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Dont let this fucking die edition, /mu/.

Remember to use:
>clyp.it for posting WiPs
No one gives a shit about your soundcloud, so don't post it unless specifically asked to.

Stuff:
>Pastebin - Links, books, videos, articles, tutorials and stuff:
http://pastebin.com/QXRCaVsZ (embed) (embed) (embed) (embed) (embed)

>/prod/ wiki - looking for contributors (wink, wink)
http://mu-sic-production.wikia.com/wiki//mu/sic_Production_Wiki

/prod/ IRC is up!
To join, you can go to http://www.rizon.net/chat
Choose a nick, put #/prod/ as channel. Enter!
Or you can get a lightweight desktop client here https://hexchat.github.io/downloads.html
How's your day prod?
>got singed
>they are releasing my shit on 50 casettes
>feels nice
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holy fuck were dying

here let me post a forest jam and we can pretend we haven't been absorbed into bleep

https://clyp.it/lk0jhjun
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>>55632823
i liked it, why the fuck is prod dead? where the gucci niggaz at?
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>>55634330
ty bb
prod seems to have merged into bleep kind of, the threads are especially dead. i blame the irc if it still exists
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>>55634341
i was there a coupld days ago and it was just some trans talking about his life problems with other guys, best new irc
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>>55634348
yeah i think prod was a pipe dream anyway m8, maybe we should lay it to rest
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>>55632369
>got singed
>they are releasing my shit on 50 casettes
>feels nice

Nice

Do people go on /prod/ IRC ? I'm too lazy to see myself
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>>55634330
I was banned for a while due to a misunderstanding. Will be posting more from now on.
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i feel like i have plateau'd. how the fuck do you get good? i am tired of being on that line between being absolute shit and being pretty good.
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anyone have some basic UKG samples ??

feel like makings some.
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bump-tss-bump-tss-bump-tss
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https://clyp.it/wrjx5be3

Am i shite
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>>55632369
>Dont let this fucking die edition

I'm sorry, guis.
But I can't spend too much time here today.
:(
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>>55637289
boots-n-cats-n-boots-n-cats-n
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>>55635070
Can you post your stuff pls
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>>55638024
wub-wub-wubwub-wub--wubwub-wubwub screeee
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>>55637866
You're just what a sub-genrel Bollywood rapper needs.
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>>55638044
>>55638024
>>55637289

bum tss bum tch-k
bum tss bum tch-k
bum tss bum tch-k
bum tss bum tsschhhh
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Newbie at production
Why is reverb important?
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I've recently been trying to make melodies, but I end up wit stuff I don't like.

I then listened to some stuff, and played my guitar along to it (improvising), and found that something really generic that I'd just discard, would do great when paired with 2-3 other countermelodies/rhythms.

I'm going to try and make more heavily layered music now.
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>>55638166
hides imperfection.
artificially makes the sound bigger.
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>>55638166
Because some things sound better if the notes lasts longer, but don't blend into each other too much.

Properly utilized silence in music is a good thing though.
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https://clyp.it/i32ezx1r
Some kind of weird sample based song. Idk. I just don't want prod to die ;-;
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>>55638182
>I'm going to try and make more heavily layered music now.
It needs more layers
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anybody else start too many things and lose track of them all because you don't know where to go with them? i just started a new folder because my old one was getting so full of half-made songs and i already have like 40 projects started in the new folder
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>>55638325
I often start new things out of impulsivity and It takes weeks or months to get back to some things.
A lot of stuff is also unfinished because I juggle a lot of stuff in my life though.
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Is it possible to make punk rock sound decent with guitar samples, or do I just have to use a real guitar?
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damn i miss prod. it'll prob get better once summer hits
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>>55638228
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>>55638481
I think this is just how most producers work, when they're just starting out especially. I used to finish like one thing a month maybe, but always had like dozens of half-made beats laying around. Now I'm really forcing myself to finish everything I start, but I still end up with lots of junk.
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>>55638562
I've only been here for 5-7 threads.
Is there more to it that I'm not seeing?
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>>55638583
thx m8y
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https://clyp.it/3dzgrfro

>Funky
>Phased guitar
>Breaks
>Veeery WIP

How do i make the bass feel more "glued" to the track? Atm i feel like it's very separated. it's only 3 sine waves combined. and how do i make the guitar feel more fleshy?
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>>55638846
it feels disconnected because it's a really clean synth in a song that's all natural sounds otherwise. Try layering it, or just replacing it, with a real bass.
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>>55638846
>How do i make the bass feel more "glued" to the track?
The bass needs to be twangier.

