DAW for a drummer?

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DAW for a drummer?

Post by zielvis » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:20 pm

Hello,

My friend had an accident and will be unable to play drums for at least 6 months (he got both his legs broken). We'd like to collect some money and buy him a decent software to let him make music while recovering.

I think we need it to be:
- easy to use (he never used anything like that before)
- PC compatible (no Mac's Logics, please)
- capable to operate with both audio and MIDI
- full of loop-oriented features (he will probably start with drumloops)

All Your comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Marcin
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Post by crow » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:15 pm

You could do worse that look at the program mentioned on another thread here. Reaper. very cheap for non-commercial use.
An all in one hardware box may also be an option. One of the sampling Korg grooveboxes or Yamaha Rs7000. Incredibly easy to get started and as deep as he would want to go if he's interested. Not as cheap but not bad. AND you can sell it on if its no use later.
...and ah just thought, cuntin well hit it!
GOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!

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Post by kk994 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:29 am

you could try this:


http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/pro ... sp?PID=906

It's Sony Acid 5 Express a free loop based daw with automatic timestretching. Lots of free loops there as well.

Another idea is to get fruityloops it's cheap and probably the easiest sequencer out there. Simple and straightforward. Never met anybody who couldn't get a tune from it.

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Post by zielvis » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:18 pm

Thanks for Your replies.

I also thought about Acid and Fruity Loops. But after analysing what would be the most convenient and useful for a drummer, I came to conclusion that it would be something like Korg PadKontrol and its boudled software.

Pad controller is an obvious hardware for a percussionist and the soft should be a good compromise between ease of use and necessary features. He will be able to do what he needs and will not be lost in tons of options...

Don't You think?

By the way - do You have any experience with Korg's Creative Kontrol Pack? And do You know differences between its vol. 2 and 3?

Cheers,

Marcin
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