Keep it bleep, fellas
>You have until saturday to produce a song. We are posting here on Saturday primarily, there are those who probably can't post until sunday but the goal was saturday.
>Also, you can't just drop your song link like a SC thread, you have to talk about what you did, what you were going for, cool things you did in the mix. Talk about what you did technically, this is a learning experience. The comments shouldn't be like "Nice" or "Cool song", you either post something constructive or don't post something at all. Either way, there are gonna be anons who read all the technical shit that you post and that's the whole reason we're doing this first anything goes challenge.
Don't mind me, I'm just waiting for new /bleeproduction/ thread posts.
Today's 5:32 raw sound design session with the Korg Monotron, no editing but taking out really bad clipping takes. There's even a reese in there, so you can get some interesting things if you chop and sample this.
what are some good vsts for really glossy synth sounds, like what you'd hear in a dreamcast game, or any Lone Galaxy Garden track basically
no Omnisphere, Alchemy, or Absynth, looking for something lightweight and those are not that
>Didn't have the time to prepare anything for this one though. Will there be more of these?
AFAIK, yes, but with more restrictions. This is the first one and it's laissez-faire just to see what we are able of.
Update on my non-challenge WIP, just gotta fix the vocal take and levels a bit but otherwise I'm nearly done. Any improvement ideas? (Especially asking the two guys who commented on it two threads before)
Yeah they're great I use them to go from my Analog Keys to the mixer to get the individual outs and I have used them live on several occasions. For cheap non fixable cables they are absolutely great and super cheap
Yeah, I think they're so reliable because they're a single molded piece. Plus the colors make everything easy to follow. I also like how the blue is easily discernible from the purple (I'm blue/purple colorblind).
wow a lot happens in a week
>tfw I now own 2 memesynths
Wow, and we were having such a fun time being excited yesterday, kinda sad to see everyone get so fucking mad all of a sudden. No need to take it so personally holy shit.
I said it yesterday and used the same link, not really guessing since you're a regular of the thread.
Oh? You have a VST that does have any aliasing whatsoever with extremely high LFO rates?
Do you even know what aliasing means?
in b4 "hurr of course i do fegit *posts wiki article link* derp"
aw fuck. Well I can't help you directly but I can give you some tips to salvage that monstrosity.
Let me ask you, how are the drums dividing on those two tracks?
How is the guitar recorded? Direct or from the amp micced up?
Do you have the Waves Ultrabass plugin? Because it helps with the low end on bass, maybe there is some logic equivalent?
I'd be more help if you were using Live :(
Tested it. Literally the worst example of VST recreation I have ever seen. Sounds nothing like it at all, shitty response on the knobs, makes Nitroflex sound like a great emulation in comparison.
>tfw no instruments resonate higher than ~3k except cymbals
What the hell? No guitars or vocals, then?
fuck the drums, the guitar was recorded direct from a reverb unit. i only have the inhouse logic plugins cus no money. I appreciate the help, it's really not a big deal.
there are, but every primary instrument (guitar, vocals, guitar synth pad) have a really prominent range from like 400-~3k. the guitar will sometimes go a little higher but if i bring up anything higher it just doesn't sound natural cus the frequencies just aren't there.
I overdubbed all of it through a tascam mk144 interface so it's just bad, i didn't know what i was doing, and didn't care. i'm also doing it for free and have put at least 120 hours into these songs and i'm like halfway done
yeah im not mad. this place was dead until i started shitposting
K, fair enough then. I guess we're both misunderstood.
I was just joking about the superiority thing, since the "hardware > all" is sorta a meme around here now, but analog certainly can do things that digital cannot.
What's your CPU usage at, guys? Nobody can beat my high score
Dude, every time I record electric guitars I have to low-pass them at 16khz because of the high gain distortion settings. I can't even imagine what it's like to have little or no resonance above 3k.
I have a shitty computer I made for about $100 and it has a $20 AMD APU and it runs Ubuntu and I installed Live with WINE and it idles at like %700
lel, I know it's a glitch though. it kind of runs ok
yeah I know... i'm doing the best I can, and it sounds listenable just a little lo-fi, although some songs have been hard to save, it just sounds bad and I get shit sometimes cus it's not up to par.
do you guys want to hear a song that i "finished"?
