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Mar 14, 2012 @ 19:57
like when it comes to making basslines you should focus on the first third and fifth scale degrees. Yours were basically everywhere so they didn't really fit with the main synth melody. I would say practice/learn scales and learning basic theory will really help. Keep grinding and Good luck man.


word. all western music, classical to nowadays pop, is all about scales. as somar so eloquently put it, fucks with the root first. which is the first scale degree. next important, the fifth or tonic, etc. i know if you didn't study music, but the theory behind scales is actually really mathematical. there is nothing really musical about learning it at all. let me know!

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Mar 14, 2012 @ 20:07
like when it comes to making basslines you should focus on the first third and fifth scale degrees. Yours were basically everywhere so they didn't really fit with the main synth melody. I would say practice/learn scales and learning basic theory will really help. Keep grinding and Good luck man.


word. all western music, classical to nowadays pop, is all about scales. as somar so eloquently put it, fucks with the root first. which is the first scale degree. next important, the fifth or tonic, etc. i know if you didn't study music, but the theory behind scales is actually really mathematical. there is nothing really musical about learning it at all. let me know![/quote.

I feel y'all and got what yall were saying.I fixed it now.I had my notes in the wrong place any way
Mar 14, 2012 @ 22:01

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Mar 14, 2012 @ 22:03


That's ill man.I like it.

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Mar 14, 2012 @ 22:03
like when it comes to making basslines you should focus on the first third and fifth scale degrees. Yours were basically everywhere so they didn't really fit with the main synth melody. I would say practice/learn scales and learning basic theory will really help. Keep grinding and Good luck man.


can you go more into this

music theory always confused me

do you mean 1st 3rd and 5th as in c, e, and g notes

or do you mean like g scale and c scale and shit like that?
Mar 14, 2012 @ 23:26
yeah, if your composing or playing something in the key of C you would focus on the Dominant which would be G and the third which would be E. When composing a bassline of some sort it makes sense to pretty much make these notes the focus. There is definitely more you have to know in order to make a proper line though and thats pretty much where progressions come into play.
http://www.musictheory.net/
this is a great site to learn the basics of theory. The school I go to is always recommending it to the incoming freshman. And its pretty much all you need to know in order to be a producer, imo.
Mar 15, 2012 @ 00:30
yeah, if your composing or playing something in the key of C you would focus on the Dominant which would be G and the third which would be E. When composing a bassline of some sort it makes sense to pretty much make these notes the focus. There is definitely more you have to know in order to make a proper line though and thats pretty much where progressions come into play.
http://www.musictheory.net/
this is a great site to learn the basics of theory. The school I go to is always recommending it to the incoming freshman. And its pretty much all you need to know in order to be a producer, imo.


That helped a lot with a thing or two I didnt know.thanks man.
Mar 15, 2012 @ 02:17
latest little thing i put together. using that reason 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUb2CLKC8NI
Mar 15, 2012 @ 05:01
i know i gotta work on mixing, but can you guys dish out some feedback, thanks
http://soundcloud.com/geelc

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Mar 15, 2012 @ 18:30
Originally posted by Inactive User
Some good stuff here and there, but where's the soul at? Not the samples, but that feeling...


This^^

its not soulful but whatever


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Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:25


hit the crates today. apologies for the sloppy drops, that green bar shit!

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Mar 16, 2012 @ 02:09
Some of my new shit

http://www.soundsbetterwithreverb.com/electronic/alex-klinger-hymn/
Mar 16, 2012 @ 02:30


hit the crates today. apologies for the sloppy drops, that green bar shit!

dope man, I think the hats clash a little too much though. And that second one, you gotta tell me what sample that is.
Mar 16, 2012 @ 05:18
New Beat
http://soundcloud.com/shag-diggler/shag-diggler-where-my
Mar 16, 2012 @ 05:38
tightt thanks. ^^
Mar 16, 2012 @ 05:49
Originally posted by Inactive User
New Beat
http://soundcloud.com/shag-diggler/shag-diggler-where-my


what the funk! woo. reminds me of afro kung fu old school shit. love it!


@somar, I'm going to try to mix the sample and beat a little better. maybe i should eq those rides out of the sample itself? damn, i love me my rides though! post some shit up bro, i been creeping on you and quincy banks sound cloud.
regarding the sample, check the inbox.

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Mar 16, 2012 @ 06:01
Originally posted by Inactive User
New Beat
http://soundcloud.com/shag-diggler/shag-diggler-where-my

this is nice man. You using straight drum samples?
Originally posted by Inactive User
New Beat
http://soundcloud.com/shag-diggler/shag-diggler-where-my


what the funk! woo. reminds me of afro kung fu old school shit. love it!


