Boomer EditionNew to production? Read this before asking a questionhttps://pastebin.com/p2QUqMzjGIVE feedback to get feedback.Post WIP's in; https://instaud.ioor any other anonymous audio online storage website.DON'T link to Soundcloud or youtube etc, anything that is not anonymous is considered self promotion and will result in bad feedback.LAST THREAD >>88229686
>used to make music years ago>no theory knowledge but I could achieve good results by ear>don't make music for a few years>try again today and everything is good except the chords are worse than before I started making music>mfw I forgot how to harmonyWhat do I do?Should I just cheat and use a plugin that makes chords for me?
Why do I feel like I'm so close to something good but still so far from it? What am I doing wrong?https://clyp.it/0hnjbas5
https://clyp.it/4venfrdvdoes this mesh well?>>88264718use 'riff machine' or some chord generator if you can't come up with chords on the fly or... simply buy a mini keyboard.
>>88264829The record scratching is too much. Like if you are going to do that, only do it once.
>>88264694I wish my father like many other fathers bought me an entire guitar rig and perhaps a drumset and bass for my other friends to try making a band when I was young, a lot of parents actually do this because they want their sons to have what they never had or at least want them to try... That looks like a cool dad, my father went for a pack of cigarettes and never came back.Anyway, I'd end up doing something like My Chemical Romance so I'm glad he went away.
>>88264718theory is a meme. just understand scales and experiment interesting chords progressions from there.
Sammy, did your computer work?What happened to the stream?It suddenly disconnected and we didn't hear anything from you.
>>88264718nigga, you have the entire internet at your disposalhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJTWoPGfHxQF9_lHsxnmfrpkSQNQLlzqT
>>88264912I'll try that, but I don't want to have to rely on a tool.Being able to make my own music is much better.>>88265013That's what I did, and it was fine, but now I can't anymore for some reason.
>>88264718Yeah, get Cthulhu and download preset packs that have chords grouped by scale. several packs are out there
>>88265064I'll try that, but I don't want to have to rely on a tool.Being able to make my own music is much better.Isn't there a way to learn how to make chords in a piano roll?
>>88265173The basic idea is you use every other note in your key ascending from your root note. That'll get you triads, 7ths, 9ths, and 11ths.
>>88265331I know that, but they suck and are too basic.I used to make much better chords (they weren't good, let me be clear, but compared to now it's night and day) by just placing notes on the piano roll and altering the spaces until they sounded good and had the sound I was looking for.Somehow now I can't do that anymore.
>>88265395literally everyone deals with this anon just keep trying
>>88265418But how did I not have to deal with it when I was new?
how to make disturbing industrial noise stuff
>>88265450i havent had the same creative energy the whole time either
>>88265450Either you were lucky or not as critical of your work.
>>88265459try and fail for 5 years
>>88265545>Either you were luckyI made more than 20 songs before the hiatus and I never had problems.>not as critical of your workEven listening to them now they're still much better than what I make now.I think the reason is that I haven't listened much to music during this time, so I guess my musicality suffered a bit.If that's the case then listening to a lot of music should be the cure, but isn't there another way to improve that you guys know of?
Someone post a good beat and I'll spit something over it for later in the day
>>88265686>https://instaud.io/3MSR>>88264864(not him, by the way -- I just got done listening to his clips are they're pretty bare for you to spit on)
>>88265847>https://clyp.it/el1nxfnudrill shit. what else can i say? get a grime/drill rapper to spit over it.
got ignored last thread lolhttps://instaud.io/3MGV
>>88266009is this using samples? kinda neat
>>88266044thanks manonly thing sampled is a few of the drums
https://clyp.it/pmhyl3kv?token=919c75a1dc49dcbac0cc8bd68f2e6200>>88265847 the progression of the track kinda snuck up on me, real subtle. well done
how do you guys remove drums from samples? I usually just try to EQ it right and throw on some effects to make it sound like a noise kinda thing, but I feel like there's better ways of going about this.
>>88266243Are you trying to do the Dreams remix?
>>88266284no, what's that?
>>88266425/prod/ tried a remix contest some time ago, and the randomly selected song was Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, which had insane bleed in its stems, making them very hard to use.
>>88266009Sounds cool. If you're looking for stuff to improved try adding some more variety to that top line. Maybe like some stepwise passing tones emphasizing where the harmony changes. I think the second half of the phrase needs something more than the first.
>>88266513>more variety to that top line thanks man definitely gonna do that, a few things are still straight looped 8(
>>88266497I'm still working on my Dream remix. Got a loop running as we speak. Maybe I'll have something worthwhile in a month ;_:
how do i improve my idm https://clyp.it/uqc1xwwb
>>88266652I'm still procrastinating on mine too lmao.Maybe I'll have something worthwhile in a year.
>>88265450If you don’t understand the concept of chords now, you never really understood them in the first place.
>>88266856What do you mean?
>>88266868just think stacked notes thats all you need to know
>>88266951I know what chords are.I just can't make them as well as I used to.
>>88266951Also now that I think of it, my rhythms have also worsened, but I've always had problems with that, so I'm not sure.
>>88266951>just think stacked notes thats all you need to knowEh, kinda.To be completely correct they have to be 4 or more notes stacked on top of each other with three or four spaces inbetween like this.
>>88267116never heard of a triad bud?
>>88264694God I hate French schizo retard boomers. They don't want to embrace metal yet they don't want to embrace electronic music. They're stuck in their bubble of Dad rock+French Chanson. Which I am not intruding. They're cool genres but French Boomers think they're special for liking them. which is not the truth. I'm a zommerfag and I like all genres, doesn't make me deep though.
>>88267215i dont even know what youre saying
>>88267236I wish too. It's just that the French are too snobish to admit that they like a genre. (My expreience at least)
>>88265847I spit something over this beat, I might finish it later if you're still in this thread laterhttps://clyp.it/eapibcht
>>88266656of any one who listened could share their opinion that'd be cool. also very excited to take part in this discussion of what a chord is.