>how do i make the guitar feel more fleshy?
Have you tried double tracking it?

The bass needs more treble, and the guitar needs more bass I guess.
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>>55638902
ah, good point. i have no bass guitar tho. i've tried just turning the lows up on my guitar but it sounds kinda thin.

>>55638922
sweet, gonna try that now! thanks u guys
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ROAST EM
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>>55639174
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>>55639174
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>>55639174
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>muh production

how is it being a talentless hack?
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>>55639614
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>>55639614
That's one way to try and keep the thread alive.
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>>55639614
ha
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Any /dj/ here ?

whats a nice basic setup to learn the basics and how to beat match and shit.


pair of cdj800 ??
ofc vinyl is the best but lets be honest aint no begginer got the money for a pair of techniqs that he would rather spend on some other gear for the studio.
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how do you like this little jam? very early WIP

https://clyp.it/4ql54hcf
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>>55639614

It would feel good if i coud hack myself some money
I don't care of my absence of talent, at least i can listen to the ones who got some.
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>>55639735
My setup right now is two cheap record players, a mixer, NI Scratch Pro and my Macbook.
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https://clyp.it/cclqvctn

something I've been working on
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>>55639614
thinking of stopping telling people what my hobbies are when they ask. I will say i watch movies or something when I infact just shitpost and prod most of my day when not at school
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>>55639735
Buy the damn technics.
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>>55639836
Just tell them you're an applied mathematician.
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>>55639748
I think it'd make good lounge-club music.
The intro's kind of long for what it is.
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>>55638611
when i first got here threads would go to atleast 250 replies normally. you'd have to create a new thread alot of times cause they usually hit bump limit. now they die out in like 50-100
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>>55638846
give it Little vibrato
download absynth. that's what i use to make most of my bass guitar synths. it pulls it off reall good or you could find a tutorial on youtube for what ever synth you use. i really like this song dude i hope you finish it
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>>55638166
>>55638166
Because along with a delay it is the most amazing effect ever
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Anyone have an image of formals for mood music?
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>>55640489
what do these variables represent?
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>>55640547
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswg-xXMAys
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>>55639735
LP120s are usually good enough.
Once you break them you're ready to grab the technics.
Also, don't be reluctant to spend money on the technics.
If they're not for you, just resell them.
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>>55639735
Deal coke at local shows, money won't be a problem.
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So i've made a lot of shitty music recently. I'm pretty new so i'm learning the ropes. One thing that every single track has in common though, is that it's not as loud as your typical track.

How do i raise the volume without clipping?
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>>55640907
adjust the volumeof all the channels in your mixer

apply a limiter, but don't drive the signal into it

apply slight compression and adjust levels volumes
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>>55640976
Okay i'll try this, thanks
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noob stuff

https://clyp.it/hpmgnnuq
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>>55635070
lets hear it
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>>55638166
it adds depth to a project.

>>55638192
>hides imperfection
noooooooo
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what is the best place to buy/download drum packs? the web sites I've found have really corny shit

>>55632369
can we hear ur stuff?
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>>55640907
at a certain point there isn't much you can do to increase the volume without expensive mastering software or just having your projects mastered. basically the difference between home recordings and professional recordings is mastering (and proper, professional mixing before that)
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>>55632369
Congrats OP on the signing.

How do you guys file all your sounds. I have hundreds of samples I've made & collected over the years which are in a main sample folder but overtime i make a new track in Logic I think it saves all the sounds used in that project into a project folder,as does my other 2 DAWs and then my sample editing software saves files somewhere else! It confuses the fug out of me is there any dis-advantage to directing them all to my sample folder so literally everything I make /prod/ wise is in one folder?
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>>55634341
what is bleep anyways
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Well bros my Sp-404sx got here, and it seemed to be in decent condition. However, turns out the volume knob wasn't doing anything, so I had to take it in to get it resoldered :/ Gonna be a few more days until I can enter the world of sampling unfortunately
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started this last night

https://clyp.it/rejizxpx

not sure what to add. I wanna keep it relatively simple. Ive learned how to use synths a bit better, but I'm running out of ideas for melodies and stuff.
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>>55639174
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Experimenting with different things, hows this sound so far?

https://clyp.it/eib0w3a1
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How the fuck do i get such good control over sub bass? This shit is beautiful

Examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlS6Uy4-Re8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YymBqhvld20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxXS6WbO1HY

Yeah i kinda like Emika
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>>55632369
bump!
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>>55648432
I was going to do that!
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>>55639674
This board moves waaaaaay too fast for musician threads (except /gg/, I mean who doesn't play guitar).

