Quartz AudioMaster Freeware v4.6
by Digital Sound Planet

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Operating System: Windows 2000/NT/98/95
File Size: 2.7 MB
License: Freeware (All Free software)
License Conditions:

N/A

System Requirements:

32MB RAM, Pentium 300, Full-duplex sound card

Last Updated: 2000-11-20
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Tags : mix | recording | studio | sequencer | wave | audio | midi | music | mp3

Software Description

Quartz AudioMaster Freeware is a powerful though easy-to-use multitrack recorder and MIDI sequencer running under Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and the best way to try the Quartz Audio Family software concept for FREE (fully working - no limitation at all - it's not a trial version).

It is intended for people who want to record, compose, mix, play and share music using a computer and a sound card.

It features 4 stereo audio tracks, 16 MIDI tracks, effect plug-ins, per-track EQ, Aux buses, Video sync, Score, GM/GS/XG and "Piano roll" editors and all the functionalities required to easily share musical projects across the internet up to its multitrack compressed file format.

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Just like midisoft studio

Well, not visually, but in essence the same thing with 4, instead of 2, wav audio tracks. I abandoned that finally when it became too antiquated. Absolutely no vst support. It's fine when using mid files to play through my old DR-5 but I don't want to do that anymore. I'm looking for a good free sequencer that will allow me to sync my vst synths to drums. On the drum side of things I use Hydrogen which is fantastic, especially when you create your own drum kits, bu thas no interface with any type of vst hosts out there. This is getting harder and harder to find. Anybody know of anything I haven't tried and discarded? (Reaper, Anvil, Ableton Live, many more.....)

DSP no more

Digital Sound Planet, the company that made the Quartz Audio line of software, is no more:
https://controlledfeedback.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/digital-sound-planet-goes-out-of-business-leaving-customers-without-unlock-keys-for-their-software/

If the free version of

If the free version of Quartz Audio Master requires an unlock key like the paid versions do, it means you won’t be able to use it for more than a few days, now that the DSP website is down.

Why do ppl try 2 ruin ur pc!

What is wrong with this world!!! Hackerz, spyware, etc. Just by reading some of the comments 4 this program I dont even wanna download it...damn cant a broke guy from the ghetto find a free recording studio software that wont stuff up up my computer?

umm...

in some cases, no.

Lag in QuartzAudio?

I'm running this program on XP with a Keystation 49 - finally sorted out the various start-up issues (no sound, couldn't record, etc.! ) that I see a lot of others have already posted....

So now I have the various voices accessible, and can record and playback. BUT - I still have two problems that I can't figure out (I'm a musician but new to music software) - anyone have ideas?

A) There is a serious lag from key depression to note sound - about half a second or so, which really throws off my tempo. Suggestions?

B) I set up four midi tracks and recorded the first voice as Harp. I then wanted to play back the Harp track while I recorded the second track with a different voice - Clarinet. However, when I set the second voice it changed in all four tracks, including the first one - so my harp became a clarinet. Is it possible to set four different (or more) voices, one in each track? It should be and I'm probably just missing a clicked button somewhere.

Thank you, everyone who's taken the time to comment and answer so far - this is more helpful than a lot of places I've looked! Hoping someone has ideas for my particular noobie questions.... :)

Judith

audio lag!

there is no fix for these types of problems for freeware or sharewhere only close to fixed. if u respond to this ill send u a couple of music programs that i currently use (reason 5 and sonar 8) if not go to the options menu of whateverprogram u are running and find ur midi device (keystation 49) in the same area look for audio output, and find ur sound card. if ur just using the keyboard and computer it will prob.be wme. from there adjust the audio buffers in the latencey. if u plan on doing this for awhile or anything more than just for fun i suggest purchasing an external sound and midi device. there simple to use and plug right into ur usb port. so goodluck

Digital Recording and mixing

Hi, I read you paragraph on the Hitsquad WEB page and I sounds as if you have already been through what I am going through.

I am trying to find some decent software that will enable me to record and mix several channels of instrument and vocals. I am interested in starting with freeware until I learn enough to know what I need out of a commercial product.

Any guidance that you can give me along these line will be appreciated. I am running Windows 8. Thanks Barry

PalmettoBAR@mail.com

Here's some great free music production software for you

Hi Barry,

It can be hard finding good free software to do what you want, so we compiled a short-list of the best free music production software which can do what you want at http://www.hitsquad.com/best-music-production-software/#Free

Cheers,
Jason.

programs

Hi roblo925, I am interested in the programs that you are offering. (reason 5, sonar 8) Thanks, Joey N.

Multi-track music recording

I was just about to download the Quartz Audio application when I read your negative comments. It sounds as if you have already been through the quest on which I have just embarked. I just want some software that will allow me to record MIDI data from a Yamaha keyboard. All of the other features would just be icing on the cake. Do you have any suggestions?

