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Post snippets using clyp.it
give recs etc

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/mu/ /Production/ Resources:


All-round Info;

Mixing and Mastering;
Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio:
https://mega.nz/#!dNtARY5Q!bfm7xOeRcRilrs3qkP-DAFUUKBW4DEcGQ_IR_PWkYo0
Mixing Engineers Handbook:
https://mega.nz/#!YUkgCJpR!bTX1gzqhD7fozTipk4XsRNiWQmHQXBx0T4pHMRvaURw
The Secret of the Mastering Engineer, Bob Katz
https://mega.nz/#!ZAE2EBCb!r0Hf0gho8pL7BlBJ6-6rJznB9SEhCG31NzNJUJX34tU

Audio Engineering and Acoustics ebook bundle
https://mega.nz/#!wEVAVbgB!hwd7vmzaZ9C6wAnVbqIQt37pNUpfpn0t2ecSjZGRNe4
(Bobby Owsinski - The Mixing Engineer's handbook 4th edition, The Recording Engineer's handbook 4th edition, The Mastering Engineer's handbook 4th edition. Timothy Dittmar - Audio Engineering 101, William Moylan - The Art of Recording, F. Alton Everest - Master Handbook of Acoustics, Rod Gervais - Home Recording Studio: Built It Like The Pros, 2nd Edition, Philip Newell - Recording Studio Design

Theory and Composition:
Music theory for musicians and normal people:
http://tobyrush.com/theorypages/index.html
tl:dr Music Theory:
https://gumroad.com/l/tldrmusic

Synthesizers and synthesis:
http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/20999348/file.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atvtBE6t48M [Embed] [Embed] [Embed]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMF8F9z7Zr8 [Embed] [Embed] [Embed]
http://beausievers.com/synth/synthbasics/
http://www.analogindustries.com/b1764/

Free VSTs:
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/free-vst-plugins/
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2014/12/29/free-vst-plugins-2014/
Other VSTs:
http://pastebin.com/cCA5in17

previous thread >>73926451
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https://clyp.it/qamm5lyo#

this is what happens when you stack 20 snares on top of each other
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>/prod/ still uses Lunga
I don't even remember where I found this pic, but thanks for keeping it alive.
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>>73967552
sounds like a ringy acoustic snare pitched down tho

nice tags

>>73967563
bringing it back bb
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>>73967552
sounds like someone beating a tin can lol
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hey guys

>>73954257
https://clyp.it/15ownvmw


what you think of this new mix
https://clyp.it/lx1zp3sj

pls
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Is there a tool to separate each note of a midi track into its own separate track? Not individualally but by type ei G1, E2, ect.
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>>73967651
reuploaded the old version because its about to expire
https://clyp.it/jtjnitxq
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>>73967651
>>73967794
Is that a cover of something? I think I heard this somewhere but i can't remember where
the v3 sound good
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>>73968113
yes its a kiss song
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https://clyp.it/tjjam3qs

X^D
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>>73968461
turn the music up
rap over it
stop naming meme shit
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>>73968163
hm, i didn't know i liked kiss
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Have I achieved dance house yet? How can I make this more interesting?
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>tfw making beats with a laptop and a blutooth speaker
>Keyboard broke so I have to lay everything out manually

I've lost a lot of the motivation I once had by being a broke fuck with shit luck
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>>73968552
ill fight you bitch
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>>73968635
singing or a more prominent melody in the beginning/refrain

>>73968908
oh
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>>73968563
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeUosbClag8
their 1975 album Alive! has the most energic music i ever heard
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Trying to improve my sampling, thoughts?

https://clyp.it/2b2ezcvq

>>73968670
Go to a charity store or something, they have keyboards for a dollar and you might find some decent headphones
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>>73969751
Vocal samples sound good but the main sample is a bit repetetive in the voice
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guys, any tips on eqing samples?
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https://soundcloud.com/basedlordjorffy

Give me opinion on my beats and also like and follow me
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stupid question time, but is there a way to have a 16-step drum sequencer in Ableton?
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>>73970284
Don't even bother with it unless it's necessary and you already have an idea in your mind that you can tweak it to match. This applies to any kind of EQing anywhere; I used to aimlessly slap an EQ on practically anything just for the sake of it without having any concrete need or strategy for it and my tracks would always sound like shit at the end of the day.

The phrase "less is more" is something you should always keep in mind. Don't overdo it on the production minimalism, but also know when to stop adding/modifying things.
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Does patrician trap exist? Or is it just the bottom of the barrel, copycat, hype genre. I wanna make trap music, but good. The closest thing I've heard to the sound I want is from Travis Scott. That 90210 shit.
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its hard to set frequency ranges for instruments and get a really good and full mix sound
https://clyp.it/1y1tjlv4
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,l
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>>73970579
Break out the EQ when you're mixing and different sounds can't be clearly distinguished, or when one part always seems to be too loud or not loud enough no matter how low or high it is in the mix.

>The phrase "less is more" is something you should always keep in mind.
People fixate on this far too much.
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>>73970538
... like you hate the piano roll or what?
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>>73967772
one of these tools may help
http://thepiz.org/plugins/?p=pizmidi
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I have never torrented before. Can someone explain to me how to torrent Fl Studio? Waiting for either the shit responses or good advice.
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>>73972724
Lmao how old can u be
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>>73972776
we can count that he learned to read and write so thats kinda old already
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i see theres some experienced producers here. can anyone give tips on equalizing multiple instruments in a mix, defining a frequency range for each one etc, and comment on what i'm doing. im finding it hard to get a clean yet full and even sound around the whole spectrum.

these are my last mixes starting from the latest
https://55chan.org/mu/src/1500258178576.ogg
https://55chan.org/mu/src/1500229749886.ogg
https://55chan.org/mu/src/1499107449479-0.ogg
https://55chan.org/mu/src/1498701386764.ogg
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>>73970604
boy yeah right yeah right yeah right.
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>>73967552
thats good as fuck
>>73969751
thats crazy, teach me your ways
>>73970579
good tip

wtf i love this thread
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>>73967552
i want to snap on that beat so bad. good shit anon
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>>73968563
this ones a kiss song too. well, a demo, not a released song
https://55chan.org/mu/src/1498701386764.ogg
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>>73972724
I did it. That was easy.
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>>73973346
Idiot
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>>73973362
Why are you being so harsh?
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>>73973396
Idk bigups on learning how to torrent but why feel the need to post about it lmao
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>>73972944
are you using reference tracks or nah
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>>73973790
yes
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>>73973812
well i'm not in front of a pair of monitors to critically judge anything you just posted but i remember your songs lol. I don't recall any specific problems aside from something about your solo that you ended up fixing but i'll share a semi obvious tip/reminder that i found helpful- if you're not already, don't be afraid to make crazy 10 or 15 db cuts on your guitars in that fizzy 4k range. That should go without saying but I just recently recalled that one because i'm working more with guitars lately. it helps.

