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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #30 on: Dec 25th, 2007, 06:47am »

on Dec 24th, 2007, 11:16am, Taylor [internet] wrote:
MIDI doesnt make sounds, its 1s and 0s, ons and offs


Don't worry man I understandMIDI. Maybe I should explain better. I've written music using MIDI, but it's currently using the instrument in Ableton called Analog. Basically I'm asking if there are any other good soft synths I can play the MIDI information into to make it sound better. I'm not aiming for any particular sound, most of the MSTRKRFT/Boyz Noize/EdRec synth sounds appeal to me. Just wondering of anyone has any recommendations.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #31 on: Dec 25th, 2007, 06:55am »

on Dec 25th, 2007, 06:47am, Fookes wrote:
Don't worry man I understandMIDI. Maybe I should explain better. I've written music using MIDI, but it's currently using the instrument in Ableton called Analog. Basically I'm asking if there are any other good soft synths I can play the MIDI information into to make it sound better. I'm not aiming for any particular sound, most of the MSTRKRFT/Boyz Noize/EdRec synth sounds appeal to me. Just wondering of anyone has any recommendations.


eww, drop the ableton sound set like a bad habit

get some VSTs, the artuia plugins are nice, i believe electronic musician magiazine did a top 10 vsts thing on youtube, go look that up, or do what all the badass people do and get reason
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #32 on: Dec 25th, 2007, 08:55am »

Thanks for the advice Taylor I'll check out artuia... assuming it's free....
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #33 on: Dec 25th, 2007, 09:45am »

on Dec 25th, 2007, 08:55am, Fookes wrote:
Thanks for the advice Taylor I'll check out artuia... assuming it's free....


they cost money, but you its free if you pirate it
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #34 on: Dec 25th, 2007, 8:30pm »

on Dec 25th, 2007, 06:47am, Fookes wrote:
Don't worry man I understandMIDI. Maybe I should explain better. I've written music using MIDI, but it's currently using the instrument in Ableton called Analog. Basically I'm asking if there are any other good soft synths I can play the MIDI information into to make it sound better. I'm not aiming for any particular sound, most of the MSTRKRFT/Boyz Noize/EdRec synth sounds appeal to me. Just wondering of anyone has any recommendations.

do you have reason? the maelstrom is pretty great for main synths/basslines. also any distorted saw wave is basically ed banger in a box.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #35 on: Dec 25th, 2007, 8:39pm »

on Dec 25th, 2007, 8:30pm, davidwolf wrote:
do you have reason? the maelstrom is pretty great for main synths/basslines. also any distorted saw wave is basically ed banger in a box.


yeah reason is fantastic, you can do some crazy stuff with combinators
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #36 on: Dec 26th, 2007, 08:10am »

Thing is I've only just switched to Ableton from Acid Pro (for free, of course ). Maybe Reason would be a better choice? Hmm...
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« Reply #37 on: Dec 26th, 2007, 09:49am »

on Dec 26th, 2007, 08:10am, Fookes wrote:
Thing is I've only just switched to Ableton from Acid Pro (for free, of course ). Maybe Reason would be a better choice? Hmm...


ableton is very easy compared to other sequencers, not much of a learning curve, in fact ive heard from some of my acidhead friends its very similar

and reason has a built in sequencer but i dont really use i except to lay down the insturmentals, then i rewire it into a real sequncer and record individual tracks, it sounds complex, but its not
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #38 on: Dec 29th, 2007, 4:43pm »

One thing that interests me is the idea of making percussions from synthesizers. Id love to try and make my own percussion section from scratch with some synthesizers. I still need to do a lot of reading on sound synthesis before I can really get into it but I wouldnt mind experimenting at the moment.

Has anybody tried this here? Could this bee done on any synthesizer or would you need some specific ones?
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« Reply #39 on: Dec 29th, 2007, 7:28pm »

yeah, i was doing it today just screwing around in reason, i wired the drum machine up to a synth and screwed with the filter and i got some nice tom/click/congo sounds

egyptian lover does that shit, he actually uses drum machines to trigger percussion sounds on his synths

also, i do know that generally synthesized snares are just white noise bursts
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« Reply #40 on: Dec 29th, 2007, 11:49pm »

on Dec 29th, 2007, 4:43pm, petezombie wrote:
One thing that interests me is the idea of making percussions from synthesizers. Id love to try and make my own percussion section from scratch with some synthesizers. I still need to do a lot of reading on sound synthesis before I can really get into it but I wouldnt mind experimenting at the moment.

Has anybody tried this here? Could this bee done on any synthesizer or would you need some specific ones?

you should be able to do it on any synthesizer...after all drums are just sounds, no different from typical "synth" noises. the right setting of ADSR should be able to make any sound.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #41 on: Jan 4th, 2008, 1:58pm »

I know that this is a thread on making electronic music but I have a question about performing electronic music.

At the moment I'm mostly working on sampling which I enjoy very much, im really into stuff like the dust brothers, Amon Tobin and Jackson & his Computer Band who do crazy things with sampling.

The thing is I don't know how I would want to perform this stuff live, at the moment Im using ableton live which I'm likeing very much and I want to keep using it.

I was thinking of creating a hybrid setup with a digital turntable and Ableton live, but I like the idea of using samplers and midi controllers too.

Ultimately I would like to try all of these options out and see what works for me but I just don't know where to start.

Any thoughts? Its a bit of an odd question since a lot of this depends on personal taste but I wouldnt mind just hearing some thoughts and ideas on the subject.

Thanks
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #42 on: Jan 4th, 2008, 2:03pm »

use midi controller to trigger samples in ableton?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #43 on: Jan 7th, 2008, 10:06am »

All the cool kids play guitar.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #44 on: Jan 7th, 2008, 10:56am »

Does anyone know about the Pioneer EFX-500 or any other good efxers? also ive read you can hook up a midi or a midi controller or something but i dont know what that would do
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