August 2nd, 2012 2:11 PMgiradialkia
I'm... okay at singing (that's stretching it, a lot). I've only tried it for one track, so with the right edits made I could probably make myself sound all right, but I've yet to REALLY try it :P
Oh sweet lord, he didn't buy it, he torrented it, I believe. Which I know is piracy and all, but you're right- it's about 600 bucks or something similarly expensive. Too expensive, really. My theory is, it's kinda okay to torrent that sorta software, if you can make that money back by making amazing music, and becoming famous and shizz. THEN you buy it, and everyone's happy :P
Yeah, I love getting feedback, even if it's only to tell me "This isn't good, here's why...". As long as criticism is constructive, it's good :) And then it's nice to just get complimented too, lol :P
August 2nd, 2012 1:35 PMWillPowerPedro
Yeah same here. I can't sing, but I can write good lyrics sometimes. I can't ever hit those high notes!
It is cool to do get others into it the music biz. But, your friend bought Ableton and doesn't do anything, that is crazy. :O
Isn't Ableton like 600 bucks?
And thanks for the feed. It is always good to hear that music is succeeding! :DDD
August 2nd, 2012 2:22 AMgiradialkia
Oh, it's quite different to the Soundcloud tap thing (in that it's significantly more consistant/accurate). :)
That's pretty cool. A friend of MINE should be producing, but he's just too lazy. He's got Ableton and knows how to do some things but he hasn't done ANYTHING. I'm eventually going to do a collab track with him to get him into it, haha.
That song is pretty cool! I like the genre (Wonky), haha :P I could definitely hear someone rapping over it! That's one problem with producing- I write lyrics for almost all of my songs, but I don't like singing for them (even with Autotune), so I have to wait and try to find someone willing to do vocals for free, haha.
August 1st, 2012 7:33 PMWillPowerPedro
Yeah I do that sometimes. I tried tapping on soundcloud once and got terrible results... thats why I downloaded the WiiMetonome on my homebrew. :P
Anyway, I just got a friend into the music biz and he made a few tracks and got 3 followers (including me). Awesome to see new people get into it. I also wanted to show you this. Tell me if you like. :DDD
August 1st, 2012 5:25 PMgiradialkia
Well, that's actually a perfectly valid way to do it too, but it probably wouldn't hurt to use the Tap method just to be sure. You just right-click the tempo box (that's usually set to 130 or 140 BPM by default). Select Tap, and then.. click on the tap icon to tap out the tempo. :)
Sometimes songs are a bit... uncooperative, and have weird tempos like 129.3462. At least, that seems to happen, sometimes. :P If it seems to alternate between two tempos that are right next to each other (like 124/125 and so on), chances are it's somewhere in between :P
August 1st, 2012 9:12 AMWillPowerPedro
I might try that out then. Or find some way to get it to work. My set up is check the BPM via Virtual DJ, then use that BPM in my project. Not the best way, but only option for me atm.
August 1st, 2012 8:59 AMgiradialkia
Well the handy thing about FL is the Tap function. While the acapella plays, you can tap along to match the BPM. Then you just cut the song track up to fit with your beats. Sometimes it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find a songs tempo if its not entirely regular, lol.
And I've had that problem too; I just unfollow them, after. It's just.. poor manners, really.
August 1st, 2012 8:35 AMWillPowerPedro
Yeah, your right. The time I tried to make a remix, my drum pattern was off from the song despite being quantized and it was just a mess at the end.
I am pretty happy to get more followers. But, there was this one guy who had like 2250 people following him and he followed me, and his music was awesome, so I followed him, then he un-followed me. I don't know the exact name, but I would call then Follow Looters or something.
August 1st, 2012 8:17 AMgiradialkia
Well I started with mashups, and eventually I was actually making them by producing them myself with synthesis and stuff, rather than mashing the two tracks together. For remixing there's no real "tips" I can give", it's like asking "how do I make a song?". You just use elements of the original song, rearrange things, bring in your own elements, and.. well, that's it. it takes practice but its just like making a song onlf your own, only you're basing it on an existing song :)
And that's pretty cool! My follower build-up is okay, but quite gradual. it tends to fluctuate a bit, which was annoying as I reached the 50 follower mark :3
August 1st, 2012 7:56 AMWillPowerPedro
I have tried to remix before, but I have a hard time doing it even though I am able to make mash-ups... Do you have any tips?
Yeah, I get that feeling where you try and make something and it doesn't sound right. I did that with one of my tracks, Table Thumping. It is pretty much percussive noises I recorded and a guitar. I tried to add piano to one part, and it sounded like crap. I took the piano out though and made another song out of it. :D
I also forgot to add that ever since I put up Prime, I have been getting more attention! Somebody put a comment and I got a new follower! The bad part is that the person who put a comment deleted her account the next day. xD
EDIT: I forgot to add I sampled Pokemon G/S Elite Four Champion Battle Theme and making a song out of it.
July 31st, 2012 5:05 PMgiradialkia
Yeah, deadlines suck. I wouldn't mind but I was pretty confident about it and all, lol. Oh well, there'll be more, I guess :)
Thanks. It was one of the few times I remixed a song that I'd heard very little of beforehand, but I'm pleased with it. The good thing about remixing something without knowing the original well is that you can be totally original with it, but there's also a risk you'll butcher it and it'll turn out crap. :P
Oooh, I love the sound of '8-bit song'. (Literally too, I suppose XD). I've made an 8-bit influenced track, I'm still working on it nowadays since there's certain sections that are... well, pure crap, but I'm still working on it, and it's sooooooo fun to use 8-bit sounds. :D
July 29th, 2012 4:53 PMWillPowerPedro
That happened to me once, for a Homestuck contest. My cousin wanted me to enter and I said no, but she wouldn't stop bothering me, so I tried to make a track and missed the deadline. lol.
Your song was awesome, I am not familiar with the artist of the original mix though. It was still awesome. I am pretty surprised you could make that with FL though, because I only could make a drum beat. lol I need to learn.
Thanks for the feedback! I might go make this a full album though instead of an EP because ideas are just, like, exploding in my brain. Pretty much, I have a crap load of ideas. I just finished up "Prime" and plan to replace the preview. I also finished a few other tracks too. I am currently working on an 8-bit song atm. And I mean as I type.
July 29th, 2012 11:45 AMgiradialkia
Oh, pretty cool. I've heard a fair bit about Garageband, but I don't know anybody who uses it. Most either use Ableton or Logic, and one of my friends even bought ProTools, but I don't think I'll ever have the money to spend to go THAT far, lol. :P That sounds pretty interesting- it's always fun to experiment and toy with ideas, so go for it! :)
I've not been doing too much production lately, although this is the latest track I made. It was initially for a remix competition but I had too much to do around the deadline, and I only found out three days before, so I just didn't bother rushing and I decided to make it without entering, haha.
July 28th, 2012 12:09 PMWillPowerPedro
Well. It all started when I tried out FL Studio. I got out my old windows computer and FL studio was awesome. It had all the features I wanted, but it would take forever to export and import from my Windows to Mac, causing MUCH confusion. Skipping to around a month later, I decided to embrace the Garageband in me and learned a lot and made this. It is just a work in progress though, part of a side project under the DJ alias of Hands-on. Jumping back to 2 weeks ago, Chris (I believe you should know) and I started talking of new tracks and we might do an acapella track. Sort of. Sup with you?
July 28th, 2012 11:55 AMgiradialkia
It's not annoying, hahaha :P I just sometimes don't get to respond to VMs right away, and forget to respond to them later. You can tell away, if you like XD