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paul_nicholls
03-12-2010, 10:39 AM
Hi all,
I have just found this site where you can download preview versions, or purchase full versions of songs (haven't done this myself yet):

German version:
http://www.massivetracks.net

UK version:
http://www.massivetracks.net/uk-index2.htm

I hope this helps someone? :)

cheers,
Paul

WILL
03-12-2010, 12:27 PM
Hey Nice find. :) I may make this into a news post when I find the time.

Are you planning on using any of the music for The Probe? Some of the tracks have that techno-y feel to them that may suit the game well.

paul_nicholls
03-12-2010, 09:23 PM
Hey Nice find. :) I may make this into a news post when I find the time.

Are you planning on using any of the music for The Probe? Some of the tracks have that techno-y feel to them that may suit the game well.

I would love to, but I just don't have the money :(

I could use preview tracks I guess if I was going to do a demo version...that would fit right in LOL

cheers,
Paul

WILL
04-12-2010, 02:50 AM
Yeah 29 Euros is a bit high, but then again if you budget it... and only get a couple. However you'd need to sell a few hundred copies of your game (considering the cost you set $5 or so for example) to get your investment back.

I'm planning on doing something similar for Garland's Quest. I'm contracting out my graphics and going royalty-free for my music. I may have the main theme done custom though. Something that will be common throughout the run of games and expansions should I manage to get that far. First I need to get the first game and it's engine working.

chronozphere
04-12-2010, 06:25 PM
Nice tracks man. Good find indeed. :)

Hopefully I don't need to buy tracks. I'm trying to improve my skills with Reason. I may buy a drumpad or an extra midi controller soon, as I have enough money. Just looking around for now. :)

paul_nicholls
04-12-2010, 07:25 PM
I'm having a bit of a play with my FL Studio PGD Annual prize to see if I can get some 'techno' going, but I still don't know how to use the program! LOL

cheers,
Paul

Brainer
04-12-2010, 07:53 PM
I'm having a bit of a play with my FL Studio PGD Annual prize to see if I can get some 'techno' going, but I still don't know how to use the program! LOL

cheers,
Paul

Yea, FL Studio is really hard to get a grasp of, but once you get acquainted with the interface, the only thing that matters is your feel of music. :)

code_glitch
05-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Isn't FL Studio a sort of a cross between CubaSE, LMMS and that other MIDI control thing on linux (Jack or something like that)? Looks an interesting program. Might look into it some more but for now I have pretty much all the bases covered with the above and audacity... If only I had the extra cash. In my case its either google for 'GPL' or license free music files or make it myself XD. Good luck.

Brainer
05-12-2010, 01:41 PM
Isn't FL Studio a sort of a cross between CubaSE, LMMS and that other MIDI control thing on linux (Jack or something like that)?.
Yeah, something like that. Plus it was written in Delphi - that's an important remark. :)

If you're interested in creating music from samples, take a look at eJay or Magix (http://www.magix.com/us/music-maker/). You can find a bunch of free samples all around the net.

code_glitch
05-12-2010, 02:11 PM
Plus it was written in Delphi
I must say I did miss that bit... Anyway, those suggestions are very good and I might just buy in once I get the money. Darn recession - Or perhaps my over-zealous buying of server parts, weather instruments, new mp3/4 player, keyboard, flash storage and etc what caused my brokeness?? I wonder 8-P

Brainer
05-12-2010, 02:26 PM
If you wanna buy FL, you should at least take interest in the "FL Studio Fruity Edition", because the cheapest edition they offer lacks in "Piano Roll" and "Playlist" and believe me - these are a must. It's around 63 pounds - is that much for you? If I were to buy it, it's probably the cheapest music software with such possibilities ever to me.

