Trying out new DAW

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    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    I found and am trying out Podium Free.. ver 3.x. It's really great and for anyone who wants a nice simple to use and powerful free DAW I highly recommend it.

    It lets me easily bring in a backing track and record myself playing guitar. The two big things I want to do.

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    https://zynewave.com/podium-free/
     
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    Nicky On The Road Less Traveled Premium Member

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    I'm learning Pro Tools after using Cakewalk/SONAR for the last 25 years. Huge learning curve, but tutorials have helped a lot. But since I am responsible for recording our band of grumpy old men (and women), I need to get up and running quickly. So, I am paying a local recording studio to let me sit in at a few sessions and teach me the ropes. I sat at the desk until 2:00AM this morning as they overdubbed some vocals and mixed a couple of tunes. Taking lots of notes. Next week, they're going to let me bring some of my prior SONAR projects and help me convert and mix them in PT.
     
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    That's a bummer with the demise of Sonar,
    Now a days it's not hard to migrate projects from one daw to another,.. certainly helps a lot when you get some pro help right from the get go.
     
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    I have been using Reaper and really like it.
     
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    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    I purchased a copy a few weeks ago and like. It's nice and easy to use but my go to is still Studio One.
     
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    Been doing PT since 2006. Mostly know it too well to even think about moving away from it. But if I did, it would be Reaper. Not better, just more efficient and tons of support too.

    Hang in there Nicky, Between all the videos on YT and the DUC, you'll learn everything you search for. http://duc.avid.com/
     
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    That. Exactly.
     
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    AVID does have a lot of resources. The Avid forums are loaded with tips.
     
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    Youtube has loads of instructional videos. LOADS. As you get used to AVID PT terminology, you'll find exactly the lesson you need when using YT's search engine.
     
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    Benn messing around with Studio One.. and the more I dig into it the more I like it.
     
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    I just recently purchased and installed Studio One and have been playing around with it the past few days. I am totally new to recording and using DAW's, so its a bit of a daunting task. The tutorials are fine to a certain extent, but I find myself wishing I had an actual person showing me what I need to know. Hopefully with enough time and patience I'll be able to figure out enough to actually record something
     
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    If you have any question feel free to ask. I'll try to help out. Either PM me here or Email me at jeff.farkas@gmail.com.

    Glad to help out. The tutorials are nice but they don't cover enough.. IMO. And the ones on YouTube are also good but they don't cover everything in one. I did find this one and it might help.

     
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    I use Cubase- Artist edition- have been using Cubase and Nuendo since 95. I can't think of any sotware that gives more value for the price than DAW software. When you look at the cost of the hardware they replace...

    But they all have their own learning curves and workflow. I believe they retain customers by how much learning we have to invest.
     

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