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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1665 on: Aug 3rd, 2009, 11:09pm »

are turntable styli supposed to make a high pitched sound when placed on serato vinyl?
i don't think this has to do with the serato vinyl "signal". the sound seems to be made from the physical action between the stylus and vinyl.

it's a shure SC35C cartridge on a technics 1200.
i am grounded.
the tone arm is calibrated correctly.

why is this noise happening? should it be happening?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1666 on: Aug 4th, 2009, 07:42am »

you never played a real vinyl with no amplification?
you will hear the track faintly just from the needle and vinyl

there is nothign you can do about that sound but nothing is wrong with your set up

just turn up your monitors
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1667 on: Aug 4th, 2009, 2:37pm »

on Aug 4th, 2009, 07:42am, Diego De la Vega wrote:
you never played a real vinyl with no amplification?
you will hear the track faintly just from the needle and vinyl

there is nothign you can do about that sound but nothing is wrong with your set up

just turn up your monitors


nah i've just never used serato vinyl before.
thank you sir.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1668 on: Aug 4th, 2009, 6:11pm »

Serato senses a modulation to that signal to determine how to properly adjust the speed and pitch of the song you're playing.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1669 on: Aug 6th, 2009, 9:53pm »

im having trouble with my songs all being too happy lol
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1670 on: Aug 7th, 2009, 09:22am »

...minor chords?

change the key your write your stuff in.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1671 on: Aug 7th, 2009, 09:46am »

yeah stop using the C major scale lol
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« Reply #1672 on: Aug 7th, 2009, 12:31pm »

well im not always using it on purpose like ill just b messin around on the keyboard make a nice part then the only things that sound good with it r white notes even if i try transposing the whole thing to some other scale it just doesnt sound as good. heres an example of what i was talking about i started it last night b4 i posted that and its actually in A minor, which is actually the same as c major lol.
http://soundcloud.com/slyman928/wooweewoo


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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1673 on: Aug 7th, 2009, 3:25pm »

on Aug 6th, 2009, 9:53pm, slyman wrote:
im having trouble with my songs all being too happy lol


We almost have the same problem. Lol except i can't make anything to happy sounding
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« Reply #1674 on: Aug 7th, 2009, 7:50pm »

on Aug 7th, 2009, 12:31pm, slyman wrote:
well im not always using it on purpose like ill just b messin around on the keyboard make a nice part then the only things that sound good with it r white notes even if i try transposing the whole thing to some other scale it just doesnt sound as good. heres an example of what i was talking about i started it last night b4 i posted that and its actually in A minor, which is actually the same as c major lol.
http://soundcloud.com/slyman928/wooweewoo




i really like the riffs you made up for that song but i definitely think you should work on your synths and sound design. this could actually be a decent track if you didnt make it sound like it was being played by your first casio keyboard
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1675 on: Aug 7th, 2009, 11:37pm »

interesting
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1676 on: Aug 8th, 2009, 3:21pm »

slyman i'm diggin that track. I actually don't think it sounds too happy, it has a nice dissonance to it that sounds kind of melancholy IMO. As for the cheap sounding synth, I think the one that starts at 1 minute in needs work but I like the lead at the beginning.
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« Reply #1677 on: Aug 8th, 2009, 3:37pm »

Yeah it's your sounds themselves that make it sound too "happy" Try changing a few oscillators or layering on some different harmonics/sounds. You might want to try FM if you're feeling ambitious.

Sometimes the same melody/harmony will sound way better with different instruments. This song for instance, I could definitely see being played by an indie/rock band.
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EDIT: I JUST REALIZED THIS ISN'T THE WHERE I GO ON MUSHROOMS THREAD.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1678 on: Aug 9th, 2009, 02:18am »

thanks for the comments u guys ill keep workin on my stuff. arob i guess it does have that melancholic feel. heres one i just made after messin with some chords thats melancholy to the max lol http://soundcloud.com/slyman928/melancholera. and kyran yea i had that indie band vibe off it too.
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« Reply #1679 on: Aug 9th, 2009, 3:20pm »

slyman I really enjoyed that track. The melody and structure were effective and you seem to have a good handle on songwriting. The production was basically non-existent though, it sounded really cheap. It felt like I was listening to a general MIDI version of a better song. You need to focus on better mixing and arranging of your instruments and making higher quality sounds that work together (that piano sound didn't fit at all).

The artists we all listen to on this board have unique sounds of their own. You can hear a MSTRKRFT track and immediately tell who it is. Work on finding your own sound. Of course, this is probably the hardest part of music production and something that only develops with time, but the fact that you're actually able to write a song (many people can't) is a great start.
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