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ARTIST vs NEWBIE: FAQ

In this theme we (music beginners) shall ask questions, and music producers will answer... Or on the contrary:)

If Italian Rockaz not against to help us in musical questions, the first question to him:

1. What's your Drum-machine? How you do your drums? Maybe you use Battery?

2. Your sequencer?

3. Your favorite VST and VSTi?

I think that it enough for the beginning Wink

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Maybe i can give answer Laughing out loud

1. I dont use drum-machine.. use samples directly
2. Fruity Loops (long time ago used Reason) ... i would use cubase, but then i need hardware synths and etc..
3.VST - Waves plugin for mastering and etc..
VSTi - reFx Nexus... 3xOSC.... reFx Vanguard..... Novation V-Station..

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simps0n wrote:

1. What's your Drum-machine? How you do your drums? Maybe you use Battery?

2. Your sequencer?

3. Your favorite VST and VSTi?

1) I use Samples, many times. But sometimes I do some synth drums and use the Fruit Kick.

2) I use FL Studio. In the future I'm thinking to pass to Cubase, but now it's Fruity time!

3) For make my synths, mostly I use various VSTi, but in particular now I use TS404, 3xOSC, WASP, NI P-53, Vanguard, Superwave and AlphaFree. For VST I mostly use the internal FL effects, and sometimes Vibrator for make vibratos on the samples and synths.

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Sure is always fresh to help:)

1. I don't use any drum-machine. I use the Copy Past mehtode.

2. I use Cubase 3 I hope to get to some maybe one day i then buy Cubase 4. My first sequencer was FL Studio.

3. My fave prog is Vanguard, V-Station, Bass-Station, Disc-very.. And then i use my Virus C:)

If you want some more details just ask;)

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To all musicians:
How you compose music? The order of actions.
For example: 1. Drums 2. Bass 3. Motif 4. Base Lead 5. Pads etc

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1. Bassline
2. Melody
3. Pad
4. Drum stuffs... efects and etc..

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1. Basic lead / Chords 2. Bass / Kick 3. Pads 4. Build up.. Thats what i mostly do..

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TO ALL:

Whether you use SIDE-CHAIN? If yes, in what cases?
For example: to pump bassline only, to pump all sounds under vocal, use time by time or ALWAYS etc...
or you just correct attack of sounds to get similar pumpin' effect?

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What is side-chain ? Tongue

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Alessio wrote:
What is side-chain ? Tongue

Hmm. If in simple words: side-chain is effect when one sound pumpin'(correct) another sound. You can hear this effect in benny banassy (royal gigolos or global deejays) tracks. When drum kick pumpin' bassline. A lotsa music producers use it to get bass "GOES UNDER" drum-kick. Something like this...
I think our artist EXPLAIN IT better than me Smile

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You can hear a HUGE sidechain on "Eric Prydz - Call on Me" song. It's applied on all the instruments and synths except of the kick (where the sidechain comes)
You can hear a sidechain on strings on "PrezerDJ - My Fantasy (Original Mix)" everytime the kick comes.
Btw... I use sidechain, especially for 125 BPM songs. I've used this technic also on my new Lento track!! Laughing out loud

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danielsomma wrote:
You can hear a HUGE sidechain on "Eric Prydz - Call on Me" song. It's applied on all the instruments and synths except of the kick (where the sidechain comes)

yeah...right Daniel Smile

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Dunno... My way is really confused! I don't follow a constant and fixed algorhythm for do a song.

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Hey! The Vengeance sounds are really cool... but they are EXPENSIVE!!!

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danielsomma wrote:
Hey! The Vengeance sounds are really cool... but they are EXPENSIVE!!!
anyone use or VENGEANCE or NEXUS...

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yeah... all well known producers use VENGEANCE and REFX

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Simple questions have ended. Have begun serious;)

Attention:
How the effect which lays on a bassline and drums is created? As though the sound " rises from under waters "?
Flange, EQ or? Give names for VST (For example: Waves Q10)

italian_rockaz_-_la_donna.mp3

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The answer from ITALIAN ROCKAZ is expected also Smile

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This is quit easy to do.. You can do it whit eq and ant filter and some composer VST's.. Ex. There i use the VST Call Stepfilter in Cubase.. If you use Fl like a lot of you do here.. You can use the Fruity Filter, Fruity Free Filter or the Fruity Fast LP they are Easy-to-use first you have to automation the CutOff knob then you can try to play whit the Resonance and low pass ect to give it some more feeling..
Fruity Love Philter is more Advanced here you really can do some really really Advanced Filtering..
But if you new to the game just start whit the 3 first:D Show me some results when you have tryd;)

