Confession: I started this thread cause I wanted some feedback on my track, also, there wasn't a production thread yet.
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Just wondering if this is coming along nicely, if there's not any too apparent mistakes? I'm quite fond of what I made here, wanna find a cool vocal somewhere and publish it:
What hardware are you guys using right now?
>Rhode NT1-A (general purpose)
How do I git gud at Ableton? I've been using it for a few months and most of it still seems like alien magic to me.
Here's a link to one of my songs. It's got everything in it, zipped up. If someone would be willing to take a crack at mixing it or something, that would be awesome. I'd love to hear what I can sound like with proper production. Also keep in mind this is not a final product, so it's not perfect.
why are all the files different lengths? and why is the lead so much louder than the other tracks/not lined up at all?
also no offense but proper production is not what you need at this point. just practice more and get a real daw
When you are used to GarageBand the obvious choice would be Logic X (similar UI).
However, you can exchange projects via stems (individual tracks after effects/post-processing). This is what the other poster expected. Those should be labeled and all of the same length, because no one wants to fit your song together like a puzzle. GarageBand is pretty shitty at that, there is no function to automate that. Solo each individual track and export the song as .aif/.wav.
Also work on your recording/production skills. The vocal and chord tracks are REALLY quiet. Picture very related, that are the levels in your recorded takes. The dotted lines are at -6 dB, which is the typical recording headroom.
I love this, anon!!! You should've added some more sounds to the sides though in my opinion. For some more depth/environment or whatever you call it. Everything is so... in the middle. Like maybe surprise the ears with those sexy keys here and there. I'm new to music production, so maybe ignore everything I've just said.
how do you create those really textured "pads" or whatever, like Teebs? I would think he layers a bunch of samples (field recordings and musical stuff) but I cant do anything like it that doesnt sound like an awful ugly mess
>What hardware are you guys using right now?
Tascam 38-8 for main recording
Tascam 488 for rough demos
Mackie 1604 for mixing
Mics - SM57, SM58, Beta 57, a few no-name ones
Monitors - Alesis Elevate 3 and 5, Triple P pyramids
Effects - Yamaha SPX90 (x2), Alesis Quadraverb (x2), Alesis Midiverb II, A few 30-band EQs (cant remember brands), Roland Space Echo
Pedal Effects - Proco Rat, Russian Big Muff, Line6 DL4, Digitech XP300, Digitech Whammy 1, Digitech Whammy 2, Fulltone MDV3, 5 Boss GE7's, Some cheap analog delay
Guitars - MIM Strat, 1968 Mustang, 1973 Jazzmaster
Synths - Ensoniq EPS16, Emu Emax
Drums/Sequencers - Alesis SR16, Boss DR670, Boss SP303, Boss SP505, Boss SP555
I don't like computers so I don't use them for anything music related. It's a waste of time in my eyes since they give you too many options that the whole process becomes convoluted.
> I don't like computers so I don't use them for anything music related. It's a waste of time in my eyes since they give you too many options that the whole process becomes convoluted.
To each their own.
I might make the switch when my 38-8 craps out for good, I love that thing, but it costs a shit ton to maintain/keep up and running when anything happens.
Unless I can find a decent 16 track to replace it.
You should just track into your DAW. I don't think it will impact your creative side if you're still using the same gear to make all your sounds. All you're doing with your computer is just recording what you already have anyway. Plus, you can always indestructibly tweak shit later if you want to.
i have puremagnetik teebee that came with ableton suite and it is multisampled tb303
but it doesnt quite sound right because the cutoff doesnt increase gradually it only goes 1-4 and it kind of sucks for realistic 303 sounds
hey boys, i had abelton live 9 once but it deleted itself, can someone show me where they got their copy please?
I use Spectralhead Silverbox for 303 sounds - it's emulated rather than sampled and a fair bit of work went into it at the time to get it sounding realistic, demo sounds are on the site:
Hey guys, if i want to connect my amps (In this case a Line6 Pod X3) L/R output to my audio interfaces inputs should i use normal 1/4" instruments cables or 1/4" TRS cables for that?
