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Posted: 07 October 2012 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone know of some good music making software? I have tried LMMS, but I don’t like it because the interface makes my eyes want to bleed.

I don’t play an instrument, but I can read sheet music for the drum.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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lots of people use fruityloops which is shareware and has a free version.
I don’t because all those piano roll midi programs confuse the crap out of me, I need an analoge sheet music score!!
for that reason I use Myriad melody assistant which is also cheap but very good shareware.
the demo does everything, you just cannot export to wav or mp3 like most demos

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Posted: 07 October 2012 05:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Wendy, how does Melody Assistant work exactly? Do you just write the sheet and it plays for you?

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Posted: 07 October 2012 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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you basicly drag and drop notes, rests etc onto the stave and yes, it plays it for you!
AND virtual singer will sing it for you!!
there are other score based programs but this is the most comprehensive one I have found which is why I bought it.
best try the demo and others and find what works for you, drums often better in dedicated programs, I have many freeware music programs I install and uninstall frequently for different things, cnet has heaps!!
I mix and composite stuff in Audacity rather than have a program that does it all.
main thing for most is if they save to midi.
if it does and reads midi you can move from one program to the next.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I like the sound of Virtual Singer, because my own singing resembles a drunk sailor, I’e been told.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 05:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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you do not need to buy the virtual singer, I did because I use it a lot but just closeing and reopening the the program sets it trial period back to zero, myriad even tells you this in their VERY COMPREHENSIVE manual!!!
yes Daz, they have a manual!
and a bloody good one!!!
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/index.htm

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Posted: 07 October 2012 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I see there is Melody AND Harmony Assistant. I don’t get the difference though, except in price and name. Is one better than the other in your opinion?

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Posted: 07 October 2012 06:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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well I only have melody assistant so do not know, does what I want.
and is cheaper!!
I think harmony assistant creates harmonic notes, chords for your tune, I can do that anyway as I write my own music and my chords and arrangenents are uniquely mine, not computer generated.
I like to add my own stamp to stuff, not have a press make art button.
but would be good for someone who cannot create it themself.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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other “freeware” do you use?

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Posted: 07 October 2012 06:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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me, personally, not many,I pretty much just use Melody assistant! have tried lots
would have to go though all my saved exe files to tell you as I mostly uninstall stuff, plently there, got about 10 dongles of crap!!

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Posted: 07 October 2012 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Can you just click the notes onto the score instead of drag them?

Well, i guess I’ll hae to try itd.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 11:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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You might want to check out Reaper (http://www.reaper.fm/). It has a demo, and the price is very reasonable. If you need software instruments to use with it (or any other recording software), visit http://www.kvraudio.com It ha.s a very comprehensive list of freeware, shareware, and payware.

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Posted: 08 October 2012 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I downloaded and installed it. I’m as lost as I was when I started DAZ. lol. I managed to pull up a drum sheet, but that’s as far as I got.

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Posted: 08 October 2012 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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yes Jacob, just click where you want, I really meant that rather than drag, not reall good with my mouse terminology, you click back up on notes etc as you change them.
I have heard of Reaper, like I said LOTS of freeware and share out there, just search on cnet, this is just the program I personally like and feel comfortable with.
I want to get Sonar Cakewalk one day too, heard lots of good things about it.

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Posted: 08 October 2012 02:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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So far, I do like Melody Assistant, but I haven’t figured out how add stuff yet. lol. Guess I’ll try out Virtual Singer and maybe Reaper.

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Posted: 08 October 2012 03:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Um…Hey Wendy, the site saays virtual singer is “downloaded within melody assistant”. I can’t seem to find it in MA. How do I open it?

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