#1
I'm looking for some fairly simple recording programs like garage band and ilogic, that can be used with a PC. I would use the mac programs, but i dont want to spend 400 quid on a mini mac. The sort where instead of notation, you attach a keyboard or a guitar to the computer and you can record, layer etc.

Anyone know of any such programs?

Also can you buy USB piano keyboards for PCs?

Edit: another thing, can you buy eqipment which you can plug a instrument with a regualr jack into the computer?



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#3
Yes you can buy USB keyboards...and guitars for that matter...

Line 6 has a bunch of stuff...

Fruity Loops..?
#4
M-audio has a lot of cheap but useful USB keyboards that you can use on your PC.

And a lot of people seem to use Mixcraft as PC-alternative for Garageband. Or Fruity Loops.
#5
audacity?

and you can buy things like the Line6 Toneport which comes with a DI box for your computer and a tone program, which can then be recorded with other programs
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I use Cubase LE4 myself which works great! It came with my Alesis I/O2 soundcard. Check the songs on my profile for the soundquality, tho im not good at mastering, Im like 15 or so:p
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#7
Cubase is pretty good for this sorta thing.

Dno how much it is though.
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And a lot of people seem to use Mixcraft as PC-alternative for Garageband. Or Fruity Loops.

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I heard nuendo was good?

But it's worth a lot if you actually buy it. I think 900 bucks
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#11
FL Studio is good for MIDI, but it's pretty limited for recorded audio. It's better for electronic/beat making.
Adobe Audition is good for audio recording and mixing only. I don't think it has MIDI input.
Cakewalk's Sonar is pretty powerful and does audio recording well. It also does MIDI well, and even has a built in standard music notation input.

I recommend checking out Sonar. http://www.cakewalk.com/
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#12
...aquire...cubase sx3

Get a midi keyboard, and get a line 6 toneport for all jacked instruments

My rig at the moment and im extremely happy with it