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Ok... got a question for you people that are into audio editing/audio recording.

So I have a friend who plays the piano and does his own arrangements of songs. Anyways he was using Audacity for a bit, and while the program is good it doesn't exactly have everything he needs.

Basically what program would be best for recording audio. He has the piano connected the computer via usb. It would also be nice if the program had a good audio editing feature included. He is looking to spend around $300.
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Are you just looking to record a few piano tracks, or do full music production? Also, are you just using the piano as a MIDI controller (you said usb) or recording with microphones?
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Its going to eventually a full music production. He has a program that notates the notes that the piano plays through the usb. I tried using the microphone and using the mic jack, both created a lot of white noise.
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Hi, I'd look into Propellerhead Reason (approx $300) if your friend is just starting out with MIDI (The type that just records the notes via USB.) It has the ability to be upgraded with a full-featured multitrack program called Record for $160 if your friend gets more into it down the line. It is really deep, has solid sounds, and is extremely expandable and integrates with all types of recording programs. Another option is Fruity Loops ($200), but it is mostly used by people only doing beat-based production (electronic, hip-hop) and I've never really liked using it. There is a decent learning curve on these and all other MIDI and recording software, but that's part of the fun.
I've subbed your thread if you have more questions or shoot me a PM. Always glad to talk nerdily about audio software.
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