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Bill
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  11:34:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
Anyone have any experience with this stuff? I'm coming out with a classical guitar CD next year and would like to offer some of my arrangements for sale too (or maybe free download for a few of them).

I have a Roland GR-20 guitar synth, but I've never used midi in my life and don't really care to start now. Having said that, if using midi is the best way to make the charts, then I'll buckle down and learn it. I also have an old Echo Maya Midi sound card but have long lost the midi cable that came with it. (I may have some other midi cables though that came with old drum machines. Would those work with the card?)

From what I've read, going from the midi out on the GR-20 won't be as accurate as using Roland's GI-20 unit. That one has a USB-midi out on it. Is that the best rout to take?

What about software? I record using Adobe Audition 1.0. Does notation software act as a plug-in to regular recording software, or is it stand alone software?

Help! Lost in the Midwest....


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Bill
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  11:36:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh, also, it would be nice if this software did tablature as well as notation.
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Posted - 12/10/2016 :  2:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Bill,

Using MIDI can get the bulk of the note info into the software, but it won't be perfectly accurate if you do a lot of ornamentation in your playing. You'll still have to do some manual editing.

Or you could just input all the notes manually using the software itself, which may or may not take longer. It depends on how proficient you get with entering the data.

In any case, SONAR does have some basic notation capabilities via its Staff View, but for publishing, you'll probably need something else.

The top 3 packages are Finale, Sibelius, and Notion. They are all good and it all depends on workflow, so you'll probably need to try them out to see which one you like best. Or you could also try the free option called MuseScore to see if that fits your needs.

Scott

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Bill
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Posted - 12/11/2016 :  09:08:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's pretty much what I figured. Got some learning to do I guess....

Thanks!
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