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looking for music composing program

Post by T'lon Nanaki » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:25 pm

any one know were to find a download of a music composing program.
one that lets you compose music,not set up a series of pre-done wave files like music maker does.

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Post by burger2227 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:58 pm

What programming languages are you familiar with?

DOS requires you to have a speaker on the motherboard unless your laptop can play it on the souncard.

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Post by T'lon Nanaki » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:34 pm

Qbasic,VB dos,freebasic, a little C++(not enough to say I know how to program in it). I've only been learning this for about 6-7 years so I still concider myself as either a newbie or a simi-novice programer

I'm using windows XP, with a 1-something Ghtz athlon processor (that's the one I usually use to code and do internet stuff,ect.)

But I also have a windows 98 clocked at about 500 Mhtz pentium (Not impressive unless you knew that I built it my self(with a lot of trial and error out of salvaged parts) about the same time I started learning Qbasic)


um.. why you ask?

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You did not specify a language...........

Post by burger2227 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:39 pm

Cosidering that Qbasic only uses a cheap speaker, I would try FB for help on sound because it can use your sound card I would hope.

I would recommend QB64, but it is still being developed and I don't know how far sound functions have progressed yet.

As to a premade program, it would probably cost you money and not be able to adapt to most types of coding you already know.

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Post by KDAG » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:40 am

:) Yes, I would have to agree with Ted.
Explore the Fmod library in FreeBasic, it allows you to import almost any type of sound file. It shouldn't be to hard to convert the subtle differences of your QB program to FB.

Check out Lachies Beginning Fmod Tutorial at..
http://lachie.phatcode.net/articles.php

As for music/wave editors, Are you looking to create a background song or just import your own cool sound effects?
Programs like Acid Pro, Cake Walk, Fruty Loops and the extremely complicated Game Music developer "FMOD"
will all work. and if you do a little bit of investigation I'm sure you could find a demo of one of these sound editors that allows you to save your work.

Good Luck

:shock: Yes Ted, I know, I know. Not a FB string. lol

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Post by Nodtveidt » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:45 am

KDAG wrote:the extremely complicated Game Music developer "FMOD"
I think you may be thinking of FMOD Designer.

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Post by KDAG » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:32 pm

:oops: Yeah, That's what I mean. The Fmod designer is quit complicated.

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Post by TmEE » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:20 am

I myself use my MD Tracker for making music for MD games, but could very well be used for QB games (as the program is in QB45). On PC it works on MIDI, but will only let you use 5 any instrument channels, 2 drum channels and 3 Lead Square channels... as close as it gets to MD not having a YM2612+PSG emulator in your program...
Last public version : http://www.spritesmind.net/_GenDev//for ... .php?t=220
If someone likes it, I could prepare a license and some stand alone playback code...
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