>>88267282>>88267236Most of them aren't even aware of Gojira's existence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqB4YPcacdo
>>88267286Anybody know how I can improve this in terms of production and rapping? I'm still developing my voice and don't usually do anything as hard as drill more like r&b and trapsoul. I was thinking of doubling the vocals so it's like a chorus
>>88267324lol i like it, double vocals might sound cool, you should go even harder, fucking scream that shit
an anon gave me the idea to synthesize the sound of coins hitting something a few weeks ago(?) when i was v :(((( herehttps://instaud.io/3MUNno samples no resampling
>>88265678>I think the reason is that I haven't listened much to music during this time, so I guess my musicality suffered a bit.>If that's the case then listening to a lot of music should be the cure, but isn't there another way to improve that you guys know of?Sounds like you were basically training your ears. I know my ear training goes to shit if I don't practice. Try doing actual ear training https://www.teoria.com/en/exercises/
>>88267431Nice, thank you very much.Which ones are most useful for my situation?
What's missing? What needs to go?https://clyp.it/3ksiqtum
>>88267286Yh i probably aint gonna do much with the beat would be better if your more on beat but do what you want with it
>>88267695the low pass is excessive. also work on the levels, nothing “pops” and the track feels dull as a result
>try to make a house track>it sounds like hip-hopwhat the fuck?! >>88267411Very nice. But those are coins in a fairly tight bag and taste like salty milk. Now how about some coins that are free to bounce around after they hit something?
>>88267898>taste like salty milk:(!BRUH that would be a whole project.... i have kind of an idea of how to do the settling/wobbling flat but idk how i'd go about the rolling <.<maybe one day
https://clyp.it/pmhyl3kv?token=919c75a1dc49dcbac0cc8bd68f2e6200I stayed up all night making this, I'm pretty fuckin proud of it. I took an entirely different approach to this track than I have any other, I'd like to hear your thoughts on it, feedback, what do you hear in it?
What does /prod/ like to drink?My favourite is fruit juice with street dust.Can't get enough of it and I often stop in the middle of my activities just to get some of it.What about you?
>>88267451Most important is intervals, but also, chords, chord progressions, rhythmic dictation maybe.
>>88268500Thank you very much.
just found out theres genres other than trap and ambient. this world is crazy
>>88268520>posts no proofyou really think someone would do that?just go on the internet and tell lies?
>>88268724>le classic memeyeah that was probably a shitpost bro
>>88268239>fruit juice with street dustHoly shit I thought I was the only one
>>88269005I almost regret missing the stream
how fucked is the mixing on thishttps://instaud.io/3MXt
>>88269454You didn't miss much.
>>88268183>what do you hear in it?pure $0Y but regardless of my tastes it doesn't sound bad
>>88270154compress it and post again
>>88269005That's not actually %100 legit street dust you can find good and quality street dust in other places, I've taste the difference with common dusty electronics and the taste is way different from a pure %100 dirt dust that actually arises from the rural areas or places with no pavement, the taste is a total different thing and the juice you can say gets fermented in a better way producing full bodied juice, persistent, rich and warm by test, in presence of tannins.I love how it dries your mouth but gives that leaves it with the ability to drink twice as much and satisfied.
>MXL 990I think two anons recommended these mics a thread or two ago -- are they good for recording drums and saxophone?I see that they're on sale for $70 and I might pick up two because someone on 4channel told me to. Currently only have an SM57.
>>88266656Reminds me of Bogdan Raczynski. Try adding more movement to ur synth soundsm
Messing around with autotune and serum, what do you guys think https://clyp.it/krbfefry
>>88273540it's shit but it might be usable chopped into a sampler, what autotune have you used?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrEP3ZODF4QHow to get this low guitar sound?Octave shift, low pass filter, gain, reverb, detune?
>>88274115Actually, no octave shift, I'm just not used to people actually playing single notes lines in that register lol.
>>88274115>detuneChorus with mild settings maybe. Yeah. The rest of what you said sounds right. Mild gain.
>>88274115>low pass filter, gainyou can literally hear the filter go upbruh, do you play guitar? just turn your tone knob down into an amp with a bit of gain lol
>>88274230oh yeah I forgot that's what chorus does lol. No wonder I never wanted to use it.
>>88274304yeah I play guitar, but I haven't bothered plugging it in for a while. And my interface is busted so this is what it sounded like the last time I tried to record guitar:https://instaud.io/3KDq
>>88274331>https://instaud.io/3KDqIt sounds like you're sitting by a fire. Very nice and comfy.
>>88274388Thanks. I'm a microwave, so that's usually the feeling I'm going for.
>>88273730Antares in fl
is there some kind of audio software in which i can input the precise pitch in hertz of every note?
>>88275174ableton's operator does thatthat microtonal autism will not bring joy, anon.
>>88275238This doesn't bring you joy?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp7VjBtOJ74
>>88275355you made my face scrunch up- fuck noand i'm guessing you're an anon spreading fagotry here...I hope you make what you want but otherwise heck you
this is boomer edition but should i post my semi-ironic sadboi garbage
Can I put my spare computer monitor on one of my studio monitors without it having much of an impact on the overall sound quality?
