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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #90 on: Jan 30th, 2008, 11:43am »

this question is maybe in this topic already..

but i'm lookin out to buy me some notebook, for producing but also for dj'ing (maybe some serato or something) cause i'm using turntables + pioneer cdj's..

so my actually question, is there any reason every party I go they all use Macbook's? what can a macbook do more then an other notebook.. ok i want to buy a macbook, but i'm a windows user, so what advantage does a Mac have on producing, or is there no problem with buying myself another notebook?

thanks,
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #91 on: Jan 30th, 2008, 3:42pm »

People are using Macbooks for different reasons. Mac exclusive programs, standard firewire and usb 2.0 options, "better" performance than windows, or to fit in. A mac can be picked up off the shelf and it's easy to get low latencies and solid sample rates. A lot of the Windows machines at major retailers are just crap for people looking to do audio work. It'd be much better to custom build.

I use a MBP, but I run windows on it for audio. Why? Because I was able to strip everything else out I didn't need (It looks like Windows 98), it's on a partitioned drive dedicated to audio only, most of my programs are for Windows, etc. The thing screams.

The caveat? I use my old Windows machine for DJing.

Be careful of any macbooks with non-Texas Instruments firewire devices. Google it.



on Jan 30th, 2008, 11:43am, Nessuno wrote:
this question is maybe in this topic already..

but i'm lookin out to buy me some notebook, for producing but also for dj'ing (maybe some serato or something) cause i'm using turntables + pioneer cdj's..

so my actually question, is there any reason every party I go they all use Macbook's? what can a macbook do more then an other notebook.. ok i want to buy a macbook, but i'm a windows user, so what advantage does a Mac have on producing, or is there no problem with buying myself another notebook?

thanks,
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #92 on: Jan 30th, 2008, 11:26pm »

Really both of them are on even ground. Just that mac's were made with designers and musicians in mind so they bundled some pretty basic software that would benefit those who are. But let's face it, those who are in those fields are probably going to go out and buy the Adobe suite, or Logic Pro/Pro Tools. That goes for any OS. No one's going to want to settle with Microsoft Paint or Garage Band. I'm going to have to say though that MBP's are some of the most powerful laptops out there, and if you got the cash it wouldn't be a bad move. It's all up to you though. It's more just OS preference than anything. I've been a pc user all my life and just recently switched to Mac only a while ago and am liking it alot more. So I've had the best of both worlds. One thing I do like about macs is how they organize files.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #93 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 2:19pm »

on Jan 30th, 2008, 11:43am, Nessuno wrote:
this question is maybe in this topic already..

but i'm lookin out to buy me some notebook, for producing but also for dj'ing (maybe some serato or something) cause i'm using turntables + pioneer cdj's..

so my actually question, is there any reason every party I go they all use Macbook's? what can a macbook do more then an other notebook.. ok i want to buy a macbook, but i'm a windows user, so what advantage does a Mac have on producing, or is there no problem with buying myself another notebook?

thanks,


the good things about macs if youre gonna be performing on one is youre not gonna get a lot of crashes or arguments so your audio isnt going to all of the sudden freeze up because of something or youre not gonna get a pop up that changes windows so you have to click on the window you want again

theyre purdy too
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #94 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 2:22pm »

on Jan 29th, 2008, 08:24am, Joseph wrote:
cool. yea I think we'll just get a 49 right away. I'm not sure what our music will be like, but a 49 should be enough I think. A 61 would be a bit intimidating since im not a top notch pianist ahah, im "ok" at most.
But maybe not axiom series then. We're not really looking to buy another piece just for drums, it'd be nice to have decent drumming capabilities on the same gear.
What do you use btw? Could you recommend anything within a fairly similar pricerange as the axiom 25 or 49?
thanks for the reply btw! :]



i use a novation ReMOTE SL 49 key

i believe they sell a 37 key sl compact for roughly 300-400?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #95 on: Feb 2nd, 2008, 6:33pm »

ok few things
1. Mastering a mix tape made in ableton..any suggestions...im really sketched about the amount of samples/tracks im using in each audio 1,2,3, thing is there a general recommendation?
i dont even really know what mastering entails other then setting volumes to sound all homogeneous

2. is there anyway i can get the filter effect often used by mstrkrft like on the wet/dry pioneer 800 board to manipulate and record it?


