What software do you use most often?

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.