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Aug 29, 2009, 17:00 #1
Searching for Music Composition Software
Does anybody know of a good, inexpensive music composition software program for my PC?
I have did a search on Google. There are several music composition software programs. Most are priced between about $29 to $89. I don't know which one(s) might be the best.
I would appreciate any suggestions.
Aug 30, 2009, 00:04 #2
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It depends what you need from the product? Do you just need to record audio, simulate instruments, etc? Basically do you want to simply record audio and just have a few tweaking tools, or do you need something powerful like they use in professional studios?
Aug 30, 2009, 03:40 #3
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The best I've ever used is Cubase. There are a range of products with a range of prices and features. The price is quite high, but definitely worth it!Jake Arkinstall
"Sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel;
Sometimes its enough to make that wheel more rounded"-Molona
Aug 30, 2009, 05:43 #4
What I need is just something simple. Cubase is way more than what I need.
I am wanting to arrange church hymns where there are notes for the first tenor, the second tenor, the baritone, and the bass vocalists.
What I need is a program with blank sheet music where I can insert the piano notes and the vocalists' notes on the paper and then print out the sheet music paper and give to the piano player and to each person to sing.
In other words, instead of having to take a blank sheet of paper music and penciling in the notes with pencil and eraser I want a computer software program that I can insert the notes with my computer keyboard.
It's not completely necessary but it would be convenient if the computer software program would sound the note as I inserted it on the music bars and then play the tune in whole after I had arranged it.
I don't want to do any recording or anything like that..
Aug 30, 2009, 07:56 #5
Cubase is one of the best, but expensive along with the other great program cakewalk. There are some free ones like anvil studio, but they are quite limited.
Aug 30, 2009, 08:54 #6
Thanks everyone for the responses.
The Anvil Studio looks like a good one to get started with. I might move up to Cubase or the others when I learn more.