/mus/ needs to be a thing. Maybe we can make it happen in another chan-style imageboard.
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>>55648472
It seems like since musicians are relatively a minority, minority threads like
>woodwind instruments general
wouldn't get enough attention, leaving /mus/ dominated by /gg/ and /prod/, which doesn't seem like it'd be enough to warrant it's own board.
I'm pretty exhausted and am just spouting intuitive thoughts that aren't thoroughly thought through though.
I haven't accounted for actual statistical data, or possible counter points to what I'm saying.
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>>55648920
But you wouldn't need to post in general threads, woodwindfags would go like "where my woodwind bros at" and discuss whatever woodwindfags like to discuss.
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>>55649730
woodwindfags mostly hang out in /classical/, like all the other classical instrument fags

tfw tried to play oboe once. hardest instrument to learn supposedly
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>record store has a giant bin of free vinyls

ONE WAY TRAIN TICKET TO SAMPLETOWN
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>>55650426
neat. i don't know that feel at all :(
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>>55650426
I don't have equipment for vinyls.
I guess the next best thing for me is to spend 5 bucks on a stack of CDs at a thrift store during a sale or something.
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Making incredibly slow progress on this song, and losing inspiration. Not sure what kind of advice or tips I could use but I'm open to try anything at this point, would rather all the work didn't go waste.

https://clyp.it/1n3plggh
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>>55650426
I want to know this feel, but taking from youtube is much simpler.
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>>55646828
>https://clyp.it/eib0w3a1
I hate being harsh but the part at 1:04 just sounds bad. especially the very first bar of it, too choppy and artificial imo.
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>>55650985
I like vinyls because there's an element of randomness to it. I grab some vinyl because the cover looks stupid or something, then I have to make something out of that. It's like, strengths through limitations in a sense.

Plus the physical side of it means it sounds differently, and I can fuck with it on my player
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Literally my first thing ever, I know it's pretty sparse and undeveloped, and I want to find some more drums to use and make the synth sound less orchestral but still work.

Other thoughts?

https://clyp.it/wr1ufwl2
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https://clyp.it/r2qybf12

Any feedback on this beat before I call it done?
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>>55651783
>https://clyp.it/wr1ufwl2
This is surprisingly listenable for someone's first thing. Before 103, I would add another part specifically designed to build tension. Transition is too rough. Also the popping, I guess from the reverse synth, should be smoothed over imo (try compression).
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>>55651921
I think the pitch of that kick is way too high.
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https://clyp.it/ni5fwf2d
future bass on my tablet using Caustic
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https://clyp.it/d2ihqry2
I tried to portray my shame in myself, but I failed, bringing shame to myself.
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keep the fire burning
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>>55639174
nigga
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>>55654321
wow what kind of music do you make
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>>55654347
glitchy ambient synthy stuff
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>>55654417
Can I get your soundcloud
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>>55654453
https://soundcloud.com/waveless

hope you like it :)
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>>55654587
it is very well /prod/uced
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>>55654649
thank you!

I don't usually get that many plays, it was just a feature I got, and I just released an EP.
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How many clyp.its have you listened too today?
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I don't know what the fuck is wrong with me. I used to be able to make tunes pretty efficiently now I can only make complete fucking garbage like this. I end up making about a 40 second to 1 minute loop then end up dropping it the next day. I don't even know what the hell I want to make anymore. https://clyp.it/zv401avg
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This is something else that I made within the last week or so. It's slightly better but it's still fucking atrocious. https://clyp.it/tmzfgy3c
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>>55654587
dope shit, what your setup.

any tips in making shit like this, see that more aus people are making this kinda style shit.

bit like early flume / chet faker.
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>>55655278
thanks man. yeah the aus music culture is growing a lot lately.

the biggest thing that changed my perspective on making music and helped me improve my sound a lot was to turn literally everything into audio.
bounce out every stem every midi track, everything.

