Making music inside a virtual environment may seem like a lot of fun, but you are starting from scratch and do not have the appropriate tools, it may turn out to be a lot more difficult. When it comes to recording and mixing tracks to create a complete song, a utility like NanoStudio might come in very handy.
Through a nice looking interface, this program brings loads of tools and features that can make the whole composition process more easier. You can start by recording samples played on the virtual keyboard which can be uses later in your projects.
The customizable pitch and the easy to use polyphonic sampling synthesizers that are at your disposal add a lot of value to the package. Each instrument can be personalized, so when choosing Eden, for example, you will be able to choose the MIDI Input Channel from 1 to 16 and the MIDI Input Transpose effect which goes up to 36.
The 'Song' view allows you to view each loaded part and make the necessary adjustments with a couple of clicks. The BPM for each song can also be set to the desired rate and there are some basic playback functions if you wan to hear the track.
When selecting a particular bit of the loaded song, you will gain access to the interval and swing settings through the 'Tools' menu. Adding notes inside the fragment you are working on is also possible through the 'Draw' function.
There is also a multichannel mixer with many customizable functions that you can put to good use when playing the songs. NanoStudio's mixer is also equipped with effects that you can utilize in real-time.
All in all, this software manages to impress through functionality and ease of use, which makes it a very good choice for all users, regardless of their experience level in dealing with such utilities.