how did you start off?

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  1. KIDTAF

    KIDTAF New Member

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    hey guys i just wanted to know how all of you started off your mixing career?

    did you guys get lessons, read internet sites with tips and tricks or learnt yourself etc?

    interesting to see how everyone starts out
     
  2. kendobaggins

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    firstly mixing side

    started 7 years ago mixing hardhouse and trance really good to learn on then moved on to dnb after the first year been doin that eversince

    production side

    got a copy of reason 3 off of ebay after trying demo of it 1 year ago. then a few months ago got cubase and some native instruments etc,:rockposse
     
  3. boot

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    taught myself using the internet, but I've had formal musical training since I was 6. Then the past year and a half we've been bringing out internationals so had some q+a sessions and gleaned tips off guys like Phace, Psidream, Noisia, Evol Intent, Dom. My skills and my motivation has increased 10000-fold during that time!
     
  4. KIDTAF

    KIDTAF New Member

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    haha true true! good stories keep em coming!
     
  5. TheMadStuntman

    TheMadStuntman TheMadStuntman

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    I started dreaming of decks and mixing jungle/dnb (1996ish) then my mate bought some decks and I eventually bought them off him. Did a crash course in reason a year ago, still messing around with it, need to get the madness out my head and on to the screen!!!
     
  6. vickvega

    vickvega Mr. Blonde

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    started mixing amens right off the bat and there is no web class for that shit-took a while to get the hang of it but after that all other beats fell real quick
    been producing for the better part of 7 years and started with an old cubase werked my way from reason1 thru the werks of programs now im into abelton and reason as mi rewire
    respect
     
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    vickvega Mr. Blonde

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    anyone remeber the dungle?
     
  8. sook

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    was forced to get piano lessons while young...
    so have been writing music for a long time...

    began using steinberg sequencers at 15 to record
    the rock bands i played in....

    studied audio engineering for a while.... but honestly
    found i knew more that the rest of the class.... found
    class to be slow and boring and i was learning more
    on my own with the help of mr interweb...

    been writing dnb for a few years now....

    as with boot.... (considering we are part of the same
    crew)

    i have had the pleasure to talk shop with a few of the big
    names....
     
  9. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i started out tracking with modplug, feel like yesterday but really it was round 99. long time ago. hooked up with the dam nation outfit round 2003 and been at it ever since.
     
  10. Bad Ace

    Bad Ace Close2Death

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    i started by mixin tapes together usin 2 karaoke machines :)
     
  11. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i started out by hammering rythms on a rock with two mammoth hip bones. im oldskool like that.
     
  12. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    started with tracking in 2000, tried a few different programs, then moved on to fruityloops and stayed with it ever since. I've thought of moving on to "bigger" sequencers but when you know something like the tip of your pecker you dont want to give it up. plus its easy on the cpu compared. Also been fiddling with the guitar every now and then for 15 years but still cant seem to get it right.

    logikz i remember this classy tracker tune love jah jah first, was it your track? that shit brings tears to me old eyes...
     
  13. Bad Ace

    Bad Ace Close2Death

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    me to!!grooveriders the ripper.....tune!!! :teeth:
     
  14. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    haha! cant beleive you remember that old thing, yes mate thats mine. long long time ago.
    say man, could you hook me up? the computer i made the bulk of my tracker material on was stolen.
     
  15. Bad Ace

    Bad Ace Close2Death

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    im sorry but we do not allow tune sharing on here :rolf:
     
  16. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    better ease up on the tune sharing talk or theres going to be napster all over again up in here
     
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    oh noes i dont even have it. sorry mate. i still have the fog horn sample i nicked from it though :D
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    haha! cool.
     
  20. Ilju^

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    I heard some trippy trance tunes when I was about 13 year old and wanted to get producing. I just fucked around and made nothing decent until I got little more serious about the quality of my tunes. I have been really in to dnb about an year and a half for now. Never had any "real" musical training. When I'm playing, more than two keys pressed at the same time is too much for me :D