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 through the use of…"
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! Bob Porter said:
When I was a student in…"
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 only don't…"
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. Bob Porter said:
Don't forget you need access to musicians. I write for orchestra. I have no…"
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 studied recording and…"
Jul 19, 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 know where…"
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 create my…"
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 editing…"
Jul 12, 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
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 complications with…"
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 reason is…"
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.  michael diemer said:
I think a lot depends on whether you work with notes, or are…"
Jul 11, 2019
Luke Stephen Gray replied to Steven Moore's discussion DAW Tutorials/Resources?
"Steven, thanks for this post. I found it very relatable in that I also have far more training in music theory than in music technology. I am leaning towards FL studios myself but these responses have broadened my perspective a bit and I plan to do…"
Jul 11, 2019
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