I was in a good mood today and after playing around with the synths and stuff in 15 minutes 3 really cool songs just popped into my head – excellent! But ideas are no good in my head, I’ve got to get them recorded. I started off with Cubase, but it is just far too much hassle to even get a project started!! So then I figured I’d write the rhythm section on one of my old music computers. Great. But there’s no way to record the vocals! So I opened up the demo copy of Acid that I downloaded yesterday, and wow, this thing is so fast! Set a tempo, enter the beat, record the line and then everything else is stretched to fit the beat. This is so cool, and so easy to use. Wow. Right I’m going to buy this software. Loads up the page and has a look, 400 dollars. Hmmm. It’s good but…..hmmm….. well $400 is $400 isn’t it!!

But I did a few more tracks and it is really easy to use, fantastic. I think I’m going to leave Cubase for now, this is so much easier to get stuff done! The only thing is that Acid sort of feels a bit like a “toy” and if I’m going to pay $400 I might as well get the more professional Ableton Live. That gets rave reviews. Well, let me check both out and see which one to get! But for the moment I’m well impressed with Acid and if I wasn’t such a Yorkshireman I’d buy it right away!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...