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Mike
05-03-2008, 01:08 PM
I'm after some music composer software - not stuff where I just mix different tracks together, more something where I can actually compose music using different instruments (piano, trumpet etc.) through the software, and then save it as audio...

there used to be stuff available back in the DOS days, but I don't recall seeing anything that good recently.

I'm after decent software preferably with a trial or demo available to take a look at, not too interested in freeware/shareware stuff unless its very good :D

Anyone know what I'm talking about? Any suggestions?

Mike.

vitalstatistix
05-03-2008, 01:23 PM
Try Fruity Loops Studio at the cheaper end or possibly Pro Tools from Digi design at the top end

Not sure if Adobe Audition or Sound Booth can be used to compose music.

The other obvious option is Garage Band on ***

Speedy Gonzales
05-03-2008, 01:26 PM
Whats the diff, between shareware or a trial/demo?

Both run out, / or have limitations, if you dont pay for it.

Octamed (http://www.medsoundstudio.com/) lets you add samples and play music.

Its a full trial.

I think it can save whatever. I havent used it for yonks (since it came out for Amigas.)

Adobe Audition will probably be better. But, I think thats mostly for tracks

vitalstatistix
05-03-2008, 02:25 PM
Cubase would be the other option that I left out.
http://www.steinberg.net/23_1.html

TonyF
05-03-2008, 03:20 PM
Go to www.sibelius.com. Available in NZ.

jberries
05-03-2008, 03:31 PM
Guitar pro
http://www.guitar-pro.com/en/index.php
Not only for guitar, but many instruments. It used to only play midi though - could have changed.

Mike
05-03-2008, 07:58 PM
Whats the diff, between shareware or a trial/demo?
I was thinking more of the old kind of shareware where you get a full copy of something for like 30 days and after that it'd cost $29.95 to register it :)

Thanks guys I'll have a look at those.

Cheers,
Mike.

Trev
05-03-2008, 08:46 PM
Sibelius is pretty expensive, about $1300 NZ to by. You can D/L it to try for I think 30 days after which you have to purchase a reg. key.
:)

odyssey
06-03-2008, 09:43 AM
A great tool that I've come across for music notation is finale notepad (http://www.finalemusic.com/notepad/) which may be adequate for your needs. This is a free download.

seltsam
06-03-2008, 10:00 AM
http://www.noteworthysoftware.com/
- might be what you're after

Erayd
06-03-2008, 10:11 AM
Another vote for FL Studio here - not the cheapest, but it certainly does an outstanding job. It does have a couple of shortcomings though - no score view, and no tempo change markers. Other than that, I have no real complaints.

Poppa John
06-03-2008, 10:20 AM
This has got nothing to do with this thread, but....
When I was 13/14 I was Principal Boy Soprano at a concert at the Albert Hall in London.
Now? A rusty gate has perfect pitch compared to me. PJ :D

Neil McC
06-03-2008, 11:55 AM
This has got nothing to do with this thread, but....
When I was 13/14 I was Principal Boy Soprano at a concert at the Albert Hall in London.
Now? A rusty gate has perfect pitch compared to me. PJ :D

And I bet you electrified them back then as well as now!!
:banana

Poppa John
06-03-2008, 01:45 PM
And I bet you electrified them back then as well as now!!
:banana

I do have memories of that event. Bloody scary at the time. PJ

Richard
06-03-2008, 01:53 PM
Hey PJ You weren't the boy soprano on the intro music to 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' were you?? Nah, too recent I guess. I often wondered though what that music was. :)

Poppa John
09-03-2008, 10:09 AM
Hey PJ You weren't the boy soprano on the intro music to 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' were you?? Nah, too recent I guess. I often wondered though what that music was. :)

Nah, not me. About 1951. Concert in aid of Barnardos fund collecting. Got to sleep over in the catacombs below on army camp stretchers. Fed by the army as well, serious grub. Serious music as well. I enjoyed the whole event but was scared stiff on stage. There must have been a hundred of us in the choir. PJ