QUOTE (trasheater @ Jul 6 2011, 08:03 PM)
I too also like to make my own music.
What did you use to make these song, they are very nice, I have been messing around with FL9,
and I find the interface to be a bit confuseing, so I have been looking for a diffrent program.
For "the fight of you life"
Have you tried adding some snare, and a bit of timpani(If the program you have uses this,)
Snare, and Timpani with an orchestral sound can make a good battle type of song.
If you are looking for a battle type of song i would suggest litening to
"Mars The Bringer of War"
"The Blackforest Overcher"
(If you havent already, they are good examples of battle imo.
As for the other song, I loved the jazz, and almost all jazz.
The electronic stuff is not my thing, but I am know that thair are people who like that stuff here.
Thanks for the comment, glad you liked the jazz
On Fight for you life, I am planning to continue to work on it, bring out the timpani more (among other things). It was a conscious decision to leave out the snare, but other percussive additions are likely.
As for programs that I use, I use a notation program called Finale, which interfaces with MIDI in a similar way to FL but as sheet music. I use Kontakt 2 (need to upgrade), Kore player and some other VST libraries for the instruments. It is however somewhat expensive software, totaling around $500-600 (with steep education discounts!) But sound software usually is costly, and the really high-end stuff is insanely expensive. (this is not high-end as far as computer production goes, more mid-level)
Plus, using all these programs/plugins together is a bit of a pain to learn. Look into other programs (such as the Cakewalk line of tools, etc.) and see if anything looks good to you. Finale is designed as a notation software (to make sheet music) but has the capabilities to do a lot with MIDI and VST, I use it because standard notation is how I learned music, it's hard for me to think any other way. Other programs, I freely admit, are easier to produce with.