@somar, I'm going to try to mix the sample and beat a little better. maybe i should eq those rides out of the sample itself? damn, i love me my rides though! post some shit up bro, i been creeping on you and quincy banks sound cloud.
regarding the sample, check the inbox.

eq the rides out the sample? Damn dude that sounds pretty difficult and I actually like the color they add along with your drums gives the time a nice swing. The ride though its just too bright/hard for me. But then again it could just be the fact its not an actual tracking and just a video lol and ill try to get some shit done when I can, but I've been in such a rut lately. Plus I have this problem where I give my better beats to my friends to rap on lol..
Mar 16, 2012 @ 06:35
the mpc's got a lowpass filter on it, so it sort of cuts out the hi's. i know what you mean about the brightness of the hat, it just makes shit sound sort of hectic lol.

shag diggler is a break, damn, i forgot what it was called though. i have it on vinyl somewhere :/.


regardless, hypebeast got the fire. i mean, looking how retarded some people are on the off topic, i find this music forum a lot more sensible.

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Mar 16, 2012 @ 06:42
yeah i got the low pass on my 1000. even when i throw it on samples though I usually can still hear all the drum work. about that last part though, i agree lol huge contrast.
Mar 17, 2012 @ 02:44
http://soundcloud.com/blakkkmanjones/clusterfuck

peace.
Mar 18, 2012 @ 21:56
You guys got any tips? Noob on FL studio and i'm finding it hard to get a tune i want on Piano Roll, it's like i know what i want it to sound like but getting that sound into Piano Roll seems impossible, any tips?

Nice beats by everyone as well
Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:00
You guys got any tips? Noob on FL studio and i'm finding it hard to get a tune i want on Piano Roll, it's like i know what i want it to sound like but getting that sound into Piano Roll seems impossible, any tips?

Nice beats by everyone as well


You have to continue to mess with pitch/chords/etc. until you get what you want.Even your Reverb sometimes.Once you get the hang of it you wont struggle too much anymore.
Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:06
You guys got any tips? Noob on FL studio and i'm finding it hard to get a tune i want on Piano Roll, it's like i know what i want it to sound like but getting that sound into Piano Roll seems impossible, any tips?

Nice beats by everyone as well

Never draw anything in, just play it in, it sounds more organic and its easier than putting together random notes
Gilly Suits
Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:11
You guys got any tips? Noob on FL studio and i'm finding it hard to get a tune i want on Piano Roll, it's like i know what i want it to sound like but getting that sound into Piano Roll seems impossible, any tips?

Nice beats by everyone as well

Never draw anything in, just play it in, it sounds more organic and its easier than putting together random notes


Well that is purely opinionated as you can extract grooves found in most songs an apply to your own drums/sounds which can be easier depending who you are and keep the organic feel you want. I understand what you are saying about making it sound more organic but if he believes his workflow would be better penciling in notes then so be it. But if you do pencil in notes you must learn music theory otherwise you will rely on happy accidents to make good music or totally fail.

Also FL Studio prob has one of the best piano rolls outta all programs I've been a FL Studio, Ableton, Reason, and Pro Tools user. It incorporates many piano roll features such as chord generators, riff generators, and the step sequencer stands next to none. I suggest learning a bit more music theory as stated before but till then you can go to Warbeats.com and watch the music theory tutorials. I learned music theory through these books, Music Theory for Computer Musicians and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory.

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Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:26
Originally posted by Inactive User
You guys got any tips? Noob on FL studio and i'm finding it hard to get a tune i want on Piano Roll, it's like i know what i want it to sound like but getting that sound into Piano Roll seems impossible, any tips?

Nice beats by everyone as well


You have to continue to mess with pitch/chords/etc. until you get what you want.Even your Reverb sometimes.Once you get the hang of it you wont struggle too much anymore.


Cheers man

And i don't draw them in, maybe using my laptop keyboard makes it harder?

Ah i see Gilly, ive Warbeats' newer tutorials and a couple of his older ones, i guess i gotta learn more music theory if i wanna get serious with this beat making

But it begs the question, do all producers know music theory? Just makes me wonder if they just make what they think sounds right, ignoring the theory altogether

Thanks btw lads
Gilly Suits
Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:43
Originally posted by Inactive User
You have to continue to mess with pitch/chords/etc. until you get what you want.Even your Reverb sometimes.Once you get the hang of it you wont struggle too much anymore.


Cheers man

And i don't draw them in, maybe using my laptop keyboard makes it harder?

