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Old 06-01-2011, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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new tunes of mine - hip hop/electronic'ish

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been working on some new stuff, also just got a job at a recording studio last week, so hopefully i'll be able to learn some proper mastering techniques to make all the final mixes sound a bit better, when i listen in my car it doesn't sound nearly as good...

but hopefully you guys like, i'd appreciate comments of any kind

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i really like airwork, except i would make the vocal samples a bit quieter or with some softening effect or maybe pan em or even take a few out....

the background beat is fucking awesome, i really like it. i mean the whole background music with the bells/piano and drums and bass. did u make that all yourself? keep it up each track gets better.
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also i dunno if its too cliche but my own personal preference would be if you sampled or added some nice sick horns over that music it would take it to the next level.... sample some miles davis or some shit. haha my 2c, feel free to disregard.
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Hey 'nilla

I like.

What are you using?

You are planning on adding vocals to these mixes yeah?
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thanks guys.

im using maschine, a hardware/software combo that is a drum machine, sampler, and sound bank with MIDI instruments with everything from basses to trumpets to synths and back.



im also mixing and mastering with pro tools 9

i'd like to work with a singer (or even an mc) on a few tracks, but haven't really been actively looking for any
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Oh wow

I know maschine from other forums..

Describe your workflow man
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I concur, I LOVE Airwork...Lucid is dope too....Smokeshow is ambient goodness....Tape Hiss is a dreary walk through the city in the rain...haunting...lo ve it.

This is awesome stuff man, hope you release an album! Would love to get these on MP3 though, great for work and sessions.

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thanks guys, i am actually working on filling out an album's worth of material, so i'll keep pushing for that

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Oh wow

I know maschine from other forums..

Describe your workflow man
yeah maschine is really a great piece of gear, i'd recommend it to anyone semi interested in this sort of stuff

as far as workflow, what do you mean exactly? within my programs, or how i write the songs?
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Would love to get these on MP3 though, great for work and sessions.
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yeah maschine is really a great piece of gear, i'd recommend it to anyone semi interested in this sort of stuff

as far as workflow, what do you mean exactly? within my programs, or how i write the songs?
Yeah, like how do you arrange songs with maschine?

I'd like to know more about maschine. Yeah.

I'd also be interrested in hearing how you flesh out your tunes!
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Let me sing and MC nilla!! Great work dude.
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Yeah, like how do you arrange songs with maschine?

I'd like to know more about maschine. Yeah.

I'd also be interrested in hearing how you flesh out your tunes!
maschine has a great workflow, basically you have 8 groups which theoretically could be (drums, bass, keys, scratch, fx, etc.) on a timeline. in that timeline, for example you are working with 4 bar patterns, you can create a loop and run that all the way through the end of youre song.
it's hard to explain, but think of it like a graph:

x-y---------------
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x is youre groups (bass, drums, etc) and y is youre timeline. so you have all youre instruments loaded with simple 4 bar sequences, and just select them forward throughout the length of the song, creating and selecting new patterns as you go on.

as far as my personal workflow, it depends. the most recent song, i was listening to an album, heard a cool sound, so right away went into maschine, sampled it, and them threw some drums to it to make a simple beat, and built it from there. more often than not it will start with a drum beat, or a keyboard riff that is then fleshed out, and more instruments are added til i feel it starts to get cluttered. hope that helps, maschine is really a great piece of gear id highly recommend it to anyone
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So it has it's own arranger? I had no idea.

I actually thought you had to use maschine as a plugin in a DAW.

So, you bought I reckon? How much did you give for the whole giddup?
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it can be run standalone, or as a plugin
the whole thing (hardware+software) is around 700$ CDN, so thats what? 400 euro?
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Kind of making me wish I bought one of those instead of my roland sp-404. the one thing I'm not that big of a fan on my sampler is the lack of touch sensitivity on the pads. It'd be nice to have some variance on one single sample in a pattern as supposed to resampling that sample a few times to reach the desired effect.

And yeah, it seems to be a pretty standard workflow - finding a nice sample - playing with it, looping it, messing with it till you find some sort of hook or melody. Then adding the drums and filling in the parts.

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