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been working on some stuff.  i was a music major at johns hopkins peabody conservatory in college and took a bunch of electronic music classes.  at the time i was more interested in using programs like pure data and creating analytical progression based interactive works.  now i just wanna make music.

 

anyway - i've got a dj set up right now.  working on some originals, too.

 

 

https://soundcloud.com/pepper-davies

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i enjoyed your mix "pepper davies"

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edit: revised

 

soundcloud - tripleblackwatch

cowboy bebop/clazziquai sample. unsure where i should go from here

this is nice dude. i could do without the delay on the snare every time. cool chord progression tho once the bigger bass comes in. although i feel it gets a bit diluted by the "wah" sounds in the back. 

 

was playing with the M1 and Wavestation and this happened...

 

https://soundcloud.com/bl-ck-cur/nine-muses-xxxi-ixxx-88-mix

nice lol. not much input. everything sounds good. vocals might be a bit loud, or else that's just low bit rate soundcloud. 

 

https://soundcloud.com/hollowpigeons/two-minute-ruff-ting

 

something quick i threw together and started messing around with on the apc

i'm not a huge fan of the bit crushed drums, but the chords are cool. the constant vibrato can get annoying tho. definitely could go for a progression switch. 

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so here's recent things from me. Might be too much to take in but feedback is always appreciated!

 

New one on my main soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/chits/neopolis

Started a secondary soundcloud for the more experimental tings: http://soundcloud.com/brokeboy

Brokeboy EP: http://snd.sc/10CnTLc

Production for a rapper friends next EP:

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/8p6q2ychuo7y9ij/intro1.mp3

 

big s/o music producers / studio thread, let's keep things moving. 

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nice lol. not much input. everything sounds good. vocals might be a bit loud, or else that's just low bit rate soundcloud. 

 

lol the vocals are a shitty youtube rip to start with, but yeah i just kind of do it by ear because bouncing to MP3 always leaves the vocals sounding either louder or softer when compared to everything uncompressed in Logic.

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this isn't really a studio post or whatever, but whatever.

 

For starting out with electronic music/produce, I suggest either Ableton or Reason. With those two programs, you're set for recording, mastering, producing, creating, composing, experimenting, learning etc. They're very ideal programs, esp. Ableton because you're not limited to only the home/studio; a lot of people use Ableton Live for live music. You get variety of effects and synthesizers that you can start to learn how to use and how to program synthesizers in general. 

 

 

(very useful) 

 

As well, getting a MIDI controller would be great for people but it's not necessary. If you're looking for a decent midi controller that's USB, the MPKmini is perfect and it's like what, 100$? Comes with pads too. 

 

But I mean, the most important thing I can tell people who want to get into producing/recording/writing is to get inspiration in different forms of art, beyond music. Like sure you can listen to your favourite electronic artist and want to replicate the sound that they did but I believe that there's more to music than what you just hear. Music, like any form of art, should express and make you feel emotions. 

 

Looking at a romantic painting might make you feel warm inside; looking at a dark painting might make you feel dark inside; you should take the emotions you felt from the other forms of art and try to incorporate it into your music. 

For example, like, you watched a movie that was very unsettling so you capture that unsettling feeling and try to recreate that emotion with dark and gritty drum patterns with distorted bass.

Another, a certain article of clothing might make you feel free and beautiful so you compose a track that makes you feel that same way. 

I mean, when everything's already been done in music, you can only go so far by copying and recreating. I believe, to make it big, you have to come from somewhere original. 

 

Another note, in regards to creating an album-

 

Don't write an album with the mindset that you're going to create an album. Have the mindset that you're going to write a certain amount of singles that are very popular and like-able and put those together into a collection known as an album. Because, if you come with the idea that you have to create an album, you're just going to suffer through writers block and try to fit in songs into the album, just for the sake of using space and making the album. Whereas if you spend time to work on each individual song and pick the best, there is less space for bullshit and your album/ep/record/whatever would sound better.

 

and lastly, listen to all of kinds of music. Honestly. All good music sounds good. All music can give you inspiration and motivation. 

 

tl;dr: fuck u

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Another note, in regards to creating an album-

 

Don't write an album with the mindset that you're going to create an album. Have the mindset that you're going to write a certain amount of singles that are very popular and like-able and put those together into a collection known as an album. Because, if you come with the idea that you have to create an album, you're just going to suffer through writers block and try to fit in songs into the album, just for the sake of using space and making the album. Whereas if you spend time to work on each individual song and pick the best, there is less space for bullshit and your album/ep/record/whatever would sound better.

 

 

completely disagree. an album is a concept. singles are singles. 

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If you want to make electronic music, use real instruments.

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Any advice to someone that is interested in producing, but does not know how to play instruments? I have all of these crazy ideas for different sounds but I have no instrument experience. DO I need to know how to actually play instruments in order to understand and work with midi controller and things like that?

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nope. get a midi keyboard and get a move on it!

 

NIce! And I have the Akai MPK Mini! I just get confused on when it comes to assigning samples

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Anyone dabble? Anyone pro?

What's your set-up? Reccomendations for basic stuff to create decent music?

I'm interested in hip hop, down tempo or house music production, so anyone who knows anything about these things, help would be appreciated!

 

if you're going to be strictly MIDI, grab Ableton (or Reason), grab an MPK Mini and you're set. 

Just get a lot of influence/inspiration and listen to all kinds of music

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Unfortunately I don't think the MPK Mini existed in 2007

Edited by AL-9000

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