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onewheeldave
Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:I'm looking for some music making software of a specific kind.

I used to have a free cd with a program called something like e-jay.

It was a simple 'drag and drop' sample thing, very easy to use.

I got fed up with it cos it needed the cd to work and crashed too much.

Does anyone know of something similar i.e: -

a selection of samples that you drag and drop onto a timeline, ideally trance type samples

preferably, but not necessarily, free

ideally copyright free samples so any music made with the software can be used commercially.


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caniffis
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Location: the world at large (mainly UK)
Member Since: 27th Jun 2002
Total posts: 60
Posted:your previous program was probable Dance E-Jay, verry good program. you can now get every thing from r&b, rock, rap, trance, hard house, rap and a few other e-jay titles all using the same system. once on your computer there a loads nof free samples on the net, and with the new version(i think they are up to 4 now) you can create your own from files or keyboard in the sopftware, or mic and your own voice.
hope this helps.


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mech
mech

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Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:dave ill sort you out on sat when i cum up for the PIP, ill bring you a few so you cansee which ones you like and then chose the one you want!

later days

*trundles off to go look through cd stacks for dave*


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the_seal
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Location: Oz
Member Since: 18th Sep 2003
Total posts: 51
Posted:Try Re-Birth for a simple knob-fiddler program.

CakeWalk is slightly more advanced but you can pick it up pretty quick or FruityLoops for it's features - I highly recommend it.


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TheApprovingNinja
TheApprovingNinja

From the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 8th Jul 2003
Total posts: 371
Posted:fruity loops is a pretty decent groove maker.

But if you really wanna play get yourself some cubase.


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Aalathea
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Location: Massachusetts, US
Member Since: 30th Oct 2002
Total posts: 80
Posted:also Buzz can make some amazing synthy stuff, but its not very user-friendly at times. and the drums samples don't sound as nice as fruity loops'.
but it might be worth a fiddle if you can't find something else.



mech
mech

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Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:dave ive got yoy frooty loops, e-jay dance, audio pro 9, sounic foundry amd cubase.

il write these to cd and give them to you on sat...laters man


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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:Cheers for the replies everyone.

quote:Originally posted by Mechhead:
dave ive got yoy frooty loops, e-jay dance, audio pro 9, sounic foundry amd cubase.

il write these to cd and give them to you on sat...laters man Mechead, thanx, I'd appreciate that.

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Last night did some searching on the net for software and 'Samplisizer' cropped up a lot.

Site had a 12mb download unlimited trial version with an incomplete set of samples.

Anyone thinking of trying this software I'll let you know in advance that the 'export' function is disabled i.e. whatever you create using it will not be usable outside of the samplisizer program.

I sent a polite e-mail to the company telling them that I thought it a bit dishonest of them to not let people know about the disabled function before they go to the time and trouble of downloading the thing.

I also let them know that I would never purchase software off a company that uses dodgy ploys like this.

This kind of shoddy marketing is rife on the internet and I would urge anyone else who's sick of it to send polite and concise e-mails to the companies concerned; if they come to understand that they're actually excluding potential buyers then they'll adopt a more honest approach.

I recieved a reply from samplisizer so they do pay attention to constructive critisism.


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shadow steppin
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Location: Tucson USA
Member Since: 12th Aug 2003
Total posts: 401
Posted:oh im late but if you want to put in the time reason is the best program i have ever used. its like a virtual recording studio it can do everything you can even look at the back of the devices and move cords around and stuff just like a real machine. its pretty sweet.

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Wirewood
Wirewood

journeyman
Location: Perth, West Australia
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 90
Posted:"Bump bumpity bump"

Ok, so what's the latest on good "sample-licence free", relatively cheap music making software? I had a look at some of the packages in the above forum but they are now very VERY expensive (I almost needed CPR when I saw the price of cubase!). Fruity Loops (as far as I can tell) is now FL Studios (once again, check out the price!) while Reason is still cheaper than most but still quite a lot of $$$ for someone like me who only wants to convert some of the tunes in their head into reality as a hobby (I play a musical instrument about as well as a goldfish pilots a 747). Any ideas (without resorting to piracy) would be apprecitated.

Cheers


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ugoAgogo
ugoAgogo

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Location: Brighton / Canterbury
Member Since: 5th Apr 2003
Total posts: 112
Posted:Go for "Reaper 2" i reckon

www.reaper.fm

Its got a really simalar linier interface simalar to Cubase or Logic, is completley free to download (although im sure they have a paypal donations ting)

There is bundled Fx and instruments with it, but if you want different ones . . . . .

Reaper will allow you to run Vst software (synths by other developers) Which will allow you to make far out bleepy sounds. nice
For those sort of Vsts go here

www.kvraudio.com/get.php

Theres a whole database of instruments and stuff to download and run in your Daw. Hours and hours of browsing

For samples and stuff go here and regester

www.freesound.iua.upf.edu

You can download Hits, loops, animal sounds . Allsorts actually.

