What Are My Picks For Computer Music Software?
One of the most amazing things about computers is that they can help us do all sorts of fun things. For me, I have been using computers to make music for a while. Creating music has been a hobby of sorts for me and I would love to make it into a career. I have been working on some production efforts for local advertisers and I would love to take the music that I create and make it work for these ads someday to bring my work into the next level.
There are all sorts of great programs that I have been using to create music. These include options that have worked well for me but not every program that I have tried out has been what I expected it to be.
I have especially enjoyed using LMMS as a good music software option. The Linux Multimedia Studio, which is actually useful on Windows computers, has an interface that looks intimidating at the start, what with all those controls on it.
However, LMMS works amazingly well in that it can handle all sorts of artificial music sounds. I can adjust bass lines on the fly and choose from a variety of instruments and effects for each one. I can control the intensity of each effect and the individual controls are easy to figure out. I admit that it can take a bit to learn but after figuring out how it works, it becomes amazingly easy to follow.
The best part is that this is a totally free program to use. Even better, it is a stable program that won’t break down while I am trying to use it.
Temper is another software program that has helped me out with generating many layers of sound and with helping me to adjust each layer on its own even as others are playing. The mapping feature on this program especially helps me to go from one spot in my music file to the next. I can move between sounds in a flash and can work quite quickly without wearing out my hard drive. It especially does well with my sound card as it can handle more frequencies.
Ableton Live is a little older than many other programs but it has been consistently updated with an extended variety of instruments. I enjoy how this programs offers a variety of instruments in different classes and even has several music libraries for me to work with. With more than 50 GB of music libraries, it is easy for me to choose something and get it to play out. The organizational features on this program are especially easy to handle and follow through on so I have a good control running on what I am using.
What About Some Troublesome Programs?
Not all computer music software programs are as great as I had expected. DarkWare Studio, for instance, is not as strong as I had hoped it would be. It is easy to use but at the same time it requires far too many additional plug-ins for me to do what I want to do with it.
Meanwhile, Hydrogen has helped me to organize drum effects but it hardly does anything with other instruments. The selection of non-drum features is rather lacking and leaves quite a bit to be desired when all is considered.
I have certainly had plenty of fun over the years with creating different audio files and music through my computer. My siblings have made fun of me for doing so in the past and they say that I am a nerd for making all that music. I admit that I have been doing some stuff that’s rather technical and might be a challenge for some to understand but in the end, what really matters to me is that I have been rather creative with so many things.
I have done such a great amount of work with creating different audio files and it has been rewarding to hear all of my work in action over all this time. I am hoping to entertain more people in the future with my work and even if I don’t end up making a career out of it, I know that I have indeed been doing loads of things to entertain people and show off just how talented I am.