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Robert Bobson September 7th, 2005 04:28 PM

cakewalk music software
I don't know if this is the appropriate section to post this question in, but here goes.

I used "cakewalk" many years ago to create music. can anyone tell me what the best programs are nowadays? I lloked at the cakewalk website and couldn't find an explaination for what their various programs did.


Justin Kohli September 7th, 2005 05:21 PM

"Best" is subjective, and you'll find you'll just want to work with what works best for you and not necessarily anyone else.

Being Mac-centric, I don't know much of what's out there on EITHER platform really but for PC I've heard of:

- Sonar
- Acid
- Logic 5 (discontinued)

I'm sure others will have a more informative reply.

Michael Wisniewski September 7th, 2005 06:33 PM

Also Cubase, Ableton Live, N-Tracks, Tracktion, Pro Tools, Garage Band, Adobe Audition & Reason. What is it that you would like to do? There are a lot of areas, that these programs cover.

Downloading the demos is a good idea, all the current programs are very competitive, so it comes down to what workflow/interface suits you best.

Personally, for soundtracks, I turn to Vegas first. If I'm recording my own soundtrack music, I use Acid to take advantage of it's video feature with a sequencer, soft synths, and loops.

For pure music composing and performance, I'm a big fan of Ableton Live. For mastering, Pro Tools.

Robert Bobson September 8th, 2005 06:29 AM

Thanks. You've given me a place to start looking....

Ryan DesRoches September 8th, 2005 09:47 AM

Sonar is technically the latest version of Cakewalk. I use it and like it a lot (works just like Pro-Tools).


Jeremy Jacobs September 8th, 2005 01:48 PM

Hello Robert,

I thought I would add in my recomendation for Live...

I too used cakewalk to create music quite a long time ago. I started using
Ableton Live during version 1 and have never looked back. Live 5 came out
a few weeks ago and it continues to impress me.

The Midi handling is top notch and the sound quality great. Warping of
wav/aiff files has been improved as well.

Jonathan Nicholas September 8th, 2005 03:21 PM

I too use Cakewalk Sonar 2 (effectively Cakewalk pro audio 11) and it's great.

Only with Sonar did cakewalk introduce non-destructive audio editing. How I managed before I don't know.


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