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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:31 pm    Post subject: Entire orchestra sounds / staff / playback Reply with quote

Hi

This may not be in the right forum....but..........

I want to write some pieces for an entire orchestra.

Can anyone recommend a good program for this?? I have a feeling a friend of mine used to use cakewalk but im sure there is others.

Songworks??

If anyone can give their opinion on what they use please do so.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm.....

Im going to get sibelius today........its supposedly really good.

any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposedly, Sibelius has the easiest interface to pick up, and is very robust. Finale will reputedly do a few things Sibelius won't but the learning curve is much longer.

If your PC is up to it, Garritan Personal Orchestra complements notation software very nicely - in fact, it comes bundled with a free notation program (Overture? I think?), so you could try that out. I'm mostly impressed with GPO, but my machine's a little old/small/slow.

As for notation, I use Encore, but, much as I like it, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone - hasn't had a facelift since 1997, missing a few bells & whistles.

Good luck,

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the input

Yeh just going through some stuff on sibelius now. It is a really easy interface and it has some good features.

Sounds arent very good though - not that they are supposed to be - but i'll have a look at GPO.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finale is one of the most powerful programs and not to hard to use either. Just putting it up as another option
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not used finale but I understand its used for major serious music publishing. I use sibelius my self along with a few friends and we all love it but my needs are simple. kontakt silver comes with sibelius and has some nice sounds in it and can be upgraded to kontakt gold for more options. Sibelius has a good community as well and the developers seam all to happy to honestly answer detailed questions you have.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sibelius rules Smile You can also get yourself Garritan Personal Orchestra for the sounds, there's a wide variety in orchestral sounds that sound very realistic.
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