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#686331 - 02/21/06 04:04 AM Best Midi recording and mixing software?  
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I've got a Yamaha P120 and a Midi/USB wire, and I want to do something with them.

What's the best software out there for Midi recording and mixing? I want to be able to change the voices, play with mixing, and eventually output a .wav or .midi.

How is FruityLoops/Fruity tracks? Anyone got a favorite program?

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#686332 - 02/21/06 12:05 PM Re: Best Midi recording and mixing software?  
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On the less expensive side I like PowerTracks Pro: http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.htm

On the more expensive side I prefer Cubase:
http://www.steinberg.de/Category_sb4bd3-2.html

#686333 - 02/21/06 03:55 PM Re: Best Midi recording and mixing software?  
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I'm a fan of both Cakewalk and Cubase, but recently I've found Traction to be the sequencer I turn to most often.

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#686334 - 02/21/06 05:25 PM Re: Best Midi recording and mixing software?  
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#686335 - 02/21/06 10:11 PM Re: Best Midi recording and mixing software?  
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I'd guess Nuendo, Cubase, and Sonar in that order.

#686336 - 02/22/06 06:35 AM Re: Best Midi recording and mixing software?  
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SteveY, my experience with ProTools is that it sucks at Midi. Logic/Cubase for MIDI, then when it's all VSTied, I prefer to toss it into PT for the mix and effects, since it does that far better than anyone else. MIDI however it does not do well.

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#686337 - 02/22/06 07:18 AM Re: Best Midi recording and mixing software?  
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Alright, I'm messing around with Cubase.

How do I find out and refer to the patches by name? I am able to record, but to pick a sound, I need to flip through each bank and each program individually, and just stop when I find a sound I like.

I'm using the Microsoft GS Wavetable. Is that good to be using? Can I find better?

Can I find a list of what each channel/program for that bank?

#686338 - 02/22/06 11:30 AM Re: Best Midi recording and mixing software?  
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Cubase is a complicated program that takes a bit of time to learn. Work through the tutorials in the Getting Started manual first. And here's a place with some free video tutorials: http://www.steinbergusers.com/cubase/cubase_vguides.php

MS Wavetable uses whatever midi abilities your soundcard has; most aren't very good. Something to look into are VSTi plugins. Here's an explanation: http://www.tweakheadz.com/software_plugins.htm
They're software-based instruments that can provide truly excellent sounds.

I'm sure you'll end up with lots of questions. You might want to try one of the dedicated forums for Cubase like: http://homerecording.com/bbs/forumdisplay.php?f=12


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