GRcade Musician's Club - Do You "Do" Music?

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PostRe: GRcade Musician's Club - Do You "Do" Music?
by Green Gecko » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:00 am

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You'll know this. What sort of MIDI cable to I need to connect my Rock Band 3 keytar to my MacBook?

There are two types, in-line MIDI to USB sort of adapters (so like a cable) and USB boxes that you can plug stuff into with an additional standard MIDI cable of whatever length you like. Latter is useful if you switch them around.

Assuming the Keytar as a standard MIDI port try this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roland-UM-ONE- ... 00967UN50/

If it doesn't work return it for this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-1-Out- ... 00007JRBM/

If you want a box try this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-Midisp ... B00006I5HD

There are loads of cheap cables I've never heard of, it's not a complicated bit of microprocessing. But cheaper ones might introduce a delay which is extremely annoying.

You might be able to find those cheaper on some other specialist dealers, try Absolute Music, Dolphin Music, IntaAudio, Guitar Amp Keyboard but Amazon will probably ship for free so similar price.

Absolute Music have the Midisport for £12 less than Amazon here: https://www.absolutemusic.co.uk/m-audio ... rface.html. Product hasn't changed in years but it should work. I must have spent about 1 grand with them over the years but it's been a while.

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by Ad7 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:29 pm

There's a humble bundle for music software

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/t ... cta_button

I've not heard of any of these so don't know of its any good or not, but some of you may want something.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 pm

I have no idea if it's still made by the same people but Acid Pro was a great similar thing to Ableton before that came along, and it's much cheaper.

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by Squinty » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:07 am

Ad7 wrote:There's a humble bundle for music software

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/t ... cta_button

I've not heard of any of these so don't know of its any good or not, but some of you may want something.


Thanks for posting. I think Soundforge is meant to be good. I have Music Maker from another bundle, didn't really like using it. Not sure what Acid is like.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:01 pm

Sound Forge is a good kitchen sink in terms of processing raw waveforms. It's a good accompaniment to either of Acid Pro or Sony Vegas. It's basically Audacity Pro although Audacity is capable of doing many of the same things.

It's useful to have a full fat waveform editor available - it also masters and burns RedBook Audio i.e. CDs with proper controls for things like CD-text data etc. If anyone still burns CDs.

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by Ad7 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:20 pm

Would any of it be useful for mastering songs recorded with reaper? Bear in mind I'm amature at best with recording.

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