Re: computer-based sequencers
Posted by Mike on July 13, 1998 at 14:50:30:
In Reply to: Re: computer-based sequencers posted by Greg Jones on July 13, 1998 at 08:55:28:
: : : I'm looking to by new sequencer software and I've been messing around with all the
: : : demos. I have a QS6 and Cakewalk has a way to import the preset banks and Q card
: : : sound banks into it. Is this the best software for a novice musician? If not, what's
: : : recommended?
: : Cakewalk is the best I know, I've been using it since 1992.
: : For MIDI sequencing I prefer Cakewalk Pro 3.01. If you also want
: : to mess with audio recording (I find it a waste of time and disk space) then
: : go with version 7.0 (the latest).
: : Les
: How much does Cakewalk cost? Is it better than
: Cubasis [sp?]?
: What are the differences?
: Is computer sequencing generally better than using an onboard sequencer?
Here's the cakewalk home page. Should answer a lot of your questions. I personally have used version 3.0 and version 6.0. Version 6.0 is SO much better than 3.0 is not even close. The new version does not imporve a lot on the MIDI features, and requires a pretty big machine.
I don't know what your on-board sequencer is like, but I love computer sequencing. Had an on-board with a Casio CZ5000, but that was a long time ago. Once I got Cakewalk, I never used it again.