know which way to go for sure. You're probably like me and kinda hesitant because some times PC recording software sounds like it's more trouble than it's worth, especially with all the terminology that fly around when software is discussed.
Ironically I was at Best Buy looking at music software and happened upon the discount rack. I bought one of, if not the first version Magix released for $1.99, that's one dollar & ninteynine cents.
I recorded audio directly to it, cut, copy, and pasted audio just like you would text in a word processor. No crazy business to go through, just straight forward editing. Remember, this was my first hands on experience with an audio editing software. I did exactly what you asked about as far as recording a 4 bar beat and copying it to make 8, 16, so on and so forth. I started messing around with the different tools to see what they did. While clicking on different menu bar items I ran across timestretching, the infamous term we hear so much about nowadays. This software made the art of timestrecthing seem like childsplay. I selected a piece of audio I had recorded, selected timestretch feature and just randomly changed a number in the timestretch pararmeter to see what it would do. It sped up the audio without changing the pitch. I thought to myself "Damn! No shit!". It did this pretty much instantly, no waiting while the computer processed the command. So then I took some vocals I had recorded on a minidisc and recorded them into this software. I then took a beat that I was messing around with, a beat that had nothing to do with these vocals, and recorded it on another track in this software. The vocals were for a song which tempo was 80 bpm(beats per minute). The beat was 93 bpm. I was able to cut the vocals up, use timestretch to speed them up where needed and placed them wherever I wanted along side the beat. I was tripping that I was doing all this in software that only cost me $1.99, that's one dollar & ninteynine cents.
Again, this was a very early version of Magix software so the effects available was pretty much just reverb and eq. But this software had a mixer view in which you tweak things just like any mixer. The mixer had aux ins and outs and also an master enhancer which was easy to use. Just click the value adjuster and add or subtract the amount of enhancement you wanted.
What I suggested about, Music Studio 2004 Deluxe is their latest offering. Just imagine the tools this latest version has, especially when the version I bought for 2 bucks probably is 5-6 years old.
Don't let anybody tell you that this is a toy editor. I gave you an example of some of the things I did, and trust me, I'm about as raw as they come when it comes to PC recording. Well, I know a little bit more about it thanks to my small investment in this software.
soundforge isnt a multitracker program. . .just record. . .add some effects. . .then clip. . .its one of the best out there for what it does (obviously that statement is an opinion). . .
I dunno, I record my beat in soundforge as a whole finished product
Say I record a 4 bar drum loop in track one...from then on would i just need to click and drag the rest of the pattern out?
soundforge work great