This journal, intended to document the making of an album, is turning into a depressing affair.
Having given up last night getting Cubase and FL to work together, I thought a bank holiday, with the house to myself, would be an ideal time to approach it in a calm reasonable frame of mind. I did and achieved very little. At one point after three hours and a long time on the phone to a friend, I got something like the setup I wanted in order to just record, but not reliable or recreatable. In the afternoon I posted my difficulty on a forum and left it for the Group Intelligence to work on. I asked myself ' If this is too difficult, what would be reliable and easy?' Possible answers:
a) learn to do everying in FL, leaving Cubase out
b) learn Reaper, which seems to be as good but is completely new to me
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c) use Sony Acid, which is very intuitive and the easiest to use
Despite its ease I don't trust Acid because it destroyed the first project I did on it, and not all the Tech Support experts in the world could retrieve a note. I like it but I can't take that risk with an album. I resolved to learn to do all my audio recording in FL Studio. Should be easy – I have two manuals, right? I've done a little before, right? 90m later. No it isn't easy and doesn't work as the tutorials say it will. A day wasted. I'm off.