>>88275394I am in fact responsible for 100% of the fagotry in this thread, but I'm not the same person as the guy who asked how to input precise pitch.
https://clyp.it/e4uof5de?token=dbccdf18ac327546e231ccc1a534f4c0what genre is this
>>88275355holy shit this was one of the things that made me love just intonation and stuffbeautiful, amazing piece
New heat out now boyshttps://clyp.it/vjtw3c5r
>>88275238i love the 12-tone system and will probably spend the rest of my life using itbut my idea was to try arrange some bach fugue and chorales so that every single interval is in tune to the harmonic series
>>88275355if you showed me this 10 years ago I would've been like "this is fucking shit"I get it now, but it just seems masturbatory
>>88276163The chip-tune style pluck feels a bit out of place imo, maybe add some more release to the ADSR or turn it down a wee bit
>>88264829I have a two big suggestions:Make the bass change up with each chord changeup on the scratches, also, reduce the release on the bass just ever so slightly, and also change up the rhythm of the scratches slightly with each pass.It's pretty nice though, I like the idea behind it.
>>88273540what the fuck is this holy shit
>>88264694Ableton is off 25% currently. No excuse not to get the best DAW for electronic music.
>>88276779>the best DAW for electronic music.That's strange. I didn't see you mention Renoise in your post.
>>88277210Uhm yeah, that's because I have sex
Can someone download this and tell me what's in it? I only have 100MB left on my hard drive.http://cdn.mos.musicradar.com/audio/samples/musicradar-emo-samples.zip>>88277335>I have sexCongratulations.
>>88277461Nothing in there that wouldn't rot away with the other gigabytes of samples you never use
I've been trying to hunt down the source of a strange noise in my recording chain. Google has not been much help. Recently got a new computer and so setting up everything anew. Every couple minutes I get a super high pitched noise come through my monitors. Adjusting buffer size does not seem to affect the noise. Have not had something like this happen before on previous computers.
>>88277755I should add that I am using Reaper with a ur44.
>>88266243You can't, don't try
>>88267300Obviously your drums are fucked. They're too quiet, too samey and there's no lows. Try varying aspects of the same drum / slice, use glitch 2 vst. You need a fairly consistent loud kick too, look into referencing with magic ab. I see what you're going for, a kind of Vordhosbn, so you need to really study that including the balances, look at it through an EQ, but also each drums. I would put that track in your DAW and slow the tempo down to see wtf's going on.
>>88277755Is it a sort of square wavey sound? If so, go through and start unplugging stuff at the wall and just repeat the process until you've found out what it is. I had a similar thing recently and it only stopped after I unplugged all the crap I wasn't using. How overloaded are your wall sockets?
>tfw finished a song>can't think of a name for it
>>88278167Post it and I'll name it for you.
>>88278184I've finished it but I haven't recorded it. I write all my songs in guitar pro before I record.
>>88277907I definitely have a lot of stuff plugged in, though on seperate outlets (same house circuit though).I suppose i just gotta go piece by piece unfortunately. Thanks
>>88279001>>88277907More of a shrieking feedback sound but very brief and intermittent.
>>88279009I once had a light saber type sound that was caused by a baby monitor in the neighbors house emitting RF that were being picked up by monitors. Hopefully its not something like that.
https://instaud.io/3N4IVideo game/movie soundtrack/Dungeon Synth Pretty new to producing. Started 2 months ago with Audacity, now 1 month of learning to use Reaper. How does it sound production wise? I don't even know should beginner like me even try to produce anything orchestral or should I have just have started with something easier with less tracks and just learn actual mixing and perhaps mastering
looks >who you know > musical skill
>>88280083That is wild
Meme of the day
>>88280890just use the keyboard
YOU NIGGERS IGNORED ME
>>88281716do you use autotune?
this is a fucking DOPE ass chill gen bros
>>88278167>not just smashing your keyboard to get the namethat's what I've done for every single thing I've ever made
>>88278167Have some inspiration
>>88275174My own. https://instaud.io/3N6M
What you guys think? Is this some bullshit product, I am seriously considering getting a onehttps://www.aliexpress.com/i/32776427185.html>According to A coustic Revive scientific theory and experiments, Schumann wave (7.83HZ frequency) can reduce the interference of radio and electromagnetic waves, thereby enhancing the details of the music, enhance the S / N, reduce the standing wave. But also can have a positive video upgrade (vividness and contrast), and people will be affected by the impact of Schumann wave can effectively relax, better listen to the details of the sound.
>>88265064>preset packs that have chords grouped by scaleNot him but I'm not finding anything.All I find are EDM genre-based ones.
>>88277712I was more curious as to what an "emo sample" would be... like, are they lines from movies? But for sure, I have gigs of samples that I never use.
>>88280890Yay, I have been meme'd! That's perfect; my lanky ass even has a giraffe neck....but seriously, use the keyboard. How can people stand clicking around on a piano roll or typing notes into a tracker? It makes my skin crawl.>>88277461>>88284066>http://cdn.mos.musicradar.com/audio/samples/musicradar-emo-samples.zipThey're actually bass/drum/guitar samples and they're complete shit.https://instaud.io/3N98Who uses trash like this?>>88282103Why is FL Studio your default program for opening .wav's?>>88283449>I am seriously considering getting a onePlease don't.>>88284290>https://clyp.it/gtrm0ylq>Purchase your tracks today.People pay money for music like this?I'm too much of a boomer to understand trap.
>lost all motivation to practice my instrument>incredibly bored when practicing or when fiddling with new tracks I haven't nailed down>end up just continually writing new material to a few chords and not expanding on themWtf is this what depression is like?
why do i sound retarded?https://instaud.io/3N9u
HEY REASONFAGSWhat do you think of this?http://cdm.link/2019/05/hardware-reason-rack-extensions/
/sounddesign/ or finishing songs up today hmmmmm>>88284480>Wtf is this what depression is like?yeah, then it advances to can't even come up with chords even though you've been playing music for a decade, and eventually you don't enjoy making music or doing anything really, then you don't want to get out of bed ever. Shit's realWanna know the real secret weapon? Taking care of your mental and physical health so you actually have motivation and energy (:oh.... god....
>>88284997I'll check when I'm back from working my second job. Gotta pay those Swedes somehow.
