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Re: general digital recording query


It doesn't sound like you're going to want Cakewalk for digital audio, it's
primarily a MIDI sequencer for sythesizers (which it's fine at).  If you
have Acid and you're comfortable with that, Sonic Foundry also a
multi-tracker called Vegas.  However, it has functionality you might not
want or need.   You can check out www.harmony-central.com and check out the
demos in the software section for a broad idea of what's out there.  The
shareware music machine also has a number of these: www.hitsquad.com/smm/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Shindler" <shindler@mediaone.net>
To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 11:58 PM
Subject: general digital recording query

> Sorry to distract y'all from the Napster and "can chicks loop?" threads
> (both of which I'm enjoying immensely, keep it coming), but here's
> that's on my mind.
> I've just been introduced to the world of digital recording by a friend
> who's letting me borrow his Roland VS-840 Digital Workstation.  I've been
> having a blast playing around with it, especially mixing-and-matching my
> guitar loops and noises with Acid and FruityLoops drum sounds.  However,
> occurred to me that most of the cut-and-paste functions I've been messing
> with would be much easier if the whole process was done on my PC.  So now
> I'm considering buying a package like Cakewalk, and I'm wondering:  Is a
> program like that really comparable to a stand-alone recording unit?  
> does the Roland do that a good software program cannot?  And aside from
> Cakewalk, what other programs should I be checking out?
> Thanks.  I'm sure I'm asking the right people (just keep it clean!).
> Peter