I've found out why I have so much trouble writing music. In my DAW, I'm building music visually, putting note after note of music into a loop with my mouse. I default to focusing more on the visual steps rather than the audio.
I have a keyboard for a midi controller, but I run into the same problem, since the steps on a keyboard are laid out in such a visually simple way as well.
Any advice or tips?
Really? I have been trying to get into using Ubuntu. I tried once and ultimately got frustrated and have been stuck on windows for a bit. I love ubuntu on my work computers, its simple and fantastic although i prefer gnome to what they default now (unity?)
I did it when Live 8 was the current version, I don't know about Live 9 but when I did it I had no problems with making it work, but I never properly used it because it didn't work well but I just think that's because of my hobo computer.
No shit, I never claimed it was, although if I could find an instrument (and I use that world vaguely) that I could write music non-visually on, that would be cool. Don't pretend there's only one way to write music.
Yeah that's why I said we were both misunderstood. I got that after you said you were just high and showed that was all you ;)
I gotta go to work now, but maybe you guys can figure out some way that we can somehow let everyone know when we're joking/not being serious while im away, 'cause i have no idea.
no way, i am not doing that again. not until i have a better understand of exactly what to do and how to do it, and with something more than just a 2 track interface. I am getting this as best I can and then returning to what I know best.
imo this is the only decent song production wise, the rest I tear my hair out with http://clyp.it/l0k1qtbn things are a little more close to 5k in this one
>No shit, I never claimed it was, although if I could find an instrument (and I use that world vaguely) that I could write music non-visually on, that would be cool. Don't pretend there's only one way to write music.
I agree with you and honestly thats what got me into hardware. Sold my laptop for it, no regrets. Built a $200 computer
just jam out stuff on your keyboard dude
is your problem thinking of creative rhythms for your melodies/chords? then hum something, even if youre a shitty singer or whatever, you'll find a rhythm and then play something in that rhythm that sounds good on your keyboard
It's not that bad, even if very mid-rich. You're probably going to hate me for this, but I'd be more worried about the cheap sounding drums and the lack of tightness in the performance if I were you.
Updates and being able to call them shitbirds to their face whenever you hit a snag with the software?
So basically nothing, got it.
I'm sure there are plenty of losers who paid for that privilege and do it often anyways, my voice isn't needed. I'd rather buy some hardware that is impossible to download freely.
Didn't know if i should post it here since /bleep/ was an absolute shithole for the few generals i spent there, but here goes.
What are some ways of manipulating samples and found sounds into interesting things?
So far I've been playing around with paulstretch, pitch shifting and time stretching, EQing and layering but where do you go from there?
I found that some of the plugins i've (illegally) downloaded and others included in my DAW don't really manipulate the source of the sound itself, but simply masks it with it's own distinct sound. Fully realized now that i do not want my (music) to be various plugins with preset settings.
I've been busy with what i mentioned first and just messing around with those things while recording the process in real-time does already give me pretty good varied results but i'm looking for something more interesting.
The DX100 is a should-buy, if not for its bright, 90s pop feel, just for its value and addition to your setup.
On another note, these Waldorf pads are giving me a raging boner
>that scene where they didn't take the money but it got lost in the car trunk, but they got blamed/suspected of being thieves anyways even though they were innocent and there was nothing they could do about it
>that scene where they later on actually steal some of the money during that raid because of this suspicion
damn I gotta watch The Wire again...
I've already seen it maybe 20 times but I need to see it again...
from the beginning...
in order, no skips...
not even season 2...
Cut them up, like, into MILLISECONDS of pieces, rearrange them, copypasta, multi-layer, voila, granular manipulated individual sounds
Yeah the guitar is fine, it's the pads and the vocals that interfere. especially since she doubles a lot of her melodies on the same octave, so it's just mud as fuck.
there's not much i can do with the drums, i gotta work with what i'm given. as far as tightest goes, they didn't seem to concerned about it. no hate, good words
I often arrange samples on a timeline and then stretch them using various ablelon live plug ins. I also re-arrange them into other things.
