Free Music Making Software?

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  1. Vintage_Burster

    Vintage_Burster Senior Member

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    Im looking for something that I can use to make multi-layered guitar tracks with, I dont have any sort of thing to be able to plug my guitar into the computer so I'll just be recording with a mic.

    Can anyone help?

    (PS. How do people connect their guitar to the computer? Special lead?)
     
  2. Vintage_Burster

    Vintage_Burster Senior Member

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    Darkburst Senior Member

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    I use Garageband, which came for free with my Macs. I recommend a simple USB or Firewire interface for getting the audio into your computer.
     
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    Zoshquin Senior Member

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    audacity
     
  5. Vintage_Burster

    Vintage_Burster Senior Member

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    What about getting something to plug my guitar into the computer? What do I need, just a cable or something else?
     
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    Zoshquin Senior Member

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    How is this with keeping tracks in-line? When I use free programs like Audacity, then tracks tend to run out of time with each other.
     
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    bootlegboy1 Senior Member

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    I will second that, although I just plug straight into the line in on the back of the mac via a jack plug convertor, works well all he same. Garageband is one of the best programmes out there and was one of the reasons I brought a mac
     
  10. kingofnima

    kingofnima Senior Member

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    well even if you don't have a mac you can usually just plug your guitar straight into the computer and use whatever program you want for recording
     
  11. Vintage_Burster

    Vintage_Burster Senior Member

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    With what? Do I have to buy a converter thing for where the microphones go?
     
  12. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    1/8x1/4 Stereo Adapter Available from most electronics type stores..[​IMG]
     
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    fatb0t Senior Member

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    reaper is free and its awesome...try it. It's very robust.
     
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    problems with direct connection like this is latency
     

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