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What did you use? Those apps (more expensive ones) are extremely good imo....can't see what they are missing,

I don't have a clue. I played cello in high school, and we'd have to go into the labs and do tests on certain scales/time signatures/whatnot, but there was some midi-based program on those computer where you could just drag notes in different places, assign an instrument to them, and create your own music. Those programs suggested looked way more intensive (a good thing). I'll definitely take a look at some to play around with, moreso for fun and experimenting with sound than anything.

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downloading Circle as we speak, i have Absynth 4 but don't really care for it, most likely because i don't know how to create the sounds i'm looking for with it :(

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Okay, since nobody cared to answer, howabout this drum sound? You don't have to wait a minute to hear it either. It's called "Paris, Texas" by Gotan Project. You can get ahold of it here: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=155718430

and listen to a 30 second sample of it through their "Buy Tracks" module. I'm looking for a drum sound explanation. If anyone has any insight, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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does anyone have any producer/artist interviews that talk about production for the most part?

dogsonacid.com does Q&A sessions with alot of very successful d&b producers and although im not into drum and bass anymore i still find lots of usefull info thier.it would be nice to find house/electro/techno artist interviews as well. ive compiled and edited a couple of them in text format. heres one with fracture and neptune. rename file to whatever.txt

http://www.dogsonacid.com/attachment.php?postid=9025670

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There are lots of futuremusic producer interviews floating around. Try google video. Take what they say with a pinch of salt though as everyone always contradicts everyone else ( analog vs digital etc yawn )

Best way is to find your own sound through experimenting and messing around.

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man the great stuff about forums is you can look back in time when you didn't know shit and see how ignorant you were haha

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Bringing this thread back.

For some reason this week I decided I wanted to start playing around with hip hop production after noticing how simple it can be. After a bit of research, all I can see is that I should try playing around with a few programs, such as ableton, logic, reason, etc. I'm not serious enough about it to invest money in hardware really at this point. I'm pretty much going to just be pirating the software, which I'll use to sequence samples from pirated songs. Anyone have any advice for me?

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does anyone have any producer/artist interviews that talk about production for the most part?

dogsonacid.com does Q&A sessions with alot of very successful d&b producers and although im not into drum and bass anymore i still find lots of usefull info thier.it would be nice to find house/electro/techno artist interviews as well. ive compiled and edited a couple of them in text format. heres one with fracture and neptune. rename file to whatever.txt

http://www.dogsonacid.com/attachment.php?postid=9025670

i would suggest

http://vimeo.com/808485

great vid

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>Cubase for Multitrack

>Reason4.0 vs. fruityloops vs. Acid for sound

>M-Audio Axiom49 vs. Korg Kontrol49 for controller

>Some Yamaha mini-mixer i got off a friend for inputs

need to get a mic tho. Beatmaking is coo but i want to record and produce, yes

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Let us talk about our productions and studios, maybe even get up on some superfuture collaborations. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the world of production, be it techniques or gear.

To begin:

I use Ableton Live 7 w/ a bunch of plugins

MPD24/PadKONTROL/NanoKONTROL

KRK RP5 studio monitors

Edirol UA-25A interface

(Will post a picture soon)

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What the hell happened to the old music production thread?

It's all very well you telling us what you're using, but it means jack all if you don't demonstrate what you're doing with it, especially if you're trying to get a thread off the ground.

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destructodisk: that's sick. Did you use operator for the pad sound or what?

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using:

Logic Pro 9 w/ too many plugins to list

Mackie MR5's

Moog Little Phatty

Akai MPD

M-Audio M-Box Pro

here's a few samples that haven't really turned into anything yet, just playing w/ beats

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/3/28/1840564/Output%201-23.mp3

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/3/28/1840564/Output%201-24.mp3 (FF a bit)

a remix i actually finished, not too sure about the mix listening back on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-jRsaSG68M

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destructodisk: that's sick. Did you use operator for the pad sound or what?

That pad is one that I created using the Albino 3 VST plugin + filters in Ableton

Here is a new beat that I made yesterday. Been fucking with sounds in Ableton quite a bit just trying to fill up the mix.

http://www.throwthisaway.org/11-20.wav

I'd love some feedback if any of you have it. I'm finally trying to show my stuff to more and more people!

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love the sound of that, very sort of dirty or retro, is that all done w/ various filters?

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I like it a lot, but it gets a bit repetitive. A bit of structure (chorus/verse etc) would make it lot more interesting.

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Thanks guys. Yeah ROYALE I had pretty much every track running through a series of filters I made macros for and controlled in realtime with the padKONTROL, I'm really happy with the way the sounds all blended together.

and haploid, I agree, although I tend to spend very little time on arranging once I get my musical concepts recorded. all the tracks i have uploaded are recorded in one take launching clips manually through ableton. i prefer making lots and lots of shit in order to get better rather than investing a bunch of time on the finer details.. i want to hear people's reactions to the basic versions before i do.

here is another track i made back in august:

http://www.throwthisaway.org/8-30.wav

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The hardest part of any track is completing it, I know, but your tracks will have a much more "polished" sound to them if you do arrange them. There is only so much you can do live, and tweaking parameters only adds so much interest to the track before it too gets dull. This is the problem I have with most IDM: the tweaking rather than the introduction of new musical concepts or rhythms.

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The hardest part of any track is completing it, I know, but your tracks will have a much more "polished" sound to them if you do arrange them. There is only so much you can do live, and tweaking parameters only adds so much interest to the track before it too gets dull. This is the problem I have with most IDM: the tweaking rather than the introduction of new musical concepts or rhythms.

no doubts mane i couldn't agree more. thanks for the input.

now you've got me wanting to go through some old stuff and polish it up so it sounds good and finished. i will post some new shit soon!

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Komplete 6 is up on TPB among other trackers, i guess it depends on if you'd rather wait to DL 46GB or spend that money

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Well, I'd rather buy it because I've heard rumors of cracked versions of it crashing.

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really good shit ROYALE and destructo. haploid, i'll listen to your stuff when i get on my comp.

what i'm using

13" macbook with external monitor (20+ inches)

protools 7.3

krk rp6's

roland fantom x6

akg mic (perception 100 i think)

cracked version of reason 4

some instruments

fender strat

kawai k3 upright

only thing i've made that others have heard

LdshQUY0CyM

made a year ago, dont like the mix.

do you guys read any magazines about recording/production?

scratch was really good before they got bought out by xxl and started got lil wayne and dj khaled to review cd players. i used to read sound on sound a lot but stopped when i quit my job.

i wanna see pics of your setups. i'll take some soon.

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Enjoyed that beat destruco, was nice.

If i wanted to start producing where would you people recommend i start?

I have Ableton Live 8 and thats it. Do i need a midi keyboard to really get started?

Im real new to this so whatever knowledge you can drop would be appreciated.

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