>>88284636I think this is why you should mimic other artists before trying to make something original.>>88284997I got Reason so I wouldn't need a bunch of shit cluttering my room.>>88285304I'll start exercising tomorrow.
writing an entire song with iris using a sample with ambiguous harmonic content shit hurts but it sounds v niecceee (8
>>88287980What is iris?
Anyone got their sample libraries for kontakt or omnisphere or whatever running off an NVMe M.2 drive? Building an audio production PC and trying to figure out if I should get a 1tb NVMe as my main sample drive or a 2tb SATA SSD. So far I think I should go with the 2tb for the extra space, doesn't seem like the speed of the NVMe will make that drastic of a difference in terms of sample-streaming performance.
>>88288062no cute girls can fill the void that k-on left man :(((izotope iris. it's a (very meh) sampler that you plays back only certain frequencies/times you draw in; it's a unique instrument that hasn't been fully or even partially expanded upon for such a great idea. If you're into arca he endorsed it lol
>>88288140>izotope irishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x31jgoCzbu4ahhh, the possibilities are infinite! I'll never be able to make music with all these options.
>>88288233tbqhwyanon it's probably my least used instrument just because it's so straight forward.... completely sample dependent, but there's not really a whole lot of "sample manipulation" going on, shit's basically a fancy filter with some of the trash distortions as a bonus, you've gotta bounce down if you want to do real sampling or granular shit after that
>>88288071I run several TB of kontakt off a regular external USB 3 HDD, a large project that uses about 32GB of ram for kontakt will take several minutes to cache to the point where I can hit play. Note: Just because the instruments cache eventually to 32GB does not mean I'm using every single note in every single instrument. So it still works out, as its dynamically cacheing. I would just imagine it will be seconds in your case.So basically, while USB 3.0 HDD, thunderbolt HDD is perfectly functional, going anywhere beyond will just be several factors better.The main bottleneck for my giant Kontakt projects is RAM (32GB ddr3) and CPU (3.7ghz quad core xenon e5), NOT HDD recall. So keep that in mind. Hope that helps.
>>88288071I would get the 2TB because it doesn't take long to go over half a TB and then maybe things won't be as fast on a single TB
>>88289262Sammy died, Demarcus offed himself, and Phaser's new meds are working.
>>88264694Is that the blueface dance?
>>88289652Yes.You can tell by the fact that the moves are the same, and that the guy is Blueface.
>>88272235Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well.
My throat is ill and I'm feeling a taste of blood lately https://youtu.be/8TLO1O31HaY
>>88289729Please respond to this: >>88265015
Why the fuck do people buy hardware synths worth thousands?No seriously, why?>inb4 muh knobs>inb4 rich/lush analog feel
>>88265015Yes it works thanks for caringI returned the shitty psu and the cx550 arrives tomorrow
>>88289756Nice.Did you try it?How's the performance?
>>88289778YesIt's ok, runs amplitube and slate verbsuite easy like it's nothing. I once checked and it had 4gb of ram in use but I still had 12gb free lolI'm reading on overclocks so I can get the best (safe) performance with the iGpu and do some gaming
>>88289617none of that would be surprising... but fuck man, how would we even know? :S>Phaser's new meds are workingdid you just make that up or did he actually mention medication?haven't seen him surface in a minute.... >>88289751some people can afford it and like......enjoy it? weird right?as long as they're not faggots about it who gives a fuck dude
>>88289859That's good man. Happy it's going well.
>>88289872I made it up. Actually he seems to me like the sort that would avoid medication for fear it would make him less of himself.And yeah, there's no way to be sure. I've pretended to be both Sambo and Demi in the past.
>>88290262>I've pretended to be both Sambo and Demi in the past.yeah that shit's pretty obnoxious... He does seem to be the type to avoid it like that, but having fucked with meds for depression and having a terrible experience+studying psych imo people take medication way too lightly lol
>>88289751If I had a shitton of disposable income I'd buy a few synths, an electropiano, and some tape machines because I think they'd be fun to play with.So basically>muh knobs
>>88290262Look my ill throat video, it was posted just now.
>>88290304Oh I'm 100% sympathetic to an aversion to psychoactive medications.I'm really happy my parents refused to have me medicated for behavioral issues when I was a kid.
>>88290353>I'm really happy my parents refused to have me medicated for behavioral issues when I was a kid.And you ended up on 4chan. It was really good indeed.
>>88290378this is one of the most tame and normie friendly boards lol>>88290353I am jealous, i was pressured to alter my brain chemistry o__o
>>88290403>>88290353Is 1 or 2 pills of escitalopram and olanzapin enough to change your brain chemistry?
>>88290304Forgot to quote that one>>88290455
>>88290455>escitalopram>selective serotonin reuptake inhibitorit's literally supposed to alter the balance of neurotransmitters in your brain, so yes.I wasn't meaning to imply that it's not the right choice for a lot of people, because it absolutely is, just that we collectively hand them out as a first resort as if there aren't risks and there aren't other alternatives (namely therapy, which still has a stigma attached and people see as less convenient)
>>88290571What has changed on my brain after taking 2 pills of each
>>88289617Lol, funnily enough I did in fact get a prescription for benzos but I haven't taken them.The cons are much worse than the pros so it doesn't really make sense.At least in my situation.>>88289872I'm mostly lurking as of late.>>88290262Pretty accurate desu.>>88290353Based and redpilled.
>>88290619What has changed in my brain after 2 pills of escitalopram and olanzapina
>all these people making music that nobody's ever going to listen toIsn't that like playing catch by yourself
>>88290592>>88290695you're going to have less serotonin and be less reactive to some other chemical that's metabolized from something else, idk i just skimmed the wikipedia article of olanzapin because idk it.>>88290619not all of those make sense>>88290675>not abusing your medspfttttpost more, i miss you bro :(
>>88290734the pleasure i get from making music and feeling satisfied with it and discovering new ideas and learning is completely separate than the pleasure of having somebody else enjoy it
>>88290734More like recording yourself masturbating in the hopes someone with industry pull sees your stuff and offers you a job.
