Music software that corrects your indiscretions... Well, you know.
January 11, 2014 1:45 AM Subscribe
I'm looking to write string arrangements (and other instruments) for songs, and want a program that will correct my mistakes i.e parallel 5ths, and suggest other voicings that sound better, musically.
posted by readygo to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've looked on the internet and have come to Finale and Sibelius, which I don't really know the difference between the two programs, in any way. My goals- I want to be able to import files from GarageBand into this ("magical" program), and have it correct any voicing problems I might have incurred, be able to harmonize other voicings (think angelic four part harmonies and beyond, if possible). Possibly write bass lines/other instruments, put them all together and see how they sound. Basically a band, without a band, Also, I'd like it to write my songs out as a score, all professional and sheet music-like, where I can make changes to the score at my will.
Does such a thing exist?
I'm really looking for it as an app on ipad, if at ALL possible (I've got so many musical apps it kills- mellotron, imini, on and on.., though I'm sure a program like this would probably need more firepower than the ipad4 can muster up).
So any thoughts? Does Sibelius or Finale do this? I see there are cheaper versions on this software for around $295 US (still a lot for me, though), but I take it this is more of a taste of what they can do. For reference, this is for my own benefit/semi home recording that I can take to my friend's studio who has professional equipment to give it proper treatment, if need be. These are my own songs/creations I'm writing, and want to be able to get idea to idea from one application to another (one of the reasons I haven't utilized a lot of my apps on the ipad, is because I seem to always run into problems of getting one program to work with another, or sorted glitches that turn up).
Other than my ipad, I use a desktop PC (HP), no biggie. I have Pro Tools 10 installed on it that I barely use, because my desktop speakers suck and it's a pain to unplug them and replug into my mbox, which sometimes works... frustrating.. But that's another story :-(
If anyone has any help, or uses any of these programs and can advise on them or anything else related, I would so greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much for your responses.