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Music Making Software? Answered

Hey everybody. Just a few questions about music making softwares. First off, if you make a song from (the software's) loops and pre-determined notes, can you still copyright that song? Or do u owe the company money, or can u not copyright it at all? Also does anyone know a really good software I can buy thats relatively cheap? I don't want to spend $400, but I'm willing to go up to $100 or a bit more. Lastly, does anyone have any good guides for getting into this type of music making? Thanks in advance, I really appreciate the help!!!!! :)


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Best Answer 9 years ago

Finale notepad is $10. It has limitations, but it's great for the user that doesn't want to spend too much money. It uses MIDI which I have worked with for years and never heard even the slightest hint about it being copyrighted. If you use finale notepad, in order to get an actual sound file, you have to do a record back (usually a 1/8 in. to 1/8 in. cord plugged into your mic and headphone jack, and then using Audacity or another recording software to record while your song is playing). If you buy a more expencive software that uses samples, they are usually designed to be used without copyright. If you are using loops, that is a whole other story. If they don't lay out the copyright usage when you get loops, it's best to contact the owner and ask what your rights are.