>>88290735>>not abusing your meds>pfttttToo much of a pussy for that I'm afraid.>post more, i miss you bro :(I'm sorry man.I've been thinking of leaving 4chan at least for a while.Just enough to get my life in order (as it takes so much of my time and attention) with a tighter schedule.I'll experiment with allocating 4chan/Internet time to specific hours for now.Are you GNA?
>>88290850shit's basically just less convenient alcohol lol>I've been thinking of leaving 4chan at least for a while.>Just enough to get my life in ordersame except it wouldn't help 8(I hope you get it together though manyes
>>88290878>same except it wouldn't help 8(Why not?>I hope you get it together though manAnd you as well my friend.>yesAre you on Discord?Is your profile picture a person looking to the right?If so, could you log in for a minute?
>>88286255Damn bro I like that ur being honest but that kinda hurt. Is it really that bad?
>>88291019>https://instaud.io/3N9sNo, sorry, it's mostly sound choice and I wasn't thinking. Industrial music is a thing that I didn't consider. I feel like you could fit in there.
>>88291015I HAD MY SUSPICIONS WTFWHO ARE YOU
>>88285304>then you don't want to get out of bed everHow do I avoid reaching that stage? I am fuckin scared, I don't enjoy music anymore and my house is turning into a big pile of trash
Can you guys get a mod to unban Samuel from the discord
>>88291283Whyever would we (or you) want that?
>>88291283why the fuck would anybody want thati want him banned from 4chan altogether
>>88291293>>88291300Just so he doesn't khs
>>88291300>>88291293Are you mad because he actually tries to go outside and make music with other people instead of playing with synths on his bedroom forever
>>88291310he isn't some neet with no friends wtf>>88291325>i'm not sam by the way
>>88291343I got a 8 to 5 job that forces me to shower every day but stresses me to the point of dizziness and I my "friends" are people I happen to play with and I barely chat with them
>>88291442bruh i'm sorry your real life isn't satisfying but you have to be not a faggot online if you don't want to get chased out
>>88291516I won't shit up the discord I promise
>>88291555I don't believe you, but even if I did i don't go on the /prod/ discord because they're faggots too
>>88291600I could just join the server with another account if I just wanted to shitpost
>>88291645If i had to guess it would be that you got banned for either flipping out at someone who criticized you or you just posted your shit way too much the same way you do here, so you'd be identifiable with a new account which is why you're asking to be unbanned
>>88291705Of course it would be identifiable if I posted my music retard
>>88291742i'm saying that your problem isn't as simple as "just make another account" and you were bullshitting that you could just go right ahead and rejoin the server as you were before
>>88291794I can join it with another account just to have a chat
Any of you /prod/igies know how to extract the backing track from this?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEidXw-tAQY
>>88290850>I'll experiment with allocating 4chan/Internet time to specific hours for now.This can help, but I think the best approach is to only use the internet when you have a purpose. The mindlessness of browsing is the real danger.
>>88292870>The mindlessness of browsing is the real danger.So this is where my weekends go. I think I should leave too. Will you guys still be here when I'm gone so when I do come back... I won't be alone ;_;
>>88292870True.I was just talking about it on Discord with the other Anon.Ideally I should just disconnect the computer from the Internet and only reconnect it at the end of the day after all the work is done, but I want to experiment with different options too.Like putting Firefox inside a TrueCrypt container to make it a hassle to use it, so I don't fall into procrastination out of habit.We'll see what ends up being the most effective (at least for me; not sure if everyone's the same).
I'm nearing my wits' end. All I want to do is make music at the moment and I can't because I'd upset my housemates (who don't even charge me rent) if I actually go at it full force, because it'd be too noisy. I'm also severely broke, about to flunk out of uni, depression, self-hatred and nihilism is seeping into every facet of my life and I can't make it stop. I've created a fucked up goal of a renting my own house and building up a studio and not letting ANYONE hear what I work on until I'm satisfied with it because I don't know how to interact musically (or casually) with people. There is no way to realize this in a timely manner because I need to work on something like right now, I feel like life is slipping past me and I've done absolutely nothing with it. Sorry for the bitching but I'm looking to other musicians for advice and no one in my life really understands where I'm at right now.
>>88293048What kind of music do you want to make? Can't you make it all on a computer using headphones while people are around?
>>88293002We shall all leave, so when you do come back, you won't find anybody and will stay out of here.Maybe we should ask the shitposter to finally ruin /prod/ once and for all so we don't have any excuse to stay.Just joking.Just find a way to use it in moderation. No need to be so drastic unless you absolutely can't do that.
>>88293103I did absolutely nothing but listen to music and refresh 4chan all day.Actually, I did download a bunch of sample packs from musicradar/sampleradar and then I listened to one and it was absolutely terrible. No wonder they're given away for free. It's like they're 8 bar loops made by...
>>88293161Same, pretty much.
>>88293161fuck I wasted a bunch of days like that, it's definetely the lack of inspiration, you should try something like a new plugin or messing around with the stems of a song you like or even buying new gear, it helps a lot
>>88293099I still do not entirely know. Lately I've been listening to mainly industrial, rock, and techno after years of generally /bleep/-tier stuff. But I've dabbled in probably every single electronic music genre possible with using a DAW and a few VSTs and sample packs.>Can't you make it all on a computer using headphonesThat's what I've been doing, since around 2012, and a couple of years ago I bought some monitors to work on stuff when no one is home, which is pretty much never. The mixes always go to shit and become lifeless because I'm still learning and trying to carve out a style. There is probably about a couple weeks or less of actual "studio" days where I could work on mixes through these speakers for a few hours since I got them around 2015. While I enjoy working with VSTs and such, I want to record more instruments like guitars, drums, percussion, and even my shitty voice if I can get it better. Whatever I'm doing and have been doing for the past few years isn't working out and for the first time in my life, I'm beginning to consider that it isn't just me being trash, it's also my environment.
