Free software for making music or edititing music wanted....


(Homer) #1

There was a windows program that was mentioned in this forum that I believe was a sound editior and it was freeware (meaning you could only download the binaries and not the source). I have done a search for 30 min and could not find the post that I saw it in. If anybody has any suggestions of where I could find a decent freeware program where I could edit and even create music (like a synth) I would greatly appreciate it. And I know about anvil studio but that is not quite was I was looking for.
Thanks in advance.


(fossileyes) #2

Try http://www.techtv.com/audiofile/musictech/story/0,23008,3366618,00.html

Hope this helps.


(Eric) #3

“Free software” as your topic says is NOT freeware, “free software” is freedom software, open source. Just had to make that clear =)

Maybe you meant Buzz?

http://www.jeskola.com/


(ilac) #4

English is English. Free software means both freeware software and freedom software. It depends on the context within which it is used - as often happens with a number of words in several Languages. Just because a sub-culture (nb. ‘Sub’ as in a smaller culture within a culture and not as in an inferior culture) has decided to adopt some words as a ‘name’ doesn’t mean the words can no longer be used in other contexts for which it used to be used before anyway. :wink: :smiley:

Homer:

Eric’s right, Buzz might be what you’re after but it can be a bit tough to crack! :-? There was a lite version of Cakewalk available with a recent issue of Computer Music which you might also find suitable. It might still be on your local Newstands!


(wavk) #5

Buzz is indeed a cool piece of software! Maybe that’s because I’m addicted to connecting blocks :wink: Check it out, it’s really worth a try! I checked a lot of free sound progs just a couple of weeks ago. This one’s the only one that’s still installed :smiley:

Have fun,

Wybren van Keulen
Funny Farm


(Eric) #6

English is English. Free software means both freeware software and freedom software. It depends on the context within which it is used - as often happens with a number of words in several Languages. Just because a sub-culture (nb. ‘Sub’ as in a smaller culture within a culture and not as in an inferior culture) has decided to adopt some words as a ‘name’ doesn’t mean the words can no longer be used in other contexts for which it used to be used before anyway. :wink: :smiley:
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I know that, but GNU has already taken “free software” to their vocabulary. :slight_smile:


(ilac) #7

Theft! Theft, I say!! The words “free software” are therefore no longer free as in freedom!! Free the words" Free software"!.. Free the words" Free software"!.. (jk!) :wink:

:smiley: :stuck_out_tongue: :smiley:


(Homer) #8

Thanks for the responses so far. So far it seems like everyone likes buzz so I will install it tonight.

And about the whole free software debate thing that is going on with this thread, what I meant to say is “Software I dont have to pay for, there is no registration and no time limit before I have to pay and register the software. And the sources do not have to be available for me to install it.” :smiley: I just didn’t want to say all of that so I said Free Software / Freeware . Didn’t mean to cause a ruckus :wink:

Thanks again for the responses, if you think of any more freeware/Free Software (OK, OK I’ll stop :stuck_out_tongue: ) I would appreciate it.


(valarking) #9

i guess if you’re ok with the notice thingy and if you just want to make midis, get noteworthy composer.


(Mobius) #10

I prefer psycle to buzz

get it here

www.pastnotcut.org


(Grizzly69) #11

There are 2 freeware programs I use that I like.

Audacity- a simple audio editor

Quartz AudioMaster free version (limits you to 4 audiotracks)- multitrack recording

I hope this helped.


(MoreK) #12

Hi
Check this out too:
http://www.myriad-online.com/enindex.htm

Melody Assistant is shareware, but you can use it free as long as you wish with certain limitations (which I can’t remember anymore - I have license). And if you decide to get the license, it’s only 15 euros or dollars.


(LarsB) #13

I agree with Mobius. Buzz is a good program, but Psycle is much better and it’s open source.

You should try it!


(croxis) #14

the link for pastnotcut does not work


(ilac) #15

http://psycle.pastnotecut.org/portal.php

:wink: