March 2001 Archive of Music Software Discussion & Help Page  

Music Software Discussion and Help


Archive: March 2001



[ Archive: February 2001] [ Archive: January 2001] [ Archive: December 2000] [ Archive: November 2000] [ Archive: October 2000] [ Archive: September 2000] [ Archive: August 2000] [ Archive: July 2000] [ Archive: June 2000] [ Archive: May 2000] [ Archive: April 2000] [ Archive: March 2000] [ Archive: February 2000] [ Archive: January 2000] [ Archive: December 1999] [ Archive: November 1999] [ Archive: October 1999] [ Archive: September 1999] [ Archive: August 1999] [ Archive: July 1999] [ Archive: June 1999] [ Archive: May 1999] [ Archive: April 1999] [ Archive: March 1999] [ Archive: February 1999]

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

wav files and cakewalk.

I am using a PC with a cakewalk express program.
I can save the compositions in bun.files,std files, wav.files folders etc etc. However when i try to burn them onto CD, they are not available as wav files to select,drag and drop !
What am i doing wrong ??
Do I need to mix them down to 2 track, to make them wav files ?? How do I do this ?
Awaiting a reply, a frustrated novice !

USB SysEx for PC to KORG Z1..... HELP!!

I recently downloaded some sounds from the excellent ProRec. But the software to get the sounds out of my PC laptop USB, to a MIDI Sport, to the Z1 Synth needs a SysEx send utility for the USB. Where can I get this stuff?

Re: USB SysEx for PC to KORG Z1..... HELP!!

Email me and I will send a progam to you.

Bo

USB SysEx for PC to KORG Z1..... HELP!!

I recently downloaded some sounds from the excellent ProRec. But the software to get the sounds out of my PC laptop USB, to a MIDI Sport, to the Z1 Synth needs a SysEx send utility for the USB. Where can I get this stuff?

no Download sceern

Hello,
i try to download the mp2wav software, but in the download screen i wait and i wait but nothing happend
the download screen not display

GET SCREEN NAME

: Hello,
: i try to download the mp2wav software, but in the download screen i wait and i wait but nothing happend
: the download screen not display

Reason VS Fruityloops

I would like any feed back regarding the comparison of these two software based work stations. If any one considers one better than the other and why. I have played with both demos and although I really like (Propellerheads)Reason. I was pleasantly surprised with the fruityloops program. Are there any major quirks that would make one more appealable than the other?

Thanks,

J.

Re: Reason VS Fruityloops

nice comparison rarextacy..very helpful! :D

Re: Reason VS Fruityloops

Well, I have both Reason AND Fruityloops

First starting out last year with Fruityloops I quickly found it to be a wonderful lil program, doing what others just could not do..

Basically, its a full Loops sampler.

meaning you can make a drum beat.. then along in your loop add a completely different drum beat, edit it any way you want, and make it sound as if you are just changing beats all through the entire song without people thinking oh, he's using a drum machine with the same loop.

programs can do this, but they have made it so hard to do.. you usually end up with one beat pattern and it plays over N over through the song unless you know how to sit and do a pattern over N over to get it right..

I recently Bought reason, and was blown away at first when I made a lil tune in less than 1 hour that rivaled what I had been able to do in fruityloops..

BOTH of them lack something.. fruityloops to me lacks the ability to create an entire sequenced song.. yes I can make beats like no other with it, and loop over N over.. but i can't really make anything as original as I would like due to the lack of MIDI keyboarding.. I cannot press record on fruity loops and have it record the notes from my keyboard.. but I hear FL3 has this feature. if it does, that would be nice. but fruityloops will have the ultimate tool in the industry if they could just create a top of the line sequencer that can edit both MIDI keyboard notes and the Loop patterns you create. they would also need a good software synth engine with a good number of sounds.

