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Re: [school-discuss] On music making software: A voice of dissent or reason? jazz++


but this looks ok --> haven't tried it.


mike eschman, etc ...

On Tuesday 11 February 2003 12:11 am, mike eschman wrote:
. hello,
. if you can get the midi files to me, i can convert them to .mp3, then
 collect . onto a CD.
. if we also make a standard audio cd (.wav tracks), then ayone with a
 boombox . is in business. [and they can make cassettes and pass it on]
. gutenberg would probably be interested in the more universal, non-computer
. exclusive audio formats.  that would give you a universal means of
. distribution to anyone with an internet connection.
. what do you think?
. mike eschman, etc ...
. On Monday 10 February 2003 11:11 pm, David Bucknell wrote:
. . Quote and unquote from a friend: Please comment if you know of
 alternatives .  and . use them:
. . "Since Windows PC's have the wide user base it's natural the free music
. . programs abound there. The hard choice for newbies is knowing what works
. . best. The safest operating system for Midi is Win98 since W2K and XP may
. . need some fairly intricate compatibility mode settings. And Macs running
. . Windows emulation modes are non-starters for multimedia, I guess it's the
. . same story with Lindows etc. Since few people are going to learn to use
.  more . than one application they often stick with the one that gets
 bundled .  with . the sound card. In the USA Cakewalk still has the widest
 market .  though it's . an ageing program (it certainly put white hairs on
 my head). .  Since I . discovered the free version of Logic Fun I've
 concentrated on .  making that . the school's 'official' sequencer, and
 Vanbasco the midi file .  player because . the latter has the better
 real-time control. Lots of kids .  now use the system . from home so I can
 post files on the web for them to .  access or download. . [URL deleted] is
 the nearly-ready songset for Vanbasco .  I'll be
. . using for the fourth grade musical - some of the ASCII characters need
. . find/replace in Karakan, an excellent application for making karaoke
 files. . . But you'll get a good idea of what karaoke can do in school.
. . http://www.geocities.com/takawadanl/
. . For a preschool situation you can sequence songs like the Alphabet (tune
 of . . Twinkle) or Bingo. One day I'll get around to putting them all
 together as .  a . karaoke songbook. ....[deleted section on where to find
 his personal .  music files] .
. . That's why I have some personal resistance to an all-linux solution.
. . Likewise Mac is fine for industry standard work but just lacks the
. . soundblaster generation of kids who grew up writing stuff themselves (in
. . cleaner code than Microsoft I should add). I don't know of anything both
. . serious and free for Linux that does multi-media (though in March I'll be
. . listening out!).
. .

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