New to production? See: https://pastebin.com/p2QUqMzjPost what you're looking for in feedback. Be specific if possible.GIVE feedback to GET feedback.PLEASE ignore tripfags and attention seekersPost WIP's on Clyp.it or Vocaroo. You may NOT link to Soundclouds, Bandcamp - there are dedicated threads for posting them and anything resembling self promotion will result in bad feedback and a three day ban from /mu/.The state of discussion about all music making and audio topics is terrible here on /mu/, and we definitely need a dedicated board.Here's the full argument for it:https://pastebin.com/ZHXhfRZwIf you like the idea, let 4chan know @ https://4channel.org/feedback (under Board Suggestion)In the meantime check out our /prod/ board:https://filtered.fm/prod/Previous thread: >>99667333
First for Vital will suck, don't get your hopes up
>>99697700>Twing/o/Any other /o/tists in the thread?
i'm making idm trap
>>99697732>vital arrives>vast new potential, underground artists all use as new secret weapon>soundesignlets and preset kiddies trash it immediately because serum existfine by me
>>99697685did you ever consider that you may have depression?i mean if you're in america then it's tough luck but antidepressants have completely changed me from a useless piece of shit into someone who actually sits down to do the things he claims to be interested in. and i spent TEN whole years of my life doing literally nothing productive. just playing games, watching movies, learning the occasional song on guitar
>>99697750I used to be but my priorities have shifted.
bumps cum and dump
Daily reminder that sound design autism will not make you successful nor will it make you a woman.
>>99697805Europoor. Thanks for your advice. I don't know if it's depression because I don't really "feel bad". I'm just lazy when at home. I may also just be tired because I also work up to 10 hours everyday.
What does /mu/ think of LMMS?
>>99697872laziness is a symptom, not a root cause.and i didn't realise i had depression either.depression doesn't necessarily mean you're sad
>>99697862good thing i was born this way then
Okay so which one of you has the Ableton Project Template from the Disclosure discord?
>>99697912>wanted to know if I should buy Push 2>mfw ending the day with depression symptomsbut good to know, again thanks anon. I will read into it.
how do i make this less boringhttps://vocaroo.com/1aPwkHNvDOuq
>>99697874It's buggy as shit on windows at least, it's missing tons of minor quality of life features, and it crashes all the fucking time. And the devs don't give a single fuck. Also I remember at least one dev mentioned on github somewhere that LMMS is literally supposed to be a toy rather than an actually useful real DAW so therefore they don't have to compete with other DAWs.
>>99697700>>99697750Currently have both /mu/ and /o/ open and I was very confused when I saw this thread.
Looking at getting into recording shit on a shoestring budget; what's the minimum necessary to make decent recordings of instruments like piano, strings, and woodwind? I don't expect studio quality, near enough is good enough.
>>99698380some shitty laptop with at least 4 cores and 16gb of ram (32gb if you have the money to spare)kontakt libraries can do the job if youre on a budget and willing to pirate
>>99698380any cheap interface and a whatever cheap mic you can find. look at reverb for cheap used stuff. get a mic stand because positioning is very important
>>99698444Nice trips. Assume I know nothing about mics, what kind should I be looking for?>>99698421I guess the ol' X230 won't cut it then, I'll see about upgrading.
>>99698704not until /prod/ is nice
>>99697700So if I want feedback but my song is already on SoundCloud I can't ask in here? I have to reupload it to vocaroo?I have something I would like some feedback on from anyone. But also, there was a guy here who was into Dark Trap (Loko los, krxxk, etc.) like me who I would like to hear some of my shit.
>>99698816>vocarooit takes like 30 seconds
anyone have any cool sample pack links :'3
Any ideas on how to arrange a solo acoustic guitar accompaniment for this song? Just acoustic guitar and vocals.https://youtu.be/caNRc1ER8p4
I have a weird addiction to collect libraries and samples ;__;
>>99699362there's a 100 some gig folder sitting in my downloads that I intended to sort through at some point that's been sitting there for a couple years now....My laptops at >90% capacity and I still can't delete it yet even though I know it's filled with trash :S
>>99698784ah fucki'm genuinely curious as to what idm trap sounds like but it's ok
>>99699642lucky you, I literally just finishedit's not even idm at all, it just has this triplet granular thing going throughout and I initially intended to play that idea up more until I started writing and saw it pulling in a dreamier directionhttps://vocaroo.com/19SSFVEeKHI0
https://clyp.it/galvyji1did vocalwork for the first time today, I don't know how I feel about it. How bad did I do /prod/?
>>99699738nice i like it
>>99699833thanks you too (:
https://clyp.it/snd5i4jghow is this? I know it's kinda loud and maybe has too many layers and too repetitive. I'd like feedback on the automation on that main riff. it varies later should I make that happen earlier? should I make it a lot shorter? what parts should I cut out do you think? inb4 the whole song. >tfw my clyp account will soon be full and I'll have to make a new one
why are so many people who make reaktor ensembles obsessed with tacking on sequencers and unneeded effects like bro
>>99699738hey man that was pretty cool. ngl I wasn;t fucking with it for the first 30 seconds or so but then it gre on me. when the bass hit, I was sold. Nice work.
