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Anyone know of a good Eastern Music software for making game music? The modality in Eastern Music is a little different from Western, so I wanted something that could do the partial tones that Western Music can't pull off notation wise.


I need it for making some Eastern music for a game. I got like no budget for the software tho, so free versions are desirable.


Thanks in advance!
 

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There is no such thing as an "Eastern music software" 


You get a program like FL studio or whatever music making platform you prefer and you'll have to make the music yourself from scratch using eastern instrument soundfonts/recordings which usually cost extra I believe. 


Personally though, I recommend you just look around for a musician to hire/recruit/blackmail if you need the music quickly.


Alternatively, there's bound to be an eastern style music pack on the store/dlc steam page.
 

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I have finale 2014, but I don't think it supports semi-tones....


and most the software I've seen only supports half-tones.


thanks though jesse.
 
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Worst comes to worst, couldn't you just post-proc each track in Audacity using the "Change Pitch" command for the notes that should not be full tones?
 

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I don't know if there are any, at least not in English. All I could suggest is pitch changes via a DAW or something.

It's not really the pitch that makes the music sound different from ours, though. Write something in an Eastern key rather than a typically Western key and it'll sound vastly different. And many people wouldn't even notice the quarter tone difference to be honest.
 
 

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Well to be honest most DAWs let you associate whatever sound you like to keyboard keys to create custom instruments. It doesn't have to be those specific pitches, like for drum instruments: D might be bass drum, Ab crash cymbals, etc. So the software doesn't appear to play semi-tones, but if you applied them to keyboard keys to create your custom instruments, you could achieve the effect. Maybe your eastern scale could be using two octaves of a western keyboard. It would look all wrong on a chart and might be a bit confusing at first, but as long as it sounds right when it comes out of the DAW... right?
 

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