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Post by Pluck101 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:31

Im making a few maps that I think derserve some new custom music...although I dont know how to make the music,i know how to add it to the map using XWE i just dont know how to make it. Can anyone tell me?
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Re: MIDI

Post by Rex Claussen » Fri Feb 12, 2010 18:45

First off, you'll need a midi or wave (or other music format) synthesizer. Casio makes relatively inexpensive equipment. You can also do it on your computer if you have the proper software.

Next, you'll need a bit of talent to compose and record your music. Most synthesizers also come with some basic memory (or memory can be added on), onto which you can record your tracks. As an alternative to built-in (or external) memory for your synthesizer, you can send your audio output directly into an analog or digital recording device, such as a tape recorder. Of course, if you're using a computer then there is no issue with memory & disk storage for your audio files.

If you are thinking of doing multiple, layered tracks for each composition, you'll need to record each track and then mix them. Again, depending on the route you choose above, you can either mix directly in your synthesizer, your computer, or on a second tape recorder using a mixer to dub multiple tracks.

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Re: MIDI

Post by Pluck101 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 19:32

The only (MIDI) music making software i own is a freeware called Finale Notepad. But im not sure if it will be compatible with DooM
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Re: MIDI

Post by Rex Claussen » Fri Feb 12, 2010 22:41

Pluck101 wrote:But im not sure if it will be compatible with DooM
Remember that you won't be hooking up any music software directly to DooM. You'll be using the software to produce music in a file format that DooM recognizes. You'll use a program such as XWE to insert your music into your wad. As such, the software you use to produce music does not need to have any "compatibility" with DooM.

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