By twisting every knob and see how it affects whatever it is you're doing. Experimentation is the best way to learn stuff. Also Sadowick's Tutorials are pretty good.
>Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Looks like you're in luck
>2 line/mic/instrument combination inputs - high quality XLR/ ¼ “ TRS Jack Combo
bridges suck honestly ive used cubase native bridge and it uses alot of cpu
its alot better to have 32 & 64 bit installed at the same time for older plugins and just bounce as audio
Oh, thanks. I just looked at the manual.
Seems like i'm gonna have to go buy TRS cables then, would it be bad if i used regular instrument cables for the time being? I don't want to brick anything.
That's exactly what I do - I have an old synth card (Yamaha SW1000XG) and a SCSI card for my sampler that will only work with XP, so I boot to XP when I need to use those items too.
at the very moment:
Roland VK-09 into Roland Cube 60
Yamaha CP-20 into a Kustom 16 watt
arite lads heres a part of my new tune it feels a little stagnant and crowded any tips?
shameless looking for constructive feedback/criticism. do your worst.
hey guys retard here, just want to try some music cover
>DI or mic-ing?
>what's the difference between DAC (i've seen those stuffs on /g/) and Audio Interface?
>can I use DAC to record too? (like audio interface)
>I want to record my guitar, what's the best price/performance DAC or Audio Interface product?
>if I'm using the headphone (connected to audio interface), how do I hear the song (that I play with)?
>what's the best price/performance headphone in the market? (i'll ask /g/ later tho)
>>DI or mic-ing?
Depends on the instrument. Keys? DI. Guitar? Miking. Bass? Depends on who is playing it and what they like.
>>what's the difference between DAC (i've seen those stuffs on /g/) and Audio Interface?
An audio interface features both a DAC and an ADC. DAC means it turns digital audio into an analog signal for listening, an ADC does the reverse of that to record a signal.
>>can I use DAC to record too? (like audio interface)
>>I want to record my guitar, what's the best price/performance DAC or Audio Interface product?
Any 2in/2out interface, which usually run around the $120+ area. Most brands are on par with each other at this price point.
>>if I'm using the headphone (connected to audio interface), how do I hear the song (that I play with)?
I'm not quite sure I understand this question. There's usually some sort of mix knob to blend the analog inputs and the computer's signal.
>>what's the best price/performance headphone in the market? (i'll ask /g/ later tho)
/g/ is actually pretty good at headphones, but please don't take any other pro audio advice from them.
My favorite budget brands are Audio-Technica and Sennheiser
>DI or mic-ing
both if possible
DAC stands for digital to analogue converter, it turns the digital 1s and 0s from your computer box into an analog voltage to drive speakers or headphones
>recording with a DAC
apart from in some very specific situations (like writing to DAT tape i guess) you don't record with a DAC. you record with an ADC - analog to digital converter - converting the analog voltages generated by a mic or synth or guitar into digital data that your computer can work with
the average audio interface does both AD and DA - you have your ADs for recording and DAs for headphones and monitoring
given that you're a retard, a saffire 2i2 or similar would do you
Focusrite Octopre MK2
Behringer Ultramatch Pro SRC2496
M-Audio Midisport 4x4
2x Warm Audio TB12
DSI Prophet 08
MFB Dominion 1
Yamaha Motif ES
Novation Impulse 49
Audio Technica AT4050
2x Little Blondies
I haven't tried the P6 but i've been lusting after one, the addition of the highpass filter is really useful and from the clips i've listened to it sounds really nice. Compared to the P08 though, there's far fewer modulation sources which is disappointing - I'm using that and the price to stop me taking out the credit card
>I'm kind of hoping the price of the Prophet 08 drops as people switch from the 08 to the 6.
I bought the module version for a grand new and they've sold as low as like 800 quid on ebay recently - I get the feeling you're right and a lot of people will start selling theirs off. Hopefully for you they start going for even lower, I do really like the sound of the P08
Does anyone know if LMMC is worth looking at?
I just bought ableton and am getting started with daws. Ive been into just synths before now, but id like to try my hand at some production. I considered reaper alongside ableton but went with ableton because it's a bit more standard. Regardless, I'm a Linux nerd and am curious opinions on LMMC
Is there a way to hear effects you put on an audio track in ableton while recording? I can only hear them during playback.
