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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #165 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 4:43pm »

a lot of good advice on here, awesome job to everybody who's posted help. wanted to ask where you all find percussion samples, since it seems that that is the reccomended source. I guess i could just record all the percussion stuff (like i know those mstrkrft claps are just jfk) i have and assign it to keyboard keys, but id rather not mess with the mic placement, using all the different mics, recording in a dead room, etc. so do you reccomend just pulling sounds from songs (does this violate any sort of copyright thing, or is one sound not a big deal)? any favorite sources?
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« Reply #166 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 6:08pm »

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...


Okay, well I'll see if I can break it down easily...

When converting songs in iTunes, you have several options as to what to convert them to. You have Mp3 encoder, WAV encoders, etc.

Go to "Edit" on top of you iTunes and select "Preferences..."

In the window it brings up, theres a few tabs. "General", "Podcast... what have you. Click the "Advanced" tab and it should bring up some more tabs. Choose the "Importing" tab and from here you can select what encoder you want these songs converted to. You can also choose your stereo bit rate when you select "Custom..." on the scroll down selector. Hope that helps.
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« Reply #167 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 9:28pm »

on Mar 4th, 2008, 4:43pm, SGuitar wrote:
so do you reccomend just pulling sounds from songs (does this violate any sort of copyright thing, or is one sound not a big deal)? any favorite sources?


I've never taken drums from songs, but i'm sure you could get some sweet samples if you wanted to,...girl talk does for sure, or you could try and emulate the sound too. I know you can download torrents of drum sets also. There are alot of hip hop sets, but when you just have the single hits you can't tell the difference between a hip hop perc hit or a dance perc hit imo, especially with a compressor on them. If that doesnt work, I have a korg microX which has some pretty good samples I can record and put into redrum in reason or the drum machines in ableton really easily.
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« Reply #168 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 9:40pm »

as far as clearing drum samples, if its under 1 second youre good to go
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« Reply #169 on: Mar 5th, 2008, 6:00pm »

Speaking of samples, is there a way you can take a sample of, let's say a "bell" and use that sample as a voice to be controlled through midi. I don't know wether you can do this or not, but I wanna use a sound that I need to bring down from an E4down to a C#4 without having to slow it down to get that note. I try but I just wanna know if there's a way I make the original sample whatever note I'd please.
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« Reply #170 on: Mar 5th, 2008, 7:32pm »

you could run it through a sampler, play it in that key, then stretch it in ableton, since theyre within the same octave, i think it should work...i dunno, i would try it, but im sick of music at the moment, audition didnt wanna cooperate with me so it took me forever to remove some vocals
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« Reply #171 on: Mar 5th, 2008, 7:57pm »

Is this something you could possibly do with Pro Tools? I could pirate Ableton but... neh, I don't wanna flood myself with so much music programs that I have to spread out my focus to 3 or 4 programs at one time. It's the same thing with instruments. When I started playing guitar, I had to do that for a year and a half straight. Then I bought live drums and focused on those for 9 months, then I got this damn keyboard... Pain in the ass. I wanna take samples and change the notes!
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« Reply #172 on: Mar 6th, 2008, 8:27pm »

ok, heres my question to you logic users...how the hell do you open up a plugin instrument in logic, sweet jesus this program has a steep curve
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« Reply #173 on: Mar 8th, 2008, 2:43pm »

I'm thinking about getting this: http://www.soundsonline.com/House-Definition-Volume-1-pr-BS-SD0806-1.html

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« Reply #174 on: Mar 9th, 2008, 08:40am »

I suggest getting the torrent first.
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« Reply #175 on: Mar 9th, 2008, 11:46am »

on Mar 9th, 2008, 08:40am, contusion wrote:
I suggest getting the torrent first.


Oh, my, but... but that's... that's illegal.

Believe me, I already scoured torrents for it. I couldn't come up with it. Besides, I have the money to pay for it. But I always do like to try before I buy. If you can find a torrent, I'll demo it.
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« Reply #176 on: Mar 9th, 2008, 5:53pm »

on Mar 9th, 2008, 11:46am, R2RO wrote:
Oh, my, but... but that's... that's illegal.

Believe me, I already scoured torrents for it. I couldn't come up with it. Besides, I have the money to pay for it. But I always do like to try before I buy. If you can find a torrent, I'll demo it.


if you buy that you know youre gonna give me some of those samples
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« Reply #177 on: Mar 9th, 2008, 10:19pm »

on Mar 9th, 2008, 5:53pm, Taylor wrote:
if you buy that you know youre gonna give me some of those samples


Fa sho'. I'll hook you up. For instructional purposes only, though.
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« Reply #178 on: Mar 11th, 2008, 5:32pm »

just had a general question, maybe you guys can help me, seeing its a bit of an abstract question, or perhaps link me to some informative web sites?

okay well im having problems transitioning from sound to sound. like im getting the hang of matching/making beats pretty well but my only question is that i cant find a way to transition from sound to sound. like i have a pretty solid synth and bass line with some percussion, im just struggling in finding ways to transition from one drum/synth/percussion set to another one. like in a song, the sound changes every so often so it doesnt sound too repetitive, i just cant think of ways to transition to another section to the song.

can anyone help me out here? i know the questions a bit murky but its kinda hard to explain.

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« Reply #179 on: Mar 11th, 2008, 11:03pm »

on Mar 9th, 2008, 11:46am, R2RO wrote:
Oh, my, but... but that's... that's illegal.

Believe me, I already scoured torrents for it. I couldn't come up with it. Besides, I have the money to pay for it. But I always do like to try before I buy. If you can find a torrent, I'll demo it.


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