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Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:12 am
by WendyDarling
I think this program
LMMS (formerly Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a digital audio workstation software.
is way over my head in technical difficulty. My jaw dropped at first sight of all the bells and whistles.

Can anybody recommend an easier program to manufacture original music on? Something that provides keys and drums (no plug-ins needed) and a simple user interface with a 4-8 track set-up?

If I don't invest in a real microphone, I'll have to lay my vocals down on my phone and upload them. A headache waiting to happen.

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:47 pm
by WendyDarling
Okay, I hotwired my iphone earbuds with mic to my PC, now where are those recommendations people?

Make your own song with the UJAM studio!

The UJAM Studio is your personal, easy to use, cloud-based studio that lets you make your own music – even if you don't have musical or technical knowledge.

Start your session by:

Singing: Sing into your computer's microphone. The UJAM Studio will analyze your recording and create a matching playback.
Uploading: Upload a vocal track from your computer. Again, UJAM will create the backing track.
Rejamming: Select and edit one of our song templates. No need to sing, and you'll still get great results.
As UJAM uses real instruments recorded by professional producers, so the result will always sound great. Want your song to sound like Rock, Hip-Hop or Jazz? Every style is just one click away. You can even combine instruments from different genres and create your own custom style. https://www.ujam.com/ujamstudio


A possibility that I haven't downloaded yet. Anyone familiar?

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:52 am
by fuse
I dabbled in a small niche subset of these programs. I tried making chip music for a brief spell with a program called FamiTracker. It emulates the NES sound chip to produce authentic "chip" (8-bit) music. It has a little learning curve, but I got the hang of it.

People make stuff like this:



I've always wanted to try out one of the big name DAWs (i.e. Fruity Loops Studio, Logic Pro, Abelton Live, Renoise) but I never got around to it. They're probably all pretty intimidating at first. If you have a Mac, I think Apple GarageBand is supposed to be beginner friendly.

What kind of music are you trying to make and what's your OS?

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:08 am
by WendyDarling
I actually liked that piece way more than I expected to, but more interested in 8 track than 8-bit.

Pop, inspirational, dark industrial. I'm trying to remember how many finished lyrics/melodies I have on my digital recorder (which I can't find yet).

Windows 10 desktop.

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:13 am
by WendyDarling
Will you post your stuff in a new thread I'll start for your original ILP pieces? That thread is in my drafts, empty.

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:27 am
by fuse
WendyDarling wrote:I actually liked that piece way more than I expected to, but more interested in 8 track than 8-bit.

Okay, yeah, chip music trackers like FamiTracker are another world.

WendyDarling wrote:Pop, inspirational, dark industrial. I'm trying to remember how many finished lyrics/melodies I have on my digital recorder (which I can't find yet).

Cool.

WendyDarling wrote:Windows 10 desktop.

Check out FL Studio, Mixcraft, and Bitwig - I don't know if any of these are beginner programs but I've heard good things about them. LMMS didn't look bad either, especially since it's totally free.

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:29 am
by fuse
WendyDarling wrote:Will you post your stuff in a new thread I'll start for your original ILP pieces? That thread is in my drafts, empty.

Maybe if I can find the little things I made. The song above isn't mine, btw, it's what I aspired to make. I may actually get into this stuff again.

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:33 am
by WendyDarling
Found the recorder! Yes! :D PM me when you're ready.

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:47 am
by WendyDarling
Update: The UJAM studio works without any download but there is a bit of a learning curve, nothing nearly as complicated as the LMMS program though.

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 4:29 am
by WendyDarling
This project is on hold until I get a decent microphone. Anybody have a good vocal condenser microphone that isn't expensive?

Re: Need Some Recommendations

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:41 am
by WendyDarling
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