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#1 2016-12-30 12:18:25

Kelleytoons
Member
Registered: 2016-12-30

Suggested DAW to work with imitone?

LONG time midi music maker (even before DAWs, and then through MOTU, Cakewalk, Audacity and even such stuff as BIAB -- I think I have the version from two years back).  I kind of gave up music due to arthritis issues (can't keyboard much anymore) and I don't have a current license on almost any pro software (I don't know if the version of Sonar I had 10 years ago would even load on modern Windows).

Anyway, imitone really intrigues me, as I could (possibly) make music even with limited keyboard skills again (I sing falsetto still fairly well).  But because I'm not sure it will work well enough for me, I hate to spend $$$ on midi software.  Any ideas for something cheap that works well with imitone?  Doesn't have to be fully featured -- if it turns out I *can* use this I'll pop for something a lot more capable -- maybe upgrade to Sonar Pro if they will honor my very old serial numbers :>).

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#2 2016-12-30 15:50:33

Handmusician
Power Tester
From: North France
Registered: 2015-01-27

Re: Suggested DAW to work with imitone?

Hello Kelleytoons,
you can see this topic :
http://imitone.com/munity/viewtopic.php?id=146

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#3 2017-01-03 13:13:16

Evan
Bugmaster
From: Ames, IA
Registered: 2014-05-23
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Re: Suggested DAW to work with imitone?

Hey, Kelley —

There are some great free and free-trial options out there that are worth a look if you're interested in gauging how well imitone might work.  GarageBand tops the list if you're on a Mac; for Windows, I suggest the Mixcraft trial.

I encourage you to share any thoughts you have about my software via E-mail or the in-app feedback button.

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#4 2017-01-03 13:32:15

Kelleytoons
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Registered: 2016-12-30

Re: Suggested DAW to work with imitone?

Thanks for the reply.  While I do have an older MacBook Air that has GarageBand on it, I'm not sure it has the horsepower to run your software (it's a five year old i5 that runs fine for what I do on it but I'm guessing your software needs a LOT of power to run correctly.  My PCs are much more powerful).

And even if it worked great on my MBA I would most likely want to get my DAW on Windows, as that's my primary platform (I have a LOT of desktop PCs, many powerful ones).  I don't suppose you offer both versions for one price? <g>.

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#5 2017-01-03 17:14:45

Evan
Bugmaster
From: Ames, IA
Registered: 2014-05-23
Website

Re: Suggested DAW to work with imitone?

You can install imitone on two computers at a time, which could be a Mac and a PC — so yes, that works.

It should run okay on your Macbook Air.  imitone is a lot less CPU-demanding than it used to be.

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#6 2017-01-03 19:16:26

Kelleytoons
Member
Registered: 2016-12-30

Re: Suggested DAW to work with imitone?

Cool -- then I will definitely buy it and give it a try.

May or may not get back into music again, but if I do this could be the push that gets me there.

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#7 2017-01-05 12:51:26

Evan
Bugmaster
From: Ames, IA
Registered: 2014-05-23
Website

Re: Suggested DAW to work with imitone?

Let me know if you have any further thoughts or troubles; I'm happy to advise.

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#8 2017-01-05 15:17:03

Kelleytoons
Member
Registered: 2016-12-30

Re: Suggested DAW to work with imitone?

Thanks -- I'm going to buy this tonight (as a birthday present to myself, assuming I'm sober enough after my dinner out.  If not, then tomorrow :>).

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