Reason is on the verge of this. they created a wonderful tool that does it all and has a decent sequencer.. But the lack of instruments, and the lack of creativity in the drum department is a let down.. - I mean I can create some great songs with this program, But in the end i am constantly struggling with the ReDrum-Drum-machine.

I mean its nice to create loops with if you can make up a nice instrumental section.. but if you want shift changes, pans, and things like this, then fruityloops is on top of that.

SO in the end I am choosing reason.
Because it has all modules necessary to just sit and make up a nice piece.

with fruityloops, I had to use 2 additional programs just to get the result I get from REASON.

Reason has all the modules needed to create a nice sounding CD quality track that wowed my friends more than some of the things I made in Fruityloops.

But with no doubt I have created a ton of songs in fruityloops just because of the sheer drum power it has. If I can find a way to imitate the drum power of fruityloops in reason, I will be on my way.

Final review:

Fruityloops - Great for making LOOPS, techno/rap type sounds. but lack of MIDI keyboard Input and good full loop and Midi sequencer make this a very good program but not the best it can be..

Reason - Great for composing and letting your creative juices flow. But lack of creativity in drum department and lack of instrument sounds leave a bit to be desired.

I have a feeling Both companies will be trying their hardest to make a cakewalk based computer sequencer with all the bells N whistles of full studio hardware.

Frankly even tho I spent 300+ on reason,

I think Fruityloops can win if they can adopt cakewalks midi type keyboard sequencing..
with a good software synth engine..

once you can play your keyboard freely in fruityloops instead of using a mouse to make notes, - limitations will no longer exist.. within that program.

RareXtacy..

test - ignore

testpost<a href=http://www.personal-site.com/vickie/><img src=http://www.narky.net/blink.gif border=0></a><a href=http://www.personal-site.com/vickie/><img src=http://www.narky.net/blink.gif border=0></a><a href=http://www.oii-iio.com/><img src=http://www.narky.net/blink.gif border=0></a>

Re: Reason VS Fruityloops

my opinions-

fruityloops attempts to catter for every possible musical desire while reasons more hardware orientated design has various limitations that are designed to favourably influence the creative flow (ie the virtual control voltages).

some people like to have lots of options at every stage of production while others (like myself) like realistic limitations that you can work around as this can help some people focus their ideas without getting distracted by other possibilitys.

any comments?

Re: Reason VS Fruityloops

FL has proven accurate sample timing, Reason has proved to fail the test. Bottom Line.

Baseline synths

Hello
I wonder if anyone can advise me of te best soft baseline synths on
the market?

Cheers
Ashley

Re: Baseline synths

<a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/MuonTau/">Muon Tau </a>
<a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Muon_Atom/">Atom </a>
<a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Muon_Atom_Pro/">Atom Pro </a>
<a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Neon_Synthesizer_win/">Neon </a>
<a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/JX220/">JX220</a>
: Hello
: I wonder if anyone can advise me of te best soft baseline synths on
: the market?

: Cheers
: Ashley

Re: Baseline synths

I enjoyed <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/RubberDuck/">RubberDuck</a> when I used it. easy to use and made a decent sound.

Lisa

: Hello
: I wonder if anyone can advise me of te best soft baseline synths on
: the market?

: Cheers
: Ashley

How do I convert MP3 to MIDI format

I have MP3 format music that needs to be in MIDI format to use in another program I have. Is there shareware available to do this conversion?
Thanks.

Re: How do I convert MP3 to MIDI format

: I have MP3 format music that needs to be in MIDI format to use in another program I have. Is there shareware available to do this conversion?
: Thanks.
HELP ME!!!!!

Re: How do I convert MP3 to MIDI format

Yes, but it might not sound any good. Just convert the Mp3 to WAV and then get a program like <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Wav2MID/">WAV2MID</a> or <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/WaveGoodbye/">WaveGoodbye</a>. Hope that helps...

Lisa

: I have MP3 format music that needs to be in MIDI format to use in another program I have. Is there shareware available to do this conversion?
: Thanks.