I often don't use a "sampler" per se. But I use ableton Live clip editing often by cutting them up, layering them over each other, pitching them, stretching them beyond recognition, filtering, resampling.
The list goes on forever really.
this guys got it
Listening to it and it actually sounds nice, too. Not hair-tearingly terrible. But the vocals need to be louder. The drums sound a bit too tinny and low-end I somehow didn't notice any pads/interference even in the first track, I didn't even know this had any pads
Could you recommend me any plugins for granular synthesis? I think i completely skipped this. Is the FL studio default any good at all?
will do. thanks.
kind of what i've been doing so far
Have this huge torrent i dled ages ago. Time to open it then. More interested in manipulating my own recordings though
Yeah, you def need a break
I have no experience with DAWs but I'd load that sample into my Akai 2000 and chop it, assign several sections of it to different ranges of the keyboard, tune it, and play some solo part in the same key as whatever I'm making. Also playing around with the glitchy timestretch, horrible sample rates and filters is always fun.
thank you so much your advice is very valuable to this community i followed it and now I'm signed and on beetport where they sell the freshest vegetables typing this from my brand new analog nord lead ti
Do any of you make hybrod bleep/non bleep music? Insen is probably one of my favourite albums but there doesn't seem to be much like it.
I don't know if I'd call that album ambient tho. I mean, it's definitely good for background noise, but it's pretty focused if you listen to it closely. Anyway, I guess I just mean that there's not much out there that fuses microsound and acoustic instruments like that album does. Been trying to do something in that style but it's not super easy.
>I think Nick Batt is my most favourite person on the internets.
Sucks when they put up videos of that other wanker tho.
Ableton Live has a hidden feature where you can display every plugin on each channel strip, like in other DAWs such as Logic or Pro Tools.
How to enable the option:
Create an Options.txt file in plain text
The file must say -ShowDeviceSlots
Place Options.txt in the most recent version of Live’s Preferences directory
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ableton\Live x.x\Preferences\
Now, when you start Live you will notice there is a new icon in the Live view. Click it and each plugin on each channel strip should appear.
>I always thought about some tuned "animal" instrument and Barking Buddy is my first attempt. I am sure, I will return to try this again in the future with more dogs
and more samples. Untill that time, there is this library. It contains barking of two or three four legged buddies, wolf-dogs, who live behind the garage of my father-
in-law. Since I heard them for the first time and realized there is a small window on the wall, which can be opened to hear them better, I had a bug in my head. One
day (after replacing tires on father-in-law´s Peugeot 206:), I opened the window and started a man/dog chatting with "Hey guys, how is it going ?" Listen to their
answer in Barking Buddy library :-)
man I love working with audio but this is one field full of peculiar motherfuckers
No, I don't mean at all that it's background noise. It makes good backgrond noise, but I really think that it's a very complex album if you listen critically.
>Haven't seen those word in a minute
wot? I've never seen that word in /bleepproduction/
I'm pretty much sold on the beta
>mfw only $20
>mfw I don't even need to give suggestions for people anymore, because other people give the same advice I gave before
Hey guys, I wanna get into synthesis. I wanna understand synths and what they do and I wanna make my own sounds with them? What are some good video tutorials for a beginner to learn about synths and synthesizing?
Idk if anyone remembers or cares, but I offered $300 for the CP-70, he countered $350.
Needs a new string, but the last CP-70 I saw sold for $1000. Seems more than fair. That leaves me room to get a nice strobe tuner, new string, and a few tanks of gas
Microbrute. But for the drum machine there really is not much in the way of analogue machines that people can actually afford apart from the Volva Beats, but the snare is retarded sounding. There is an extremely easy mod to fix that, but I don't know if you'd be prepared for that.
