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  1. #1
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    Default So, what's your weapon of choice?

    Which tools are you using when creating music? Tracker? Sequencer? Pure hardware? Do tell!

    Myself, I'm a bit ambivalent what to use, actually, since I really haven't made that much music for the last ten years or so, but my last two tracks (Combat Crazy/remix.kwed.org and Comic Bakery/Remix64 vol. 3 - Syntax Era) were created with Cubase on the PC and Logic Pro on the Mac respectively. Now I'm twiddling around a bit with Renoise so we'll see where that ends.

    What do you guys'n'gals use?

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    Milkytracker, Renoise.

    I guess my first program was Deluxe music construction set by EA on Amiga in 1986 or 87 (before Sonix or Soundtracker), now that was a weird one, it even tried to sing with Amiga speech iirc

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    I've been Buzz Modular Studio user since it's early days in late 90's. I don't think I've come to the end of my journey yet. Especially since Jeskola decided to revitalize the code. VST support is much better thank to Polac. I also use Audacity for some mastering. Buzz is not great at this in my opinion. I guess the reason I love buzz so much is it's the best of both the tracking world and sequencing worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphoid View Post
    I've been Buzz Modular Studio user since it's early days in late 90's. I don't think I've come to the end of my journey yet. Especially since Jeskola decided to revitalize the code. VST support is much better thank to Polac. I also use Audacity for some mastering. Buzz is not great at this in my opinion. I guess the reason I love buzz so much is it's the best of both the tracking world and sequencing worlds.
    Huh, I wonder if the reason the Jeskola guys brought it back after YEARS of prompting was that some folks such as Paniq have basically redone it (:

    http://code.google.com/p/aldrin-sequ...ki/Screenshots

    (I do believe this is what Paniq is using, mostly, for composing now. I could be wrong, as, well, I'm not Paniq. But you will notice that the actual screenshots have 'paniq' in the filenames (:

    Paniq _is_ using/developing on this.)

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    Im using MadTracker now for more than a year. Its a bit like the good old StarTrekker on Amiga. Of course the whole VST support and the 64 tracks are makeing it a lot more comfortable but the feeling is still the same. At least for me I think that Renoise is much better but until now i was too lazy to get into Renoise. But one day i will switch for sure...

    I tried out some sequencers like FL, Cubase, Reason and Ableton but i really have no clue how to get any sound out of it. Its just too confusing to me. Maybe im not clever enough for sequencers...

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    For solo projects I am using a pumped up Amiga 1200 (68040 32 mb) with octamed pro as a sequencer to steer all the midi stuff,mastering is done thru a spirit soundcraft mixer on a old 98 pc with a maxi studio isis soundcard (loving the sound of it)......I know old fashioned but loving it.....

    When working with Erwin (Tron) and my bro (A0D) its mostly Reason......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amok View Post
    Im using MadTracker now for more than a year. Its a bit like the good old StarTrekker on Amiga. Of course the whole VST support and the 64 tracks are makeing it a lot more comfortable but the feeling is still the same. At least for me I think that Renoise is much better but until now i was too lazy to get into Renoise. But one day i will switch for sure...

    I tried out some sequencers like FL, Cubase, Reason and Ableton but i really have no clue how to get any sound out of it. Its just too confusing to me. Maybe im not clever enough for sequencers...
    I tried both FL and Reason and was not impressed with the interface. I can't stand step sequencers and Piano rolls. Gives me a headache everytime! I still love the all inclusiveness of having the tracker screen in front of me with all that power at your fingertips. Renoise looks promising if I could ever stop drinking Jeskola.

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    I mostly uses Reason, recently I have started working with Ableton Live and reason rewired.

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    I started on C64 with track and pattern based music editors, among the others; DMC 2.x to 5.x by Brian and later JCH 3.x by Jens Ch. Huus (20.G4 new player). Then I switched directly from C64 to PC and went to Fast Tracker (on a Gravis Ultrasound snd card), for very long time it was my only tool to make music, 4 years at least. When processors became powerful enough to make possible to implement DSP algorithms I directed my interest to VST technology. I was using shortly Fruity Loops, Renoise, Mad Tracker, and finally I've stuck with a Cubase, since version 2 SX + few hardware synths, but their role is rather supportive than center of my DAW.

    Recently I'm experimenting on Vice c64 emulator with SidFactory editor made by Laxity/Vibrants

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    I go with FL Studio. To me it seems that all the newer sequencers (eg. FL Studio, Logic, Cubase, Reason etc etc.), do basically the same things, and it's just a matter of personal preference which user interface you happen to like the most.

    Composing with trackers (FT2, Buzz) felt somehow a bit more creative, but for me FL studio is much more convenient to use and the sound quality I get out of it is much better, so it's an obvious choice. But even though I've left trackers behind, I can still sit 5-8 hours in front of the computer while composing, and then suddenly wonder where all the time went.
    Last edited by Byproduct; 2009-02-11 at 08:14.

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