Hey Everyone ..
Goport has awesomely sent me this list of links to some of the best software packs out there ... some great info right here so check it out if your wanting to get into recording ! thanks again Goport .. killer stuff !
Just a list of Audio Software to help get people started with recording. I have probably missed quite a few packages so if you want to add a link it would be most helpful.
First up the free stuff!....
Pro Tools Free http://www.digidesign.com/ptfree/
Very cool provided you are running W98SE or WinME. If not it won’t work. Basically this allows 8 audio tracks to be recorded and a number of midi tracks.
16 track Audio recorder, one of the best free audio packages around. No midi support
Quartz Audio master Free http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/So...freeware.phtml
4 track audio and 16 track midi
The NOT free stuff. (prices in US Dollars and taken from www.Amazon.com.
These are cheaper than the list prices but if you shop around you may find them cheaper)
Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro
3 - $149.99 http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/Gui...ro/default.asp
A package that caters specifically for guitarists. Full audio and midi support and has a range of FX and Amp Sims.
Cakewalk Home Studio 2004 - $94.99
A general Audio/Midi package for home studios.
Cakewalk Home Studio 2004 XL - $149.00
As above but with a few extra bits and libraries.
Cakewalk Sonar 4 Studio Edition - $299.99
Fully realised Home Studio package.
Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer Edition - $599.99
– professional recording package which allows mastering for 5.1 and 7.1 speaker systems.
Cubase SL - $299.00
Steinberg’s home recording package
$399.00 /B0002M6RSU/qid=1098446190/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2_etk-software/002-8090311-4440051?v=glance&n=229534 Professional version of above (this link refers to cubase SX 2 which has now been superseded by SX 3. SX3 features are similar to those of Sonar 4 Producer Edition.
Adobe Audition 1.5 - $289.00
Formerly Cool Edit – Adobes take on audio/visual studio package. Seems to be popular.