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Noticed a few people mentioning what they use to compose, was just wondering what everyone's full set of hard/software is? I personally use:
Spectrasonics Omnisphere
Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
Sibelius 6
Cockos Reaper

Korg Triton LE
Yamaha SY22
Big ole' computer with 16GB RAM
Apple iPad (Specifically Samplewiz, Animoog and Geosynthesizer)

Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
(far too extensive for my room!) Drum kit

So as you can see I'm lacking in the softsynth area, particularly in terms of making any brass sounds tongue.png Don't knock the iPad either, the stuff it can do is fantastic! The keyboards don't get used so much, but I have them because I play in prog/jazz outfits anyway. Would be interesting to hear what you guys all use Edited by Tonedeafrob

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Here's my current set up:


Logic Pro 9 (my main DAW for music and sound design as well as mixing)
Pro Tools 10 (mainly for heavy audio editing like VO/etc)
Reason 6 (mainly for electronic-based music and rewired into Logic sessions)
Virtual instruments from Cakewalk, Chris Hein, 8Dio, Native Instruments, Sample Modeling, East West, Spitfire, Cinesamples, Vir2 Instruments, loads of refills for Reason
Audio plugins from Waves, Bias and Crysonic


Mac Pro 8 core, 32 gigs of RAM
Roland Fantom X8
MOTU 896mk3
JBL S38EB monitors

And while there's always good reason to upgrade and expand your toolset remember that they're just tools. What you do with them is what makes the difference between good and bad audio.

Nate Edited by nsmadsen

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I mentioned a few things in another thread...but I might as well give my full setup.

Logic Express 8
Sibleius 5
Garritan Personal Orchestra 4
Sonik Synth (purchased because it was on sale for $30)

Macbook Pro (early 2008 model)
Samsung Syncmaster 22 inch secondary display
M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Monitors
M-Audio Keystation 4 octave keyboard
M-Audio Fast Track Pro audio interface
Studio Projects B1 large diaphragm condenser microphone
MXL 603 pair pencil condenser microphones Edited by Bakuda

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DAWs and the like:
Ableton Live Suite 8
Logic Pro 9
Sibelius 6 (mainly used for choir arrangements)

Software Instruments:
EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold XP
XLN Addictive Drums
Various Soniccouture (Glass Works, Electric Pianos, Ondes Martenot, Tremors...)
Various Puremagnetik (e.g. Retro Synths)
Next in queue: ProjectSAM

Just getting the new Retina MacBook Pro to replace my 2010 model (finally, 16 GB of RAM to hold those orchestral samples!)
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
ADAM A8X monitors
Alesis Fusion 8HD
E-MU Xboard49
Sennheiser and AKG headphones
Small collection of mic's, prominently Sennheisers
Zoom H2 for field recording

Real instruments:
Various e-guitars, main one being a pimped Epiphone SG
Cort Curbow e-bass
Seagull Mini Jumbo Steel-String
Framus nylon guitar from the '60s
Lotsa smaller instruments and percussion (mountain dulcimer, chromatic harmonica, shakers, bells, kazoos...)

And cables! So many cables and power adapters! They're everywhere!


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Finale 2011
Cakewalk Music Creator 5

Virtual Instruments:
EWQL Symphonic Orchestra
Cakewalk Vst

My cheapo dell laptop (I need a new one haha)

Behringer UMA25S
Casio Privia Electric Piano

"Real Instruments" (all of which I can play)

  • Piano
  • Guitars
  • Trumpet
  • Cello
  • Clarinet

    And cables! So many cables and power adapters! They're everywhere!

    Same for me hahaha

    Caleb Faith

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