"I agree with your "sigh" remark. However, I consider this situation less grave. If you perform live your MIDI from a MIDI keyboard using very good samples, taken from natural performances on natural instruments, you can do very very many…"
"You said: "As for getting the musicians to play it EXACTLY as I wrote it. I've spoken to lots of session players to ask them exactly what they need to see, and the majority of them said "JUST THE NOTES (and maybe the…"
"Surely, if you're turning in the mock-ups as final products, then I would have thought that the whole notation process was completely unnecessary. I need to notate, because I hope to have my music played. So for me, the final product is the…"
"Well this is discouraging news. I was hoping I was just doing something wrong. Right now, my process is to just write my score by hand, enter my quantized MIDI score into Finale and then follow my hand written score to clean up "the mess."…"
"The most important thing to remember is, that a musician has to be able to read it and play the music EXACTLY as you have composed it.
This may seem stupidly obvious, but you'll be amazed at how many translations can be made by different…"
"As James says, this is probably the fastest way to transcribe to notation, and probably the only shortcut permissable. However, on most occasions you'll find that music will be transferred to alternating layers (that are murder to fix up),…"
"Hi GT, I hope I can offer some help here. I know this is long-winded but I see this as a fairly common 'digital to live' workflow.
Take the existing DAW project and save a new copy first!
On tracks that use keyswitches you can often set…"
"aw man... I was hoping god forbid I ever wanted to send someone a page of sheet music, I always figured there was something i could just run the "midi" data file thru, and it printed out a staff? i guess nothing is that simple...…"
"Yea man I totally agree! Since sequencing to make a sample library work almost never involves quantized perfect recordings that a notation program will insta-translate into a lovely score and parts. I would stick with Finale personally, and just…"
Nice stuff and I like your beats, do you ever write lyrics (and turn stuff into songs) or do you stick with mainly doing mood evoking things? Keep up the good work, you have a nice talent for presenting your concepts."
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
film, television, web, multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
About Me (MUST be more than 10 words to be approved):
I compose and produce original music for absolutely any type of media, from film to web, on air or off. I have also composed for many dance companies and choreographers.
While working as a dance accompanist and piano instructor, most of my compositional opportunities have been for corporate training videos, commercials (regional and national) and libraries. But I do have a couple of theatrical credits as well.
I am looking to advance in this profession with more feature film and TV credits (but then who among us isn't?). But I am open to just about any type of composition/production project.
Feel free to review my website for samples of my work and credits.
Nice stuff and I like your beats, do you ever write lyrics (and turn stuff into songs) or do you stick with mainly doing mood evoking things? Keep up the good work, you have a nice talent for presenting your concepts.
Hi, I'm listening to "This Just In." Just finished your charming "French Laundry." Wow, you are doing what I would LIKE to do....probably actually making a little money doing music! How long have you been doing this? Okay, now I'm hearing the Exile one....like it, urban and aggressive without being scary! Martha Maria
Hi GT - That message was because a guy joined up and apammed a lot of people, you included. We banned the guy, deleting his spam, but you still got the message saying that you had received a comment (his spam that was deleted.)