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cheap multitrack recording software?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by eli, Oct 4, 2001.


  1. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    So I heard about Powertracks software from www.pgmusic.com from Saint in another thread. I've looked at it and it seems pretty doggone powerful for up to 48 digital AUDIO (not just MIDI) tracks for only $29.

    The limitation is that the plug-ins (EQ, chorus, reverb, etc) can't be manipulated in real time -- that is, you can't adjust them while you're listening; you have to apply them, sit and wait for the change to be "processed" (can take a minute or two) and then listen to the result and tweak it in a separate step if you don't like what you did.

    Anybody know of anything else out there that comes close for the bucks??
     
  2. LWatford

    LWatford

    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    DigiDesign has a free version of ProTools on their web site. It works good if your computer specs are high enough. I don't like Emagic's cheaper Logic software, it didn't seem like you got much for the money.

    Just some random thoughts,
    Lee
     
  3. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Thanks. My bandleader (who mixed down our latest CD on ProTools -- www.mp3.com/muellergroup )told me about this, too. The problem, of course, is that on the demo version they disabled the "save" function so all you can hear is what you can accomplish in a single session -- not really useful in a house with two teenagers who can't wait to get their turn on AOL. :rolleyes: :oops: :D
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Are you sure you didn't confuse ProTools Free with ProTools LE?

    If I remember correctly, ProTools Free is fully functional, incl. save function.
     
  5. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Well, I downloaded ProTools Free; will report back when I can get a turn on the computer...
     
  6. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I agree 100%, but you have a typo in the URL. It should be http://www.fasoft.com ;) n-Track is a great product and it's only $39.
     
  7. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    you might also want to try some of the Cakewalk stuff... I started out on Guitar tracks and then went to Home Studio 8... both have there limits, but work pretty darn good. I think you can get a really good, clean recording going with these, and they will support the direct x plugins....


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