Production Journal

Discussion in 'Production' started by kama, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    I started a blog series where I write in detail about creating a tune from start to finish. Here's the first episode, complete with a few screenshots and audio of the progress:

    http://benkama.com/2011/06/15/journal-entry-1-the-pain-of-creation/

    All clips are and will be downloadable in case you get inspired by something and feel like doing your own version - if you use them somewhere please let me know.

    Also all feedback on the journal itself is more than welcome!

    When it's finished, the tune will be released for free.

    Part 2: http://benkama.com/2011/06/18/journal-entry-2-the-beat-generation/

    Part 3: http://benkama.com/2011/06/24/journal-entry-3-makeover/

    Part 4: http://benkama.com/2011/07/01/journal-entry-4-i-am-not-a-machine/

    Part 5: http://benkama.com/2011/07/13/journal-entry-5-hook-line/

    Part 6: http://benkama.com/2011/07/21/journal-entry-6-organized-chaos/

    Part 7: http://benkama.com/2011/09/29/journal-entry-7-extended-play/

    Part 8: http://benkama.com/2011/12/12/production-journal-8-pick-up-the-pieces/

    FINISHED!

    Download the track @ http://soundcloud.com/kama/ben-kama-everyday
     
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  2. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    nice idea mate, had a quick looky, but will give it a good read later on :D
     
  3. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    1 thing though, the text wasn't very technical, so if anyone has questions of the details, drop a comment on the blog or ask here!
     
  4. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    gonna follow this really good idea and im sure i will learn a lot from it.

    big ups are in order
     
  5. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    very nice, ill be watching this with great interest.

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    checked it out, highly enjoyable.
     
  6. Reactor Grits

    Reactor Grits lick a shot

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    cool effort man, going to give it a thorough read when I can gasp for some air away from my thesis.
     
  7. ShirPan

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    thx for this, man, im sure it gonna be interesting ;)
     
  8. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Fucking wicked idea Kama! massive ups to you man! Bloog looks sick :)
     
  9. RedRavenRuler

    RedRavenRuler boom baby

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  10. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Thanks all, looks like next session will be saturday as I still have a full work day tomorrow plus Lenzman to see in the evening. Some hung over beat making I guess.
     
  11. kama

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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    on it. eagerly awaited. :)

    capuccino, reading about production and a bifter on top. GREAT to say the least!

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    nice tune you got going there! and a very nice read aswell! big up :)
     
  13. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Soundin' large! Really inspires me to up my production output!
     
  14. Cyclopyze

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    Awesome read, it put me in some writing mood. Also, was kinda ''meh'' with the 1. melody, but I got reaaaaally hooked up as soon as u changed it. Also props for writing down ur whole process.
     
  15. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    Very nice.

    Quick FL question; when you make the drum loops, do you use the step sequencer or do you put each hit straight onto the playlist?
     
  16. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    I use the step sequencer. The sampler gives you much more options that way - adsr, filters, pitch etc...
     
  17. groelle

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    you use the adsr on fl's sampler? find it kinda inaccurate, using transient shapers and the fade out options mostly atm .. :/
     
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    Intresting :) I will follow your journal with excitement!
     
  19. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Depends... I find it adequate for most tasks, of course compression and gating is another thing. How do you mean inaccurate?

    As it happens my most used filter is also the FL Studio sampler channel filter :D
     
  20. BlueSky

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    Thank you so much, this is an incretible idear.