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There's a severe lack of DAW descriptions in the wiki. If you're good with your tool of choice, consider writing a paragraph about it.
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slowed down a dnb track im working on to make some fucked up instrumental hip hop
like they get pressured by the industry to mass send them out is what I mean and they do it just to appease the copyright fags is what I mean about looking like theyre doing something about it
First time I ever tried my hand at mastering, so sorry if the quality is bad.
Had Ableton for about 2 months and my friends request I make trap, plus it's a lot of fun to do. Any and all help would really be appreciated, granted I don't have a lot of knowledge about effects being used.
please stop whining about gear you don't like, it's stupid as fuck and a waste of time in general
also i'm the chordbot guy and i didn't even make that op (although i did make that lunga in the last thread)
>yeah I could tell
i know you can, because i just told you
we're reach /pol/ levels of thinking people are paid to make posts you don't like lol
>learning chords is a waste of time
nope, still never said that lol
nice to see we're starting this up again tho
well people do get paid to post online about products especially in music production shit
go on kvr or gearslutz and look at all the shills there
you cant deny that shit theyre too obvious about it
lol i'm not the guy who posted that, it just makes you seem really self-important that you would think anyone would care about why you did or didn't listen to a clyp
those are reputable forums with traffic though, nobody gets paid to post on 4chan
m audio is shit
i bought an oxygen 49 3rd gen like 2 years ago and half the keys suddenly stopped working and now im on a shitty oxygen 25 because im too broke to get something good
i don't think so honestly
those places are shit too and if you have a different opinion than the regulars you will probably end up getting banned after your thread is derailed
atleast here people will be honest sometimes
>mfw people have the nerve to shitpost in a thread dedicated to people being creative and contributing to society
This is an attempt to lead the discussion towards something topic related.
At which time of day do you feel the most creative/productive?
I usually do stuff at night but sometimes I have this energy right after I wake up.
But in general, I feel a lot more focused at night.
I enjoy making music more at night when everything is quiet and I've already spent some time being alert.
Having said that some of the better stuff I've played in the past was when I've had to get up real early to travel to a studio - in one instance the road to the studio was snowed in pretty much and we had to walk the last mile after our car got stuck, the annoyance induced by that seemed to bring something out.
So yeah, I enjoy comfy but sometimes comfy makes for less risk-taking, it's worth looking at what you can come up with when you're rushed, or irritable or even when you just can't be arsed.
I've posted this on a couple different occasions now with no feedback. Further worked. Comments on mixing and technicalities in general appreciated. It's supposed to be very bright and brickwalled though.
>I don't need it
>I don't need it
>I don't need it
I NEEEEEED IT
Why are macbooks considered the best for producing music? They're processors seem rather slow and for their price you can get a much, much better laptop. Why are all the bigger producers and djs using macbooks or macs in general?
>There's also a reliability issue with a lot of Windows laptops due to the bloatware and crippling drivers that most manufacturers pack in there.
why are drivers such a boogeyman for apple users? i swear they've never been an issue for me. same with bloatware, no decent computer is gonna be significantly affected by bloatware
There's a certain subset of musicians, electronic or otherwise, who can't be assed to fuck with a computer when they want to write or preform music.
Macs are dead simple to operate (as I'm sure you know), therefore negating the need for most types of assorted high-level computer tasks in order to lay down a track.
Just my two cents.
Any east coast blizzardbros got some comfy studio action going?
i dont have pictures of my setup, but i started dicking around with this picture out of boredom and it started looking kind of cool
there's nothing comfier than mixing while it's freezing outside
also the bass synths are resampled stabs from various packs and files around my pc, some were made in massive some were made in operator, they involve automating macros to various cutoff filters/amps/whatever you wanna automate
resampling is how you get bass like this, make shit midi bass, bounce it to audio, add effects, warp the sound, bounce to audio again and repeat.
To everyone working with a daw:
Do you structure / name / color stuff in your projects?
I believe everyone has to have a completely different way of doing this.
I know a hand full of people who do some producing and some are as messy as I am while others work with ocd tier neatness.
region markers for song parts, markers as to-do lists
useful channel names of course
master bus red, groups orange, reverb returns light blue and delay returns cyan, the rest gets what ever color it gets
also I use multiple workspace layouts on keyboard shortcuts when mixing to display or hide specific instrument groups, otherwise you'd get fucking lost in a huge project in PT's piece of shit mixer
alright now BOYS this is important
ok so i've got a decent grasp on my DAW and i've finished one of the music theory pdf books in the pastebin but now where do I go? I still feel like i've got so much to learn but I just don't know where to get it from now
I'd advise you to just start fucking around with the DAW and mess around with every little knob, familiarize yourself with the piano roll and the plugins. Hands-on work come first before any .pdf!
ok I understand I have to make music but is there nowhere to get direct knowledge from? everyday I was reading pdfs and watching tutorials I felt like I was that much better at making music.
