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1 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: pling-1.mp3 (MP3, 10.67 MB)
Has /mu/ made any music? Share it here!

Will bump with more if anyone is interested.
2 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: err.ogg (792.59 KB)
That kind of sounds like the soundtrack of an investigation scene or something like that.
Yeah, I made a thread with the same subject some time ago but I deleted it because I thought it seemed rude, and also because I'm silly.
I made this but I thought it sounded better reversed so here it is.
3 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I'm interested. I like the first piece you posted; it has a solid thriller/cyberpunk feel to it.

Also, what sort of software, techniques, etc. do you use? I composed a lot when I was younger, and I've been thinking about trying out some electronic music, but I'm not really sure where to start with that since my experience is with writing for conventional instruments. Do you have any tutorials or other resources you recommend?
4 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: SC_4644.03-1.mp3 (MP3, 11.19 MB)
This one was the result of a live coding session in the Supercollider language. Not very melodic compared to my other stuff, but some interesting sounds.

I like this a lot! It sounds very fluid, and the little melodic flourishes are nicely integrated. The bass rhythm is funky too. Do you have anything else to post?
Thank you! I used to use Renoise, which is like an updated version of the old school Amiga tracker software. Really nice if you want to work primarily with samples and deal with very minute/exact details. I've moved to using Ableton Live though, as its workflow is more like a kind of jam session that you can edit once you've recorded it. Both of these programs have pretty solid free trials and lots of tutorials, both official and available on youtube.

For the actual sounds, you've basically got two options. Download a ton of samples and sequence them, or download synth software (VST and AU files) that runs in your audio workstation. I tend to use samples for drums and VSTs for synths, but you can make either one work for whatever.

Lots of free VSTs available here: http://www.vst4free.com/
Sample packs can be had pretty easily by googling, but this is a good start: http://www.autodafe.net/samples/kontakt-libraries/mega-drum-machines-collection-for-kontakt.html

Feel free to shoot any questions you've got as they arise. Godspeed, tabanon!
5 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: carl.ogg (907.31 KB)
It was dumb of me to post only the reversed one.

If you want to check out some synths go here https://sites.google.com/site/kvrosc/
Most of the synths used in the challenge are free ones and also you get to see some actual usage of them.
6 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Really interesting tonality. All the little modulations give it a really colourful sound.
Thanks for all the synths! Lots in here I haven't yet collected.
7 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Thank you! I like colorful overbearing music so I was aiming for that.
8 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: marioincomplete.wav (2.58 MB)
I've made music, but deleted each piece after making. Except these two jokes.
9 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: ohboj2.wav (1.29 MB)
This is the second one. Both were made in milkytracker. The noise at the very beginning, which is far too quiet, if I remember correctly, was a neutral third chord. I wonder if I still have the mod file.
The intro may have lasted too long, but it's a nice piece. I'd prefer the bass/beat to be a little quieter compared to the other instruments of the song, too. That's just how I feel.
I preferred the one not reversed. A beautiful Sega Genesis vibe. Reminds me, every time I've tried to make an FM instrument, it's turned out pretty poorly.
I have LMMS, Psycle, Milkytracker, Schismtracker, OpenMPT, MuseScore, and Audacity installed. As I have unfortunately not spent the time learning my tools, I've really only used Milkytracker, LMMS, and Audacity. And even for Milkytracker, I always need an effect code guide open to do anything useful, as I have memorised none of them. Milkytracker's website has links to some tutorials, but truthfully, I don't think I've ever read a good tracker guide for newbs like myself.
>conventional instruments

Interesting. I've heard about music programming but haven't heard anything done with it before.
>proprietary software

Not usable. Not even from a software freedom perspective, but from a usability perspective. If I can't compile it for my OS, I can't use it. It's as simple as that.
10 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: somejoke.ogg (242.63 KB)
Did you transcribe the mario piece? The rhythm seems a bit off.
>I've made music, but deleted each piece after making

What a shame, I bet there was something good there.
>A beautiful Sega Genesis vibe. Reminds me, every time I've tried to make an FM instrument, it's turned out pretty poorly.

Thanks. What do you use for FM? And do not be discouraged, it's all about trial and error and figuring out what works and what doesn't.
>Milkytracker, Schismtracker, OpenMPT

Why not stick with one of them? They're all trackers after all. I've always liked that low quality sample aesthetic so I've been wanting to make tracker music for a while, especially since I can make my own samples now.
11 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Mostly by ear, sometimes with some piano sheet I found somewhere.
>What do you use for FM?

