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>mfw the sentence i added in the OP's post is being transmitted thread after thread
A friend and I want to combine our Synths/Drum Machines to play live.
His setup is Hardware only and sequences with a MPC, however I use ableton + hardware. I'm having a hard time figuring out the best routing option.
What I'm struggling with:
>should ableton be the master clock, or should the MPC
>should the audio be mixed via external mixer, or should we route everything back into ableton to mix on a LaunchControl XL
I'm leaning towards routing everything into my ableton session so we can multitrack record and dsp, however I don't know if the latency will impact our ability to jam.
any insight would be appreciated
This looks wild!
can anyone share some tips on getting heavy (doomish) but still clear guitar tone if im just running straight into my daw. so, basically only relying on vsts and such.
ive been going back and forth with GTR and CLA guitar but ive been playing in drop A so im really just fighting with keeping clarity. also, i usually just do electronic stuff so im a little out of my element.
Picked up a CZ-101 on Ebay for $150 USD. Anybody have experience with them? Patches to try?
Am I getting the hang of this whole FL Studio ''''''sampling''''' thing????
Feedback would be appreciated since I don't really know what I'm doing. The frequencies sound too high in the final phase or something. I have no idea how to develop from here but I guess I'll keep finding pleasant sounds and lathering them on randomly until it sounds good
I really don't feel you need screens on hardware... def more of a freeform machine.
I think having video output/visualizer built in that responds to the sequence is totally revolutionary. Previously you'd have to spend a lot of time building an elaborate ableton session to send timecode to other software to produce visuals like that in a live setting... if you are performing live, adding this little thing to your setup will give you live visuals instantly.
Should I finish this?
yfw Arturia became best synth manufacture
right now ive got 3 channels. (distorted wide, distorted mid, clean mid)
and those are all going to a send with:
yeah i think finding the right distortion is gonna be where a lot of the problem is, i think i need a nice tube screamer plugin. and ive been messing with eq a bit just learning where all the different parts of the sound live.
We tried to make a compilation album about a year ago I think, but it didn't work out cus no one finished anything. We did successfully do a couple song writing deadlines where we had like a week to make a song and then we posted/critiqued. It wasn't legit though because we didn't have any restrictions
It's alright though, I really only come here now to bullshit about tech
Also, FL 12 has a new, really nice stretching algorithm.
It's not perfect when stretching a sample, but it's way better than the old one.
Hey, currently experimenting with production and even though the question must have been asked 100s of times, how do PC Music people make their smoothly pitch bended vocals while keeping them so glossy?
normally wouldn't give SC feedback in /prod/ cause you should use clyp.it for that... but i've got breakbeat roots.
I really like the instrumentation. definitely a lot of potential. I thought the beat could have been a little more complex, and think the current 808 kick is a little bland. I think it should hit harder, maybe layer it up? also maybe come up with a thick bass line to fit in the pockets of the drums when they come in.
clyp.it is faster desu
is it possible to allow download without log in?
Too much stuff on that already, I like the second part, I would cut the first half and add more variation after that.
I got you on getting the drum loop when I get home from work. I did the drums on my drum machine (xr-20) with a certain amount of compression and swing then I wired the XR-20 into ableton to use it as the drums in the track.
Too much stuff on it? As in it's too busy? Also yeah the first part does go too long, but I really liked how that came out.
Novice here, first real track (minimal techno I guess). Still a WIP but I'd like to get some feedback/advice/tips. Probably going to swap out the kick. Tack!
pretty nice. Do use clyp.it though
Can i get some opinions on this?
I feel kinda stuck and wonder if i should just move on...
pretty good actually.
couple suggestions... you should eq that main synth line that is throughout, it sounds like it has some squealing frequencies in there that should be reduced. (maybe upper mid range?) Also, maybe add some bass that pulses in between each kick when the drums come in, might give it some more energy
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Thanks so much!
This is really nice tbhonest. Also incredibly jealous of that setup. All I'm working with is my computer and a MIDI pad (which I really don't even use very often)...
also you can't into pc music until you know who they're stealing their ideas from:
get into happy hardcore and scritti politti. also use fm synthesizers, reverb, and of course pitchshifters.
>Maybe sidechain the synth at 2:19 with the kick?
Thats a good idea! thanks!
>What's that to the left of the launchpad?
MIdiFighter Twister. 16 pushable endless encoders, with multiple banks
I can't recommend this unit enough...
I have bank 1 setup as a channel strip for any selected track.
Green = Track Volume, Yellow = Pan, Orange = 6 Sends, Blue = 8 macros (HPF, LPF, Comp, Saturation, etc)
current prod grail is an Akai MPK249. Worth it?