I've only ever heard their names in mocking contexts in the community. Are those tools worth exploring?
Lmmc seems alright but the interface is hard to digest. I just wish I could do my heavy lifting production from Linux...but maybe I'll just learn to love Windows more lol Idk
You need to switch the monitor mode in Ableton to "In" so that you're, er...monitoring that input channel, while also switching off any direct monitoring that's happening via your audio interface, so that you monitor "through" Ableton
on your audio interface there might be something called "monitor level" or "input vs daw mix"... just make sure the volume for that is down so you only hear what is coming from your computer.
people mock these softwares because other daws have been around for decades so of course these softwares arent going to be as advanced
imo there is no harm in trying them out and if you switch to windows you can still have them if you like them
-about 40 mics of all ilk
-Akai EIE pro interface
-Hammond M-102 organ
-custom 2ch/2sp Leslie cab
-Digitech RP-7 fx pedal
-Various mic pres
-Various guitar amps
-Ibanez AEF30 acoustic/lectric
-Squier Affinity Telecaster
-Peavey BXP4 bass
-Eggz™ plastic BB egg shaker
ive heard its nice from other people but never used it alot to be able to tell you i only breifly demoed it one weekend
it's the small knob that says input/playback next to the big monitor knob. all the way to input means direct monitoring of your ins while playback is what is coming from the usb-audio.
oh i didn't read your original post there. afaik ableton applies the fx post-in, so it will come in clean and playback with the fx applied. that way it's not done destructively.
you should be able to hear it while monitoring/recording but the recorded sound file will be clean unless you resample it post-fx into another track/channel.
can I get some feedback on this 1
chord will be replaced w/ guitar and the end isn't supposed to go for that long whoops. this will eventually be a three piece band 4 da club with everything live except for the sub.
desu they use something like this i bet because i looked at the octopre and it has no midi port
The Octopre has combo inputs so they have both XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs. The P08/XV5050/Motif just go straight into the 1/4" line ins. That goes over ADAT to the Raydat card. Midi is all handled by the Midisport (which I need to replace cause I don't trust it) and the Raydat's two midi inputs.
The two Warm TB12 mic pres go into the Behringer which converts to AES which goes straight into the Raydat. I generally use the TB12s for the mics and to record DI guitar and the Dominion 1 (they have buttons you can use to select either mic, line or hi-z and like three different inputs so they're quite versatile and sound p. good)
This is all pretty cobbled together at the minute, I wanna replace the octopre and behringer with something like a Ferrofish A16 to use less rack space and get a slightly better idea of the input levels
MIDISPORT OUT -->[midi cable]--> SYNTH MIDI IN
SYNTH MIDI OUT -->[midi cable]--> MIDI SPORT IN
SYNTH TS OUT -->[tip-sleave/instrument cable]--> OCTOPRE LINE IN
Most people who do this record into DAW so they have a reference, then send the audio back out to tape, then record it back to DAW. You could do it a number of ways but commonly - group channels and send the groups to tape, track the master of your tape machine to your DAW (pre-limiting and DC offset). Keep in mind you will need to have two outputs per stereo channel.
There's lots of tape emu's out there which do the trick for me.
Waves' Kramer Tape, J37. UAD's Struder 800.
>want to make songwriting demos with basic percussive ideas
>make cringy beats when I try and make something in fl studio, even with amateur mixing and reverb plugins applied
any shortcuts for this sort of thing senpai?
I just need a basic beat that isnt the same every time and doesnt draw too much attention to sound good with a voice and acoustic guitar
Hey prod, ive been working on this song for a bit now, i need a second opinion before i release it, hows it sound? https://clyp.it/eznb5lno
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Just got new Denon studio monitors, haven't taken advantage of them to improve my mix yet. But i still think it doesn't sound half bad.
