best production software for windows

Discussion in 'Production' started by Fire starter, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Fire starter

    Fire starter Active Member

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    This week i have been toying around in fruity loops with the sample pack for informer by run tingz.
    i have never produced before but i have had a lot of fun trying do a remix of that track.
    i made an amen break with help from a youtube video. and have been using that pattern with the other samples from the remix pack.

    I am feeling really tempted to purchase fl. i havent tried any other software yet, whats the best software thats compatible windows ?
     
  2. Improbe

    Improbe New Member

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    I suggest you don't buy FL.. It's good when you are beginner but then you want to move to better stuff..
    If you should purchase.. buy Cubase.. It's the best imo..
     
  3. Fire starter

    Fire starter Active Member

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    cheers for the info, my mate who studys music production at collage said the same. im gonna get on the free trial of it now and see whats what.
     
  4. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    for me it's gotta be ableton, even if I could afford a mac and logic, I'd still probably stick with Ableton
     
  5. CH3SH

    CH3SH CH3SH - Naphalm Audio

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    Reason - For learning in a versatile and beginners fashion
    Cubase - To get down and dirty with the production fine tooth comb
     
  6. Neomind

    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

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  7. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    use whatever you want, and whoever says FL is shit - dont trust their opinions anymore, theyre NOT valid.
     
  8. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i dont think there is anything 'good' really, theyre all a fucking drag to be doing with, not userfriendly in the slightest, its pure math, not the jam you thought it would be at all. but get modplug tracker if you really want something quick and versatile.
    or, alternatively, buy yourself an harmonica, work your way up to the grand piano.
     
  9. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    I dont suppose anyone could tell me what either Serum or Bladerunner use?
     
  10. prettyherb

    prettyherb O I

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    I would say: download some demo's from cubase, reason, ableton,... and see what you feel the most. Than purchase that daw :)
     
  11. Fishy:)

    Fishy:) Active Member

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    This is a dumb rumour. FL is just as good as anything man:) Its all about skills, if ur good u can do anything with any DAW.
     
  12. Sweaty Teddy

    Sweaty Teddy Nob'ed

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    I started on FL when I started messing around with producing for jokes, tried cubase after a friend reccomended it to me and I stuck with it up until recently because I preffered the layout and my workflow was much better when using it, now I'm using the Mac and Logic combo.

    It's been said a million times before and it will probably be said another million times but it's all about your personal preference, they essentially all do the same thing just in different ways and for those that say FL is for begginers tell that to Spor because last I heard he uses FL to create the majority of his tunes and he definately isn't a begginer.
     
  13. Fire starter

    Fire starter Active Member

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    nice one. i think im gonna give FL a try for abit while im on a low budget and see what happens.
     
  14. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Biggest load of bullshit I ever fucking heard!

    It doesnt matter what DAW you use, it's your creativity and talent that makes the music. If you cant create anything good in FL, you aint gonna create anything good in any other DAW.

    It's not the DAW that makes your music good.....it's you...
     
  15. duttymonster

    duttymonster deep in the jungle

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    it is 'that thread' again, but i agree with the opinion that it's all about what you feel most comfortable working in.

    there are very few limitations to any of the top DAWs these days.

    i use Reason because i am most comfortable in it and the only thing i cant do in there is use VSTs, but i can
    use Reaper (free) for that and bounce it straight out.

    infact Reaper might be something you want to have a crack at to start with as it is free (sort of)
     
  16. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    reaper is great, but not free sadly.
     
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    duttymonster deep in the jungle

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    It's £25 for a single user license and you can evaluate it for as long as you want without limitations.

    that's pretty much free in my books especially when compared to the £500 you will fork out for cubase.
     
  18. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    really! £25 for reaper is a good deal.
     
  19. duttymonster

    duttymonster deep in the jungle

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    hence why i suggested it ;P
     
  20. CH3SH

    CH3SH CH3SH - Naphalm Audio

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    Hahahahaaa =D somhow thought id annoy someone, especially Neo lol
    Nah its all trial and error,
    Whats works for some wont necessarily work for you,
    But as someone mentioned earlier just download the demos and try out a few youtube tutorials to compare your results ;)