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JoeTurtle



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:07 pm   Post subject: Can someone help "jumpstart" me? Reply with quote

I have Mozart 2005 (I might get the latest version of it if I don't get Finale)

I have a Keyboard, and some software came with it. (link provided below)

I'm open to suggestions and helpful hints on how to compose or reproduce a song in MIDI format. I tried to do one song, but it turned out awful.http://midishrine.com/midi/18097.midAs you can tell from what I just showed you, I'm awful at it right now...and suggestions really would be helpful.

Thank you for helping!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:34 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all, the song sounds like you have recorded directly from you playing on the keyboard. You need to clean up the song after you have recorded it - the tempo, the note value, volume, etc. I tried to open your MIDI in a sequecing software, the on-sets of each pitch are quite randomly placed.

Open other people's MIDI and see the differences.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:04 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that my notes aren't exacly "with the tempo" most of the time...so I decided to start from scratch...

http://midishrine.com/midi/18105.mid
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:13 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds better alreaedy. If your song is intended to be legato/smooth, you can try to slur your background tracks. There are many aspects to a MIDI - panning, tracks balance, etc. You could be as picky as you want it to be (eg. as picky as classical music playing.)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:26 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, but I have a question to people who compose music.

What software do you use or what software would you suggest a beginner working with MIDI to get?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:30 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

When I compose, I use Sibelius or Cakewalk/Sonar mainly because they have more functions. They are easy enough for beginners to use too (but the price isn't that great for someone who just want to "try".)

Sorry for the late respond (I wish this forum could be more alive though.) icon_cry.gif
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:59 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gotten another composing (Sibelius) software and came up with this.

http://www.divshare.com/download/4180851-540
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