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Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Burnley Jul 20, 2019. 14 Replies

Does anyone insert MIDI files created in their notation software directly into their DAW for the final product? Other than less control over dynamics, what are the drawbacks for this approach? It…Continue

Which DAW is best for MIDI composers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Jan 6, 2020. 3 Replies

My research suggests that FL Studios is the best DAW for MIDI composers. What are your thoughts? What DAW/DAWS do you use and what are the advantages for each?Continue

 

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Timothy Smith replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Which DAW is best for MIDI composers?
" Older post I know, but I'm going to take a stab at an answer. People are very opinionated about which DAW they think is best for any given task. Most of them will do a little bit of everything. My "research" has mostly been…"
Jan 6, 2020
Rob Burnley replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"Yeah cool, fair points just didn't want anyone getting scared off by potential equipment costs, I love my little H6 haha. I might have to multi-track some of my pieces soon, so I'm definitely game to try it!"
Jul 20, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"When I was a student in music school I had access to musicians. That was a long time ago. Student and community groups seldom have time to perform music from unknown composers. I'm not saying that recording live musicians isn't better. I…"
Jul 20, 2019
Rob Burnley replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"There are musicians everywhere - unless you are in a remote area of course. But then there are online options, together with multi-tracking and layering."
Jul 19, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"Don't forget you need access to musicians. I write for orchestra. I have no viable way to use a real orchestra. "
Jul 19, 2019
Rob Burnley replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"I'm generalising there, and it does take the recording knowledge and experience but it's still possible to get great results from a handheld recorder that don't cost too much. I've had great results using a Zoom H6 but I have…"
Jul 18, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
""It will always be quicker and easier to record live musicians". I guess it depends on how big the group is and how good a recording you want. You might be able to get away with two run-of-the-mill mics for a string quartet. Hopefully you…"
Jul 18, 2019
Rob Burnley replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"Hi I'm a little late to the conversation but thought I'd add my advice too. This is totally valid but time consuming. You still have complete control over dynamics and with a good set of sound samples you can get a pretty good result. I…"
Jul 18, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"It is also possible within Sibelius to nudge notes forward or back and adjust the velocity of each note. May or may not be worth it, but the ability is there."
Jul 12, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"MIDI files can be very expressive and emotional, you can edit each note forward or backward in time by tiny increments which allows you to be very creative. DAWS have quantization, humanization and "groove generators" to do some of that…"
Jul 11, 2019
michael diemer replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"One other point, Stephen: concerning Daws and notation software, one is about making your music sound good. The other is about making decent scores. So, a DAW is useful if the end product is a good sound rendering. Notation software is good if the…"
Jul 11, 2019
Luke Stephen Gray replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"I'm definitely game to spend the time in a DAW with plugins to make the MIDI samples better, especially since this business of exporting MIDI files takes out the emotional impact of performance. I think that investment of time will pay off…"
Jul 11, 2019
michael diemer replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"Ingo, he has already said in another post that he will try Cakewalk, which is free. so nothing lost there. As for time, he will have to decide if it's worth it. No harm in trying the different technologies; if you don't you will never know…"
Jul 11, 2019
Luke Stephen Gray replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"Thanks for the welcome and response Ingo. I'm very excited to be here! I recently exported a composition out of Sibelius and into Protools and it seemed to work okay although I haven't yet heard the audio due to some sound device…"
Jul 11, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Exporting Notation Midi Files Directly Into DAW
"Hi Luke, welcome to Composer's Forum. There are a variety of approaches to recording a final product with virtual instruments, and inserting MIDI files exported from notation software into a DAW  is one that a lot of composers do use. The…"
Jul 11, 2019
Luke Stephen Gray replied to Luke Stephen Gray's discussion Which DAW is best for MIDI composers?
"Thanks for the suggestions; I think I will try Cakewalk out since there's nothing to lose. I already started a tutorial on youtube and it seems rather intuitive. "
Jul 11, 2019

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Folk
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Indiana
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
My name is Luke Gray and I am a Music Business Major at Anderson University Indiana. I have also participated in historical reenacting for my entire life where I listened to 18th century fiddle music with strong roots in the Celtic musical tradition and have since then learned many of these tunes on the fiddle myself. I plan to begin composing for medieval games as soon as I setup my midi composition studio.

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At 5:08pm on July 10, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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