Friday, November 10, 2006

Friday November 10, 2006

Hola and welcome back! The topic for this week is music, and I’m going to focus on one of my most frequently used music creation programs. Each week I post a few choice music loops on this page, and the software I use to build most of those loops is Orion Pro. Orion Pro is a virtual studio, which is to say it’s an application that provides all the tools needed (except talent) to produce a piece of finished piece of music. One of the truly powerful features of Orion Pro (as well as most other modern music software) is the ability to expand the program through the use of plug-ins. A plug-in is a small program that serves either as a instrument or an effect. All this power and ease-of-use comes with a price (about $100 USD) but it trumps any free/open-source program I’ve tried, and comes with excellent support and a very generous update policy. There is also a premium “Platinum” version, loaded with even more cool goodies and raw power.

The picture of the week was created using Project Dogwaffle.
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The loops of the week were created with Orion Pro.

The website of the week is the Straight Dope, wherein you’ll find almost all the answers to life’s questions.

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it.
Bye for now!