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Old August 13th, 2004, 11:21 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a program for PC that's like Garageband??

I want to make some of my own music and I know with garageband you can hook up a USB keyboard and go to work but I'm wondering if there's a program for the PC like that???
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Old August 13th, 2004, 11:27 AM   #2
 
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Yeah, it's Sony's ACID. In fact, some of the same people that worked on ACID also were part of the creation of Garageband.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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really I have an older version of ACID I'll look it up thanks

any other suggestions would be great to.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 12:06 PM   #4
 
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Sonar, Nuendo both have Garageband-like properties as well.
ACID, Sonar, and Nuendo are all far less limited, and more difficult to use than Garageband.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 01:51 PM   #5
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What about Reason?? do you know anything about that program??
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Reason is a great tool, but not really Garageband-like. it can trigger samples, loops, or notes assigned to a soft synth. Same with Cakewalk's Project 5 tool.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 04:11 PM   #7
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I don't think anyone's mentioned FruityLoops yet.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 04:17 PM   #8
 
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Oops...Fruityloops!
They are pretty good too, from what little I know. When Cakewalk first started distributing Fruityloops with Cake 9, I played with them a little. But then the new ACID came out, Reason came out, and soon after, Sonar 1 came out. All of the above made me not need/want to use any more third party or plugs when I didn't need to. But they do make a great tool, no doubt.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 04:35 PM   #9
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There is also Ableton Live. It seems not as easy to use but people I know who use Reason and Acid are moving on to Live.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 05:06 PM   #10
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I just got a copy of reason 2.5 off of ebay
and I want to get Acid 4.0
I also have to get the USB keyboard as well any recomondations on a keyboard?? The apple store by my house has a couple from $100 to $200 they all seem to do a lot of the same thing though.

By the way thanks for all the input I've gotten some good ideas from you all.
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Low cost, USB keyboards can be gotten from M-Audio and from Edirol. I like the M-Audio Oxygen for travel, and the Radium for Studio use. I don't have an Edirol.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 05:40 PM   #12
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Great that's what the mac store has are models similar to that I'll have to pick one up this weekend. Thanks!!
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Old August 14th, 2004, 10:48 AM   #13
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So when I get a Keyboard can I select an intrument on Acid or Reason and play the notes on the keyboard for it like garageband and then loop them???
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Old August 16th, 2004, 11:05 AM   #14
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Okay now one other question???

I got a keyboard (the M Audio Keystation 49e )
So once I get my programs (I have Reason 2.5, acid pro 4.0 and sound forge 7.0 on the way) will I be able to play different instuments on my keyboard and be able to record them like in garageband?? like can I tell the keyboard to play drums so it'll play drums so I can record them??
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You can't tell the keyboard to play drums, but you can point the keys on the keyboard to drum sounds, which is effectively the same thing. the 49e doesn't have sounds in it, so it's just a controller, and yes, it can control/trigger drum sounds in the various applications you've mentioned. Sound Forge will only let you trigger sounds/samples, not full blown instruments.
Reason has a relatively tough learning curve, ACID will be up and running in minutes. Reason does more than ACID, so it stands to logic that it will be more challenging to master.
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