What software do you use most often?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quick ableton tip

This is from another site.
I was going to figure out how to piece it together because, it is essential. Then, I realized, that I could let you have the help that helped me.
So here it is: http://www.cosm.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=126:ten-essential-ableton-live-tips-a-tricks-part-6-advanced-quantization&catid=20:news
check it out. Quantization is vital for a great song, practice and play around.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Notes on Synths and other great Tools

In most any digitally produced music synths are needed. They can give an ambient background noise, or a trembling trance lead to get that crowd going. Among my favorite synthesizors are prism and reaktor by native instruments. Those are very serious artificial synths though, if you want something just to play with FruityLoops Studio is my go-to guy again. in the OtsX instrument package, you can find ambient and trance lead instruments, and they never let me down. By adding effects or automation, you'll have a song going in no time.

Another thing to play around with is Sytrus, an input instrument in FL Studio. It has packs of anything you can think of from growling, to raindrop piano. I highly recommend it.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Here's an Idea . . .

Music production is a VERY wide topic, so I can provide tons of information, but for me to be more efficient I need your help. In this post leave a comment with what you want to use the software for: anything from pure recreation, for background music for your video blog, to actually producing your own tunes(and what kind of tunes at that). This way I can point you in the right direction, and then provide relevant info for the majority. Just check back often to see what I can do for you.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Reason Drum Tip

Building a Drum Kit in Reason
One of Reason's most overlooked features is its ability to open Rex file slices in the Redrum drum machine instrument. Click the Sample Load button and locate a Rex loop, that will let you preview the loop. Double-clicking on the loop will open it as if it were a folder, displaying all the slices within the Rex file. Select the one you want to use and click the Open button. There you go, instant drum beat, just loop and splice to your delight and you're ready to go.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Greatest Tool in Fruity Loops Studio

When starting out in FL studio the hardest thing to get is a melody. Drum kits make the back beat very easy to create and tweak, but without a catchy or mezmorizing melody your song will flop. The easiest way i've found to make a melody is in the riff machine.
The riff machine has many controls and will randoly place notes together, allowing you to edit and splice them to your delight. To use the riff machine, click the upper left arrow in the paino roll, go down to tools, then riff machine. You can click roll dice which will randomly roll all options, or you can do one at a time. Be sure to click ok and not just "x" out.
Awesome, you have a melody. Tweak all the bugs in it, and presto you're on your way.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Why You Should Use Music Production Softare

Music production software should by no means be your end game; it should be used for fun, convenience, and to get your musical career or hobby rolling. All in all the software plus all the switchboards will be your best bet and ease of use, but there is nothing compared to the actual studio.
Music Studio software allows you too-
-Create beats in minutes
-Record and Mix your own vocals or MiDi instruments
-Create instant melodies (especially using the riff machine in FL Studio)
-Coordinate your performance on live stage (mostly done using ableton)
-And much more

All in all this software is a great blank canvas to focus all your creative energies; I personally use it as a release of emotion. Which is how many great tracks are made. Another great feature is with them being online you can get help from almost anyone on how to  use them; which is why I'm here. To inform you cool tricks, answer questions, and just all around be informative on the subject.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

So That I Have a Better Idea...

What kinds of questions do you guys have about different things?
Examples include:
-Making Melodies
-Making Drum Beats
-Recording MiDi input
Personally if you are just starting out (or computer is low to mid-end) to learn the feel of things with FruityLoops; it's much easier to make a simple beat in their interface. If you guys have specific questions I will find an answer for you, and if i had the same question as you do I will give you the reference that helped me; and eventually make my own videos and tutorials when I get enough feedback.
Get at me, in the meantime I will post generic music related articles.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Which software to use?

This blog will have tips from many different types of software, used for different reasons. In my experience Ableton is the best, but not necessarily the easiest to use. I personally prefer Fruity Loops Studio when first starting out.

Each post on here will contain a certain video or tip to use when making songs that have helped me out. I always wished someone had all this information in one place, so i figured why not do it for everyone else  right? Share the love