LMMS's TripleOscillator and Opulenz plugins. Yeah, I know I just need to practice more with making instruments.
>Why not stick with one of them?

Because as I said above, unfortunately
>I have unfortunately not spent the time learning my tools

I've begun to have more free time, starting very recently, so that should change. I'll probably learn Milkytracker because it's more intuitive as far as I understand it compared to Schismtracker, and OpenMPT only works on Windows. Sadly, only OpenMPT has really good support for microtonal stuff. Milkytracker can do it to an extent: quartertones are as far as I'd go with it. No Bohlen-Pierce or anything.
I haven't been making any samples myself, just cutting them from things, like the gabe dog sample.
12 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: wansing1(1).mp3 (MP3, 11.16 MB)
I made this one for my girlfriend's birthday. Much poppier than my other music.

This one's fun! There should be an extra eighth note in each of the measures after the intro, though.
>intro may have lasted too long

>I'd prefer the bass/beat to be a little quieter

Thank you for the feedback, I'll take that into account.
>music programming

If you're interested, there's a lot of amazing Supercollider work on youtube. This is one of my favourites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoq6oDMcyyg
The second piece is absolutely incredible.
>If I can't compile it for my OS, I can't use it.

Fair enough. I assume you're on Linux, then? If so, Ardour is a popular option somewhat similar to FL Studio. And if you get interested in Supercollider it's available on Linux too!
Wow, your command of music is rock solid. I love how many different musical ideas you're able to pack into such short clips. Please keep posting more if you've got some!
13 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Beginning was cool, reminded me of some of the more relaxing mod music I've listened to. Then it felt like a mix of generic radio pop and touhou music.
>extra eighth note

If I revisit it, I'll remember that. Thank you.
>on youtube

Fun. Interesting pieces.

No, usually on OpenBSD. But thanks for that recommendation! I'll try it out, but I don't think it's something I want to depend on, since they have a demo version for other systems, which is unethical and immoral. They should consider killing themselves for being capitalists and releasing crippleware. Unacceptable. A person capable of doing something right choosing to do it wrong, on purpose.
14 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: worthyless.ogg (443.09 KB)
Yeah that's definitely more accessible.
>Please keep posting more if you've got some!

Thank you, but unfortunately I can't really bring myself to make music. All I've got are some worthless doodles.

>touhou music

I guess the v/vi sounding thing could give that effect?
15 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: min aug2 draft1.mp3 (MP3, 9.0 MB)
Another techno track. The intro is a bit longer than I would have liked, but I'm quite fond of the sound design in this one.

I appreciate the feedback, thank you. You don't like pop music, I take it?
>they have a demo version for other systems, which is unethical and immoral

Which software do you mean? And why does this seem like a bad thing to you?
I like the drums in this one! The syncopation feels very human—I could see this being played on a real drum kit.

Come on, give yourself some more credit. These pieces are a lot of fun! And clearly you've got a whole ton of ideas. If you were to try your hand at a longer track I don't think you'd have any trouble churning up enough content to fill up a few minutes. Keep posting doodles!
16 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
It didn't feel like techno, but this song gave me good feelings. It's definitely somewhere on the spectrum of music and noise though, in a way. But not in a bad way.
>You don't like pop music, I take it?

That's not quite true. I love Michael Jackson and ABBA. But what's been on FM/AM radio for the past few years is dreadfully boring. It feels all the same and repetitive.
>Which software do you mean? And why does this seem like a bad thing to you?

Ardour. It's bad to cripple anything. The guy makes binaries, but he makes broken binaries on purpose. Of course, everyone can compile it themselves. But why should I trust such nasty people who make crippleware?
>The syncopation feels very human—I could see this being played on a real drum kit.

I agree with you about 14's piece.
17 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: TOSS IT.mp3 (MP3, 3.24 MB)
Volume warning: These ones are both quite noisy, and TOSS IT has a stupid amount of bass. Made them about four years ago.

I'm really glad you enjoyed the track! The music/noise bit is a compliment as far as I'm concerned. Curious how you'll feel about the attached tracks.
>It feels all the same and repetitive

Yeah, I get what you mean. Very few tracks over the last few years have stood out to me in any real way—Taylor Swift has been the owner of most of them, I think. I don't listen to the radio much, though.
I'm curious, what part of the the track in >>12 felt generic to you? Everything after a certain point, or just the big synth blowup?