I've got few mates who are beatmakers. They say that without a keyboard (I mean the instrument) it's harder to compose any music. So you might want to also buy one - I believe you don't need anything fancy; a basic one will do well. Also, they said it's nice to look for so-called "soundfonts" - these are banks of different instruments. For all I know, they are available for free. I've got 8gb of soundfonts. :)

code_glitch
05-12-2010, 04:58 PM
I've got 8gb of soundfonts.
Now I do know about them (lmms) and have to say that at most I have 180mb of them... 8gb though makes the 'srsly' statement come to mind. In my book though, anything above 50 is too expensive. For now its finale, cubase and lmms. Maybe for earlier next year FL will make its way onto my HDD. And earlier when I said keyboard, I meant instrumental. I have plenty of QWERTY's lying around (although they're PS2) and I have a shortage of native USB ones. But to some it up: Soundfonts do rule.

chronozphere
05-12-2010, 06:30 PM
FL Studio made in Delphi? That's quite impressive. Allthough I have some doubts. Is the latest version also written in delphi? I've got the feeling that eventually most popular delphi software is ported to another language because most programmers want to use C or something. :P

I still have an FL Studio key in my mailbox (PGD Annual prize), but I don't use it (yet) as I want to learn more about Reason. I hope I can still activate and use it. I couldn't install some other prizes (Some of those games) because they automatically disabled the activation key after some time. :( I don't mind though, as I'm most happy with Genetica Studio and the warm feeling of winning a compo. ;D

paul_nicholls
05-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Speaking of eJay, I had a free version of an eJay music program a few years back on a computer magazine disc which was pretty good, but can I find it now?...nooooooo....

I don't suppose anyone here has a free version of eJay from a magazine disc or similar that they could share?

if so, can you PM me? :)

cheers,
Paul

code_glitch
06-12-2010, 06:21 AM
Hey paul, do you happen to know what version you had? Or what year or magazine the disc could have been from? It would be a little helpful when hunting for the right thing judging by how many versions are out there. Although since at some point you had the full software couldn't you erm... you know like... nevermind.

paul_nicholls
06-12-2010, 06:54 AM
Hey paul, do you happen to know what version you had? Or what year or magazine the disc could have been from? It would be a little helpful when hunting for the right thing judging by how many versions are out there. Although since at some point you had the full software couldn't you erm... you know like... nevermind.

To be honest I can't recall what version it was, or what year I had the disc :(

It MIGHT have been 5 years ago? I don't know...

cheers,
Paul

code_glitch
06-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Hmm... I found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EJay which shows a quite large problem tracking down what we're after here... Id guess that if it is from eJay specifically its most likely to be Mix Cd producer of techno 4/5 if I am not misunderstanding anything.

Also a quick google for techno 5 revels less, erm, 'commonly visited' parts of the web where such an app is made 'available'...;)::)

Edit: PS: If you find that this is telling too much and too much of a hint please feel free to notify me or straight out deletion / edition of this post will/athena. I don't mean to go down that route but paul technically has/had a license for said software so...

paul_nicholls
06-12-2010, 06:40 PM
Don't worry about searching for it code_glitch, it is too much of a bother :)

cheers,
Paul

mobilus
07-12-2010, 05:42 AM
The most expensive thing in music production are instruments - I mean VSTi plugins, and you can use them even with open source OpenMPT tracker. Soundfonts or VST effects also can be run with OpenMPT.
You may have noticed that the sound quality of music trackers is weak, but if you use VSTi, you will get very good results. Of course, if you have FruityLoops, you don't need OpenMPT.

There are many free VST plugins, for example: http://smatni.tripod.com/safwanmatnivstplugins/
With a large library of plugins you will not have to worry about the sound effects for your games.

I have HipHop eJay from a magazine disc, but I never used it - this is only Mixer or something.

code_glitch
07-12-2010, 05:47 PM
Hmm... VST rings a bell - Ah yes: Finale. They sure are one heck of a great invention ;) And cheers for that link. I'll be sure to put it to good use in my next compositions. XD

gintasdx
22-02-2011, 12:37 PM
I have an HipHop Ejay 5 and Sound Selection #4 (5000 samples in 4 CDs) for sale. You can get older Ejays really cheap on eBay and those are most easiest soft for a making music. Literally you can make your first piece in just a few hours.

You can download some of my songs on Newgrounds.com (http://gintasdx.newgrounds.com/audio)
On Newgrounds (http://www.newgrounds.com) you can easily find a song for your game by genre.

Another great website that offers free full length albums in Jamendo.com (http://www.jamendo.com) .
You can find some albums that are free for commercial use.

Also if you have a low budget you can simply get some free (http://www.gtgsynths.com/plugins.htm) VST or SoundBanks and grab LMMS (http://lmms.sourceforge.net) :)

paul_nicholls
22-02-2011, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the info gintasdx :)

cheers,
Paul