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Helo I am looking for music software. What free music software you recomend me? I just need something to make .midi and wav files? Or if you know come NOT expencice software < 100$ Thanx.

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There are lots of free trackers out there, check out FastTracker 2, ModPlug Tracker, Jeskola Buzz, or my favorite, Renoise. Then all you need is a sample pack and you''re good to go. Good luck!

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a vst host will probably give you the most flexibility, since there are probably thousands of freeware vst effects and vsti instruments, many of which rival or exceed commercial products.

which host depends on your style.. i''d suggest bidule or audiomulch if you''re experimetal, synthedit if you''re jsut plain mental, massiva if you like robots (not sure if it has ''full'' audio sequencing, but does vsti) there''s a free version of cubasis on steinberg''s german language site only (the drop-down links are confusing, but you''ll see it when you see it.. look for "inwire") that won''t save a project but is fully functional.. or track down the ''free'' version of muzys bundled with computer magazine sometimes.. probably a good functional bet.

try searching the old threads for good recs

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Yeah, go get a copy of Computer Music magazine... thier sequencer is pretty nice.. it has vst support (and some really nice vst instruments for free too). In fact, if you go with something with vst... you'll have tons of great fx and instruments available for free at: http://www.kvr-vst.com/

I know it will offend a few people here, but I'd recommend going with a sequencer and not a tracker. Maybe a tracker would be easier in the beginning (or maybe not even that), but you'll be limiting yourself - there's only so much you can do with one. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a time warp here - so many people talk about technology from a decade ago like it's the newest greatest thing. I don't mean this as a personal attack... it's fine if that's what you're into. It's just that I halfway expect someone to pop up with a discussion about this great new sample format called 'soundfonts' or something.



[edited by - DanaHawkes on April 3, 2003 2:25:34 PM]

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Excuse my ignorance, but whats vst...? And whats the difference between a sequencer and tracker? Is that some extention to MIDI standard? or MP3 standard? or some extra terrestrial technology? What else is there?

Long ago I used Cakewalk and Cubase, I''m sure they were called ''sequencers''.

Yes I know I sound like out of touch, because I am! The last thing I know of the movement in "PC music" was up to and during SoundBlaster AWE 32 era (1997/1998 ish?), still the MIDI era. I remember they introduced onboard memory to load custom sound, but as I remember the standard was more hardware dependent. Later on I heard about some software synthesiser that allowed all PCs to play the same sound, regardless of the quality of the MIDI sound on your card. or SOMETHING like that... I think Final Fantasy 7 made use of that when they did the PC port (?), because it asked you if you want to install the software synth.

Would anyone please update my poor brain on it? I''m just looking for a brief history since those days. I''m so oudated with all this, I might as well been abducted by aliens and came through time travel to 2003.

This is probably how I''d be feeling all day when I become a grandpa...

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theres a program called Tuareg that is very good, its basicly a music sequencer, but it has tools for doing a lot of other stuff too

YOU CANT BLAME ME FOR TRYING!!

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I use Buzz. It''s not entirely sample-based: you can (and I do) make songs entirely using ''generators'' (synthesisers). The virtual-wiring approach it takes means that you can have almost unlimited effects going on... and it supports output direct to .mp3.

Jeskola Buzz

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vst (virtual studio tech) is steinberg''s (cubase''s) protocol for applying external .dlls to a sequencer.. .dlls in this case being synthesizers (vsti.. i''ll let you figure out what the i stand for and effects.

of course, emagic couldn''t go for that (imagine the disadvantages having to conform to your competitor''s standards) and.. well let''s leave it at ''vst is on top.'' go to kvr and read.

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