Free And Useful Tools For Song Making~!

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  1. Arisa

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    Well, I know a lot of people can't afford expensive programs and I've been there, so found I three really nice tools to make music for your game free :kaoluv:
    1: Audiotool: It has a bit of a learning curve, but once you figure out all the weird wires its actually useful~! The only con with this is that some of the sounds can't be used for free, so be careful ;w;

    2: Music Maker Jam: I had this on my tablet a while back, and it was so easy to use, but you had to pay for quite a few song types after you get the free choices. I also found it on the Window's store and it was exactly like the mobile one. The cons are having to pay for music types and all the songs kinda sound the same no matter what you combine.

    3: Utau: It's also has a BIG learning curve but after you get past that, it's REALLY useful for making song vocals. You can get vocal tracks (Or voicebanks) all over the Internet but like Audiotool, their not all free to use. To make it clearer what it's like, it's kinda like Vocaloid but free.
     
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    Hmmm...

    Sounds cool, but one question.

    Are any of these PC software, or are they mobile apps?
     
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    Namine Ritsu and Kasane Teto are other great reason to play with Utau. Just sayin. . . :kaojoy:
     
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    @Reapergurl Music Maker Jam is windows only, not sure about Utau, and Audiotool is browser bases
     
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    Music Maker Jam is actually not Windows only, however, you would not be able to use the software or the sound packs to make music for a game. You would need to purchase the full version of Music Maker Premium, and pay for the sound packs you want to use off of their website, Catooh. If you go this route, pay attention to the license you pay for on the sound packs, as not all of them are permissible for commercial use, and some are only for personal (not sharing at all except through their limited channels, just like Music Maker Jam).
     
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    I have FL Studio; free trial's limitations are simply, saved projects are locked.

    I think I'll stick with that; it's not the simplest to use, but in reality, none are.

    Probably the simplest music maker would be GH Studio 2.0 (but the music is made for Guitar Hero through GH Tunes).

    But at the very least, that comes free with the game. lol
     
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    I swear, it looks like Audiotool and FL Studio hired the same people to make their websites.
     
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    @jezebelthenun Honestly dear, that happens more often than you think. I know; I work for a PR firm and that is part of what we do.

    Thankfully, that nor programming is my department.

    I also use Vocaloid from time to time; I found a free version designed for personal use some time ago.
     
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    @Reapergurl My husband is the marketing manager for a banking software company, and he also does web design. I've definitely seen it more than once. But, from what I've seen (and maybe it's because of the specific industry) they TRY to vary. Those two were pretty much identical. For 2 similar products like that, it's definitely done on purpose, I think, if one is more popular than the other.

    /offtopic

    We have the Vocaloid V3 software. One license per copy, so it doesn't get much use out of me. It's on the hubby's office computer. :(
     
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    @taarna23 Sowwie about that... I couldn't find it on Itunes or anything last time I checked.

    @Reapergurl I've never heard of Vocaloid free for personal use, but the version you can find on the Internet, Pocaloid or VocaloidFE, something like that, says its free for personal use. I don't think that one is legal though.
     
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    If you want a decent free music maker, try musescore, though for people who can't read music, it's challenging, if you can read music it's nice and the way instruments sound can be customized!
     
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    @SlySlySly It gave me a headache, but I'm sure it's nice when you understand it :kaojoy:
     
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    I could give you some pointers if you ever want.
     
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    @SlySlySly
    Aww thankies for the offer, but no thank you
     
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    Ooh, Vocaloid... I've never tried it, but since I'm hopeless at singing, but I may eventually need to count on an Engloid to bail me out. But if you want to make music, I recommend StaffPad. The only downside is that it doesn't do guitar.
     
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    @HexMozart88
    DON'T DO VOCALOID!
    You'll be addicted like me
     
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    Not seeing a problem.
     
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    Small note about using UTAU or Vocaloid for vocals, make sure it's ok to use that character voice for your projects. (Unless you voice/develop an UTAU voicebank yourself) As for Vocaloid, it's in the terms that you can't use the Vocaloid's name or the actual Vocaloid brand in your songs unless you've obtained permission.

    This shouldn't be a problem if you're developing for a non-commercial project though.

    @Topic

    try Linux Multi-Media Studio, it's free and it works on Windows despite its name.
     
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    I'd like to add LMMS and Noteworthy Composer to the list of good programs for making music. (Oh, just noticed Chorvaqueen mentioned LMMS as well)
     
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