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Offline Dr. Chef

Midi question
« on: December 31, 2013, 06:40:05 AM »
Hello there. I'm a musician with a digital piano and a usb to midi in/out cable (Mio midi). I was surprised that it was recognized out of the box (camdusbmidi.class).

What music software do you guys recommend?
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 06:44:24 AM by Dr. Chef »
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Midi question
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 06:59:59 AM »
I personally prefer anything OctaMED related... though, what sort of interface are you looking for, what do you want to achieve exactly?
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Re: Midi question
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 11:25:54 AM »
On the Amiga, the only software I still use is OctaMED. But there are loads of sequencer packages better suited to MIDI, MusicX for example.

Offline aggro_mix

Re: Midi question
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 11:54:51 AM »
I recommend Bars&Pipes
 

Offline Dr. Chef

Re: Midi question
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 09:24:05 PM »
Quote from: XDelusion;755806
I personally prefer anything OctaMED related... though, what sort of interface are you looking for, what do you want to achieve exactly?

Thanks for the replies.

I'm a pianist that wants to record songs directly to my computer. I want to cut and edit. I also want midi capable software so I can mess with different sounds and effects.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 09:31:36 PM by Dr. Chef »
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Offline rdolores

Re: Midi question
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 09:38:44 PM »
I used Deluxe Music 2.0 a lot back in the day.  It has both MIDI-Out and MIDI-In capability.  But since it is not a true sequencer, it does not do MIDI-in in real-time.  However, it is a great musical notation editor.  For sequencing Bars 'n Pipes is a good bet.  Others were Music X and Doctor T's from what I remember.
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Midi question
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 09:46:01 PM »
@ Dr. Chef

I have no experience with OctaMED, but Bars and Pipes will definitely do that for you. It's extremely powerful and extensible, but also fairly complex. There are scanned manuals kicking around online - highly recommended you take a look at those.

If you want to try something with a simpler interface, consider Deluxe Music 2.0. It has a traditional staff/note UI like most versions of Finale, supports recording via MIDI input, and you can export to formats supported by Bars and Pipes (SMUS) if you want to work with that later on. I don't know what sort of interoperability DMusic has with OctaMED - I'll let the OctaMED experts handle that question :)
 

Offline Dr. Chef

Re: Midi question
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 10:21:09 PM »
Downloaded bars and pipes. I'll give that a try.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Midi question
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 10:28:35 PM »
Here's a link to that last release of OctaMED. It's fully featured btw.

http://aminet.net/package/mus/edit/OctamedSS1.03c
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Offline rdolores

Re: Midi question
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 12:43:41 AM »
Quote from: Matt_H;755932
@ Dr. Chef

I have no experience with OctaMED, but Bars and Pipes will definitely do that for you. It's extremely powerful and extensible, but also fairly complex. There are scanned manuals kicking around online - highly recommended you take a look at those.

If you want to try something with a simpler interface, consider Deluxe Music 2.0. It has a traditional staff/note UI like most versions of Finale, supports recording via MIDI input, and you can export to formats supported by Bars and Pipes (SMUS) if you want to work with that later on. I don't know what sort of interoperability DMusic has with OctaMED - I'll let the OctaMED experts handle that question :)


Deluxe Music 2.0 can load and save MIDI format files.  OctoMED SS can load MIDI files, but I don't see an option to save back to MIDI format.
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