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    "If i were going to record my acoustic guitar to my computer. What computer software would i use?" my buddy Theo.
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    In my opinion there is only one answer... get Reaper and let the guilt begin!!!


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    • #3
      You probably already know this, but it'll take more than software.
      Todzilla
      HUGE sound generation & capture facility
      Eno River Basin

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      • #4
        Since you need and audio interface and recording software, something like the Digidesign Mbox 2 would get you moving in the right direction. You'll need to make sure your computer is compatible with Pro Tools first, but that's what I would recommend.
        Joe Gilder
        HomeStudioCorner.com

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        • #5
          Since you need and audio interface and recording software, something like the Digidesign Mbox 2 would get you moving in the right direction. You'll need to make sure your computer is compatible with Pro Tools first, but that's what I would recommend.


          with the understanding that if you want to switch DAW software, you'll need to start all over and buy all new hardware too.
          Todzilla
          HUGE sound generation & capture facility
          Eno River Basin

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          • #6
            with the understanding that if you want to switch DAW software, you'll need to start all over and buy all new hardware too.

            Why is that? I've used Digi hardware with other software before. Granted, Digi's drivers aren't as good as other interfaces, but it still works. You could make the same argument that if the OP buys a PreSonus interface, he'll have to re-buy hardware if he wants to switch to PT, too.
            Joe Gilder
            HomeStudioCorner.com

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            • #7
              Yeah but why would he want to switch to Protools???







              Just kidding. Just kidding. Protools is awesome, but may be a bit expensive for what he wants to do.

              If he just wants to get ideas down he could very easily with Audacity and a USB microphone like some of the ones from Blue.

              If he wants higher quality stuff, like for a demo, then the MBox or similar non-Digi product like the Firebox/Firestudio Mobile with Reaper/PT/Cubase/Studio One/Ableton whatever will do.

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              • #8
                "If i were going to record my acoustic guitar to my computer. What computer software would i use?" my buddy Theo.


                Doesn't matter what the source is. The software would only be 'another' recording program. You could use Quicktime to record any instrument or input. It's sort of irrelevant..
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                • #9
                  Why is that? I've used Digi hardware with other software before. Granted, Digi's drivers aren't as good as other interfaces, but it still works. You could make the same argument that if the OP buys a PreSonus interface, he'll have to re-buy hardware if he wants to switch to PT, too.


                  I had understood that Digi-based hardware is tightly coupled with the software and vice versa. Maybe it's more the other direction though - that ProTools will not work on non-ProTools interfaces.

                  Either way, I think less flexibility is not a good thing.
                  Todzilla
                  HUGE sound generation & capture facility
                  Eno River Basin

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                  • #10
                    I had understood that Digi-based hardware is tightly coupled with the software and vice versa. Maybe it's more the other direction though - that ProTools will not work on non-ProTools interfaces.

                    Either way, I think less flexibility is not a good thing.

                    Fair enough.

                    It's true that Digi really has little motivation to make their interfaces work REALLY well with [insert any other DAW here], but I've used them on a Mac with Logic quite a bit, and they work okay. Can't speak to the PC folks, though.
                    Joe Gilder
                    HomeStudioCorner.com

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                    • #11
                      If he just wants to get ideas down he could very easily with Audacity and a USB microphone like some of the ones from Blue.

                      I bought a Snowball for my dad for Christmas 2008, and I installed reaper on his computer....and.....he has yet to figure it out.

                      Not that Pro Tools would've been any better, though...
                      Joe Gilder
                      HomeStudioCorner.com

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                      • #12
                        , but I've used them on a Mac with Logic quite a bit, and they work okay. Can't speak to the PC folks, though.


                        Agreed that ProTools works well. I think there's a handful of platforms (Cubase, Logic, Digital Performer, Abelton, Sonar, Reaper, and some newbies) with comparable functionality.

                        And I don't blame DigiDesign for locking out other players through their proprietary technology. They're the leaders and they can aggressively protect their market share. Just saying that this creates constraints on the consumer that other platforms don't have.
                        Todzilla
                        HUGE sound generation & capture facility
                        Eno River Basin

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