Which program are you using to make music?

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  1. Laadinek

    Laadinek New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am writing for a help and advise here. I am using Reason 3 and Cubase SX3 (but I don`t have no VSTs), I am not very satisfied with Reason - where I make samples and Cubase - where I complete the song by stacking samples (I don`t think I am using it in its full capacity), so I would like to know which program would you consider to be the best to make music in. Cheers. Benjy.
     

  2. boot

    boot Member

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    cubase for sho man. unless you got a mac, then get logic
     
  3. RAkoon

    RAkoon DuttyDubz

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    Iam really into Reason since 2002... now Ive R3.04. but I use Cubase SX3 too... not often. mostly for sample editing and stuff... yea logic is wicked too... got it for a wile but after I updated my hardware completely I never installed it again... :/

    peace. respect. :)
     
  4. TheMadStuntman

    TheMadStuntman TheMadStuntman

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    reason 3, its very easy to use, you can just stick a tune together no prob.
    I'm just starting with cubase...baffled..
     
  5. Dave_Akuma

    Dave_Akuma aka composite.human

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    acid pro 5 to put the tune together and cubase sx to mix it down :slick:
     
  6. 1992

    1992 Novantadue

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    Acid Pro 6 (purchased)

    I think Ableton is more powerful as it allows for effects side chaining but I can't get my head into it, its pretty difficult to go from Acid Pro where you can edit the actual wav files in real time, to ableton where everything is hidden and you have to toggle between two screens. I do like the built in sampler they have with it. I might try to play with it again but Acid Pro is more straight foward and easy.
     
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  7. atomsplitter

    atomsplitter New Member

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    I use Renoise and Sony Acid, a great combo IMO for IDM/DNB/Jungle music :D
     
  8. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    I use Cubase SX3 with Kontakt and loadsa VST's and thats it..........
    I have all my beats and synths saved as kontakt loops so i can just bring up a loop like in a DR Rex or a synth patch like in a VST synth straight off the bat without pissing about loading samples etc.....
    that is why Reason (or Acid don't get upset :teeth:) is still the best tool for speed and ease of use, it does not get in the way of the creative process by being time consuming but it does lack sound quality and control on mixdowns.
    To sum up:
    Reason or Acid for ease of idea creation and realization of creative ideas.
    Cubase or Logic for the quality but they are a bit technically deep to give you musical freedom.
    I don't use Reason or Acid because i have found quick ways of working in Cubase and shortcuts to save time.
     
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  9. sook

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    Nuendo 3 for the sequencing....
    most synthesis is done in a combination of
    reaktor and absynth.... i love the absynth waveshapper...
    and the 64 stage jump envelopes.....
    and the modular nature of reaktor....
    being able to mod synths... add parts of other synths
    to them etc etc....
    (thoroughly recomend watching the absynth
    tutorial dvd if people can get their hands on it
    inspiring stuff)
    sampling is mainly done inside kontakt 2.....
    love the kontakt filters....
    though truth be told i prefer to work mainly with
    audio inside the arrange page.... so most of the kontakt
    work i do is quickly bounced down.....
    then its really just URS compressors and eqs.....
    psp compressors and saturators delays and filters.....
    (mix saturator is old now but still an amazing program)
    and some of the waves plugs..... SSL plug is amazing...
    what it all boils down to though is good quality samples....

    EDIT..... and antares tube..... love it...
     
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  10. sook

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    i love keyboard shortcuts....
     
  11. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    I need something quick and easy for a Intel Macbook to make ragga tunes. Any suggestions?
     
  12. Sub-junkie

    Sub-junkie Alan Whyte

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    I can send you a CD with a whack of plug ins if you want them dude.Send me a personal email with your address and Ill send them thru the post.
     
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    Sub-junkie Alan Whyte

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    I use Reason 3 for making the tunes thenmaster the individual tracks on Cubase SX3. Then I do my final compression on Wavelab
     
  14. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    I'd start by putting your Intel Macbook in the bin :teeth:
     
  15. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Nah mate, if its good enough for Liam Howlett, its good enough for me...
     
  16. Sheer Kahn

    Sheer Kahn Frequency Specialist

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    I use FL for all my shit, everything is quick and reasonably easy to do.
     
  17. hightimesrecord

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    Logic on the Mac all the way mate. a bit pricey though, but you can pick up logic express for about a £100. the good thing about logic is they have onboard synths, samplers,etc. as for third party VSTs, AUs, if your skint like me, theres always a place called demonoid.com.
    hope you get it going soon.
    ps Battery3 all the way for your drums!!!
    respect
    high times

    http://www.soundclick.com/hightimesUK
     
  18. sook

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    or kontakt...
     
  19. tfreak

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    !!!!!!!!!!RENOISE!!!!!!!!!! - sequencer&sampler
    Ableton - live performance
    MC303 - sample source
    VST Pholscyon - Acid sounds
    Sound Forge - Record/cut
    VST GLITCH - To modify samples
     
  20. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Cheers mate!