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    Default ¿ DAWs - - What are you using & Why ?

    So many great systems out their to pick and choose .

    I started late on guitar and wanted a guitar oriented DAW and I wanted to be able to use and record with midi so I ended up with a Digitech GNX4 digital 8 channel guitar recorder with a complete set of stomp boxes and an extensive FX engine .

    Allows a solo artist's personal ( X100 WAV. ) songs files to keep in it to draw from an d play along with on a max storage CF card of 2G !.

    Allows 100 mp3 song files to play and practice along with .

    Allows 100 midi files ! ! ! !

    It allows tons of powerful creativity with recording software included for editing on your computer . It's crossed plat formed too . It's got a serious midi drum machine and USB that allows up to 4 channels at once recordings . On it's own it does a max of 2 channels at a time . When all 8 tracks are full you can merge tracks to free up more recording space .

    Foot control hands free record function too . Foot controlled FX & stomp boxs , expression pedal for volume or wah wah or any user programmable function you want to give a factory ( 80 ) or User ( 80 ) modified guitar

    " patch " .

    You can make more custom guitar patches too and store them on a CF memory card too once the units ram is full .

    For midi I have a Roland GR33 guitar synthesizer .

    For acoustic instruments I have a Samson C01 large diaphragm condenser mic that uses phantom power the GNX4 provides in a XLR mike connection .

    The FX engine of the GNX4 ( Lexicon reverbs heh heh ) allows for line inputs ( X2 ) and mike unput ( x1 ) to fully utilize the power of this DAW for any combination of FXs , so it's limited to the user's technical ability and talent .

    ¿ So - - Whacha all got ?

    HR

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    I'm using FL Studio - easy to use, and it has nice interface. But it will be more proffesional to use Cackewalk Sonar - in my opinion it is most powerfull instrument for any home studio

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    propellerheads reason 4, propellerheads recycle 2.1, cooledit 2.1, numark portalble record player with line outs, panasonic VSC cassette with pitch control EQ line out, m-audio mobilepre (interface), m-audio 49 keystation (midi) and audix om5 mic. yeah, I know it's all mobile but it's a start.
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    logic 7. my boss promised logic 9, but absolutely no follow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Storm View Post
    I'm using FL Studio - easy to use, and it has nice interface. But it will be more proffesional to use Cackewalk Sonar - in my opinion it is most powerfull instrument for any home studio
    there is NOTHING wrong with FL, some of the more detailed functions are limited, but otherwise it is a fully functional DAW for use with everything from production and sound design to mastering. i use it quite extensively and particularly enjoy the piano roll and built in sample editor. i have used Reason, Cubase 4, and also own Abelton Live 7, but i prefer FL for production as it is much easier to get that all important work flow going with the simple interface

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotthavok View Post
    there is NOTHING wrong with FL, some of the more detailed functions are limited, but otherwise it is a fully functional DAW for use with everything from production and sound design to mastering. i use it quite extensively and particularly enjoy the piano roll and built in sample editor. i have used Reason, Cubase 4, and also own Abelton Live 7, but i prefer FL for production as it is much easier to get that all important work flow going with the simple interface
    Woah... Are we talking about fruity loops? I didn't know that could record guitar =S I thought it was a sampler and synth that worked under slave mode with other DAW's - thats how I use my reason =]
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    I use a Shure sm57 dynamic mic for some things, but mostly I use a Rode NT1-A large cardioid condenser mic.
    These go through XLR into my M-audio Profire 610 interface, which connects through firewire into my macbook, and through trs into my Roland DM-2100 2.1 monitors.
    My guitar goes through a Boss GT-8 fx processor (the everything box), and into my Marshall MG250DFX which I record with the sm-57.

    On the software side*

    I use Logic Pro, and I rewire Propellorhead's Reason (a synth and rack effect emulator) as a slave program to it. I use Reason for any synth, pad, or drum midi's, and I record any raw music onto Logic. Logic is like retard proof, and if anything is too hard (if you get complicated) there are many tutorials out there for it. Fruity loops may be simpler than Reason, but Reason gives you the ability to wire up your rack units any way you want, not to mention it saves processing power with graphics, and there's tutorials if you get lost.

    When it comes down to it, it is all about opinion. What suits me may not suit you. This is the best set up I've personally had.

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    I use Ableton Live 7 Rewired with Reason 4. Pretty much everything I need is all right there.

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    Reason 4.0 + Axiom 25 + Cool Edit 2.0

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    I use 3 programs....the reason would be is they do everything I could possible need them to.

    Cakewalk Sonar - Producer's Series 5
    Sony Soundforge 6
    FL Studio 5

    All of the effect from Soundforge, add themselves into Cakewalk.
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