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Anyone use Ableton for making songs?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by lird12, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. lird12


    Mar 14, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    I need a great, easy to use music making software that has a lot of great virtual instruments and things. I want to plug my bass into my comp, record. Then do the rest with virtual instruments to give my band mates an idea of what I want the song to sound like. Will Ableton 8 Suite be good for this? Thanks!
  2. samurai1993


    Jun 6, 2010
    At least I don't like the way Ableton handle things, the interface is too messed up for me.

    I always recomend Reaper www.reaper.fm

    For simple demoing I just do Reaper + EZ drummer + soundfonts or free vst's for the rest of instruments. It's not very realistic, but it makes the work.

    I would take a look at Mixcraft: http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/

    As close to Garageband as you can be, ease to use. I just like Reaper because it's made like a rock, and works with everything you throw into it :hyper:
  3. lird12


    Mar 14, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    Thanks, I've tried mixcraft. It was okay. The interface felt kinda cheap to me and the virtual instrument weren't amazing from what I remember. I'll look into Reaper but still have my hopes for Ableton. thanks!
  4. gricko


    Mar 29, 2004
  5. lird12


    Mar 14, 2012
    Sacramento, CA

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