Best Software

Discussion in 'Sequencing Software' started by lamouchr, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. lamouchr

    lamouchr New Member

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    I am new to computer aided song writing. After many hourse of research, I am confused by the number of programs available. In your opinion, what is the best software out there to compose with. I also enjoy creating arrangments for concert bands and wold need to be able to manage multiple staffs in different keys???

    With what's out there, what is the best???
  2. forkperiod

    forkperiod New Member

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    I prefer Sonar 2.0 ....Finale Is great for composing too
  3. mjlinton

    mjlinton New Member

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    It depends on what you want to have as your end product.

    If you think your focus is writing sheet music. I would highly recommend Sibelius
    It has good documentation and many nice features. You can get a free demo of the product at www.sibelius.com. It handles mutiple instruments and selects the appropiate staff or staffs for each instrument automatically. Many instruments are predefined and you can define you own. You can give any staff any key signature you want even change key in the same staff. Think of it as a wordprocessing program for sheet music, or prehaps desktop sheet music publishing is a better analogy. One feature I don't believe is in the competitors product is that time signature is forced for each measure. For example if you have 2/2 time you cannot insert a whole note into the measure. All rests and notes in a measure always add up to the time signature because the program will not let you enter it otherwise. (You can of course change the time signature for any measure if you need to. ) You can make stylistic chocies and publication rules that further enhance readablity and clarity. Sibelius' documentation claims that it is extremely fast when inserting new phrases into an existing work. No matter how long the piece is it is always just as fast. I haven't yet been able to test them on this claim yet, but I have no reason to doubt it. I am using the Mac version of Siblelius (the PC version is in the same box). It is an extreemly well written program, one of the best I've seen in a long time.
  4. lolota

    lolota New Member

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    hi

    I think the best app for midi is all cakewalk line period
  5. bigscrb15

    bigscrb15 New Member

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    whats the best for mp3 or wav to midi conversion?
  6. jnglboogie

    jnglboogie New Member

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    cakewalk sonar 2.0 but now 3.0 is out
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    MeefoJoe New Member

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    adrianfpd New Member

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    did anybody know abcMus??
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    adrianfpd New Member

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    can help me to register it??
  10. lutzkibbutz

    lutzkibbutz New Member

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    I have gone the gamut from Emagic Logic to various others, and if I were just starting out I would like something relatively simple but powerful and inexpensive, and that would be a program called, "MasterTracks". It is also the software I use for live midi playback with my midi duo.
  11. sawwit

    sawwit New Member

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    i think cakewalk programs are the best. i am using cakewalk home studio 2002 for midi and cakewalk guitar pro for recording wav files. it's great.

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