What software do you use to write music?

United States
December 12, 2006 1:00am CST
My favorite software to use when I write music is called Jeskola Buzz. You can download it for free from here: http://www.buzzmachines.com It's a neat piece of software (even though it has a bumpy history - the developer lost the source code in a hard drive crash and has been working on an updated version for a while, but in the meantime all the fans do most of the updates for it) that allows you to string together generator and effect machines to make music. You can adjust the sounds the various machines produce either by changing the notedata in the patterns or by adjusting sliders (It's less complicated than it sounds). What's your favorite software for writing music (assuming that you use software), and why?
2 responses
@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
29 Dec 06
I use Sibelius, which is probably more of a program for people who are used to writing out their own music, either on manuscript first, or straight onto Sibelius. For me,it's a great program, as the makers don't seem to have forgotten anything that's needed - and the manual is superb (and large!)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I've never heard of Sibelius, but I'll definitely check it out. Thanks!
@iAlicia (759)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I use Acid Pro to make music.
• United States
5 Jan 07
I'd really like to try Acid Pro sometime. I want to do mashups with it.