*PLEASE* READ BEFORE POSTING! The Ten Commandments & FAQ!

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*PLEASE* READ BEFORE POSTING! The Ten Commandments & FAQ!

Post by Walter Odington » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:46 am

First of all welcome to the production forum. This is nice little haven of beat makers who come together in the quest to further their beats. There was some call to regulate posts to make the forum easier to read for regulars, so these are the guidelines to follow when contributing:

TEN COMMANDMENTS

* Give your threads an accurate and meaningful description
Titles should give as much info as possible and not be vague.

* Consider adding a little clue at the beggining
such as: [ableton] or [eq] or [synths].

* Post up your tunes with [tune] in front of it.
Soon there will be a [url=http://???]Tunes[/url] section.

* Try checking the FAQs below before asking how to use something or where to find something.

* Search to see if your topic has been discussed before.
Consider whether to make a new post or add to the old one.

* Respect everyone and their opinions. Even if they're an idiot.
We discuss, not bitch. After all, idiots have come up with some great ideas in the past.

* Don't be afraid to show ignorance - the more you know, the more you realise you dont know.
We are all here to improve. There are no absolutes.

* Sweeten everyone up by listening and feeding back on the tunes posted up.
Give, and thou shalt recieve. And be patient about receiving feedback yourself!

* Be honest with criticism.
Don't hold back - people need to know the truth!

* Don't be offended!
Any artist in the public domain has their critics - just dont take it personally.

These commandments were discussed here.

Now thats the nazism over with, enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certain questions are asked almost every week, so in an attempt to reduce the rate of the duplicate discussions we have links to threads with good amounts of information. Here they are:

"Where do I get drums sounds from?"
google
ebay
Where that snare from?
Mixing drums for breaks
Where do I get GOOD drum sounds from?
FXpansion Guru
Sampling Drums!! How EXTREMELY important. Dogs On Acid tells all...

"Where do I get instrument sounds from?"
google
ebay
KVR Audio
synths for breaks
synth reccomendations
software synths
spending money on softsynths
looking for soft synths
Access Virus
Free plugins - VST & AU

"What about vocals, samples, and other unconventional sounds?"
the good Pilch at Acapellas4u.co.uk
Freesound - real world sounds to phat bass
google (unimaginative)
ebay
Do it... youself?!?

"Additional sample sites"
Online sample library (some dead links here)

"Mixing The Track"
Mixdowns - first port of call
A comprehensive introduction to mixing, covering all bases
books reccomended on 'Dogs On Acid'
THE book
Mixing by Bus/stems
Tarakith Metering Guide

"EQ"
Computer Music tutorial
EQ Frequencies
EQ tips
Great EQ tips

"Compression"
Tutorial
Computer Music tutorial
Compressing the living fuck out of everything...
by track, and over the mix?
software compression

"Sidechaining"
Definition
sidechaining in cubase
Sidechain gating

"reverb"
Computer Music tutorial
reverb help
still need help
getting creative with reverb

"Sequencer"
comprehensive list of sequencers
whats your sequencer?
programs of choice
sequencer shortcuts
automation tips and techniques
Is reason good enough? (YES!! plenty good enough)
Logic vs Cubase Vs Protools
Logic or Cubase
ReWiring Reason
Ableton Live

"Information on Synths/Samplers/Signal Processing"
Great synth tutorial (cheers Klarky)
Hardware Ideas
High level definition of effects

"Songwriting"
take a breath of fresh air
Music Theorey
advice
breaks production basics
song structure
music theorey for non musicians (cheers soap dodger)
poly rythm
vocal ideas
breaks of a different kind

"Mastering"
Mastering
producing good premasters (Important!)
A guide to 'home made' mastering

"How do the pros do it?"
Aquasky
Si Begg
Elite Force
Rennie Pilgrim
BT
Far Too Loud
Sons Of Mecha



"So Youve Got Great Tunes... Now What?"
Send em out to labels
Make them available for free on the net
Start a label
vinyl vs digital - a sensible comparison
List Of Upload Sites

And its always worth checking the nuggets of wisdom
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Re: The Ten Commandments! read this before you post (not lon

Post by scwiffy » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:51 pm

Walter Odington wrote: * Be honest with criticism. Dont hold back - people need to know the truth!

Now thats the nazism over with, enjoy.
This thread sucks cock :lol:

Look, im the only one whos said anything
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Post by hippy dave » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:00 pm

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Re: The Ten Commandments! read this before you post (not lon

Post by Walter Odington » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:19 pm

Walter Odington wrote:
* Respect everyone and their opinions. Even if they're an idiot.
I will obey the commandments. ;)
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Re: The Ten Commandments! read this before you post (not lon

Post by BLista » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:54 pm

Walter Odington wrote:
Walter Odington wrote:
* Respect everyone and their opinions. Even if they're an idiot.
I will obey the commandments. ;)
:lol:
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Post by Iknowuknow » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:11 pm

True, I know shit all and often come out with bullshit, it's the only way I learn...other than the beatings.

I'm yet to hear a good tune on this forum, your all 'cock face wank spoons'.

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Post by afdafsf » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:45 am

Joe,

I have an amendment to add:


When giving feedback to someones track - do not post a link to your track (in their thread) and ask for feedback.

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Post by kojak » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:14 pm

waiting for tunes section :)
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Post by Anti-science » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:35 pm

[quote]When giving feedback to someones track - do not post a link to your track (in their thread) and ask for feedback.
[quote]


Why the hell not?
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Post by shapshankly » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:52 pm

i guess there is no real reason, though it's a bit of a thread hijack really isn't it.

perhaps a tactful pm would be a better way to ask someone for their feedback
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Post by afdafsf » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:59 pm

Anti-science wrote:
When giving feedback to someones track - do not post a link to your track (in their thread) and ask for feedback.


Why the hell not?
I think it's rude. If you're ready for feedback on a song, make a post (people will check it out there).
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Post by shapshankly » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:22 am

nuskoolbreaks_head wrote:
Anti-science wrote:
When giving feedback to someones track - do not post a link to your track (in their thread) and ask for feedback.


Why the hell not?
I think it's rude. If you're ready for feedback on a song, make a post (people will check it out there).
now that's irony!! :D
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Post by afdafsf » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:24 am

;)


I've changed my ways

I finally realized that my shit stinks too.
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Post by Anti-science » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:51 am

lol!!! Yeah.
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Post by Walter Odington » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:21 pm

Sweaty Betty's Mudwrestling Arena close down? Or are you fanny's just here to bitch :P






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Post by pilch » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:34 am

Hey Walt!

Two cheeky things

a) could you add www.acapellas4u.co.uk as a resource for vocals

b) I love the FAQ and the effort put in - would I be able to make a copy and whack it on my forum of course quoting nsb as the resource)

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Post by Walter Odington » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:09 pm

yes mate, go for it 8)
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Post by Rockit Science » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:10 pm

nuskoolbreaks_head wrote:;)


I've changed my ways

I finally realized that my shit stinks too.
You finally got laid?! :shock:

:joke: ;)
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