• Musicians Off-topic Discussion Thread v2 - Now with 250% more dubstep
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Like the last thread, post anything and everything about music and music creation.
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[QUOTE=Schmoe222;34498088]Yur|ko has been working with me on speeling and counting for the past two months which if I'm correct is almost eleven weeks![/QUOTE] I have taught you well :')
First serious post in the thread coming up... So, I just checked my email and a guy who contacted me months ago about using a piece of mine just sent me the finished product of the video he was working on. It's a documentary about an Australian skydiving team breaking a record and my piece comes in at about 1:00. [media]http://vimeo.com/35492726[/media]
oh so forum has post limit on threads?
Reposting from the old thread since it got locked before anyone could respond: Hi all I'm looking to get into music production - just interested as to the sort of software one might consider essential. That was the TL;DR part, so I'll explain myself a bit more below. Yeah, although I've never really used any production software before, I don't want something basic or more focussed on ease of use than features as I don't want to be restricted creatively. I currently have no equipment whatsoever, but am not opposed to getting some in the future. Something I'm particularly interested in is the kinda 'live production' side of things (e.g. being able to do something like this [url]http://youtu.be/8NuQxGQgik4[/url]) but I appreciate that before I do that I need to have all the sounds and arrangement there in the first place. Initially I suppose I'd like to experiment with an array of different styles, but I don't think I'd ever just limit myself to a particular genre (or even make music within a genre), so versatility is important. I know it'll always be more rhythm-driven than melodic, but that's purely because Drum Kit is my main instrument, and my knowledge of it and appreciation of the finer points of rhythm is much greater than guitar/keyboard etc. Of course that's not to say I'm going to be another boring dubstep producer, but yeah I'd probably focus more on that than creating a catchy little hook. So yeah that's it really. What do? All responses appreciated
Any DAW will do really. FL Studio, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, etc. They're all as powerful as each other more or less.
[QUOTE=Antwon;34499049]Reposting from the old thread since it got locked before anyone could respond: Hi all I'm looking to get into music production - just interested as to the sort of software one might consider essential. That was the TL;DR part, so I'll explain myself a bit more below. Yeah, although I've never really used any production software before, I don't want something basic or more focussed on ease of use than features as I don't want to be restricted creatively. I currently have no equipment whatsoever, but am not opposed to getting some in the future. Something I'm particularly interested in is the kinda 'live production' side of things (e.g. being able to do something like this [url]http://youtu.be/8NuQxGQgik4[/url]) but I appreciate that before I do that I need to have all the sounds and arrangement there in the first place. Initially I suppose I'd like to experiment with an array of different styles, but I don't think I'd ever just limit myself to a particular genre (or even make music within a genre), so versatility is important. I know it'll always be more rhythm-driven than melodic, but that's purely because Drum Kit is my main instrument, and my knowledge of it and appreciation of the finer points of rhythm is much greater than guitar/keyboard etc. Of course that's not to say I'm going to be another boring dubstep producer, but yeah I'd probably focus more on that than creating a catchy little hook. So yeah that's it really. What do? All responses appreciated[/QUOTE] i started in FL studio, moved to reason and now work in a mixture of logic and reason- its not worth spending hundreds of software that you might not like so try out everything first, be it with free trials or by seeing a few tutorials on the daw and if you think it looks easy enough go for it. every DAW can make pretty much anything really so you all you have to worry about is how comfortable you are with them. you may need to find an assload of sample packs on the internet, there are loads of good free ones so dont worry about paying out for them
[QUOTE=Schmoe222;34498609]First serious post in the thread coming up... So, I just checked my email and a guy who contacted me months ago about using a piece of mine just sent me the finished product of the video he was working on. It's a documentary about an Australian skydiving team breaking a record and my piece comes in at about 1:00. [media]http://vimeo.com/35492726[/media][/QUOTE] Amazing, good job man! :v:
im lost with music i just dont know what i want to do i think i have made two songs that sort of sound like my hero (andrew w.k) but one song sounds not like the other songs and im not sure what to think of this is it ok to make songs that are not like rest of songs you make? this is maybe weird question but i dont know if there are unwritten rules on how to be musician.
