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Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:55 pm
by rjsexton458
I am a beginner to all this music production and what not. i know basically nothing about music or what to do and how to make it sound good. I am interested in making more experimental like electronic music. Are there any good blogs or websites out there with ableton tutorials especially ones for beginners, info about music gear such as speakers and midi controllers or any other site you guys think will help me.

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:02 pm
by theswiftone
Yeah it's called YouTube.........

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:05 pm
by Zygi
1. Read the Live's manual. Seriously ;)
2. idmforums.com is a good place to search for experimental music tutorials
3. if you want to make experimental music, try not to follow the tutorials, but learn the hard way - during experimenting ;)

Not to offend you, but based on your post, my first impression is you're not a native English speaker (nor am I). Tell us what is your native language, maybe someone will point you to tutorial-website written in it. It's always easier and more pleasant that way ;)

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:08 pm
by theswiftone
Not to offend you, but based on your post, I can tell you're not a native English speaker (nor am I). Tell us what is your native language, maybe someone will point you to tutorial-website written in it. It's always easier and more pleasant that way ;)[/quote]


Haha think you might be wrong.... and offended them lol

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:26 pm
by Tarekith
http://tarekith.com/blog/

Check out Vespers videos on youtube too, lots of good Live specific videos there.

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:12 pm
by Zygi
theswiftone wrote:Not to offend you, but based on your post, I can tell you're not a native English speaker (nor am I). Tell us what is your native language, maybe someone will point you to tutorial-website written in it. It's always easier and more pleasant that way ;)

Haha think you might be wrong.... and offended them lol[/quote]

Might be. But I'm under impression, that the post has been edited, cause first time I've read it, it was pretty obvious to me.

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:46 pm
by H20nly
hi my website is a great resource for finding all types of music related stuff. i personally think my site is the bestest. millions of people visited it yesterday, many of them with vaginas. it has all the best free stuff with type and images. here is a link:

H20sBetterThanYourMusicTutorialWebsite.edu

note - the clean homepage :D

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:02 pm
by andydes
You know, in this case, a Funken self plug is completely justified. It is what the OP was asking for. Hell, tarekith did it as well.

Can we keep this little dispute out of the music forum?

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:58 pm
by H20nly
is there something inaccurate about what i wrote regarding the link?

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:14 pm
by ShelLuser
rjsexton458 wrote:I am a beginner to all this music production and what not. i know basically nothing about music or what to do and how to make it sound good. I am interested in making more experimental like electronic music. Are there any good blogs or websites out there with ableton tutorials especially ones for beginners, info about music gear such as speakers and midi controllers or any other site you guys think will help me.
The best site I can think of, the one which (IMO) rules them all, is Synthtopia.

As the name implies its a site aimed at synthesizers, music production and what not in general. You'll find demo's and links to nice VST's (whether free or commercial), it keeps up with the latest news on this crazy world of DAW's (whether its Live, Reason or Komplete or smaller home-made solutions).

The best part of that website, once again IMO, is that because its visited by many different users (from hardware to software, from Live to Reason,etc, etc.) is that you also often get very interesting views on specific topics.

So far without turning into a flame fest either. I've seen Reaktor users make very solid points of critic on Max / Max for Live for example, and vica versa.

And the best part is that if any of the sites mentioned above have something really AWESOME to share, its very likely it'll end up on Synthtopia as well.


Of course, as many others, I also maintain a website / blog but its updates depend heavily on the time I have to invest (don't expect new posts every day or week).

URL is in my signature.

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:17 pm
by ShelLuser
H20nly wrote:is there something inaccurate about what i wrote regarding the link?
You mentioned the 'v' word and the website didn't have any ponies on them. That leaves people disappointed :lol:

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:31 am
by distaudio
Macableton.com as funken pointed out.
Tom Cosm has some great Ableton Live tutorials as well as www.musicsoftwaretraining.com
Synthtopia for synth/tech porn.
CreateDigitalMusic for new product releases and indepth stuff.
Dubspot has alot of good stuff occasionally.
DjTechTools if you are looking to get into controlerism.
http://julienbayle.net for super nerdy Max4Live stuff.

Re: Blogs and websites

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:30 am
by SuburbanThug
Check out Mr. Bill's tutorials on youtube once you get the basics down.