i'll give you a listen tomorrow afternoon if i remember
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Two little sketches I was working on this evening that will end up in my under 2 minute junk drawer of stuff I have no interest in finishing. Only sharing because I like these threads but never contribute. Don't bully.

https://clyp.it/vdztn2te
https://clyp.it/4znln2av
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>>73973929
well thanks
i'm not doing big cuts around 4k but im doing some similars around muddy lowmids
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>>73972574
thanks man, now I only need to deal with a few hundred tracks instead of 5000+ back when I was putting each note on it'so own track.
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comfy /prod/ discord
https://discord.gg/XquZhf
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can someone recommend some videos or books on how to be financially okay in the music industry? mainly as a mix engineer but i understand that you pretty much have to be a jack of all trades for a long time as well.

how are people selling tracks/beats/songs nowadays? what are contract songs and exclusive rights songs?

whats the easiest way to build clientele?

ghost producing?

do i just go offer to mix to the dude selling his mixtape out of his trunk at the 7/11 and hope his homeboys start paying me to mix for them?
are rappers really as shitty to work with as ive heard?

who here has been in the biz that can help me out
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I accidentally dragged and dropped and movie's entire audio file into Ableton's sampler. Now Ableton isn't responding
fuuuuuuuck
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Can I borrow your ears?
https://clyp.it/z5ld2lmx
Does this mix work?
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>>73975712
sounds ok to my ears
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>>73975725
Sweet thanks

>>73975712
1:50 to skip to the fullness btw
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>finish new mix
>hit 'save live set as'
>ableton crashes
>would you like to recover your work?
>yes of course
>reopens project with all the new faders positions saved but none of the eq and reverb settings
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>>73975950
>not pressing ctrl s every 10 seconds
when will they lern
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>>73975962
'save' is fine
'save as' was a bridge too far
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>>73975977
you will "save as" later but that doesnt prevent you from saving
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>>73975993
didn't want to save over the previous mix
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>>73976006
>hm i think i will make a different mix and save it separatedly
>saves as a new file
>keeps saving again
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>>73976021
that's all well and good in hindsight
but sometimes it just starts off as messing around with parameters and then 5 mins later it's worthy of being a separate mix and then it's too late
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Is it normal to burn out of your own tracks as your work on them? I've been getting more into this lately and just spent a ton of time on one track and am lukewarm on the end result but I feel like it's better than I think.
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>>73976154
yes it can happen too
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https://clyp.it/kjr1xzae

Ok now i can sleep
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help me out /prod/

i've been working on this trap beat and i came out with this bassline... with the little knowledge of music theory that i have the notes doesnt makes sense (they're not part of the chord) but it doesnt like its clashing...

so, its in tune? or my ears are failing me?

https://clyp.it/xabso55j
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>>73976725
The bass is fine but that bell sounds like it has a osc thats hella off
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>>73976779
what do you mean off? Off tune? or doesnt fit the general "vibe"? thx anyway anon
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>>73976779
actually the bass sounds like its slightly off
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>>73976795

I dont think it sounds right in the context of the track. Maybe tune that one osc or change samples
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>>73976796
>>73976813
thx, yeah i kinda feel the same about that synth, now im definitely changing it

and with the bass i think like you, maybe is just one note that is fucking up the feel thx for your time anon im gonna keep messing around with it until its right (if you could re-listen to the loop and tell me where do you think its that off tune note i would really appreciate it)
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>>73976855
Not going to spoon feed you broski. Gotta train your ears
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Trying to make something super 80s but not old sounding. Dunno if there's a way to do my mix better? Ignore the vocal take, had to record sitting in a chair while my roommates were sleeping.

https://clyp.it/ohntakgp?token=6f4f3a1d1ef6f73af514f4d7817f7d36
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what do you think
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>>73977847
Im fucking digging this anon damn.
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how do you get deep reverbs like this? every reverb I use always sounds tinny regardless of the quality of the reverb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I83mCZH32fs
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Hey guys, just a quick survey:

I have (actually had) a band, somewhat crust/metallic hxc, and we're considering self-recording our EP as a farewell.
We don't really want the 'shitty punx' sound to it, but somethin like this kind of sound:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-stKJyl-IH8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeAvPgdPVc0

We're gonna use 5 mic recording for the drums and mic-to-amp recording for the guitars and bass. Pretty basic, I know, I guess we'll be recording with Pro-Tools.

Any set up or tips for recording/production?
I know this is a broad question but i just want to know if we're on the right track about this
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Anyone doing algorithmic/generative composition? Currently learning Max for Live. It's quite fun, but so far its just shitty autechre beats
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so im tryin somethin new meanin im gonna do the whole track in front of people from start to finish, i got intro and basic beat into drop build done atm but its not finished

you wanna drop feed on the dubstep wannabe shit thatd be neat


https://clyp.it/ru4zk4s5
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I'm trying to put together an EP (for my personal pleasure) and I was wondering how you keep everything coherent sound-wise.
What are some general basic rules?

Pic unrelated.
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>>73978503
develop a personal style
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>>73978543
no dont do that shit nobody fucking cares when u go original you suck originally and your robot ass original cucktard wannabe anus can drag yourself back to r9k
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https://clyp.it/pw0x5cxq
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>>73978118
Good reverbs are pretty expensive
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>>73978701
having a bad day?
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>>73978373
Bump for answers, comments or tips
Much appreciated
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>>73978543
Yeah, that would solve the problem.

The thing is that I started using ableton last year and I made the songs at different moods and level of mastery over a long period of time.

So, for example, is using different kinds of reverb to be avoided?
How do you do to keep the tracks uniform? (it can't be good if one is quiet, the other super loud, etc.)
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Anyone else like remixing shit into mono? It really helps with leaening how frequencies and volumes of different sounds can blend together.
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https://clyp.it/jvmwrl30

Started this one about an hour ago. I normally make either beats and stuff for friends or guitar based music so wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone a bit
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I started using MAX/MSP

is it just me or this is way complicated
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>>73979235
y'all gonna critique my shit or what? I need a second opinion
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>>73975277
Not that anon, but I'd imagine what are you trying to do could be managed better on a sampler using 1 midi track with a different sound/effect-chain on each note.
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i feel as if this is missing something, or needs more adjusting somehow, but i'm not sure what i'd do to it.

https://clyp.it/ujms40r2
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>>73979456
Im trying to learn myself, it is quite complicated. I started trying to build a synth, which was way over my head.
My recommendation is to start with the Max parts, and do some midi stuff like sequencing. But maybe that is what you're already doing.
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I hate hi hats

they make everything sound cheap
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slate digital memey analog plugins. wanna know something? slate digital a shit!
everything it does is boost some frequencies and add volume to delude you. the description to every gear in the rack is a salad of buzzwords like "muh vintage present warm tone"

at the same time i learned to mix with it and got used to crankin these saturations to get my mix sound alive and meaty with it and cant make a good mix with regular clean digital eqs and compressors
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>rendered song sounds different than it does in the daw
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>when a tracks going well
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https://clyp.it/2vbm1grj
liquid dnb wip
kinda inspired by futuristic secret underwater laboratory levels in video games like metroid fusion