>>88293270In my case I don't think it's lack of inspiration. I was working on my Dreams remix yesterday and came up with some good ideas that I want to expand upon but today I was just dreading having to go back to work tomorrow for another 50+ hour week. Sitting here telling myself I was going to do some work so I could come home at a reasonable time... nah.By the way, do we have a list of all the Dreams remixes? I vaguely remember two: one by a guy who sang the vocals himself and another one that I remember existing but can't remember what it sounded like.
>>88293368>I was working on my Dreams remixplease tell me this is an ongoing joke
>>88293368This is the other one:https://soundcloud.com/vince-vantronic/dreamsI also posted a WIP sketch of mine, but I'm not gonna post it again because it's embarrassing.
>>88293368we don't have a list, I don't think there was enough people for making one
>>88293390I wish.>>88293366>I want to record more instruments like guitars, drums, percussion, and even my shitty voiceI feel you on that one. Can you rent studio time at a place near you? I feel like that could get expensive though...>>88293441Thank you. I wonder if I saved any of the others. I might check next weekend.
>>88293472>dreams remix>tracker autism>it's not even renoise autism multiplierchecks out
>>88293472>studio time Yeah, that costs too much for the amount of time I'm gonna want. And I don't know how to communicate any ideas or plans to them because I seem to be in a permanent experimental phase. I'd also have to be completely alone.
>>88293472BASED IMPULSE TRACKER
>>88293502:D>>88293441>https://soundcloud.com/vince-vantronic/dreamsThis is great! ...except for that digital grindy noise that continues throughout the whole piece. Did he ever explain why he did that? The rest of it sounds so good.>>88293598It's actually Schism. I'm sorry for being a poser.
>>88282202 what is it
I just started "producing" 5 days ago, well composing music, I cant make super big projects or make high quality shit or mix since I've got a shitty laptop and crappy earbuds. Anyways these are two things I've madehttps://clyp.it/bsqhaafb this one is supposed to be a lofi beat, starts with chill guitar, transitions into a bluegrassy lick which was supposed to more midwestern, then the beat. Recorded with my laptop mic, the bluegrass bit is recorded with my electric unplugged in emajadd9 tuning.https://clyp.it/umb5ug32 this is a heavier beat i made, scream recorded with laptop mic so it sounds like shit and its not something I normally do
>>88293726>https://clyp.it/umb5ug32NO! Stay away from the trap meme please. You can make good music as indicated by that guitar playing in your first link.
>>88293818thank you anon, and as for the second it was more so to see what I could do after I recorded a scream, wanted a heavy drop and something that sounded evil, gotta get experience in what i can starting outhttps://clyp.it/mh1cvw5qthis is the first beat i made, more guitar, just a looped beat though
ay yo ima beatmaker
>>88293368I'm the guy who sang, I took it down because I eventually took it down because my vocals were too quiet and still had some timing issues.Still it was interesting to work with a vocal track, first time I ever did that.
If anyone is interested there's a used CZ-101 up on ebay starting at 150 USD.
Is there a way to map ableton's automations to the volume of an audio track?I want to turn my accordion into a knob.
>>88295872To my surprise, my accordion isn't as horribly out of tune as I remember it. It actually sounds pretty good in some keys. Mostly the very flat or very sharp keys.
>>88295872I think version 10 has its own envelope follower, but if you're on an earlier version you'd need to look for a Max For Live envelope follower to do the job. It'll track volume changes and you could use that to write automation.
>>88296122Nice, I am using 10. Technology is fucking magic.Accordion filter sweeps here I come.
>>88296183If you came to my house I'd feed you some nice rice and give you a back massage. You seem tense.
>>88296227yeah a bit
>>88296260I'll take care of you anon
What are the best theory books?I tried reading music notation years ago but I felt that my pea sized brain is too slow for it. I'm currently reading hooktheory and it's good so far, but now I feel like I'm missing out for "cheating" by not learning the proper way and skipping sheet music
>>88296183I'm diggin this, the drum beat feels a little crowded if that makes any sense but it is trap so I get why there's so much goin on with that.Anyway I never really uploaded any of my music here, so here's my first time sharing and looking for feedback.https://clyp.it/xlajz00s?token=3c9dfa3318cbd340109cc017d76b0fbb
>>88296663What kind of music do you want to make?
>>88264694The sooner you leave /prod/ and make music for yourself the better. Been here for years and I'm sick of my music being ripped to shreds when in reality it isn't THAT bad. Call me a pussy or whatever, but after years of it, it gets old. And those few times you actually get good criticism, it doesn't make it worth it.
>>88293048>>88293366I can relate to these texts: it sucks to make compromises. You cannot except to mix good with only your headphones especially if you are a beginner. When you have more instruments/stuff going on: In fact, you cannot even make good mixes while playing them quiet or moderate: you need good monitors, you need to blast them and you need to know what the fuck is going on.Because I have limited time to play my songs during any day, I just focus on trying to record quality tracks and saving everything for later use. It gives me peace of mind that I still have all the stuff ready to go, it is all down to mixing it right maybe some day when I get the chance to actually sacrifice few weeks for the whole process. Currently I am just focusing on raw mixes.
