What software do you use?

What software do you use? audio and non audio related.

I muck around on Krita for my Bob Ross impersonations.
Scrivener for creative writing…lyrics … etc
Reaper and sometimes Logic for recording.
VS Code for coding . . having a few months off from coding

Latest VST purchase: Wavesfactory Spectre

Excel for work, chrome for browsing…ahh surfing the interwebs :slight_smile:
Windows mail or the Mac OS mail for email (depends on when I get my MacBook back from the shop)

Ubuntu when on Linux

Fuck me I should get out more!!!

I’ve been considering BIAB for lazy guitar practice and sight reading, seems to have come a long way since last time I eyeballed it:

https://keypirinha.com/ for launching software…I wanted to clear my taskbar and desktop of shortcuts, it learns your preferences or you can tweak/train it eg I type chr to start chrome, ter to start windows terminal etc

https://ditto-cp.sourceforge.io/ - multiple clipboard

VS Code, Powershell Core, WSL, PasteBin and Windows Terminal…I’m just playing guitar for now, no coding, so I only really use terminal atm for downloading youtube videos that might get censored

http://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/ - command line youtube downloader (works on tik tok, FB and other video sites also)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/your-phone/9nmpj99vjbwv?activetab=pivot:overviewtab - run android phone apps on pc

https://apps.ankiweb.net/ - flashcard app for memorising

https://potplayer.daum.net/ - playing videos and music, nicer interface than vlc

https://order.surfshark.com/ - VPN

https://www.qbittorrent.org/ - torrentz

https://www.sandboxie.com/ - sandboxed browsing

https://www.voidtools.com/ - search everything

https://windirstat.net/ - space management

https://entropy6.com/xmeters/ -system stats for windows, displays cpu/RAM in your tray

https://www.ccleaner.com/ - removing temp files, cleaning registry

https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy - hardware analysis

https://www.speedtest.net/apps - internet speed

https://calibre-ebook.com/ - for epub format (pdfs I use foxit) - Google Books for reading across platforms

Google sheets for home excel stuff

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ - tabbed notepad

https://getfireshot.com/ - screenshot plugin for browser (windows snip for non-browser screenshots)

https://www.grammarly.com/ - typo and grammar checker for browser

https://www.7-zip.org/ - uncompressing files

That’s all I can think of, someone might find something useful there

plus some program that runs at startup and shows everything that auto starts on my system,
but I can’t remember the name, so I’d need to restart my pc :smiley:
I’ll drop it here whenever I do, along with anything else worth listing

FInally had to restart :smiley:
This is the program, autoruns

Currently checking out Tracktion Waveform. I loved Tracktion 2 years ago. It now has a scripting engine but I haven’t checked out the API.

I noodle around with different languages and audio/MIDI programming, so all the tools re that stuff. neovim when in the terminal, VS Code/Visual Studio/Qt Creator when breaking out into gooey land.

Special mention/recommendation:

spacesniffer - nice visualiser for showing exactly what’s taking space on our disks

Outside of Reaper, I don’t use my computer much, check the news in the morning, that’s about it.

I’ve got Power Director 15 for video editing, but I don’t do much video anymore.

Got an iPad for email, banking, and a couple of games, and oh yeah, bloviating here and the Reaper forum.

Spent 45 years dinking around with computers, that’s plenty. :grin:

wow I didn’t know it had vlookup. if it could do xlookup then it would be really wow

FInally had to restart :smiley:
This is the program, autoruns

At first I thought you were joking :slight_smile:
But it does look fun. A lot of fun.
Maybe this forum could become the Band in a box lounge

This guy rocks

The biggest problem with BIAB is that you need to know what chords you want! That might not be so easy for people who learned music on instruments that only play one note at a time.

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Yeah, I thought it was some midi toy at first, someone on Reaper was always banging on about it back in the day when it was midi sounds only.

Looks perfect for improvising over different chord progressions now that I’ve checked it out, also sight reading some standards and tuition. The developer is a musician, apparently his brother is a decent jazz guitarist so it’s guitar-friendly.

Might also be good for throwing some quick drums down for writing as well, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to programming drums.

Or just having fun with some virtual band, it looks pretty deep.

I saw a video where you can import a song and it works out the chords for them too :smiley:

So the dev’s brother Oliver, who was musical director of BIAB, got the Order of Canada in 2017 for his guitar achievements.


Probably his input on this cool feature:

This site is awesome, all the cats solos transcribed in BIAB format (Django, Wes Montomery, Charlie Parker etc)
Damn this is a tuition dream