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FDP Forum / Tin Pan Alley - Songwriting / Anyone Using Sonoma's RiffWorks?

ghodaddyyo
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Feb 11th, 2011 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sonoma Wire Works's RiffWorks is a pretty cool riff based songwriting and collaboration tool which makes it easy to colloborate with songwriting partners, even online.

Just wondering if anyone else here is using this tool and would be interested in collaboration?

fendrguitplayr
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Feb 14th, 2011 06:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It sounds interesting...do you have a link?

ghodaddyyo
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Feb 15th, 2011 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Holey Moley, a reply! Hey there fgp! I've got you listed as a friend on my Soundclick page. Between this forum and the Singer's forum, I don't know which one gets more crickets!

I can't link the website from here at my work, but you can pop it into google and it'll be the first hit.

Basically, it has several onboard drum samples, you pre-set the number of bars you want, press record, then start laying down tracks. You are free to record how many "layers" over this "riff" as you want. It lets me experiment with an endless amount of melodies, fills, textures, whatever you want, then compare them by muting, panning, adding FX, whatever you want. If you like what you've got, save it as a riff. Once you've built up a collection of "riffs" you simply drag them up into the sequencer in whatever arrangement as you see fit. It's a good way to try out ideas of how one riff sounds followed by another. A perfect scratch pad. You can do all this with online collaborators in real time using a feature they have called "riff link". I haven't used that yet, as I haven't really opened myself up to collaboration at this point. They have a "free" version that basically lets you do everything accept "convert" the tracks you've created to other formats, and that's what sold me. I created a pretty cool song in such record time that I wanted to share with my friends, but since I couldn't convert the song to mp3, I broke down.

Here's an example of what I've done using this program on my own:

Drifting At Sea

fendrguitplayr
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Feb 15th, 2011 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep - I've got one of your tracks on one of my SC stations.

I'll have to check out the program, thanks for the heads up!

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Feb 16th, 2011 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't use 'RiffWorks', but I use 'DrumCore', which Sonoma brought last year, this is why I'm familiar with the Sonoma name.

Sonoma Wire Works

fendrguitplayr
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Feb 16th, 2011 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The interface in Riffworks seems really different from what I'm currently using (Live 8) but how long is the trial good for - - 30 days or so?

ghodaddyyo
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Feb 16th, 2011 11:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The trial is good indefinitely, I believe. The only catch is that you really can't do much with your recorded riffs, like exporting them or converting them to mp3's. It's so easy to create a cool riff, then want to share it with someone, but realize you cannot export it.

You may be able to "work around" that issue though by doing something like playing back your riffs while recording it with your computer's sound recorder.

fendrguitplayr
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Feb 18th, 2011 01:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep, plenty of work arounds are available. What are the main advantages besides that of having the full version?

This forum is getting pretty active lately!

ghodaddyyo
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Feb 18th, 2011 05:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For me, the ease of importing/exporting the files in various formats for ease of collaboration was what made me cough up the money. I had produced a riff that I just had to share with a friend in mp3 format and didn't want to fuss with the work arounds. I also think the paid version opens the ability to collaborate with other RiffWorks user's through their online collaboration site. Haven't really messed with that yet. I'm not good with strangers. I'm too busy trying to talk my friends into jumping on board!

I just really took to songwriting in this format. It's very versatile and effective. That's the main reason I posted this in the Songwriter's forum instead of the Recording forum.

fendrguitplayr
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Feb 21st, 2011 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It seems very similiar to Mixcraft and Magix Music Maker.

MMM Video

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Mar 30th, 2011 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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