|»|4 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
(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!
|»|9 Anonymous 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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.
Interesting. I've heard about music programming but haven't heard anything done with it before.
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.
|»|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!
|»|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!