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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #150 on: Mar 2nd, 2008, 10:12pm »

www.myspace.com/nothingelsemattersexceptkemic

please dont be too critical, its relatively new :0

also, the first one is meant to be more experimental (four tetish) and the second is dancier
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #151 on: Mar 2nd, 2008, 11:47pm »

on Mar 2nd, 2008, 10:12pm, ttime wrote:
www.myspace.com/nothingelsemattersexceptkemic

please dont be too critical, its relatively new :0

also, the first one is meant to be more experimental (four tetish) and the second is dancier


really like the first one, what programs do you use?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #152 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:30am »

hey I said i'd post a song I worked on with a really dirty synth that I got help synthesizing from this thread, I think it turned out pretty well so here it is:

http://www.myspace.com/thetechnopagans

*first track to play

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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #153 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 1:34pm »

Thanks for the response taylor. Yeah, boys noize rocks, i've been listening to him since "are you in?". good sounds, good songs for sure. but what i mean by eclectic is a lot of variation, not much more than kick, snare, and hihats as far as percussion goes in most of riddha's songs. but, in a metro area song, you're likely to hear bongos, congas, other hand drum sounds, claps, shakers, bells, and all sorts of other stuff. same with a lot of mstrkrft. i guess it comes from the disco legacy.

as far as sampling goes, i'm not averse to it and have used it, i just want a good set of stock sounds to go ahead and start writing, and spend more time later expanding my collection of sounds. so i'm just guessing reason better come with a lot more than the terrible set of percussion sounds on the demo version.

to the people who posted songs: great job!
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #154 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 2:21pm »

reason has some reasonable samples, they are high quality audio, and if you dont like them you can rewire into ableton, apply enough audio effects and get them to your liking. thats what I do generally because im lazy and dont know where to get good drum kit samples... if only OiNK was still around
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« Reply #155 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 3:01pm »

before you even start writing or doing anything musically, i recommend just sitting and listening to good music for an hour or two, and say you like a sound, then try to emulate it and one thing will lead to another, and you should listen real close for samples that you could use, i remember jesse saying that after a while "your ears will perk up when you hear a good sample"

and also, if you dont like the stock drums, EQ them...EQ wont fix a shitty kick but it will make an alright kick pretty good, the basis for the quality of your kick starts with the quality of the sample
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #156 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 3:39pm »

on Mar 2nd, 2008, 7:44pm, Taylor wrote:
mstrtkrfts percussion isnt too eclectic, if you want some pretty cool percussion check out boys noize, he uses the elektron machinedrum for his percussion so theres always some fun percs

and if if i were you i wouldnt use sounds that came with it, go out and hunt for some samples, it will help to build your "sound", there are some artists i can tell who it is just by the percussion and the samples they use

also, Electro 411 by Shinichi Osawa features a shitload of really cool percussion, imo
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #157 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 6:22pm »

on Mar 2nd, 2008, 11:47pm, t.y.l.e.r wrote:
really like the first one, what programs do you use?



ableton live 6.0 for recording/sampling/producing? and soundforge 8.0 for editing samples sometimes or for certain effects. my friend also has a psp so we occasionally use traxxpad on that cause its pretty tight. however, i strongly recommend ableton live.
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« Reply #158 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 6:45pm »

what do you use to produce 320kbps mp3s?
I usually just export from ableton in wav then use iTunes to convert to mp3s which only does up to 192kbps...
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« Reply #159 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 7:30pm »

oh, dang, i dont know how to convert with itunes, but i have mine to where it rips cds to 320

go under the conversion options and pick custom and set it to 320, thats my guess
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #160 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:05pm »

on Mar 3rd, 2008, 6:45pm, thetechnopagans wrote:
what do you use to produce 320kbps mp3s?
I usually just export from ableton in wav then use iTunes to convert to mp3s which only does up to 192kbps...


Very not true. Either you haven't updated your iTunes in ages or you just haven't changed it.

Like Taylor said. Pick custom and then it gives you more options.
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« Reply #161 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 10:13am »

Well I know that, but iTunes does a bad job of rendering the higher quality audio compared to a good program (I've heard the comparision that you could use iTunes, just as you could drink water from the toilet if you really need too). I use a great program for ripping cds to high quality (Exact Audio Copy tutorial here: http://www2.firehose.us:81/~jiggafellz/eac/index.html) but are there any GOOD quality programs that will allow me to render the files directly? so I dont have to make a fake iso and use EAC or something...
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #162 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 12:45pm »

Use audacity with a LAME encoder for MP3s. Or get a FLAC plug-in, for lossless compression.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #163 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 1:18pm »

on Jan 30th, 2008, 3:42pm, rmc wrote:
I use a MBP, but I run windows on it for audio. Why? Because I was able to strip everything else out I didn't need (It looks like Windows 98), it's on a partitioned drive dedicated to audio only, most of my programs are for Windows, etc. The thing screams.


Do you ever get noise artifacts in windows with your MBP? I'm using a USB soundcard (Audio 8 DJ) and find the occasional clicks coming through, no problems on OSX though.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #164 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 3:54pm »

on Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:05pm, slinky wrote:
Very not true. Either you haven't updated your iTunes in ages or you just haven't changed it.

Like Taylor said. Pick custom and then it gives you more options.


thanks for confirming slink, im a lazy turd

and use audacity with the codec if you dont want to use itunes
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