I've started dabbling in a bit of home recording via PC again after many failed attempts years back when i struggled with latency mainly on poor spec pc's and cheap interfaces.
Interface wise i'm using a Boss BR800 digi 8 track unit. To be honest for the last 4 or 5 years i've used the BR800 for direct recording and just downloaded the wavs to pc and done some simple mixing for demo's etc.
But, after a bit of experimentation and having the patience to actually learn how to use it as an audio interface i'm having loads of latency free joy and i'm willing to spend a bit of time working on some better quality recording and multitracking, hand in hand with my helix.
PLEASE REMEMBER: I'M UNDOUBTEDLY YEARS BEHIND EVERYONE HERE SO EXCUSE MY LACK OF KNOWLEDGE!
So, currently using Sonar LE which is fine. But i imagine its a little dated.
Just wondering if there is any alternatives to consider, either free, or up to £100 cost.
Is Pro Tools first any good?
All i want really is ability to have probably no more than 24 recordable tracks and some good mastering tools.
Effects wise I only really need some EQ, compression and reverbs
I'm not at the stage where i'm dabbling with plug ins etc yet, that will no doubt come in the future.
What's a good go-to, simple to use, feature heavy package?