Delays in key to sound is usually a latency problem!

Delays in key to sound is usually a latency problem, there should be an option to adjust that within the program.

SYNCRO

CAN NOT FIND THE SYNCRONAISATION IN
OPTIONS.WHY NOT ?

horrible software

this is terrbile. please dont download it. write me an email and i'll explain in furthur detail.

thank you

dont let this program ruin your creative work as it did mine.
everything wiped out!!!

Re: horrible software

What a remarkably substantiated posting.

: this is terrbile. please dont download it. write me an email and i'll explain in furthur detail.

: thank you

: dont let this program ruin your creative work as it did mine.
: everything wiped out!!!

user friendly sequencing

Folks, I have a problem here. While I don't claim to be a genius nor a certified moron, I have problem finding the right musical creation and sequencing software that will make things as simple as they were with "Player pro" once I had my Mac..

Anyone with some advice ?

TIA

Karl the buzzard Hodgson

user friendly sequencing

Folks, I have a problem her. While I don't claim to be a genius nor a certified moron, I have problem finding the right musical creation and sequencing software that will make things as simple as they were with "Player pro" once I had my Mac..

Anyone with some advice ?

TIA

Karl the buzzard Hodgson

Quartz Audio Master crashes...

Quartz Audio Master crashes when I try to configure MIDI Devices (from Options menu). My PC runs with Win95 and a SoundBlaster AWE64. Anyone got the same error? Could you help me please?

Importing audio - Quartz Mpeg Layer 3??

Hello:

I'm trying to import an mp3 file to an audio track, but it keeps telling me my file is not compatible with Mpeg Layer 3. I ripped the file using Windows Media Player. I googled Quartz mpeg layer 3 and didn't come up with anything that looked like it would help. Is there a program I can use to convert the file? If you respond, kindly keep the langauage simple since I'm kind of new to this.

Thanks

if you have iTunes, you can

if you have iTunes, you can convert the song to MPEG easily. On the top bar, click Edit>Preferences>General>import settings and I think the AAC encoder changes files to MPEG. After that's done, right click a song and select "create (whatever) version" and it will make a copy of the song in the new format. personally i just suggest using Audacity recording software though if you want to stick with free stuff.

missing WMDVL.DLL file for quartz audiomaster freeware

Would anyone that has installed the freeware program called quartz audiomaster and not been able to run the program because of an error that reads " missing WMDVL>DLL file " be so kind as to send me a copy of this file so that I can copy it to the installation program. I have seen it in action and am quite impressed with its capabilities. Looking forward to anyone that can help me and THANK YOU in advance for this request and any tips that could help.

julien.

Re: missing WMDVL.DLL file for quartz audiomaster freeware

: Would anyone that has installed the freeware program called quartz audiomaster and not been able to run the program because of an error that reads " missing WMDVL>DLL file " be so kind as to send me a copy of this file so that I can copy it to the installation program. I have seen it in action and am quite impressed with its capabilities. Looking forward to anyone that can help me and THANK YOU in advance for this request and any tips that could help.

: julien.

Re: missing WMDVI.DLL file for quartz audiomaster freeware

: Would anyone that has installed the freeware program called quartz audiomaster and not been able to run the program because of an error that reads " missing WMDVI.DLL file " be so kind as to send me a copy of this file so that I can copy it to the installation program. I have seen it in action and am quite impressed with its capabilities. Looking forward to anyone that can help me and THANK YOU in advance for this request and any tips that could help.

: julien.

Re: missing WMDVI.DLL file for quartz audiomaster freeware

: : Would anyone that has installed the freeware program called quartz audiomaster and not been able to run the program because of an error that reads " missing WMDVI.DLL file " be so kind as to send me a copy of this file so that I can copy it to the installation program. I have seen it in action and am quite impressed with its capabilities. Looking forward to anyone that can help me and THANK YOU in advance for this request and any tips that could help.

: : julien.

Re: missing WMDVI.DLL file for quartz audiomaster freeware

If someone could send me the file too I'd be greatful. ehlm_harris@tccsa.net

Re: missing WMDVI.DLL file for quartz audiomaster freeware

download the particuliar .ddl file from here
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?wmdvi

and put it into the directory

Missing WMDVI.dll file

When I try to run the program for the first time, I get the error message a required .dll file was not found, namely wmdvi.dll.

Re: Missing WMDVI.dll file

: When I try to run the program for the first time, I get the error message a required .dll file was not found, namely wmdvi.dll. What can I do?

Re: Missing WMDVI.dll file

: : When I try to run the program for the first time, I get the error message a required .dll file was not found, namely wmdvi.dll. What can I do?

Re: Missing WMDVI.dll file

: : : When I try to run the program for the first time, I get the error message a required .dll file was not found, namely wmdvi.dll. What can I do?

