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  • dopeGee created a new topic ' Mt K - Dopegee :{)' in the forum.
    48 minutes ago

    I flipped a record 6 months ago and recently I wanted to see how far ive come in regards to sampling, flipping samples and mixing my tunes/drums so here it is :)

    soundcloud.com/dopegee-nz/mount-k-thats-dopegee-free-320-dl

    Flipped from this www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0oB3hBl2Dw
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  • dopeGee replied to the topic 'Teenage Engineering PO-12' in the forum.
    3 hours 20 minutes ago

    Yeah I didn't feel like I needed the other two as much as I was tempted to pick them all up at the same time, glad I didn't now that you point out that key setting, tweaking each sound individually by ear would be a real pain. I will endeavour to play with it and pop something up on SC and flick some links man!
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  • Mr Fork thanks user 'Berni T' in the forum message ' NI Maschine MK1 with 2.0 software & Komplete'.
    8 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Jemeneye thanks user 'Mr Fork' in the forum message ' how do you train you ears musically?'.
    9 hours 32 minutes ago
  • Mr Fork replied to the topic 'Making Money with EDM? PDF Tutorials? no internet?' in the forum.
    9 hours 37 minutes ago

    I forgot to answer one of the initial questions as well. Sorry about that. Resources that aren't online.....that's a tough one although you should be able to find music theory reference books at your local library assuming you have one. That might be a place to start. You might have to pound some pavement. Start going to gigs. Talking to people who are currently working in the system. Book stores might have some good references. It depends on what you are wanting to do though. For mixing I recommend "zen and the art of mixing" by Mixerman and also the mix series by Jake Perrine. Synthesis there's a book on subtractive synthesis called "Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook: Synthesizer Programming, Sound Analysis, and Universal Patch Book" that gives a really nice indepth look into how to use subtractive synthesis. For DJing there are several biographies and autobiographies that come to mind but nothing on technical expertise that comes to mind. If you have at least SOME internet I recommend going to askaudiomag.com and music.tutsplus.com/ . Both have many tutorials that don't have video content. For learning ableton itself.....maybe just start by reading the manual which you can download for free online.
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  • Mr Fork replied to the topic 'Making Money with EDM? PDF Tutorials? no internet?' in the forum.
    9 hours 47 minutes ago

    Yeah I haven't even read what Martyn posted but I can tell you this......if you're looking to get your family out of poverty with music then you're joining the ranks of thousands or even hundreds of thousands trying to "make it". Can it be done? yes. But it's very difficult, time consuming, and there's a fair bit of cost associated with it even if you are illegally obtaining your music software (which I recommend against). So I guess here is my recommendation. If you are going into music for the sake of making money...don't go into music. I'm not wanting to be a buzz kill and I'm not saying that YOU personally CAN'T do it. It's possible that you can, but your one of hundreds of thousands trying to do the same thing which means that you have to somehow rise above those others. I wish you luck though. I posted two videos below that may help you by an artist called SeamlessR. He seems to know his stuff. You might find some info that helps you.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjUI2xRR-sc


    www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3ONhBxXesc
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  • Mr Fork replied to the topic 'how do you train you ears musically?' in the forum.
    10 hours 30 minutes ago

    The "ear" that you need in each case is actually a little different and there are different things that you would need to do to accomplish those goals. To start off with having knowledge of how to play the piano is a good start (or guitar). Even if it's very basic knowledge. It takes a fair bit of time to train the ear. And it's constant upkeep. Learning how to hear a pitch and play it on a piano......there's not that much to that really. If you have two pianos have one person sit at one and you sit at the other. These can be midi controllers with a piano sound or something with a relatively pure and constant pitch (i.e. nothing that wobbles etc). Have them play a note then you find that same note on yours without looking of course. When you believe you have it match it up with what they played and see if you were correct. Likewise you could also have someone just create you an audio file with an answer key. I'd be willing to help you out with that if you want. Anyway start with single pitches. If you can get the hang of that then start learning how to hear intervals. Then move on to two note chords. Then three note chords. Etc.

    Other training that you can do. Listen and analyze other music. And I don't mean just recognize one piece in a track. Start listening deep. Find and identify every element in the track. How many drum sounds are used, what drum sounds are used, what do they sound like, how many lead lines are used, how many different bass lines, etc. When you listen to a track listen to the point where you could sit down and pretty well recreate that song. To start off I recommend putting a song in ableton in arrangement view. Create a track for each element you hear and put in blank midi clips every time it plays. Make it to scale so if the shaker plays 16 bars then put in a 16 bar midi clip on the shaker track.

    For mixing start paying attention to harmonic balance in professionally mixed tracks. Compare pro tracks to your own. Once you can hear individual pieces in a track you can hear how they should sit in the mix. Do yours sound muffled compared to the pro track etc. The more you REALLY listen and dig further into what you're hearing the better your ears will be at picking things out. Like I said though...it's alot of work. Best of luck. Let me know if I can help in any way.
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  • Berni T replied to the topic 'NI Maschine MK1 with 2.0 software & Komplete' in the forum.
    10 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mr Fork wrote:

    Grats on the new tech Berni. I was actually thinking about doing the same thing myself but didn't end up doing it because it wouldn't fit on my current desk with my other gear. The MK1 just BARELY fits. Have you found that it offers better functionality than the mk1 or is it about the same?

    This thing is in a totally different class to the Mk1, the screens are amazing & give you a lot more visual feedback than the old ones. I also love the touch sensitive knobs which also give you a lot of feedback on different parameters. The jog wheel is an excelent addition as is the volume fader which can be used to control just about any level. The tight integration with Komplete is even better now also. I honestly dont think I'll be using Live much anymore as I really enjoy the total hands on factor this Maschine gives you. Really happy with this thing & at half the price it was a steal.
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  • Mr Fork replied to the topic 'NI Maschine MK1 with 2.0 software & Komplete' in the forum.
    11 hours 10 minutes ago

    Grats on the new tech Berni. I was actually thinking about doing the same thing myself but didn't end up doing it because it wouldn't fit on my current desk with my other gear. The MK1 just BARELY fits. Have you found that it offers better functionality than the mk1 or is it about the same?
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  • Mr Fork replied to the topic 'Teenage Engineering PO-12' in the forum.
    11 hours 16 minutes ago

    Yeah I was really interested in this when they came out. The drum one especially. Gaz Williams from sonic state put out videos on how to use them and what they do. I think he also hooked them up to the volca range. I was going to get the drum module myself. The other ones are cool but I don't often write in C major which is apparently the key they are set in. There is no real way to transpose them as a whole to a different key. If you make some noise with it put it up on soundcloud. I'd be interested to hear what you do with it.
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