lol ur white noise just murdered my ears!
cant wait to get some monitors so i dont have to try to use a spectrum to get my mix levels right LOL!
tfw ur getting clicks and pops with only a handful of plugins active
>tfw ur getting clicks and pops with only a handful of plugins active
raise your buffer size in your interface / asio4all you should be fine for working with midi with a high buffer
Hey I'm trying to practice by remaking songs in fl studio. Is this horrible or not? Can't really tell.
i've been hearing a lot about resampling synths, not really sure how that works though
i use fl studio atm
how would i go about making a cool synth out of multiple resampled synth layers in fl studio?
what plug-in would i use, how do i make it sound pretty, do i use chords or single notes, etc
any advice is cool but a detailed explanation of your method would be best and i would be really fucking thankful
its just my piece of shit laptop
>play the witcher 2 on a sofa
>block the ventilation
>pc is fucked
i may well go and purchase a soundcard and monitors tomorrow if my homie will take me down to the store
I would get the machine replaced first desu then monitors because imo its no use when your shits gonna pop anyways
i can give you a sorta guide but the thing with resampling is that there isnt really a set path, its similar to synthesis in the sense that if you dont have a sort of sound in mind when your creating it you are kinda just shooting in the dark, not that that is neccessarily a bad thing, but it is easier imo to funnel your creativity. listen to music that has a similar synth to what you want and consider what sounds you can hear within the synth.
for example, often a way people start going about making their synths is by detuning 2 oscillators by .25 and slightly phasing the two osc's, this makes a generic sort of reese bass that people often use as a starting point.
from there you will want to load it into a sampler and begin to try to realise your goal from the starting point.
a big thing is that
>you cant polish a turd
so you will want to get your synth noise relatively clean before you start destructing it.
by destructing it mean the idea of putting that noise into a sampler and playing with the loop settings, its ADSR and its reverse/sustain settings until you have a seamless loop. ive seen videos where people also make the sampler use a very small portion of their synth noise and cut it so that its in a TINY perfect loop so there is a sustained rumble. crop that sample and bounce it to audio, then put it in another sampler. here you will want to, again, try to realise your sound goal, by now you should have a single audio sample that is contructed of a scale of the original sample. it should "resemble" the original but it doesnt have to. from here you will want to distort your sound, so, distortion plugins, reverb, phasing automations and just monitoring their interactions as the sound evolves and once you hit a point where you enjoy your sound, either keep it and you're done, or put it back into a sampler to start again.
you can get some seriously nice noises by just layering random noises, trial and error will get you there.
Yung lean/russian witch house/future garage bass. That thick,low,but yet very present and audible bass. How can i do that in therms of synthesis? I tried to fuck around with my BS 2 but every time i come up with something it gets covered by drums and leads, and turning up its volume just muddens the whole thing..
tips for recording heavily distorted guitar with an 8 track?
im using the line out from the amplifier, but the 8 track has two integrated microphones.
how do i make it sound not like somebody micing the wind?
Hi, i want to start playing live without using my computer, what would be a good cheap way to do it?
i was thinking about getting a tascam portastudio and pre recording/drums/pads on it and getting a sampler with pads and puttingsynths/bass and shit like that there, whats a good way to do it?
would an mpc500 be enough for it?
i'd like that
the only thing I know about music theory is the pdf in the pastebin and various videos here and there. the only thing I can think of doing now is mastering the use of my DAW
Can someone tell me if the effect on the synth that gets more prominent from 1:40 onwards is simple auto-pan?
alright so im trying to get in to producing for the fun of it but i have no clue where to start. Like what software would you guys recommend and how to go about starting this shit. Any tips are welcome!
Fucking retard. You could just google instead of asking here.
Even Grimes knows how to make music
One word my friend, Harmor!
If you're by yourself not at all.
Yeah, but routing everything through a computer opens up a huge amount of possibilities desu senpai.
Get FL Studio, it's great and has an amazing variety of built in synths and effects. Start messing around with it immediately after you get it, google stuff and watch tutorials. Also Seamless has some very nice tutorials on FL Studio that go wayyyy beyond what you think you can do with it.
yes they are that's why it's so unfortunate.
I learned a lot about fm synths from the guy.
He's incredible in-depth about pretty much everything, while other people just tell you how to achieve stuff he really tells you how stuff works.
>upgrade to Renoise 3.1
>one of my projects suddenly sounds different
Can I still buy Renoise 3.0 somewhere?
In process of setting up a home studio - I'm proficient to advanced in Logic Pro X. Here's my setup, tell me what mistakes I made:
Logic Pro X (with hundred of $s of additional plugins)
Novation Launchkey 49
Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Mic
Apogee Duet interface
how am i doing? what sucks and what else do i need?
i as wondering if that was the case - i suppose you're right - going to at least try mixing with my headphones first and see if i can get away with it - not super hopeful about it but i'll try
What do you think of it?
