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Post by foxington » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:20 pm

if you could go back to the start of your production 'career' and tell yourself a few things, what would they be?

1) use good samples rather than spending aeons tweaking shit ones trying to make them sound good
2) buy the best monitors you can afford
3) force yourself to arrange a tune as early as possible rather than making a decent 8 bar loop and fucking about with that for hours

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Post by afdafsf » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:30 pm

brilliant thread - I'll get back to u
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Re: nuggets of wisdom

Post by high eight » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:43 pm

strategy wrote:1) use good samples rather than spending aeons tweaking shit ones trying to make them sound good
2) buy the best monitors you can afford
Definitely these two!

Also I'll add:

- Don't over compress everything - use it wisely and when needed! :lol:
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Post by blimbo » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:45 pm

- Put a touch of overdrive on (almost) everything to bring out a bit of grit

- Use logic's tape delay loads
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Post by shapshankly » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:45 pm

learn to play piano, learn music theory, don't get obsessed by what software is "best" just learn the one that you like the most/have got to the minutest detail.
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Post by El Huracan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:55 pm

1. dont expect youll ever make a living out of this
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Post by Joebot » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:55 pm

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Post by BLista » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:06 pm

Get a spectrum analyser
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Post by NoHanded1 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:07 pm

buy a really good chair
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Post by El Huracan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:20 pm

dump your girlfreind
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Post by Hedflux » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:20 pm

cool thread ...

a few good ones here already (monitors, learning music theory, and getting to know your software rather than always searching for the next best thing).

Heres one:

Music is mathematical. Music has rules. They have been around for hundreds of years, and they exist because they work. They are present in almost all music. Dont try to re-invent the wheel every time you start a new tune. Learn to obey the rules before attempting to break them.

Like mathematics, the rules allow for endless permutations and possibilties.

Part of the culture of underground music is nonconformist, challenge authority and accepted norms etc, but musical rules are good rules, embrace them, conform to them :D

oh, and READ THE FUCKIN MANUAL!
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Post by Tarekith » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:23 pm

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Post by Hedflux » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:28 pm

and another:

Set aside entire nights to create/find sounds so that you have a large pool of your own stuff to choose from when you begin arranging.
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Post by BLista » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:36 pm

steelz wrote:dump your girlfreind
no need - give it 3 months and she'll dump you.
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Post by foxington » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:43 pm

hey, great minds! not been on nubreaks in months now you mention it...
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Post by El Huracan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:00 pm

B-Lister wrote:
steelz wrote:dump your girlfreind
no need - give it 3 months and she'll dump you.
ah but if you get in there first you wont be writing missrable shit for months
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Post by Tarekith » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:08 pm

Better yet, find a girl who writes music too. I can't imagine living with someone who doesn't :)

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Post by BLista » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:16 pm

steelz wrote:
B-Lister wrote:
steelz wrote:dump your girlfreind
no need - give it 3 months and she'll dump you.
ah but if you get in there first you wont be writing missrable shit for months
Bird or no bird, my production's always been miserable
:lol: :lol:
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Post by El Huracan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:50 pm

Tarekith wrote: Love my wife...
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Post by Hedflux » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:52 pm

A good woman will support you and help you make better music! And all you have to do in return is take a break from it and be nice once in a while ...
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