The different string parts don't seem like they play together, more like they're just layered on top of each other without much relation. It's awfully busy, which I wouldn't say is a problem because that's more up to taste, I'm surprised the bass is so legato and plain. It manages to accomplish not cutting through the mix at all at the same time as taking up space. At around 5:10 I kinda want to kill myself with those whiny things going on, at least lower the volume. Try to emphasize something every now and then rather than just adding and removing parts. Think of the different voices involved.
im honestly tempted to just make the second half the song, and take out the first part entirely, i agree its just better.
thanks for the feedback!
any way i can change that?
I've been looking up keyboard shortcuts and keeping a list of them printed out as I use it. I'm not sure if I should proceed with this or just get Push as that would involve learning a new workflow.
yeah i purposefully had a few guitar samples going over one another because if i had just one it would have sounded awful. this gives it more layering but i see what you were saying. it would have been worse if i didn't have that many layers going on.
sounds like it's just a sampler VST, which you can layer different samples over and play at same time instead of a single one which just does one sample... because they all seem to play same note (just different octaves).. and some of them are faster at higher notes
then delay/reverb ontop
even with one sample you can get the same sound. if you took a sample of some song or something and found a certian part you could get something that sounds like that
like make something with piano and different notes and a bass, then make it into audio and put into a sampler and you can fiddle around and get something like that.. higher notes will usually play faster so you can get them to 'merge' and play a harmony if you put the lower note further back
but getting it to sound good is easier if just single layers and not 1 sample
Venom VB-303 is pretty good. But it's intended for you to use the built-in 303 style sequencer rather than just your DAW's midi so it might be extra work. Although you'll get more 303-like sounds if you do it that way anyway since it's easier to get the slide/accents.
Hey guys, I've got a Yamaha GO46, but it seems to be unstable on Windows 7 (had to use Vista drivers). Anyone have experience with this interface and know of a way to get it working consistently?
I have a PreSonus 22VSL but the Yamaha sounds better to my ears (with my microphones). I've got a PreSonus FireStudio Project as well but it blew it's power supply again... I've pretty much stopped using it because of how frequently I have to replace that part.
dont like the drums at the start
its unique tho, i like it
hmm add more to it
i liked higher vocals more than the lower ones
heres what im working on/mixing i guess
I started studying music & production in a college. They're going to teach us Cubase for the first semester, then Ableton Live on the second one. I'm leaning more towards becoming professional on Ableton Live, but it seems like our Cubase lecturer is much better at Cubase than how good our Ableton lecturer is going to be at Live.
I'm debating whether should I spend the money on Cubase, Ableton Live, or even both since they're both going to be of use for me in the future as a producer/musician? I'm not that tight on money, but I'm also not willing to make a hundreds-of-dollars-worth of stupid moves. Thanks
And if it wasn't clear we're learning the DAWs among a lot of other things (mainly music theory & keys, together with senses of tempo and musical hearning workshops, popular music in the last century and production fundamentals - and that's just semster 1)
exactly... aside from my pre and my daw, I grab anything that processes sound for cheap. Easy way to get interesting sounds. I work in studios anyways, so I get to use the expensive shit all the time.
Not many really... but that is an old pic.
A few casio keyboards
Some weird motorized german organ
Strat I found in the trash
Recorder from when I was a little kid
Harmonica from the same era
Old Yamaha drum machine
Glockenspiel that I cant seem to find until I need it
Correction: The first place I worked at had one of these and it was german... I would suppose this is an english knockoff. There is a speaker at the bottom and it sounds more like a siren/horn than an organ. Its pretty cool though.
Hey guys, I use FL Studio but I record like stoner/psychedelic rock with it. Is recording with FL studio that bad? I've had only a small amount of issues but it's post production value is amazing, makes it sound like it was made in a proper studio.
I use FL studio, ableton is a pain in the ass.
Especially with recording, everything I recorded delayed at different intervals and shit. I know, I probably had the wrong settings, but FL studio never had that issue, everything went in synch fine (ironic considering the shit FL gets for recording)
>literally the only DAW was some shit program that helped you write music (with classical notation). That being said, we did get to fuck around alot and jam in the music room.
Fucking ATAR Jazz man.
I couldn't tell you anon... I don't know much about these things. The one at my work was much cleaner, think plastic wurlitzer sounding, but mine is pretty much a loud squelch/siren machine with a low motorized hum.
