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Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by Mark-spark86, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Mark-spark86

    Mark-spark86 TDPRI Member

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    Hi all,

    I recently got an Orange OMEC Teleporter which is great fun as a DI. I'm very new to all this but I've been enjoying using it with Amplitube and Bias FX2 but I was wondering what software do people use for recording?
    I have recorded a few parts for some song ideas on Garageband and thats ok but I dont really want to use their preset amps and effects.
    Any pointers would be great, thanks!
    Mark
     
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    Hi.

    You already have GarageBand, and it’s free. It’s also quite close to being full blown. Chart topping songs have been recorded with it. Not that chart topping means the songs are good, but it does mean GarageBand is easily able to give first class sonic results. The ‘Drummer’ is great too, and I think this is one reason to continue with it.

    Your question is fairly broad. If you are just asking about amp sims, you can insert ones from other companies and use them instead of GarageBand’s ones. Many offer free trials. For example, Waves has three nice PRS amp sims, and a company called Murcuriall has a good Marshall set of sims called Spark (but, heavy & sometimes problematic with CPU usage). There’s many others too.

    https://mercuriall.com/cms/details_spark

    Here’s my fav tutorial for GarageBand. Not all slick and fancy like some, but also without all the fluff and padding of most. I recommend working through it with him, and doing the follow up ones plus the ‘extras.’ Will teach you heaps (basically, everything you need to do to make a quite decent song with GarageBand) and get you up and running fast.



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    If you have GarageBand, you only need something else if you are missing some of the more complex, "fine tuning" details of a "full-fledged" DAW. GB had EQ, compression, reverb and limiting. There isn't much else you'd need if you are just recording electric guitar through your own set of pedals or emulation devices or sims (my guess from reading your post).

    If you want to move to a more typical DAW, Reaper is probably the cheapest, most widely used one I know of ($60 for the personal, licensed version). Logic Pro X is also a great upgrade from GarageBand because it's built around the same core. It's a professional DAW used by lots of folks (including me, in a non-professional mode :)), and a bargain at $200.
     
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    You should check out Reaper: https://www.reaper.fm/
    I've owned most of the major DAWs, this is all I use now.
     
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    You don't have to use GB's amps and effects. Just turn them off. There is nothing wrong with trying other programs before you commit the time to learning the one you will learn going forward.
     
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    Windows: Reaper/Magix/Mixcraft on the low end. Audacity is free.

    Mac: GarageBand, Logic.
     
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    Reaper is also ported for Mac and Linux
     
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    Do you have a microphone and an interface? If so, record your amp.
     
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    It's my fav tutorial as well. It's how I started out using GarageBand.
     
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    I just worked out how to turn off the amp after some playing yesterday and works well. I agree that its good to try other programs, will def try as many as I can before settling on one!
     
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    The definitive answer is “how much do you want to spend?” With that, some thoughts:

    - You could do a lot worse than one of the lower Cubase platforms.
    - How much experience do you have now in gain staging, signal flow, etc?
    - DAW is a vicious beast, as unless you go big on 1st purchase, many end up spending a LOT more on 3rd party plugins to get what you’re after.

    FWIW I use ProTools and Cubase 10.5
     
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    Audacity + additional plugins
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    I've tried them all. I've settled on an ipad running Auria Pro. I can record/mix/master anywhere, and the ipad is totally silent. PC's are not.
     
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