#1
Hello,

I'm trying my hardest to write my own songs. I've only been trained as a instrumentalist and never had too experience with writing lyrics, vocal melodies, etc. I feel it would be easier if I could record the music I write on a computer, add a bass line and drums behind it, listen to it over and over again and add lyrics. Does anyone know of a program I can get that will allow me to write bass lines, and drums beats on the computer. I don't mean record off a bass or drum machine, but actually score the music of a the bass line and drums on top of the music I write on guitar\piano? Thanks for the help if there is any for me :\!

-Jarep
#2
Guitar pro will give you a pretty cheap sounding yet rhythmically accurate version of anything you can notate.
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#3
I've used Guitar Pro in the past. The sound quality is not too good as you said. Is my only option to get a beat box and bass and record?

-Jarep
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Quote by Jarep
I've used Guitar Pro in the past. The sound quality is not too good as you said. Is my only option to get a beat box and bass and record?

-Jarep


No no no

It sounds like you want something a little more professional than Guitar Pro, so here's what I recommend you - get yourself a nice DAW (try Reaper, it's got a free version I think), record yourself with it and find some free VST (virtual instruments) plug-ins, load them in Reaper and program bass and drum tracks using MIDI. Given that you find a good VST plug-in and know what you're doing, you could get decent recordings all by yourself
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Quote by dankhus
No no no

It sounds like you want something a little more professional than Guitar Pro, so here's what I recommend you - get yourself a nice DAW (try Reaper, it's got a free version I think), record yourself with it and find some free VST (virtual instruments) plug-ins, load them in Reaper and program bass and drum tracks using MIDI. Given that you find a good VST plug-in and know what you're doing, you could get decent recordings all by yourself


This.

I use Guitar Pro to compose my bass/drums, export it as a midi file and then load it into my DAW to use different vsti's.