ALL FREE, no catch music software, that will be just that little bit more personal and educational than E-jay *cough* *kiddies program* *cough*. ubblol


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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

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Location: Norf London
Member Since: 14th Jun 2006
Total posts: 833
Posted:For my 2 cents worth, I think Reason is the best piece of kit out at the moment. Cubase is more proffesional, but very pricey, and to get the most out of it you have to get more VST plugins, which is still more dosh. I use reason for pretty much everything these days.

Cheaper solutions would be something like Ejay is probably best. Sonic Foundy used to do a program called Acid, but I can't find any recent reference to it, that was good too.


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Seye
Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
Posted:Ugoagogagogogogogo knows the score biggrin

Other than that it really depends how serious you are.

If you ever used Ejay then Steinberg Sequel might be worth a look (although it cant use any plugins)
http://www.arbiter.co.uk/sequel/index.htm or http://www.sequel-music.net

Anyone who has a Mac should play with Garageband. Its amazing considering that its free.

For just over 200 you can get an MBox Mini (1Mic & 2 Line input - 2 Line out USB soundcard) with Pro Tools. You get loads of stuff with it and now it has its own sampler (Structure) plugin that will play just about any kind of patch file.

http://www.digidesign.com and click products then Pro Tools LE or http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?navid=104&langid=51&itemid=23596

I cant believe that EJay is still going! Does anyone remember the mouse - record scratch thing from the first hip hop ejay?

Sambo - Sonic Foundry got bought out by Sony a while ago and they have split Acid into 3 programs. I dont know any more than that though.

As a side note if anyone ever wants to know about any music related stuff just drop me a message.



G4dget
G4dget

Eternal Student of all things Skill
Location: Kansas City, KS
Member Since: 5th Aug 2006
Total posts: 110
Posted:You could always switch to Ubuntu and get the ubunt studio packages. Lots of good editing software for audio and video. Look for a ubuntu studio cd image online from ubuntu.com and run it as a live cd to do your editing if you don't want to install it. I run w dual boot windows xp with ubuntu 9.1 hope this helps as there are not many good options for windows that are free. free.

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Laasya
Laasya

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Location: USA, east coast
Member Since: 26th May 2010
Total posts: 126
Posted:Wow G4dget, did you just copy and paste that same response? lmao

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:yea someone is really happy with Unbuntu right here wink

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G4dget
G4dget

Eternal Student of all things Skill
Location: Kansas City, KS
Member Since: 5th Aug 2006
Total posts: 110
Posted:I was bored at work and there are multiple posts about it so why not. Lol

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Meh. Prefer Mint. Ubuntu with fewer bugs. tongue2

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G4dget
G4dget

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Location: Kansas City, KS
Member Since: 5th Aug 2006
Total posts: 110
Posted:Asking what your favorite Linux distro is could almost replace the marmite, vegemite, Nutella war on the intro threads.

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Laasya
Laasya

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Location: USA, east coast
Member Since: 26th May 2010
Total posts: 126
Posted:Except for those who don't use Linux...

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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

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Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:I am shocked at no mention of sibelus in this theard if u know how to read sheet music u can do almost anything with it stupidly expensive mind.

I love Cubase or cubasis there very good for drag and drop things but again very expensive just my two cents


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lilBrobec
lilBrobec

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Member Since: 10th Jul 2010
Total posts: 17
Posted:what a great topic! I began playing piano, then bass.. and thats where I'm at. I primarily use software for recording and editing midi. I'm on an electronic trip hop trip right now. haha it's impossible to label music genre's its just aalll expression.

in any case:
I started off with fruity loops which is fun but I found it limiting. Only because I record samples and half the fun is playing with the sound wave itself.
ABLETON LIVE is a great sampling and drag-drop program. Not so much for editing samples.
I use ACID PRO to record and play with my midi as you can alter the most minute (my-nute) detail of your recording.
As for DJing with from vinyls, to cd, to MP3, VIRTUAL DJ is a great software for even live entertainment. I havn't tried it myself but DJ friends have reccommended.

if all else fails... torrent.

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Seye
Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
Posted:Digital Vinyl - Open Source (FREE)
Mixxx (any OS) - http://www.mixxx.org/
(aweosme bit of software!)
Xwax (Linux) - http://www.xwax.co.uk/
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DAW's - Open Source (FREE)
Audacity (any OS) - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
br>Ardour (Linux, OSX) - http://ardour.org/
br>Reaper (Windows, OSX) - http://www.reaper.fm/
(not actually free but unbelieveable value at $60 US)

Free VST's
http://freemusicsoftware.org/
br>Too many others to mention.

Although with that said Pro Tools is by far the best DAW (cheapest entry now is the MBox Mini ~195) and the best digital vinyl systems are Serato (with the Rane TT57SL if you have the cash!) and NI Traktor.