Talk:Mad Max's - Computer Set Up for Film Scoring

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Regarding suggested equipment[edit source]

At the moment I do not have a thousand dollars to invest in a new Mac and Garageband which is too bad. I like your approach to creating appropriate sound tracks. So I am going to audit the coursework and complete what assignments I can with what I can throw together on my hodge podge or old systems. Sorry Max but that is how I am going to proceed. I will understand if you do not want to go to special effort to redline or grade my work. Nice material so far. I attempted to produce a multimedia game but the project failed as I could not hire a software engineer and we could not escape bug lock with the damn windows tools I purchased. I am now an ardent fan of open source tools. Mirwin 05:20, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

grhh! http://www.freebyte.com/music/ Obviously going your own way can be time consuming.
http://www.findsounds.com/palette.html Maybe useful for homework with sound editor. Mirwin 05:45, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Why I recommend GarageBand or Digital Performer[edit source]

Why Use GarageBand?
The first reason I recommend GarageBand is most all schools have this software. While most schools do not have the optional Jam Pack: Symphony Orchestra, it is low cost (under $100) as compared with options from MOTU. As far as I know, GarageBand with Jam Pack: Symphony Orchestra is the cheapest way to get into film scoring with symphony orchestra instruments that exist inside your computer.
The second reason is using GarageBand is extremely fast when getting started. The first project is to create the sound of fear and most kids (once they figure out what they are doing) can complete the assignment in 15 minutes if the school has Jam Pack: Symphony Orchestra with GarageBand.
The third reason is I hope this course will be used by film schools (high school, community college, college and university.) Therefore, I selected GarageBand and Jam Pack: Symphony Orchestra because most teachers are able to install this software without problems. This is extremely important since currently ALL film schools that teach film editing do NOT teach film scoring therefore student never learn the correct way to edit movies that need narrative film scores.
Other Options
If you have the extra time and energy, you can do narrative film scoring (musical sound effects which narrate the movie) using other methods such as audio recording and processing the audio files with your computer. This will take you more time but this method will produce very interesting results. While schools do not have the extra time to use this method, this should not stop people at home who do not have synthetic instruments inside their computer from using audio recording and processing of musical sounds and musical sound effects.

Robert Elliott 19:14, 4 November 2006 (UTC) (for Mad Max who is on vacation this week.)