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Hello. I want to know of some software suitable for a beginner for composing music. They don't necessarily have to be MIDI sequencers, and they don't have to be free. Any suggestions would be great. I already know of Anvil Studio. Is there any better?

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it's been years since i've used or even seen it, but i remember sony acid as being an interesting application. and i know it's come along way since spending time with it.

as i recall, it's primarily a loop based workstation and you can purchase different license-free libraries and build your own music from there. ok, so actually, it's not really license-free since you're essentially paying for the right to use the library for your own ends.

anyway, it now looks like a full blown DAW with audio and midi capabilities, which it was not a few years ago.

i'm not sure if that's what you mean by software to help compose.

reason might be another way to go.

all the best.
keith

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Hey,

I started out with fruity loops ... it's quite an easy application to use, but best ones out there are Cubase and Logic Pro

Good luck!

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I had mostly forgotten about this thread. I found a couple: MuseScore and PXTone. They're both quite good. MuseScore uses traditional notation, while PXTone uses a piano roll. I like to compose in MuseScore and rewrite the music in PXTone for video game music. :)

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