There's so much great music stuff for GNU/Linux these days that there's really no reason to pay for any software at all, including OS.
thanks for the replies....
pcm, i'm tracking in fl producer and using audacity to do final mixes.......
it may not be the best solution, but $$$ for recording software isn't available right now, and i'm jut doing this to learn things abit better anyway.....
tweetdj, most of the things i'm doing is music, (specificaly 80's synthpop, soundscape and experimental) but i am integrating some samples into it also...
I just found an amazing sequencer! And it's free!
I guess this proves the point that there's some freeware out there that is better than expensive programs like NI's stuff.
I've decided to not get a NI thingy, or at least not for a few years. After making a recording of me making noise with trash cans and other 'percussive intruments' in my garage, I decided it would be a better idea for me to get a drum set.
By the way, this sequencer that I mentioned, You may have heard of... It's called Wizard Master Control System Version 3, made by good old Bludgeonsoft.
Don't be deceived by the cheesy graphics, this is possibly the best damned sequencer you can get for free! Even if you love your reaktor, your absynth, your "modular sound environment" junks (no offense), your fancy expensive programs, whatever, this thing is worth anybody's time!
The Wizard Master Control Program lets you trigger external MIDI devices or your computer's awesomely simplex internal MIDI instruments with 128 separate beat configurations (8 loops of 16 beats each) each with its own controls for instrument, pitch, volume, stereo panning and duration. This is possibly the oddest little drum machine and sequencer you will ever come across. Resizing the window changes the loop length, and the tempocan be set to beats per minute (anywhere from 0.001 bpm to 50,000 bpm and beyond!) or samples per measure
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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As part of the Soundmarks exhibition at Art Interactive in Cambridge, MA, scheduled for June 2007, New Media artists Zach Poff + N.B.Aldrich are seeking audio recordings of the Boston metropolitan area for Soundscape:Boston. The goal is to collect a database of sounds recorded by residents, and others, with a connection to the Boston area that can then be used at the exhibition. The recordings will be available for spontaneous composition by Soundmarks visitors using the Interactive Soundscape Designer software created by the artists.
Please visit www.interactivesoundscapes.org for more complete information about the project and for instructions on how to donate your recordings. We are using the tag soundscapeboston to mark sounds that contributors would like us to use.
Soundscape:Boston can only work with a community donated database of sounds, so we would love any and all contributions!
Deadline extended to April 1, 2007 but the show is in June, so contact me by the 1st if you would like to contribute, even if you can't get the sounds uploaded by the deadline.
Thanks for reading - zlp
I just wanna say that, I've tried alot of softsynths out in the past.. and aside from something as modular as Reaktor, I've never found a softsynth with as much flexibility as Image-Line's Sytrus. It never ceases to impress me. It's probably the best FM synth I've ever used and not even half as expensive as most of the Native Intruments synths. One of my favorite things about it is that, like Absynth, sytrus lets you analyze and load up a waveform to use the harmonics as an oscillator and also lets you custom draw in the harmonics for the waveform. Sometimes I'll sample some great sounding analog synths and I'll just save one cycle of the waveform in my collection for use in sytrus' oscillator section, or not just synths.. lol ive made some patches using sampled waveforms of female vocals.. sounds like a complex sine wave..
And the awesome envelopes for almost everything it has to offer, One of my favortie things about it is definately the amazing LFO's which can be modulated by their own envelope.. i've never seen anything like it, you just have to try this synth out. Here's a quote from the manual:
Fully Customizable Articulation - Mapping diagrams, LFO and envelopes in Sytrus extend far beyond simple ADSR volume envelope support. Each diagram and envelope state can consist of unlimited number of curve segments, with control of pitch, volume, panning, velocity mapping, and unison settings, etc. This allows for more complex patch structures, including even programming whole drum and synth loops into a single patch/voice.
Low Frequency Oscillator (OSC)
This unit allows you to vary the controlled property with an LFO. The LFO can also be modulated by its own envelope. The secondary blue curve visible behind the envelope is a preview of the LFO "in action" with the applied envelope, shape speed and settings.
