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Music composition resources
#1  April 24, 2008, 02:20:03 am
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Interested in creating your own music? Try out these sources:

Notation

Ricci Adams' Music Theory Tutorial - an in-depth tutorial on understanding music notation that weclomes beginners and advanced musicians. Also offers an offline bundle pack of all the tutorials it offers and other goodies.

Piano Chords application - simple program that teaches you how to piece together certain chords on a piano.

Guitar Notes application - simple program for learning note structure on a guitar.

Guitar Chords application - same as before, except it's chords.

Finale Allegro - gold standard application in creating sheet music.

MuseScore. Freeware. I never touched it yet, but it looks promising.




Production

Propellerheads Software - Makers of Reason, Recycle and Rebirth. Reason, IMO, is hands down the best softsynth application in the world. Ridiculously easy to use and emulates the best FX generators (a reverb generator, RV7000, that allows you to set your own algorithms) and samplers. Check out the site to see more.

FL Studio - Fruity Loops is good but I prefer programs that don't require VST plugins (I want standalone FX generators that get the job done, and don't require updates). Plus, FL's CPU usage is horrenduos.

Cubase

Ableton Live




Sound editing/Recording

Audacity - Nice tool that has quite a few features in editing whatever it is you want, plus it's free.

Adobe Audition - professional sound editing software that gives you more options than the one above (like DC Offset adjustment  ::)). Allows you to record and edit music with more detailed algorithm settings for reverb and other FXs, hiss and click/pop reduction, seven different types of sound filterting (quick, scientific, FFT, parametric EQ, etc). This program also allows usage of VSTs....if, you know, you like that sort of thing.

.....let us not forgot about a little thing called Pro Tools neither  ;)

Miscellaneous

ASIO
For programs that support it, ASIO uses drivers to bypass the windows mixer to decrease latency. If using Reason and FL Studio, ASIO drivers are a must and will greatly reduce cpu power on both.

Although there are simpler programs out there that get the job done just the same, I find these to be the best. If you know of any other resourceful tools, post them!

Rejoice
Rejoice will convert your Joystick or P5 Glove into a MIDI controller. Up to 1000 Button/Axis/POV actions on your joystick can be mapped to MIDI controllers.

Midi Yoke
This allows you to connect the MIDI output from one program to the MIDI input of a different program. MIDI Yoke can be configured to provide a varying number of MIDI Ports (from 1 to 16). In addition, each port allows multiple opens of both input and outputs: up to 4 openings per port. This flexibility provides for almost any configuration imaginable. Note:  The NT driver is fixed at 3 ports and 3 openings for the moment.
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#2  April 24, 2008, 02:26:22 am
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#4  May 01, 2008, 12:29:23 am
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Sweet  :)

BTW, what brand of turntables do you use (better not say numark)?
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#5  May 01, 2008, 12:47:16 am
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I don't have turntables, but I used to own a mixer (Behringer) which can be remotely controlled with virtual DJ. Since I'm more into mixing rather than scratching, I don't really need turntables.
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mixing house + scratch =  :no:

call me a loser but I prefer seamless mixes with a good beatmatching for a non-stop dancing than breaking the mood of the crowd with scratches (or using voice). You know, EQs, kills, gains, loops and a good choice of samples and I can get you the best mix :)
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#9  November 13, 2008, 02:27:51 am
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#10  November 13, 2008, 07:11:03 am
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#11  May 19, 2009, 11:43:31 pm
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I like using Project5 with Reaktor when Composing/Mixing.

Nope, nothing that can actually be touched  =[
People always let me take turns with them when mixing live.
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#12  June 18, 2009, 06:56:57 am
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Laidback luke does some scratching sometimes, So does Atrak and a few more house DJs
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#14  February 04, 2010, 06:38:16 pm
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Done. Added Cubase, Alberton Live, Rejoice! and Midi Yoke.
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We (Alex Patrick aka Mr superulitmate, Antoine pickens aka Wizzy and me aka Mike77154 ) have musical samples of cps2 from some games and SFA2 and 3, MVC and SFA and darkstalkers and some Cyberbots and ssf2t samples and a lot of soundfonts


and I have ripped fatal fury 3 psx arranged soundtrack drumkit, I will post it later, do you interest it
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