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 Post subject: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:58 pm 

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I posted this in the link your music thread but I wanted to post it here as well to get some real feedback... Back in Feb I got Maschine and working with it in Ableton and the millions of possibilities that provided got me thinking...I could spend forever working on one track but could I record a song per night? I set about doing just that--no thinking (over thinking) just going by instinct. These are the results, I'd love some feedback/criticism. The album is a free download.

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:05 pm 

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I'm about three tracks in and digging it.

I've been curious to hear some Live/Maschine users work, nicely done. Would be interested to hear more about your workflow. Are you doing the beats in Maschine and the other parts in Live? On Acts of Giants, the melody, is that in Maschine? The vocal samples... are you sampling into Maschine?

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:22 pm 

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I commend you.

You gave yourself a framework and focused on getting shit done.

Really nice job of mixing; sounds/elements sit well together.

Now, raise the bar... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:34 pm 

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good stuff. now following in teh twitter.

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:13 pm 

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thanks for the props guys. with regards to work flow, it was different on each tune but for the most parts all of the beats and more than half the sampling was done with Maschine. I also did some bass in Maschine and the odd synth, but it's strength really lies in the beatmaking and the ease of use. Basically with the two programs you can whip off ideas in minutes, I found the only thing that was limiting me was my own self...for example the second song "Strictly" starts off with that nasty sounding keyboard, in other works i've done I would have said "that sucks" and try something different, but in this case I felt like I stuck with it because I had to, and then turned it into something useable.
Thanks for listening, if anyone who does mastering checks it out i'd love some opinions on that, it is the first thing I've mastered myself and I have so much to learn....any tips would be amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:59 pm 

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Right on man, nice sound. I respect the time limitation thing too. Sometimes it's the only of actually getting something done. The only things I've really liked of my own have happened mainly in a day/night. It's so hard sometimes to back to something after a while and add parts because you get in a whole new vibe. Everything at once is a great way to go as far as writing. And then maybe mix another day.

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:57 am 

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do you use maschine as plug-in in ableton, or as a standalone, midi synced?


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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:59 am 

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nice one!

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:39 am 

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thanks!

@the carpet cleaner---ableton plug in. I'll occasionally just use it by itself but not for this project.

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:25 pm 

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Thanks man, I'm listening to it, it's really good !

I love how you get this gritty sound, and the mix is of all the elements is awesome, I haven't noticed any problems. 10 tracks of this quality in 10 nights, congratz !


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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:48 pm 

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Cool stuff. I've thought about Maschine a couple of times but I need to make do with what I have for now.
I'm doing something similar to this, in that I'm creating tracks on my lunch break. Songs in one hour. I've learn a lot about trying to turn a little into alot. Taking the same melody and EQing or adding an effect that makes it fresh. I'm also so learning a lot about creating synths quicker.

Here is my twitter for all the songs: http://www.twitter.com/lunchbreakmusic

Keep it up man.

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:51 am 

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@cc--thanks for checking it out!
@js-- very cool idea. I used to sometimes make beats at lunch. Will check it out. But Maschine with Ableton is unstoppable--you lunch will never be the same

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:03 am 

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lol you guys inspire me, Im gonna bring my laptop and maschine with me next time I go to the loo.


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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:17 am 

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I wish more Abletonian-Maschine users would post up tracks. Come on people!

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 Post subject: Re: Ableton vs Maschine=10 songs in 10 days
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:28 am 

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I would love to hear some...

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