Literally producing with nothing but my laptop at the moment... nothing would feel better than to actually have a piece of hardware to jam with
i think it's better to stay away from those feature packed midi keyboard controllers. If you want pads, just get the pads, if you want keys, just get the keys, etc. It will be cheaper in the long run if something breaks.
Oh and another thing: does anyone have any experience with using a Launchpad with FL Studio?
I've tried using Ableton in the past, but I can't get into it.
FL Studio is what I'm most comfortable with.
I have so much work to do on this still, but it's the furthest I've come with an electronic track so far, that's cool at least.
oh I'm sure.
I'm definitely going to work on those.
I also think it's kinda awkward how the "lead" comes in at first.
I guess I feel anxious empty space with my drums, so the delays help me with that, I'm sure there's better ways though.
that is easily the worst part of hardware. the best way to fix the chaos of 1/4" cables is to get a patch bay and label everything accordingly, but that takes serious dedication. I really wish more manufactures would follow roland and just add Audio over USB.
What's your power strip setup for your home studio? I'm looking to buy a power conditioner with a voltage regulator.. I would get a UPS but I don't wanna shell out that kind of money. Anyone have brands or models they recommend?
that's what I've read.. I dont think the outlets in my apt building are reliable to give a constant 120v, because when our space heater or HVAC come on the lights sometimes flicker. I've read that voltage dips like that can put extra wear and tear on equipment and reduce its lifespan
Terrible advice, do the exact opposite, it helps to get you out of situations when you're out of ideas or when you want to A/B certain parts. Generally I find listening to other music inbetween working sessions the most refreshing thing as well.
Is the idea just the loop or what?
hi /prod/, ignorant man here
on a scale of one to epic DJ meme, where is this product located
So I'm not satisfied with my workflow and results. I partially blame it also on my DAW. I use ableton and because of session view I always end up doing looped shit.
Its fun as fuck at the beginning but I cant make a straight song usually.
I'm looking for a more straight forward DAW. Logic looks nice but I dont have a mac. Any recommendations?
Looking for something that makes me more productive and where I can work a bit more systematically. Not looking for trackers though. It should have a nice and easy interface.
go to arrangement view and highlight where you want a midi clip and press ctrl + shift + M and it will create a midi clip where you highlighted and you don't even have to use session view
session view fucks me up to for serious writing also but it is fun for sure
I use Cubase too and I enjoy it
what you need to do really is just download demoes of daws and find one you like to use
you might end up hating the rest of them after trying them
Yeah man I'd love to use cubase. If I ever make money with my music I'd buy it. But can't make a big investment like this. Unfortunatly its not crackable from what I can see.
My ableton suite is also cracked[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Please dont hate ;_;[/spoiler]
>tfw soundcloud deletes all my songs that used samples or remixes i did
ya well fuck you too then. i guess im done making music lol. fuck am i gonna do, record my own vocals and sound like an idiot? theres a reason i heavily produced with samples and remixed other peoples songs retards. thanks soundcloud.
well youre one of those argue about everything weirdos
all I did was tell him how to make a midi clip inside arrangement view and you get offended enough to try and argue with me
the fuck? soundcloud didnt even care about that shit until like late last year when they signed a deal to start deleting shit like youtube does.
one of the main reasons soundcloud got so big was because big name producers would post remixes and get millions of views. samples and remixes were never an issue until a few months ago. legally i could fight this if i had money and a lawyer, im not selling it, or making any money off of it, i even credited the samples and remixes, i didnt claim it as my own original work. im not breaking any copyright rules. its a robot algorithm that reads the songs and deletes that shit. the last song i posted got taken down in 3 seconds automatically, that shits a bot.
tfw you will never be this good
why are you trying so hard to turn this into le epic internet argument? why do you even think i was being confrontational in either of these posts >>61940312 >>61940188 ?
jesus christ lol
I was fucking around with my synth and new drum machine I just held my laptop in front of the speaker (computer is not hooked up to my stuff)
so you just felt compelled to jump in on the side of people losing their shit for no reason?
i thought "draw everything weirdos" would come across as the light hearted joke that it obviously was, but i guess i was wrong.
too many people looking for a fight, look at how 3 people are jumping on me for literally nothing
lol you have no right to bemoan the state of /prod/ when this is how you post. i made one fucking joke and suddenly an explosion of
>OMG SO FUCKING MAD AND TRIGGERED AND OFFENDED TROLL HARDER FUCKING KIDS ON BREAK FROM SCHOOL FUCK YOURSELF
you don't have to save face in an anonymous environment, you know, you can just disappear into namelessness once again. no reason to try and convince yourself or anyone else that i'm trolling to justify your over-reaction to an innocent joke
so you really read my posts and thought that i was asking "what's the point...?" as in "why would you do it that way? what are you, stupid?" instead of just asking about something that seemed redundant? and that when i said "draw everything weirdos" that i was actually expressing hostility and saying that their method was objectively flawed instead of just jokingly expressing that i found that way of doing things to be weird?
