Ultimate_MANG0, Nunchuck, Chainsaw Octopus, Gigakoops, ws54: these are people who you can disagree with on authoring choices as with anyone else, but surely don't put out 1-star quality songs.
Not getting up at you Farottone, but I thought I would at least say my part. I use Midis, yes. BUT I use them as a base start. Very rarely are midis 100% correct. So I put in the midi, then go over and fixing mistakes. I have NEVER just put in the midi and send it out. Vocals and keys are by far the parts I struggle with the most, as it does with alot of people. Midis help me get thos base pitches and I touch up slides and chords etc. after that. You say to use your ears well guess what? Your ears can't always pick up everything. Now Rock Band King or what ever you want to be called now. I don't like stems. I try and avoid them as much as I can. Why? Because as weird as it sounds I have two reasons.
1. While playing Rockband, I hate it when the sound cuts out when I miss a note. I know customs have started that, and missing those notes have trained me to play better, but now I hate jamming out to my favourite song and missing 50% of the solo. In Dragonforce, that's the best part. I have had friends come over who have barely played rockband before and always hate that they cant hit the notes, therefore not hearing the song. They enjoy the customs more than the DLC.
2. I prefer using the compiled audio than stems. I have bought stems and they haven't been good quality or doesn't even sound right. I have the song Rain, by Dragon, a song I have loved and wanted in rockband for so long. There are no MIDIs for it so after some hard digging I came across some stems for it. Finally! I can I a good chance at doing vocals and keys for it. Guess what? It sounded horrible compared to the original, pieces were missing and extra stuff was added in. I hated it. When you say there are errors in my song, there most likely is. When you say I'm missing an entire part, that's where I don't understand. Now I don't know if you are listening to a different version than mine (mine's off itunes, which I bought), like you're listening to the stems you have or something, but you are the only one that has said I missed an entire chart.
Also I would like to point something out. I pay for my midis. I believe they are much better quality than finding those free ones that are half done, or even just a jumbled mess. And because Australias currency conversion is horrible compared to other countires, Im paying between $10 - $15, depending on the song (A more popular the song is the more it costs) Now, take that into account when I say I have made over 50 songs so far. That's at least $500 I have spent JUST to at least get vocals and keys into my songs. Money that I never had to spend, money that could have gone to many other things, but I I chose this just so everyone can enjoy the hard work I put and enjoy a full band custom.
There another rant. I'm not one to get upset but my god that just pissed me off. Ihope at least now people see my point of view for my content.