what software for home recording?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by The Ethanator, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. ive got alot of neat song ideas. while i do play in a band, some of my ideas are too 'out there' to warrant presenting to my band, as they range from funk to drone to death metal. ive had a copy of finale printmusic for a while, i juse havent been able to use it because of theuser priveleges on my computer (.exe's and other programs on a seperate hard drive from regular files, which i need a password to get into since my dads paranoid :rollno:). i plan on purchasing a zoom b2.1u multifx pedal soon, which has a usb out port for computer recording, in addition to a copy of cubase le4, which looks like it should do the job for at least being able to record onto my computer

    as far as programming drum beats go though, a friend of mine has a copy of toontrack ezdrummer with the drumkit from hell expansion. he uses apple logic pro and a usb microphone for recording, and he imports beats from ezdrummer into logic pro. does anyone know if ez drummer would be compatible in this way with cubase le4?
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
  3. Cheap and good is Audacity....free at sourceforge.net. Functionally like a lower budg version of Sony SoundForge.
  4. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    Ezdrummer is VST compatible, so yeah, it'll work with Cubase 4 LE. You should learn what VST's are, and what they do; you'll be seeing that pop up quite a bit in home recording.
  5. MoBeach

    MoBeach Guest

    Reaper is free I believe. I use and prefer Sonar 8.
  6. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Me too, but Sonar 8 isn't cheap. Reaper is free to try. They want $60 for it. I downloaded it yesterday to try it out but I haven't installed it yet.

    I use a fair bit of looping and MIDI to put tracks together. I don't know whether Reaper does either.