ITT: You post the programs you use to create music and why you use them.
>I'm looking for something new
>Pic mostly related
>Still use Audacity because it's caveman-level easy to use and I haven't really needed any extra features that it's missing
Finale, because I'm not a bitch who doesn't know how to score and compose real music.
I'm guessing you just record live stuff? It would make sense.
If you're doing electronic music, though, that's some kind of next level bullshit and I would be both in awe of you and exasperated about the fact that you do this.
Go check out some of TAL's free stuff. Also MDA has some nice stuff, too.
If you're willing to dish out $550 or so get Komplete.
With about $200 (I think?) you can get Xfer Records's Serum, which is like a better version of Massive. Say what you will about Steve Duda/BSOD/Deadmau5's music, they're good at the technical stuff, immensely.
thats what i thought producing used to be before i tried it myself. just generating tones and adjusting the pitch until you have a song thats professional sounding.
now that ive tried it, i still realize that producing can be hard work, but i have a little less respect for the trade knowing that its all done on a piano roll and could be learned in and out in a few months.
Gee, that sure is a fancy looking compressor.
Check out some M-Audio products.
>tfw have an Oxygen49 and still have no idea how to use any of the buttons/knobs/sliders
OP asked to post programs. not hardware or instruments...
I use FL, Reason, Sibelius. FL for most of my production, use it for jobs and have a few very nice orchestral and specialist/ethnic librarires.
Reason I still use for its glorious piano refils, and Sibelius for actually scoring scores. Import MIDI data into Sib, and you're good to edit and finish a score.
As for actually writing music, I follow a couple of methods:
>record yourself singing or whistling melody, transcribe
>record MIDI data live with a MIDI keyboard to a click or freetime for sketches or... freetime sections.
>write at the piano, organ, accordion, guitar, cello, whichever instrument I'm writing at. write in pen on manuscript and fuck the mistakes.
>enter notes by clicking with the mouse in the DAW
>record live instrument as the basis of a track
lmao dude you clearly have zero idea of what producing is if you think it's all "done on a piano roll"
this from the guy who only needs audacity because "I haven't really needed any extra features that it's missing"
jk here it is
i was thinking about adding a light synth on top... this is me just building my drums
Where my renoise bros at.
https://clyp.it/fb05ghdm latest thing
I use FL Studio,
Cause I don't really like Pro Tools and have no MIDI hardware.
Because it's easy to use and very configurable. You can do all the important shit and more.
I also like to have an overview at all times, so stuff like ableton annoys me.
And yes, i did try ableton. For a month actually.
>So wait...you play something?
just guitar as a hobby. I mess with recording afterwards, but im not a composer in anyway.
the shit you guys do with daws is insane to me. I just plug in and hit rec. minor adjustments maybe. it's a hobby so i dont even save anything.(it's not good enough)
oh hey another orchestralfag on /mu/. Never seen one before, I stalked you on the archives to listen to some of your stuff and you're good at the composing side but the digital realization stuff needs a bit of work lol.
this is the last thing I did with proper full digital orchestration (need to more but recently haven't had anything that's actually required it)
PIano in blue
Imperfect samples fazioli
Spitfire Mural vol.1/2
Cinewinds, Cineperc, Cinebrass (gr8 brass)
VOXOS (my favourite for female choral elements)
only just scratching the surface there's a shitload of other libraries I don't use for much.