w0rkbench May 22, 2013 @ 1:56pm
Definitely need a demo.
Is there any chance, Cakewalk?

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arossa  [developer] May 22, 2013 @ 2:13pm 
There isn't a demo of Music Creator 6 Touch but we have a demo version of SONAR X2 Producer which has a very similar interface if you want to get an idea of the workflow.
Von the Mad Sysadmin May 22, 2013 @ 2:37pm 
Workflow isn't the only thing, features are very important too. So the trial version would be very much welcome. Still the price is impressive. Keep up the good work, wishlisted.
Bill Jackson [Cakewalk]  [developer] May 22, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
To get a sense of features and capabilities, I recommend checking out the overview video on the store page. It covers a lot. Also, the promo video features a cover of the song "Want You Gone" from the Portal 2 credits. We recorded and produced it using only Music Creator 6 Touch (Except for the robot vocal FX, we used a 3rd party plug-in for that).
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MrZoolook May 22, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
Can I use Vocaloid plugins with this though? I'd rather not spend the money on something that won't let me use the VST I need to be working.
Bill Jackson [Cakewalk]  [developer] May 22, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
Yes. Music Creator will work with any 32-bit VST2.x plug-in.
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Alter Ego May 22, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
looks like a fun program to play with for an affordable price, but it needs a demo i agree..a video of it isnt really turning people in just my opinion.
Von the Mad Sysadmin May 22, 2013 @ 4:50pm 
Originally posted by Bill Jackson Cakewalk:
To get a sense of features and capabilities, I recommend checking out the overview video on the store page. It covers a lot. Also, the promo video features a cover of the song "Want You Gone" from the Portal 2 credits. We recorded and produced it using only Music Creator 6 Touch (Except for the robot vocal FX, we used a 3rd party plug-in for that).
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the effort of making video very much, but it would really be awesome (and I mean it), to try all the stuff I've seen in the video myself, get a taste of it and then go and buy the program.

Especially for people like me who are new to music production and are in the middle of figuring out if they even need the thing. And while the price, look and feel and the amount of features are very much appealing, I have some doubts which would have been easy to resolve if the trial version was available.
PH4T3 <*.*> May 22, 2013 @ 5:15pm 
If you make a demo, just put limitations in like not letting it mix down, or a "water mark" track that plays "BE SURE TO BUY THE FULL COPY OF THIS SOFTWARE" or something like that. People will use other programs to record the "exported wave" if you put the limitation into just "locking out mix down for export" or what ever method. So make sure that the demo doesn't let them use the free version as if it was the full version if you know what I mean. Even a "use the software for 1 hour" could end up getting a track or at least a ton of samples to put together into audacity or something freeware. And they will just uninstall and reinstall and do it again, sure its a pain, but people will go to great lengths for free (loading).

People will exploit the demo FOR SURE, so be sure that it shows you what you need to know such as "will this work for me, and how do I feel driving it", but don't give them the option to actually DO what it is they are trying to do with the software, otherwise they will not need to buy it.

Just saying, protect yourself CW, your price on this software is perfect for what you get, and I don't want you to lose out on producing other products in this range in the future by some cheapie pirates or free loaders. Now EVERYONE else that is actually interested in buying the software and NEEDS a demo, then obviously I am NOT talking to you with all the prior text. So if you are offended at ALL by what I said, you are for sure falling into the category that I was talking about that are likely wanting a demo for freeload reasons :) Now I understand money is tight these days, but I don't get how people still haven't learned how far media theft has wronged our country. I see it every day being I work in a drafting company and we draw houses, and people either don't know or don't care and rebuild a house several times off that one print, assuming that they OWN the house, and not the right to build the house ONCE. It all comes back to the console days of yore, when you bought a cartridge for a game, you assumed you OWNED that game, you had a physical copy of the game that (until years later was unpirateable) and so the idea of ALL media was now a physical thing you owned. When you buy a movie your DO own the DVD or VHS it is shipped on, however the data/media/movie/music/software what ever you only own the right to use the product in so many ways. Long story short...go for a limited demo to help the lookie-loues out, but just make sure the tweens aren't using the demo to make youtube videos :) We need to teach the next generation about respect of intellectual property is all I am saying.

Ugh, sorry to rant, just I agree we need a demo, but I also understand why releasing one might be a bad idea as well. The software is reasonable on the cost, so if by the looks of it spec wise it would work for you, go for it. I haven't bought it myself, but just looking at the features and layout of design from videos, I can see it being a useful sidetool for me, or perhaps a mainstay product for a starter musician. I probably will get it in the near future, just don't have a need for it right now, but I do like the sleakness of it's design, it makes me want to take it for a test run as well sometime in the near future.
w0rkbench May 22, 2013 @ 5:16pm 
tl:dr
PH4T3 <*.*> May 22, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
Yep, that is the laziness I was talking about. Funny how people come to a forum to read stuff, but then are unable to do it, because it is too hard for them to digest anything other than a tweet worth of information.
yabba May 23, 2013 @ 3:17am 
Originally posted by PH4T3 <*.*>:
Yep, that is the laziness I was talking about. Funny how people come to a forum to read stuff, but then are unable to do it, because it is too hard for them to digest anything other than a tweet worth of information.

To be fair, there was a lot of noise in amongst the signal.

How would have saying "I'd like to see a demo" be any different from what you said?
w0rkbench May 23, 2013 @ 4:01am 
there was a lot of extraneous information in your post, sorry.
Jigsaw May 23, 2013 @ 5:03am 
I'd be content with listening to lots of music tracks of different genres that were made exclusively with this program. That's the best way to find out what it's capable of. Any idea where I could find such tracks?
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