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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:05 pm 
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http://youtu.be/5qi5YGfNs0c

Made this on garageband, it's the first time I've used it and this only took about 30 minutes to put together so it's obviously not great :P
It sounded better the first time i listened to it but now every time i listen to it, it sounds worse haha!

It's very simple loops of the synth, bass and drum beat. It was very easy to put together. :)

What can i do to improve my editing and mixing skills... anyone know of any good software?

http://youtu.be/5qi5YGfNs0c

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I like it. What you did, I believe, is create a backing track with loops then played whistle over it, correct?

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What can i do to improve my editing and mixing skills... anyone know of any good software?

You could take the free course mentioned in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=91380

:)

But there's no substitute to just doing exactly what you're already doing. GarageBand is an extremely good package to practice mixing and editing. You can also try Audacity, (which does not really have different functionality than garage band, but presents it in a different user interface style).
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

I'll let you know what software they use in the course above, if you want.


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Hi Finlay, I'm a new TradTechie, pleased to meet you :)

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It's very simple loops of the synth, bass and drum beat. It was very easy to put together. :)


I liked it! Was that you on whistle?
it was a very clean recording -- I'm envious. How did you record it?

Looking forward to more of your experiments...

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... anyone know of any good software?


I'm learning FL Studio, but I'm not sure I would recommend it :P
BTW, this vid demonstrating FL Studio's features is so funny. It could induce epilepsy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMJkVd6Ffg

edited to say -- what I like best about FL Studio is the piano roll. You can enter notes by typing them in directly, and can zoom in and out with great detail.


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I'm learning FL Studio, but I'm not sure I would recommend it :P
BTW, this vid demonstrating FL Studio's features is so funny. It could induce epilepsy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMJkVd6Ffg

Reminds me of Cakewalk.

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what I like best about FL Studio is the piano roll. You can enter notes by typing them in directly

GarageBand has a keyboard "piano" control too, but I didn't find it easy to do chords.
I am seriously considering getting something like this for the rare time I want to do MIDI input:
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Reminds me of Cakewalk.


The 1990's version? Or the really early version?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sDnVIeSn_k

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Reminds me of Cakewalk.


The 1990's version? Or the really early version?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sDnVIeSn_k

I was mostly implying that it was delicious when you do it right.

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I am seriously considering getting something like this for the rare time I want to do MIDI input:
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I have all three of the Korg Nano controllers. They are useful in that they are compact and very portable.

The keyboard is really not playable though at least not if you are a keyboard player. The chiclet style keys are too stiff. It may be useful for piano roll input of individual notes as Caroluna describes. It can be used to trigger loops and samples though and works fine for that.

The NanoPad is decent and I do use it both for beat development and for triggering loops in a loop sequencer - like FL Studio, Abelton Live, etc..

The nanoKontrol works fine is you want to twiddle midi controls and have your finger on a slider instead of using a computer screen and some type of pointer to do the job. It looks more and more like everything is moving towards touch screen interfaces anyway.

Akai makes a more useful micro keyboard the LPK25 and pad controller the LPD8.

A better choice for general midi keyboard input is to use a standard midi keyboard controller like the M-Audio Keystation, Keystudio, KeyRig or similar from Roland, Yamaha or Korg. M-Audio also have a micro version of the Keystation available now.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:21 pm 
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A better choice for general midi keyboard input is to use a standard midi keyboard controller like the M-Audio Keystation, Keystudio, KeyRig or similar from Roland, Yamaha or Korg. M-Audio also have a micro version of the Keystation available now.


I have one of these
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M-Audio Oxygen 25 25-Key USB MIDI Controller

Pluses -- as a midi controller, it was plug 'n' play with all my software :D
It's compact

Minuses -- if you want to play above / below that range, you have to hit the octave up / down button

I found mine used on e-bay. The guy who sold it said he was very happy with it but decided he wanted more octaves.

I picked this kind because of the nifty little knobs (*) in the upper-right corner. They can be mapped to the controls on a soft-synth. Unfortunately, it's going to take me all summer to learn how to use them. It's rough when you're a gear head and a n00b :lol:

(*) Same issue w/ my keyed Copley. "Look at all the cool key thingies! Now what do I do with 'em?!"


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:26 pm 
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I was mostly implying that it was delicious when you do it right.


Ah! I see -- a many-layered answer!

I tried Cakewalk once. I thought it was crummy.


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I have one of these
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Yes, that makes more sense than does the Korg Nano. :)

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Caroluna wrote:
I have one of these
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M-Audio Oxygen 25 25-Key USB MIDI Controller
Yes, that makes more sense than does the Korg Nano. :)

Thanks, guys. Good info.


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I was mostly implying that it was delicious when you do it right.

Ah! I see -- a many-layered answer!
I tried Cakewalk once. I thought it was crummy.


Thanks, guys. Good info.


Well, we wanted to give you your just desserts. :wink:


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