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by electropoet
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: layering drums over samples.
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Are you talking about laying drum loops/samples over drum parts you've physically recorded (either from an acoustic or electronic kit)? If so, the main issue may be that the drum loops are often sample accurate meaning that the beat is tightly quantized....whereas that is impossible for a human drum...
by electropoet
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Mix sounds MUDDY on my car stereo
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

Like i said...tons of info on how to get mixes to translate...its a science and an art.

many struggle to find success for a long...just keep trying...you'll get better and better.
by electropoet
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Mix sounds MUDDY on my car stereo
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

Hey man, Maybe look into some 'grot box' speakers. There is a ton of literature on this stuff...but most learn trail and error...or posting on forums :-) In a nut shell...with the mp3 revolution...most people don't listen to music on anything near the qualities of your monitors...plus...if its club ...
by electropoet
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Tips for using Hi-Hats
Replies: 14
Views: 5876

if hats is your problem then you are luckier than most. the kick/snare/bass combo is almost always the hardest thing to get right...electronic or acoustic. with that said...finding the right samples is probably the easiest thing to change...but typically the programming is pretty straightforward...a...
by electropoet
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: hi-hat triggers with Ableton
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Its easy. A midi hi hat trigger will simply send a couple different midi note messages...like one for hat open, one for hat closed, maybe one for half open, and then the pedal will send one for when the pedal is closed but not hit. Simply assign these messages to corresponding samples and your in bu...
by electropoet
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Tiesto
Replies: 32
Views: 7547

Re: Tiesto

He moved around a lot, and spun a bunch of turntables, but I couldn't hear anything that he was doing, it just sounded like he was playing a CD. I think he was doing more bobbing his head and dancing then actually making music. I'm really not trying to diss on him, but for all the hype, I expected ...
by electropoet
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Vocal Effect Trick...Make a sample last forever...
Replies: 11
Views: 4548

Thanks. I'll see about the freeze function in reverb...everyone over at Gearslutz recommended Melodyne so I'll try that as well...but anyways...thanks for the feedback!!!
by electropoet
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Vocal Effect Trick...Make a sample last forever...
Replies: 11
Views: 4548

Vocal Effect Trick...Make a sample last forever...

I'm trying to figure out a way to take the last snippet of a vocal sample and have the last part infinitely sustain...I've heard this many times...anyone know how to do it? The effect is like that of a singer holding a note...exact same pitch and it just keeps going (unnaturally long)...until you wa...
by electropoet
Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: live concert laptop stands/setups?
Replies: 25
Views: 11804

I hadn't seen that stand before...surely companies will begin catering to the laptop musicians by offer ing some cool alternatives. Right now your best bet it use drum hardware. There are several percussion tables that make for very good laptop stands...double braced...adjustable...I got on the LP p...
by electropoet
Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A Live "No Latency Band"... is it possible?
Replies: 27
Views: 8011

the best solution as far as i'm concerned is to use an external mixer. if you want everything to (fx, routing, etc) to be done with minimal latency its gonna cost ya...like an apogee convertor and a mac tower. a cheaper route would be to simply route all your bands instruments into a mixer (mackie 1...
by electropoet
Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sad songs & Beautiful/Epic Electronic Music
Replies: 54
Views: 13325

Verdi Cries-10,000 Maniacs
by electropoet
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: triton extreme
Replies: 7
Views: 3620

I use a triton extreme w/ live. Its a pretty nice set-up. I've never been a fan of Live's midi capabilites, so i'll do all my midi sequencing using the triton and sync it to live, and then use live purely as a audio loop recorder. Works like a charm. A lot of pro's will tell you that the motif sound...
by electropoet
Fri May 25, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live Bands??
Replies: 15
Views: 3084

I agree most people are dj's looking to incorporate the new technology to their dj set's...spinning vinyl just isn't going to be enough in the future...to make a name you need to produce good tracks and find a way to innovate duing live performances...programs like live have pushed the scene in that...
by electropoet
Fri May 04, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Playing with live musicians
Replies: 19
Views: 4303

It's just like anything else...it takes practice...i'm a guitarist that records drum loops from an electronic kit into live via audio...i used midi for a while so it would quantize once it started to loop...but it took out to much feel. I'm not great..but improved greatly after a couple months and m...
by electropoet
Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Whoosing/ Pulsing Sound (Gabriel and Dresden style)
Replies: 15
Views: 4636

I can add a couple of things about gabriel and dresden's style. First off...and this is really good to hear...they don't use a lot of fancy gear...a lot of there stuff is done with just logic and software plug's and synths. I'm sure when they mix down they use a nice analog board and some outboard e...