Just had a really strange Ableton error
I was working on a project, got frustrated so I closed the program. A few minutes later I came back and tried opening it but every time I opened the project I'd get 'Live quit unexpectedly'. Tried it like 5 times to no avail so I had to open a different project, and THEN open the project. Strange
who do you even think youre talking to you've been replying to 2 different people besides me atleast like I showed you in the beginning
I think you might be the one getting trolled
because some faggot is trying to sell it for $300.
you brought it up every thread for the last week and now it's in the OP.
it's almost like you have some kind of agenda.
it's in the op because somebody copied my op where i accidentally put the youtube link in the wrong part of the post.
also i think i've brought it up in 2 threads, the original and again when somebody specifically mentioned not being able to come up with chord progressions
stop trying to justify raging about gear you aren't going to buy
that guy was one of the shitposters, their criteria for a shit /prod/ is probably on-topic respectful posting and lack of memes
the keyboard pad is velocity sensitive, no individual velocity for each note but it's already like that in the equivalent things to this like chord memory/ableton's chord tool/ cthulhu
>never post it again
lol i forgot /prod/ was all about posting the things that you approve of
yeah it's quite annoying. I just try and compare it to other mixes I like and if it sounds relatively similar I finalize it.
I'm also producing with nothing but my laptop... I'm incredibly limited at the moment. I'm saving up for some hardware but really I should probably buy monitors first...
Live creates crash reports (.alp files intended to be sent to Ableton for analysis) and crash events are also logged in a text file, locations vary depending on Live version and OS but most of the info can be found here - this might give you a clue into what Live was doing just before it shat the bed:
misread your post, didn't realize you were actually just shitposting and not trying to move the conversation in any kind of productive direction
yeah you provide a real service to the community when you shit up the thread about whether somebody was shitposting when they weren't even shitposting
think I'm gonna delete all my .als files and spend the next few nights reading up on synthesis etc because I'm still quite clueless tb honest
I feel like I'm producing with no real knowledge of how producing works, and it shows in my output I think
Learn about song structure, and learn about music theory, if you don't already know about them. Once you actually know how to write a song, and how to write music, it's quite easy in theory, to get your musician ship up to the same level as your production skills is the battle that most bedroom producers face these days.
This NAMM is the best yet boys
Minilogue, Arturia Matrix, the TE stuff, that fuckin midi wheel thing
What is the name of the 'field recorder' thingy that is always recommended here everytime someone asks? It has a orange screen and sort of like two mics on top that are kinda diagonal and pointing in opposite directions?
I want to use it to record a harmony & improvisation class i'm taking. It's inside a classroom so hopefully it'll work fine for that.
>trying to write four minutes of music after making just loops for years
>13 minutes of house(?)
the first section of the mix sounds far better than the latter and the cutout at 6minutes where it gets a bit minimal sounds nice, so is the progression of sounds as it fills out
also at 6.30 there was a sick tubed noise for one stab that sounds raw desu m8 but the rest of the mix is rly repetitive imo but i guess thats the genre
for 13 minutes do the drum samples really change? for 13 minutes of sound its very monotonous
thank you familia
>sounds nice, so is the progression of sounds as it fills out
yeah thats what I try to have in my tracks a little progression that turns big
>for 13 minutes do the drum samples really change? for 13 minutes of sound its very monotonous
in the second half of the song they do change but it's constant throughout pretty much I need to work on my kick drums tho to make it more interesting so you can listen to it for a long time and not get bored
you going to build on that?
I would change the little violin sample (thats what it sounds like) and maybe a bit more sub punch on the kick drums ?
>i would change the little violin sample
it a couple of violins and a flute put into an orchestra through kontakt, ye the midi progression is pretty tame but i'll fuck around with it
more sub punch? idk about that desu this tune already shakes the room, i might make the kicks sidechain heavier; or is that what you mean by punch?
gotta record some bars for it before i overfill the track and have to start reducing the noises
nice I'm glad you enjoyed it anyway
yeah just the kick maybe layer it with a nice tight subby kick, but ehh thats just me
dude you gotta take care of your buthole scrub it
If it's anything like my CZ 5000 it should be a real good beast for retro sounds. Only fiddled with the presets on mine so far
>produced two tracks for some friends
>things go down, I leave the group
>they shit out 6 other songs by themselves, and are putting out a mixtape
>they are putting on a show next week, where they will perform these songs, including the ones I produced, where they will make a profit
What do? What would be a fair cut to ask for? Should I just ask for some promotion or something like that?
Can anyone help me with recreating the sound at 3:03 in this song? (The sound that is played twice)
I have no idea how I'd make it or what sort of sample it's from.
