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Computer Music Glossary

Have you always wanted to try writing your own music, but don’t even know where to start learning more? This post has all the terminology and basics you need to start your journey into the land of DAWs, MIDIs, and VSTs.

Q: Would you recommend Mixcraft 7?

Skip asked if switching to Mixcraft from another DAW like Ableton or FL Studio is a good idea. Priced at a mere $89.95, Mixcraft is one of the cheapest — and most user-friendly — DAWs available. I have been using Mixcraft since Version 5 around 2011, and here’s my verdict!

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Summoner of Sounds: Music for Your Robots!

This was also my first run with TSE x50 on the Junk Guitar so let me know how you think it went I guess. The result sounds the same to me as my erstwhile shitty parade of free plugins but now it’s all in one tidy window and easy to use, which is what I wanted. It’s also got several packs’ worth of IRs for the cabinet and was presumably assembled by people who know more about electric guitars than I do, which is nothing. I’ve never played an electric anything since they’re not really instruments you borrow from your friends, unlike the wooden fish, the shareable party staple.