I'm not sure where I'm gonna go with it but I like it so far
I think the arpeggiated synth that comes in towards the end is a bit too generic rave-y for the song
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https://clyp.it/vblruzro

Hey my dudes, I started playing around with to studio like a month ago and here's something I threw together. It was my first time playing around with samples and I think ive improved alot since this track, but id still love feedback and thoughts. I made it to be a rap instrumental, but i dont really know if it would work as one. Thanks (:
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>>73980491
the absolute worst
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>>73979740
>i feel as if this is missing something, or needs more adjusting somehow, but i'm not sure what i'd do to it.
>https://clyp.it/ujms40r2

Mechanical crunching, smacking and grinding noises as a secondary percussive layer? Like on the 2 and 4 just to really drive the beat foward. It sounds pretty industrial as is and i think it would make a nice addition
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>>73980491
cant relate, i use Reaper
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Relatively new to this, just discovered VSTs


Give me your best VSTs
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>>73980829
you've got promise
the drums are too dry though, specifically the snare, the sample doesn't sound long enough either

it also seems like you dumped the theme of the song a quarter of a way through
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>>73980972
reFX nexus 2
sausage fattener
congrats you're now Madeon Robinsaviciinmau5
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>>73981029
Thanks a bunch man I actually never meant for that song to be heard by anyone, I was pretty much just playing around with different ways of using the same notes ,if your interested here's the first song I kinda felt proud of, I had a bunch of fun making it.
https://clyp.it/g0vd0ts0
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how to into modular?
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>>73981147
reaktor blocks
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>>73980829
>>73981095
One last one, opinions, tips and advice please?
https://clyp.it/3qufqjy0
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>>73981095
This really good, especially if you've only been doing it for a month or so. The only thing I have to say is sometimes the little clicky cowbell isn't in tune with the rest of the song. I know, it's supposed to be off-key and discordant, but on some notes it's off key in a way that doesn't mesh with the rest of the song
other than that you really do have promise

>>73981224
I'd get a different clap sample, sounds a bit too generic. I would also add a little bit of texture or ambience to the song too. The bell's reverb does a good job but it needs something more.

I'm really having to split hairs here, you've got this down; especially for a newbie.
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how do I make those songs that are completely made out of samples of other songs? Mashups?
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>>73981327

This actually made me smile so fucking hard, thank you so much man that means alot. And yeah I also wasnt a fan of the clicking in the first song, but i needed another percussive layer and got a bit slack and It definitely shows.
And yeah man im looking at different sample packs for drums and stuff now, ive only really used one pack up until now.
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>>73976989
I can dig it. Vocals aren't too bad actually. I would say the main synth playing the chords is a little jarring and too up front. Maybe scoop out a little bit of the sibilant frequencies and put a little reverb on it so it's not quite as up front?

>>73977847
Comfy. Is that lead synth a softsynth?

So I'm going to be mixing for my old band's EP that's been in the works for years now pretty soon, and I'd appreciate some thoughts on this mix. Still awaiting vocals, and this mix is a few months old.

https://clyp.it/p0p1nwgj
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>>73981447
Complextro?
Get really good at sampling pretty much

>>73981448
Keep the clicking, it's good, just change the pitch of some of the notes

I also recommend the "music radar sampleradar" sample pack, it's 100% free and I've almost never been in want of another sample pack
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>>73981615
>>73981448
http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/sampleradar-1000-free-drum-samples-229460
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>>73981448
>This actually made me smile so fucking hard

not him but that made me smile too (:
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>>73981615
>Complextro
Any tips on sample? I have no idea how those anime dudes on youtube do it.
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>>73980491
>new producer gets mad because he doesn't know what he's doing
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>>73981681
I'm assuming you mean stuff like Madeon's Pop Culture
I can't really give tips on HOW to sample, but when you're looking to do complextro:
>Listen to lots of music (duh)
>make note of songs with similar tempos, themes, melodies
>make notes of parts of these songs which are easily sampleable
>make sure to tempo match and tempo match REALLY well
>pitch shift the samples to the same key
>overlay them into some kind of new melody
>use your own drums and do your best to cancel out the original song's percussion
so on and so forth
it's not an easy genre to do, and that's coming from someone who does drum and bass
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That feel when no one gives you feedback
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>>73981837
tfw you know this feel

n-no news is good news r-right
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>>73981837
cant relate, i make stuff thats worthy of feedback :(
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>>73980460
Well I guess if all it does is just boosts some frequencies and adds volume then you should be able to do that with an EQ and a gain plugin?
I mean if you can do. Better without it then don't buy it and save yourself wasting time and money. I actually like buying shitty meme plugins as I enjoy using them and I unfortunately don't have time to programme a plugin myself.
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>>73981837
exactly wtf

this thread sucks
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>>73981606
Hey thank you, yes it's nexus
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>>73954151
because its fun and to feel good about myself
really
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>>73982192
I do this because I'm nothing without music.

This is like the only thing I have. I don't have many friends, the ones I do don't respect me nearly as much as I'd like, and I've never fucked a bitch in my life. I'm just looking for a way out that doesn't end with death.

Even then my shit's riddled with flaws that make me fear releasing it and have people blow it off or put me down. The only shit I got and I can't even get it right.
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my royalties started to come in today!
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>>73982332
Sadly, this. But don't get so down on yourself. Most people are boring pieces of shit with no hobbies or passions that contribute jack shit to the world. Even if your music has flaws, at least your making something instead of the people around you who don't do anything.

Also, normies don't hear the subtleties and minute details of music like we do. They are not analytic listeners like us. They are synthetic listeners; they listen to a song as one uniform piece. No non-producer or non-musician will notice if your track has too much compression, not enough reverb on the vocals, eq'ing mistakes, etc.

I can tell you from firsthand experience that normal people are more impressed with the fact that you make music to begin with. I've played live shows riddled with mistakes, and showed people songs with bad mixes, and no one noticed anything and I just received praise. Learn to take a fucking compliment. If someone praises you on your performance or a song, thank them. Don't say, "actually, there were a lot of mistakes in this, blah blah blah", because then that will tell the listener that their opinion was wrong and worth nothing, and that there are mistakes in your song that they weren't even aware of. This is a good way to alienate listeners, so just thank them for their compliments, and tell them you are glad they enjoyed the music.

If you are showing your music to a fellow musician/producer, then it would be more appropriate to ask for constructive criticism and for thoughts on the mix or whatever.

