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I recommend a couple tools for making music
Published on April 21, 2008 By erathoniel In Music

    I recommend two tools to beginners at making music- Fruity Loops Studio and Anvil Studio. Fruity Loops Studio is much, much more complex, but sounds very, very nice, where Anvil Studio is a MIDI music creator, which requires more work to sound real, but is much, much easier to use.

    Anvil Studio is what I use if I want a solid score, I use Fruity Loops Studio to play around with music, partly because of its realistic instrument synthesis. All in all, I don't buy either, simply use the trial version (and Audacity if I wanna export from FL), and enjoy what I can do with my limited musical knowledge.


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on Apr 22, 2008
I recommend picking up an instrument.

~Zoo
on Apr 22, 2008

I do have a piano, and a couple years of playing teaching. It's just more fun to use these, because you get more instruments.

on Apr 22, 2008
The computer is an instrument...

Regardless, I'd rather have a real instrument. But I can't play a real instrument. I also can't play the computer either, since I am horrible at music.

Maybe I'll check out Anvil. I have Enosoniq Soundscape or something like that, which has a MIDI score creator, but the stuff in my head can't come out easily.
on Apr 22, 2008

I'd rather have ten thousand instruments than use synths, too, but I only have a piano. And, FL Studio sounds better than most other synths.

on Apr 22, 2008
But I can't play a real instrument.


*psh* Then learn.   

~Zoo
on Apr 22, 2008
Piano lessons, here I come!

Someday.

I'm too busy now studying plants and animals and making a living, while still having a relationship with my wife and family.
on Apr 22, 2008
I'm too busy now studying plants and animals and making a living, while still having a relationship with my wife and family.


Don't forget fungi, protists, and all the prokaryotes!

~Zoo
on Apr 22, 2008

Alright.  the gloves are frickin off, now.  You just walked into my land, son.

 

If you want to create music, the best tool is your brain.  Programs like fruity loops are just like coloring books.  Someone already drew the picture - you're going to fill in between the lines with colors and call it "creative?"

 

Get piano lessons.  All of you.  Go.  Piano lessons.  Now! 

on Apr 22, 2008

I do have a piano, and a couple years of playing teaching. It's just more fun to use these, because you get more instruments.

 

Horsecrap.  If you can't make music with just one instrument you're a poser.

on Apr 22, 2008

I can make music with the piano, it's just so much better to use a format you can listen to, as well as having 100+ instruments to choose from.

Most of my music uses only one instrument.

Or one active instrument, I sometimes use background patterns.

on Apr 22, 2008
Get piano lessons. All of you. Go. Piano lessons. Now!


I'm not good with the piano...of course I never had lessons. I've been playing the saxaphone since 5th grade, though.

~Zoo
on Apr 22, 2008
I've been not playing the saxaphone since about 5th grade. And before 5th grade, I didn't play either.

I did play the saxophone a bit in 5th grade, though.

I think it was 5th.
on Jan 10, 2009

There are a lot of free digital recording programs.

I've messed around with a few just to see if they are worth the time to download them.

Some are good, some aren't.

Fruit Loops is ok, but there is nothing like being able to play your own instrument and recording something you created.

Lessons are a must, not just buying an instrument and a chord book. Leaning theory, and it's not as terrible as it sounds, is very important in understanding, playing and creating your own music.

If you have a few $ and want a guitar or piano, check out the classified ads in you local news paper. The economy is forcing a lot of folks to sell instruments, cheap.

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