Get Bitwig Studio or FL Studio.
Reason is also total shit
Real studios have chocolate milk
If you are actually going to buy abelton then I suggest that you try to find some hardware that comes with a free copy.
Turn those snares down or add a filter to them
Hey /prod/ophiles I need some VST sound module and drum sample recommendations.
>Maudio Delta Audiophile 2496 DAC
>Akai MPK mini MK2 controller
>Technics SUG75 amp
>Polk Audio Atrium patio speakers
My noob studio...
why is future bass so hard to make and not sound like shit ;(
I've just started getting hardware, I've got so many hobbies these days between paying for my college, my figures and saving up for a mortgage I don't have much though. I love old Sound Modules and shitty toy keyboards.
>Proteus E-Mu 2000
Anyone have any recommendations for cheesy, RPG sounding synths? I am saving up for a Korg Radias and a Roland Fantom XR.
With these three synths I can do literally anything.
>saw leads, plucks, bells, basses, pads, percussion etc
I use Native Instruments' The Giant as well, but I don't count that as a synth because the sounds are samples.
do you know of any youtube tutorials that make harmor and sytrus easier to understand? i get the premise of harmor and i do experiement quite a bit and eventually end up with an interesting sound, but i definitely cannot just build whatever sound yet. and sytrus is completely foreign to me still.
you can easily find this book in pdf if you know where to look.
if you are interested in learning how synths work watch this guys tutorial. its about modulars but most of this info easily carries over to virtual synths.
otherise chose a DAW and just start tinkering and watching tutorials.
>easy to get into, highly reccomended
if you are going to get some hardware to start get a decent audio interface and a controller of some sort (preferably a keyboard).
I think you mean the arpeggio in the background? Its the only thing thats really automated/evolving. It's a bandpass filter with quite high resonance on a nice piano plugin for kontakt. And I might apply a guitar! Been working together with this dude and he plays really good, ill check for his input.
Thanks! Having trouble finding some, I sampled too much asmr already and my motown acapella pack aint cutting it this time. Might try some acoustic guitar as advised by another anon
The Studio Projects VTB-1 can be had bready cheep nowadays.
>very Hi-Z input
>nifty toob blend does just that
>mic and line output
>cool retro looks
>build not unlike a tank
>will add character, flair, and panache to even the most meager of productions
I'm debating whether I should get an APC40 MKII or a Launchpad Pro. I'm not going to do any gay ass launchpad videos. I'm using it for live shows with Ableton Live.
I've got the UR22 for my mobile rig. It's actually great. Sturdy as fuck, can take a beating, not to mention has MIDI IO which is fucking brilliant. Powers my high-impedance, multi-driver earbuds in a way that doesn't colour the sound.
I don't think the UR22 has DSP mixing software, but I don't need it for what I do. No issues.
I hear people talking about "mixing between the lines", getting full seperation and a space for each instrument to sit snugly in the mix.
It's clicked for me recently that if i boost frequencies on one instrument i should subtract those freq's from the other's that compete with it (frequency wise). It's made a huge difference for clarity. Any other tips like this that will help in getting a clean, seperated mix?
> if i boost frequencies on one instrument i should subtract those freq's from the other's that compete with it (frequency wise)
I think if you just subtract frequencies in general it makes space for other instruments (perhaps vocals) that are competing for that space. Boosting can add unwanted resonance, unless you're shelving the low and highs a bit you shouldn't really bell-curve boost anything unless that's the effect you're going for.
Mix your percussion how you would expect to hear it if you were to watch a performance. This goes for dance and hip-hop as well. Percussion to me is probably the single loudest thing in the mix (compared to everything else) but it's something I spend the most time on to make sure it's right.
Multiband won't fix an already cluttered mix.
>use something like proQ
I second this. Common practice for cutting unwanted frequencies is to boost it to an audible level to hear it, then cut it. Pro-Q makes it easier to do this by being able to solo the bands, but I don't use it exclusively.
Spatially, or sonically- everything should have a place and purpose in the mix. When you're introducing or mixing new elements in your production, you should have a rough idea what purpose it serves. For example.
