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Posted: 25 February 2013 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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I find that Magix music maker is easy to learn and use reaper is more complex but reaper can handle REX files or convert them to wave magix can not. there is a 30 day trial of reaper when you download and I think magix has a trial period as well. check out which works best for you!

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Posted: 25 February 2013 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Yes, as stated before, it all depends what you want / need. Many are happy with (the much easier) DS. But for more, you need Carrara. I also like the attitude at Reaper. They want to keep it affordable for everyone. I think their policy is never raising their price. And if you purchase version 4, you get all updates free till the end of version 5. Several times a month you get a message when starting Reaper, letting you know there is an update, with all its details. Yes, there is a 30 day trail, but without any restrictions. You can do whatever you what and also save it. It is fully functional.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 05:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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After watching this tutorial on getting started with Reaper, and it appears to be exactly what I want and need, wrapped into an affordable package. While others that are more expensive may have other features or bells and whistles… I’m pleased with this work flow.
I really like Magix, like if I were into rap or loop-combining style music making. But I want and need to compose, record, edit, mix and produce a final output.
Still keeping an open mind, I am so far on board with:
IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik for my initial sounds array (samples)
Reaper as the DAW
Magix, being a possible change in plans switch to DAW
Will be looking deep into this today or tomorrow.

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Ink is drying on the first script’s alpha draft.
Many Carraraized film set scenes lie in wait for the actors to arrive

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Posted: 25 February 2013 06:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Dartanbeck, I have the feeling you didn’t read my previous reply (last one on previous page). You have to be more careful on this. I do not trust the subscribe mail from DAZ too much. I always look at date, time and my last time on this forum. I usually stop posting if nobody wants my answers.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 06:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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? I’ll look - what do you mean? There are several posts with answers from which to chose?

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Posted: 25 February 2013 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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On the last post on page 2, I included several links. One of them is a comparison between Reaper and MM. I don’t want to push you to Reaper, but you are always very helpful and busy. If you have limited time, you should avoid making the wrong decisions. I “wasted” two years on other animation software, before I found Carrara.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 08:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Thanks for that.
Being my birthday week, I’m jumping on to check this forum now and again… leaving a post and being pulled away again. Sorry for my lack in reading everything just now. I promise to check out those links. I will be putting this set of purchases off until I speak with you further. If that works for you? I truly value your help as with everyone else here.
Thanks a Mill!!!
I’m now getting pulled again! See, tomorrow is Rosie’‘s birthday and she is my true reason for living. After fifteen years of marriage, I still look at her with a glistening eye. I worship the ground that she walks on. She is my Treasure, My True Love, My Best Friend, Hero of my Heart - and she also happens to be the Star of my Epic!!!
Am I babbling again? Well, it’s about her… it’s always important! wink
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Posted: 25 February 2013 08:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Yes, the most important things in life are not things.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Right…
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Posted: 25 February 2013 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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I was just looking at the Reaper web site,. mainly because I’ve never heard of it before..  I actually thought it was “Reason” being talked about, so I skipped some bits. .. my bad.

One thing I noticed is this :

$225:  full commercial license.
$60:  discounted license.

I’m not sure what a “Discounted license” actually means,. and there#s no info on what the restrictions are, but i’m assuming that it’s a Non commercial use licence, which doesn’t really make much sense to me.

So in comparison to Music maker (basic entry level) at 60 euro,.. which is a “Full Commercial licence” and comes with a bundle of sounds which are also copyright cleared and ready to use in your own productions,.

comparing the $60 (non commercial) version, or Reaper,. with the “entry level” (full commercial) version of music maker, really isn’t a fair comparison.

It would be fairer to compare both full commercial versions,. by price , features, and content.

Reaper appear to have only one version / product. (that I could see)
Magix have a range of software starting from basic entry level, at 60 euro,..  to full Pro level at over 4k…

Basic entry level software is always designed to be easier and less confusing for the new user,. this encourages use of the product and eventually upgrading to a more complex version.

Basic entry level is still capable of producing high quality output, it’s just easier to get into.  EG: DS / Carrara

Most software has a Demo / Trial version available,. and that was my first advice,... Go download the trials, play with them, see what you like. then compare features / Ease of use / Support, and pricing.

I’m trying to remain un-biased, since I normally use Ableton more than Magix.

You should also take a look at Cubase,. Reason, Ableton, ( “Live 9” is due out in early March )

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Posted: 25 February 2013 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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here’s something else to look at.
It does not “assemble” or “arrange “sound clips but it can make some awsome sounds.
Can input midi so going back to square 1 ( your original post ie looking for something that can make my new midi controller do something besides sit there all silent) this could be fun for you - ITS FREE.

Suggest you get it anyway- good for making sound effects

http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/

Also keep in mind Magix often do deals like daz if you are on the mail list.
I got “samplitude” half price

I took a look at Reaper video too and didn’t much like it - but withiout using it that may not be fair comment.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Another interesting Free program w ith Upgrade options max 69 euros

http://www.mutools.com/

I’m downloading myself to checkitout

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Posted: 25 February 2013 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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So is one euro = $1?
I noticed 3dage mention IK for 60 euro, when I see it as $60
I had no idea Reaper was that much. In the vid he mentions that we’re watching his vid because we don’t want to cough up another &150; for yet another upgrade to what we currently have - so I assumed it was less.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 08:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Hi Dartanbeck smile

60 euro is .. 51.75 British Pounds,.. or, 78.51 in US dollars..  thanks to www.XE.com   it’s a useful site for current exchange rates, and quick conversion.

just to clarify,..

Music maker,. (or any other sequencer,. can use Pre-made loops of sampled audio (in audio tracks),. but that’s one method, and only concerns Audio.

If you’re playing in MIDI,. then you can obviously edit that midi note information,. (quantize the notes, or adjust note length, velocity,  etc,..  or to correct any playing errors)
If you’re recording your own Midi, or Audio,. then you’re obviously composing your own music.

So,. don’t think that any DAW is “a toy”,. that’s utter nonsense,.  these programs are not toy’s.

You can compose,. arrange, edit, your own music,. whether that’s playing in midi using a keyboard,. or recording a guitar / vocal. using a microphone. and you can edit the Midi notes, (or even draw notes into the midi editor) or edit the Audio which you’ve recorded.
You can use noise Filters and Gates within the software to remove background noise, and you can also edit the audio to create loop’s which can be copied along the track.

Download the demo versions,. they’re free,. play with them.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 10:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Yeah, thanks. I’m going to.
Been crazy around here! lol
My singer is also a sound engineer, and has a rather unlimited studio for recording, compared to many I’ve seen. Several A-Dats or whatever they’re called… He does sound for many events including the playhouse and most bands…
I want this for home - and yes. I was planning on composing my own music via the midi keyboard.
The more I look at Music Maker, and now Samplitude, I like the whole ease of use sort of thing. Leave the complex, dedicated stuff to my sound-engineer singer! lol
I am actually even enjoying the idea of using the drag and drop method of Music Maker.
I’ll start with that one as a trial. Do you think Samplitude comes with those drag/drop genres too?

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