>>99701342and WHY the fuck would you not make basic parameters mappable AHHHHHHHHHH you ruined MY FUCKING SOUNDS
>>99701533hey thanks bro
im trying to make neurofunkplease send help before i fall over and diehttps://vocaroo.com/1bM6759xPvV5
>>99702502>literally a minute long BRRAAAP with a breakbeat
>>99699738maybe lowpass a bit it sounds a bit shrieky but that's prob my headphones suck. what'd you make this in? i like it quite a bit can I download it?
>>99702524but theyre MY braapssurely you can help, right???right!!!?!?!?!
>>99697874>>99698232wait fuck really? I have crashes sometimes but I like LMMS a lot and its GUI. What QoL is it missing? What features in general is it missing? I was thinking of getting ableton then some anon said LMMS is fine and can do whatever Ableton can so now I am scared I have been missing out not getting ableton. Redpill me?
>>99699738this is good
>>99702502nice work anon yeah it's a bit annoying at the beginning but I don't know how to help it. i like that record scratch and I like the beginning when the drums first come in. maybe lowpass at the beginning? I know jack shit about this stuff that's why I come to this thread.
>>99702502>>99702554you've go the right idea but yeah your sound design game is slacking. Ease up on the fm or whatever.
>>99699829are you british? I kinda want some guy with a sad voice to record something for something im working on. the vocals were good and the intro sounds but after that it's a bit empty IMO up until 0:45. Nice stuff tho reminds me of early pink floyd for some reason. could use some parts of even high-hats here and there to balance it out. i dunno.
>>99702554turn the 30 second braap into a 5 second brap
>>99702589>>99702549thanks buddy(s)I used.... MASSIVE for the pad/808 and the whirr whirr thing is a granulated stem from months ago.... and some standard trap drums obviouslyAirwindows MV: highly recommended alesis inspired reverb :)
I just wrapped on a commission. $750 for a two and a half minute track that took about a week to make. I think I'm climbing my way up to making it, bros.
>>99703405That's awesome. What genre?
>>99703488Hybrid Orchestral music. Like Hans Zimmer, and other modern film scores.
>>99703504Nice. Congrats, that's gotta feel good
>>99702636Apologies for the delay.Not British, pretty bland ol American Midwestern. Dunno if I'd be what you're looking for as far as voice acting.And yeah... I am still sorta trying to figure out what to do throughout the beginning to bridge it all together more melodically, but hell if I know. As far as the highhats go, I also agree. Thank you for the feedback though.
https://clyp.it/m0lt3d0xbreakcore testI think if I'm going to produce on Linux I'm going to have to stick to working in Renoisewith that being said, Renoise makes it very, *Very* difficult to mix/master in and I can never mix/master properly in it and everything sounds like garbo
>tfw finally worked out that my computer screen was causing interference that went into my interface which went to my speakers
>>99702502Imo EVERYTHING as soon as that record scratch noise starts is sick and very neuro. Everything before that part is ass.
>>99704599that's what you get for using your eyes instead of your ears
every song ive made has suffered from a very absent low end, making it sound too distant. when i try adding more lower end it just doesnt sound right. its like i naturally lean toward that tinny sound. thx for reading
Ever just find yourself jamming away and then slowly starting to wonder if you're on to something, or just losing your mind?https://clyp.it/ipfyxy5w>>99705202I usually have the opposite problem
https://clyp.it/d2dt1z34rate my AI vocalist
>>99705202Is your room treated?
Which one of these things is better for Behringer xm8500?
>>99697791it can never be in the underground, it's already hyped too much
>>99699738how do u make the kick and 808 sound so loud and punchy breh
>>99704599u were hearing a hiss or what?
>>99702568Well I was going to write a big ass wall of text but it's unnecessary. LMMS is fine and can do pretty much anything you want so if you're happy with it then that's good. For me it's just that it has an inefficient/tedious interface/workflow combined with a multitude of bugs and crashes, all of which make producing in LMMS infuriating at times. Especially when I think about how the ~12 year old version of FL Studio I used back in the day had a better interface and more features than present day LMMS. Anyway go on the LMMS github and look at all of the outstanding issues. See https://github.com/LMMS/lmms/issues/4877 for details about workflow/UI specifically. I've yet to try another modern DAW so I can't compare but like I said an ancient version of FL Studio had more utility and was more stable so idk man. But if it works for you and you like it no reason to switch it up
>>99706322eq everything else out of the lows, saturate, and sidechain if appropriate for the style.For cleaner sounds in particular (e.g the 808 here) the thought process behind putting saturation on it is that you're trying to gain headroom by dialing it in to where it just starts to distort, and then backing off a bit; even though the perceived volume is the same, the volume is actually lowered while retaining its punch, so you can turn it up without eating up as much space in the limiter later on.