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Italian Rockaz wrote:
This is quit easy to do.. You can do it with eq and ant filter and some composer VST's.. Ex. There i use the VST Call Stepfilter in Cubase.. Show me some results when you have tryd;)

ThanX
I think the similar effect i can get by Flanger but there is a lotsa randomize result..
I'm @Nuendo and i'll try VST Stepfilter and show you result Smile

Here I used EQ only, therefore at me it not so well sounds as yours Smile . I shall try your new method.
simps0n_-_kylie3.mp3

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Nuendo:O lovely i whis i had that:D

But you can use ANY filter VST just find the Cutoff knob and then play around whit it.. then you can use RES ENV ect:)

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Italian Rockaz wrote:
you can use ANY filter VST just find the Cutoff knob and then play around whit it.. then you can use RES ENV ect:)

I shall try but already tomorrow. My head hurts after a corporate party:)

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WTF is RES ENV? Can you explain what you mean? PLeEEEeeeEEEeeZZZ

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ENV - Sets the cut-off envelope that mean Input Envelope Follower amount...'

RES - is just resonance (high pass)

Then you have different filter types like: AP - All Pass, BP - Band Pass, HP - High Pass, NOT - Notch, PK - Peaking, and SVF - State Variable Filter. This i can't explain how they sound but you will quickly learn it:)

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Italian Rockaz wrote:
ENV - Sets the cut-off envelope that mean Input Envelope Follower amount...'

Oki Thomas thank you and sorry for my mistake...

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Hi, well solving the questions.

1 - I use samples or i many cases i build the strong bass with Fl compressor and the kicks, is speccially use two kicks different, and low times i use only one kick but the secret is using and give form to the compressor.

2 - VST: Vanguard, FM7, Nexus, Massive, The samples of the strings in FL, Hi Hats Live, Pro 53, FM8, and many samples. Acapellas dowloaded from CCmixter web page, Free acapellas and good sound quality.

3 - The bass of the italo dance music is really easy to make, you must build the kick, line hihats in the firs octave, then build the melody with some complements like a true piano, accordeon, guitars, fruity flangus, reverb and mastering finally.

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Ohhm i forgot my page:

myspace.com/mikefeast

thanks and see you soon

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Mike Feast wrote:
The bass of the italo dance music is really easy to make

Thank you Mike for explainin'. How you easy create italo bass bass? by Vanguard or? (Example: by Vanguard - ProSounds Virus Dream 1 collection)

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Can i check your music in preview site? Or you can share something also?
It's for meeting only. I promise DON'T BURN CDS Wink

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don't worry about that simps0n, if i can help you and another people to make music then would be great.

O.K, i present you my first release maked the last year, this was my beggining usig of the PC performance. The name of the track is '' Trip Of Night (Original Mix) '', only maked with the FL librarys, well by that moment i don't knew use the Filters and the other cool stuff powered by FL:

[url]http://www.esnips.com/doc/c148fe8b-b670-42d3-9770-51bbc7fee8f4/Trip-of-Night-(Original-Mix)---Mike-Feast[/url]

And the next track is better with the use of FM7 and the other VST's powered by FL, flangus, reverb, piano keys, and squence step by one octave and down octave, in scale. The strings musnt't be alined, must be played live, only by hear. The super bass was builded with vanguard speciffic the SUPER BASS SQ 2 , i take many time making the synth with envelopes, driving pad, cut off envelopes and the octaves notes down. I use two kicks, the DNC kick No. 3 and the Kick Dnc by default linking both to FL compressor.

The results are the next Track: Touch The sky (Piano Mix):

[url]http://www.esnips.com/doc/75b561c9-0062-4439-b2f7-6449d8d58a93/Touch-The-Sky-(Piano-Mix[/url])

All of you can download the songs, i had CC Licenses and you can explore deeply the songs.

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and well i had another site to share with you all my releases:

myspace.com/djmikefeast

I'll listen the work of all of you and send feedbacks. Grazie

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...........to Mike Feast
Nice stuff. I'll wait your album now Smile

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QUESTION to ARTIST (or WHo knows):

How J Martinez does this special fx for vocal?
LIKE AntiREVERB effect...Trail of vocal goes before original...
How is was created? Method etc....

jluis_dj-my_feeling__juan_martinez_rmx.mp3

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You take the first word like I then you put a long reverb on it.. so it sounds like Iiiiiiiiiiiiiii. and then you save it like a wav file. And import to your track and just reverse it and then you have made it simple..

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