- This is going to be my sub bass, to make sure it's not competing with space in the sub frequencies I'm going to a number of things;
a) Side-chain it if the track style suits it
b) Write a bassline that doesn't fall on any or all kickdrum hits
c) tune or EQ the kick so that the bass doesn't cause constructive phase issues with it, or tune it in a way that it does tastefully (only under controlled circumstances like tech/house music for example)
d) write a bassline in a higher register
e) gate or use a shorter kickdrum sample
If I decide the sub bass needs character, I might duplicate the bass track, add some sort of distortion/saturation or change/tweak the patch if I'm working with a synth, then I'll do a steep cut of the fundamental frequencies so that they are not competing. Be warned as this will also add constructive phasing, maybe intended, but it will eat your headroom up.
how do you guys get over writers block? seems like anything i've produced recently has sounded like absolute shit to me and nothing is coming through, been this way for at least two months
>Yamaha DX7 IIFD
>70's Farfisa organ
>Multi effects pedal from Boss
>Sennheiser HD215 cans
But so far I've only made trax by clicking around in FL studio because i'm too retarded to connect MIDI
there are two kinds of creative people anon. there are artists who require inspiration and passion to create their work, and there are hacks whose job it is to create XYZ because that's what they do. A lot of artists have done hackwork at times, and vice versa, but generally these are two different categories and completely different MOs.
now, which are you? if you're a hack you need to stfu and get to work because the kids need their beats and shit. if you're an artiste you need to find your inspiration. when's the last time you found something truly beautiful and inspiring, or truly horrifying and distressing? do you even feel, friend?
man i know that all too well. i used to write great music but i had kind of a breakdown a few years ago, and it killed something inside. people still think i write great music (albeit rarely) because i find unfinished projects from "before" and hack them out into something that people think is new
keep practicing at it until your fingers hurt, repeat every day until you're decent at it. i believe in you.
trying that but nothing really comes through so I get frustrated at myself.
Could I please get some feedback on this? I have decided to leave it bare vocally. I was going to use vox, but decided against it. Any opinions and feedback are welcome.
Listen to more music and write down notes or record every little silly idea that comes to you when you're taking a shower or a walk, or a shit. You can't be a producer and a composer simultaneously, at least most of the times.
Get Kontakt Libraries and do it with MIDI, or record someone else playing your ideas.
I have no idea what I'm doing but I made this today https://clyp.it/lbhy0zev
will make percussion more interesting another time
Working on releasing a coherent ambient EP/Album of ~30 minutes what do you think of my 2 first tracks?
( I've no idea why there is two additional minutes of silence after the second one )
I like it
I agree with >>61627767 about the mix being thin and maybe lacking bass frequencies at some points, not so sure about the snare
Your drums may be too loud during the ?chorus
>What would prod do with $1.3b?
Buy a house in the Welsh mountains install a decent sized studio at the end of the garden. fill it with gear. advertise it so I can hang out and produce music for musicians.
Oh and never go to work again.
I was thinking of something like Deborah Anderson's vocals on Alex Reece's Feel The Sunshine - not totally blissed out like asmr stuff but lazy and languid with loose timing.
I'd find someone who can sing a little rather than using an existing sample - the song sort of deserves it.
Hey /prod/, I'm looking for a few random pieces of gear. Wondering if anybody has recs...
1. Variable Speed Tape Transport. I work with a lot of samples and currently change the speed digitally (which, of course, produces a lot of artifacts). I also use a tape transport, but it only has 2 speeds. I'm interested in either a 1/4" or casette unit.... Probably casette cuz I doubt I have the money to drop on a nicer 1/4" transport.
2. Resonator plugin (for logic pro). I used to use a plugin in another program (absynth, I think?) that would boost the harmonic frequencies in a gorgeous way. The only thing Logic has similar to this is an exciter, but it sounds really shitty.
I need your help guys.
So i decided to plug my amps outputs into my audio interfaces inputs to record my guitar, but for some reason, even though the left and right input on my interface and in ableton are on the exact same level i get pic related. The right output is a lot quieter than the left. Is this normal? Certainly doesn't seem like it. I'm fearing my interfaces inputs might be borked?
