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In breif i am very green when it comes to software

I am currently running a aw16g multitrack for most of the actual recording.. burn it off and transfer to  sonar PE being run on a pc laptop, the laptop is then linked to an old as the hills tascam 4 track as an interface.
Needlees to say the hissing and cracking that goes on from the laptop is herendous....
So on my mission to obtain an interface i got a little curios about the Mbox and pro tools....
And have since been contenplating the change over to the pro tools set up wondering if it would be of any benefit????

Lately i have found i am needing to loop alot of stuff and on sonar it's quite fucking hard and confuseing...

And the other thught is that PT seems to be supported everywhere
with books and seminars etec,etc,etc...
(industry standard as well)

Any information/advice would be good..
I don't really want to get cuaght up in software and computer techs i just want to improve my skills or there lack off at recording and write good solid shit whatever genre is needed...
and have it sound nice...

thanks for your time...

Download Mackie's Tracktion-2 demo version

John Ivan:
If you are new to soft ware in general, and you are going to be doing mostly your own stuff, then it really doesn't matter which package you get.

Having said that, pro tools is everywhere and it's sorta cheap if you buy LE { with one of their small boxes.

I like Cubase SX and Samplitude for composing and editing. For some reason, when I'm mixing from the DA-88's,I like to mix into Wave Lab. I like the across the room metering and I know the editor really well. Sam would do as good a job.

I had bad experiences with the old protools products but that was a long time ago. I know guys using it and they love it.

Check it out for yourself and choose.

IMO, you just can't loose with SX.

Dan Zimmerman:
How many simultaneous inputs will you need?  If you only need two, the Mbox is great.  I had one for a while and was pleased with it.  The mic pres are good (for the price).  Also, these days you get some goodies whenever you buy PT (Ableton Live, Reason, etc.).  If you need more inputs, the Digi 002 Rack is great for around $1,200.

Another (HUGE) point to consider is ease of learning.  Digidesign has tons of information for beginners, videos, free dvds, occasional free local seminars, monthly tips, etc.  I've had difficulty trying to find info on Nuendo and others.

Pro Tools has my vote.  It's universal, you can take your sessions to just about any other studio (if you ever have the need).  That's the good thing about working with the industry standard.

Check out the free version of Pro Tools and some of their tutorials online.

p.s. No, I don't work for Digidesign.  Hehe.  I've just been using PT for quite a while and have been really happy with them.


Wheels Hurlbut:
Goto the Tascam website and check out the US-122 USB Audio Interface. Its WAY better than the MBox and it comes with a free version of Cubase LE which is "limited" to 48 audio tracks and I think 128 Midi tracks. It also comes with Reason Adapted and Gigastudio LE. All this for about US $200. You can use the software on ANY audio interface unlike PT and its a way way better editor. I've been a professional recoding enginer for 18 years and I work on PT because I have to and Cubase/Nuendo because I want to. To me the US-122 deal is the beest I've seen for the beginner. And if you really like it you can easily upgrade to the next level of Cubase for $100 or so all the way to Nuendo for about $2,500 Canadian. Hopes this helps.

PT is the weakest audio editor I've ever worked on. People who disagree with me usually haven't worked on other DAW's.

Compatability isn't really an issue unless you have 7 friends who run Protools. I know PT is the industry standard but so is McDonalds.


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