But trust me, normies aren't going to pick apart your music like we do. Your friends will just be impressed that you are making music at all. Don't let other people's opinions stop you from releasing music.
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Thoughts?

https://clyp.it/2xnesgf5
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>>73982801
>Your friends will just be impressed that you are making music at all.
I have a studio set up in my spare room, the door is always open as I don't haven't fitted a door handle on the door yet, mixer, synths, guitar, pedals, samplers, studio monitors all in plain view. Not a single friend or girl I've had over has ever asked me to hear the music I make, or even ask what the hell all that electronic shit in racks is in my spare room?
Normies are a strange breed
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>>73982801
that's a good outlook on this whole thing and make s me feel better about stuff. Thanks anon.

I've never been sure about shit like the quality of my music or my character because the second I'm sure of something it's always proved wrong in the most spectacular way. Like if I think I'm the shit and finally feel good about myself for once, then something or someone bigger and better comes along and puts me back in a place where only music in therapeutic. Like how can anyone ever be sure of anything?
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>>73982839
I don't like it at all anon. I honestly don't know what to say.
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>>73983225
thanks. now i can finally kill myself. so reliefing
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>>73983304
try again

next time will be better

your track needs more energy and better sound selection. I don't think there was one sound in there that didn't make me wanna kill myself. It's ok to be picky when it comes to that kind of shit.
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>>73983451
thats better now we can kill ourselves together
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>>73983644
oh
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>>73983304
>>73983644
>>73983304

You're not me anon.

>>73983451
I'm still pretty new and worried about making things sounds too busy. Thanks for the feedback.
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>>73981147
The first step is to find out what you want to get out of a modular system.
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>>73982953
True. I don't claim that your friends or normal people will be inherently interested in your music, but if you did show it to them or if they expressed interest in listening to it, I doubt they would ream you about the small mixing or arrangement errors or even notice.

>>73983189
>because the second I'm sure of something it's always proved wrong in the most spectacular way.
How so? I'm assuming that this means you post a clyp on /prod/ and then start to doubt yourself as soon as anyone on here criticizes your track? A lot of the criticism on /prod/ is not constructive and should be taken with a grain of salt. There can be useful advice given to you, but I think validation is overrated especially with something as subjective as music.

>then something or someone bigger and better comes along and puts me back in a place where only music in therapeutic. Like how can anyone ever be sure of anything?
I can definitely relate to music being an escape and salvation from the pressures of life. It's also very easy to be extremely self-critical and think everything you make is trash and that you're not improving as a musician/producer. I've been stuck in that rut for years now, but I realize that mindset is responsible for my writer's block.

You have to accept your fallibility and have a degree of self-acceptance if you want to improve as an artist, no matter what medium you work in. It's good to always look for something to improve upon in your work, but ultimately I think perfectionism is a bad thing because it stifles productivity and can quickly kill your confidence. Realize that nothing you make will ever be perfect, and that making mistakes is part of the learning experience. Personally, I would prioritize quantity over quality at the beginning to get used to finishing songs and establishing a productive workflow. Obviously don't just release garbage, but don't fret over perfecting every song. 10 average produced songs > 1 perfectly produced song.
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>>73979456
>>73979900
I don't think max/msp is too complicated. It's powerful and open ended, that's all. You can make anything you can think of.
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>>73983935
>>73979456
>>73979900

finally upgraded to 9 after being stuck on 8 for a few years, do you know if a cracked version of max easy to get running?
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>>73967552
Hey! that was heavy as f.. love the intro.
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>>73983850
>How so? I'm assuming that this means you post a clyp on /prod/ and then start to doubt yourself as soon as anyone on here criticizes your track?
This. Also relates to other parts of my life, but it's not really /prod/ related. Shit just feels like the bizarro version of Can't Tell Me Nothing by Kanye. I'm too easily swayed to doubt myself and my beliefs, which leads to self deprecation, which leads to lack of motivation.

thanks for the advice you're completely right. I gotta finish shit
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this bass sounding badass you just said

https://55chan.org/mu/src/1500319405728.ogg

is the mix too bassy/muddy or with any frequency problem or something else
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Need opinions on this chord progression

https://clyp.it/oo4apbc0
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>>73981606
Shameful self bump
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>>73976588
got some low mid buildup there definitely...

>>73981606
https://clyp.it/p0p1nwgj
boring, electronic parts don't fit, clearly amp sim guitar tones
sorry :^(

>>73982839
>Thoughts?
it's bad honestly...

>>73985117
first measure was good, fell apart after that

>>73984166
I wouldn't say MUDDY but i think your bass guitar stands out too much

idk i just would have gone wih a more "classic" or flat tone, just not overdriven like that, or at least with a little less meat ... it's definitely more clear but i think i dig this mix more >>73970724

>>73974104
not trying to bully but if you don't think it's a worthy contribution of something you want to finish and discuss don't share it then. these threads need more listeners, not clyps (though those are still welcome too obviously)
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>>73983935
visual programming is just complete autismo, look at this shit >>73979900, programming is supposed to be about elegance and poetry, this shit looks like a cluttered toilet
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>>73985830
>programming is supposed to be about elegance and poetry
What? It's about writing some buggy piece of shit code because your sales people overpromised and now the customers are getting angry because you're about to miss the dead line
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https://clyp.it/pw0x5cxq

im gonna rap over it
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>>73985857
no thats software development
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>never clicked on any of the "suggested" clypit links
>randomly click on https://clyp.it/aobiqa1j
>realize how shit everything I make actually is
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>>73985943
lol u prolly are just new to electronic music
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>>73985714
>first measure was good, fell apart after that

Thanks for the feedback, obviously still a beginner and I'm trying to learn from everything I can get

By first measure, do you actually mean the first ~2 seconds?

Could you go into detail why you feel that it falls apart after that?

many thanks
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Could you see Bryson Tiller on this?

https://clyp.it/o1hyxb31
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>>73985830
Actually patching things together via visual programming makes a lot of sense for signal processing. If you did it by text (which is admittedly superior for general purpose programming) you'd inevitably have to draw diagrams anyway (like people did with MUSIC-N or CSound). Patch cords make perfect sense for modular synthesizers, audio routing, etc.
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>>73986384
I meant the first 4 chords

Idk how I would explain leading chord voices and making it interesting with building and releasing tension... that's where you use your ear and it's "subjective"
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Does anyone have experience with this plugin? It's like Gross Beat for cheap niggas

http://www.meldaproduction.com/MRhythmizer

thinking about coping but can't find goo reviews anywhere
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>>73986404
no, it's really good but it's too uplifting. his vibe is a bit more mellow and stable.
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I tried recording for the first time and this is what i made. Thoughts?

