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Music Production

Postby neilhavkin » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:09 pm

Music production deserves a thread. I know a few people on here aside from me who produce music, but I'd like to get to know all the producers here and their little production methods and tricks.

My name is Neil and I produce psytrance for fun. I'm getting better and better every day. I started out producing hands up, then transitioned to trance and now I've branched into psytrance.

One of my favorite plugins is Psytrance Bass X1, a VST plugin made by 123creative. It's really cheap and is just great.

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And there's some great free kick samples out there that I found, they sound superb.

Free Trance Kick Samples by Markus Hakala

G-Sonique Psytrance Drum Kit

I also started reading a short online trance production guide, which is very informative and simple.
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Re: Music Production

Postby Gage » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:17 pm

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Re: Music Production

Postby neilhavkin » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:26 pm

Some of the best psytrance samples can be gotten from Terence McKenna speeches.

Good stuff.
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Re: Music Production

Postby Daniël » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:24 pm

Nice Pants wrote:I've been interested for a great while in producing music, the only problem being I have no idea where to start and learn.

I have that feeling with so many things.
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Re: Music Production

Postby MCToast » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:39 pm

You people are forever failiors
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Re: Music Production

Postby Peebles » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:34 am

I have a p good friend who makes music and he's inspired me on many occasions to jump into it, but I can never get around to it. I admire people who try it though, even if it is half assed brostep.
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Re: Music Production

Postby Lukas » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:16 am

lole frooti loob dubestp
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Re: Music Production

Postby Gage » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:53 pm

MCToast wrote:You people are forever failiors

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mctoast pls

Lukas wrote:lole frooti loob dubestp

is that the new skrillex single m8? lel kek lmayo *barks*


Also if you're wanting to start making music on your laptops here are a few things that would help you
http://www.musicradar.com/us/tuition/te ... day-238905
https://www.propellerheads.se/products/reason/
http://www.image-line.com/flstudio/
https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/
https://www.ableton.com/en/help/
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Also don't mind if I put in my free mastering tip

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Choose the "Max loudness" in the Preset section in Fruity Limiter and just turn Thres down on Fruity Fast Dist

I assure you that you will be making music like a pro once you keep these settings
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Re: Music Production

Postby neilhavkin » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:56 pm

DragonCheesecake wrote:Also don't mind if I put in my free mastering tip


Great mastering tip! Helps a lot.

Anyone here know any good tips for EQing? I've been working on this new psy track at 164 bpm but I'm having trouble adding anything but kick and bass because everything keeps effing up EQ wise.

On a similar note, anyone know of where to find some good samples for psytrance, like swirls and stabs - or any good plugins for this?
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Re: Music Production

Postby Chris » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:23 pm

Oooh. Good stuff. I have started making some beats in the studio.
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Re: Music Production

Postby neilhavkin » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:49 pm

7Th Day wrote:Oooh. Good stuff. I have started making some beats in the studio.


What genre do you produce and what DAW do you use?
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Re: Music Production

Postby tuna » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:42 am

DragonCheesecake wrote:Choose the "Max loudness" in the Preset section in Fruity Limiter and just turn Thres down on Fruity Fast Dist


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don't do that unless you a)want a song with the exact same volume all the way through or b) want layers of sound to be dipping in and out of the mix. both of those things are terrible and that tip is not good
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Re: Music Production

Postby neilhavkin » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:38 pm

Tuna wrote:
DragonCheesecake wrote:Choose the "Max loudness" in the Preset section in Fruity Limiter and just turn Thres down on Fruity Fast Dist


NO
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NONONONONO
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don't do that unless you a)want a song with the exact same volume all the way through or b) want layers of sound to be dipping in and out of the mix. both of those things are terrible and that tip is not good


But... but it sounds good!

Any alternatives? Should I do this to the individual tracks?

Sorry, new to mastering.
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Re: Music Production

Postby Gage » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:32 pm

Tuna wrote:
DragonCheesecake wrote:Choose the "Max loudness" in the Preset section in Fruity Limiter and just turn Thres down on Fruity Fast Dist


NO
NO
NONONONONO
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don't do that unless you a)want a song with the exact same volume all the way through or b) want layers of sound to be dipping in and out of the mix. both of those things are terrible and that tip is not good

Actually that's what the Fast Dist is for, also it's mainly just for the beginning process since it sucks to be making something and having it clip like hell
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Re: Music Production

Postby tuna » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:12 am

DragonCheesecake wrote:
Tuna wrote:
DragonCheesecake wrote:Choose the "Max loudness" in the Preset section in Fruity Limiter and just turn Thres down on Fruity Fast Dist


NO
NO
NONONONONO
NO
don't do that unless you a)want a song with the exact same volume all the way through or b) want layers of sound to be dipping in and out of the mix. both of those things are terrible and that tip is not good

Actually that's what the Fast Dist is for, also it's mainly just for the beginning process since it sucks to be making something and having it clip like hell

what is it, some sort of compressor/limiter? either way it's always a lot better to manage the mastering manually
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