Opcode Vision Software

I am looking for the old version of Opcode Vision 2.x or 3.x for Macintosh.
If you know of any, Please send me emai at 1hamid@home.com and I will send money order for the purchase.

Thank You,
Hamid

Creating Sheet Music on a Mac

I have a situation where my choir director will not let me use Acc. Tracks when singing at church. She perfers live instruments. The problem is finding sheet music for some of the songs that I have tracks for. Sheet music either doesn't exist or is in the wrong key. Is there a way to either take a sound file and generate sheet music or take a scanned copy of sheet music and generate a digital file that can be transposed & printed? I realize I'm asking for the moon, but I had to try. Thanks for ANY help you can give.

libraries...catalogue

I wish to transfer a catalogue of vinal albums to a format which will allow me to search and retrieve a selection of songs, say 12, and then have them transferred automatically to cd. Does such softwear exist, what would you recommend ? thanks

R.E.M. > Intsrumental version!!!

Desperately looking for an instrumental version of :
"It's the end of the world"
from R.E.M.
Thanks,
Arnaud

Typical for a REM fan..

: Desperately looking for an instrumental version of :
: "It's the end of the world"
: from R.E.M.
: Thanks,
: Arnaud

abomination to sofware music creation

Techno/Dance ejay are the most retarted things i have ever seen you press like 10 buttons and youve got a techno song. only problem is that everyone can make the exact same song in 2 min. this only fuels the people that say software synths and composers are for no talents.

Re: abomination to sofware music creation

No way. Not at all. It's how you use the software that counts. My first attempts were absolutely terrible, but I got better. You learn stuff like layering sounds, playing with beats and fucking up samples. I think that people who knock people who use the software are just making a generalisation and are probably trying to put themselves on a pedestal to make up for their own lack of esteem.

Lisa

: Techno/Dance ejay are the most retarted things i have ever seen you press like 10 buttons and youve got a techno song. only problem is that everyone can make the exact same song in 2 min. this only fuels the people that say software synths and composers are for no talents.

tape hiss

i need a program that takes out tape hiss, any help would be great

Re: tape hiss

: i need a program that takes out tape hiss, any help would be great
Acoustica is an audio editor with a good noise reduction feature. WavClean is also very good and simple to use. Cool Edit pro has good hiss reduction. Raygun is a DirectX plug in for hiss and noise reduction, very nice. Download some demos from this site and try them out. There's a lot available.

Cakewalk DLL error

Cakewalk DLL error

This popular thread has been given its own page : Cakewalk DLL error

VCD KARAOKE TO MP3

Hello
I have a few vcd karaoke, i just want to known is there any software that can extract it to mp3, other than vcdcutter? thank you

Re: VCD KARAOKE TO MP3

: Hello
: I have a few vcd karaoke, i just want to known is there any software that can extract it to mp3, other than vcdcutter? thank you

I don't know if this'l help but it might be worth a look. Try going to CDRWIN @ goldenhawk.com, or Clonecd, then conduct a search. Good luck.

BEATCALC 2.5 Use

Will this software work for pre-recorded audio, or is it just for MIDI?

Converting Real Audio files to .WAV files

Does anyone know od a program that will convert .RA files to .WAV format. Thanks

Eliot Tannenbaum

RECORDING STREAMING AUDIO

Does anyone know of an effective way to record streaming real
audio from the web?? I have tried a few things, but with no luck
Any help is appreciated.
-Thank You
-MaX

Re: RECORDING STREAMING AUDIO

You just have to set the recording source in your mixer to "Stereo out" then hit record in your sound editor at he right time.
That's how i'd do it anyway.

Mixing Music

Hi, I would like to know of any programs that let me mix the lyrics from one song with the beat from another song easily

Thanks

AUDIO RECORDING PROBLEM

CAN ANY ONE HELP? WHEN RECORDING AUDIO CDS THERE IS A QUICK BUZZ BETWEEN TRACKS, MAINLY WHEN BURNING FROM BURNT CDS THANKS

Download my free mp3 player!

