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Music => Musicians' Section => Topic started by: biggs on July 11, 2005, 07:04:15 pm

Title: weapon of choice?
Post by: biggs on July 11, 2005, 07:04:15 pm
hi
just wondering what you guys all use to make your music and stuff (the forumites), do you use apparatus or software?
i dont have any electrical instruments so i have to use software to make all my amaturish music

i use fruityloops (not the breakfast cerial... )
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: L'homme magique on July 12, 2005, 04:05:38 am
I have a saw. I just don't record it.
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Spacebar on July 12, 2005, 04:50:41 am
that made me laugh lol
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: L'homme magique on July 12, 2005, 05:12:31 am
Why?
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Spacebar on July 12, 2005, 05:50:57 am
just reading then...i have a saw...me being a "military freak
 and joining the United States Marine Corps when im older thought of a machine gun, and started laughing...but a normal saw...i guess you could make music with it...scratchy music mbut music nonetheless
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: L'homme magique on July 12, 2005, 08:48:58 am
Nay, it's beautiful.
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: MDX on July 12, 2005, 11:04:23 am
I used Fruity Loops to construct drum rhythms and lengthy songs with crazy changes.. you just never hear em.

I have a Roland Juno-D synth keyboard and a CB start 5 piece kit, which is never used for recording but i thot i'd throw it in there :)
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: H on July 13, 2005, 11:36:55 am
Hmm, lemme see:

Drum software:
- Fruityloops

Recording software:
- Cakewalk Guitar Tracks (main program used)
- Goldwave

Recording Gear:
- Johnson J-station
- BC Rich Warlock


My setup isn't the most technical, but it gets the job done :) *thumbs up*
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: biggs on July 13, 2005, 12:50:25 pm
hey,
what would you say is the best program for 100% software generated music studio

also, whats a good program for creating through sheet music style notation?
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Xeero on July 13, 2005, 11:17:22 pm
There are two big ones for sheet music: Finale and Sibelius.  Both are costly, but I'm sure you can find 'em online for free.

For software...  Fruity Loops is my guess.
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: not12x on July 14, 2005, 12:22:17 pm
FL Studio for stuff my key/synth combo cant do.  otherwise...

Custom-built Game/Studio PC w/ 250GB disk space, 6GB RAM, 2 25in CRT Monitors... etc.
Roland M-12E 12 channels mixer
Kurzweil PC2X (part my dads, part mine)
6 speaker surround sound syatem (cant remeber specifics)
2 subwoofers
Casio WK3500 (fast play=no weighted keys)
1 Akai S6000 hardware sampler
1 Sony MDR V900 Ear-cup Headphones      
Sony MDR V900 studio headphones for late-night work.

yeah, thats my setup.  probably a few things im forgetting, but otherwise it works swell
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: biggs on July 14, 2005, 06:02:57 pm
ha ha 6gb ram, thats what i want

anyway, finale or sibelius? which one would be better? which one's good for what features? which ones more widely used? anyone know?
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: MashedByMachines on July 14, 2005, 07:34:33 pm
i dont use very advanced stuff:

cubase SX2
Casio CTK-571

nothing more XD
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Outboundlight on July 15, 2005, 05:03:35 am
this is maybe the 3rd or 4th time I've listed all my shit on this forum lol.

Basses:

Steinberger Spirit XT-5 (5 string, headless - sweet)

Fender acoustic bass (its model escapes me but they only make 2 types)

Guitars:

Ibanez Roadstar II 1984 (OOP) (great for lead but not chunky stuff)

Squire Stagemaster - 7 not actually mine but it lives in my house. Its not bad sound for a squire but its a beast of a weight.

Some sort of Columbus acoustic guitar. Recently fixed the bridge on it and its now nice to play. I do a lot of composing on this guitar.

Some sort of 12-string acoustic. I never touch this. It scares me. Also its missing about 4 strings.

I have a Remo 5 piece kit lying around with sabian cymbols. I cant drum so this is only used when I can kidnap drummers.

When recording (which I only ever do to get a rough idea of how a song sounds) I just use cakewalk pro audio 9 on the worst PC ever. Schnoogins.
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Jack Lupino on July 18, 2005, 04:19:33 pm
cool edit pro 2 here.
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Kagutsuchi on July 19, 2005, 02:57:43 am
Drums: Fruityloops

Recording: Cubase SX and Cool Edit

Scoring: Sibelius

Midi: Roland VSC

Everything Else: Nord Modular, it really is capable of doing anything. Can do really cool stuff with drum triggering. Anyone familiar with Duracell? If not, check this out, saw him the other night, blew me away:

http://andrediamant.free.fr/videos/duracell@barden%27s%20boudoir19032005.wmv

The snyth i use mainly is a Jen Synthetone it has some pretty nasty sounds. I like it. Used to have an Oxford OSCar but had to sell it  :'(

I've got a variety of guitars but my workhorse is my Les Paul and I have some shitty Korg preamp thing for just recording ideas.

My favourite part is my amp setup  ;D

My main amp is a Peavey Ultra 112 which i run with a Peavey Bandit 112 literally below it. I have both these amps going into the A and B inputs of a 1970's Wem dominator bass combo. I then use a line Selector and the coherent footswitches. I use the Bandit because solid state clean is soooo much better than valve clean and because the distortion has a certain chunk to it that valve amps also often miss. Also i did up my bandit in cowprint, check it out:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Kagatsuchi/amp.jpg

I've got a ton of pedal's n stuff also. Got some early 90's Yamaha keytar too which I've messed about with in the past. The demo on it is Last Christmas by wham (OMGLOLZ!!!!!11111one111elevenone111)

Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Jack Lupino on July 19, 2005, 09:11:08 pm
yo, why is there a male sign above your name ?

and not above mine ?
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Smeagol on July 20, 2005, 12:41:44 am
Because your parents never told you that you're actually a girl?
Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: Jack Lupino on July 20, 2005, 01:40:00 am
NOOOOO !!

*runs in terror around and walks against the wall*

*faints of severe blood loss*

Title: Re: weapon of choice?
Post by: EMBO on July 20, 2005, 09:46:42 pm
Guitars:

Heavily modified Fender Stratocaster
Vintage Metal Axxe Wraith
Gibson Les Paul Custom
ESP Eclipse II