What programs do you use to create music?

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I am curious on what people prefer to use to create music for their games, and if there are any that don't require owning any physical instruments.
 

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I use soundtrap. It's an online program.

I also record myself using real instruments and enhance them afterward.

Also have Ableton that my launchpad came with.
 
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LMMS and Anvil Studio (MIDI only) for the free one. I'm still using Anvil Studio at some points.
 

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Notation Software: Musescore
DAW: Reaper
Sound Libraries: EastWest Hollywood Orchestra (Woods, Brass, Percussion, Strings), Miroslav Philharmonik.
 

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Gosh you all are amazing haha. These are all far more complicated than I had anticipated. Perhaps one day I will learn how to do these things as well. :kaopride:
 

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Finale, Reaper, and Audacity. All my libraries run in Kontakt.
 

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Guitar Pro and FL Studio.
 

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@Xenphir You might like to browse this particular forum, as I know there are several threads discussing different software to use.
 

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If you want something user friendly that will have everything you need to get started, Reason is the way to go (unless you need to use actual music notation).
 

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I use FL Studio, and I find that to be a power DAW that's very accessible. It's not very often that my idea are limited to the DAW, but come from my own shortcomings, which propel me to improve my own internal skills. There's plenty of tutorials on the web along with free plugins for sounds. The base price isn't too bad either.
 

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Haven't done any for a game yet, but Reaper is my DAW of choice, coupled with a ton of VST plugins from one trick ponies to full-fledged programmable software synthesizers and guitar amp modelers.

Sometimes when I cannot be bothered to load up a project on Reaper and look for proper sounds first, I sketch my ideas in Guitar Pro and export the MIDI to Reaper later.

Reaper is truly awesome - does pretty much everything other DAW's do, and it remains fully functional after the free trial period, and licenses for it are reasonably priced. Only thing I'm missing a bit is a FL Studio style MIDI editor.
 

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