Then manipulate the audio, you get these neat little artifacts in the sound that happens accidently on purpose and it is the most inspiring thing ever when you're writing a track and something happens that sounds fantastic.

My setup at the moment is just my Macbook Pro, my iPhone for recording random samples, some nice cans and 2 sets of good monitors.

I have a lot of decent plugins too because all my previous work cash went straight into software.

I also borrow a friends ms-20 occasionally and back when I was at school I ran as much shit through tape as I could.
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>>55654950

12 i think
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>>55655421
>manipulate the audio, you get these neat little artifacts in the sound that happens accidently on purpose and it is the most inspiring thing ever

Not that guy but, manipulate in what ways? I am curious, your stuff sounds really good
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>>55655505
Thanks!

for starters I love to resample stuff over and over.
An example would be, writing a synth line with a single saw osc, then bouncing it as audio, pitching it down 2 octaves, bouncing again, pitching it back up 2 octaves, bouncing it again, adding a super wet small decay reverb, bouncing it, adding any sort of modulation, rebouncing etc.

It's a pretty lengthy process, but it's a lot of fun once you learn the interesting effects that sort of stuff does to audio.
It does mean you have to use EQ a lot more to clean out the shit you don't want, but yeah.

Also this may be really bad practice, there may be easier ways to do it. I'm in no way trying to speak as an expert on it.
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>>55655547
That does sound like a lot of fun , thank you for the reply
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>>55655581
No worries!

Oh and I forgot to say the best bit, chopping the audio up manually and placing bits where they weren't orginally so it jumps from note to note. It's a very specific sound but I love it so much.
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>>55635070
>>55638033
>>55643699
https://celestialsight.bandcamp.com/releases
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>>55650426
Jaaa, man.
I usually buy the dumbest shit whenever I go to the record store.
Recently I picked up a copy of this, because I thought the title was funny and because it was classical music on trumpet.
I haven't listened to it yet, but there has to be some fancy ass shit on there.
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>>55650426
I once had a huge suitcase full of 70's and 80's vinyls but the covers were torn so nobody wanted to buy them. I left the suitcase in the woods.
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Anyone know if there's cheap knockoffs of the Cloudlifter available? Heard the parts cost next to nothing, not keen to drop $300 on one.
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/prod/, I fucked up.

Does anyone have an idea where that electrical buzz is coming from? I tried everything and I can not get rid of it, even though it wasn't in earlier versions of the track. I changed nothing on the master track and only edited some stuff later in the song. I am out of ideas. pls halp!

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1IDjwyTTBgv
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>>55662609
>Does anyone have an idea where that electrical buzz is coming from?
not if you tell us nothing about what you used to record it

you should just be able to noise gate something that quiet though
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>>55662860
I used FL Studio 10 and 3xOsc for that thing. In the program there is no buzz at all.
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>>55662914
did you do something weird in the export settings?

also, i downloaded your vocaroo clip and noise suppressed it a couple of times
https://clyp.it/3kkcaayl
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>>55663141
and here's a vocaroo since i uploaded it twice to clypit and i can't get either to actually play
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1GJVXG6LHtT
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>>55663254
>>55663141
Yeah, I can't play the clypit either.
With the noise reduction it's fine.

I don't think there's anything weird going on in the export settings.

Also, here's an earlier version that doesn't have the buzz: https://clyp.it/3whg0nh0
The only thing I changed in the other version is a channel thing for an instrument that gets used several bars later. I cannot think of any reason why that would generate a buzz when exporting the whole thing.
But I'll try taking something out of that that channel.
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>>55663363
Here are my export settings. I am ready to be shouted at for doing something stupide all this time without realizing it. I'm not good with computer but it's all I have.
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Okay, I was FINALLY able to fix that buzzing by removing some effects from the channel. I have absolutely no idea why FL Studio works that way. Goddammit.

Well, whatever. At least the track is now working again.
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>>55650985
Youtube would be my last option if I couldn't find whatever song I want from a blog. Quite often if you type in the song or album and put blog at the end you'll find a blog with a download link in glorious lossless format.

I do however use youtube to listen to a lot of music when I'm looking for inspiration
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https://clyp.it/ll4rxd2s

I downloaded Fishman's Long Season Part 1.
I then cut some parts at random, and rearranged them at random (well, the process was relatively random).
Now, It's my original work of art.

