☆(´∀`)★Synthesizer & Electronic Music Creation!★(,,゚Д゚)☆ (38)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-07-28 15:15 ID:X6xwgbel

This thread is for those who create electronic music be it with synthesizers, samplers, turntables, software, or what have you.

What kind of equipment do you guys have? Right now I have a Korg MS2000B analog modelling synth with vocoder. It has proven to be a very nice synth to start with and learn on! I am actually about to purchase a Korg Electribe MX to help me with song writing. One of the biggest problems I've had so far is that writing song using only your keyboard and a computer tends to drag me down. I'd always wanted something that I could easily sequence with then play live while working out the next part. This is somewhat hard with computer software. I eagerly await the arrival of my new gear!

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-07-29 01:19 ID:NhmgvfIV

I have csound. That is all I need.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-08-19 22:10 ID:Heaven

i masturbate to aphex twin

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-11-10 22:23 ID:mcnaDbef


5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-18 14:46 ID:EtE60Pqn

I've been wanting to get an MS2000, they look real fun. I used to use an old Peavey SP for sampling and a Yamaha RM1x for sequencing, but just got a new computer with Ableton Live and Kontakt. It's a bit of a learning curve using the software, but it's much more versatile. I think I demoed an Electribe MX once and really liked the sounds, but wasn't too impressed with the sequencer. The RM1x has a pretty good sequencer, but I don't think it's any easier to learn or use than a software sequencer. I'd recommend demoing Ableton Live if you haven't already.

I usually create a loop in Live and layer things on top of it. It's not always easy to develop a full song from that, though. I also play guitar a bit, which is a good instrument for noodling around on and getting ideas, especially if you're doing lyrics.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-19 18:45 ID:Heaven

A friend of mine is interestedin getting into audio equipment. He's giong to buy a mixer and a synth of some sort. Any recommendations for entry-level audio equipment?

He's looking at getting a microKORG because they are hot but they're like four hundred dollars and that would be bad if he bought it and realized he didn't like audio stuff or whatever.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-20 04:22 ID:QShZmpiM

I can't afford any hardware synth stuff, but I mess around in Fruity Loops some. I'm not any good, though T_T

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-22 22:06 ID:EtE60Pqn

Depends... small Mackie mixers are good for analog, you can probably get a used VLZ Pro for a couple of hundred dollars. If you want to record to computer and don't already have an audio interface, Alesis and others make small mixers that connect directly to USB or firewire.

$400 is about as low as it gets for virtual analog synths like the microkorg. If he just wants to get started with making electronic music, a groovebox like 1's Electribe MX might be better. I've seen used ones like the Rm1x, Roland MC-303, and Boss DR-202 go for like $100-200 which is seriously cheap for what some of them can do.

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-27 06:34 ID:i3IgvYNU

i have modplug tracker

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-27 09:26 ID:0PWrezQT

I also have modplug tracker

Additionally, I've used FruityLoops for about 5 years now. I are good at the technoze

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12 Name: Newoz : 2007-01-17 05:39 ID:vW5ScBB1

I use FL Studio, but it is so damn hard to master

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-13 13:07 ID:UpoqVrLi

Cubase SX3 with Reason 3.0 via ReWire, controlled by an edirol pcr-30 along with an old no-name midi keyboard. Problem is I have no artistic talent...

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-14 19:26 ID:Fj7OyVdV

Modplug, and Guitar Pro. I play guitar and am kind of bad at solfege, so I make up melodies and chords on the guitar, tab that, convert to midi and then rework on modplug (last bit is only when I have the courage to, which is really not often).

15 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-22 17:49 ID:XDpgUW6M

Anyone here uses Reason? Knows how to effectively use it? I managed to get a copy, but it's really hard to understand. And so are most of the tuts I have found...

16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-22 22:02 ID:imskzCSs

i've messed around quite a bit with it, sir. i've personally found the help found in the program to be the most useful thing, just reading what each of the devices can do. what questions do you have?

17 Name: 15 : 2007-03-24 16:25 ID:XDpgUW6M

Ok, I've played around some more, and managed to grab some midi tracks, rearrange everything, and it sounds good.
Right now I'm attempting to add something like an "orchestral military-like snare roll". Tried looking at the redrum, but I'm not sure it can achieve that task well...