https://clyp.it/2ogh0dtx
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>7 hours later
>still no feedback
just fml my life up senpai
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>>73986404
Freddie Gibbs
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>>73987116
Bump ur clyp ill listen relatable anon
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>>73986987
>https://clyp.it/2ogh0dtx
Guitar is too thin sounding. I would boost the low-mids of the guitar, as well as a De-esser to keep those string squeaks under control. The vocals are too muddy to really even understand what your'e saying. Boost the high end in the vocals (around 2.1k for more clarity, for example). Everything is dry, you should add some more reverb to help create more of a space for all the elements to exist in.
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>>73987246
Cheers, ill give that a crack
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>>73987275
You can also change the way you recorded the guitar: For instance you might of had the mic pointing more at the neck of the guitar, where instead you should try moving down more towards where the body meets the neck. Try some different positions.
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>>73987352
Oh we had it pointed at an acoustic amp, if that changes anything.
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>>73987380
Where you point the mic at a speaker changes the sound, so you can still experiment with different positions
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>>73987447
Ok thanks for the advice, we'll play around with it.
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>>73987380
why record acoust guitar from the speaker. that wuold just make a worser and less natural tone.
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nobody responded to my shit

Does no response mean it's good?
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>>73987620
I'm not him but he might not want a natural tone. You can get a pretty cool sound from an amped acoustic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQVlNt6DAxY
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>>73987620
In your opinion, it sounds worse.
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>>73979250
I've used my friends eventide space(same as reverb in that track) before for a few hours, but it was still metallic.
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>>73987641
Bump it you child.
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>>73987900
It takes skill to know what reverb settings to use, and what to put before and after the reverb aux (EQ, compression, gates, harmonic distortion, whatever works for the track).
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>>73987902
>>73985864
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>>73987150
it's good, really funky. The guitar seems a bit too crisp though
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>>73987879
yeah. you get that cheap sound from the acoustic's output, plus the increased cheapness from going through a probably cheap amp, and speakers that filter frequencies. i dont think thats an excentric opinion over acoustic ugitar sound.

now im listening to >>73987667 and yeah thats a very grungey sound on an interesting music, maybe anon is lookin for such different use.
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https://clyp.it/m2uhe40h

Is /prod/ interested in joining my primitive noise thread? It's fun.
>>73987452
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>>73988204
i dont have enough acid to listen to that all the way through
https://clyp.it/c1czjokm
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I have a question for you guys. I'm starting to learn FL Studio for hiphop production and I feel overwhelmed by it all. I feel like I have to watch tutorial videos over and over again to make sure I have some semblance of understanding how everything works.

I'm not going to bug you guys with all with same old question that probably gets asked in every thread about how to get started.

My question is how did you guys get over the initial slump? How did you guys finally feel like you know what you were doing or had a solidified vision. What did it take for you to not give up on music production?

Hoping your personal stories would help motivate me.
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>>73980545
As soon as I reach the point where i'm like 'holy shit i would actually listen to this' it's like my brain seizes and I can't elongate it anymore

I think it's a kind of buck fever thing, I need to learn to keep calm when stuff starts sounding good and act like it isnt a big deal... its kind of like not blowing your load too quickly
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>>73988377
you need to be more full of yourself
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>>73988427
is this an actual tip or sarcasm
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https://discord.gg/G44TWEu
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>>73980603
late bump
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>>73987667
this is very interesting
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>>73988506
both
i think being full of yourself takes some of the actual joy away, i dont really recommend it
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>>73988377
I have the exact same problem.
I have a ton of good sounding songs and a handful of great sounding ones, all at various levels of incompletion that I just can't write anymore for
and I know people will say "diligence and discipline will outcompete inspiration any day" but when I force it, the songs sound like garbage and I don't want to make half-baked garbage songs
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>>73988649
It's from the album Nothing Important, check it out
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>>73988674
>and I know people will say "diligence and discipline will outcompete inspiration any day" but when I force it, the songs sound like garbage and I don't want to make half-baked garbage songs
well kiss' 2 founders made fame and a couple hits out of it
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>>73988280
A genuine interest and love for music and simply putting in the time to get to know the daw and get good at it.
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>>73988280
I started doing this when I was 11 (I'm 19 now), and everything was hard back then. I honestly don't know how I learned what I know, I just learned through doing and maybe looking up "how to get ___ sound" and the rest just came naturally, kinda like learning your first language
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>>73978118
>every reverb I use always sounds tinny
like what?

linked track just sounds like long decay, lowpassed, degraded/distorted in some way

prety simple

>>73979250
valhalla stuff is like 50 bucks....

>>73988674
>>73988377
tunnel vision etc

if this is a recurring problem for you i'd reccomend banging out the "Skeleteton" of a song as quick as possible and fill it in later. it's easy to get lost in the details like that

>>73988280
>I'm not going to bug you guys with all with same old question that probably gets asked in every thread about how to get started.

thanks :^)

>how did you guys get over the initial slump?
years of frustration

>What did it take for you to not give up on music production?

i really, REALLY like music.

i'm approaching year 5 in electronic music with three before that writing exclusively on guitar, and i'm JUST NOW getting to a point where i'd put some of my shit up next to "pro" songs and I know i have some "skill" / knowledge

shit i've talked to a guy here who spent just as long and still sucked shit, but I suspect he just wasn't putting in the same hours

I don't have any motivating words for you really, you'll know if it's what you really want to do- nothing anybody says is going to matter if you've got it in you.
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>>73989107
the problem with making a skeleton is the fact that my composition method is inherently non-conducive to making one

I'll fuck up another chord to another song, and a melody will just pop into my head

I'll quickly get this new melody down in a fresh piano roll and just start throwing drums, bass, atmospherics, etc at it
maybe some buildups, a basic intro, and I don't even bother writing an exit

and then I never finish the song
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>>73988280
will sound silly to a lot of people but I keep on because I want to be a rich and famous rapper. i started about a year ago. i'm only now getting very comfortable. after my day job i just work on music all day. that's about 7 hours before i start nodding in my chair, then I take a drive, go to the gym, eat, then come back home and sleep. repeat. sometimes i hang with friends and cute girls too. sorry for turning into a blog. just literally keep going anon. do not stop. watch youtube videos. read. actually year here's something for you to read. learn music theory.

http://musictheorysite.com/creating-diatonic-chord-progressions/

get a keyboard or midi controller and understand music theory.
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>>73986680
yeah but that would make total sense if you would patch functions together, but they make a box out of every single line, most boxes just connect with a single thing, they should either allow a boxes-inside-boxes approach or text for inner boxes and connection for functions

also that way would allow refactoring
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hey /mu/ I have a weird potential problem, so I'm working on an album with a friend and I'm currently just tracking all the instrumentation just to get a basic idea of the songs before we actually go into the studio.
After tracking guitar and bass for 6 songs, I realized that 3 of them are at the same BPM. Is this an issue? They all have different feels but I wasn't sure if this is in poor taste or something, I really dont want to retrack some songs at different tempos just for the sake of having them all be different.
Thoughts? Am I thinking way too into this shit?
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>>73990111
>Am I thinking way too into this shit?
Yes it doesn't matter

when you go in i'd nudge the metronome a few bpm when the drummer goes in either way though just out of paranoia (tracking seperately i'd assume)
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>>73990111
Doesn't really matter if it feels right. Maybe space them out on the album at least. You can also change the BPM of the song by time compressing the final mix, but you can only change it by a few BPM before there's a noticeable change in quality. You shouldn't really have to do that though
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>>73990206
>>73990226
Thank you guys, you have put my paranoia to rest
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>>73990087
Are you not aware of of encapsulation and abstractions?
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>>73988377
I know exactly what you mean man.
Literally to a tee.
Do you have anything posted here? interested to have a listen to something half finished?