I'm not even making fun of certain artists, I just though it'd be fun to spend my 20min of free time doing this (and it was).

Now I'm curious about the legal applications of this.

At what point does a song become original?
Does the process of how something similar to another piece of work is created affect the originality in legal eyes?

In the end, a majority of music is using the same notes, same instruments, same time signatures, same musical keys, and various other things.

When we use notes to make music, we're using parts of other people's music, but it's already cut for us, we just past them in the areas we want them to be at.

Generally speaking, of course.
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This thread is dying, so here are some prompts

1. Post something youve made with sound design you're proud of

2. Post the first track you made that you thought was good

3. Post a technique or trick that altered the way you produced from the moment you figured it out

4. Post a picture of your setup

5. Post your opinion on using presets

6. Post your favorite VSTs

7. Post another prompt

8. Post a production infograph (pic related)
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>>55659494
I bought something for 25 cents because i thought the cover and name looked stupid and funny

turns out it was an entire album of just like, the shit you hear in amusement parks. Like roller coaster tycoon shit
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>>55666767
>6. Post your favorite VSTs
Gladiator niggaz
>2. Post the first track you made that you thought was good
This, maybe a couple years ago:
https://clyp.it/heg3jjgv
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what site do you guys use to torrent vsts?
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>tfw there's still a prod thread when I wake up

usually I wake up and the thread is gone, but it's cool to see it up still
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My plan for my next album is to only use the 3xOsc plugin thingie and my voice as instruments. This will probably teach me some things about production and structure.
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>>55666841
Damn, that's some hot shit.
I bet there's loads of sexy samples on it.
Upload please.
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>>55665729
idk, ,but four tet makes music that way, and I don't think he runs into any legal trouble. Maybe he clears samples from big artists or songs
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How do I UK Gariddge quick?
It's basically like Deep House, but faster and with fancier synth basses, right?
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>>55666767

1. Post something youve made with sound design you're proud of
can't right now as don't have access

2. Post the first track you made that you thought was good
same as 1

3. Post a technique or trick that altered the way you produced from the moment you figured it out
Effects stacks,bouncing tracks down,effects tracks, bouncing tracks down...repeat

4. Post a picture of your setup

5. Post your opinion on using presets
Its fucking lazy and extremely un creative

6. Post your favorite VSTs
Valhalla vintage verb
Waves j37
waves Loair
Logic compressor


7. Post another prompt


8. Post a production infograph (pic related)
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How do you guys think aphex twin comes up with his music, like the general thought process
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>>55667551
he probably gets a melody in his head and then writes it down, then he builds chords and a bassline to is, then he just dicks around with the drums, making patterns and shit... not in that order most likely, but it has to be something like that
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>>55667940
I always thought that the drums come first
Also general question, what are your thought process on making a track?
I always start with the drums, than the bass and the melody after that
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>>55667983
depends on what type of music you're going for. i so the same as you except i do the bass after the melody cause making bass is a pain for me
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>>55667983
same as my last post, >>55667940
except I don't really hear melodies in my head, but it does start from some sort of melody, and I work on drums until I'm happy with the harmony
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>>55668287
I don't* work on drums until I'm happy with the harmony
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>>55667983
Typically i'll make either a bassline or a lead melody and then i'll add drums/pads and then details after that.
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Hey guys, hoping you can help me with something.

I'm self taught and I use ableton. Obviously mixing is a pretty complex beast but I think at least I've sort of found how to get all my instruments to their rightful place and volume, the problem now is that my tracks sound flat and brickwalled. So the question is, how do I get that extra oomph to make it more dynamic and more professional and polished? Is this something with my mixing or is it more about EQ's or is it the issue of a master? Should I be using less instruments and sort of go for a less-is-more approach to my songs? Are there in-house effects that I should be using?

