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Music software that corrects your indiscretions... Well, you know.

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. [more inside]
posted by readygo on Jan 11, 2014 - 5 answers

 

Help me make Beautiful Music with my computer.

What software for the Mac will let me import midi files and produce a full piano score for the song? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Nov 24, 2013 - 5 answers

What was the Mac program with vector graphics that kept time to music?

Back in the very late 90s a friend passed along a copy of a configurable Mac program that acted as sort of a screen saver (but I don't think that was its primary purpose) that produced different kinds of firework-like vector graphics that moved and changed in time to whatever music you had playing on the computer at the time. There were a number of variables you could control, including the design of the graphics, and maybe the colors, too. I remember on a couple of occasions needing to get a new copy and the only place I ever found it was on Macster; I'm almost positive it wasn't commercially available, but it was probably shareware. I want to say it was German, but I may be thinking of the game Oxyd. Does anyone remember what this program was, and if there is a modern-day equivalent for Mac?
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Is there a simple program for drum notation?

Is there a music notation program that allows drum notation to be input easily? I would like it to handle most of what is found in this pdf, especially rolls, flams/drags, open/closed hi-hats, and sticking. [more inside]
posted by Quonab on Jul 1, 2013 - 10 answers

What is a good DJ software that uses tags?

Is there any free (or swedish free) DJ software for Windows or Linux that lets you add tags to tracks in your library and then search using those tags? [more inside]
posted by Fermin on May 5, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I make a living as a freelance software developer/musician?

I'm currently doing the 9-5 for a company as a software developer during the week and am a church organist on Sundays (as well as a few other freelance music gigs), but I would like to leave the office behind and become a freelance developer so I can spend more time on music. I've thought about this a lot, but now I want to actually DO it. What steps do I need to take to make this happen? Does anyone have experience being in this type of situation? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on Apr 3, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I listen to music without the lyrics?

In a bid to learn some bass riffs, I am looking for software that will strip lyrics from songs and give me only the instrumental version of the song. That, and I've always wanted to listen to my favourite songs in their vocally stripped incarnations. Any suggestions?
posted by New England Cultist on Feb 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Software for Process Music?

I'm interested in trying to compose or play with pattern-based mathematical music that evolves, i.e. like that of Steve Reich...any good accessible software available for Mac, iPad, or web-based? Thanks!
posted by wavejumper on Dec 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for software to aid with streaming via an unreliable connection

Is there a music streaming program that will continuously cache a stream while a connection is available and play from that cache on demand, in a first-in-first-out manner? [more inside]
posted by Nameless on Oct 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Balkan beats + Ira Glass = best run ever?

Is it possible/simple/affordable to mix/layer/? music I own under a podcast? [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Aug 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Software to transpose non-digital music?

Is there free or affordable software that can transpose scanned sheet music? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on May 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Easy music software?

I'm looking for music software with an easy programming interface for amateurs. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Program for detecting whether a song is instrumental?

Is there a programmatic way to detect whether a given song is exclusively instrumental? [more inside]
posted by xulu on Apr 11, 2012 - 5 answers

FruityLoops->Abelton?

I need to get audio files from Fruity Loops to Ableton. Is there any way to make this process easier? [more inside]
posted by googly on Mar 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Making a rap beat in Reaper

Walk me through making a simple rap instrumental in Reaper using free VSTis. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Feb 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Educational discounts for creative software if you're not in school

Is there some legitimate way to get discounts for software like Ableton Live or Photoshop? I was thinking I could take some online courses and get an educational discount this way. Any suggestions for such courses? Or other suggestions?
posted by Busoni on Jan 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Need to find software to make amazing art

I need to find some "visual DJ software" - complicated, tho, see below [more inside]
posted by smad on Jan 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Need a music player that won't make me tear my hair out.

Are there any music programs for Android that can also sync with my desktop that make listening to music and managing my library more of a pleasure and less of a frustrating chore? I've tried doubleTwist, Spotify, Winamp and Windows Music Player, all of which have major drawbacks and seem worse than iTunes, which also sucked, but not as bad as the Android ones do. [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Jan 10, 2012 - 16 answers

What do I need to create dance-rock on a Mac/iPad in 2011?

Bring me up to date on modern music creation on a Mac and/or iPad? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for software that saves copies of mp3s with new ID tags.

Please point me to software (hopefully free, but not necessarily), that will allow me to turn out an mp3-"mixtape." In other words, something that churns out copies of mp3s that are all tagged with the same "Album" name, but keep their unique artist and song tags. [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Aug 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Can Mp3tag do this?

Mp3tag-filter: Can the program fill empty Title fields with the Filename? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Creating simple audio tracks

How can I edit simple music tracks on a PC laptop without spending a fortune? I have pretty good working knowledge of music notation software (mainly Sibelius) but am looking for something that I can use with my Zoom H2 Digital Recorder to multi-track ideas using live instruments and have absolutely no idea what I need. HELP?! [more inside]
posted by joboe on Jul 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there any VERY simple audio editing software for an amateur?

Can anyone recommend a basic (and free) audio editing software program for Windows that is easier to use than Audacity? [more inside]
posted by Curious Artificer on Jun 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Software to explore chord progressions

I am looking for Windows software that lets me play with chord progressions and hear how they sound. I think Band in the Box does this but it's way more powerful and expensive than what I need. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

help my mum play riffs

My mum is learning to play guitar. I am trying to find some software that would help her. I think a program that plays MIDI files would be good, so I am wondering what is a good one? But other ideas would be good too. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Jun 6, 2011 - 9 answers

What software extracts sounds by humming them?

