>what you're listening to
>favorite /bleep/ releases of 2014
leave 4chan completely and make a separate forum that requires an invite or an interview process to post on
honestly /bleep/ doesn't really fit in here. too much actual music discussion going on for /mu/ most of the time
I don't own one (poor as fuck, and i get good results with my dr770 so i'm not too worried about getting a new drum machine), but i've spent a decent amount of time with one at multiple music stores, and it's pretty fucking good. It's so easy to use, pretty much what you'd wish for in a roland drum machine. I'm hoping that they add more kits to it like the 606 and 727, but for 500 bucks it can't be beat.
only thing i don't really like about it is the scatter
Just ordered my first LPs, need to buy turntables still.
In my opinion, the only thing i'd look at in that price range is other than that is this kit (if you're good with a soldering iron) http://www.sonic-potions.com/lxr, to me it seems a bit more flexible with what i can do, but the TR-8 isn't a kit and would work just fine, might be a bit better in live situations with the individual volume control for each drum sound. if you're into modular wankery there's also a trigger out addon for the LXR
the dr770 is pretty good, especially for the price it goes for (around $100 US), the interface is simple (like an mpc), the quantization is good, but it needs a bit of EQ to sound good to me. It's like a limited Roland R-70 with more sounds, it's the same as the DR 660, but this one has the 909 hihats, some more and a different color, and only has one individual out. the reverb on it is pretty nice, it's easy as hell to use, but i would not use it live because you can't edit patterns and mute while playing, i usually just make the patterns and move from one to the next, works really well for me when just recording trax
>isn't the £ and € stronger than $
>judging different currencies on a nominal basis
come on now
thought i'd save some people a trip to fs:
Shxcxchcxsh - Linear S Decoded 
Sry m80s will refer to them as records in the future
Because I have the funds but lack the room for 2 turntables and a mixer, I will start collecting now and buy the tts in October after getting a new desk.
Don't know if this is the appropriate thread but i'll try anyway.
Getting into bleep bloop lately and I can't for the life of me understand why people dig breakbeat. I mean, breakbeats can be cool if it's part of a larger soundscape but when it's the centre of attention it's just not that interesting…
I guess i'm asking is what's some good uptempo stuff ?
aRia sappHo - Sunday Rerun
Big up m8
Just so you know, LPs are long... albums and whatnot. EPs are short 4ish tracks.
What turntable(s) are you going to get?
That Airhead is seriously gross tho btw, take it back and get a refund
>tfw mfw tfw mfw you didn't know that already
they gonna get a repress anyways
Better than modern daft punk, worse than homework era daft punk. That said, they have some catchy tunes.
I feel like these two threads should be merged, they're both pretty slow anyway. As long as we don't get flooded with kids asking how to use sylenth1
>what you're listening to
Saor - Aura
>favorite /bleep/ releases of 2014
I will prolly buy AT LP 1240 with Shure M44-7 or Ortofon cartridges, not too sure yet (I'm leaning towards Shure).
Ordered the Airhead Record only cause of Believe, really like the songs sound and its catchy as hell.
>I feel like these two threads should be merged, they're both pretty slow anyway.
Ok then. I've been fucking around with my extremely basic midi controller and ableton for a little while now.
I want to upgrade my keys with a cheap real synth with midi output so I can actually make some noise with friends rather than by myself in my room. Hopefully make it the start of a small collection.
Anyway, I have a pretty small budget. I was looking at the DS-8, it has some pretty gorgeous pads, but hell, I can do pads. A fair portion of what goes into good pads (in my amateur opinion) is sound design.
I'm really at a loss. I've got little idea at the average price things go for, and honestly little idea full stop.
TL;DR an undervalued (and therefore cheap) key synth with character and MIDI output plox
"It doesn’t feel right to keep repressing things that existed in a certain time and space, and have a certain energy that is relevant to a certain period of time, even though they’re still relevant now, to some extent, in some people’s lives."
I'm assuming you don't have a laptop. There isn't very much in the ~$200 price range as far as I know. Once you get up to ~$500 there's a lot more stuff. If you want a polysynth and are OK with digital sounds, Waldorf Blofeld is usually recommended. Otherwise there are a lot of OK analog monosynths in that range
Surprised the Australia tax isn't too high on that one.
DX7 though, actually found one on ebay, almost shocked how cheap it is. Worried if I splash out on one though I'll just spend my time making cheesy piano hooks and forget why I'd buy a DX7 in the first place.
What kind of music do you wanna make? Nothing wrong with some cheesy piano hooks. If you're worried about making patches, there is patch editing software, which should make things faster if you already have some experience with FM synthesis
I've got a bank of field recordings from when my mate was studying film. I've been making... I dunno what the correct term is, soundscapes? But enhancing the field recordings. Big inspiration was Music for Real Airports, but with a lot more use of samples. Wanky bloops shit basically.
I will be dicking around with some jungle at some point though for sure.
So I finally got around to listening to Plastikman's EX. Not bloody bad at all, might need to give it a couple more cracks, but I feel it does slump a little in the middle. Short enough album though, works pretty bloody well together.
what do you think about this?
