What is your software sequencer of choice?

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Post by BritSynths » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:13 pm

I started on a Sinclair Spectrum based sequencer, whose name I can't remember, from that I went to Sequencer One on the Commodore Amiga.

Since I started using a PC I have gone from Cakewalk Express to my current sequencer which is Cubase SX2
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Post by crystalmsc » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:50 pm

I'm using Sonar and likely going to stay with it for a good long time.
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Post by krushing » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:26 pm

Live 7. I've been meaning to check out Logic as well, but Live serves me well for what I do.

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Post by MitchK1989 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:55 am

Logic Express 8 at the moment.

I will probably upgrade to pro/studio in the summer.

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Post by Shleed » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:00 am

Used to use Protools/Cubase a lot, but I went back to FL Studio. Have been using it for ages, since fruityloops 2 to be exact, so it's the most familiar to me.

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Post by xpander » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:43 am

Digital Performer on my Macintosh computers.

Used to use Opcode's Studio Vision Pro, and also Master Tracks.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:38 pm

The little bit of sequencing I do is within Reason, which means if I'm using any other VST's or outboard gear I have to sequence with me fingers the old school way. I do occasionally use the Moog's arp and sequencer though with a good solid click from Reason to drive it in tempo.
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Post by D-Collector » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:40 pm

Certainly many different programs in use here.

I realize I am far behind when it comes to software.

The newest program I use is Cubase VST32 5.1, which I feel is just fine. And it works perfectly with Zero-G's Nostalgia (excellent program) and other softsynths. I have often thought about testing out the new Logic and/or Sonar, but I don't really think my PC is up to it. Seems to me that many sequencers slowly turn into FL studio-like applications, all-in-one solutions.

Any words on what is the main use of your sequencers? Midi, audio or both?

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Post by bluedad » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:49 am

I loved Cubase 5.1. The only reason I switched to SX2 was that Steinberg announced a deadline for upgrading from 5.1 to SX2. I didn't want to be faced with paying full price again, so I bit..only to discover two weeks later that SX3 was being introduced. In other words, I could still be very happy just using VST 5.1.
In fact, I recall one time being stuck in a rush-hour traffic jam and thinking to myself "I love Cubase.." :shock:

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Re: What is your software sequencer of choice?

Post by piRoN » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:02 pm

D-Collector wrote:My favourite sequencer is Sequencer Plus Gold, from Voyetra. A really good DOS program with all functions logically laid out on the keyboard, no need for a mouse. This allows me to work very fast. You need an old computer to run it though. :D
A really good program, that one. I've only just upgraded to Voyetra Record Producer MIDI, which is essentially an updated windows version of SPG. They're both good, stable, no frills sequencers.
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Post by MrHope » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:40 pm

I use MultitrackStudio Pro Plus 4.3. It is extremely easy to use. I get work done on it much much faster than on other sequencers. I have Reaper and Music Creator 4 (similar to Sonar), but I still find MultitrackStudio to be easier to navigate. It's not perfect, but for 119 dollars it does most everything I need it to do. It's extremely compact without being cluttered.

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Post by px2008 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:40 pm

Multitrackstudio Pro 4.3 for me as well. A dream for ease-of-use and for super-fast music production. Very stable (never had a single crash in 2 years). We tend to use it for "softsynth" recordings. A recent example was running 21 instances of Korg's Legacy MS-20 "softsynth", as well as effects (posted in the Listening Lounge).

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Post by cornutt » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:28 pm

D-Collector wrote:
cornutt wrote:Metro 6.4. Been using it since it was named Beyond and was marketed by Dr. T's.
That program looks very well laid out, from the screens. How is it to work with?
I can get around very quickly with it; of course I've been using it for a long time. Reading some of the comments on the Metro forum, it looks like the main thing that new users always have to deal with is learning how Metro assigns inputs and outputs. Once you get past that, pretty much everything else is intuitive -- there's been lots of times when I downloaded a version with new features, and I was quickly able to figure out how to use them without having to consult the manual. The developer has put a whole lot of thought over the years on what should be in the tracks windows, what should be in a floating window, and what should be in dialog boxes. I hardly ever find myself looking for something that is more than one mouse click or keystroke away.
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Post by D-Collector » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:03 pm

Good to hear. In my opinion, the worst thing is browsing through endless menus to just find a simple command / operation.

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Post by Xabiton » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:01 pm

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