Notation Software with Good Sound

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Trish, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Trish

    Trish Guest

    My friend is about to buy a midi/notation program and would like to know of
    any which are not too expensive but have good sound - especially for guitar,
    flute, and bass. Any input would be really appreciated.

    Thanks a lot.

    Trish
  2. In article <bddkad$rqftn$1@ID-71925.news.dfncis.de>, Trish
    <trish.conway@netzero.net> wrote:

    > My friend is about to buy a midi/notation program and would like to know of
    > any which are not too expensive but have good sound - especially for guitar,
    > flute, and bass.


    Usually midi sequencers and notation programs are two different things.

    In notation programs the sound part would come in when you hook the
    program up to your own synth. If you have a good midi module, it would
    sound good, not the software.

    Most frequently to get your midi sequence into notation you export it
    from the the sequencer, import it into the notation program and are
    repeating the process indicated above.

    > Any input would be really appreciated.


    Right now (partially due to the success of softsynth programs say I),
    hardware samplers which usually have very convincing accoustic
    instrument samples, are losing traction and blowing out models. Yamaha
    and Roland among them.

    I know of no significant scoring software that makes substantive use of
    softsynth technology. Yet.

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  3. JB Seattle

    JB Seattle Guest

    Midi has no sound whatsoever, it is a data file to tell a sound chip what to
    sound--the sound is in the chip or virtual synth program, not the midi
    software.
    Noteworthy is excellent for the price at www.noteworthy.com
    The SB Audigy card has excellent sounds for the price and hard to beat at
    the price and works well in the PC.
    JB
    "Trish" <trish.conway@netzero.net> wrote in message
    news:bddkad$rqftn$1@ID-71925.news.dfncis.de...
    > My friend is about to buy a midi/notation program and would like to know

    of
    > any which are not too expensive but have good sound - especially for

    guitar,
    > flute, and bass. Any input would be really appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks a lot.
    >
    > Trish
    >
    >
  4. Ananth

    Ananth Guest

    Melody Assistant / Harmony Assistant is one of the best and simplest, IMHO.

    Melody Assistant is abt 20$ or so. checkout www.myriad-online.com

    Harmony assistant is bit more costly and has few additional functionalities.
    Melody Assistant is a good thing to start with.

    It has inbuilt sound database, contains all usual samples (pianos, strings,
    woodwinds, brass, bass, drums etc.). Samples are good and u don't have to go
    for any expensive sound card to use these samples. Also, it support wav
    samples, midi and some inbuilt effects, and u can export ur stuff to midi,
    wav& mp3.

    Demo version available. Defenitely worth a try.

    If u can explain his needs, the resources he has, guys in this group may
    suggest more specific tool for ur friend.

    --
    Anbudan,
    Ananth.
    www.mp3.com/ananth_pattabi


    "Trish" <trish.conway@netzero.net> wrote
    > My friend is about to buy a midi/notation program and would like to know

    of
    > any which are not too expensive but have good sound - especially for

    guitar,
    > flute, and bass. Any input would be really appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks a lot.
    >
    > Trish

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