What's the software or academic paper that isolates sounds by humming them? I remember seeing a demonstration video of this where the narrator removed a phone ringing by imitating its trill. He also removed the guitar from the AC/DC song Back In Black. I think the title was "Isolating Sounds Via Frequency Matching" but my google-fu has failed.
posted by Monochrome on Apr 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Webcam Karaoke

I would like to display Karaoke lyrics over a live webcam feed. This means I might need a skype (or equivalent) plugin that plays the music & lyrics, or find some karaoke software with the ability to display lyrics over a transparent background. (That is, to have windowless karaoke display, and run the webcam feed behind it. ) All the software (I can find) to play .CDG (karaoke lyric standard) files forces them to be played with an image background, or over a video file. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Looking for a new city!

Similar to firei's post, I've lived in the same town for almost all of my 23 years on this planet. I want to move to a brand-new, exciting city. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on Mar 3, 2011 - 19 answers

How to scan the notes?

Can anyone give feedback on their experience with OCR music notation software for Mac? [more inside]
posted by pianoboy on Jan 16, 2011 - 3 answers

What is the modern-day music composition process like?

Composers, musicians, songwriters: What steps do you take to create a piece of music from scratch? Additional questions about working as a composer, music software, planning processes, etc. inside. [more inside]
posted by matticulate on Nov 23, 2010 - 23 answers

IPad as Music Production Hub?

What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Stopping music from slipping through the cracks

I listen to a lot of music. I also just have a lot of music that I have laying around on my computer waiting to be listened to that never does. There's also a lot of music that I want to have that I never really get around to buying/downloading. How can I organize my listening to make sure all my music gets some love? [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me complete my home studio!

Computer music MeFites! I need your help! Here is what I want to do: compose music on Finale, export the composition to a MIDI sequencing software, add beats that I'd also like to create myself, and then mix in real instruments including voice. What do I need? [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Oct 8, 2010 - 3 answers

is there a freeware program where I can enter in musical notations (sheet music of songs) and have the computer play them back to me, to assist me in musical learning...?

Music software n00b filter - is there a freeware program where I can enter in musical notations (sheet music of songs) and have the computer play them back to me, to assist me in musical learning...? [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Sep 14, 2010 - 9 answers

What software should I use to create music similar to Baths' “Cerulean”?

If I wanted to create music (minus the vocals) on a PC similar to Baths' “Cerulean”, what software and VST plugins should I be using?
posted by querty on Jul 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Anyone used Piano Wizard?

Anyone used Piano Wizard to help their child (or themselves) learn keyboard? What did you think? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Jun 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Do Androids stream my electric beeps?

[Yet another Android app question] Android music app choices look to be slim. Looking for recommendations for playback, streaming and recording apps. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jun 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Win iTunes plugins to have?

There seem to be some interesting plugins for doing tedious library management chores (like say, TuneUp or TidySongs). Googling produces tons of non-reviews reviews and noise, and I don't feel like messing my stuff (and time) with lots of try-and-see's, not to mention you have to pay for them (yes, I'm ok with paying for a couple of these things if they are worth it but not just to experiment). So if you're so kind to share, tell me your personal experience and recommendations for iTunes plugins, for Windows. If your experience if s of something so vile I should run away from it, do tell too!
posted by Iosephus on Apr 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Is there software that can help me sell my band's music online?

How can I sell my band's album online? I'd like to use software hosted on my own server so that someone can pay me and get a digital download. [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Jan 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me listen to my music (stored at home) when I'm not home.

Please help me find a way to listen to my music remotely. Do you know of any media-player software that can access files stored on a different server requiring user authentication? Double bonus points if it's open source. [more inside]
posted by dilettanti on Jan 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Christmas amateur DJ time

Does anyone know of any good software for mixing mp3s and making mixes on a mac or pc? That is free/open source.
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Dec 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Recommendations for DJ samples/songs ala Fatboy Slim?

My husband mixes dance music using Fruity Loops. I want to get him some CDs for Christmas for samples -- particularly stuff that sounds like Fatboy Slim. Help? [more inside]
posted by heatherfl on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

How many units of Ableton Live sold annually?

Marke research: how can I find out how many units of Ableton Live music software have been sold annually? [more inside]
posted by SilentSalamander on Aug 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Multi-track looper software?

I'm looking for some sort of multi-track looper software. Something I could use during a live performance to record and play along to multiple tracks. [more inside]
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Aug 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Does PC software exist that can compare the contents of 2 computer folders that each consist of tens of thousands of individual mp3 files, in order to find discrepancies between the two folders?

I have two drives, and each folder has some overlapping music, some music that isn't in the other folder, and some corrupted files (due to fire damage), which is why I cannot just merge the two together and let the duplicates of one overwrite the other - I don't want to overwrite a 'good' song with a corrupted, unplayable version. [more inside]
posted by kristin on Aug 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Ways to see rhythms

I'd like any software or website that helps visualize rhythms. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk?

Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk--particularly when things go wrong? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

DEATHMATCH: Tenori-on Vs Monome

Which is a better musical instrument: the Tenori-on or the Monome? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me find the right software for creating mash-ups and sound collages.

Help me find the right software for creating mash-ups and sound collages. [more inside]
posted by elder18 on May 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Best Mac DJ software?

Best Mac DJ software? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Mar 27, 2009 - 10 answers

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