Here is the soundclip from the pic related
Interface is Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Stillman Audio Tinman is what comes to mind first, although frequency shifter/comb filter combinations like some of the Ohm Force plugins (Hematohm and ohmygod!) would get some good resonant ringmod type effects too.
If it makes you feel any better, I don't really like this from a composition point of view. Interesting and super fun as a producer, but I can't imagine anyone jiving to this unless it gets "hip"
does anyone have any good book recommendations on Mastering?
I have The Secret Master Engineer by Bob Katz, but it's only 17 pages long.
Just wanna know if there's anything more thorough out there
Guys, what's the cheapest way to make music like this?
I already own a macbook and a microbrute
Can someone explain to me how to use patches
I recently got picture related and wanted to get into using them but have no clue at all how to get sounds onto here
Yeah i switched the cables and now the right channel is louder than the left, so i guess its most likely the amp is the issue, but according to my amp the outputs are both on the same level.
What amp are you using - are you the same guy who posted a while back about having a Pod X3?
If you're using the Pod X3, then I'd say that looking at output level controls is only useful if you already know that the amp preset you're using is perfectly balanced left/right - otherwise you can't assume that the controls perfectly relate to levels.
I'd investigate the preset you're using.
Don't have much on the hardware side although to invest in a decent synth this year. My setup is;
PC running ableton 9
Roland SH01 (mainly for the longer keyboard)
ESI near08 monitors
Line 6 UX1
SammichSID 8bit synthetic
use mainly VSTs in my productions;
Various Eastwest packs including Hollywood strings
Someone might have experience with this. I'm currently working on a track (that DOESN'T sound like shit, finally!) with Ableton and a Microbrute. The Microbrute is, as you may be able to guess, playing the bassline, and I'm using the External Instrument on a MIDI channel to send a loop to it. However, despite having effects lined up after the external instrument, they don't effect the sound at all, and I can't seem to adjust the volume with anything but the Microbrute's master volume knob, which seems like it'll fuck me once I've got everything worked out and I'm ready to master. wat do
I have a similar set up and roughly the same number of insturments. It's a few thousand but not totally crazy, if a few thousand over the course of 4 years isnt totally crazy for you.
JUST A REMINDER. You dont need a third of this shit to make good music
I don't use them much either but I just tried it there - image related.
To get it to work the way I'd expect I had to make sure that audio was coming into Ableton on the audio input it expected - this gets set in the external instrument panel, otherwise you'll still hear the audio since it is reaching your interface, but Ableton won't patch it through the External Instrument.
FYI I'm using an Alesis Multimix 16 USB 2.0 mixer/interface with a Roland MKS-7 synth plugged into channel 10 on the mixer and routed to Ableton.
I also routed the channel to an unused audio output on the mixer (effectively muting it post-fader) so that Ableton got the direct output from the channel and that was all I would hear - if your interface has a way of disabling direct monitoring of the input you have a better chance of knowing when you have Ableton configured properly.
most notable gear:
Just about all of them were either craigslist or local stores. Currently saving up for a rack and an mpc and in the meantime making straight to tape acid jams while my interface gets replaced from the manufacturer
>tfw cursed to never get feedback
Don't requesting any particular attention ( i know ambient can mean boring shite ) but seriously that's like the sixth clyp in a row i post here over around two weeks that doesn't get any attention
Well I've bought all my equipment over a few years as I have other expenses to pay for. But altogether I've probably spent about £2000 on hardware, and that doesn't include the £2-3000 I've spent on software. So no, you couldn't buy all that off a months worth of money.
i like that name! i wish i had a plushie. i just have an alien fœtus
Then you vastly overpaid. You can get apc40's and sh01's very cheap used and aside from the pc the monitors, stompbox, ux1 shouldn't set you back that far. Dunno how it works in the UK though but for all that 3500 dollars sounds ridiculous.
32bit limits you to 4gb of ram. If you're using a lot of intensive software or synths (especially high end orchestra type like the eastwest packs) or are writing tracks with 30+ channels using vsts then it's better using 64bit so you can utilise more memory. I've got 16gb at the moment and intend to bump it up to 32gb soon
I got my apc and gaia new when they came out so there wasn't the option for 2nd hand. And I don't use pirate software, I'd rather support developers than be a cheapskate. Plus cracked copies always tend to be glitchy as fuck, and you risk any copyrights and contracts if you get caught out.