In pic related, can you see how my track (top) is basically a wall of sound and the other track is very dynamic and polished? Here's the track if that'll help identify the problem: https://clyp.it/egssykg5

Any advice is appreciated, thanks guys

TL;DR: How to make tracks sound more professional and polished?
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https://clyp.it/l3camb55
cool or nah?
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>>55666767

>2. Post the first track you made that you thought was good
This is one of the first things I wrote that I thought sounded good when I was first learning how to use Reason 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5pdjbtu-6U
and here's the rest while I'm at it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV5ZzLyEaTM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-5Xv9lqvJ8

>4. Post a picture of your setup
pic related + Reaper & Reason 4
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>>55669283
it's cool, if a bit boring
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>>55669283
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>>55669645
what could i do to make it more interesting?
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>>55669705
change the notes, it could be the same instruments through out, but change the note sequences to keep it interesting
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>>55669705
(not the Anon you replied to)
Add 3 more movements after what you already have.
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>>55669705
You could keep the notes the same, but change the rhythm a little more here and there.
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>>55665729
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGtTRVhMNEQ

I tried playing that stringed instrument sounding riff in the beginning on my guitar, had to adjust the tuning of my guitar a few microtones to get the right pitch.
Microtones being less commonly used, music that uses them could be considered relatively more original.
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>>55667983
>I always thought that the drums come first
>>55668335

Drums are often one of the last things I write.
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Hi /prod/

How do I make a bass like in this track?

https://soundcloud.com/bluremusic/blure-cycle-of-life-1k-likes-thank-you

It sounds like a generic dubstep bass that's been "hollowed out" for want of a better description, can't really think of where to begin. 0:46 is a good example
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Any legit ableton 9 users can download this and upload the folder for me ?

https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/classic-synths/

Can't find it anywhere on the internet its a max thingy like 3 mb
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>>55666767

>2. Post the first track you made that you thought was good
https://soundcloud.com/backfall/eulogy
The first track I'd say I was really inspired for, and pretty good considering I'd only been producing a few months

>3. Post a technique or trick that altered the way you produced from the moment you figured it out
Nothing earth-shattering... I made a huge template track with a lot of drum sounds that I use on most projects, which is pretty cool

>4. Post a picture of your setup
pic related, pretty old now though

>5. Post your opinion on using presets
Go for it, as long as you modify them though. But you're going to have to learn to synthesise sounds from scratch as some point, better to do it sooner rather than later

>6. Post your favorite VSTs
>Arturia mini
>Massive
>Ozone

>7. Post another prompt
Do you guys use hardware that isn't MIDI controllers and the like? Stuff like analogue synths and guitar FX pedals
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>>55666945
>>6. Post your favorite VSTs
>Gladiator niggaz
I cannot get over the fact that gladiator has a certain tone to it when using the super saw or multi saw options I can't get away from it. it's also very thin, sonically. wired little synth what do you use it for?
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any of yall got sample folders? i'm looking to produce garage and jungle
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>>55670433

I can't even make the dubstep bass to begin with.

The first tutorial I watched years ago just taught me how to do basic lfo rate stuff
>>55669630
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-5Xv9lqvJ8

I tried watching a nother tutorial, but couldn't figure out how to make it 'wub' to my control.
I think I know what I did wrong, but I just gave up on writing dubstep.
I'll try again within a month or two though.
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>>55671054
>any of yall got sample folders?
Barely.
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>>55671154
I can do it generally, only with massive though. And it's kind of hit and miss, sometimes it just sounds meh. I just can't get anything like the sound in that track
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sChfgTIWtoE
/r/ing more videos like this. I find it quite inspiring.

>dude's from my hometown too.
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>>55670433
>>55671286
It kind of sounds like what you'd get if you turn down the tone knob on a guitar and use the neck pickup, and pluck closer to the 12th fret.

Plucking closer towards the middle of the strings causes one to produce a sound with less dynamic (sounding less plucky).

Turning down the tone knob filters out the higher frequencies.

Using the neck pickup makes it sound warmer, I'm not sure how, but it seems intuitively similar to how plucking towards the center of the guitar strings works.
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>>55662609
i started making a thing that samples this, but i don't know where to go with it now
https://clyp.it/c0inxgab
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after spending a while on massive i've realized tht it;s junk. sure it can make some good sounds but compared to all the stuff out there it's just to.. robotic and cheap sounding. i really like the interface of massive tho any other similar synths that much more organic?
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>>55671540
are you listening to the right track breh? Doesn't sound anything like a guitar
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>>55671727

What I'm generally saying is
>if the synth was a guitar
>and it had controls like a guitar
>it sounds like what it'd sound like if you used the neck pickup, strummed closer to the 12th fret, and turned down the tone knob
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>>55669703
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Dub Techno wip, would appreciate any feedback!

https://clyp.it/z2r5wazt
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>>55673664

Buildup is too long for my taste.

