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If I wanted to start creating music of my own, what hardware should I be starting with? I've been toying around with FL for about a year now but I want to get some hardware and actually create something worth releasing.

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If I wanted to start creating music of my own, what hardware should I be starting with? I've been toying around with FL for about a year now but I want to get some hardware and actually create something worth releasing.

 

There are way too many different types of tools out there for making music that you'll have to narrow it down. Do you want hardware to use with your computer and software or hardware that works completely by itself? 

 

First random suggestion off the top of my head is an OP-1. 

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There are way too many different types of tools out there for making music that you'll have to narrow it down. Do you want hardware to use with your computer and software or hardware that works completely by itself? 

 

First random suggestion off the top of my head is an OP-1. 

 

OP-1 is a waste of money for what it does, yes the engineering and GUI is nice, but for the price you'd be better off with something else, or going all software even.

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OP-1 is a waste of money for what it does, yes the engineering and GUI is nice, but for the price you'd be better off with something else, or going all software even.

 

The reasoning behind my suggestion is that for someone who's never used hardware before, the op-1 is a great educational tool to learn about and understand LFOs, ADSR envelopes, effects, sequencers, sampling, mixing, etc. It's full of enough fun and unique gimmicks to keep you mentally engaged compared to how exhausting some other hardware can be. And if you were to get bored of it, it's second hand value is very strong.

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Still absolute garbage by a long shot, but I'm figuring out what kind of music I like to make, and learning a lot along the way. Every time I make a quick 30 second clip of something, it turns out to be really good practice. Here's the latest thing I made, a little ambient and almost game OST type of thing; Harbor

 

edit: feedback/advice/criticism appreciated.

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I wanna get into DJing and making mixes, do you guys think the APC40 is a decent tool for that? I don't know much about DJing yet, but i've seen it used during live sets (by groundislava and other dudes). I've always wanted to get one for production, so it would be nice if it could be used for DJing as well. also because I can't afford a traktor

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i don't know

 

but groundislava and the whole wedidit / body high crew is on fucking point

 

those were my two cents

 

i'm out

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i dont have any equipment but just a laptop and ableton live 9.

 

what are some good tutorials out there that have helped you guys for me to learn this program?

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great start, good "getting started" stickies!

 

thanks!

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My set from August just went up on BR. lemme know what you guys think. 

 

World is too small, can't believe I just ran into this - had no idea you were on here / were chits. I did the video for 'Looking So Good.' Good to have met you briefly at SXSW, man. 

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Just downloaded Renoise after listening to a bunch of breakcore. As simple as the mechanics are, I just cannot wrap my mind around the vertical tracking. Anyone else run into this problem?

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https://soundcloud.com/mike-roberts-76/beat-62

 

 

i made this today.  the first part is what it started as but then it turned into something way cooler in the second part imo (around 2min)

 

def still a work in progress tho.  lotta room to work with with the second part

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this video's got me cracking up. the original is pretty good, it's the one where he flips Love is a Battlefield

 

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made this a few weeks ago: https://soundcloud.com/alexamiles/ii-i-v-1

 

with this sample: 

 

figured id drop it for any cats who are big on flips/frequent the flip this thread of FP because i see it being mentioned alot in here

 

i like this.  clean.

 

made this today:  https://soundcloud.com/mike-roberts-76/life-is-round

getting a little better with samples.

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Anybody here familiar with he Tempest Analog Drum Machine? If so, how do you like it? 

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