Music Software Programs

From hours of browsing reddit, I’ve learned that there are a number of programs that can be used to generate music and songs:

  • Logic – a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequences for OSX.
  • Reason – this is a music software program that emulates a rack of hardware synthesizers, mixers, sequencers, signal processors, and samplers and can be used as either a collection of virtual instruments to be played live, or used as a complete virtual music studio
  • FL Studio (aka FruityLoops) – this program has a automatable workflow based on a pattern-based music sequencer. The software application features MIDI support and includes several of features for recording, editing, and mixing audio.
  • Audacity – this is open source software and works on Windows, Linux, OSX, and BSD which makes it cross-platform. It is a digital audio editor and recording application though it doesn’t seem to have as many features as the previous three. That said, it is a lot easier to learn and use, which makes it great if you just want to edit some audio, but not necessarily make a song.

Top 10 Apocalypse songs

I’m currently downloading Inception since it looks like a really cool movie and for some reason it’s not on Netflix yet. Though it’s really poorly seeded so it’s taking forever for it to finish downloading on µTorrent, so to help make the time pass by I figured I would write a list of the top ten songs I would be listening to in VLC Media Player if the apocalypse was happening around me:

1. O Fortuna

2. Edith Piaf – Non, Je ne regrette rien

3. We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn

4. The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash

5. The End by The Doors

6. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

7. Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd

8. Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner

9. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

10. The Benny Hill Theme Song

Music of Stargate SG-1

I was just watching Stargate SG-1 and I have to say the music/sound track for that TV show is amazing. It’s no wonder SG-1 lasted for 10 seasons, the music just draws you in and makes you want to watch more. And it’s not just the theme song that is good. Lots of the shows I’ve watched on Netflix have good theme songs, but Stargate has good music throughout most episodes. I read on wikipedia that about 25 minutes of music are composed every episode, which is insane. Considering it was a weekly show, that’s like writing the equivalent of 5 songs every week. And most of it is composed just by this one guy Joel Goldsmith with a synthesizer. He is like a genius. I don’t think I could write 25 minutes of music in a year, let alone every week. Anyway if you haven’t watched Stargate SG-1, definitely check it out.