Sequencing: Live or FL Studio

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  1. Rerailed

    Rerailed New Member

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    I'm buying Reason 5 when I get enough moolah. I want a nice sequencer that has a simple interface and everything is integrated together.

    For sequencing my Reason synths, should I get Live or FL?

    My trial for live ran out for live and i didn't use it a lot because I didn't have a midi controller(M-Audio Keyrig 25) at the time.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    I hate ableton... can't get my head around the wanky interface.

    I would say FL cos it's cheaper, but if you're on MAC, then get Logic. If you're on PC, get Cubase.


    Even the express versions will be good enough to start out on I think.
     
  3. Rerailed

    Rerailed New Member

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    When I was fooling around with ableton everything was too complicated. Anyway, Logistics uses the Reason + Cubase combination.
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Precisely ;)
     
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    I can't find Cubase Sx but I can find essential. If I got cubase essential would it be fine for sequencing?
     
  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i wouldnt go for any LE versions, doesnt seem conductive to me.
     
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    I cant afford the reason and cubase at the same time so should I get reason and cubase studio or reason and wait so i can get normal cubase?
     
  8. dexter

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    maybe you should try what you want and enjoy, what other people like and what producers use is really of no value.

    why do you need a midi controller to use live?
     
  9. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    ableton has a manual mode but to use that program to your advantage you need the midi controller. my brother has the one thats like a notepad with mpc drumpads all over it. among other things, he uses it to trigger parts of the song so he does the arrangement live.
     
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    i disagree. you need a midi controller just as much as you need one for any other daw, unless we are talking performing live, but i assume we arent.
     
  11. Robmobius

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    Gotta' say I found Ableton very easy to use... But that's just me.
     
  12. T Leaf

    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    if your talking about having rewire functionality use jeskola buzz as a sequencer. Its very complex but i haven't found anything that can't be controlled by its midi yet.

    Reasons:

    Do this because its free.
    Do this because you can then migrate your sound theory to pretty much any platform after learning where things go and how they are routed.
    Do this because you'll be doing something rather than nother until you can get a copy of cubase and reason.

    Also talking about producers. Martsman uses buzz and he's gotten tracks signed to Med School.

    Its how you use it :) hth
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    martsman is sick!
     
  14. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    buzz is still around? and free? alright ok shit fuck well i had no idea. pretty exciting, i used to write on buzz back in early 2002.
     
  15. T Leaf

    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    Logikz: yep its still around mate, i still use buzz hehe!
    It's had a shit, shower and a shave since 2002, they made a (much needed) new release which fixed alot of that track crashing and stuff with a few internal tweaks, also the synth model is much nicer. Still uses the same format - the hexidecimal pattern editors,the straight forward numbered sequence lanes and the routing layout also some of the buzz community heavyweights released alot of nice custom trackers, samplers, synths and stuff.
    Unwieldy tracker's (Utrk) functionality rivals that of kontakt and the likes... but for absolutely free! :D

    Guys, if you live for the challenge, download it and add it to your production arsenal!
     
  16. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    i use a combination of reason & cubase :)
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    right i heard about that, apparently a buzz sampler wossname thats for free has the best soundquality of all. no aliasing whatsoever. anyway im getting it, going to be fun to mess with again.
     
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    id use FL for the ease of automation and the great mixer.