Am I missing something or is the FM from oscillator B absent form Pigments?This is frustrating because everyone seems to use that feature with Serum all the time.
https://clyp.it/gdllgmsgslightly improved my linux renoise experiment
>>99706992Have you tried using SERUM?
ok so im trying to figure out this whole "sidechaining the kick" buisness but I can bearly hear a differeance, I mean I can but its not really that noticeable did I do it wrong or somthing?heres it with the kick sidechained to the melodyhttps://vocaroo.com/16Hdkg51VEnFheres it without sidechaininghttps://vocaroo.com/142fthDiI6OM
>>99706859nice... it's all stuff I *should* know but don't apply...
>>99707022Yeah, but I'm a buyfag and I got pigments for 40 bucks, so I'd rather stick to it. Usually, both synth cover the same ground, but FM from seems to be missing. There's stll some kind of FM from an extra osc, but I'm still learning how to use it (lots of confusion for me, mixing wt, phase and fm modulation)
>>99707172your threshold is probably too high, and your ratio might be too smallsidechaning an instrument that's not in a similar frequency band and isnt big mclarge huge in the sound stage generally wont sound like a lot anyway thoughhttps://voca.ro/1d4AC9OTVMEJ
what should be the next gear I buy? i got a pair of monitors, interface, midi keyboard and acoustic treatment
>>99707618yes never actually practice producing just consuume more product
>>99707690forgot to mention, don't respond to me with gay or dumb posts
>>99706992>FM from oscillator BI think the analog engine is the only one that does FM if I'm not mistaken, but I'm still new to it. Also, $40?? When did that happen?>>99707618What kind of music do you make? Can't say for sure what you'll need without knowing what you're aiming for
>>99707894electronic, I don't really record stuff so I forgot to mention I have a mic too (and a guitar)
>>99707922Sounds like that's about all you need then (until you find yourself really missing something down the road)
>>99707745>>99707922>gay or dumb posts>genre: electronic
>>99707894>$40?? When did that happen?they had a discount just when they released 2.0
>>99707950I've heard people using gear to pass sound through it like pedals and shit for better/more analog distortion or saturation. Maybe that'd be cool to have but I haven't researched how it works
>>99708259just add a white noise track at -60dB with a few async phasers for the same effect honestly, "analogue warmth" is a scam, just like the whole audiophile world
>>99708348kek, that's not what I meant exactly. I mean like a pedal would give you a different sounding distortion than you have available with vst plugins. especially if it's some obscure pedal or something 'homemade' if that exists.
>>99697750/o/ and /int/ are the other boards I post on.I do /prod/ related stuff in my spare time but don't post in generals too often.
>>99708383that's fair, if you have hardware that you like the sound of it can be easier to route out and back in over trying to recreate the soundnot really worth it if you dont have hardware yet in my opinion because learning how to create cool new fancy distortions in software is closer to music production as i practice it, but building stuff yourself can be very rewarding as wellmusicding is a pretty good supplier for kits, if that's something you wanna look into
Should I buy these Yamaha HS-7 if I already have the M-Audio BX5a?
I am thinking about buying a Deepmind 12D for myself this christmas. Does anybody here have experience with it? It would be my first real synth as I am used to VSTs since I started. I like the idea of playing with knobs and faders on a sunday afternoon. I'd use it with my Roland FP10.
>>99708841It's not gonna make your music any better friend./
>>99708854Damn that hurts but you are right.So that's a no? I was thinking it might help me focus more as the accessibility of real controls is higher than mouse-click VSTs. Also I like synths that have dope warm sounds.
>>99708467I'm looking at them right now, that's pretty cool stuff actually. How do you use something like this actually?https://www.musikding.de/Ojo-Dominatrix-kit I thought it would connect to your interface or something but it seems to have a lot of places for cables to go
>>99708911Get it if you want it, don't get me wrong there. But whether it's in real life or on the DAW, it's not gonna be any different other than how you tune the sound.
>>99709085Thanks friend. You are probably right. Instead of compensating and buying shit I might as well just use what I have. I will focus on my uhe-diva VST until the end of the year to get the most out of if.
This is what a real home studio looks like
>>99709381do you have a midi keyboard>>99708841
>>99709479What do you mean? My FP-10 is hooked up via USB and can be used as keys. Its been great so far.
>>99709530oh i didn't read that part
https://clyp.it/1njtvdupthis is your brain on 2 year producing music
Is there any reason to get the legit Ableton Live Suite instead of pirating?
