Yeah, I like being very technical with things so making the noises and shit was always really fun. Shit, I've been experimenting on and off for about 7 years now. I finally figured out a decent question to ask besides, "how I make sound? " I'm glad I've gotten the responses you guys gave, I was skeptical about asking on this forum because it's a dubstep forum. Dubstep in my opinion is kind of lacking a lot. I could explain the basics in about 5 steps(minus the technical stuff like sound design). But yes, I figured the biggest thing I need to do is experiment and learn on my own, I'm just happy to have the information the other fellas gave. Music theory is a really good place to start.£10 Bag wrote:You can use theory to break music/emotion down and try to form a basis for a tune, but really, I don't think you can teach this kind of shit in an organic way.
"I have making sounds and mastering the right way and putting things in the correct order, but I'm stuck on trying to get a certain mood or emotion into the song"
- it sounds to me like you're approaching music in a technical, utilitarian way. I also get drawn in to the technicals more than the songwriting at times, but really, once you've finished fannying about with plugins, you need to be able to lay down some raw funk/dark/comedy/headbanging shit, and that's not something you can put in to words IMO.
If you're really trying to say something genuine with your music, the notes will come naturally!
If you have a girlfriend, get her to dump you, then you'll write some emotional beats for sure. Or you could just sample some rain.
Can't wait to get crackin'.