Any Yamaha piano players here? I've read that the Uno Midi isn't compatible with Yamaha pianos
I don't have the easy usb input to the computer, I have the old school Midi In/Outs
What's cheap and reliable?
It should to to an interface first.
A lot of my inspiration comes when I take showers.
No, not really, move on and let them do their thing. You wrote these songs for the band, and they're the band now.
You're looking for the Yamaha UX-16
I have two questions.
I'm looking for a 303-ish bass synth and since I don't have 800$ to spend, the only real option would be a Korg Volca Bass.
I already watched tons of videos and while it doesn't exactly sound like the original it has a pretty interesting sound.
Does anyone know if it's worth buying?
I want a quality midi drum pad.
there's a lot of drum pads that seem to be utterly trash and not usable in any way.
So I want something like the mpd's pads but I really only need one pad since all I'd be using it for is home production in a daw.
I don't know if something like this exists.
I kind of want more hardware, I feel limited with all these virtual synths.
The Vestax looks neat!
I really don't think there is a device with just one small drum pad button.
So I might just go for that or something similar, thanks!
korg announced their remake of the Voc continental. It has their new nutube, basically a 12AX7 in a monolithic IC package. It almost looks like Korg just had Nord make the thing.
really like the fluent vibe of the synthies.
I think the arrangement is fine
I do however not really like the bass.
it feels thin, I'm not saying you need a big booming bass as this is obviously not that style of music but at times the notes feel too high and the overall structure just doesn't go well with the dreamy synths
I'd suggest you give the bass more depth, maybe use a different synth for it.
The kick is also not the greatest in my opinion.
other than that, nice stuff!
It's totally worth buying. Ok it's not a great synth in comparison to other more featured and expensive synths but for £90 it's got a hell of a lot of features & a built in sequencer.
I have both the Volca sample and the bass and without a doubt they are the best value synths I've ever bought.
I guess you could also try getting a secondhand rackmounted novation bassstation for around the same price. I had one in the 90's and again it has a similar sound to a 303.
DESU I think that having a synth like the Volca bass that doesn't exactly sound like a 303 is quite a good thing, but I guess if you are after the real 303 sound get a 303 or a clone of. A mate of mine has a 303 and because he's had it so long he wouldn't even use a clone if his broke he'd be out to buy another one for £1000. I personally don't NEED the 303 sound so I'm happy with my £90 Volca bass
thanks a lot, great input!
I doubt I'd regret the purchase so
I'm most likely gonna go for it.
my budget is very limited right now, so a 303 is out of the question anyway.
Is there an easy way to work with samples in Ableton? I just recently bought it and working with sampler has been a bit clunky for me.
I used to make sample based music using Cool Edit, you could just load up all the audio files you wanted to sample from, cut out the samples you wanted, place them somewhere on the side and then freely place them on the tracks.
Is there something similar you can do in Ableton? It was very easy and straight forward to use, i'd assume a DAW like Ableton would have a similar function. But like i said i don't know the program very well so i could just be missing something
If all you need to do is sequence the samples (like drum hits almost) you could load instances of Simpler into a drum rack and assign one sample to each instance - you'd then have each sample responding to a single note in your part.
No thats not what i mean. I mean you can't just cut samples of different sizes from the same audio source, store them on the side and then freely place them on the track. Or at least i haven't found a way to do it freely like that.
I know about Arrangement View
If you load an audio file in a session view clip and crop it (set start and end points then right-click/crop sample), it'll become its own file that gets stored in the project folder, then drag and drop into a track as you need.
As an addition to this - this is why you always create and save to a new project BEFORE you do any work, the project that you create then becomes the container folder for all of your processed (cropped, reversed etc) samples for that project, so you can find them easily.
Suppose I want something with decent pads, some onboard storage or an SD card slot and absolutely minimum hassle getting sounds on there from a windows PC (with FL). But it should be able to work independently.
What are my options?
Maschine? Anything else?
As an alternative, the Wavedrum does look fun af, but everything I've heard from it sounded modern and crystal clear. Can you get any grit out of it? Some 60s grooves, or vintage drum machine kinda stuff?
>implying people should buy an expensive product without knowing to what extent they can use it
Having used a few expensive VSTs and DAWs for the past year allowed me to get comfortable with what I could do with them and gained my trust. Now I'm saving up to buy them all. If the DRM was so good that I couldn't use those programs I'd never want to purchase them in the first place. gtfo faggot
>tfw you spend more time coming up with a good name than actually producing music
The volume wasn't what I was talking about.
Loudness, if anything.
But mainly it just feels too sharp, too much going on in the upper bass frequencies and too little in the lower ones.
>my internet provider is a torrenting hound
how do you even figure this out
I'm used to just torrenting away but people around me are getting increasingly paranoid
feels like I'm getting old