It forgot to mention that aside from pitch, volume, panning, velocity mapping and unsion, it also has another articulation section for "input modulation influence". man I love to make some real abstract LFO's, set a sustain section and use it on the input modulation influence of one oscillator so when i modulate it with another oscillator you can somewhat mimmick the unstable quality of oldschool analog synths. It's just an amazing synth.. I have yet to find one that I like using better than this one. Perhaps once I learn how to patch in Reaktor or SynthMaker a little better but until then its Sytrus all the way.
no matter what you're recording you should always leave some headroom, most engineers suggest between 6dB and 18dB. The reason is that you will rarely be using these sounds on their own, so as soon as you want to mix it with other sounds you will run into trouble. This is especially true with music. But I suppose if you're recording samples just to play on their own, go ahead and record with hot levels.
hi, i've searched through your sound files here, but haven't found exactly what i need...
i'm looking for about 3 minutes of a 'television show'(doesn't matter what kind) and about 3 minutes of a 'living room ambiance' (perhaps some quiet conversation, maybe even a parakeet chirping in the background?) sound...or even an 'interior of a house' sound....
preferably in wav or mp3 format
thanks in advance
Hey, i have never found any sound of car alarms turning on/off. It's like a two-beeps sound.
And in my city it's rare to find a car with these kind of alarms installed, it's kind of xpensive in here, and so are these cars.
AH, i also would be happy if anyone had this alarm.
For example, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=856369549813419885 (xzibit dancing to a car alarm)
No no no...I need a sound that indicates an item my character has pulled is a bomb of some kind...a sci-fi weopen...a ticking bomb...that does not get faster as such...just ticks..."meop meop meop"
something like that?
I need something like a grenade like sound.
I don"t know what program you use,
but just make sure that the sum of your sounds is equal or below 0dB to have no distortions...
:wink: Hi everybody,
I´m looking for an omnidirectional microphone in the size 2cm by 15 cm. Name me one and I reveal the secret! :lol:
hi, thanks pcm...
i'm working with 32bit here......
so i guess my final output should be around 0 db's then without having it distorted?
I need some stampeding elephants or something fairly close Please
That"s depends on the Bit-Depth resolution you use, if you work on 8bit resolution (very old) you will see the difference,
but with 16bit it"s better to be between 0 to -6dB,
and with 32bit it"s better between 0dB to -24dB I think....
Because more the level and the Bit-Depth are higher, more quality of the sound you keep, that"s mathematic....
I discovered this site through a web search, and I think it is an absolutely fantastic resource!
I read through the thread on licensing, and I am sill a bit confused. I do lighting and sound design for community theater out here in Montreal. I work with 2 different groups. Both groups do make a "profit" (minimal, but it exists) for their shows.
One group donates 1/2 of all their profits to a local charity, and the rest is rolled into the start-up fund for the next years' production. The other group keeps all profits with the same end, to establish a start-up fund for the following year.
I am putting together my sound design for the second group at this moment. What is the correct procedure for acknowledging whatever I end up using (probably 3 tracks). Many thanks
hi, i've done a search for this topic here, but couldn't find what i was really after, sorry if i'm posting a repeat....
is it better to mix at 0db or at -3db,and why?
thanks in advance..
Optionally if you have your own FTP program (if not, use the applet described above)
To connect using ftp, user name and password are the ones you use to log in to the site. The address is:
Okay let's take a look at this. First of all look at the menu on the left of your screen (as you're looking at it now). Under "Adding Files" it says "Contribute to Freesound". If you press that then you'll get a screen that says something about needing to use an applet. Press for that and you'll get a screen that looks like this; http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/martinquibell/th_freesoundupload.jpg
Press the connect button, and then the applet will do some stuff. You can go through your computer then on the left and pick items you want to put on here. When you find something, highlight it and then press the arrows to the right key on the screen. Keep doing this until you've picked all that you want.
After that, just press where the word describe is highlighted. That will then take you somewhere where you can describe your files. After this, I can't remember without going through it.
PS - Please tell me when you've done this, as I'd like to get rid of that picture from my photobucket page thanks.