The vocals samples sounds a bit odd, maybe too high-pitched idk
It's nice, reminds me of the avalanches
Nah we're not ready
I like it
Sounds very dry
I think i'd like to hear more effects on your keys and pads
>>61973194 is right
they're studio headphones and i'm making a lot of soundscape stuff with binaural panning, so i feel like i'd honestly do well with headphones...getting mixed responses here though
Any piano autists here? Is the Roland F-140 a good buy over Kawai es-100? Costs a bit more but looks much better and has an lcd screen and an usb port (though my interface has midi ports so it's not a big deal).
I have a Roland FP7 and a Kawai MP11 and while I like the old(ish) Roland better in terms of piano sound holy shit the mechanics of the Kawai are just incredible. IMO it feels even better than a Nord Stage
>Do you structure / name / color stuff in your projects?
Groups, colors, names.
Structure is good.
But sometimes I ignore all that to spice things up.
I usually end up cleaning up the projects in the end though.
I'm sure it has. but from my experience it's going to be awesome as well, because all the Kawai keys I ever touched were pretty sweet, I think they really put a lot of effort into making the action feel good and similar throughout the products. Even on my parents' old ass thing (CA91 I think) that I haven't touched in 5 years I felt instantly 'at home' when playing on it at christmas
I like his music, but imo his sidechaining is way too hard.
This track though https://soundcloud.com/bt/unshakable-bt-and-seamlessr
And his electro shit is great https://soundcloud.com/seamlessr/seamlessr-truck-puncher
I think this might be better with the guitar-that-sounds-like-it's-yelling being a little louder, since it seems like the "main" part of the track.
I'd make the "dooo" sound effect slightly wonkier or even more subtle and quieter. I really like the way you did the drums. With the panning and what not. I'd just make them a little punchier. Overall, very expressive and powerful. I like it!
sup /prod/ can someone either give me some tips or point me in the direction of a template to send promoters on behalf of some people that im i guess managing now?
we've basically got contact info for people in charge of festivals and stuff and i just wanna try and get them a spot and all that. but i want to be all professional about it.
I dont think a template is a good idea if you're dealing with serious people, to be honest it's pretty disrespectful to send mass templates to people, makes you look really unprofessional.
Tell them who you are, what do you do, why do you think your artists would be a great addition, keep it formal, but don't make it too formal, and try to be as positive as you can.
Not you, but also use business cards with a link to your soundcloud or something with a demo reel could work. Business cards should be socially accepted if the recipient asks for it, and then he can go search out your stuff him or herself.
right on. i meant more of just something i can grab ideas off of, not one thing i could mass send out. i figure to put in past shows/sizes of crowds, and any other achievements they have in there as well.
would anyone be willing to take a look at their epk? its got a lot of good stuff on there but its also 9 pages and i dont know if thats too much or what
Looking to buy a keyboard, preferably one with a small sample pad, to mess around with and see if it's something I enjoy.
Am I fine getting a cheap knockoff off ebay? Anything I should look for/avoid?
you're just switching between two chords and you can't do that for 2 minutes without it getting boring. at least mix them up a little bit, play some inversions or try to extend it to a 4 chord progression
the samples you used seem alright though
heres just a overview of their EPK.
im actually about to head out but if anyone seriously wants to help me out on this/just email me id greatly appreciate it.
somebody is selling this thing for $20 near me, it says in the manual that the detector input "allows for the operational characteristics to change in correspondence with the signals arriving from the external source"
that means sidechaining right?
Is it just me or is U-he not all that?
The synths can be kind of cool, but they're over hyped and I can't put my finger on it but the synths all have a similar kind of sound to them, a kind of buzzy mid-range in the saws and squares. Anyone else hear this?
Same with Serum, a lot of hype and I just don't think it's that great. Sounds very "glossy" and you need to turn on a heap of effects to make it sound pretty good.
It looks like you have a basic gate there too, so you can use one signal to open the gate that acts on another signal - common use is to use hihats or synth pulses to create stuttered vocal effects.
so I downloaded this 7gb "Komplete D15" torrent and am I right that I need to download almost a 10gbs of Komplete installation and instrument packages just to run them in unity? I though "D15" was a version but it actually means DVD15 (out of 20+). What the fuck. I just want a good piano and good strings vsts that I can drop in FL studio damn it, not fill up my hard drive just to play a couple of instruments.
Guys, are there any advantages to using an analogue synthesizer over a MIDI controller? I tried recording my Microbrute with an interface and it's just so inconvenient compared to using a MIDI controller.
Someone adviced me to get an Interface kit for home recording and i found this kit for about $250. Looks like it has some good reviews, but i plan on getting a Shure mic in the near future as well. I'd still like some feedback before i make my decision
I like it, the samples need to be trimmed up a bit/reverberated and the drums need to not be so on the forefront. More variation in the drum patterns would also do it well.