Free music making programs?

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Post » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:56 am

I need a FREE program that can make music that is easy to use and was "machines" included. I had a program called Music Maker that was PERFECT but only exports .mia files. So if someone could give me some links to some free, easy-2-use programs or tell if it possiable to play .mia files in Construct.
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Post » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:15 am

You can use Audacity to record the song and export as other format. Like, hit the record button on Audacity, the play button on Music Maker and let it record
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Post » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:19 am

Thanks, 7Soul! I'm downloading it now.
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Post » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:20 am

LMMS is a free alternative to Fruity Loops and supports VST plugins, if that's what you mean by "machines."
http://lmms.sourceforge.net/

You can usually find some decent freeware programs to help you make your game in the Tools/Resources forum, if you poke around:
viewforum.php?f=23

We could probably use a dedicated master list of useful programs stickied to the top of the forum. I'll see about putting something together.
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Post » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:33 am

Free music programs?


One I can think up of is PXTone, the program Pixel made to make the music for Cave Story.
http://buzinkai.net/PXTone/tutorial/
http://www.tigsource.com/2010/12/26/gry ... ne-manual/


The demo of Fruity Loops Studio is free and fully-functional, minus a save feature.

So you can do anything you want with it, you just have to finish the song in one go, or just... not exit the program till you're done.

Likewise, REAPER has a free, infinitely-renewable trial, but it's much harder to figure out. Basically, when the 30 days are over, uninstall REAPER (don't worry, all of your project files are still there), and just re-download it. And continue.

For the making of 16bit Sega-Genesis music, I recommend the freeware tracker TFM Music Maker. The website is down right now, so you'll probably have to look elsewhere. If you never used a tracker before, it's hard to get in to, but once you learn the ins and outs of the system it's quite useful and powerful. Not very strong percussion (as everything is based off the YM25125 chip, and there is no sampling/PCM to speak of).

In the same tone, the free tracker FamiTracker can accurately recreate the sound of the Famicom chip, including its extensions, VRC7 and N106!

You can go even more old-school with the .MOD open-source MilkyTracker, which is more in line with the C64 sound (though this is only off of impressions, don't quote me on that!).


That's about all I gots to offer. Should be a good enough place to start out.
Check out my VGM on my soundcloud page!
Video-Game Music: E.C.2151
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Post » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:59 am

You can look here!
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/25-free-di ... o-editors/
Audio editors, but a few have their share of mixing, and midi editing.

And if there's anything else you need, I'd check here.
http://www.pixelprospector.com/2010/08/ ... resources/
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