Midi software?

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patron saint of quality footwear
Member Since: May 30, 2002

Hello all,

I was hoping someone here might be able to help.
I am currently using Sonar XL on my computer at home and I am quite happy with it.

I am wondering if there is a shareware or freeware program out there that I might be able to use at work? I have a job which has me sitting around for most of my day and I would like to work on some basic midi tracks to pass the time.

I don't need anything too fancy as I am only using midi as a glorified click track to record guitars and bass to. Obviously I don't have the use of my midi keyboard here so I need something that I can operate with a mouse. I would however like something that has a staff view.

So does anyone know if there is something out there which would work for me?

Thanks in advance, Bored-on-the-job.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jul 05, 2004 08:47 am

Software to accomplish what exactly? In order to use MIDI, you also then need something that can reproduce the MIDI sounds. It sounds to me like you are just looking for a simple composition tool, in which case I would recommend something like Kinetic ( www.homerecordingconnecti...tory&id=394 ) or FruityLoops. Surely they are not freeware, but I think they would do what you are looking for.

patron saint of quality footwear
Since: May 30, 2002

Jul 05, 2004 09:01 am

Thanks for the quick reply dB,

I was hoping for something to make some simple tracks which I could then send home and open in sonar. I'm not sure what you mean about needing something to reproduce the midi sounds, I do have a sound card here and I don't use anything to produce sound other than that at home.

I do have fruity loops (3 I think) at home but I was hoping for something with a musical staff kind of similar to what cakewalk displays.

I don't even know if there is anything like this out there as using Midi is relatively new to me but I figured if anyone will know, it will be someone here.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jul 05, 2004 09:14 am

Yeah, at home it's your PC's sound card that has the MIDI sounds, at some workplaces they don't have such cards in their workstations, if you do, however, I do believe Guitar Pro 4 is EXACTLY what you are looking for, check out our review of it at www.homerecordingconnecti...tory&id=374 it's a very cool app.

patron saint of quality footwear
Since: May 30, 2002

Jul 05, 2004 09:31 am

Thanks dB,

Actually my work computer is MUCH more suited for recording than my home machine but their budget is way bigger than mine lol.

Guitar pro does look like a cool app, but rather than spend more money on another piece of software, maybe I'll just go ahead and install my cakewalk on my work computer.

Thanks anyways.

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