If anyone wants a listen;
I'm not sure where this would fit in genre wise:

a bit Sample based, a bit new wave, a bit Coldwave influenced:

Was trying to use some field recordings in an interesting way as well:

https://clyp.it/cnagryoq
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>>73967552
Also man this is great- you like Mr Oizo's Anologue worms attack? check it out if not
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>>73979740
This is really fucking rad.
Possibly just making less of the bass at the start so it builds to how intense it is at the end.
Really good shit though man
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i'm looking for a pdf manual for an ION iDM02
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>>73979292
Same instrumentation choices like similar drums guitar etc just dont overdo it or it will make the tracks sound repetitive. Use the same plugins wherever you feel they are useful don't use two different reverbs for the same purpose. If you are using your own vocals that will help a lot in cohesion,
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>>73990736
nope i didn't, i never used max
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>>73985864
I dig the absolute fuck out of this, you better murder the fuck outta this beat
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>>73991101
Well that's how you're supposed to do it in either Max or PD, you don't just make a huge disaster in a single window.
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>>73990771
this was cool as heck (guitars)

<rant>
I just want like 10 genuine follows on SC to keep going. Like i like producing for the sake of producing but it would also be cool for at least a few people to actually listen once in a while.
>i suck at music
>people can't find me
pick one. honestly its probably a bit of both
</rant>

also here https://clyp.it/luso2tqs
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>>73991178
do you by any chance have any tutorial/book on the language rather than a "how to make an X in max"
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>>73991124
Thanks Anon, made me smile

I'm gonna OJ this shit.
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>>73991293
Thanks man, glad you think the guitars work there.
Hey I'm personally really into the end of your track where everything's a bit more loose and freeform.
Huge brass with sine wave bass and arpeggios red synth suddenly cutting into the jazzy breakdown is great as well, so's the mans vocal.
Msg me your sc I'll follow you.
Where'd you get that female vocalist sample though?
If I'm being totally honest- the music and beats you're writing is really interesting and definitely deserves a slighty more interesting vocal than than the Rihanna sounding voice talking about money- it's good shit man
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>>73991343
I use PD, Miller Puckette's book is good though. PD has enough built in tutorial patches to get you going. And I assume Max is very well documented.
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>>73991293
if you want a little advice, stop being a little bitch, 10 sondcloud follows don't mean shit and they also aren't gonna drop from the clouds

1st of all, your music can be shit and you can have 100000000 follows and likes and shares, you don't get social media attention through quality, you get it through marketing skills

if you want likes engage in aggresive marketing of your music(brand), if you want music attention then set up a way to play live, practice it, and circle your local underground scene to listen to whats going on and networking with the other local musicians, if you don't want to play then skip the "set up a way to play live" and just focus on networking and producing local acts you like
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>>73991474
>Miller Puckette
thanks this is exactly what i was looking for
dling The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music
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this is an old project i found on an old SD.

comments and critique would be nice but im not going to mess with this song anymore (it's also a recreation of an existing song so, not original. just made it to practice)

https://clyp.it/fvn2z3jg
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>>73991580
That's the one.
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140bpm ambient '''lofi''' jungle tune i started last night while geeked up and smoked out
there's a soundclash acapella that i have that matches the key of the pad i have going throughout and was wondering if anyone thinks the tune needs an extra vocal or not??
also is it too slow? i can always just speed up the whole tune so idk
https://clyp.it/quh0ummd
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>>73991457
vocals from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehcVomMexkY

thankyou for your kind words of kindness :)

>>73991479
follows mean something, because when i hear somebody i like, I follow them.
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>>73991983
i think the guitar general might be better u feel me
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>>73992063
and what about all those soundclouds you never fell upon? you don't like their music? what about the cool ones you were logged out when you found then lost the link?
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>>73992110

ah gotcha
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bumping
https://clyp.it/c1czjokm
https://clyp.it/edo3sip4
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>>73991738
Fuck anon, this is amazing. I think the tempo is perfect. I would be interested in hearing the acapella on top of this. The arrangement can suffice with the amount of layers it already has, but I don't think it would become too busy if you added a few more.

I absolutely love the breakbeat style drums and the hand percussion in the background. The use of the vocal samples is reserved and tasteful.

Did you create the ambient piano track and drums from scratch or are those the result of manipulating samples?

Truthfully I've been wanting to learn how to create music like this. I want to know how to get those stutter and tuned effects on the drums. I take it the "sound" of the piano loop is a result of some eq and maybe tape emulation?

nice track/10
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Moody cheap-ass softsynths and odd samples
https://clyp.it/pwxpjlxz
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>>73992182
the answers to those questions are obvious but don't refute the (intuitively apparent) fact that the number of genuine follows you have given the exposure, time you've had the account, etc. says SOMETHING about the quality of your music. I should emphasize that I think it doesn't determine overall the quality, but is a relevant statistic.
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>>73991738
This is really great- when you're making your drums all dusty like that with saturation and what not- do you Leave the kick dry and free from those effects to keep its full dynamic effect?
Always wondered.

For listeners;
Steve reich-y + electronic
Horns too grating?
https://clyp.it/gcirwopg
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>>73991670
That is one tasty bass
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>>73991738
the atmosphere on this is amazing
my taste isn't breakbeat type stuff but that atmosphere just blows my mind
details on creation process plz
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>>73992505
The horns kind of overshadow the quieter instruments in the beginning, which are doing more musically. Though, at the two minute mark, the horns come together nicely. I don't know. This track is nice, though. Chill, but lively. I dig it
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>>73992681
Hey thanks man glad you can hear something you like in there. I actually posted the fucked up saturated version.
Don't expect you to listen again but just in case, this one is quite drastically different and, I hope, might let the other elements speak a lot more/ has a bunch more range. Apologies for mix up^^
Hope you get a chance ;

https://clyp.it/p0lvgzng
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>>73992321
>>73992505
>>73992530
Omg ty guys ill go in depth when i get back to my computer
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>>73992766
The percussion is probably better here. The horns have a different feel though. Neither better or worse, just something about the timbre changed. 1:10-1:55 or so is a little quiet in the context of the rest of the track here. But yeah, there's still groove. Some of the background keys remind me of Battles' song Tonto
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>>73993036
Much appreciated man will check that out right now
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>>73992530
started by searching for a sample.. found the piano/pad that im using throughout the whole tune, found the soundclash sample, added fx to every audio track, and then finally started adding drum hits and chopping breaks over it basically..
the fx on the piano pad is just uhh phaser, saturation, overdrive, EQ, reverb, delay, and then compression.. then i copy that fx chain to every audio track (for a unified sound) and just tweak/automate depending on the instrument track

