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Unread 01-31-2016, 08:22 PM   #1
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I want to get back into recording guitar stuff, and I'd like to look at the possibility of just getting a program for my computer and some adaptor so I can plug straight in.

I'd like something that is inexpensive, fairly simple to use, and has a good variety of effects and sounds that can be tweaked.

Anybody have any suggestions? One of my friend's just uses GarageBand, and he has some nice, simple recordings that he puts on SoundCloud. I just really don't know where to start. But, I know a lot of you do your own stuff (Ben, thesteve, Ax, etc). Any help appreciated.

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Unread 02-01-2016, 05:15 AM   #2
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Reaper It's $60, has a bunch of plugins that come with it, lots of tutorials on youtube on how to use it, best bang for the buck REAPER | Audio Production Without Limits
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Unread 02-01-2016, 02:04 PM   #3
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Reaper It's $60, has a bunch of plugins that come with it, lots of tutorials on youtube on how to use it, best bang for the buck REAPER | Audio Production Without Limits
Thanks a lot! Looks pretty nice and definitely within my budget.


Anybody else have recommendations?
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I recently bought FL Studio but I haven't had time to do much with it :P it's more for electronic music, though.

I know my brother uses the free version of Tracktion for some stuff.
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I want to get back into recording guitar stuff, and I'd like to look at the possibility of just getting a program for my computer and some adaptor so I can plug straight in.

I'd like something that is inexpensive, fairly simple to use, and has a good variety of effects and sounds that can be tweaked.

Anybody have any suggestions? One of my friend's just uses GarageBand, and he has some nice, simple recordings that he puts on SoundCloud. I just really don't know where to start. But, I know a lot of you do your own stuff (Ben, thesteve, Ax, etc). Any help appreciated.
If you have a Mac, GarageBand is a great option that's free. It's super simple, had lots of effects & samples, and you can tweak everything.

You can get a 2 channel USB interface for under $100. Also with GarageBand, if you someday decide you want something more advanced, it's fully compatible with Logic.


For a long time I programmed in one program, created synths in Reason, and then mixed in Cubase. Once I started using GarageBand, I dropped everything else. Then I upgraded to Logic a couple years ago, and I can open all of those old files in Logic no problem.
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If you have a Mac, GarageBand is a great option that's free. It's super simple, had lots of effects & samples, and you can tweak everything.

You can get a 2 channel USB interface for under $100. Also with GarageBand, if you someday decide you want something more advanced, it's fully compatible with Logic.

For a long time I programmed in one program, created synths in Reason, and then mixed in Cubase. Once I started using GarageBand, I dropped everything else. Then I upgraded to Logic a couple years ago, and I can open all of those old files in Logic no problem.
Unfortunately I don't have a Mac. Is Logic fairly user friendly?
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If you wanted to do it really cheap (and badly) you could use Audacity and a 1/4" -> 1/8" adapter. :P
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Unfortunately I don't have a Mac. Is Logic fairly user friendly?
Going from GarageBand to Logic was a fairly smooth transition, but I wouldn't describe Logic as particular user friendly if you're fairly inexperienced.
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If you wanted to do it really cheap (and badly) you could use Audacity and a 1/4" -> 1/8" adapter. :P
You can do a lot with Audacity if you take the time to learn it.

OT: I'd recommend snagging up an older copy of Adobe Audition if you can spare the change.

You can also get Pro Tools First for free, and that's not terribly tricky to learn.

http://apps.avid.com/ProToolsFirst/
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