>>99709920Yeah there are a few.
hey prod it took me like 16 hours to make this beat, what do you think? I think its hard af, do you think it'll get me entry into egirl bussy? https://vocaroo.com/15mbvzegs4DJ
ive been producing for almost a year now, i got so bored with stock sounds and shitty free vsts.and couldnt figure out a way to get my hands on good effect plugins and all. nothing too weird.is there something im missing to get something that actually sounds good and with multiple choices like keyscape or omni or literally anything.im quite the retard when it comes to these things so sorry for that.and not only buying these is a waste, but even if, i couldnt if i wanted to cuz i live all the way in 'tunisia'
>>99709836it sounds dry and disjointed, 2 more years and you'll be good>>99710245took you 16 hours to make this loop? what is its purpose? too static to be its own thing, too clustered to be rapped on.
>>99710322Analog Lab 4 by Arturia is good. Lite version comes free with their minilab midi controller.
>>99710368im getting it now, thank you for that
>>99710340>took you 16 hours to make this loopyeh I mean I wanted to get the mix perfect
Any good cheap MIDI keyboard with at least 32 keys?
>>99710462>16 hours to mixwhat
So my 3 month ableton trial runs out in a week. Is there any way to buy ableton 10/11 for cheaper than you would on their site? cant be bothered to crack and shit.also beat I made todayhttps://vocaroo.com/151KqQFvi4TA>>99710475Arturia Keystep for sure
>>99710609I like it but do some basic mixing/eq-ing/panning etc cause it hurts to listen to
>>99710711shit, what parts exactly hurt to listen to? ill listen on other things when i wake up. ive gotten too used to it for now
>>99710735it just feels way too harsh and loud and nothing is really blending well. No sense of space in the mix either. All them high frequencies clashing a bit. I'm guessing your gonna add some drums or at least bass? with how loud everything is you have no space at the moment
>>99710833>nothing is really blending wellah, thats no good. thanks for the heads up
>>99710908np its a nice loop.could try dropping something down an octave creating more of a dynamic range. , taking something back in the mix with some reverb. carving out some space by EQing/panning. You want each element to have its own space if possible.getting a visual EQ like fabfilter really helped me to start out. and obviously you need some solid monitoring headphones or speakers
>>99710994>octave lowerwish i had a damn tuba :'( something like that would sound so nice here. thanks for all the help
>>99709066the picture is only a PCB, you gotta assemble it yourselfthere's a link on that page labeled "Building docs" which leads here: https://pcbguitarmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ojo-Dominatrix-Building-docs.pdf
>>99711941damn... this seems like a deep rabbit hole to go down into. but I kinda wanna do it... fuck, it would take quite a bit of time though
>>99712043i'd definitely recommend starting with a simpler build, maybe the fire fuzz or amazing boosterykno, anything that doesnt also include a 3-band eq, cause that routing is what easily blows up the complexity
>>99712081i see. actually I'll postpone doing this for now, maybe the first one I use I'll just buy normally (or second hand from something like fb marketplace)
>>99697700Real talk: I'm a fucking idiot who needs to hire a composer for a project I'm making and I have no idea what the ballpark price is for a decent musician making an album.Can any of you help me? I don't want to cheat the guy, I just need to know the budget.
Feels bad to be poor ;_____;
>>99710475dont fall for the keystep meme if you're not using hardware. its got nice keys but they're mini keys.
>>99710322just get 1 good synth like serum or pigments. they come with effects plugins. you can get them rent to own on splice. or get vital which is coming out in a few days and is free.
>>99708841if youre gonna get a hardware synth dont get a behringer, they often have reliability issues. just get a midi controller with knobs and faders for your soft synths
>>99707618external monitor if youre on laptop
>>99712594if i was still using frooty loops I'd get it lmao
>>99702554aint even that bad man, but the initial brap is too long
>>99709462Welcome home, my friend
>>99712923i have the same model desk, found it on the streets a month ago
>>99709836hang in there for just a few more years. don't give up
>>99712923>>99709462I'm not even gonna post mine
Ambient music is so hard to make brosI didn't expect this
>>99713472you literally just make ooooOOOO sounds for 10 min lmao
My komplete kontrol is arriving today bros.
will buy an Arturia Keylab Essential 49 at black friday dealsworth it or should I invest into a more expensive midi keyboard? also will be switching to Ableton soon
>>99713972it's good and arturia works well with ableton
What's everyone working on?For me, I'm taking inspiration from Carribean music and exploring the use of tertiary and binary beats via modular synthesis and drum machines to make syncopated avant garde percussions
>>99713522that's exactly where it's so misleading
>>99714156I'm trying to combine ASMR triggers with music
>>99714333I had always assumed that this was what our resident rubber autists were up to anyway, so they could get their tingles without having to wear their gimp mask all day
>>99714156Amateur electronics time at this end, replaced the LCD displays on my Roland JV-1080 and Akai S2000 (all indicator LEDs swapped out to pure green on that unit too) and in time-honoured fashion something else must break in order to preserve harmony in the universe.Evolution EVS1 not powering up at present as a result, power rectification and filtering circuits suspected.