The Rhythm Wolf is coming out soon I think, but it sounds so dull and boring that I wouldn't be interested. Extremely cheap, though.
the TR-8 is basically a customized midi controller no one's going to bother modding it
it's a fairly simple fix, just the circuitry inside the volcas is borderline microscopic and will require previous experience with soldering if you don't want to fry your kit
cables that are permanently plugged in like in music production set ups very rarely fail
Some people like the volca beats as is and some people don't, but I can say with strong certainty that the rhythm wolf is (or will be) a pile of shit.
I personally have owned a volca beats for months now and have been using it without the snare fix. I'm setting up to mod it soon because I'm tired of having a drum machine without a snare, but honestly it's a good little box for the price.
If you want a good sort of 'all in one' drum machine for cheap you should also check out all the digital drum machines that were pumped out from like '87 to '04 or so. You can usually get a fully functioning unit for $75-$100 and they have much more memory than analogue kits. That being said you're going to have to do research for yourself to make sure that you're investing in a box that A) actually sounds good (since they're sample-based there isn't that much customization on the cheaper ones) B) will actually work and doesn't run the risk of the internal battery cutting out or the pads dying or anything, and C) actually makes sense, as the 90's were a golden era for digital synths with tiny screens and tons of menu diving
I started off messing around with several of the Boss Dr Rhythm models and it was definitely a dirt-cheap way to get into the game
Using a vintage (meaning more than 10 years old in this case) digital drum machine is basically like using a way more complicated and outdated version of Garageband with basically the same final product. I would really only recommend it if you desperately want a physical machine but can't afford to go any higher than ~$80
Not iPhone, but iPad:
Thor Polysonic Synth
Garageband (okay iPhone, but way too huge for it to make sense)
I'm sure there are tons of other good ones I've missed. Those are just the ones I've used
As a beginner with nothing, but an MPK mini and fl studio, is there any hardware that could significantly improve the stuff I make? The MKP is literally only for having the knobs handy and to be able to play out things before putting them in piano roll. I see these threads and everyone talking about different hardware, but I don't know what's worth my time and money.
Thanks for the input. On a semi related note, if I really would like a hardware synth, what would be the best choice if I'm looking for something affordable and large-ish (I was looking at the microbrute but I would want to have more than just two octaves). Or does such a thing exist without spending a shitton of money?
Hey guys, I wanna get some studio monitors for my bedroom but I'm scared that the acoustics of my room will make it sound like shit. How can I tell if my room will have shit acoustics, it's a small room, with just my desk, dresser, and bed. Should I also invest in some padding for the walls?
would be cool if
someone had some feedback or
I would really appreciate your thoughts because this is an important song for me and I want it to be very good
yes this is important. i mean, depending on your budget it's always hard to determine what you need. people make good shit without an acoustically treated room though, so you shouldn't wait for you room to get treated before you make stuff.
auralex does this thing where you send them a room diagram and they tell you where you should put your shit and how much foam youre gonna need for your walls. and where to put it and what kind. definitely a good investment if you're not moving anytmie soon
8/10 would listen to again
Personally I prefer for my pianos to reach a little higher in frequency but whatever floats your boat, if you're going for the fuzzier darker tone it worked
I didn't see the initial asking price but I applaud that you offered so low. People always seem afraid to dicker and it's silly, that's how you get the best deals. If they say no, who cares? The internet has destroyed the concept of scarcity.
I don't have one but I had access to one for a long time, even acoustic it's a nice piece.
No, that guy is from Wisconsin, where apparently nobody knows what instruments are worth on CL. I'm the one with the Minimoog and the ridiculous amount of cash on it.
Asking price was $400, but I normally go 20% below, I've been rejected on better offers too, but the guy knew how to reciprocate. I hate people who treat CL as buy it now evilbay. I had a chance at a YC-45d combo organ for $500, offered $400 and he flat out declined, like what was he thinking listing a firm price on CL?
As per the piano, I'm excited, I've heard them on recordings, but I have so many ideas I want to try that can't be done with other instruments. Plus it'll be nice to have a piano in the home again.
>David Smith may fuck your mom,
this has been going around since the first couple threads. is there a story behind it, or is it really just because his synth is called the 'Mopho'?