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Anybody have any suggestions as to what current software would be preferable to record live instruments? I'm limited to input via the microphone jack on the computer and using a Dean Markey soundhole pickup on my acoustic guitar -- and I don't anticipate recording either vocal or midi tracks.

Along similar lines...what do you use, what do you like or dislike about it?
 

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have a look at the sticky post in this forum. there are a number of free programs which may do the job for you. http://www.guitars101.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23886

I use Cubase SX2, it is well supported, I like the results I get and it is (rightly or wrongly) regarded as the standard which other daw's (Digital Audio Workstations) get judged. Downside? It costs a packet :D
 
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Goport said:
have a look at the sticky post in this forum. there are a number of free programs which may do the job for you. http://www.guitars101.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23886

I use Cubase SX2, it is well supported, I like the results I get and it is (rightly or wrongly) regarded as the standard which other daw's (Digital Audio Workstations) get judged. Downside? It costs a packet :D
'Preciate the reply, but I was also kind of hoping that we could get a discussion going of the pluses-and-minuses of what's out there, to get an idea of what might work best for my use (and my budget). I had seen the sticky post you referred to, and was looking for a little more depth.
 

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I use various mics to record my wife's cello. I don't know what you are specifically looking for info on though. I mean I mic it up and connect the mics to the XLRs in my preamp and record using Cubase SX, which I use the most, or any of the other various programs I have that are similar. The trick is to have good mics and a very sweet preamp.
 

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I have found that the best way to record an acoustic guitar is the old way....just use a mic (I have the standard SM57) and plug it into a good preamp...I use a Tascam US-122 which has a USB interface to the PC, but there are much better preamps for more money.

I now use Adobe Audition which is very easy to use and is very inexpensive.....(search this site and you will find out just what I mean). I can't really compare it feature by feature to cakewalk or some of the others, but it will do everything you need.
 
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