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Discussion in 'Indie Basics' started by Mark Sheeky, Feb 19, 2006.
Interesting! I've bookmarked Milky for now and will investigate at a more opportune time.
Buzztracker, if you have the patience.
Gosh, that looks... different. I like the concept of having modular "machines" that create and process the sound. I suspect it would take a long time to write any music in it, though. And presumably you'd have to code each instrument as a separate machine?
Why...? I've been using various tools ranging from SoundTracker through Cakewalk, and just recently I wrote the title song for Kobo II using a text editor and a custom sound/music engine. Although I prefer recording MIDI from my master keyboard, just typing note numbers can be surprisingly effective.
Basically, it's just a matter of getting your idea into the computer, one way or another. There are pros and cons of all methods. For one thing, finding a good, reliable, non-annoying code editor is relatively easy, whereas finding a ditto MIDI sequencer is not...!
Well... I suppose so?
The Buzz machines, as I understand it, are logically similar to VSTis/DXis/DSSI/whatever plugins. Perhaps slightly more involved to use than the one or two integrated instrument types that most traditional trackers have, but usually less awkward than dealing with external hardware synths.
You don't need to set it up completely from scratch though. All the instruments and filters have presets which work fine for most of the cases.
Buzz's biggest problem is it takes a long time to find what you want, due to the immense amount of settings and machines.