>>99714156Recording detuned DX7 arpeggio stems for later
Y-Y-Yo! It’s me , yeah you know, DJ Dubbi. As you probably saw in a previous thread; I’m starting a band. I’m looking for more members as there’s only 3 of us at the moment. (I’m wanting 6). If you want to partake in my next experiment in the occult inner-workings of music than contact me at @33soteric on instagram. For those of you that have my email that works as well
>>99714827If this is really you, fuck off. It's not that your music sucks (it does), it's not that you're a retarded zoomie, it's that you won't stop shilling your shit outside the shill thread. You're not special. Stop shitting up the board.
>>99714918>zoomielmao dubbi was like 30 in 2015
>>99714918LOL look at this newfag! Yeah I’m definitely a 37 year old zoomer good job working that out you smooth brain. Plus I’m more special than you Anon, You know the powerful name of Dubbi, you on the other hand? - - Are just Anon LOL you’re gay like a lollipop!
My Komplete Kontrol arrived but one of the keys is fucked up and is raised up from the rest of the keys on the bed. Probably got messed up during shipping. Does anyone have any experience with returns to Sweetwater?
>>99714918why do newfags always get this assblasted? if you ignore him the thread won’t get derailed. it’s always the autistic posts like yours that make the thread spiral out of control.
check out my 100% original bangerhttps://voca.ro/1h2nZEvRh8RA
>>99714918How new are you?
>>99715084This is awesome, great work. I’m going to sample it into my next album.
>>99714918you should join 33soteric lmao
>>99714918dubbi is old af. >pic related
>>99715108yeah no problem, I recommend putting some soft mumbly vocals on top to really garnish the track
>>99715219I remember that thread >all you wanted to do was meme
>>99715268whats wrong with memeing brotheray yo dubbi, you wanna do a track together? I made >>99715084
>>99715300>whats wrong with memeing brotherIn those Jenny Death When threads Dubbi was having a mental breakdown because he wanted to “find” Jenny Death but everyone in the thread was just posting memes. >I’m on the verge>the verge of tearsI miss those days
>>99715423he wanted to find marilyn monroe? lmao
>>99715467Lmao, no the album. There were really obviously fake args but it was getting everyone excited for the album. Dubbi’s schizo ass couldn’t handle the anticipation and was trying to put a team together to find it.
>>99715496>>99715468that makes more sense, I got off the DG hype train after GP
>>99715531Should have held out, the Niggas on the moon / Jenny Death When era was a lot of fun
>>99715219he's cute. i'll join his schizo band
>>99715756stfu dubbi you look like a caveman
>>99714111nice, will grab it then if it gets under 180€. I know there are some alternatives but they aren't any better or am I wrong?
So I'm looking on ebay for microphones, are the Neewer brand ones any good? They're stupidly cheap but I'm on a bit of a budget.
>>99716578The condenser models look like rebranded versions of those Chinese BM 700 and 800 ones, you'll find loads of those reviewed on youtube.Quite an active modding community for these but the mods tend to gut out the casing and add more costly electronics and diaphragms to replace the electret element and pre-amps they came with, probably not what you're after.Using one as-is? It depends on what you need it for. Watch the reviews I guess, "accurate" isn't something they do well.
>>99717329I want to record instruments like violin, piano, guitar.
>>99717625rule of thumb: if a mic is less than $75 it's probably complete shit
>>99716578>>99717329i got a bm-800 for webcam calls. into my focusrite. i have to put my mouth to it to pick up at levels i want. then its v close to distorting. i dont really have owt to compare it to tho. except a 1k senheisser i used decades ago that could pick up traffic outside.
>>99716578they require a phantom power supply also.
Is pic related worth it for ableton if I'm not interested in performing live or anything, just for producing.
>>99717801also I already have a midi key controller (but it has no pads)
I love pigments but it's so irritating that they left out basic oscillator options :S
>>99718020xDI remember when pigments was coming out people here were hating on it and saying it would never replace serum but now it's being mentioned in the same breath and at least a couple times per thread
>>99717838>>99717801idk are you going to use it? my midi keyboard has 8 pads and i never use them. although they have this weird glitch where they press twice for some reason (akai mpk)
>>99718197MAN I was on that demo within like that first week telling people it had SECRET potential and nobody gave a shit until 2.0 revitalized the hype with granular.Idg the loyalty to serum honestly...I finally watched some footage of Vital... it's gonna be big man.
>>99718283well did it turn out having SECRET potential though?
>>99718283whats special about vital other than it being free
>>99718197just cause it's being mentioned often doesn't mean it replaced it. only that it's not totally worthlessthe haters were correct
>>99718216thats a really common problem with pads, esp the keyboard incorporated ones.
