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02-23-2004, 08:41 PM
What software/hardware would you folks recommend to those of us who are wanting to create our own music and/or sound effects?

Let's make this post informative so that people can use it for a reference to answer newbie questions regarding music software/hardware. I'll start it off with my limited knowledge.


FL Studio - http://www.fruityloops.com


02-23-2004, 08:46 PM
I'm trying to learn how to use Scream Tracker. Once I feel like it, I'll try FrootyLoops.

I'll prolly never make anything geat though. I'm just doing it for the fun (like JK editing).

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02-23-2004, 08:50 PM
i use

Soundforge 6.0
Acid Pro 4.0 (http://www.sonicfoundry.com)
Multitrack Studio Lite (http://www.multitrackstudio.com/)
Noteworthy Composer (http://www.noteworthysoftware.com/)
a few random programs

Ibanez DTX-120 (http://members.aol.com/DrkJedi82/guitar.jpg)
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=040223204320172135229028196610/g=guitar/search/detail/base_pid/151339/)
Boss DS-1 Distortion (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=040223204320172135229028196610/g=guitar/search/detail/base_pid/151258/)
DOD FX86b Death Metal Distortion (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=040223204320172135229028196610/g=guitar/search/detail/base_id/35154)
DOD FX68 Super Stero Chorus
DOD FX82 Bass Compressor
Danelectro DD-1 Fabtone (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=040215203424172201188176694145/g=guitar/search/detail/base_pid/151852/)
George Dennis Wah Wah Switch
Digitech RP100 (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=040223204320172135229028196610/g=guitar/search/detail/base_pid/150174/) (mine is the same thing only without the artist presets
Fender Sidekick 10
Peavey TNT100
Cheap computer mics
Cheap 15 year old Yamaha keyboard
Korg GA20 Tuner
random borrowed items

wang is within all (http://www.googlism.com/index.htm?ism=wang&type=1)

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02-23-2004, 09:12 PM
goldwave, audacity, and modtracker. All of which you can get for free. But those are what I use for manupulating the sounds. I use fruityloops for the base.

When bread becomes toast, it can never go back to being bread again.

02-24-2004, 01:30 PM
Fostex MR-8 Digital Multitrack Recorder (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=040224132523068023145127536856/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/240239/) for recording (obviously).
FruityLoops (http://www.fruityloops.com/) for drums (and sometimes bass)
Goldwave (http://www.goldwave.com) to edit the tracks (if necessary).
CDBurnerXP Pro (http://www.cdburnerxp.se/) to make CDs (if I ever get around to it).

I'm not going to bother listing all my instruments processors, and pedals, though.

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Catalog of Electronic Components (http://www.chipcatalog.com) - Complete IC data sheets
National Electrical Code (NEC) Online (http://www.mikeholt.com) - Don't do wiring without consulting it. OR ELSE!

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02-24-2004, 01:39 PM
Cubase, Fruityloops & Cool Edit Pro.

Drugs & Stupidity, Tons of it. (http://www.astafford.demon.co.uk/)

Compos Mentis
02-25-2004, 08:32 AM
Fruity studio
Cubase SX
Logic Audio Pro
Sonic Foundy Sound Forge 6 & Acid pro
Izotope ozone for mastering (the direct x version, not the one for winamp)
Reason 2.0 & Recycle

VSTs include:
Muon tau pro 1.01
Native Instruments Battery
NI Kontakt
NI Reaktor 3.0 & 4.0
NI Traktor
NI Vokator
Ohm Force & Ohm Brothers and misc OHM plugs
Synapse Junglist 3.10
Waldorf PPG Wave
Arturia mini-moog
The entire waves budle plugin pack, including psp vintage warmer (mmmmmmsechz)

And then a ton of guitar/bass/drum effects/hardware/recording equipment that I won't list.

I'm going to school for audio production, so point any questions you have at me and I can probably help.

02-25-2004, 08:47 PM
Cakewalk Home Studio 2002 for recording
Fruity Loops for drums, DXi
Crappy midi keyboard, using with Gigastudio

EDIT: I forgot to mention my fav. plugins: The Izotope series: Trash and Ozone are the best DX plugs for any guitar player. Get yourself a good DI box or a nice preamp, plug direct into your computer, and you'll be amazed at the quality you can acheive!

Ibanez RG550 6-string
Yamaha BB604 4-string bass
Apex 420 condenser mic
Shure SM57
staudio Media 7.1 sound card (great for recording, has phantom power: check out www.staudio.com (http://www.staudio.com) and www.hoontech.com) (http://www.hoontech.com))
Hughes & Ketner, Marshall and Fender Amps (dist, solo, clean respectively)
Yorkville bass amp
All effects are done on the computer, until I get around to buying new pedals to replace my digital MFX units. 24 bit rocks http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

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