[QUOTE=Skeeter;34499989]im lost with music i just dont know what i want to do i think i have made two songs that sort of sound like my hero (andrew w.k) but one song sounds not like the other songs and im not sure what to think of this is it ok to make songs that are not like rest of songs you make? this is maybe weird question but i dont know if there are unwritten rules on how to be musician.[/QUOTE] there are no rules to music. just guidelines and your own imagination
Can anyone figure out where this guy got his beats? [url]http://bleezie.net/[/url] The songs "This One" and "Secret Level". I'd really like the instrumentals of those, I don't think he produced them himself. There's a little player thing that has those songs in it. Thanks for any help! :v:
[QUOTE=Bobie;34500216]there are no rules to music. just guidelines and your own imagination[/QUOTE] oh ok cool i will see what response is of different song and maybe i can make more like it but i will still make happy songs because i think they are funnier to make and making music to party is better i think but what are guidelines for music? do you think you can show me guidelines and also i was wondering if maybe someone can be musician mentor for me? :smile:
Thanks for the above responses. I'm probably going to go for either Reason or Ableton, as I like the visual style of the former and the potential for live stuff in the latter (a lot of the pads etc. I've looked at seem to hook up to Ableton). Maybe I'll come back soon with some tracks. I'll get hunting for some nice samples too, cheers
I didn't even notice this new thread at first. :v: [editline]2nd February 2012[/editline] Now where are my 250% of dubstep?
[QUOTE=CLungcancer;34502001]I didn't even notice this new thread at first. :v: [editline]2nd February 2012[/editline] Now where are my 250% of dubstep?[/QUOTE] Don't worry, they're coming later.
[QUOTE=Hakita;34507119]Don't worry, they're coming later.[/QUOTE]Good. I'll be waiting for them. Also, can anybody hook me up with some sample packs? Drums, synths, vocals, noise, whatever, I'm just looking for new sounds to play with.
[QUOTE=CLungcancer;34507687]Good. I'll be waiting for them. Also, can anybody hook me up with some sample packs? Drums, synths, vocals, noise, whatever, I'm just looking for new sounds to play with.[/QUOTE] [url]http://darkbeats.com/sampleswap/[/url] The secret has been revealed.
Has anyone made/know of any dance/Drum & Bass/Electronica in general that uses a more interesting time signature than 4/4? I'm a fan of 7/8 but there's not much stuff out there, besides that Venetian Snares album where all the tracks have Hungarian names (if you haven't heard it I suggest you do so; it's fantastic)
[QUOTE=Antwon;34510107]Has anyone made/know of any dance/Drum & Bass/Electronica in general that uses a more interesting time signature than 4/4? I'm a fan of 7/8 but there's not much stuff out there, besides that Venetian Snares album where all the tracks have Hungarian names (if you haven't heard it I suggest you do so; it's fantastic)[/QUOTE] IDM mainly. Electronic music is mostly dance(able) music so it's really 4/4 based a lot of the time. I mean, have you ever tried to dance to an venetian snares album? Your bones would probably break.
Just got to show a song I wrote to my class in Music today. Teacher's mind was definitely blown.
[QUOTE=Croix;34510408]IDM mainly. Electronic music is mostly dance(able) music so it's really 4/4 based a lot of the time. I mean, have you ever tried to dance to an venetian snares album? Your bones would probably break.[/QUOTE] I guess. With some clever drumwork you could make a 3/4 track danceable though, no doubt. Perhaps I'll give it a go.
[QUOTE=Croix;34510408] I mean, have you ever tried to dance to an venetian snares album? Your bones would probably break.[/QUOTE] i haven't even gotten 20 seconds through a venetian snares album. absolutely dreadful. [editline]2nd February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Antwon;34512860]I guess. With some clever drumwork you could make a 3/4 track danceable though, no doubt. Perhaps I'll give it a go.[/QUOTE] 3/4 is the original dance music! [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFAGFyRYyHY[/media]
[QUOTE=Croix;34508375][url]http://darkbeats.com/sampleswap/[/url] The secret has been revealed.[/QUOTE]This is awesome, thanks!
[QUOTE=Skeeter;34500348]what are guidelines for music?[/QUOTE] Guidelines is a vague kind of mold which you shape your music around. Basically if you have any idea of what you want your song to sound like - then that is your guideline to follow while you make the song. It's not something to get hung up on. You're already doing it without realizing it. And sure, if you need any help, send me a pm or whatever. I also speak Swedish.
I has a question reguarding heavily modulated basses (neurostep for me.. I guess dubstep appplies) How can you go about getting a more natural feel? I'm fine with making the bass and robotic/heavy sounds are easy, but how do you get a more natural human sound? It's hard to describe.. Like a sort of smooth bass. An example being at 2.09 here: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ETX3DQiD2I[/media] Is it more to do with the filtering, or the use of the modulation, or what? It sounds rather chorus-ey but I've always found applying a chorus destroys the low end of the bass a little.
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