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best music maker program?

Post by Caton » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:09 am

where can I find the best music maker program?
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Post by LittleZbot » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:41 pm

Logic Pro for Mac is fantastic, but complicated. It's a lot cheaper than Pro Tools, and almost as good.

Evilgrapez (https://soundcloud.com/evilgrapez-music) recommends Mixcraft 7. It has a 30-Day Trial, and works well for PCs. It's also much simpler. It's his favorite DAW, right behind Logic Pro. It comes with several stock loops too, to help get you on your way to song writing.

http://www.apple.com/logic-pro/

http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/
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Post by ~xpr'd~ » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:39 am

For me, nothing can beat the ease-of-use and nevertheless complexity of FL Studio. It's extremely expensive compared to many other programs, but it's very much worth the price if you're going to get serious about music.
https://www.image-line.com/flstudio/

For something free and easy, try Musagi. It's good at making chiptunes and not much else. But it is free, and still quite powerful.
http://www.drpetter.se/project_musagi.html
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Post by Caton » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:11 pm

how do I make very good music. like for a movie.
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Post by garirry » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:20 am

You keep trying to make music and it'll get better and better over the time. Don't expect to make movie-grade music, unless you work in the industry for 10 years, you'll never make that happen.
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Post by Caton » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:31 pm

Is this good for starters?
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Post by Blazeknight » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:22 am

Magix Music Maker Premium is also good, it has a lot of built in and addon-able soundpools
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Post by Caton » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:22 am

I wonder what patrick used?
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Post by garirry » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:26 am

Caton wrote:I wonder what patrick used?
Used for what? He didn't make his games' music.
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Post by tyteen4a03 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:37 am

I don't remember which one he used to make the sound effects, but yes he has used one.
and the duck went moo

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Post by jdl » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:14 pm

I believe for sound effects Patrick used Sound Forge 4.5.
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Post by cloudrac3r » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:02 am

I've heard a lot about FL Studio. I find it confusing to use, but it clearly has a lot of things you can do. It's pretty pricey, but there's a free version which is exactly the same, only you can't save your files. An artist Erik Pacheco uses FL Studio, you can get his Twitter here http://twitter.com/xarnyx and his SoundCloud here http://soundcloud.com/erikjude

If you just want to manipulate existing audio, then Audacity is FOR SURE the way to go. It can record, overlay tracks, change speed, add crazy effects, even play sound backwards... It supports several audio formats, (MP3, WAV, OGG) and it's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Yes, FREEE!!!! It's not too good at producing original sound though.

Or just go all chiptuney and get Little Sound DJ (LSDJ) for Nintendo Game Boy. This one costs $0.01, or however much you are willing to donate. This one is very confusing, but if you can figure it out, you are awesome. I did :)

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Post by myuacc1studios » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:10 am

cloudrac3r wrote:I've heard a lot about FL Studio. I find it confusing to use, but it clearly has a lot of things you can do. It's pretty pricey, but there's a free version which is exactly the same, only you can't save your files. An artist Erik Pacheco uses FL Studio, you can get his Twitter here http://twitter.com/xarnyx and his SoundCloud here http://soundcloud.com/erikjude

If you just want to manipulate existing audio, then Audacity is FOR SURE the way to go. It can record, overlay tracks, change speed, add crazy effects, even play sound backwards... It supports several audio formats, (MP3, WAV, OGG) and it's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Yes, FREEE!!!! It's not too good at producing original sound though.

Or just go all chiptuney and get Little Sound DJ (LSDJ) for Nintendo Game Boy. This one costs $0.01, or however much you are willing to donate. This one is very confusing, but if you can figure it out, you are awesome. I did :)

I've got reply notifications turned on, so ask any questions you like!
Sounds cool, but this topic is 4 months old, please don't bump it. :roll:
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Post by cloudrac3r » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:07 pm

Sorry about that, I didn't check the datestamp. You should maybe close this thread or something, I'm not sure how that works.
I'll turn off replies now :)
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Post by samuelthx » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:39 pm

myuacc1studios wrote: Sounds cool, but this topic is 4 months old, please don't bump it. :roll:
I personally don't see a problem with bumping this thread with relevant information? Also I don't see what position you're in to act like a moderator 8) 8) 8)

IDK if you're looking for budget stuff you could technically use Garageband? For sounds you could simply go to an online sound library such as http://soundbible.com/free-sound-effects-1.html

For music tracks you could look at Incompetech or other CC/Public Domain music sources. musopen.org is a good site for royalty-free classical music.

There's no need to rely on "exotic" or expensive methods: sometimes the simplest methods work as well :wink:
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Post by Pawelec » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:09 pm

Caton wrote:how do I make very good music. like for a movie.

Whooo, wait a minute. Do you mean orchestral music?

First you need to learn composition (that is: harmony, voice leading and instrumentation), which should take you at least two years before you could compose a decent orchestral track. Even if you skipped learning music notation and ignored the instruments' abilities for the sake of using a sequencer there's still a lot to learn about harmony - in my opinion a year is a minimum. Seriously, think twice before you start, because it really takes time and if you want to write astonishing music after a week of trial and error you'll get nothing except disappointment.


And if you're interested in period music, like me (I'm fascinated by Classical period) - well, after three years of learning I'm by no means close to composing a complete piece. I've got a ton of sketches, motifs and passages composed but they don't fit each other well enough to form a piece.
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Post by Caton » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:15 am

what do you think friends on the other side voodoo theme uses?
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Post by garirry » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:17 am

Caton wrote:what do you think friends on the other side voodoo theme uses?
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You think we have any idea?
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Post by Caton » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:18 am

some of you guys know music.
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Post by garirry » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:20 am

Caton wrote:some of you guys know music.
Yes, but knowledge of music doesn't give us the power to determine what software was used for X piece of music.
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