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March 17, 2008

Software Recommendations, Anyone?

Hey, savvy music folk out in the ether...

Does anyone have any suggestions for decent Windows applications for composing? Since I spend about 3 hours a day on a train doing nothing productive, I could actually use that time to work my demos which would then make time spent at home with guitar in hand more productive.

Doing Google searches the thing that comes up most often is "Band In A Box". Any opinions as to whether it's a decent tool or whether there's something better on the market (preferably for not much money!). In this case 'better' doesn't necessarily mean having more features, but something user-friendly for quickly trying out sonic ideas.

2 comments:

Frank said...

Hey Kenski,

In real life I'm a software developer and because of that I tend to love Open Source packages. Open Source = Free but not always the best. However, some open source packages have come to dominate the market place.

Any way, I'm not quite sure if this is what you are looking for but I use a tool called TuxGuitar http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/. It is free and it is useful, however it may not have all of the tools you might want. Give it a try though, it won't hurt.

Hope this helps...

Regards,
Frank

Frank said...

Also... Open source software generally constantly evolve... So while right now it may not have a feature you desire, it may in a couple of months (or years).