>>88297012>Been here for years and I'm sick of my music being ripped to shreds when in reality it isn't THAT baddenialthings that are even slightly good get praisedonly time you get ripped if it's good is if you were previously being a faggot and posting it in response to an earlier conversation
>>88296935all kinds of stuff except classical i guess. I'd love to be good enough to make good shit in any genre of popular music. Dub, reggae, synthpop, funk, RnB, rock, at least some noob tier simple jazz or jazz-influenced pop, acid house, cumbia, trip hop, trap, cuban son, experimetnal stuff anything that comes to mind..It'd be a dream come true. That's virtually impossible for me though. I'm a poor CS student from a shithole country, so my time is very limited. But I want to try to get as far as I can in music>>88296999Thank you!
who has a macbook torrent for fl ornlogic or anything?
https://instaud.io/3Ni8How does it sound?
>>88297387Just wait for the first/second of every month, that's when Audionews opens up and they have pretty much everything you could want
>>88293726>https://clyp.it/bsqhaafbHow did you even make thisYou use Ableton?
>>88297135>you cannot even make good mixes while playing them quiet or moderateYep. And I of course made the mistake of getting JBL LSR305s which do not output its full frequency range unless it's at a moderately full volume (aka too loud..)>I just focus on trying to record quality tracks and saving everything for later useThis is what I would do but I rely heavily on dynamics. So i need some things to be quiet and some things to be super loud. I also think I'm going to want to start composing around lyrics. I guess doing it the way you're describing might be my only option but I hate working through a track when I'm not happy with how it sounds overall. Good luck on your endeavors. I like to think producers like us will be able to put a lot of soul in our work when we finally get the environment we need.
Do you guys have any tips on treating the high frequencies of hats, tops, and stuff like that? For Electronic music more precisely.My mixes often sounds "papery", I use a lot of loop samples of tops and shit, but it looks like it makes my mixes busy in the high end, but it's not cristal clear and clean.
>>88298158just put soundgoodizer on the master
>>88297982Even if you have good monitors, it has been nightmare to mix bass frequencies on low volumes. You always, and I mean always, end up compensating too much when playing the songs too quietThe bass is all over the place in all of my mixes currently because I try to mix when other people are around etc. end up playing them with really moderately low volumes: then I when I get to blast them or listen them at my friends house for a reference: too much bass, way too much bass.It is the only frequency I cannot master currently and just the reason is that I cannot mix loud
>>88297982>I like to think producers like us will be able to put a lot of soul in our work when we finally get the environment we need.People like us end up having 6 month projects turning into 4 year endeavors. Sometimes the projects get too big to handle and you lose all perspective: you end up having external hard drives full of material that you need to work through, the piles get bigger and biggerI am currently at this stage and I am terrified
>>88298454Mix with your eyes. puT UP A TRACK you like and look at the eq then mid sides and imitate it's comparative balance
>>88298158What are you doing to your channels? Compression can mess with highs and I don't even use it anymore lol, you don't need to layer hats shakers etc just have one at a time
>>88295872Use the mapping, chains etc videos on this online
>>88298158I can't relate to the papery description. Are you willing to post a example? I think a common problem folks run into is having too much freq content stomping in the same freq range domain- not doing enough subtractive eq to push each percussive element into its space, or just not treating high frequencies at all and having them pile up in a shrill pile of 8khz.
>>88298511I'm already in a stage like that. I have HUNDREDS of live sets and there are only a handful I come back to try and work on. When I have the fucking time to actually, y'know, practice a skill like a normal hobbyist would, I will find a way to make decent tracks. I don't want to stick to a certain genre, but I do have perspective. And most importantly, I'm too stubborn to quit because I don't enjoy anything else in life the way I do when I'm creating sounds. I have to stop myself from listening to music at times because I know I'll get too inspired, the ideas will flow and I know I can't do anything with that inspiration at all.
>>88297832I’m using reaper cause I have no money, recorded the guitars with my laptop mic, played the virtual instruments, programmed the drums, and added the effects how I wanted.
Why is the bottom note of a chord the most important?Shouldn't it be the top one, since it's the one you hear better?Like, if I change the bottom one the sound barely changes, but if I change the top one it changes dramatically.
>>88298454use reference tracks and use span to see at wich levels their bass sits, it helps a bit
>>88298996Don't know, could have something to do with how we hear pitch. Every note includes the harmonic series and the loudest is the lowest while the overtones are gradually quieter the higher the pitch in acoustic instruments and vocals
>>88299178But the fundamental of the top note isn't necessarily lower than the fundamental of the bottom one.
>>88299193True, I'm just saying that's how pitch is in nature. What do you mean by 'most important' anyway. You could argue it isn't since melody which is higher is more important than bass.
>>88298996It depends, I mean I don’t know if it’s considered as such. But you can invert your chords, and they’ll have a different quality. Like if I play C D F# A, maybe with the C and octave lower than D, it’ll sound different than D F# A C definitely, and play it two octaves lower and it’ll sound even more different, then you can rearrange the order you play the notes to C F# A D and it’ll be the same chord and sound different. It’s just depends, it’s important in the fact that in a triad it denotes the root, but of course you can invert triads and whatnot.
>>88299243Neither are more important than the other, they both are symbiotic and rely on each other. You need to lead in the bass and in the higher registers. Your bass will establish intervalic and rhythmic relationships with your melody which will give them more sense.
>>88299243By 'most important' I mean that it defines what chord it is and is called the "root".Or for example, every time I've seen someone make chords out of a melody they took the line and added notes on top, making the melody the bottom notes of the chords.>>88299248Of course, but outside of inversions it kinda is.
>mfw my tracks always sound better before I start "mixing"
>>88299305I don't think that's been answered. Its like asking why do people prefer diatonic music to noise based music. Who knows? Why is music, why are we here?
>>88299547>Its like asking why do people prefer diatonic music to noise based musicBut that's a fact of life, not a rule that somebody made.Nobody decided that diatonic music sounds better than noise, but the bottom note being considered more important is something that people decided.What I'm asking is, why did they decide that?
