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OCAU - "I'm not a death metal guitarist" / I make beats thread

Discussion in 'Musicians' started by ^catalyst, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Paronga

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    i don't deny anything you've just said.

    I guess when i notice it, it's too much!
    I'm sure most of the time i don't hear it it is still there in some way shape or form.

    Now i'm just wondering how i can do it on my electribe!
     
  2. osmodiar

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    I'm not that familiar with the electribe but I doubt you could do it with that alone. You would probably need to record the output into a sequencer and put a compressor over the channel, then run a silent drum track alongside it feeding into the compressors SC input.

    Got the vintage heat expansion for Maschine today, looking forward to giving that a bash tonight.
     
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    Sidechaining is rad. It can be over done but it can also realllly give an element of track some much needed rhythm.

    Remember too in Ableton you can side-chain off muted channels...

    /me wishes maschine did side-chaining.

    I also just bought a Novation Impulse49. Seems ok. More play required. ...someone at home just landed a kaoscillator aswell, keen as to play with it!
     
  4. Paronga

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    hmm.
    well the electribe has a compressor built in.
    not sure how good it is...
    blegh.

    Anyone here really not fond of software?
    or is it so fucking awesome these days that people look back and see hardware very far in the distance?
     
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    ^catalyst

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    I like hands-on, so maschine is dope. WAaaaaaaaaay easier than an MPC too :D

    I suppose what I'm saying is, you will see more hardware/software combos in the future; tactile hardware coupled to flexible software is good.
     
  6. Edstructicon

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    I love software.

    I don't need to go and buy a drum machine, step sequencer, synths, cables and hook them all up to an amp/PA. Then you also need mics and/or some sort or recording device, plus the room to setup all this stuff in.

    These days its a laptop + control surface - and you can gig with the same setup, no more vans full of crap trying to carry it all in to the venue.

    I'm just waiting till they manage to digitise guitars, and I can play that on my PC too :p
     
  7. osmodiar

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    I love hands on hardware as well but without software what are you going to record and edit with? Multi track recorders aren't cheap, and I can't imagine working on a tune without a visual representation of it not to mention the unlimited flexibility of effects and bus routing you can do with a few clicks.

    Also latency and timing issues are virtually non existant until you start trying to sync in external hardware.

    The integration of Maschine and it's software is really impressive, there's no syncing issues because the hardware is just a trigger, the sounds are generated by the software. Although I don't like using the Maschine sequencer because it's clunky compared to midi editing in Cubase, fortunately the developers have covered pretty much all bases so I can use Maschine inside Cubase as a VST and do all the editing the way i'm comfortable with. There's a maschine masterclass video available if you've got one hunt it down I found it really useful
     
  8. DJ Fusion

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    Just listened to Thunder Bay for the first time in a while, god I feel like grabbing that track and going 'select all -> quantize'. :p
     
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    Yes, It is fun. I too have had trouble syncing stuff over hardware midi. In software shit largely "just works".

    I'll look into that video.

    Just had a listen to it. It's not really his best stuff imho. Fuse on the other hand, different story.
     
  10. Raykay

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    I think the song, My People by The Presets uses side chaining.
     
  11. Raykay

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    Went ahead and made an account with sound cloud
    http://soundcloud.com/c6-productions

    I'll put some more variation of music up there, just starting so things will improve.

    The songs I do are more the kinda songs my friends like to rap to as well ones I like making..

    They also are way more repetitive than a lot of the music I've been hearing but I think that after vocals are added, it would sound a lot better.
     
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  12. wisie

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    New toy ;)

    [​IMG]

    Just like when I bought my first camera I'm pretty hopeless and overwhelmed but having fun so far.
     
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    NIIIIIIIIIIIIICE.

    You moved to Melbourne???
     
  14. wisie

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    In Jan! How about you show me a thing or two? Will compensate in beer ;)
     
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    Man I want one!!!
    Don't know what it does though :p
     
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    lol Raykay sounds like you're going to have a really bad case of GAS.
     
  17. Raykay

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    I can probably tell what its going to be :p
     
  18. Paronga

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    hey raykay,

    your beats are sounding pretty crisp.
    Well mixed. a bit repetitive but you know that already!

    keep it up mate.
    Also, why is the link c7-productions but the page says c6 and your avatar?
     
  19. Raykay

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    Hey thanks man,

    I didn't notice that mistake, just fixed it now. :)

    I want to learn more about how to do variation and things like that. I find that a lot of the rap and hip hop I listen don't have too much variation.
     
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    While I'm still starting and fresh, I'm thinking of trying Pro Tools instead of logic..

    I think I'll find Pro Tools better, since it is the industry standard? Probably better to get used to it.
     

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