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Postby freak & genius » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:46 am

Minimal music doesn't mean minimal effort.
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Postby morro_e » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:57 am

deadly habit wrote:memo feature on phones

use that a lot too!
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Postby pdomino » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:03 pm

Not saying by who but ....

"Loud isnt always good is it"
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"A delay plug-in doesnt just delay your sound!Play with Plug-ins"
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Postby shig » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:06 pm

I made this thread back in april, and looking at what I listed in my first post I've got to say the two most important things I've learned since then are also two of the most basic:

1. Sample choice. Especially when used for percussion, spend time finding or creating the cleanest and most precise samples you can. Good samples arranged in a fresh format = half the song done.
2. Learn the synth you're using. It's better use one synth I knew inside and out than 5 synths I had the basics with. The more you use a synth, the more nuances you find, elements unique to that synth you can incorporate into your sound.
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Postby intzudub » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:34 am

rendr wrote:Listen to lots of different tracks on acid and compare them to your own, it's a real eye opener :o


I feel that one, hear shit for what it is
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Postby flippo » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:51 am

become a rudeboy or badman
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Postby LFpHUNK » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:57 am

shave ur pubes...makes you MUCH more aerodynamic.
i live for it so dont hate on me sucka

http://soundcloud.com/lfphunk/lfphunk-xxplosive-loot
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Postby deadly_habit » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:25 am

of you cant listen to it on repeat for ages without it sounding original or fresh, don't send it out
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Postby back2onett » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:18 pm

not really advice just some techniques I've picked up

If you think something is missing from your tune but you don't know what it is, render a loop of what you've got and play it in VDJ (or any DJ software) and just mix it with other tunes, it gives you a good idea of what else can fit in your track. I've been doing this recently and I've started adding more to tracks (atmospheres, ambience all that good stuff)

Also if you've got a little keyboard or anything like that break it out and jam along to what you've got so far, it's so easy to get lost in the technical details of DAWs and lose your creativity and can't express how much this helps.

NOTHING is more important thatn getting the right sound, as long as it takes and however difficyult it might be it WILL be worth it

READ EVERYTHING, there's so much free, worthwhile information out there
How does I wobbled bass?
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Postby continuumdnb » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:29 pm

"Dance music is structured in groups of 16 bars."
goodeh wrote:is that good? cause it was accidental, i just copied the drum midi clip and pasted it into the bass channel....

http://soundcloud.com/spndwn/Parity
http://soundcloud.com/spndwn/sinu


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Postby jaydot » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:54 pm

This. ^
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Postby 3za » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:47 pm

i'll start.

1. bitcrushed reverbs
2. have a melody were every note uses a different sound every note for the whole song
2 keyboards 1 computer
Sure_Fire wrote:By the way does anyone have the stems to make it bun dem? Missed the beatport comp and would very much like the ego booster of saying I remixed Skrillex.
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Postby lowpass » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:16 pm

-Parallel expansion
-Sidechained reverb (Reverb gets compressed when drums hit)
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Postby LordBid » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:16 pm

re sampling a reverb from like a kick drum or something and cut the hit out of it.... could be cool
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Postby curmee » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:25 pm

unistalling all :q: software...
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Postby green plan » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:31 pm

lowpass wrote:-Parallel expansion
-Sidechained reverb (Reverb gets compressed when drums hit)


Parallel expansion? Is that like the opposite of new york (parallel) compression? So you have it massively expanded on a send and mix that into the master? Rad.
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Postby mc wayne » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:33 pm

listen to genres of music outside of dubstep for inspiration :D:
head of brostep defence
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Postby LordBid » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:40 pm

mc wayne wrote:listen to genres of music outside of dubstep for inspiration :D:


WAT?!?! no I jest I really enjoy listening to jazz for some inspirational moments
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Postby vazt » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:47 pm

finishing tunes.

Staying off forums, facebook and pron.

put a donk on it.
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Postby vazt » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:51 pm

ok not pron
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