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 Posted: Sun Feb 1st, 2009 01:29 am
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i hope i can post these here, and don't turn out to be anything but helpfull for you folks, just things that may help in songwriting etc...

if links are not allowed please delete my posts,

http://www.jamstudio.com

i had a look at this one and it has a nice melody application, click and paste style, im using it to hear the changes of chords in a song eg, hearing what goes well together, maybe worth a look

also an application like sampletank (a multisound library) but free

http://www.yellowtools.com

independance free..

also im looking for that website that has the online studio daw... people can collaberate together, but the nifty bit was it had an online flash or java recording software built in. if anyone knows?

please place info on cool stuff found over the internet, i love to discovers

check out this too

you need flash and speakers

http://www.hobnox.com/index.1056.en.html

for all the roland junkies.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 1st, 2009 01:48 am
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We were going to try our hand at that here for TSF but really couldn't find any software stable enough to avoid system crashes and overhead.  It would have given users the ability to do it online with other songwriters.  Being able to send tracks in the form of WAV files to their partners would help timimg and sync issues.  The bandwidth is another issue as it can get way expensive.

So far I have scrapped the idea until something cones down the road.

-Mike

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 Posted: Sun Feb 1st, 2009 02:15 am
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http://www.jamglue.com

i just need to see if people from tsf could keep it for members eg.. have a project people could see but only interact if invited

first look is that it is a online daw, and that you can upload tracks and collaberate, but what is the copyright and legals. i 'll look into it a bit more. might be a collaberation studio people could use here or it could be crap..

ill keep you posted



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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2009 02:23 am
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totally independently (I didn't see this post before) I stumbled into this site

http://www.jamstudio.com

and here's my two cents on it. I was worth checking it out, I'm telling you!

I think it's an amazing tool for those folks here who have full songs (not just lyrics) but do not have the means or skills to put it together and record musically. This thing consists of only one screen, as straightforward and simple as a piece of carrot cake (wait, carrot cake is way more complex!;)); it's entirely online (you don't need to download anything), it's loop-based (it means uses pre-recorded bis and riffs for all basic instruments) and if you know the chords you will be jamming within seconds! If you sign up (it's like $5 a month) you will be able to save your songs as mp3 (it will email them to you!). Now granted, it may not be as good as a professionally made demo, but it will be as close to it as you can get without knowing how to play an instrument. You will get a decent sample that you can present to  band or simply post here for feedback. Try it out! I ended up playing with it for an hour and liked it!

Things to keep in mind: 1) you DO need to know the chords for your song (like C, G, D, etc.). 2) it will not record your vocals, however I think you can download their free software that allows you to do that or you can use any other recording software; 3) It is pretty basic (it allows only one chord per bar/measure, no drum fills) but still is a great tool to capture your idea without spending tons of time or money.

Drakien: good call, brother!



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 Posted: Sun Mar 15th, 2009 11:14 pm
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 Thats a pretty cool tool, even I was able to have a song going in a minute or so.  It seems to have a nice library of sounds too.... considering it's free.  I was able to find instruments that played lively and turn them on at a point where I wanted a fill and it sounded good.  You can do it with drums too but it's more limited with them. 



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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2009 11:45 am
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yes , ihave my guitar back now and im ready to record, BUT my last two open mic songs were done with jamstudio, i payed the 5 bucks a month and as i knew the chords i wanted, it worked for me,

i suppose the tric is to mix it up a bit or it sounds a bit loopy and repetitive...

but tell me what other loop based software lets you change the key without bad side effects, eg sony acid or any loop software, its basic and wont turn any record executives heads, but its a tool i love and its easy to get into and start creating with....

with the 5 bucks subscription you get to save your stuff, and get the music mp3'd and sent to you via email......

its gonna be my songwriting tool of choice, for getting basic melodies and song ideas down....

next it will be prince on my payroll to melodize my music as he plays 100 or so instruments and timberland to remix my beats, lol! then i will sound like all the other radio stars...hey wait,

now who wants that? original and buetiful is where its at.



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 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2009 02:05 pm
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 Dean, I went back and listened to the tunes you did with it.... I'm even more impressed with it now... "Laying My Roots Back Down" blew me away the first time I heard it, the music struck me as being incredible.  I dont play anything except for drums, but I have a keyboard and I can pick out 3 or 4 notes that sound good together, so I'll figure out what those combinations would be thoughout a song, then call my mom and give her the notes and she tells me what chord it is.  After that it only takes a few minutes to have the song playing on jamstudio.... then it's just a matter of choosing instruments and sounds.  It is a great tool for the musically inept.  Thanks for posting the link.



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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2012 06:46 pm
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Hi Mike,
I am involved in a small local site in Dallas Texas. We have the same issue...money!!

At the end of the day if we want to do a "real"colab we assign one person to be the "gate keeper"...to put all the tracks on their DAW. It is a lot of work for that person so we move the work load around from time to time. We post .wav files to soundcloud.

We use indaba some but it is a pain in the....

No real answer to this issue without spend a good bit of money....space...bandwidth...FTP...and on and on.



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 Posted: Sat Aug 4th, 2012 03:37 pm
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This is a little funny. Sense Drakien made this post I have found a drummer I am working with every week in Brisbane Australia.I live in Miami Florida. Small world.

I am using ohmstudio now. It is at the moment free but is coming out of beta soon and you will have to pay. It is a very near real time collaboration on line daw.

We have plenty of very good musicians on that site. What we do not have is very many singer songwriters.

There seams to be a serious disconnect between musicians and vocalist/songwriters. I just don't get it. Yes I can sing but I am not blessed with a great voice.I also write songs but only a few are any good to me.

I can get high quality music put together. I have the players who want to collaborate and some killer people at that!! I have all the high quality equipment to make things happen. I know a note or two myself.

If you need music, let me know. I can get that done. If you have a good voice and want to sing I have a hundred projects in need of a vocalist.

Last edited on Sat Aug 4th, 2012 03:50 pm by Planobilly



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 Posted: Sat Mar 23rd, 2013 10:53 pm
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JamStudio looks interesting. I will see what I can get out of it.



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