>>99718316Yes. I think it excels at wet sounds more so than Massive even. I really only bust it out to make sound effects.>>99718346>SpecialUnique. /Secret/ers use unique features and quirks of synths to coax out sounds that only that particular synth can make (or happen to do better than other synths).
>>99718422fr? never thought about googling it cause I just don't care enough to make use of them (when buying this shit I imagined i'd use them a lot but...nah). guess I'll google it at some point to see how to fix it
>>99697805>>99697872>>99697912>>99698002Psychgrad here. While this anon is trying to be sympathethic i would't recommend taking his advice. Suspecting yourself of having depression with so little information or just because of lazyness is pretty ridicolous and can be counterproductive lmao. IMO much better making social obligations and structures that forces you to make something rather than rely on your own willpower. The reason why most of people in the world aren't lazy pricks all the time is because many have social obligations such as a job.
>>99712550>making an albumHow long is the album going to be and how many instruments do you need in each track?If you can answer these questions, ballpark it with something like "one hour of work per instrument per minute" and then stack on the multipliers
>>99718572I am the resident /psych/er here, stay off my turf
>"Black Friday Week"Looks like Kontakt is on sale(Is it ever not on sale?)
What is the market on Fiverr for a decent instrumentalist and mediocre producer/composer? I already have a "gig" for recording instrument parts, what else can I sell?
>>99718647Ok but what else can I sell besides recording guitars
>>99718690composing and producing songs for people i guess
>>99718690>>99718622Give it up Sam you don't have anything to offer people on Fiverr that somebody else isn't already doing better for cheaper than you would ever want to offer.If you really wanted to do it you would have lurked to see what other people were doing there and started doing it already, it's been months since you first brought this up.
>>99718718I'm afraid I won't be good enough. How do I tell if my work is good enough?
>>99718757I just sold a guitar part for $15, stop trying to creep me.
>>99718798Wow, if you manage to do that every single day you'll bring home a whopping $5.5k a year.
>>99718843That would be nice. At my job I make the brazilian minimum wage, which is $2.4k a year with current exchange rates.
>>99718908You can do it, I believe in you.
bit late to this thread oopswill use same id for responses>waiting for gear to wear off so i got time to listen to as many of the previous posts as possible>heres mine: https://soundcloud.com/ivx-1/tracks>reccomendations if you just want to listen to one:https://soundcloud.com/ivx-1/t-1>emohttps://soundcloud.com/ivx-1/o-1>good samplehttps://soundcloud.com/ivx-1/end>my fave but mainly due to nostalgia
>>99719094Sorry bro but soundcloud links are illegalI’m gonna have to take you in
>>99719094this isn't the soundcloud thread you dumb faggot
>>99719094shilling outside shill threads IS NOT ALLOWED. YOU ARE UNDER ARREST
>>99719094ah shit i didnt read the rules thought this was an sc dump sorryMB
>>99710517i think if you get live lite first you can upgrade with a discount
>>99699738pad is nice>>99701253reminds me of perfect dark, aint too well versed on that kinda stuff cant offer much feedback>>99702502build up is nuts well done, just an idea would reccomend maybe putting in some areas of silence to make other areas stand out>>99704284enjoyed this one nice jobmight be my setup, but sounded very quiet so gotta master this one. also maybe put a bitcrusher on the second half at 0:22 or some kind of other distortion to make it more dramatic than first one>there ya go i tried to make some kinda penance for previous HIGHLY ILLEGAL post
>>99719407>penancestill namefaggingpiss off
How on earth is lo-fi rock like Ariel Pink mixed?The compositions are quite busy, but if you're aiming for Lo-Fi that means that you're basically removing all sub frequencies and probably everything above 10k too. How the hell do you cram everything necessary into that space?
>>99719536I would unironically wreck your shit so hard you would be sore for days.Gaming is the only other thing I do besides /prod/ and I destroy you in both>>99719515it's mixed the same just without those frequencies lol.
>>99706378Yeah, I thought it was a ground loop. Turns out the monitor power supply was going bad.
>>99719622what do you make?
Is there some extension or something to see the number of tracks on a bandcamp release, from a user's catalog page? Sometimes there's a lot of releases and they're often like a 1 track release, when I'm looking for the "main" ones
>>99719762Check among these:https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts?q=bandcamp
>>997197003experimental5u masquerading as hip-hop now stay off my /prod/
>>99718216Check it's not triggering note on AND note off.
https://vocaroo.com/1l3G6scPEi6fim back with my neuro trackdid some more sound design and made it longer
>>99719936reminds me of noisia. I like it just needs some british dude rapping hard over it now
>>99719836its not experimental its genericany random unskilled person could make this music after watching a couple youtube tutorials, even the sample choices lack creativity, an algorithm could make it. you are masquerading as an artist trying to con people into thinking there is some deeper meaning, really you have nothing to say and just want attention. the fact is your sorry excuse for art is just boring, that may be the ultimate offence, just fuck off back to your soundcloud shill threads. you'll 'make it' someday im sure lol
>>99719936How do you make your drums flow like that instead of sounding like triggered samples?Is it just offgrid timing and variations in velocity?
