music production programs

Discussion in 'Production' started by dj eeze, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. dj eeze

    dj eeze Member

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    what music productions programs is everyone using?
    which are good and which are crap?
    what work well together? i.e. makeing a loop on fruity loops then exporting it to something like acid u get the drift (i hope):rslayer:
     
  2. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    Reason and Cubase link well imo.
    Depends what you are used to man, they are all good for their own things depending on the logic of your mind and how you relate to the program.
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    I started with trackers and found Fruity easy to adapt to. Maybe cubase will be next step, maybe i'll stick with FL. Just seems getting better and better.
     
  4. Sheer Kahn

    Sheer Kahn Frequency Specialist

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    I use FL, it's pretty good. Easy to get to grips with.

    I find it hard to get 'professional sounding' stuff with it, though. I think I need some better plugins maybe.
     
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    BeyondTherapy Well-Known Member

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    thats the bad thing about fl

    i cant stand sonar but if i was to chooze 1 id go logic 7 !!!

    standard !!! best thing ive ever used ... but saying that the limiter on pro tools and some of the things on protools is unquestionablly better but for what im doing theres no need so i will keep with logic ..........

    u can if u know where to search get 5.5 logic with a crack that works on pc anything after that only works on mac but trust me if u get on well with fruity loops when u step up to logic u will never look back .............

    :gslayer:
     
  6. dj eeze

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    ok i may sound dumb but iv only just got into production where do u get these plug-ins from and wat are they?
     
  7. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    From a music shop mostly. :)

    Waves bundles are generally quality. The reneissance collection is cheaper and eat up less cpu. Look it up, easy to find. then again some say that waves are crap and swear to never use them.
    If i had a truckload of money, i'd go with a hardware multiband compressor.

    http://www.kellyindustries.com/signalprocessors/tc_electronic_finalizer.html

    If i had even some money, id go with a valve compressor
    http://www.thomann.de/thoiw3_tl_audio_5021_valve_compressor_prodinfo.html
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    Just out of curiosity, what prog have you used then to get professional sound?:teeth:
     
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    Sheer Kahn Frequency Specialist

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    @ pantyinspector - Cheers for that mate, I'll peep Logic, see what she's like.

    @ ezee - Plugins or VSTs/VSTis are like the instruments and the effects that make the sounds in your tunes. Most production programs come with plugins but they can be a bit shit (like a cheapo argos electric guitar). There are literally thousands of different ones, they're pretty easy to find on the internet if you search in the right places.

    @ kama - Hey, I never said I'd ever made professional sounding beats! :pimp:
     
  10. dj eeze

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    do u know any good web site that sell plug-ins soz to be a pain:hagglers:
     
  11. symbiosis

    symbiosis New Member

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    Hi all. Here's my two cents...

    Once you get comfortable using a particular program it is best to stick with it. After all some software have very steep learning curves and your time would be better spent making music instead of poring through a manual the size of a telephone book! At the end of the day,
    it's not about what software you use, it's what you do with it that counts. I think I've used pretty much everything (no I'm not rich, warez is just too damn easy to get hold of! LOL) but I always find myself going back to the familiar programs because they're easier to use and I am much more productive when using those tools.
     
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    Think about getting the following types of processors:

    1: EQ: You can't go wrong with EQ it's a great way to balance out the frequency content of your track.
    2: Compressors and Limiters: For LOUDNESS.
    3: Aural Exciters: Great for giving your mixes that 'professional' sheen.
    4: Stereo Enhancers: Good for widening the stereo image of your tracks. But do not use on bass, kicks or snares or it'll make your track sound wimpy, but it's great for pads.
     
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    http://www.turnkey.co.uk/

    http://www.dv247.com/

    http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/

    http://www.millennium-music.co.uk/

    BTW I use Logic cos thats what I started on. Most DAW's are pretty good now, as long as they support VSTi (plugins). They all havve little quirks and advantages/disadvantages but all you really need is one you can work with and a good audio editor (for sampling) a couple of good soft synths (VSTi) and a mate who is a mastering engineer.

    Apart from that Symbiosis is spot on.
     
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    I use cubase sx 3 ,its excellent and easy to use,i have tons of vst's and fx's.To all the fruity loop users that cant get a pro sound,dont let it worry you coz i dont think its a proffessional tool ,if u want the pro sound you'll need the pro software.:jacko:
     
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    buy logic, and then buy a really expensive keyboard.
     
  16. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    like this?...................
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    CAN IT PLAY NOISIA REESE MUSIC?!!?!?
     
  18. edwardsruss

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    man thats a heavy keyboard - how much did you pay for it?

    personally i'd go for one of these:

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    they've got lots of knobs, so should be right up your street.
     
  19. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    The particular keyboard i posted had the circuitry designed by Virus, the presets are designed by Noisia and Teebee and include the infamous "Reese Cup" preset and the equally infamous "Reese Malcom's brother" preset as well.
    Also there are additional patches by Pendulum and Fresh to be downloaded from www.nurserytechstep.com
     
  20. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    Jeez Ed you still sore about my Bananadrama comment, i am sorry i offended you so much, it was not my intention.
    Please accept my humblest apologies........