Ah i see Gilly, ive Warbeats' newer tutorials and a couple of his older ones, i guess i gotta learn more music theory if i wanna get serious with this beat making

But it begs the question, do all producers know music theory? Just makes me wonder if they just make what they think sounds right, ignoring the theory altogether

Thanks btw lads


Funny thing is it is really split between who knows theory and who doesn't. I find there is a group of people who don't "know" theory but are great learning/playing by ear. But there is a big population of people who only sample because they don't have any real knowledge of music theory. Usually though through fcukin around with samples and trying to mix a few different samples from different songs together you learn a bit of music theory. Don't ever feel constrained by the rules of music theory. Also using your laptop keyboard makes it harder imo. When I first got a laptop and Ableton I attempted that which made me get a few midi controllers. Also by knowing music theory you can add little riffs to a sample making it more of your own. I like this technique as I usually loop sample but loop sampling is lazy and uncreative imo so by adding riffs and lines it adds more of me in the sample.

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Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:43
Cheers man

And i don't draw them in, maybe using my laptop keyboard makes it harder?

Ah i see Gilly, ive Warbeats' newer tutorials and a couple of his older ones, i guess i gotta learn more music theory if i wanna get serious with this beat making

But it begs the question, do all producers know music theory? Just makes me wonder if they just make what they think sounds right, ignoring the theory altogether

Thanks btw lads

I dont know Music Theory, most bedroom producers dont, and a lot of producers who strictly sample dont, but all the greats do, I'm trying to learn theory myself, so its definitely something you should look into, but you dont really have too
Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:49


derp derp derp derp derp

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Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:59
Originally posted by Inactive User
You have to continue to mess with pitch/chords/etc. until you get what you want.Even your Reverb sometimes.Once you get the hang of it you wont struggle too much anymore.


Most producers don't but you might want learn the basics if you want to build and progress in the variety of beats you make.Learn your Major/Minor chords first. They're easy to work with in my opinion. Scales are good to learn too.

Cheers man

And i don't draw them in, maybe using my laptop keyboard makes it harder?

Ah i see Gilly, ive Warbeats' newer tutorials and a couple of his older ones, i guess i gotta learn more music theory if i wanna get serious with this beat making

But it begs the question, do all producers know music theory? Just makes me wonder if they just make what they think sounds right, ignoring the theory altogether

Thanks btw lads
Mar 18, 2012 @ 23:01
Originally posted by Inactive User
Cheers man

And i don't draw them in, maybe using my laptop keyboard makes it harder?

Ah i see Gilly, ive Warbeats' newer tutorials and a couple of his older ones, i guess i gotta learn more music theory if i wanna get serious with this beat making

But it begs the question, do all producers know music theory? Just makes me wonder if they just make what they think sounds right, ignoring the theory altogether

Thanks btw lads


Funny thing is it is really split between who knows theory and who doesn't. I find there is a group of people who don't "know" theory but are great learning/playing by ear. But there is a big population of people who only sample because they don't have any real knowledge of music theory. Usually though through fcukin around with samples and trying to mix a few different samples from different songs together you learn a bit of music theory. Don't ever feel constrained by the rules of music theory. Also using your laptop keyboard makes it harder imo. When I first got a laptop and Ableton I attempted that which made me get a few midi controllers. Also by knowing music theory you can add little riffs to a sample making it more of your own. I like this technique as I usually loop sample but loop sampling is lazy and uncreative imo so by adding riffs and lines it adds more of me in the sample.


Ah i see, music theory seems hard though i can't lie. At the same time, i think a combo of being decent at music theory and being able to learn by ear is the best case scenario

Would you recommend i invest in a midi controller? Cos being honest i was feeling too, only thing is im kinda at the point where i think its more necessary to learn the ins and outs of FL Studio. If i buy a controller and i'm poor at producing it'll just be sitting there won't it lol? Same reason why i'm playing about with the FL studio 10 demo, when i get good i'll buy it

Cheers man

And i don't draw them in, maybe using my laptop keyboard makes it harder?

Ah i see Gilly, ive Warbeats' newer tutorials and a couple of his older ones, i guess i gotta learn more music theory if i wanna get serious with this beat making

But it begs the question, do all producers know music theory? Just makes me wonder if they just make what they think sounds right, ignoring the theory altogether

Thanks btw lads

I dont know Music Theory, most bedroom producers dont, and a lot of producers who strictly sample dont, but all the greats do, I'm trying to learn theory myself, so its definitely something you should look into, but you dont really have too


Yeah man way i see it is if learning music theory makes a better producer then it's well worth it, i always feel there's room for improvement and if music theory brings that then ima jump on it willingly
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