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Good source for old music creation software?

#1 Post by aradia1233 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:40 pm

I'm planning to use my 600e for some 1998 Era digital music creation.

Something like qubase or logic but older lol


Open to any suggestions or sources!!!

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Re: Good source for old music creation software?

#2 Post by dr_st » Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:49 pm

You may be able to find old software on the Internet Archive (archive.org).
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Re: Good source for old music creation software?

#3 Post by theterminator93 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:27 pm

I remember the old Cakewalk Music Creator ca. 2003 that would probably run on a 600E. There's also old versions of Finale - 2005 and older are much less resource intensive than the later versions. I had no issues running 2005 on my A22m.
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Re: Good source for old music creation software?

#4 Post by ohthinker » Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:58 pm

You might try Noteworthy Composer. They have a free downloadable demo.

It's mostly aimed at composing and arranging, but you can play a keyboard into it or import existing MIDI files.

There's even an unoffical way to import music XML - search for "mxml2nwc".

As a notation editor, it has some limitations, but it's definitely light on resources. The latest download I have here (version 2.75) is only 1.7 MB.

Their website says Windows XP SP3 is the minimum. I see that they're now on version 2.75a. I've used version 2.75 successfully on Windows 2000, so this one might work too. Maybe even Win 98 - who knows. Try the demo.

V2.75 also runs under Wine on Linux with Timidity.

I'm not associated with the programmer in any way, I'm just a user of the program since 2003.
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