Music Composers Unite!
So I am a fourth year music student. I do a lot of composing for myself and I am currently trying to put together a reel.
I primarily use finale to write my music. I am pretty proficient with Logic as well. I really want to start getting my name out there but I am a little nervous because I don't have a lot to work with. I don't have a fast computer, I only have a crappy mac laptop. I want to be able to make decent quality sounded music that won't kill my wallet or my RAM/ processor.
Please, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry, I should have been more clear.
I'm looking for DAW software.
It's hard when you first start out but I will be upfront with you people out there who are looking for music want the finished article high end quality ready to go now a great mix and the production quality has to be up there. so you might have to spend a little more than you want but if you want to be taken seriously thems the downers. But the rewards are far greater so Just something to think about I don't want to put you off I started off with a Roland sound canvas and thought it was great but you need to look at whats out there and what other composers are using.
There are some good plugins I use E.W Gold for my orchestral stuff and Stormdrum for my kit sounds I don't know the price of them now but I don' think they would break the bank. Just check them out on the Native instruments site there might be other plugins there you like the look of.
Why don't you put some tracks up on the site and let us hear what you are using? you never know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
East West and Vienna Symphonic are two very good branches. I use East West currently (Symphonic Orchestra Gold), and will be upgrading to some more advanced ones in just a couple of months. The East West interface--PLAY--is very simple to learn to use.
As far as DAWs go, Reaper is a good way to go. Doesn't require a huge amount of power, but it's pretty darn powerful! www.reaper.fm