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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #495 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 7:20pm »

on Aug 10th, 2008, 6:54pm, Kyran wrote:
Yeah I'm studying jazz.
I think it really helps my music creation a lot. For example when remixing, you can do a lot of crafty shit like playing stuff from different keys that still fits. If I didn't know my scales and modes, I'd spend forever trying to figure out what fucking key I'm in/what I should play next etc. It helps if you can play an instrument or have some musical background.
Nothing helps you make salty bass lines like jazz
Some of it doesn't transfer obviously. I can't ever remember hearing a tritone substitution in an electro banger, but I suppose it's possible.
I'm also into a lot of progressive metal stuff, so I know how to sneak a 7/8 polyrhythm into a song



unrelated , maybe you know this .
most of my mp3s are 192kbps they sound good to me are they sufficient to dj with ? , but for better sounding mp3s I'd want to import music with a 320kbps / sample rate of 44.1 khz , i think , but what is optimal settings for channels ( i can choose auto , mono or stereo ) and stereo settings ( choice of joint stereo or Normal ) ? Also is it a good idea to use VBR to save space ?
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« Reply #496 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 7:22pm »

omg noooooo

320 CBR, stereo, the only way i roll besides WAVs and vinyl
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« Reply #497 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 8:01pm »

on Aug 10th, 2008, 7:22pm, Taylor wrote:
omg noooooo

320 CBR, stereo, the only way i roll besides WAVs and vinyl


Thanks alot dude , one more thing though

These are my setting for itunes import

160 kbps ( mono ) /320 kbps ( stereo ) , 44.100kHz , stereo , Normal Stereo , optimized for mmx / SSE , using MP

I think this is good , but i'm unsure about the 160 kbps ( mono ) why is this here ?

I did have my music collection in WAV . but the files are to big until i get a Hd Now I have to reimport them all the right way .

except alot of my music is 216 kbps or 256 from amazon / itunes ect. Is there a way to increase the quality on mp3s , all my mstrkrft , boys Noize is 216 , and I can't fully use them , some songs don't exist in a physical format. Do people go to blogs to get 320kbps mp3s ?

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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #498 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 8:01pm »

on Aug 10th, 2008, 4:46pm, antvez wrote:
how well does everyone know how to play piano? sure we can all design cool sounds but when it all comes down to it we are all, with the exception of a few, making music on the keyboard. does everyone know their scales, chord patterns? how advanced in music theory are some of you? how does balancing between musicianship and craftsmanship work? sorry if this topic has already been brought up.


I'm all self taught, piano atleast. I've been playing guitar and bass for like so long I can't remember when I started so I'm basically good to go on those instruments. I took jazz guitar for a little bit. Funny stuff because I could bust out zeppelin solos and write very cool and bizarre acoustic guitar progressions, before I knew any music reading and even now I'm basically illiterate when it comes to reading music. I know how chords work but thats it. Go by ear mostly, just playing around when it comes to piano. I can improvise on the diatonic scale on the piano but I can't fit in the black keys much I think I'm good technically though so it helps hide my lack of piano knowledge
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #499 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 8:09pm »

on Aug 10th, 2008, 8:01pm, VUVUVU wrote:
Thanks alot dude , one more thing though

These are my setting for itunes import

160 kbps ( mono ) /320 kbps ( stereo ) , 44.100kHz , stereo , Normal Stereo , optimized for mmx / SSE , using MP

I think this is good , but i'm unsure about the 160 kbps ( mono ) why is this here ?

I did have my music collection in WAV . but the files are to big until i get a Hd Now I have to reimport them all the right way .

except alot of my music is 216 kbps or 256 from amazon / itunes ect. Is there a way to increase the quality on mp3s , all my mstrkrft , boys Noize is 216 , and I can't fully use them , some songs don't exist in a physical format. Do people go to blogs to get 320kbps mp3s ?

thanks again


make sure the download site offers 320s, like junodownload

itunes sucks, dont trust them, when i payed for a song and it turned out to be in 128kbps i almost bought i plane ticket and a shotgun just to give old steve jobs a piece of my mind, fuck itunes
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #500 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 9:01pm »

on Aug 10th, 2008, 7:22pm, Taylor wrote:
omg noooooo

320 CBR, stereo, the only way i roll besides WAVs and vinyl


I don't like itunes for the DRM too , but I still listen to music with it ,

A you a Mac user? Jesse has said good things about g5 macs , but his is more pricey Than what I can afford . Am I really better off with a G5 imac than my core duo imac for making music ? Do you know any cheaper but adequate macs for making music ?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #501 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 9:17pm »

on Aug 10th, 2008, 8:01pm, thetechnopagans wrote:
I'm all self taught, piano atleast. I've been playing guitar and bass for like so long I can't remember when I started so I'm basically good to go on those instruments. I took jazz guitar for a little bit. Funny stuff because I could bust out zeppelin solos and write very cool and bizarre acoustic guitar progressions, before I knew any music reading and even now I'm basically illiterate when it comes to reading music. I know how chords work but thats it. Go by ear mostly, just playing around when it comes to piano. I can improvise on the diatonic scale on the piano but I can't fit in the black keys much I think I'm good technically though so it helps hide my lack of piano knowledge


I know the basics. I started out playing saxophone, then piano.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #502 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 9:52pm »

so i've started using logic as a sequencer.

two main questions for anyone who uses it. Is it true that OS X does not support VST plug ins. But it does support VST-X plug ins?

If thats the case where does one find VST-X plug ins or sounds for logic in general?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #503 on: Aug 11th, 2008, 02:29am »

on Aug 10th, 2008, 9:52pm, gavinmac wrote:
so i've started using logic as a sequencer.

two main questions for anyone who uses it. Is it true that OS X does not support VST plug ins. But it does support VST-X plug ins?

If thats the case where does one find VST-X plug ins or sounds for logic in general?



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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #504 on: Aug 11th, 2008, 03:26am »

on Aug 11th, 2008, 02:29am, ClassicCult wrote:
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #505 on: Aug 11th, 2008, 03:36am »

on Aug 11th, 2008, 03:26am, sinuspain wrote:
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« Reply #506 on: Aug 11th, 2008, 06:21am »

read the title, its making electronic music, not stupid back and forth arguments over the internet

as for the vst/vst-x thing, i wouldnt know, i only use au and rtas, generally when i install something it works in logic and pro tools and ableton as well, im pretty sure apple is going to be gay about it though because theyre just so fancy with their proprietary formats

you would think in an industry as creative as the music one there wouldnt be proprietary formats, but hey, i guess its just about the money to them
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« Reply #507 on: Aug 11th, 2008, 09:30am »

on Aug 11th, 2008, 06:21am, Taylor wrote:
read the title, its making electronic music, not stupid back and forth arguments over the internet

as for the vst/vst-x thing, i wouldnt know, i only use au and rtas, generally when i install something it works in logic and pro tools and ableton as well, im pretty sure apple is going to be gay about it though because theyre just so fancy with their proprietary formats

you would think in an industry as creative as the music one there wouldnt be proprietary formats, but hey, i guess its just about the money to them


did you get my question from before taylor or you've covered it already? I've read alot of this board and others . what do you use ?

apple users find the podcast " Making Music with OS X " it seems pretty awesome and free soft synths links , many things related to this topic .
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« Reply #508 on: Aug 11th, 2008, 09:35am »

Oh yes , and look at your local library , I influemced mine to buy several books , and other materials , sheet music , They should have books on abelton , midi , sony acid , protools , ect.... with demos and instruction , read all the books and buy the tapes I'll show you the ropes kid ........
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« Reply #509 on: Aug 11th, 2008, 10:31am »

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