>>88293441https://soundcloud.com/vince-vantronicVery impressive Soundcloud! Lots of good stuff on there, I like the Piano tracks you have, and your compositions vary alot.I'm not a pro by any means but also put more time into mixing/mastering.https://soundcloud.com/vince-vantronic/dreamsThis one could use more punch and I think some of the higher frequencies you could reduce>>88296793This one I likeI think it could be improved if you can give the Harmonics and/or Instrumentation a bit more Variation at a point.One Idea would be to have the Bassline also do a little melody at one point, where the other instruments give mostly Chords/Appregio for AtmosphereAnd maybe introduce a new Instrument in the middle frequencies to fill out the sound moreI know you want it to sound calming and not hectic, but maybe you can also find more sounds to use in the drums for variation>>88297421I like the Harmonics of this and the classy kind of sound it has to it with the base and Piano, great stuff so far.You could find more different motives to alternate with.You might also want to experiment with maybe putting a Soundgoodizer in the Master to see what different mastering can do to give it bit more punch and crisp.https://soundcloud.com/vince-vantronicHere is my Soundcloud page in case anyone can give feedback:https://soundcloud.com/bitzapple>Trash Electro>Distortion>Melodic>Drum & Bass
>>88299579The guy who set up western tonality wouldn't have said the root of a triad is the 'most important' note of a chord. As you say, others don't treat it as the most important. Simon and Garfunkel for instance
>>88299697But a lot of people still treat it as the main note, or the "foundation" so to speak.Why is that?I mean, it works from a music theory perspective, but why?
https://instaud.io/3NkVKinda just screwed around, might make into a full song. I feel like the mixing on the lead is weird, should I do something with it or am I just hearing things?
>>88299690>Very impressive Soundcloud! Lots of good stuff on there, I like the Piano tracks you have, and your compositions vary alot.>I'm not a pro by any means but also put more time into mixing/mastering.>https://soundcloud.com/vince-vantronic/dreams>This one could use more punch and I think some of the higher frequencies you could reduceThanks but that's not me.I just reposted his link because Anon asked.Sorry for not making that clear.
>>88299690there is a dedicated thread for soundcloud circlejerking
>>88299724I don't know, just how music in a given key works like I said its a mystery. Could be because we're familiar with it, as in conditioned to accept it, or it could be inherent in humanity but probably not so much as equal temperament isn't a natural division of pitch system, or both
>>88299724> a tone with a frequency of 300 Hz and another with a frequency of 200 Hz are both multiples of 100 Hz (100 × 3 and 100 × 2 respectively). Their interval is, therefore, an aggregate of the second and third partials of the harmonic series of an implied fundamental frequency 100 Hz.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_intonationA higher note can seem like an overtone of a lower notes fundamental rather than independent of it. Maybe that's your answer
>>88299879I'm not talking about familiarity at all.I'm not sure we're on the same page.>>88300020But that's the opposite of what happens.The top note doesn't get "blended" in the lower note's overtones, but is more audible.Even when playing chords with sine waves (so no overtones involved) the top is the most noticeable and the one that makes the most difference in the sound.
https://instaud.io/3NllAny advice regarding the mixing/mastering? I completely suck at it.When exporting the master (in Ableton) should I check the "normalize" box? I believe it's not good because it raises the master level artificially, am I right?.
>>88300063Are you trolling now, who says higher notes makes the most difference and are more noticeable apart from you? I'm out, why don't you research it yourself if you're really into the subject
>>88300143Maybe I'm weird, but if I make a chord and I change the top one it makes much more difference than if I change the bottom one.In fact, when I want to whistle or hum a chord, it's always the top line, not the bottom.Doesn't that make it the most noticeable?
>>88300282A melody isn't a chord
>>88300297I'm starting to think you're the one who's trolling here.
>>88300340You understand that when you hum a note of a triad, it could be the root you're humming in a higher register?
>>88300419Yes I do understand that.What I'm saying is that that's never the case.I mean, I'm not deaf, I can tell which note of the chord I'm humming, and it's always the top.
>>88300501You mean the fifth?
>>88300510If it's a normal triad, yes.Or even if it's not, or if there's an inversion or something, the top one is always the most apparent.
>>88300523The bottom note of a chord isn't the most important. Music theory could have labelled pitches and pitch functions differently but it didn't.
>>88300664>>88300523get a room
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqgImHIjb2khow to make grimy beats like this one?
>>88299758I overread that in the OP sorryCan't seem to find a threat though
WIP, need some comments on this. Lots of room for improvementhttps://instaud.io/private/f1e2fdadcbc6135c4a0ae86d4b6ed82e5d75156c
>>88300944dig up grimy samples>>88302557you got some good ideas going on with your synths there but your drums are kinda lacking, especially the kick feels like it should be more dominant. I really like the last 15 seconds but the lead melody isn't enough to carry the rest of the track imo.
Hello I'm fucking retarded and I'd like to ask if someone could please spoonfeed me a little bit so that I won't blow money on shit that won't help me.I've read the pastebin/reddit FAQ but shit's not clicking for me because I have smallbrain.I want to record (bass)guitar on PC. What is the bare minimum I need?I understand that I need a digital audio workstation, which is no problem because I've been pirating shit all my life.But how do I actually get the sound into my PC? What's the thing called that will let me plug my instruments into my PC without making use of an amplifier or microphone?
>>88302557I really like this. Have you considered adding some bass?
>>88302877An audio interface.
>>88302796>your drums are kinda lacking, especially the kick feels like it should be more dominantNoted. Gonna play around with it more>but the lead melody isn't enough to carry the rest of the track imoYep I kind of just threw in the last part because I wanted some kind of transitional cooldown so it could somehow segue into the beginning melody. thx
>>88302915Thanks, yeah i have. I'm thinking of adding a simple drone-y bass string section as the bass in the first half, since the other instruments were all bouncing off each other
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