"I find the album in dance music a bit of a self-contradictory thing. Because it's ultimately a layover from rock and blues and the traditional aspect of the music industry. Dance music is about continuous music presented by DJs, so I think that the more honest document is in the mix format. It's about how you work those tunes together. The idea of just listening to a straight minimal techno album, where you might have eight nine-minute tunes with two-minute intros and two-minute outros from start to finish—it's not meant to be listened to like that. "
personally, i agree
i don't really agree with this. first, who's to say how anything is "meant to be listened to" in the first place? what is proper listening? is a recorded DJ mix really better than an album created as a complete work by a single artist? but aren't those mixes crafted in real time based on the feel of the dance floor? why would listening to these mixes out of context be any better than listening to an album?
mixes are monolithic arrangements by DJs, which precludes regular people from listening to this sort of music "properly". it needlessly elevates the importance of the DJ who basically exists to cue up the right part of the right track, i.e. skip those "two-minute intros and two-minute outros".
perhaps producers ought to create albums with the flowing nature of DJ mixes in mind, rather than having disjoint intros and outros for each track. but discounting home listening is just idiotic, considering the fact that it makes up the bulk of most people's listening.
me either. when you take them out of a context where you need a steady beat going, like a club or hell, even working out, they just seem like self-congratulatory pissing contests, sort of like last.fm 3x3 threads on /mu/.
I agree, mixes are more about the dj's expression through song choice, albums are to be consumed in a completely different format. Take claude's urban animal, most of the songs are good live, but as an album you gain additional context that you wouldn't get in a dj set.
>I find the album in dance music a bit of a self-contradictory thing.
this is the only part I agree with. In a sense the mix format is authentic because it represents the club environment. at the same time it's a catch-22 because a lot of cool things about a dj mix is enjoying how and where the dj mixes the record, which is easier to hear if you've actually listened to the entire track.
intros and outros are only so relevant because you have a spectrum from djs like klock who tend to long mix to someone like EZ where you might get hit with 5 tracks in 60 seconds all dropped in different sections.
fuck EZ style djs
m8 just put on a 10 minute track and leave it... if it's a good tune the person who wrote it will have all the necessary skills to make it an good experience, don't need some ADHD idiot dropping in different tunes e very 10 seconds
yeah i will probs look at the tracklist of a mix from someone i like to see what's going on... find some new names or whatever
not gonna sit and listen to that shit tho
i will buy the EP or whatever instead and listen to that shit proper, rather than listening to some crappy mp3 of a vinyl rip that's been through about 10 desks and compressors and transcodes before it hits the FACTMIX page and i get to listen to about 40% of the track before it fades into another one and has loads of EQ fuckery applied to it
don't get me wrong, i go to clubs regularly and enjoy seeing DJs of all different types and i enjoy myself and have a dance
not gonna listen to a DJ mix in my own time though, wtf lol, it's stupid
trap is more monotonous and slower
footwork has lots of triplets and occasionally amens
pretty much the only DnB artists I really like are Black Sun Empire and ASC (Pendulum are fine too)
can someone rec me something based on that, maybe other neurofunk with a dark sound like BSE?
more dubstep like this would also be nice:
yeah, i know. i go to school in the south side of chicago, but i'm white as fuck. black people in chicago have been footworking for quite a while though so i don't think that really counts as "hype" around here.
Feeling that electro a lot lately, it has that dystopian not so distant future cyberpunk feel.
just listened to japanese telecoms Virtual Geisha and doppereffekts Gesamtkunstwerk, both excellente!
i think right now my fav electro song is anthony rother - describe reality
what's wrong with slamming on a mix while you're doing something else? it's a great way to hear a lot of different tunes put together in a tasteful compilation without getting bored of each one (let's face it, listening to a 4-bar loop for 7 minutes can definitely be boring) and to discover new music without having to search for it first
mixes are also the perfect backdrop to any sort of social event, whether it's a party, 10 guys drinking and getting rowdy or you and 2 of your mates smoking weed and giggling at stupid shit
>yeah i will probs look at the tracklist of a mix from someone i like to see what's going on... find some new names or whatever
Sounds tedious. Just listen to the mix...if you're worried about the quality don't listen to shitty djs
If you like BSE I'd recommend Noisia, Phace, Misanthrop. Mayhem, Calyx & Teebee, Fierce, Telemetrik, old Icicle, Spor (fuck Feed Me) and The Upbeats. State of Mind are sounding quite Neurofunk-ish these days as well.
But seriously, listen to this man >>49723448
>Dom & Roland
>Ed Rush & Optical
>Skyscraper/Trace & Nico
>Stakka & Skynet
How can one subgenre have so many GOAT producers.
completely agreed. mixes are also great because you can pay attention to the technical details or you can zone out and do other things while the mix sort of presents itself to you. it's also cool how particular songs and the way the DJ transitions into them become ingrained in your remembrance of that song.