>>73992505
usually you layer another kick sample below everything else to give it that extra punch.. which might be too dry from FX now that u mention it
but no basically i throw the whole breakbeat through the same fx chain

>>73992321
the ambient piano sample is from the intro of a mid-70s new age tune that i found from a recent compilation, i told the other guy what fx i threw over it
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>>73992321
oh also the breakbeat drums are just the amen, apache, and think break.. u can google "classic break pack" i think, if u dont have some of the essential jungle breakbeats yet
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hey ppl I haven't been here in a while but I've started becoming a grime DJ and producer in the last year

randomly found a song on youtube and thought I'd try flipping it, this is deffo not done maybe 40% there but tell me what you guys think of the core idea (the name is subject to change too)

https://clyp.it/a42wamhp?token=519a0b68c71250a7031ac1858648bdfd
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>>73993300
Hey, it's you again. I'd say fuck off of Clyp and SoundCloud and get onto Bandcamp. You've got some good tunes
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also actually i did add some synth strings, forgot about that
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>>73993300
>https://clyp.it/a42wamhp?token=519a0b68c71250a7031ac1858648bdfd
pretty good mate. get a rapper.

plz lose the beat repeat snare/clap rush though. so overdone.
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No one in here can make a hardstyle kick
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>>73993383
We've been trying?
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>>73993390
Well, you havent succeded.
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>>73993300
OMG IN THE SUGGESTED TRACKS IT HAS UMCARUJE He was one of the first people i followed in the LMMS soundcloud group around 5 years ago.
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>>73993405
No one in here can do b-boy rap. They haven't tried, and they certainly haven't succeeded
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>>73993332
haha thank u for the support. I'd happily do that but right now a majority of my tracks use samples so I'm v concerned about copyright when asking for money for my songs that use samples, isn't that an issue? I'm waiting until I churn out original songs on the regular and until I learn how to program synths properly that ain't happening lol

>>73993362
good idea actually the intro sounds 1000x more unique with just the raw sample I'll change that now,
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>>73993517
Unless you're sampling someone on a major label and see huge success,I really don't think anyone will care
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>>73993362
>time to make build
>eye the drum pack folder
>not today
>automation clip with reverb
>pitch
>automation volume
>new instrument plucking inversion of upcoming melody
>nothing is working
>the drum pack becons
>feel the shame spread through my body as i place an 808 snare every half bar, beat, half beat
I swear to god next time i open a DAW im going to try to make the most experimental, unique, complicated song ive every heard, 19/16 time signature or some shit
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>>73993732
Do it
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whats the best sampler that I can find torrents for
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>>73993998
Ableton
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>>73992457
it really isn't, it just speaks of how well you expose your music on the platform
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https://clyp.it/tl0yzgkp
I think I realized that I might add an acid bassline thru the track.. might fit well , might not
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FlzATgziuY
anyone have drum samples of this or the 2000?
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>>73995013
>https://clyp.it/tl0yzgkp
lower volume on the drums please. and a little highpass on them aswell.
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Should I put a melody on this?
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>>73995181
rly? i feel like any more highpass and it'll be lofi to the point of it being unmixable.. especially on the amens
but i'll give it a shot
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Hello, first time posting in one of these threads. I don't know any of the music theory stuff but I'm trying to make some weird jazzy stuff in Ableton. Basically I'm just wondering if what I have so far tracks and makes sense outside of my head. Thanks

https://clyp.it/l1ew4rh4
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>>73995181
oh highpass.. not lowpass hehe
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It's known that nobody would get into shit if he sold his music made with pirated DAW, but can somebody sue you for pirated plugins?

I know we have talked about this already, but I maybe forgot - how could anyone know if you used pirated, idk, EastWest library? Somebody said there are watermarks, but what does that mean? Can they be heard in an exported file I upload to soundcloud or what? Obviously I wouldn't show my DAW or share my project files. And ofc, you can recognize sounds from specific plugins, but would somebody actually ask me to see if I have a license? How could anyone know that I pirated something instead of buying it?

To be clear, if I ever sold my music and did this seriously, I'd buy more stuff, but I can't spend this much money on all those libraries atm.
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>>73995301
I can't tell if that is one piece or multiple ideas in there, but yeah, just keep working on it, but I'd advise you to learn at least some theory. There is no form in there, a lot of random sounds and notes, and you mix genres every few seconds. Some parts sound like jazz, others not quite.
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>>73995301
I'm not too sure if 0:00 - 0:21 works but im digging the rest of the track from 0:22 onwards. I especially like the last part, sounds very sweet and upbeat.
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I attempted to try and make a downtempo kinda track, lemme know what you guys think.

https://clyp.it/rloyeajm
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>>73979272
yeah coz i didnt get feedback on my shit and any wow nice tier shit from social media isnt what i want
also im so fucking busy and tired
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>>73990784
thanks... yes... big Oizo fan
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>>73996552
no one gave me feedback either, it's not like i wasn't already crying but doesn't help.
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>>73996009
>>73996359
Thanks for listening + feedback. I tried to make it more cohesive by limiting myself to five instrumental tracks but I will work on making the first two sections less busy (especially 0:12-0:21). Regarding the formlessness, that is very much intentional.
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>>73996772
Oh ya forgot to include this clip I made yesterday if anyone is interested

https://clyp.it/v5u3zdbj
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>>73996817
>https://clyp.it/v5u3zdbj
i really like what you're doing, it sounds like the residents and napalm death (you suffer). off the top of my head. Even though the actual sounds may not be the best quality, i don't even mind because what you're doing sounds interesting to me.

what do you think of this: https://clyp.it/rloyeajm
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>>73997094
I'll check those artists out. I like how organic and "nature-y" your track sounds along with the vocals. Reminds me of Toro Y Moi.
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>>73997274
Cheers, i'll have to check him out too haha
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Bump
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https://clyp.it/0gopxrzi

hey y'all i'm releasing an ep early next month and this is one of the singles. About 40% done. Still a lot needed to be done, but wanna just get general opinions on it.
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https://clyp.it/arboeudv

plese insult me. also tell me what you think
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>>73998298
Yea this is dope dude, i'm digging it.
One thing i noticed was that after the intro, in the main part, it seems quite sparse and reserved, melody wise and the only thing noticeable is the drums. Not necessarily a bad a thing tho.
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>>73998560
idk i dont have an opinion on it cause its too short and is kinda tasteless imo.
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>>73998676
>https://clyp.it/arboeudv
thanks. yeah i bet you're right, this is the third thing i try to create in a DAW so it must be just a boring short track. just curious to see if i did something so bad it could hurt people ears
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>>73998744
Its not that it hurts my ears, its that its too short to judge it. It has potential cause the sound itself is nice, with the raindrop effects going on, but you should try and incorporate it into a track.
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>>73998800
really? i thought it wasn't even worth trying and thta it was already way too bad. thanks! i will try then, i'd like to give it a bit of taste because it sounds way too anonymus now
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>>73998664
Thanks for listening man! And partly the reason why is because I still have to sing over it and planning to doing some harmonies so I wanted to have enough space in the mix so i wouldn't have to edit so much out.
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>>73995971
bro torrent. try before you buy. there are tutorials of martin garrix using pirated material. There's picture of Kanye googling best VSTS with a Piratebay window tab right next to it.

