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SmartLX
10-15-2009, 03:41 AM
I'm playing with the trial version of Reaper right now, and the one thing it doesn't seem to have is a basic MIDI composer/sequencer.

In case I've got the terminology wrong, I mean the facility to pick a virtual instrument and tell it to play C#, B, A and so forth until you have Mary Had a Little Lamb. Reaper only seems to use prerecorded MIDI and actual sound samples.

I quite like Sound Anvil and have for years (hooray for actual notation!), but its advanced functionality appears limited even in its latest incarnation. I don't see myself creating anything on the technical level of AeroZ's Wicked n' Floating (http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01627/) with Anvil alone.

So, how do you folks get your MIDI?
- Is there a composer feature in Reaper I haven't found yet, or a plugin?
- Is there a rival package along the lines of Reaper that includes this function?
- Failing that, can .mid files created in a basic program like Anvil be easily imported into a larger package and the tinny instruments replaced? (Or else, where can you get good instruments for Anvil? I think it takes VST.)

Every single note of every remix can't possibly have been played live. What do you do?

SmartLX
10-15-2009, 12:07 PM
Okay, I just found that part of the Getting Started with Reaper thread, and now I feel real dumb and will probably never live this thread down.

I don't suppose a moderator could put it out of its misery?

ArsKinetica
11-02-2010, 08:31 PM
Be afraid of people who are not willing to admit they are wrong.

Not knowing, and admitting it makes you stronger than many people who believe they can stop learning because they reached a certain point.

The greatest people aren't the ones who compete with the entire world. The greatest people are the ones who compete with themselves.

Neblix
11-02-2010, 08:42 PM
If you're looking for something with the best piano roll, I'd say go with FL Studio.


However, Reaper does have MIDI capabilities. Just add a new MIDI track and create a region where you can write in the playlist (where you arrange all the tracks together)

Be afraid of people who are not willing to admit they are wrong.

Not knowing, and admitting it makes you stronger than many people who believe they can stop learning because they reached a certain point.

The greatest people aren't the ones who compete with the entire world. The greatest people are the ones who compete with themselves.


Cool story bro. Answer his question next time.

Moseph
11-02-2010, 08:49 PM
This thread is totally over a year old.

Neblix
11-02-2010, 09:35 PM
This thread is totally over a year old.

Well if he's gonna necrobump he might as well make an on topic necro bump.

Neblix
11-15-2010, 12:52 AM
I'd say go with Record (with Reason); you can even play the notes on your computer keyboard if you don't like piano rolls. So you would not even need a midi controller... Works great.

But it's more expensive than FL Studio and FL Studio has computer keyboard too. :P

Bleck
11-15-2010, 02:16 AM
Guitar Pro 5

Neblix
11-16-2010, 06:35 PM
You get what you pay for though.. btw both of those software are easily try-able with torrents... you might want to try both of best worlds before choosing a purchase.


Why bother wasting the time to get an FL Studio torrent to try it out when you can just download the demo? :P

btw we should stop posting as this thread is really old and the OP probably forgot about it