A little off topic I guess, but I'm wondering why you see that as unethical. Software is a product just like any other, no? I mean, free software is wonderful, but without the influence of cash, there'd not be as much motivation for people to create truly polished and powerful software.

Come on tabanons! Surely there are more musicians among us!
18 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
TOSS IT gave me good Lapfox vibes but was totally distinct and unique: nicee.
I found industrial start to be catchy, I have to admit I physically moved, to it.
>what part of the the track in >>12 felt generic to you?

Around 1:30 begins a form of low-pitched string instrument that occurs often in pop that is overused, I think. At 2:40 it becomes even closer to what occurs in every pop song. At 3:12 it becomes more like pop. Not that pop is inherently bad, but this sorta thing is bad both in pop and in your piece.
The one thing that saves this piece is that it has no vocals. If it had vocals it'd really feel awful.

It'd be like releasing a car with no airbags or rear view mirrors, and saying "if you want those you better build a car yourself, sucker"
It's better to release no binary at all than to release a nonfunctional one.
>without the influence of cash, there'd not be as much motivation

I'd rather not use anything made by someone who's doing it only for money and not because they really care about what they're making. That's a recipe for low-quality.

I think I have an idea to mix some old japanese pop someone sent me once. It also comes from how I discovered a certain sort of sound is just a drum playing at 400 bpm.
19 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: strings beat for lil b.mp3 (MP3, 8.52 MB)
This is a beat I made for rapper Lil B probably 5 or 6 years ago, during a brief hip hop obsession. I wonder if he ever used it.

Wow, wasn't expecting the best response on those two. I'm glad you liked them!
And thank you for the more detailed explanation. I get what you mean with the "generic pop" thing. Funny that you mentioned vocals—I can't even imagine the song with vocals, maybe just because I made it.
>That's a recipe for low-quality

I'm not sure about this. I mean, if someone is being paid to create software, that means that they will not have to work as much to survive, and they can devote more time to the project, no? I (think I) get what you mean, and I do agree that it is better when software comes from passionate developers. But to say that software is either free or unethical seems a bit black and white to me. Devs need food, too.
>I think I have an idea to mix some old japanese pop

Please do! Post it here when you've got something made, I look forward to hearing it!

I don't think I have any more tracks under 12mb, and I'll have to find my older computer to get the uncompressed files for conversion. Maybe Taba-tan will increase the upload limit if I ask nicely. Please bump with your own creations, tabanons!
20 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: CHARA.ogg (1.66 MB)
I'm sure there are more of us here, at least according to the "let's make music" thread.
>Maybe Taba-tan will increase the upload limit if I ask nicely

I think 12MB is pretty generous. I don't think asking for more is right.
Here's some older stuff. Actually, I haven't music'ed in months.
21 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>if someone is being paid to create software

It means they are making the software not because they care about it, but for the money. They will push aside any consideration of quality if it gets in the way of their money. Wageslavery is a form of slavery.
22 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Not him and i'm all for free software, but this is a really bad argument. Quality products get made by wage slaves in software and other industries all the time. Also, just because software is free doesn't mean that people can't or don't make money writing it.
23 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I like this a lot! Nice range of timbre and melody. The bass section at 1:05 is super groovy, too.
>I don't think asking for more is right

Yeah, you're right. I now feel somewhat selfish for proposing it.
>It means they are making the software not because they care about it, but for the money

Would you consider this true for musicians too, then? Many passionate musicians make a lot of money from their craft, and I think they deserve it.
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25 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: boys.mp3 (MP3, 883.33 KB)
I can hardly say I made it as I just cut up someone else's work.
26 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
So, what's the original?
27 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
28 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: simulation.mp3 (MP3, 8.55 MB)
Whipped this up in a few hours. Nothing special, but it's kinda fun.
29 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Chill piece.
Reminds me, I've been playing some open source games lately: I wonder who composed the music for them.
30 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00

why is it so that every time i hit a note in LMMS it sounds like a tiny fart in the beginning? why can't I get a clean sound
33 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
If it happens even with slow attack instruments check your audio device configuration.
34 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I made this.

35 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
It didn't have any relaxing or exciting parts. I still am excited for your second song though!
36 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>I still am excited for your second song though!

37 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I made a piece of garbage. But it makes me smile.
38 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Does anyone like this? Watch out for the volume, my.mixtape.moe has it at at max volume and the 4taba file upload gives an error

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