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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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?