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A Music Update From Dane

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Impressive!  Composition for a game is not particularly easy, so what you are doing is quite good if somewhat unpolished at this point.  Keep on keeping on.

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20 hours ago, Urban Cartographer said:

It would be interesting if we could get sheet music if Citybounders spend a little extra.

This is fraught with copyright problems.  I have a pretty good annotation package (MuseScore) which will do that, and especially if connected with a midi interface.  Composing without a midi can be a real drag.  On the other hand if you already have an annotated score, it could be transcribed to MuseScore for some nice printing.  It will also output a score in any computer format you want with respect to the sound from *.wav to *.flac.

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