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25th February 2012
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Program for Scoring?

So I am going to be doing my first score soon. It's a short film that my filmmaker friend has done, and I am excited to dive into a world I've always wanted to be a part of.

Are there some good DAW programs out there that incorporate video so you could score right along with the film? I will be using mostly MIDI..

I know Nuendo does video, but I'm not ready to make that kind of financial investment yet.

I have Windows 7, and use Cubase 6 as my primary DAW for music.
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Maybe try running a program like Reason thru rewire so the timelines match so you can navigate in sync with picture.
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why not cubase

Any particular reason you don't want to use cubase for scoring. Supports video and timecode, you must already be comfortable with it, seems like a good fit. Most composers I work with use Cubase, Sonar or Logic. Just depends on preference, so I think you are set. Get the video with timecode burn-in (imposed on the picture) so you can double check it against cubase's timecode and start composing.
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I also don't know why you wouldn't use cubase. I would not recommend Sonar as its video handling is horrible. I don't know how reaper is.
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Cubase can import videos but scoring sucks...

if you are on OSX you can get Muse Score, cool software but not sure if it supports Rewire
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I had no idea Cubase supported any video. Problem solved, ha! Thanks all.
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Cubase can import videos but scoring sucks...
Maybe you should call Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky, Harry Gregson Williams, and a few hundred other composers who score films with Cubase and tell them it sucks at the job. I'm sure they'd like to know such great advice.
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And don't forget Digital Performer, which has more than any of them in the way of scoring features.
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I use PT for everything, works fine for me, can export MIDI directly into Sibelius too. (But I've not tried that, so don't know how well it works).
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cubase is fantastic for scoring. there is zero reason to switch to anything else.

have fun doing your score.
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