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by ortamusic
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Stumped for inspiration?... read on...
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: Stumped for inspiration?... read on...

Weird. This is the fifth thread today when I read about writer's block. Didn't really know that it was such a big problem for producers. Basically any sound you insert in a DAW can set you off on a new adventure. I think it's more to do with a person's psychology, rather than not having ideas.
by ortamusic
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Some clarification on a Robert Henke technique
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Some clarification on a Robert Henke technique

Robert Henke is a fantastic producer. One of the most creative guys out there with great sense of musical texture. I could not recommend him more.
by ortamusic
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Stay away from Midi?
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

Re: Stay away from Midi?

There's nothing wrong with MIDI - you just gotta use it wisely without sounding too cheap. There's an EQ for everything :D
by ortamusic
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: FM8 tutorials
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: FM8 tutorials

I wouldn't really spend a lot of money on tutorials. You can find basically everything you need for free online...
by ortamusic
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHAT IS DUBSTEP? A guide to start with is here.
Replies: 532
Views: 181409

Re: WHAT IS DUBSTEP? A guide to start with is here.

Hot thread! But it's really difficult to define dubstep these days. It's more like music revolving around the power of bass.
by ortamusic
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: The Drop Thread // How To Make Drops
Replies: 265
Views: 21848

Re: Drop not heavy enough

Accent the bass - but make sure you don't overdrive it.
by ortamusic
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Why One Shouldn't Fear Writer's Block
Replies: 31
Views: 2902

Re: Why One Shouldn't Fear Writer's Block

Exactly. Writer's block shouldn't even exist. Fear does though. When I feel that I'm blocked and don't have any ideas I just wait a bit and the ideas will surely come. People shouldn't be so frustrated about writing tunes, it should be more of a natural process.
by ortamusic
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: NI Massive Tutorials
Replies: 31
Views: 2858

Re: NI Massive Tutorials

A quick thank you is in order. I bookmarked nearly everything from these tutorials :D
by ortamusic
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: How do YOU produce music?
Replies: 34
Views: 4190

Re: How do YOU produce music?

I usually try to mix things up. There are some occasions when I start out with building a strong groove. Other times I just play guitar and mess about with chords and different chord progressions. On many occasions I just create some sort of noise in my DAW and go from there. It differs, really. And...
by ortamusic
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Thought's on these headphones?
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Thought's on these headphones?

I know that this doesn't really fit in your budget but I just gotta say it: Grado SR60s are really great and the quality/price ratio is one to absolutely consider. Do a quick google search on it!
by ortamusic
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Screwing songs?
Replies: 40
Views: 2145

Re: Screwing songs?

There are many more ways you can "screw" a song. Try bitcrushing different parts of it or maybe even pitch some parts up. Or maybe gate a bunch of your tracks?
It only depends on how creative you get with what you have. Cheers!
by ortamusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Sampling drums - pro's and cons
Replies: 34
Views: 4651

Re: Sampling drums - pro's and cons

Just use clean samples if possible and try layering them with other drum sounds - that'll definitely work out best for ya
by ortamusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Ableton how to see whats eating CPU
Replies: 16
Views: 1205

Re: Ableton how to see whats eating CPU

Review your individual tracks and delete effects that you're not using. That usually happens to me most of the time. Plus you could easily free tracks, that'll get the CPU running smoothly again. Whoa man, 60+ tracks - that's a huge ass arrangement right there!
by ortamusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: soundcloud wont let me upload a specific song.
Replies: 14
Views: 1509

Re: soundcloud wont let me upload a specific song.

I think you should just wait a couple of hours and everything will be back on track - maybe it's something wrong with their servers.
by ortamusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Where to find Accapellas
Replies: 29
Views: 3559

Re: Where to find Accapellas

Sweet thread - I actually was not familiar with a bunch of these sources :)
by ortamusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: [FAQ] Where to get drum samples?
Replies: 72
Views: 7580

Re: Drum Packages?

Try layering sounds, that always leads to some places you would've never thought you'd see... or hear :)
by ortamusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Dubs & Tunes for Feedback
Topic: MASTERING ADVICE AND TIPS!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: MASTERING ADVICE AND TIPS!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!

hey man, I might be able to help you out with some links, just shoot me a PM!
by ortamusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Sound Design // FM Synthesis // Foley // Field Recording
Replies: 85
Views: 45698

Re: Sound Design // FM Synthesis // Foley // Field Recording

Wow, exactly. There's too much stuff to learn here! And I'm definitely running out of time!
by ortamusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mastering & Mixdown (ft. The Money Shot Thread)
Replies: 64
Views: 63713

Re: Mastering & Mixdown (ft. The Money Shot Thread)

Wow! So glad I found this thread - fantastic!