• MIDI Controller

    From unixl0rd@VERT/BEERS20 to All on Wednesday, August 03, 2022 20:35:00
    Hello everyone,

    I've bought a cheap 49-key midi controller (SE49), and I don't know what to do with it. I've also downloaded an open-source application called 'LMMS' that allows me to make sounds using my keyboard.

    The big question is: How should I get started? Should I learn basic piano tunes?

    Thanks

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to unixl0rd on Thursday, August 04, 2022 08:21:00
    Re: MIDI Controller
    By: unixl0rd to All on Wed Aug 03 2022 08:35 pm

    I've bought a cheap 49-key midi controller (SE49), and I don't know what to do with it. I've also downloaded an open-source application called 'LMMS' that allows me to make sounds using my keyboard.

    The big question is: How should I get started? Should I learn basic piano tunes?

    Don't know what to do with it? There must have been a reason you bought it..? I think it's fun to play keyboard/piano. Learning some piano songs would probably be a good place to start.

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  • From Belly@VERT/BRAZINET to unixl0rd on Thursday, August 04, 2022 15:51:00
    Re: MIDI Controller
    By: unixl0rd to All on Wed Aug 03 2022 08:35 pm

    I've bought a cheap 49-key midi controller (SE49), and I don't know what to

    The big question is: How should I get started? Should I learn basic piano tu

    Any software that lets you add VST (or other) synth plugin modules would be good to play with. LMMS is a good start, as is Reaper (https://www.reaper.fm) which is a free-to-try audio workstation. If you'd like to try a virtual modular synthesizer, look into VCV Rack (https://vcvrack.com).

    Personally, I do all of my music production in Reason, mainly because of the 'virtual cables' paradigm that it offers. It's not cheap, but is free to use for 30 days (https://www.reasonstudios.com) and comes bundled with tons of built-in synths and effects. If you'd like to hear some stuff that Reason emits, my YouTube channel is at https://youtube.com/channel/UCNzhMppmXF6VBrGrPJk3PVg


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  • From Phigan@VERT/TACOPRON to Belly on Friday, August 05, 2022 07:48:00
    Re: MIDI Controller
    By: Belly to unixl0rd on Thu Aug 04 2022 03:51 pm

    Any software that lets you add VST (or other) synth plugin modules would be good to play with. LMMS is a good start, as is Reaper

    Personally, I do all of my music production in Reason, mainly because of the

    I've also mostly used Reason and the other Re-suite programs with MIDI.. But at the time I was doing it, FruityLoops was becoming a thing. Do you know if FruityLoops Studio Producer or whatever it's called these days supports MIDI and such? I heard it became all you really need to make music. It works with VSTs, iirc.

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Phigan on Friday, August 05, 2022 13:32:00
    On 05 Aug 2022, Phigan said the following...

    But at the time I was doing it, FruityLoops was becoming a thing. Do you know if FruityLoops Studio Producer or whatever it's called these days supports MIDI and such? I heard it became all you really need to make music. It works with VSTs, iirc.

    yes flstudio supports midi just fine. and it's a solid investment due to the lifetime updates policy.

    even end up with some free stuff every five years or so as they adjust the versions and bump previously premium stuff off the top.

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  • From Belly@VERT/BRAZINET to Phigan on Friday, August 05, 2022 16:17:00
    Re: MIDI Controller
    By: Phigan to Belly on Fri Aug 05 2022 07:48 am

    I've also mostly used Reason and the other Re-suite programs with MIDI.. But

    There aren't really any other 'Re-suite' programs any more. Reason has been a full-featured DAW for years now, and I dare say that you could get great results with only the included devices, without adding any VSTs. Although, I do love my Neutron and Ozone!

    I think Fruityloops became FL-Studio many years back, although I've never used it.


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