06-02-2012 06:38 AM
I know I've asked this in the past, but I'm looking into trying my hand at production in the realm of hip hop. I've been vaguely interested in the past, but lately I've gotten pretty serious about trying it. I've always been able to put things together musically in my head, so I guess I'll try seeing if I can put that into something audible
Just something compatible with Windows 7 that would be good for doing this and has a decent/good reputation. As far as my budget goes, I'm not looking to spend a ton of money. Although I don't mind spending a little I suppose. Just give me suggestions (hopefully some free ones) regardless of price and I'll decide on that for myself.
06-02-2012 06:51 AM
Audacity is a good free program. Mostly voice recording but you can put music tracks on the brackets like MP3s and such. It doesn't make beats though so you'll have to either look for an outside source or be really good with making beats out of pre-existing tracks.
06-02-2012 02:18 PM
06-02-2012 05:57 PM
I second Audacity, as far as free goes, it's great.
06-02-2012 09:49 PM - edited 06-02-2012 09:50 PM
I "cut my teeth" (pfft) in Windows Sound Recorder.
Audacity is free, and it will host VSTe's, which is quite nice. It's the industry standard for free wave editors.
Being stuck in my ways, I just use a pirated copy of GoldWave, which is a less fancy, more limited, but also more streamlined wave editor.
Audacity's really good in that it also allows for multi-tracking, I just don't love the interface.
For beats and synth-hosting, and most mastering, I used apirated copy of FL5, which has served me well enough that I never bothered with much else, though I do all my FINAL mastering in GW still, usually saving 32-bit waves from FL, then doing whatever I need o (fades and stuff) in GW, bumping that down to a 24-bit master wave file.
All of them work for the most basic stuff (creatning samples to store on a PC). I capture and edit all my streaming audio/vinyl and tape/digital file samples with GW, and I ump them into FL Studio to make "songs"...
06-02-2012 10:20 PM - edited 06-02-2012 10:24 PM
i use FL Studio, but it isn't good for recording. i use whatever my friends have for recording. i think it's either Logic or Reason... i get them confused. what kinds of records are you going to be sampling?
i got a the not demo version of Fruity Loops Studio 10 for free from this cool Jamaican dude in my music club. if you want to pm me, i can send it to you.
06-02-2012 10:25 PM
06-02-2012 11:03 PM
06-02-2012 11:13 PM
That would be Reason.
^ yea, thats it. that sht costs money though... i just make beats and let rappers who already have studio equipment come to me. i dont even rap, so i've sent beats to friends in detroit and texas. they do all the expensive stuff for me.
06-02-2012 11:16 PM
06-03-2012 12:10 AM
i'm pretty comfortable with what i'm using. i don't think it matters what program you're using. if you're terrible on FL Studio, you're going to be terrible on every other program.
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