I find that the build up is even a little too minimalist for EDM.

I'm typing this and the buildup is still going on.

Is the whole thing build up?

It's a little minimalist for my taste.

I'm now at 4:30 and it seems like it should've been added a long while ago.


My ship has sunken.

I was lucky to just be browsing 4chan on my phone while it happened.

Everybody was panicking.

I quickly ran to the nearest lifeboat, but it was already departing once I got there.

I ran and jumped into the water, hoping that I could quickly swim to the lifeboat.

I went into the water, and it was very cold, shockingly cold.

I started swimming up, and finally breeched, taking a large breath of air.

Some people on the life boat noticed me, and gestured for me to hurry up towards the lifeboat.

I swam towards them, and their arms were reaching out to me.

A piece of lumber from the boat fell onto the lifeboat, sinking it.

Something shortly fell onto my head and rendered me unconscious.

I awaken on an island, with a woman next to me.

She told me that she was on the lifeboat when it sunk, and that she wasn't injured and swam me to shore.

I look around, and there are about 3 other survivors.

We built a camp, and are resting now.

My sister said I was stupid for buying this waterproof case for my phone before the trip, that it was a waste of money, but now I can brows 4chan while we wait and hope a rescue team will find us.

>the buildup is still going on
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>>55674192
Hmm, wasn't really thinking of it as a build up, but thanks for the feedback!
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>>55674192
fucking nice
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>>55663397
>WAV

enjoy your over bloated file sizes.

you want to be exporting 192kbps .mp3 If you want to upload to clyp,it and have it actually playable by people. WAVs are too large.
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>>55674192
do we have a /prod/ castaway here?

or am I being rused?
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>>55675341
>not even 256 or 320
why not just go with 64kbps, think of all the space you'd save!
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>>55675778
192 is all you need.

audio scientists chose 128 because the human ear cant detect any higher quality. I'm no audio scientist, but I feel 192 is a good middleground. it still sounds amazing, and doesn't chew up space like a WAV file.

although I do export mp3's in 320 when I'm giving someone a final track for a movie or sound installation, or something that's going to be played on a large system.
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>>55675778
check this out and see if you can tell the difference (you cant)
http://mp3ornot.com/
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looking to grab me some hardware m8s. is the aira tb-3 a good synth for dank acid techno basslines in the poorlad price range or should i be looking for something else
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>>55675341
>>55675778
>>55675814
>CBR
what is this, fucking 2003? ay bros let's share our mixes on limewire :'-)

though if you go over V0 you might as well get flac.
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how do i intro?

https://clyp.it/k3rqcf2q
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>>55676089
easy in this case
>very light drums that build up towards the point you've posted
>use synth that is playing the main melody that comes in at 0:2 but have it play something more simple and sparse to create buildup
>fade in bass over duration of intro if you want
>throw in some kind of sample or other synth only featured in the intro and any breakdowns to add interesting texture
grammy winner m8

just listen to trax similar to yours (so in this case chiptune or w/e, you should know hopefully) and find intros you like and use them as 'inspiration'. you are doing it subconsciously anyway, so you might as well make it your intention to copy and make structuring a hundred times easier (not saying shit, literally everyone does it, its impossible to make music that isn't influenced by what you listen to in some small or big way)
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>>55676229
>its impossible to make music that isn't influenced by what you listen to in some small or big way
What if one makes a song intentionally removing any 'influence' of others?

>study music you've listened to
>really study that shit
>you now know what not to do
>start writing song
>often cross reference the WIP and your study material to make sure it sounds nothing alike
>profit?

In a way, this influences the music by the literal definition though.
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>>55676355
>What if one makes a song intentionally removing any 'influence' of others?
impossible, m8
>implying intentionally not copying / using motifs other artists use isn't them influencing your music but in an opposite manner of negation

>In a way, this influences the music by the literal definition though.
aye lad
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>>55676229
lol all i do is copy, i just can't come up with a good quick intro yet (it's gotta be very short, i might only add another half measure)

at this point i have to figure it out more detailed compositionally, do I use a dominant to xfer, do I do a longer intro and modulate up a m3 to the verse, (cuck me, im gonna try that now fuck)
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