Synth-Pop Instrumental (Need DAW)

Posted by leemcd56 on March 18, 2012, 6:19 p.m.

I'm arranging an instrumental version of The Birthday Massacre's "Violet", but I don't have the money for a DAW like Fruity Loops, and I know several people here on 64Digits have one. If you would like to help me, I have the first part up to the vocal entrance arranged, as you can hear below. If you haven't heard the original song, it's also below. The Birthday Massacre is a small synth-pop band with a large fan base, and an FYI, the band loves when people arrange or cover their music. When they first started, they even gave away their music for free.

MP3 and PDF

TL;DR: Need DAW (Fruity Loops). Can't afford. Someone help? Going on YouTube when completely done, by the way. Note: I have relative pitch and worked really hard to get this right, so I'm willing to do the entire song and since it's easily segmented and instrument solos repeat frequently this shouldn't be hard to arrange. The fun part will be in the DAW and final mix. This was arranged by ear with the help of a good old chromatic tuner. If you don't believe me, look for the sheet music. Good luck. :P

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sirxemic 8 years, 10 months ago

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I know several people here on 64Digits have one.
Yes, several people on 64Digits indeed have pirated versions of DAWs.

EDIT: why does everyone copy my CSS :<

leemcd56 8 years, 10 months ago

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Yes, several people on 64Digits indeed have pirated versions of DAWs.
That they do, and I'm on a Mac that can't use it properly. lol

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EDIT: why does everyone copy my CSS :<
I hated my old style so I was looked around for one better. :P

JuurianChi 8 years, 10 months ago

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When they first started, they even gave away their music for free.
And here I thought I was being original with my Idea to have free downloads of all of my albums…

@Sir Xemic

Why are you looking at everyone's CSS? You psycho.

sirxemic 8 years, 10 months ago

CSS/Styling/whatever

that what you can see by just looking at a page ^_^

leemcd56 8 years, 10 months ago

Still doesn't solve my need for a DAW lol

Toast 8 years, 10 months ago

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I'm on a Mac
Then pirate Windows

leemcd56 8 years, 10 months ago

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Then pirate windows
Not enough disk space.

leemcd56 8 years, 10 months ago

I wish that was possible. :< I want to buy a 500GB for my Mac. When I got this one (late 2010) they only installed 250GB drives, and when early 2011 came around they started using 500GB. I was pissed.

Polystyrene Man 8 years, 10 months ago

Look into getting (pirating) Ableton. From my experience, it's way better than FL Studio. But then… most DAWs are in my opinion.

Less suited for your purposes, but "free" is Reaper. Just make sure you download a good skin, since the default is horrific.

sirxemic 8 years, 10 months ago

It's a matter of taste, really. Each DAW has its own unique workflow and features, you just need to find out by experimenting which suits most. I've tried FL, Reason (which technically isn't really a DAW) and Ableton, but I still find working with Reason most comfortable.

Also, there is this free (open source) DAW which is heavily inspired by FL Studio called LMMS.