Pastlives Revisited

Started by dandelO, October 22, 2013, 11:14:01 pm

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dandelO

Well, yes, the demo pretty much does everything, a few specialist features aren't available but otherwise the only restriction is the inability to reopen any project files you save, until you register. I could open files saved in demo mode so they aren't machine-locked. All import/export functions work perfectly in demo and with the same quality settings as any other version. As many tracks as long or short as you want, whether they're single patterns or complete compositions. The least expensive registered version is the Express edition at $49 US, with free updates of new versions of your edition for life. It really is a great value application in my opinion.

I'd still check out Darkwave, though, it seems pretty good and is a full package and completely free apparently.

archonforest

U guys can chk out LMMS also. Free music studio. Pretty good quality sound. I used it some time ago.
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dandelO

Crank it back up again then, Archonforest! It'll be fun, if you have some spare time. :)

archonforest

Yeah spare time...i should buy some as I am very short of it these days...I didn't played a game since 3 months! :D
Otherwise I am not a musician....I made some tracks before but none of them are really good. But what is in your mind? To make a track from scratch? I am not that good to mock up melodies but okay on drums and effect...etc.
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j meyer

Sorry for the delay,had no time to go online yesterday.
Yes,Darkwave seems to have nice features,but the mixed reviews suggest
to examine it closer and I don't have enough time these days.
So maybe it's better to try FLStudios demo version and see how far
we can get.
Maybe we should start a new thread for this and see who else is up
to join us.And then talk about what and how and so on.

inkydigit

hey Martin...yeah must be that time of year!
and a collab would be cool and fun!!

:)
J

j meyer

Found a bit more time than expected and read through some more
reviews of Darkwave Studio and there is at least one aspect I definitely
don't like at all,the additional software coming with it.
FL Studio should be able to read and write midi files,if I'm not mistaken.
So that could be a solution for file exchange,too.
Martin seems to be missing the last couple of days,maybe due to the storm,don't know.
Hope he'll be back soon.
Meanwhile we could try to clarify which file formats would be convenient for the
other paticipants.And which way(s) to work.
So,errh,speak up guys!

dandelO

Hey! Actually, the storms were something of an anticlimax for lots of us in the UK. There were areas hit but nothing near what the news was predicting.
To be honest, I've simply been wasting time trolling and being a wanker on some Facebook groups that I like to make fun of when I've been online recently, as I'm sure some of you have seen. It's not big and it's not clever, I know this, but it is fun when an escape from reality is required! :D

So, on this music thing, I'm up for anything. Regarding files, I like to use .wav@32bit float for importing sound to edit, then once all editing is done I would render to 16 bit .wav for a finalised song in FL and then edit externally to 320.mp3 once everything is completed. Never used midi files but I could open them if need be.

So, what do we do? It's really strange starting something brand new with a bunch of other people, usually I'd just work on my own, or steal a friend's music and start editing away on that. I really don't know! Anyone have any ideas they'd like to kick around, anyone and everyone? I know I initiated this collab' idea but I'm honestly stuck on how to begin! What a twat! :/ :D

DannyG

Bit late on this, yes Martin I do a bit of mixing, nothing serious for over 10 years now however. I would be up for some collab works. All my stuff is electronic. Generated from some analog tweak boxes and some older softwares Reason 3, Acid Loops 6. Acid makes for a fairly good multi-track recorder as well as other very usable features. Drop me a line you know my email 

j meyer

Call me old fashioned,but shouldn't mixing and editing be the last things done?
As far as I can think of it one should first have something to edit or mix,like music
or at least some noise.
Midi files came to my mind,because I found that I'll run into trouble with almost
any musical software in conjunction with these fucking realtek devices.There is
asio4all.but that'no reliable solution either.But since I can use a Yamaha sequencer
that reads and writes midi files,that would be the solution for me.For producing
and combining musical tracks at least.Mixing is another thing.
I think we should decide what we want to do,piece of music with,at least,a basic structure
or an ambient soundtrack or a soundcollage.Do we want to develop something together or
should one of us provide a basic piece,like dr ,bass and keybds for example.
That kind of stuff.
Back in the 80s a bunch of somewhat famous musicians started a collab with a bassline
that was sent around and every participant added something,which is just another example.
Btw I have never done something like that,too,makes it kind of interesting. ;)

archonforest

November 06, 2013, 03:06:00 am #25 Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 03:07:32 am by archonforest
Probably the 1st thing to do is to decide what format it suppose to be so different people can participate. If the formats are different then the mixing will be hell and the end product won't be nice. I would say some of the real musicians should come up with some idea/melody and then other stuff like drums, effects can be attached. I can do effects/drums...etc as I said before but not a real cool melody....
I would vote to use .wav format
Ohh...some of us might have some started song(s) that never finished...that can be a start for co op...
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j meyer

Ok then who are the real musicians that are in?
As far as I know Martin and myself right now.
Anyone else?

inkydigit

well... as I am not a real musician, I will not put my hand up yet! ;)
but it'd be cool to remix/rework/ completely mangle when you are done :))
if any bass/lead etc audio tracks are made available separately then that would be ideal...
cheers
Jason
:)

j meyer

November 24, 2013, 02:14:46 pm #28 Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 09:39:04 am by j meyer
The attachment is for Martin only,please respect that.
Thanks.

Edit - removed attachment.

Dune

When you say that, you're sure of a million downloads  ;D ;D