You don't need to buy a studio to learn how to be a music producer nowadays. If you can afford an ok PC you can pirate everything and learn. Which I am assuming you can since you're posting on 4chan
Unless you are a homeless man who posts from his phone or something
Just to make sure though I'm not speaking at all about the software. Just the hardware since that other anon was convinced you have to make money with music to buy hardware. Also that blows about the gaia considering you can get them for like 200-300 bucks now. There's one on my local craigslist that could probably be had for 300 easy
Well it's true you don't need loads of money to make music, but I've just built up a setup I like. One of my favourite bits of kit is the SammichSID, it's a diy kit based on 2 SID chips from a commodore 64
my fuckin nigga
one of my friends is huge into astrophotography and space and thats all we really talk about
really inspires me to make spacey jams
Yeah and I'm trying to say that with a bit of patience and researching you can get some nice gear for cheap and having hardware doesn't make you some kind of faggot if you don't make money from music
each process can use more than just 4gb of memory so if your computer only has 4gb cause you are poor like me then it doesnt really matter what version you want to use unless you have plans of upgrading in the near future.
Yeah that's cool. Funnily enough I'm not a big spacehead or space music freak, although I do love muh night tography. I just love space science of exploration, and sound recording. The booster rockets video is so fucking unique there's really absolutely nothing like it in human history. I'm so glad they made that video.
Pic related, one of my star trails shots
I would like to build pic related to use for /prod/ related stuff and some casual tier gaming.
I have a spare 500GB hard drive that I can install so I dont need to buy one for now.
Did I do good?
Do teenagers not work anymore either then? I was pot washing to get money when I was 13, shit I had more money when I was between 15 and 19 years old than I do now.
>living at home with mummy
>no bills or mortgage to pay.
>no children to feed and cloth
>no vehicles to insure, tax and fuel.
>every penny you earn goes into your pocket tax free
Now by the time all the bills have gone out and foods been eaten there's barely a pot to piss in here
l am a Poz-Cuckold. You want to know what that is? Well, let me explain.
The normal cuckold wants just one gift from his black bull: A black child. But the Pozz-cuckold wants more. He wants three gifts. We are greedy little bitches. But first, here's how it goes.
Normally I drive in my Mercedes to a street gym where ripped blacks train their muscles, there skin shining with sweat and the air filled with their scent. I am already a bit hard just from thinking about it. Sometimes I cum a bit in my pants. I get out of the car and ask who of them has AIDS. Then they know what happens.
The black man with AIDS gets into my car and we drive to somewhere isolated. Then I take a small knife and stick it inside the hole of my penis and twist it a little. In the cuckold community we call this the AIDS twister. Sure it hurts and causes me to bleed. But it is worth it.
Then the black man docks me until we both cum and I contract his AIDS. I already have 4 types of AIDS from this. That is the first gift. Then we drive on to my house and he fucks my wife, who has also contracted many types of AIDS. That is the second gift. And then 9 months later the third and best gift arrives: a black child who also has AIDS.
thread's about to drop off the cliff. it's been a pleasure, see you guys in the afterlife/next thread
>tfw student slug
>spent the last 6 months profiting slowly but steadily from sports betting
>lose 80% of what I've earned in that time over last month
I don't chase losses or anything and I've genuinely just been incredibly unlucky over the last few weeks. The thing is, I'm now a gambling addict, since I've used it as my main source of income for a while. I know I'll just keep putting dimes into by betting bankroll until all of my money is gone. I spend all day looking up obscure Taiwanese youth women football matches or whatever; my main source of addiction is that I'm scared of missing an incredible misprice or something
sorry for incredibly off topic but yeah we're talking about both money and mental illness to an extent, so I'll throw this out there and get it off my chest
Thank you for posting this anon. 5:50 onwards sounds like some kind of space horror music. Its truly wonderfully inspiring. I think I might record the video and have that as my alarm clock alert.