DAW for High schoo students

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I work with HS students (video) and I've been asked if I could implement an audio production class. The main objective of the class will be for the students to compose/record their own song electronically (these means all music has to be done on the computer, no bands). Although I pick things up quickly, this is not my area of expertise so I wanted to know if anyone has any advice on setting up a DAW for this purpose (following these criteria):

-the quality of the song has to be as near to professional quality as possible

-no hardware (no MPC-2000 sampler,MIDI equipment).

-any comments on Protools, Reason and Live would be appreciated.

Lastly, I hope to work solely with OS X.

Than you.

[ 12-11-2002: Message edited by: PerfectX ]</p>


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    ProTools free is absolutely the best way to go to get the kids into working with digital audio. It hasnt been released for OS X yet, but the TDM and LE versions are due to be carbonized by the end of this month, and i cant imagine protools free being THAT far behind.

    Reason 2 works in OS X already and is a great app, i use it for alot of percussion and dance beats under some of my protools work.

    A protools free/reason lab could be put together for relatively nothing as far as money is concerned. If you wanna step up a bit, Mbox's are cool too.

    If you learn protools free, you'll have a pretty good grasp for it's older brothers, but at the end of the day, the less you spend, the less of an education your students will get
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