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    Re: Cognitone Synfire - new "Music Prototyping" software

    After all the control factors shown in the demonstration you then load it into a DAW? Why? No indication it can work with ARIA or Garritan products.

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    Re: Cognitone Synfire - new "Music Prototyping" software

    I think Cognitone's Synfire has been out for at least three years but hasn't garnered much attention or at least if pro or semi pro composers are using it they aren't admitting it. They recently released a express download version but it's still $571 plus it requires an iLok which is another $50+.

    My understanding is that it does work with third party virtual instruments but it's a stand alone application and not a DAW plug-in.

    When I get time I plan on a least trying it out.



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    Re: Cognitone Synfire - new "Music Prototyping" software

    Perhaps, but note this tidbit in their ad: " After you have outlined and finished a composition, moving it to a DAW is just a matter of mouse clicks."

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    Re: Cognitone Synfire - new "Music Prototyping" software

    This is very much like Band in a Box but with a more "modern" interface. Somethings may be easier in Cognitone but some things are easier in BIAB (at least it seems that way). It seems that everything you can do in Synfire is fairly easy to do in BIAB as well. Curious to hear about it from others.

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    Re: Cognitone Synfire - new "Music Prototyping" software

    Quote Originally Posted by jdsnyderii View Post
    This is very much like Band in a Box but with a more "modern" interface. Somethings may be easier in Cognitone but some things are easier in BIAB (at least it seems that way). It seems that everything you can do in Synfire is fairly easy to do in BIAB as well. Curious to hear about it from others.
    I didn't come up with that observation.

    Tom,

    It looks like Synfire syncs to a DAW using Rewire.


    Here's a demo video from Cognitone showing some of what Synfire does.







    Phil

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    Re: Cognitone Synfire - new "Music Prototyping" software

    I downloaded a demo. It's a cross between BIAB and Garageband, but on steroids.

    Yet another excuse for talentless "composers" to produce "music" without having to learn how to compose.

    Terry Dwyer

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    Re: Cognitone Synfire - new "Music Prototyping" software

    I found another composing tool.


    It won a computer innovation award from Computer Music Magazine.




    RapidComposer


    And here's another composing aid from TOONTRACK


    EZKEYS



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    Re: Cognitone Synfire - new "Music Prototyping" software

    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane View Post
    It looks like Synfire syncs to a DAW using Rewire. Here's a demo video...
    Thanks for finding that, Phil - Without making a judgment call on it, I'll say that it's at least interesting!

    Randy

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    For a moment there, I thought it said 'Rabid Composer'...
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