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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #435 on: Jul 15th, 2008, 5:24pm »

the only vst you need is massive, once you get good at it, sound design becomes pretty easy
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #436 on: Jul 16th, 2008, 08:05am »

I've used this pack twice. Its not bad at all, check it out. it has good vocal hits too.
on Jul 15th, 2008, 12:15am, nubuck wrote:
I was also frustrated with Abletons sample stuff... n i have all the live packs etc...

then i discovered Vengeance Samples... theres some real gems in their packs.
Grab the Vengeance Electro Essentials... thats my favourite.
Then have a listen to the loops in that pack n see if you can spot where they have been used in some recentish tracks.

Just do a google torrent search, ya should find em easy enough.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #437 on: Jul 16th, 2008, 4:40pm »

whats the best value for a pro tools box? how much RAM should I get if I want to run it?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #438 on: Jul 16th, 2008, 8:39pm »

I'm curious if anyone on here has used Traktor DJ by N.I. and what they thought. I have been playing with it lately on a Mac now that I have one and it runs a hell of a lot better than it ever did on my old PC (surprise!) I was also wondering if anyone knew of a good midi controller to use with traktor. I know M-Audio has one, and it could be great, but it looks a little cheap. The only other one I saw was a Allen & Heath, which seems a bit over the top unless you're going to be hooking it up to another Xone mixer for a club or something.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #439 on: Jul 16th, 2008, 11:36pm »

I used the BCD 3000 from Behringer with Traktor for a year and it worked fine. The M Audio controller is cheaper, but I think it doesn't have a soundcard, so you'd probably have to get one of those too.
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« Reply #440 on: Jul 17th, 2008, 01:39am »

Traktor DJ studio doesn't entice me at all.
I would much rather stick to Ableton if I were using it for a DJ program. I really just do not like the interface of Traktor whatsoever.
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« Reply #441 on: Jul 17th, 2008, 07:08am »

I have Ableton but I haven't figured out how to DJ on it. I know it is probably pretty simple, but when you don't know, you don't know. Wow, I guess I'm really showing my ignorance about the software here. Also, do you want a sound card on a controller so that you can have audio out from it? I suppose there might be a section about this stuff here, but I couldn't find it. Thanks for helping out!
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« Reply #442 on: Jul 17th, 2008, 07:35am »

on Jul 17th, 2008, 07:08am, omeara wrote:
I have Ableton but I haven't figured out how to DJ on it. I know it is probably pretty simple, but when you don't know, you don't know. Wow, I guess I'm really showing my ignorance about the software here. Also, do you want a sound card on a controller so that you can have audio out from it? I suppose there might be a section about this stuff here, but I couldn't find it. Thanks for helping out!


Well the way it works is that the controller sends out MIDI signals just like a MIDI keyboard. but the thing is, if you want to hook up your controller to some monitors, PA system, CDJs, tables, microphone, and headphones (which is kind of a necessity)you need a built sound card. the m-audio xponent doesnt have one, neither does the numark total control. the bcd3000 has one, and so does the more expensive xone and vestax mixers.

i have the bcd3000, it does the job for now. the knobs are alright, the sliders are cheap as shit though. but thats what you get when you pay only 150. it runs great with traktor, i found someones tks file which utilizes the whole mixer with the full version of traktor (traktor LE comes with it for free).
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #443 on: Jul 17th, 2008, 07:44am »

God damn, thank you guys. This has been a big help! I'm liking this forum. Finally a place where people have good taste in music AND know what the fuck they're talking about. Amazing.
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« Reply #444 on: Jul 17th, 2008, 11:30am »

on Jul 17th, 2008, 01:39am, ACTIONsatisfaction wrote:
Traktor DJ studio doesn't entice me at all.
I would much rather stick to Ableton if I were using it for a DJ program. I really just do not like the interface of Traktor whatsoever.


Ableton Live has never enticed me at all for DJing. Traktor's layout is more typical of the traditional DJ layout (two decks and a mixer) which is cool if you want to move to Serato later you have some understanding of what's going on.
on Jul 17th, 2008, 07:35am, LukeSwits wrote:
Well the way it works is that the controller sends out MIDI signals just like a MIDI keyboard. but the thing is, if you want to hook up your controller to some monitors, PA system, CDJs, tables, microphone, and headphones (which is kind of a necessity)you need a built sound card. the m-audio xponent doesnt have one, neither does the numark total control. the bcd3000 has one, and so does the more expensive xone and vestax mixers.

i have the bcd3000, it does the job for now. the knobs are alright, the sliders are cheap as shit though. but thats what you get when you pay only 150. it runs great with traktor, i found someones tks file which utilizes the whole mixer with the full version of traktor (traktor LE comes with it for free).


I was talking more just for a separate headphone channel for cueing. The M Audio Mixer my friend has needs an additional soundcard (he uses the echo indigo) to do that.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #445 on: Jul 20th, 2008, 2:10pm »

on Jul 17th, 2008, 11:30am, Z wrote:
I was talking more just for a separate headphone channel for cueing. The M Audio Mixer my friend has needs an additional soundcard (he uses the echo indigo) to do that.


you can do that with the behringer bcd3000 it has a built in sound card i believe. if you go to the behringer site you can download the manual and on page 11 its explained.
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« Reply #446 on: Jul 20th, 2008, 2:25pm »

opinions on the microkorg and the akai mpd24.

has anyone used either?

(if either of these have already been discussed i apologize)
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #447 on: Jul 20th, 2008, 5:41pm »

I used a microkorg with a talkbox. 'twas pretty fun to just mess around on it, but unless you really wanna sound like Teenage Bad Girl most the sounds are kinda similar in my opinion. Kinda like the Alesis Micron. Still a good buy though, probably the best for the money.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #448 on: Jul 22nd, 2008, 03:38am »

Okay I just read the entire thread (good stuff) but I have a fundamental question that I haven't seen answered: how do you actually go around making a song? Like right now I composed a short ~8-16 bar thing with a good beat, bassline and a melody on a synth by just fucking about, but how do I turn this into a proper song? What do I do next? I've just been looping it in my headphones for an hour now, wondering what I can do.
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« Reply #449 on: Jul 22nd, 2008, 04:13am »

on Jul 22nd, 2008, 03:38am, toad wrote:
Okay I just read the entire thread (good stuff) but I have a fundamental question that I haven't seen answered: how do you actually go around making a song? Like right now I composed a short ~8-16 bar thing with a good beat, bassline and a melody on a synth by just fucking about, but how do I turn this into a proper song? What do I do next? I've just been looping it in my headphones for an hour now, wondering what I can do.


there is no "proper" way to make a song. what you may be referring to is the standard 32 bar pattern, usually you just add or remove stuff, for example on the last chorus before the outro beats, theres usually some chords added

as long as you have an intro and outro, youre probably good, and actually you dont even need that, jesse has been pretty much getting rid of that stuff recently and doing like an 8 bar intro, just loop the shit when youre playing it live, not that hard
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