>>99720153You misread that buddy, i'm sorry you typed a paragraph at the wrong guy
>>99709462>>99712923Needs more liquor.
>>99720198criticism still stands, just apply it to the soundcloud links above, if you want a paragraph feel free to post a vocaroo or clyp :^)
>>99719936the brap is still too long m8
>>99720673the first one?
>tfw want feedback on my songs but i genuinely think they're pretty good and I don't want any of you ripping them off and people I know irl dont know anything about music and will just tell me its pretty good without any specifics
>>99720799Exposing yourself to be hurt is the only way forward friend.I distinctly remember posting the first song I ever made that I thought was legitimately good, "special" (to me) even and being absolutely shit on buy at least 5 people. Shit hurts but it has to be done. I completely misread that and feel I have to post this anyway.Find friends you trust who are equally skilled and have ears
Are there any USB mics worth a shit for recording vocals? I bought a blue yeti and its awful
>>99721118blue yeti is decent enough, it's the best usb mic there is. just use a good channel strip, otherwise get an interface>>99720913>I completely misread that and feel I have to post this anyway.>Find friends you trust who are equally skilled and have earstoo difficult, honestly seems like anyone interested in music is also trying to make their own
>>997199361. Use EQ to tightly isolate portions of your sound design, shave off everything noncritical 2. You need lower and more varied velocity settings on non-kick and snare percussion, it's pretty static, rolls need alterations between normal and super low velocity. You're also using the wrong snare sound for the rolls. Don't be afraid to add attack envelopes on nonessential hits to avoid the machine gun staccato 3. Elements have to fit in a rhythmic or hook pattern, you're just throwing stuff at the wall4. Make one decent wobble/growl and give it a more central role until you know wtf you're doing, use less complicated algos on your fm and add saturation/distortion FX for harmonics instead of more operators, otherwise you get that mess of thin stuff with zero mid-body (which is the most important part)3. No frickin subs in stereo I'd suggest to dial back the neuro calendar a few years and make a simpler track that still has a good groove. All the old school rollers didn't need a million bass sounds
What's your main instrument and how good are you at it?
>>99721494Keyboard. Barely serviceable.
>>99721338>too difficult, honestly seems like anyone interested in music is also trying to make their ownWell duh, get musician friends. More than just having the ears to know what's wrong, they'll be better able to express what exactly it is and possibly how to fix it.
>>99721425thank youseems like i have such a long way to go
Theorylet here, kind of a dumb question.Do you just write a chord progression in a key and then write bass lines and lead melodies using that scale? And then maybe change keys sometimes in a song? I'm able to write progressions, melodies and bass lines but somehow it's hard to come up with stuff that goes well together. Am I missing something here?
>>99713472post your wip
>>99722320basically yeah you can get creative with bass lines or have the bass hit big and long what ever you wana do bromy problem is getting the bass or even just the low end of a track sounding good without it being too loud or quiet
>>99721425>No frickin subs in stereosorry boomer, but this rule is changing fast
>>99714156figuring out how to change keys
>>99714156I love this nu-pasta
>>99714990just pop open the chasis and fix it
>mfw can't mix properly because family is arguing again
>>99723482iktf man... shit sucksi usually take that opportunity to just listen to music and try to zone out instead of trying to mix.... usually i just get hasty and fuck something up
>>99723509thanks, anon. i took your advice, and the situation feels a little less hopeless. music heals.
>>99723482I don't because I can't stand the thought of someone hearing it.
>>99723894<3>>99724060blessing and a curse having a family that takes no interest (:
tfw can't audiate
>>99723482thats what headphones are for >inb4 you can't mix on headphonesyes you can
>>99724092I have the opposite problem. They always want to hear everything but it's usually shit.
>>99724130give up now
>>99724133I think you can primarily but you have to check it out on sisters too. Mistletoe listen with headphones now, especially if it's anything somewhat modern.
>>99724168Lel speakers, not sisters. You can check with her to I suppose.
>>99724145I used to fantasize about having an interested and supportive family and then the idea fell apart when I realized I grew up to cope by getting annoyed and avoiding any kind of personal questions so I can't accept that kind of affection even if somebody gave it to me in the future. ffffffffuck man
>>99724130Can you even hum a time then?
https://voca.ro/1lf481m3a2X1DOO DOO DOO DOOcheck my new synthwave trash out
>>99724475I like this, but if I had to nitpick, it's a little too wide for me and the instruments sound kinda distant with the reverb and whatnot. Good overall though.
