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    Free music production software??

    I know its a long shot but does anyone know of any free production software for windows?

    I know of a few for linux but would prefer to use windows otherwise the teachers would need to learn an OS before they start learning the software

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    Does Audacity do what you want?

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    No, ta anyhow. Im after production software (to make music) rather than editting.

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    Never heard of free stuff to fdo this - we use sibelius, quite expensive I thinks.

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    know of a few for linux but would prefer to use windows otherwise the teachers would need to learn an OS before they start learning the software
    It's only a gui, and you can make linux look like windows if you want.

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    So you mean you want a midi sequencer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    So you mean you want a midi sequencer?
    Yes, and other things too. I dont want to specify too much of a criterior because its that wide a field and i am open to anything. Things i want;

    sequencer
    virtual instruments - synths, samplers, drums machines etc
    virtual effects
    etc

    Examples of commercial apps; Reason, Cubase, FL Studio, Garageband etc
    Last edited by j17sparky; 4th April 2008 at 03:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Does Audacity do what you want?
    I have this for recording mixes - can you do much else with it?

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    Reaper

    Reaper isn't free, but it's about as close as you'll get ($50) for a fully developed music production suite. You can download the fully functioning version for free, but are asked to pay if you use it beyond the 30 day trial period.

    It doesn't do everything the big name suites do, but it isn't far off. I've been using v1 as a laptop based alternative to Sonar and I've been pleasantly surprised by it's quality and especially the quality of the bundled plugins.

    REAPER | About

    KVR is a good source for info about freeware/shareware audio plugins:

    KVR: Virtual Instruments, Virtual Effects, VST Plugins, Audio Units (AU), DirectX (DX), Universal Binary Compatibility - Audio Plugin News, Reviews and Community

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    Anvil Studio is the free tool that I use at home.



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    Simon

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    I've heard of quite a few to many to name best off trying one of these

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