Re: Missing WMDVI.dll file

: : : : When I try to run the program for the first time, I get the error message a required .dll file was not found, namely wmdvi.dll. What can I do?

Someone said, look via Google, many downloads available - done...now, where do I put the file?

Working in XP (if that means anything), put it Windows, Driver Files ...still won't start up, doesn't recognize .dll file...

Re: Missing WMDVI.dll file

: When I try to run the program for the first time, I get the error message a required .dll file was not found, namely wmdvi.dll.

Re: Missing WMDVI.dll file

just enter the full term in google and u will get hundreds of hits! i did it the same way, some people offer this dll for download! just copy it into the installation directory and it will work!
sorry for my poor english! ;)

can't import midi files

when i go to import a midi file there isn't any there but if i look on windows explorer they are all there? someone help me please!!!

Re: can't import midi files

Are you looking in the right directory?
Are the folder options view "hide known extension" checked?
it only reads *.mid extension, not *.midi

more and precisely information

I download"Quartz AudioMaster Freeware" but I am not arrive to use it.Please help me.

Re: more and precisely information

: I download"Quartz AudioMaster Freeware" but I am not arrive to use it.Please help me.

If you want to make your own music, use the piano roll window, where you see grids on the window
and piano keys on the left. Change your tool to the pen tool and click on any box. A box is a note that you can adjust in length, etc.

drum parts

How the heck does one get a drum part on QAM? I'm a percussion freak and I can't get to a single percussive instrument!! (=(

Re: drum parts

: How the heck does one get a drum part on QAM? I'm a percussion freak and I can't get to a single percussive instrument!! (=(

Use channel 10 "A10" in any of the midi tracks.
Once done, instruments will have options for
standard, orchesta, jazz percussion.
Use the piano roll window to use drums.
Change the normal to GMX or other type
to see names of percussion instruments on the left side of window

Fullversion regristration problem

Hey Just wondering if any one has come in to this problem.
I needed to reformat my computer So i uninstalled my brought copy of quartz audio master and got the uninstalation key.
When I loaded windows back on and reinstalled my software I put in my serial number but the instalation keys(differnt thing) were not the same put in my uninstalation key on to the my plannet thing and got my unlocking key.
It says unreconised serial number
I need to use this software in my studio and a few other people on the dsp web site have had the same problem. Digtal sound plannet is uncontactable Phoned for about 2 weeks every day no luck emailed about 3 email adresses on their page (sales,webmaster,support)no reply for weeks
HELP!
Jord

drums

too stupid for drums? is there a possibility to get a drum track in the qam freeware. my midi keyboard has drums in number 00, which is not available in qam midi selector....

windows start button

I have a Gateway P4 machine w/ XP home. Whenever I get through with Quartz AudioMaster, nothing shows up when I click the Windows start button. The button depresses, but no flyout menu appears. AHWBA.

Sound Card

Ok i tryed 3 different sound cards - one of them worked fine in windows 98 - it was an avance generic card - but then i put the exact shit on 2k and it only saw the MIDI prtion of the card and no wave portion - same thing in xp - same thing with my integrated sound card (aOpen Mother board) same god damn thing with sound blaster live platnium! works only on 98 with the wave input - MIDI works fine on all cards on all OS's but it will not recognise anything for wave other than in 98! - - Help!! and dont tell me about updating drivers or reinstalling programs i know ,,, did,,, wont work! - anyone with usefull information please let me know what could be causing this and how to fix it
thanx

CD burning from quarts

Hello,
This is a great program but I have not been able to burn more than one track to a cd. I can burn one track but not have them combined. Could someone help me with some ideas? Thanks

onli saved as sequence files?

this may be a dumb question... but... when i use this program, it only saves my work as a .seq file, which means i can't play it with any other program, like quicktime or windows media player. There's no drop down menu to save it as a different type of file... so how do i change it?

can't get the midi keyboard to play!

I can play sounds via the PC keyboard, but although my midi keyboard makes the lights by the channel go up - there is no sound. Have tried the MIDI Keyboard configure tick box on and off. Feeling stuck and depressed.

Input signal Help

How do I start recording, there seems to be no input signal?

Re: Input signal Help

: How do I start recording, there seems to be no input signal? -

you have to go to the options | inputs/ outputs section of the program and set it up to work with your sound card to get it to work - good luck because unless you are on windows 98 this fag ass non supported program will not recognize a card worth a shit - i have tryed 3 different cards on xp and 2k and they work fine with MIDI but no freeking wave recognitiion! good luck!

Re: Input signal Help

I'm here looking for the same help. I've been using quartz for a long time. stopped using it on this computer for about a year and now it doesn't recognize any signal. all my other recording programs work fine but quartz is my favorite. wish I could fix it :( boo hoo

Re: Input signal Help

ah hah! I finally figured it out. in my sound options I had the recording properties set to "microphone" instead of "line in". I hope I've helped someone out there :)

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