<a href="http://www.multimedia-player.com/mp3player/setup/mp3player.setup.exe"><img src="http://www.multimedia-player.com/pix/mp3p_full.gif" border="0"></a>

Clicks in audio recordings

Can anybody help me?

I tried to record analog audio input through my (on-board) ESS solo sound card, 16bit 44,1 KHz PCM format.

I used WavelabLight and GoldWave. I always got lots of clicks in the recording. Lowering the rate down to 8kHz did not change very much. Changing any other settings didn't do much, either.

Interestingly, when I used the simple Sound Recorder in Win2k, everything worked perfectly, however this recorder always stops after 1min. :-(

Any idea what i could do?

Michael

Change and make new IE top right corner icon

I didn't like the top right cornner icon in the IE , so I make a program to change it , and it could change the IE background too, I provide it fou you all , please visit
http://www.cequal2000.com/coolie

Cequal software http://www.cequal2000.com

Re: Change and make new IE top right corner icon

ok

Drivers for ESS 1698 sound cadrs

Drivers for ESS 1698 sound cadrs

This popular thread has been given its own page : Drivers for ESS 1698 sound cadrs

USER STYLES DISKS

I am a registed user of Band in a Box.
I am looking for Norton styles disks 7,8,9,10
(add on disks for Band in a Box).
If someone can help my with this , fine
I want to try ,before i buy
Peter

I Need A Cool Recording Program For Guitar

I Need some kinda sound recording program for my Guitar. I've Plugged it through my Mic Plug at the back of my PC and it works. So I Just Need some kinda program to record the sounds and mix them.
Thanks

Re: I Need A Cool Recording Program For Guitar

If all you want to do is record the guitar, then an audio editor like Syntrillium's <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Cool_Edit_2k/">Cool Edit 2000</a>. You can also get a 4-track plug-in for it. Other than that, you can just use a program like <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/GoldWave/">Goldwave</a> to record a guitar track.

Lisa

: I Need some kinda sound recording program for my Guitar. I've Plugged it through my Mic Plug at the back of my PC and it works. So I Just Need some kinda program to record the sounds and mix them.
: Thanks

Mixing mp3s

[The body of this post has been reconstituted from replies so it may differ from what was originally written.]

Is there utilities which let u save mix's you make of your mp3s?

Re: Mixing mp3s

: Is there utilities which let u save mix's you make of your mp3s?

Try AtomixMP3, The trial version is great, mixes of YOUR OWN MUSIC are saved as wav. files which can then be burnt onto CD! I don't know the address to down load from, but a simple search for 'AtomixMp3' ought to get you to the right site, GOODLUCK.

Re: Mixing mp3s

There are quite a few. Some of them require that you register the program before you can save. There are quite a few useful programs in the <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/cat/RE-MIXING_DJ/">DJ/Remix section</a>. <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/MixVibes/">MixVibes</a> is one such program that might be worth a go.

Lisa

: Is there utilities which let u save mix's you make of your mp3s?

Realtime to MP3

I have software that can convert lineinput to mp3, but how do I convert internetradio or realtime broadcasts to MP3 recordings as a computer file?

kyma

hi guys!

If any of you have a kyma for sale or know someone who
want to sell it, please email me to to:
jonserre@hotmail.com

I'm interested in buying it.

thanks a lot

DaGroove

Re: kyma

hi Dagroove,

we found your mail while browsing the kyma search results on google.
We are also looking for a kyma system. Since your email here is from March, did you already get some feedback?
If more than one person was willing to sell, could you give us any hints as where to look?

All the best,

Alex and Gunnel

: hi guys!

: If any of you have a kyma for sale or know someone who
: want to sell it, please email me to to:
: jonserre@hotmail.com

: I'm interested in buying it.

: thanks a lot

: DaGroove

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Do not include any spaces in your answer.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.