Why no prod thread?
Can someone give me feedback on this sp00ky thing
>sick i really like the instrumentation and synths and the occasion tom drum. but im real sorry but i really cant handle the vocals
Is my voice bad, or lyrics bad, or the way I'm singing it bad?
doing some cloud rap with friends, they are far away and have no good mic nor recording condition but it's just the skeleton of our track, we'll do it later when meeting, recording and mixing everything up properly
Hey /prod/. Working on this post-rocky track and I'm finally done with the recording for aprt 1 of it. Does the electronic kit sound off? Should I change the snares and stuff?
Hey prod, just picked this up for 150 pounds did I do good?
can someone tell me how my synth bus is sounding?
this is 4 synths with just a little eq on each being sent to a bus with eq/comp/comp/volume shaper
>future house/jackin house
it sounds pretty gud man! just try eq-ing/reverbing your drums a little more,but don't fucking make them sound like meme teir gay shit. p.s what do you use for that sidechain bro? that shit is dope af.
my plans for this one..
Better build up.
Some bridges here and there.
Maybe add some atmospheric background effects?
Gonna have the intro bell as chorus for this one.. just mix it with some more sounds.
And ofc a nice outro.
thanks m8 these drums are just kinda filler for now but duly noted.
and the sidechaining is all volumeshaper. i actually just got it and i like it a lot, theres so much shit you can manipulate and you can apparently midi trigger it too but i havent messed with that yet.
Watch some tuts, Focus on Memorising what the plugins do.. Play around with fl stock plugins.."what i use most of the time" after a while you hear what you want specifically because you know what you can do.
Yeah I have some ideas and was figuring some stuff out on my own, but I noticed I was getting way ahead of myself and not really making progress.
So I'm going to start over and make sure I have a good grasp of the fundamentals then go back to video tutorials for anything specific like "how to do a tape stop effect" or whatever.
Anyone /bitwig/ here?
Link is a trap track with verby bells. Thinking of adding vocals but I don't know where from.
What does /prod/ think?
Risers too loud, lead is too loud and needs reverb, and a shorter clap sample might be better.
I think a stronger sidechain could also be better.
You should also layer more if you're trying to fill out your sound.
Add hats and cymbals.
Your chords sound distorted too; the lower end of it muds up the mix.
Ignore any of the above if your minimal track doesn't sound so minimal anymore.
Here's my go at it: https://clyp.it/y2embhlp
I guessed the chords and the melody.
It doesn't sound very minimal anymore though, hah.
>>61782600 other guy
If the other guy is on monitors i would preferably listen to him.
I'm not very good when it comes to techno etc, but I can state my opinion, Clap is to loud, Thats about everything i can tell out of my headset
Interesting. Try bringing your voice forward(if that is your voice) when you sing. Open up that nose, mang. My brain kept expecting the song from the beginning of FF VI at first. weird.
Gotta make that moment when the percussion comes in have more impact, main. other than that, me likey. Just needs a little injection of energy. Some oompha.
I like that beat. And I like the way the raps are kind of melodic at one point. Just gotta own it, main.
Wasn't this on the soundtrack to the one ps1 game, Parasite Eve?
I keed, I keed. I like it.
UNF UNF UNF das it mane
It ain't a trap beat without some crazy ass hats bruh! Get on it!
Diggin it. Like a haunted clockwork toy walking around backstage at an Eagle's concert.
Probably best in thread so far. 10/10 would drop my booty to the flo again. As for vocals, perhaps some harmonic rapping? Maybe some vocoder ass robot daft punk raps? Is that a thing? Probably.
And now my beachy kind of wavey thing sort of:
Be gentle. It's my first time.
drum and bass (modern) is about the punch of the drums, and your drums sound a little flat.
making very slight tweak increases to certain peaks of your eq will bring through the more important but less prominent frequencies of your hits. you will want to eq them *in* your mix, another set of ears and another monitor set for comparison will really allow you to get a nice sound. i find working alone there is only so long before you mind sort of warps to the sound.
that clip is an example of that, on a larger scale, a simple drum loop made from some chinese 80's funksoul singer
the kick and snare are both samples of other kick/snares layered, and then EQ'd together so that they fill eachothers empty bases with *desired* frequencies
Is there actually a point to using any of the later MPCs besides workflow? I thought they were 12 bit and lofi, but I was looking up the stats and they are 44.1khz and 16 bit which seems pretty nice.
everything but first guy (me) is done via vocaroo.com and recorded thrugh their own smartphone,
the goal is to make tracks structure now, online, and next month they'll all come at home and we'll record everything properly
what do you guys think about ver 1.3 ?
+ any chance someone have a pdf/youtube video they used in order to master the art of mixing/mastering and making the sound bigger and better and louder and idk just not as weak as it is when exporting/normalising with ableton
Cause i'm not bad at piano and know some music theory, so i'm ok with creating music, but i have a lot a trouble making it sound good :( :(
Generally, I really like what you're doing, but there's some screechiness to a bunch of the sounds that I find off-putting and distracting. Even though the dramaturgy of the piece is lovely, I can't help but get the impression that it's of low quality because of the way some of the instruments sounds.
Maybe question if you really want to make music or whether you want to want to make music. Because normally what drives people to art is an urge to realize something that emerged in their head. If you have such a thing, then commit to the idea and work carefully on realizing it
depends on what you want to do even tho you can generally get the same sounds out of any soft synth if you know what you're doing.
i started out with massive, then sylenth, and used TAL UNO-60 for some retro 80s sounds *cant recommend it enough btw*, and lately ive been messing with spire which has been kinda fun.
spire does FM synthesis which is an additive approach and it allows for some really cool sounds. (most future house tracks use FM synths, im >>61779147 and thats a combo of spire and massive)
/prod/ are the most capable people I know, so I'm asking a favor of you.