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« Reply #96 on: Feb 2nd, 2008, 8:28pm »

on Feb 2nd, 2008, 6:33pm, Kingnangelo wrote:
ok few things
1. Mastering a mix tape made in ableton..any suggestions...im really sketched about the amount of samples/tracks im using in each audio 1,2,3, thing is there a general recommendation?
i dont even really know what mastering entails other then setting volumes to sound all homogeneous

2. is there anyway i can get the filter effect often used by mstrkrft like on the wet/dry pioneer 800 board to manipulate and record it?




im a big fan of the ozone plugin for mastering, and yeah, i suppose if you had an audio interface, you could route that sound out into your filter, then route it back into a new channel and then splice that over what you wanted to filter
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #97 on: Feb 3rd, 2008, 07:11am »

alright cool. thx taylor & zanno
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #98 on: Feb 8th, 2008, 5:06pm »

So if anyone here has ProTools and is actively using it specifically FOR electronic music, does anyone have any recommendations to any good tutorial sites or know of DVD's I can buy? I'm soon getting ProTools LE with the MBOX Pro 2.
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« Reply #99 on: Feb 8th, 2008, 5:47pm »

uh, digidesign actually sells a dvd with lessons and lesson sets loaded up onto it, not only that, but they offer courses (not free of course)...also i was looking on amazon, theres a textbook used by berklee college that looks promising
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« Reply #100 on: Feb 8th, 2008, 6:37pm »

on Feb 8th, 2008, 5:47pm, Taylor wrote:
uh, digidesign actually sells a dvd with lessons and lesson sets loaded up onto it, not only that, but they offer courses (not free of course)...also i was looking on amazon, theres a textbook used by berklee college that looks promising


Yeah, as a matter of fact I'm ordering this sweet bundle: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Digidesign-Pro-Tools-Mbox-2-Pro-Factory-Package?sku=702529

As far as that description says, I get some DVD's with tutorials in them. So would any of you say this is a good deal or is there anything better? I was orginally going for the MBOX 2, and then MBOX Pro 2, and now for sure I'm getting the MBOX Pro 2 Factory Bundle. Well, whenever they get it backordered... Sweet deal or no?

Plus I have a 20% off coupon.
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« Reply #101 on: Feb 8th, 2008, 8:33pm »

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Remixing-Professional-Dance-Floor/dp/0876390440/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202528850&sr=8-1

heres one of the books, go to the "users also bought" section, i think theres one about, pro tools

im looking at this once i get a job/talent

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Digidesign-Digi-003-Rack-Pro-Tools-LE-Workstation?sku=240637
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« Reply #102 on: Feb 9th, 2008, 1:37pm »

Yeah, I have a job and I still (unfortunately) getting the 1 lesser version of that rack. But at least I get all this stuff I needed in one nice package w/ a 20% off discount. But I'll get that rack one day though...

I'm more than likely buying some books from there. Good find, Taylor.
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« Reply #103 on: Feb 9th, 2008, 3:18pm »

i really want the mixer 003, but i usually do my mixing in the box, that and i intend to have black lion hot rot my pres and put in a clock, you cant put in a clock on the mixer, only the rm version
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« Reply #104 on: Feb 9th, 2008, 8:19pm »

on Feb 9th, 2008, 3:18pm, Taylor wrote:
i really want the mixer 003, but i usually do my mixing in the box, that and i intend to have black lion hot rot my pres and put in a clock, you cant put in a clock on the mixer, only the rm version


Damn, dude. Who funds you or invests in you? Can you take a pic of your studio. I'm over here struggling to buy a damn MBOX and I'm 22!
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