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Gesshoku
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19 Sep 2006

Location: Utah

Here are some links that can be useful for composers, VA's and SFX artists alike. Feel free to add to the list.

http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ -A very handy site for sound effects and downloadable audio software. Supplied by Hermit.

http://www.zinf.org/ -Excellent sound player that can play many different formats, including .ogg's. Supplied by Nehron.

http://www.topshareware.com/K.R.A.C-download-18876.htm -Excellent .wav-.mp3 (and vice versa) converter. Supplied by Garriath.

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/win95/COMPUTER_AIDED_COMPOSITION/ -Search around a little to find a plethora of sound editing programs. Supplied by Haplo.


http://voiceactingalliance.com/board/showthread.php?t=97 -Azure's Guide to Fresh Talent


http://voiceactingalliance.com/board/showthread.php?t=12345 -Tips for new Aspiring Voice Actors.


http://www.voiceacting.com/archives/001votips-1/
-Voice-acting tips from “The Art of Voice Acting Workshop”

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - Free Audio Editor and Recorder

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Lutemoth
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10 Dec 2005

Location: Null Zero, manifest

wow. I'm glad I'm incorrect what that initialism in the title meant.

The original thread title was 'useful S&M links/info'. S&M refers to Sound and Music, the term we used for all things related to audio before we started to use, well, Audio. That is one of the original threads; two threads were merged into this one, hence the scattered conversations below. ~Gnomey

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Gesshoku
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19 Sep 2006

Location: Utah

There are MANY options available for recording software and programs, but I will list a few here. Feel free to add to the list if you find anything.

Sibelius - http://www.sibelius.com/ - Sibelius 5 brand new is running around $320

Garritan - www.garritan.com/ - The personal Orchestra version is running around $199.00

EastWest - http://www.eastwestsamples.com/ - running anywhere from $200 on up to $600 depending on what you get.


Cubase
- www.steinberg.net/ - there are several different applications here, Steinberg makes many programs. Anywhere from $200 - $500 again.

Finale - www.finalemusic.com/ - the newest full version is running at $600

Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - free.

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Jedak
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19 Apr 2007

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Keep in mind there IS a version of GPO that works hand in hand with Sibelius which is cheaper and easier to install and use (especially on Sibelius 4).

Also Wold music additions to sibelius are great, and very useful for writing more exotic music. (not that ive got it, wish I had)

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Macar
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27 Jan 2005

Location: Yellow

naughty, naughty. Some sort of punishment is in order for that kind of thinking. But dont wory, it will be a good punishment Twisted Evil

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Gez
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22 Jul 2005



Lutemoth wrote:
wow. I'm glad I'm incorrect what that initialism in the title meant.


I knew that it actually meant "Sound & Music", but I still read the title as "Useful S&M kinks/info"... Razz
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Lady Nerevar
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08 Jun 2004

Location: New Orleans, LA

Quote:
"Useful S&M kinks/info"

If you need any of that, just come to me...

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Jedak
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19 Apr 2007

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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drfroth
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11 Nov 2008

Location: Houston, Texas

Hold on now...

Most of the things listed above are notation packages. I use Finale 2008 for scoring (that is the creation of sheet music for musicians to play). Sibelius is the same kind of program.

If you do not have a very firm grasp of music theory (i.e. I play my guitar by ear) and can not read notation (don't forget that differant instruments read the music in differant ways) than those choices are not going to give you the results you want. If you can read and write music than I recomend Finale. It has a steep learning curve but ships with the Kontakt II sound bank. This means when you play your song back...it sounds pretty good.

If you want to actualy record audio...and do it well than this depends highly on what kind of computer you have and how much money you want to spend.

I owned a pro studio for several years and I can not reccomend a Macintosh enough for audio work. If you do have a Mac than I reccomend Digital Performer. (lord of the rings was scored using this). Sure, most people will tell you to use Pro Tools...but you can get a perfect DP setup way cheaper than PT.

Without a Mac, you still have good options (though not as good). Logic is better than Cubase in my opinion (that is, of course, just my opinion but I have over 5000 hours of red-light time logged). Cubase is better than Cooledit. Cooledit is better than audacity. Heck, trying to record your audio with the mic hooked up to a bowl of cornflakes will probably yeild less frustrating and more fruitful results than using Audacity.

Don't forget the power of MIDI for projects like TR. You can create the song midi (no mic's needed) and then take the files and rent 1 hour in a major studio ($100) and have them play your song through their awesome multi-thousand dollar soundbanks. Record those tracks, take em home, stick em right back in Cubase or whatever and mix. (In the case of MIDI, Finale might be a good choice for piano players...even if you play by ear you can still input the notes as MIDI).

If you have questions about what all is required to set up your home (or pro) rig just PM me or add to this post. I can also answer questions about midi, and the notation software.

Good Luck in your hunt for recording gear

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Macar
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27 Jan 2005

Location: Yellow

For the record, only Sibelius and Finale are notation programs.

Thanks for the tips though- I'm not familiar with DP- I'll have to look it up. I dont know how many people who work for TR are going to drop 100 clams for TR music- but it's an interesting though.

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menswatches
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07 Oct 2010



Very Nice post! Keep up the good work.
anyway
wanna have convert program for old cd, they are ancient :d
who can helpppp please..........??????
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drfroth
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11 Nov 2008

Location: Houston, Texas

What do you mean by convert? I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do...be a bit more specific and I bet I can help.
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04 Jul 2009

Location: Utrecht

My guess: this is a bot which scans for keywords so that it can post something remotely relevant to the original thread.
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Glisp
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01 Nov 2012



I might have another one if anyone's interested:
http://www.synthfont.com/Downloads.html
It's a program called synthfont. As the name suggests, it allows you to use midis and play and record them using different instruments and/or soundfonts. It only converts to wav and MP3 however. (which is probably good for fellow Morrowind players I guess.)
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Dude, this thread has been dead since the Bush presidency
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