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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #945 on: Dec 26th, 2008, 9:33pm »

i made something close to the katy perry sound with a small attack, a little bit of release with a sawtooth and sine waveform. and then a arpeggiator running on 1/16th notes with a low pass filter. on a juno modelled vst. i also made it play over 3 octaves.
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« Reply #946 on: Dec 26th, 2008, 9:52pm »

Jesse isn't really the music theory guru though. He is pretty wicked at dance production.

I look at music theory as just that- theory, which you can use to formulate your own innovative ideas. If you follow anything like a strict rule, you're not going to be able to creatively express yourself.

Jazz musicians are arguably the most innovative and yet if you ever try to study any jazz, you'll find it's also extremely theory intensive. Learning the theory behind a tritone substitution gives you a whole bunch more options for playing over a ii-V-I progression. That gives you two dominant chords to fuck with. Altered, diminished, and scales from parallel keys. That gives you a lot more melodic options. Also, being able to relate "rules" together can inspire you to do other interesting things, modulate keys, use different modes, etc.
I'd say learn theory if for nothing but knowing the rules you're planning on breaking.

Also, for the other side of the coin, sometimes restrictions force you to be more creative. Ever try to write an elaborate chord progression using only two notes? Or try to fit chords around a chromatic melody? Stuff like that forces you to be really creative.
Any time I've ever been stuck in a box, learning new theory stuff has helped me come up with new ideas. I guess it depends on how you look at things.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #947 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 09:56am »

on Dec 26th, 2008, 9:33pm, LukeSwits wrote:
i made something close to the katy perry sound with a small attack, a little bit of release with a sawtooth and sine waveform. and then a arpeggiator running on 1/16th notes with a low pass filter. on a juno modelled vst. i also made it play over 3 octaves.

damn i don't know anything about arpeggiators, but i'm listening some to examples of them now and it makes sense. now is a good time to learn about them i guess!
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« Reply #948 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 10:10am »

I don't know why you guys keep talking about arpeggiators... I don't hear any at all
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« Reply #949 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 10:41am »

on Dec 27th, 2008, 10:10am, Kyran wrote:
I don't know why you guys keep talking about arpeggiators... I don't hear any at all

yea, i'm learning about the arpeggiator right now and it doesn't sound anything like kate perrys song. it actually sounds like completely opposite lol
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« Reply #950 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 11:05am »

theres an arp in there, its just repeating 16ths
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« Reply #951 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 11:23am »

really? well i have no idea whats going on about this arp business damn
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« Reply #952 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 12:09pm »

I hear the 16th note rhythm but it's still staying on the root note. Not actually arpeggiating a chord.
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« Reply #953 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 4:14pm »

I'm having trouble getting any kind of sound to come out of logic, just switched over. it registers the notes though
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #954 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 4:23pm »

i don't know man, you just kind of have to be logical about it.
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« Reply #955 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 4:55pm »

wonder is someone could help me.

Im using abelton and ive got it setup for DJing. Obviously some songs are louder or quieter than others, and im wondering what i can do about normalizing them all, apart from going through them and guessing whether to make them louder or quieter. Ive got a limiter on the master channel to stop it going in the red to much.

Thanks for any help
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« Reply #956 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 5:31pm »

on Dec 27th, 2008, 4:14pm, mbond026 wrote:
I'm having trouble getting any kind of sound to come out of logic, just switched over. it registers the notes though

Do you know how to import mp3's? If so, you can probably do some remixes of some songs.
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« Reply #957 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 6:34pm »

on Dec 27th, 2008, 4:14pm, mbond026 wrote:
I'm having trouble getting any kind of sound to come out of logic, just switched over. it registers the notes though


check your preferences and your audio outputs.
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« Reply #958 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 6:58pm »

on Dec 26th, 2008, 09:27am, Mewithouttwo wrote:
Sorry if I'm annoying anyone but I trying to find a good Djing/CDJing set up.

A fellow friend of mine recommended that I buy this just to play around with and get started on

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Numark-CD-Mix1-Dual-CD-PlayerMixer?sku=800421

, while after lurking around a little further on Musiciansfriend I also found this

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Numark-FUSION111-DJ-Package-with-CD-Players?sku=808468

I've been performing live so far with merely my computer (Surkin-style kinda) and am hoping to invest in a beginner/entry level product.

Any thoughts/opinions/suggestions are greatly appreciated.



i have the cdmix2

its pretty much a wedding dj machine, it sucks bigtime and the eq knobs are way too close together, right now i just use it listen to cds

you can beatmatch on it but its a serious pain in the ass to do
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« Reply #959 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 10:30pm »

on Dec 27th, 2008, 4:55pm, n3marco wrote:
wonder is someone could help me.

Im using abelton and ive got it setup for DJing. Obviously some songs are louder or quieter than others, and im wondering what i can do about normalizing them all, apart from going through them and guessing whether to make them louder or quieter. Ive got a limiter on the master channel to stop it going in the red to much.

Thanks for any help


well, you can increase the decibels in the track settings when you click on a track and you can pretty much tell how loud or quiet the track is going to be just by looking at the wavetable (if the wavelength is hitting the edges or close to hitting them your track should be loud enough) or you could just make sure you download higher bitrate files and you shouldn't have too much of an issue with normalization.
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