Doug Lauber replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"I have to chime in here and agree with Chris- Writing with Samples in mind, rather than trying to find samples that conform to a preconception, is a really good practical strategy."
Nov 3, 2010
Simon Godden replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Once you have your new computer, get Finale for notation (it's over a hundred quid cheaper than Sibelius). For a DAW, get Cubase Essentials 4 (it costs just over a hundred quid, and is fine for orchestral composition work). For a sample library,…"
Oct 31, 2010
GaribaldiMusic replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"HI Ray

you are right of course and I'm not arguing that things should be done my way.

I realize that most people work directly in the DAW and I trying to myself but find it much easier to get anywhere using Sibelius and then completing/tweaking it…"
Oct 31, 2010
James Semple replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Hi toomas,

I tend to write directly in the DAW but I can often see harmonies clearly when working in Piano Roll View. In more complex situations I write things out on the stave with pencil and paper.




Toomas Erm said:Thanks for answering Ray…"
Oct 31, 2010
GaribaldiMusic replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Thanks for answering Ray

The thing is that when using Sibelius I have a good overview of the score. It's easy to see the structure and harmonies etc...
Besides this the score is ready for use (should anyone like to use it).
From Sibelius I can now…"
Oct 31, 2010
Ann Rodela replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Thanks Chris, your answers are very illuminating. I found that you write to fit your samples very helpful. I heard the caveat you gave about music loops. Ok, good scolding...don't get lazy and rely on software write your heart out and then write…"
Oct 30, 2010
Ann Rodela replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Thanks Ray. :)

Ray Kemp said:Rather than me getting long winded on the subject of side chaining read this."
Oct 30, 2010
GaribaldiMusic replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Hi Ray!
Do you work in Sibelius and export to sequencer for tweaking?

This is my way of working and I'm not really comfortable with going straight for the sequencer.

Cheers
Tom



Ray Kemp said:I've already said, you can export your sibelius score…"
Oct 30, 2010
SEDstar replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"so.... if i REALLY keep at this, I have a SHOT at doing the music for the worst, cheapest porn on the planet?

Cool... it'll pay "2 hours" and I'll spend 80 hours making it...

that'll be cool... I don't care if its the "1 dollar thailand DVD", as…"
Oct 29, 2010
SEDstar replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"well, at least I didnt get "flamed", lol... that's some small success for me...

I guess everyone has to define their own version of "success". Outside of how much money and accolades you get publicly...
you are left with...

1) are you impressing…"
Oct 29, 2010
SEDstar replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNnWdjCvDrA&feature=related

The above link is a YouTube demonstration of Edirol orch, at least th first 2:45 of it is...

the "sound" you make, i think anyways, is primarily two things... one, your skill as a composer…"
Oct 29, 2010
Adam Drake replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Super! :o) I will do this then. Thank you very much!"
Oct 29, 2010
Adam Drake replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"I guess I compose on Sibelius and I always will(for the foreseeable future). I am not looking to create a wonderfully sounding recordings, I am looking to create interesting pieces but I would like to improve the current sound I get. Sibelius is…"
Oct 29, 2010
SEDstar replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Mr alpiar?

I'd like to start that I agree with you about "loops". That it tricks you into thinking that you are composing, and its really a mashup of some kind. Its actually gotten to the point that if I tell someone I am composing, they instantly…"
Oct 29, 2010
Ann Rodela replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Hello Adam! I suggest you try LMMS first because it is free and they have two versions one for a 32 bit computer and one for a 64 bit computer. Mine is a 32 bit Windows Vista Basic. LMMS has a sound font2 player, it loads plug ins either .dll file…"
Oct 28, 2010
Adam Drake replied to Adam Drake's discussion My music sounds pants! Which programs can i use to get good sounds???
"Hello Ann,

Thank you very much for the tips! I will check them out. I do like the sound of these cheaper alternatives. :o) You guys are all very helpful. I'm glad I found this site. Thank you.

Ann Rodela said:Hello Adam! Don't let the experts…"
Oct 27, 2010
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