>>99724691Thanks, the reverb is pretty sparse on my plugins. I did add a plate at 17% wet on the end but i made sure all my plugins had no reverb or delay on. I did add extra reverb for the snare/tom, though
>>99697700So, after almost a decade of waiting, I'm getting an akai midi keyboard delivered. I was going to get a Yamaha RX11 drum machine for cheap, but someone outbidded me last second. So, I'm getting a Korg Volca Beats Analog Drum Synthesizer and Sequencer instead. Also wanting to get a Korg Monotron Delay this week too.I just have a question about producing electronic type music? What are some potholes to avoid as a beginner? I know that I will need to learn the instruments, so I will dedicate a lot of time to leaning piano from the OP. But, I'm not as familiar with other stuff. My goals, tl;dr, is making experimental IDM and Berlin darkwave techno/synthwave, The following artists I will take "inspiration" from.Aphex TwinsBOY HARSHERBathoryBeasuceBlack MidiClams CasinoClarkClown CoreCom TruiseDANGERDJ SacredDemujaDir en GreyFilmmakerGesaffelsteinHEALTHHEXSYSTEMHeaven Pierce HerIgorrrJohn Temple (Tyler Temple)LORNMachine GirlM|O|O|NOneohtrix Point NeverPerturbatorSalemSchwefelgelbStreet SectsThe Outside Agency (TOA)The SoundVegynVenetian SnaresXentrifugeYamavooDoomcarpenter brutsienna sleep
>>99724896volcas are fucking toys, dont waste your money on hardware that you dont know what it even does (since youre a beginner) you got your keyboard now get a copy of ableton and start writing songs
>>99724133>yes you canIt's funny how literally every professional record ever is never mixed on headphones. Referenced on? Sure. Mixed on? Lol, no way.
>>99725061>the pros don't do it this way therefore it can't be doneI never said headphones are the best but you can use them to mix your song instead of whining about it on /prod/. Realistically you would get a better mix on a pair of good headphones than on badly placed rokits sitting on a desk in an untreated room like 90% of posters here have
>>99725102Honestly, I'd rather have the rokits than headphones. Headphones are for tracking anyway. I will agree with you that if it's all you have, then use it to the best of your ability.
>>99710994Pro Q3 is honestly one of the best EQs ever. I tend not to use it as a musical EQ and prefer doing surgical cuts, dynamic EQing etc.
>>99722618I'm scared of breaking something
>>99725061>>99725102This obsession that people have here with trying to mix their amateur music "professionally" (with their half-assed setup of budget monitors in untreated rooms and utter lack of mixing experience/knowledge) is fucking retarded. Focus on making good music first. If it's actually good go ahead and hire a professional to mix for you, and it'll be 100x better than anything the idiots here will ever be able to do with their shit setup
unrelated butI have a key for Bitwig 8 track life time license I got from my MIDI controller I recently purchased.I ain't gonna use it, anyone want to trade a cool piano vst pack or something for it ?
>>99726010No but good luck
>>99725935Now, this... is a massive cope.
>>99725935Seethe more bro, you don't get it at all. The only thing keeping my music from blowing up is that I can't seem to get my compression levels right and all my acoustic guitar recordings have a 16 KHz peak.
>>99726296>compression levelsThat doesn't make any sense.
ok heres another attempt at mixing this thinghttps://vocaroo.com/18Hf3vdJLbkc
>>99726183will it be open source
>>99727238what the fuck? why make it free thenedit: apparently they offer different non-free tiers
Daily reminder to compress your bass.
>>99727338Wow what a revelation. Im thankful for experts like you on /prod/
>>99727528Awesome, i'll let all the other noobs know since they're the only ones you'll be able to help.
>>99727599Ahhh, feels good talking to a fellow smartass. What's your go to compressor, Anon?
>>99727646I don’t actually compress, I macro a utility and manually draw in a volume envelope for every midi note.
compressing synth basses that dont have an amp env that closely follows the one of an actual vibrating string is actually way less useful, and if you dont see why you dont understand how compressors work
Someone make a new threadJusticefag editionI already have 5 shitposts in the catalog
>>99727697Whoa, you know some secrets that you're not telling people...
What kind of music will get me sex?
https://clyp.it/2mooipntdo I have what it takes to be a cure knockoff
>>99727872Yeah, but compression (depending on the type & model) can still add a certain "colour" to the sound.
>>99728156yes, that "color" is called "distortion"
>>99728231>tfw you set the release way too fast on a VCA and hear all that beautiful distortion.
>>99727918i unironically do and you will never find them or come close to it
How do you come up with good melodies when making music?Mine always sound so generic and boring
Do you even nees oversampling when you're making big distorted sounds? Just let it alias and shit
>>99728443>genericis pretty much the key to making it catchy>boringhave you listened to pop music recently>>99728484there are people who think wacky digital distortions are bad because they grew up without them
>>99728484i shit right into the micdookie distortion
>>99728439I bet you don't even use soundgoodizer.
>>99728506how hard do you shit damn boy
remember to use the good op pic (you know the one I'm talking about) for the next thread bros