Having the vsts/plugins won't guarantee that you make great music.
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>>73999272
I was asking IF anyone can know the song uses torrented plugins and HOW. I do torrent, that's why I am asking.

It's true it won't help you make great music, but it certainly helps a lot - didn't think it will until I tried high quality stuff. It makes a HUGE difference.
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>>73999338
lol it's bullshit, people dodge youtube copyright by just pitching it up or down like 2 semitones, you think some secret inaudible "audio watermark" is gonna survive all the processing you would have to do to something you wanted to release commercially?
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>>73999338
also how would it even work? it would have to be in all copies of the pirated and non-pirated libraries and they would have to constantly be paying for whatever service to be scanning releases for those watermarks and then cross-referencing any hits with their customer database... no company that makes vst has enough money to poay for all those security measures that you could still have some layer of plausible deniability for if you tried hard enough
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>>73999924
I know, I also think it's bullshit, but I'm hearing otherwise from multiple people and they never explain it.
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>>73999992
its vst companies trying to scare you into buying their shit
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lads, everyone uses pirated software. relax.
devs don't care and certainly do not have the time to distribute illegal, watermarked versions of their own stuff. think about this for a second - half the releases you have come from scene groups - what you're implying is that there's a massive conspiracy of audio developers, who've infiltrated the scene by creating multiple scene groups.

oh and yeah
>hey dev, let's put watermarks on our libraries, synths and effects that can would be rendered completely useless if anyone stuck almost any other audio effect in front of them

pay for your shit when you can afford to, but don't worry about it if you can't.
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what do you anons think about this? I'm not sure how to feel about it. Yesterday I thought it was mediocre, but now I'm thinking it's pretty good, like i would listen to it if it had vocals on it.
https://clyp.it/qq5napen
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how do i get the string sounds on ~:50
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14pitnJlcv4
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favorite distortion/saturation vst? preferably pirateable if it costs money. i'm considering izotope trash.
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>>73967552
mmm this is nice
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>>74001056
highly recommend trash 2. more control, more versatility.
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>>74001056
softube saturation knob. what it lacks in controls (it's literally just one knob and one 3-way selector switch) it makes up for in sounding good on just about everything
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Windows or Mac?
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>>74001305
android
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>>74000932
buy a jazz guitar
learn to play
or find some soft synth of one if the have any
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>>74001056
trash + trash 2 (they're different enough to warrant having both), ohmicide (old, awful interface, but probably still has the best sounding algos), fxpansion's maul, effects pedals as inserts from guitar rig and amplitube.

you can also abuse saturators, some compressors and tape emulations to get some pretty good stuff (see: dmg audio's compassion, u-he's presswerk and satin and even good old vintage warmer)


i need recommendations for a strings library:
it won't actually be used for passages of music but mostly as sound effect stingers, so having a decent number of articulations is top priority. anyone got ideas?
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I CAN'T FIND MY RAP I VOICE. I WANNA GIVE UP. I JUST SOUND SO LAME. IS THIS WHAT PEOPLE HEAR WHEN I TALK? NO WONDER NO ONE LIKES ME

FUCK
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https://clyp.it/5all1u4w
Going for that weaboo flavor. What do you guys think?
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>>74002000
Learn to do it acapella.

a lot of these new guys don't have much without one behind them. If you can find your own voice and flow, that'll instantly make you unique from the crowd
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>tfw they said headphones could even come CLOSE to good studio monitors
Jesus Christ, buying speakers upped my game 100x. I don't even have bad headphones but this shit is NEXT LEVEL. I can hear everything so well. So good, man.

Buy your speakers, people, you won't regret it.
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>>74002262
I've been trying Anon, it's like, I hate my voice. I screw words up and sound like a fucking retard, so I try to enunciate every word so that won't happen, but then I sound white. You saying I should just focus on flow and worry about the other shit later?
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>>74001975
very helpful with what you've said on distortion! my recommendations won't be as good.

i'm not really sure what you mean by sound effect stingers, but i know that this orchestra has thousands of orchestral samples that i like to use in spectral/granular synthesis to make strings or what have you:
http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/sound_samples
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>>74002345
did the same except i only upgraded to hs50ms. same result

as soon as i got a shitty little 2i2 and learned what i realized never to trust any gear advice online- it's crawling with new producers and guys with low standardswho regurgitate opinions and more than likely don't know any better

>>74002371
nobody likes their voice man

>>74001732
>jazz guitar
>tone knob
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>>74002444
that's link's really good, cheers.

stingers are basically very short musical (or non-musical) phrases. easiest to think of old loony tunes or disney shorts where you'd have, for example, a string section pizzacato a chord to indicate a character doing/feeling something (e.g. surprise, fear etc)

oh and also i should mention the positive grid bias stuff as well in line with amplitube and guitar rig. i've never used them personally but they look quite promising.
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How much is it to upgrade from Ableton Intro to Standard? Is it just minus the price of Intro?
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What does /prod/ do for inspiration? I'm flat broke and quitting drinking(due only to being broke). I don't even want to play or learn anything lately and I have no pleasant contact with anyone aside from my family.
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>>74002719
Damn that sounds like inspiration enough for a v sad tune
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>>74002719
Wish I knew, but I stopped drinking too and I don't feel like doing shit since. Everything sounds half assed and garbage.
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>>74002719
Listen to an album outside your comfort zone. Or watch a film or play a decent single player game.
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>>74002675
.... did you check the website you lay shit???

>>74002719
>quitting drinking
>no pleasant contact with anyone aside from my family

idk how deep in you are but i was feeling the same way when i was on the liquor man. i'd stay in bed drinking sleeping and generally being a piece of shit letting my musicianship fade- the "inspiration" comes back when you go dry...

i was helped a lot by revisiting works of art (music and movies mostly) that i loved as a teenager, or just stuff i forgot i loved.... eh
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anyone have a link to that lunga EP
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Please give me your opinion on this track https://clyp.it/xzbjxero

Just whatever comes to mind. Preferably listen to the entire thing, but you know. I don't know what I was doing with this track
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>>74003466
>Preferably listen to the entire thing
>2 minute intro

you fucking nigger

i think the guitar sucks (just acoustic with short delay right?)... it's an interesting sound but you should rewrite that... otherwise it's a fairly interesting vibe. no idea what you're going for but you've slightly piqued my interest
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https://clyp.it/4ke0kvck
heres the cleanest mix i have yet, might turn down the bass a lil more
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https://clyp.it/r2upcyp3
https://clyp.it/j4znrrwo




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