Not 2014 I know - but here's hoping he announces something soon or early next year - but I found myself coming back to this as of late. Mainly because him and Machinedrum are perhaps the only two artists on Ninjatune that get a lot of interest from me, but I've also come to the realization that I love this track:
well if you know anything about the music you like then you already know exactly who you're gonna search for for a certain kind of mix... i don't see how you can really run into this problem unless you literally search like "jungle mix 2014" on soundcloud
>Tagged on nodata as Footwork / Jungle
I really hope this is accurate and not the Boomkat cancer spreading. Listening to pic related now and it's okay.
Ah fuck. Still sounds good but I hate this Footwork / Jungle tagging shit.
Apparently that album was shit, I was expecting it to be Jungle as well.
Whenever I see anything which has a lion on the front cover of it I assume it is Jungle until I look and see that it isn't.
you've said before about the lion ninja, but the lion is traditionally a reggae thing, jungle just took that from reggae. the lion is farrrrrr more common and far more closely associated with reggae music than jungle. the jamaican guy samples in jungle tunes talking about zion and babylon and heart of a lion and all that is all sampled from old reggae tunes...
Reggae is also allowed to have lions, but the places I get my music from do not usually feature any reggae/dancehall uploads so I usually expect it to be Jungle. And then it turns out to be Techno or House or Trance or some other shit and that's not on.
florian kupfer isn't lacr you nonce
feelin' is his only good tune anyway. he's written some horrendous shit tbh
delroy edwards and vereker and pearson sound (dj harlow) are lacr lads with heat m8
FUCC THESE NIGGAS CAUSE THEY AINT SHIT: RON P.I.E.S. MORELLI, DELROY PERLMAN, WHITE MATERIAL, JACKMASTER UK, THA BIGGEST PUSSY OF ALL - MARQUISE HAWKES (THA ONLY GHETTO HOUSE DJ TO EVER GET RUN OFF TWITTER BY A BLOGGER), N ERRY SINGLE ONE OF U BITCH ASS HOES THAT THINK THEY CAN STOP A GOD LIKE ME.
where does that info even come from
any number of producers could have produced that record, including pearson sound but it's not a particularly signature sound of his. plus wouldn't it be strange for a UK artist to release on that label? i've not actually seen any evidence for this other than word of mouth
yeah, that was pretty cringeworthy. nobody seemed to be asking who was going to pay for that shit anyway. not like anyone who produces decent tunes would want to be associated with 4chan anyway.
if we somehow got some good tracks, maybe /bleep/ people would be willing to buy them via a kickstarter, but i doubt there are enough people on here to make it viable. it is nice to fantasize though.
is originally where P.I.E.S came from. it's just that ratchet traxxx guy who thought it would be funny (and was right) to replaces lies with pies. i don't think it actually stands for anything in particular
The Rage & Lex version is also great.
Also why is G-Man the most underrated MC in Slew Dem, he's way better than Tempa T and Chronik. He's better than pretty much every MC in Slew Dem expect Esco:
Got damn, that is terrible. I wish I bought them when they were a little less ridiculously over priced.
This might end up being my instrumental of the year:
This will probably end up as my Grime vocal tune of the year:
Mumdance - Take Time is pretty cool. The Novelist version is the 'official' vocal but as expected, Riko's freestyle over it is infinitely better:
Asa & Sorrow's EP on Kapsize has got some lovely old school vibes on it:
There's been a few more instrumental releases this year as well like new Swift Beater, the Plasticman remastered/remixes, the Last Japan mixtape, Spooky's Blue Waffle EP and Lost Dubz EP and a couple of releases on Oil Gang as well. The vocal side of things are a bit lax but the instrumental side of Grime is great right now.
Both Boxed compilations from this year are also excellent.
listening to plastikman - consumed.
i've been on a detroit techno kick lately. trying to get through the classics. i think i'm going to get into some acid techno/house stuff next, if anyone has some mix or album recs I would greatly appreciate that.
hello is this the thread where we talk about electronic music and try to assert our dominance by talking shit to each other unless they're a semi-decent producer, in which case we lick their bum?
Interested to know what you liked more about Metahuman vs. Halflife.
'Samurai' is most likely going on the next (unnamed, unscheduled, unfinished) LP.
do you make/release music m8? why are you taking ownership for stuff people did before you were born in a country so massive they were probably 1000s of miles away from anywhere you've ever been
What's your favourite Metal Gear Solid mission?
Sometimes I like to stay up at night sitting in the rain thinking about my dog :)
New material coming soon, just got to wait for Kode9 to tell me it's good :)
will you fukin melon
all you brers know as much about music as this mojito im sipping....dont mention edm and zomby you nobhead are u from mars
i feel like halflife was, for the most part, a "poor man's" metahuman. starting the record off I had high hopes because center of the sun sounded pretty fresh and different from the sounds on metahuman. by the time i got into hurricane i was already wanting to turn it off.
the trap aesthetic felt pretty pastiche. like i was listening to lunice at times or something similar. it felt like a collection of b-sides more than anything.
my favourites are probably the MGS2 mission where the raiden is naked and everything starts glitching out and falling apart and then theres that huge plot twist, or the MGS1 boss fight with psycho mantis where you had to plug the controller into port 2 so he couldnt read your mind