18 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-24 23:41 ID:imskzCSs

you should be able to do pretty much anything. find a snare that sounds similar to what youre thinking, mess with the length and pitch, and then use flam if you need faster hits.

maybe use a few different snares hitting at the same time with slightly different pitches, equalizer, reverb, to fill out the sound

19 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-24 23:44 ID:imskzCSs

alternatively you could use a higher resolution and more steps if necessary to get faster notes.

20 Name: 15 : 2007-03-25 15:01 ID:XDpgUW6M

Thanks, I'll try this

21 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-03 14:13 ID:b3cEpC5I

another thing - check through the individual drum samples that came with reason, or that you got elsewhere. off the top of my head theres a military-style drum roll sample in the orchestral refill, which i think comes with reason (its been ages since i got it and ive downloaded a lot of refills by now)

22 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-05 04:14 ID:XDpgUW6M

I managed to do it with the redrum, thanks. Had to switch to 1/64 resolution, using 8 steps for 1/4. It sounds almost like I wanted it to, using Hard hits on the first hit and medium on the following for the roll effect, and hard hits for the isolated hits. I didn't even had to use flam.

Then I took a snare I liked, pitched it up to make it sound more "dry", added some reverb, equalized more to treble and I got that nice "military rolls far off" effect.

I had searched through the Orkester soundbank (provided with Reason) for rolls, and I found many great-sounding timbal rolls, cymbal rolls, and whatever, but no snare roll. If you ever stumble upon the patch name I'd be glad to test again using that.

23 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-06 04:59 ID:imskzCSs

continuing to turn this into a reason thread:
anyone know how to get portamento working with the nn-xt remote?
i select the zones i think to get the knob lit up and turn it, the value changes but it doesnt seem to have any effect.
ive had to use the nn-19 for slurring anything besides a synth up to now :(

24 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-05-30 07:03 ID:tSeXff/2

Sorry to ignore the Reason stuff. I use pxtone and Ableton Live. I have a small midi keyboard, too. (Oxygen8)

25 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-01 01:36 ID:tSeXff/2

Yo, I released an "Album-a-Day"! (See http://crapart.spacebar.org/aad/)

Tell me what you think. It's mostly electronic stuff.

26 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-02 12:31 ID:YjgDJraT

I use logic express and i have a couple of old casios that I sample. I alos have a really nice old roland midi keyboard and i'm getting a usb midi interface so that i can use this with my comp. i'm still basically just messing around even though i've been at it for over a year. i've really got my head around drums now but still getting used to structure like verse and chorus and using effects and mastering. my artist tag name is "cure to aids" and i'm trying to do electro with lots of ideas borrowed from break, idm, jungle and trance. hoping to get a real synth in the future and actually get decent with playing a keyboard.

27 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-10 20:31 ID:IqgNcePy

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29 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-12 18:08 ID:zJJymTtl

Sample ELO. They do a ton of synthing.

30 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-08 01:17 ID:Heaven

csound rules

31 Name: Barachem : 2007-10-23 15:48 ID:FBHKOFyV

Also a ModPlugTracker enthousiast.
I produce trance and while it has taken me time to develop, i'm getting better at producing good trance tracks.
While it has its limitations, ModPlugTracker is quite good for a free program.
Using VST plug-ins helps in getting a really nice sound.
For the coming years i see no need as a hobby producer to step to something else.

32 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-30 23:21 ID:qVdOmwGj

I use a shitty old Dell laptop, using SimSynth to make samples, and my music making apps are HotStepper, TunaFish, The MoonFish, Audacity, Anvil Studio, ModPlug Tracker, and Milky Tracker.

33 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-29 07:24 ID:w1TdmenQ

I do a lot of experimental work creating minimalism and ambient. Been trying to create some drone doom tracks on my own too.

34 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-15 07:05 ID:v8xZz83j

Has anyone used Vocaloid? Does it work well? Is it fun to (generally) fuck around in?

35 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-15 15:53 ID:IBgM5C4+

I've used Hatsune Miku. It's really difficult to get it to sound remotely normal, but once you figure out how to use it, it's pretty not that bad for fucking around. To get an idea of what it sounds like, I used it in Verse Three of the DQN Really Long Song project.
It sings "Under the moon, loli to issho."

36 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-16 10:32 ID:Heaven

Side-note: best lyric fragment ever. Pedobear approved.

37 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-10 21:22 ID:Heaven

Anybody ever used UYMT, the universal Yamaha soundchip tracker, to create chiptunes?

I'm getting into electronic composition on my old Atari ST lately.

38 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-03-13 14:05 ID:Heaven

( ゚ ヮ゚) LSDJ is fun, I enjoy making music with it.

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