#1
I want to make music for my video games, and was wondering if anyone knew any good software for composing music. Any suggestions?
#3
Logic.
Protools.
Cubase.
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#7
GuitarPro is nice. I used to use it to create MIDI's, which I then loaded into Garage Band. You could use anything that works with MIDI's though. Since you're probably familiar with guitar, I highly recommend GuitarPro for making the MIDI's.
#8
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I am both of those so thanks.

What makes me lazy by using it though?


I'm guessing it's simpler than the others and doesn't take as much work.
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#9
If you want a cheap option, MuLab. It's really easy to learn all the basics, a lot more so than Reaper.
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#11
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GuitarPro is nice. I used to use it to create MIDI's, which I then loaded into Garage Band. You could use anything that works with MIDI's though. Since you're probably familiar with guitar, I highly recommend GuitarPro for making the MIDI's.


It looks promising. Do you know if they offer free trial somewhere? I would like to try it before I buy it.

EDIT: Nevermind found a downlaod link.
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#12
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LOL.

Sibelius.


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#13
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I'm guessing it's simpler than the others and doesn't take as much work.

That, is the truth (and it has tool in the url, I mean come on).


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#14
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GuitarPro is nice. I used to use it to create MIDI's, which I then loaded into Garage Band. You could use anything that works with MIDI's though. Since you're probably familiar with guitar, I highly recommend GuitarPro for making the MIDI's.

I second this, it has proven useful to me for recording crappy quality midi stuff. I like the interface, I learned how to compose (albeit in a guitar-centric way) while messing around with that program.
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#15
Very much depends on what music you plan to make.

Guitar Pro is great for rock/metal or just generally guitar dominated music.
Sibelius is far more powerful - better for composing musical scores and such. But I found it more clumsy for guitar dominated music.

Both can export midi. Which is very helpful.

If you want to compose electronic music, or compose from a midi keyboard or whatever, than I'd recommend a DAW such as Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic, Reaper or something.

It really depends on exactly what you want to do though.
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#17
your brain and your ear. if you have to rely on software to compose music, you may as well leave it to the machines.

if you're talking about software to notate it, i'd second sibelius. it's really very good.

and if you're talking about software to play it back, it's not going to sound very good (no matter what software you use) unless you really know how to mix and master well (and even then, you'll need to figure out how to get a decent sound in the first place).
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#19
Sibelius/Finale for scoring, but if you actually want to compose to a cinematic sequence or something like that, a DAW like Pro Tools/Digital Performer/Logic/Cubase is what you'll want.

If you actually want the software to write music for you, check out Max/MSP or PWGL.
#20
Sibelius!!
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#22
Pro tools. If you don't have 700 bucks audacity. Get those ideas on wax whilst they are still hot, bro's.
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#25
MuseScore is okay, has a loooooong way to go though. Sibelius (even Sibelius First, which is what I have/paid for) shits on it.
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#26
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Yeah, ****ing MuseScore is the best provided you don't care about the quality of your engraving.


i play jazz, bruh. they're lucky it's not scribbled in pencil.
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#27
Compose or produce?

Compose = Sibelius.
Produce = whatever DAW feels best to you.

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#28
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i play jazz, bruh. they're lucky it's not scribbled in pencil.

I heard some jazz kids talking at school the other day about how Finale was better than Sibelius because it could do way more stuff or some shit. And I was like, wait a minute, you need an advanced-page-layout-borderline-DTP software to write out lead sheets? Those must be some detailed arrangements.
#29
Finale is an ugly piece of shit
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#30
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I heard some jazz kids talking at school the other day about how Finale was better than Sibelius because it could do way more stuff or some shit. And I was like, wait a minute, you need an advanced-page-layout-borderline-DTP software to write out lead sheets? Those must be some detailed arrangements.


I had a 20ish page score once.
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