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 Posted: Mon May 27th, 2013 05:03 pm
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Taking a hard look at, and am going to try the free trial period of MIXCRAFT 6, a "Garage Band" type program that works in windows.. can actually create the music using the virtual instruments in the program, supposedly without any ability to play an actual instrument... my question,
has anyone used this, if so, how user friendly did you find it, how did you interface with it, in other words, with just a computer keyboard, or a synthesizer, guitar, etc.,. any feedback would be appreciated



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 Posted: Mon May 27th, 2013 06:48 pm
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Hi Ed. I haven't used that, but I've used Microsoft Songsmith. It's essentially a chord generator. 2/3 of my music is written through that software.

That includes one that you really liked (although I can't remember which one it was without looking.)

If you do get the software, (assuming it works similar to my software) let me make you aware that there is a LOT of work to do after you "sing in" your melody and let the chords generate.

If you decide to use it, and like how it sounds, feel free to talk to me about patterning and the importance of setting the instruments up just so.

Also, you can probably convert to midi with your software, and you can download a free notation software to convert to chords and/or musical notation.

You can adjust any note instantly with the notation software to make fine tuning adjustments. You can also add additional tracks.

There's a lot to learn, but it's a very EMPOWERING way to write songs.

Again. Feel free to ask me (or several others here who use DAWS software) for direction.



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 Posted: Mon May 27th, 2013 07:24 pm
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Thanks Verlon.. anything like this is going to be a challenge for this old man... but, I can try it for a trial period and see if I can do anything with it... I know what I'd like to do... 2 things.. take the music to one song I wrote 25 years ago and change the time and the chords, and a resulting change of the melody... and #2, just write the melody to a set of lyrics I have... I plan to play with each thing about 2 days to see what happens... wish me luck, I may need A LOT of it... ha ha



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 Posted: Tue May 28th, 2013 03:51 am
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You're welcome Ed. Anything I can do to help speed up your learning curve... just feel free to ask.

What you're using might (or might not) be applicable to what I do and vice versa.



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I use Mixcraft and I really really like it. It's easy to learn and it is stable. Mixcraft is a full featured DAW with lots of effects, loops, a midi editor and you can even make videos with it. I was up and recording within a few minutes and I am not a tech savvy guy.

GET IT!

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