I need your help getting him to cut out that basic, inconsistent bleepy music, and learn some old school east coast production so I can actually work on verses.
Thanks for the help, and for calling me a faggot while telling me to fuck off.
>getting him to cut out that basic, inconsistent bleepy music, and learn some old school east coast production
the fuck? what are we all just supposed to message him and say "hey, learn to make different sounding music so your friend can rap on it. do it because a bunch of anonymous image board users told you to"?
why don't you just find beats you like and actually work on verses?
these are the new low end theory shirts lol i want one
If you want to use FL Studio this is a great tutorial going over how to set it up and use all the basic features
You should also learn basic music theory like what a chord, key, scale, fifth, etc is.
the daw manual helps tons
ableton live also has built in lessons so if you dont know what to do it really helps out alot imo
i use cubase also and that doesnt have lessons how ableton does
>Pastebin - Links, books, videos, articles, tutorials and stuff
>/prod/ wiki - still looking for contributors (wink, wink, WINK)
I appreciate it senpaitachi
Here's a basic FL Studio tutorial by toby fox
Here's an agdg link with some music stuff if you scroll down
newfriend guide (mega link is down)
chipmusic plugins, samples, generators
Do you think the minilogue will be the best thing from this NAMM, or do you think DSI has some crazy shit up their sleeve since they discontinued all those synths?
what are good drumkit for ableton or kontakt? i'm looking for something that sounds similar to final fantasy 13's, where it fits with orchestral and EDM. should i try looking into loopmasters or abbey road?
ableton suite comes with a loopmasters live pack and i think they are pretty decent quality samples but it is more like a teaser of different shit they had when it released and it didnt really have orchestral/cinematic style samples
you would have to go check them out and they have demos of their packs
Need some advice on giving my songs better structure, making them flow better and feeling more like a "song". The drop sections don't seem to feel any more intense than the intro almost. Feels like I don't know the subtle "tricks" and effects or something. Sorry for the horrible explaining, but I'm new to this.
I make generic deep house / tech house
instead of labeling the parts like 'intro' 'verse' 'chorus' just organize your song into parts or movements and work out what you want to be in those movements and how they should connect together.
number one: USE A FUCKING REFERENCE TRACK.
seriously, start throwing those in and, until you feel confident in your abilities, just straight up copy more or less. what makes a 'drop' good is tension and release. so you have to have a lot of busy elements (snare rolls, risers, noise sweep, etc) that builds a shit ton of energy and then you release it all when the chorus comes in (with a crash and like a noise sweep down or some shit)
try doing typical 16 bar intro, 8/16 bar build, then chorus.
also, automate some shit mah nigga. automate how much of an instrument you're sending to your reverb track. that's a good way to make a boring loop more 'alive' and it can also help add some of that tension in the build up.
i dunno, everythings different these are just general tips. post some of your shit
i like it
gives me imagery that the world has been turned into a really early 3D life simulation game & that I'm strolling around in this stagnant but not unpleasant place
I've been working on a big prog rock song inspired by a trip to Paris in Summer 2015, featuring actual samples I recorded onboard the Eurostar. What does /prod/ think of it so far? In paritcular, can I do anything to improve the sound of the middle keyboard solo and the sound of the drums throughout?
this is really cool, have you listened to maxo? I think some of the K.K. slider-esque voices he uses in his tracks could sound nice in your track
as it stands enjoyed it more than anything else in the thread
100%. check craigslist now and then. if you see a cheap one do a bit of research on it. you can get some really cool sounds from vintage synths. a lot of this track was made on a nord lead i found online.
I like this a lot anon. Are you making little handfart sounds like pic related?
haha yea it has no aim or real structure to it pretty much why im considering deleting it and making something with meaning but i kind of suck at that , composition is something im working on getting better at
Just started this today, haven't done any EQing/panning yet. What does /prod/ think so far? Should I add in my own drums over the breaks or just use the Amen samples I already have?
wait a minute are you 12? are you a minor?
hi i like your music. i make music ... have a nice day
just read the synthtopia review
metal faceplate, rubber-coated knobs, and the one that all the mini key whiners should like the most; 4 1/4" keys as opposed to the microkorg's 3" keys (normal piano keys are 5 1/2")
this might be the winner of NAMM
i dont have a problem with electronic music but i think that specific mainstream sound is uninspired like they all just try to emulate the same sound for atleast the past 4 years or more
What are your guys method for finding instrumental samples? ATM I'm looking going through genres using spotify/youtube recommendations etc but it literally takes forever to find something really good. Tips?
Kinda looking for sth like this atmospheric pianah
Yeah I got that heh, I'm kinda looking for an actual sample to chop
I made this using NI, i'd say it's pretty good -- but not great. I can't really beat professionally recorded pieces of professional musicians
you have to make yourself finish tracks even if theyre not up to your standards its the only way you get better at making them
probably every producer you look up to has tons of shitty songs they made until they got where they are
(26 hours late but)
You need to be more aggressive with your EQing and dynamics. As it is right now, certain parts are coming off as muddy.
I don't know how I feel about the piano in the last ~35 seconds, the chords seem to be clashing with the rest of the instruments, and it runs into the same problem of EQing.
All in all it's not bad though, I could easily imagine hearing it in an early noughties video game. Wouldn't call it post-rock though. Synth-rock maybe?
if you made it purely on the computer, and you need to set up a few controllers and laptops to perform it live, hardly any, if you can play your music on an instrument, pretty much all music
anyone know how to make a synth that is at the end of Boring Angel in this clip? Its the one zipping around right near the very end of the video
Coming from another black guy, you better be able to spit some fire if you want to get the white booty. No woman will be really impressed with your instrumentation unless you're Flylo. So bust some rhythms senpai.