Songwriting Resources

DAWs, instruments, effects, oh my!

  1. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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  3. chunter

    chunter Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    More quality free VSTs, sorry I'm windows-centric:

    http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/
    https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/
    http://www.g200kg.com/en/software/
    http://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/

    Lyrics:
    http://blogs.online.berklee.edu/jonathanfeist/2014/05/22/why-rhyme-an-interview-with-pat-pattison/

    Theory:
    I suggest removing "Characteristics of Keys" because it is fallacy, see this discussion https://www.reddit.com/r/musictheor...question_why_do_major_chordsscaleskeys_sound/

    * SNIP - you had these already *

    My recommendation for a beginner wanting to make music and write original songs is to start, and keep going. Progress is steady and only gets slower as you get better. Anyone who can mentally prepare for such a thing can eventually get the hang of this.
     
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    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Thanks for the recommendations! And ah, Dexed is so much prettier to look at than Hexter...
     
  5. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Added Ohm Studio. Interesting DAW, not the best to work with (since I've used others) but has its merits. VST support and easier collaboration. Downside is total limit of working on 10 projects (across the board, regardless of who created it) before having to get a subscription.
     
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    Avalia-Kasa probably a potato tbh Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    FMOD Studio is actually free for noncommercial use. I have to use it for my game composition class in college, so I'm thinking it's pretty good. There's also a FMOD Studio Certificate for an AA at my college.
     
  8. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    From what I see of testing it so far, it's more of a tool for designing soundscapes within a game context than for composing music in the first place. I don't think I'll be adding it to this resource, sorry.
     
  9. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Added Varien's video tutorials.
     
  10. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Added various things from my TS_B notes (more guitar-oriented)
    Combine the multisampled electric guitar with Voxengo Boogex and a great cab IR, and you'll have a fantastic-sounding guitar. (Of course, I don't have that much experience in rock and such, but it's a million times better than using a terrible free VST and generic distortion.)
     
  11. Buck

    Buck TrankuilLion Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    99sounds has lots of free sample packs and VSTs for your songwriting pleasure
    http://99sounds.org/
     
  12. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Added!
     
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    SOHBlue Capricious Comrade of Cats Defender of Defoko

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    Oh, my God! You guys are so helpful and knowledgeable and awesome! I'm so glad I joined this site. ^.^/ <3!
     
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    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Added guitar chords
     
  15. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    The free version of Tracktion has upgraded from T4 to T5!
    I'm downloading it now to test it out.
     
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    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Kiyoteru updated Songwriting Resources with a new update entry:

    Added Virtual Playing Orchestra

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
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  18. PrinceofHades

    PrinceofHades A wandering soul Defender of Defoko

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    Hey! I think a great resource for you to add would be the Bedroom Producer's Blog. They post lists of free VSTs, samples, reviews, plus software and soundware news. It's one of my go-to sites for when I need more VSTs.
     
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    Kiyoteru Hiyama-sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Huh, I'm surprised I didn't already have it on the list.
     
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    PrinceofHades A wandering soul Defender of Defoko

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    I'm back with another resource you might consider adding. VST Planet is a site dedicated to archiving and providing downloads to free VSTs. Most of the VSTs that they provide are also demoed. I don't know how often the site is updated, but the archive of free, legal VSTs is immense already.
     
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