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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 06:43 PM Reply

FL Studio's Performance Mode

So... I just tried out Performance Mode for the first time with a trance song I'm working on... it's actually a lot of fun, could see a lot of good coming from it just playing around with clips like that.

Too bad it's a real pain in the ass to control everything using my M-Audio Keystation 88es, everything's so far apart, I unfortunately cannot reach from C1 to G#2 with a single hand... and the other hand was busy triggering the melodies.

... Now I want my trigger pads even more...


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 07:25 PM Reply

Very funny, guys.

I thought it was a good idea and I'm still not convinced otherwise.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 07:26 PM Reply

At 12/12/12 07:25 PM, WizMystery wrote: Very funny, guys.

I thought it was a good idea and I'm still not convinced otherwise.

That's how the cookie crumbles.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 07:37 PM Reply

BFP IS THE WORST MOD EVERRRRRTR


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 07:56 PM Reply

At 12/12/12 07:26 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 12/12/12 07:25 PM, WizMystery wrote: Very funny, guys.

I thought it was a good idea and I'm still not convinced otherwise.
That's how the cookie crumbles.

Mmmm.... cookie...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 08:29 PM Reply

NOTHING TO DO.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 08:37 PM Reply

At 12/12/12 08:29 PM, Sequenced wrote: NOTHING TO DO.

fml

Work on some synth patches? Sample some drums? As an electronic producer, you should never have "nothing to do". There's so much you can work on, even when you're feeling no musical inspiration. That's what I love about being an electronic producer.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 08:44 PM Reply

At 12/12/12 08:37 PM, The-iMortal wrote: That's what I love about being an electronic producer.

today is my chill day. did some recording for jazz stuff earlier.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 11:16 PM Reply

At 12/12/12 07:37 PM, Sequenced wrote: BFP IS THE WORST MOD EVERRRRRTR

Now look what you've done...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 11:30 PM Reply

At 12/12/12 11:16 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 12/12/12 07:37 PM, Sequenced wrote: BFP IS THE WORST MOD EVERRRRRTR
Now look what you've done...

I took me a minute to realize what that was. At first it looked like a french horn painted red with some plants on it

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 11:37 PM Reply

Sequenced, you're missing an "h" and a ":" in that link in your sig. Just so you know.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 11:58 PM Reply

At 12/12/12 11:37 PM, bassfiddlejones wrote: Sequenced, you're missing an "h" and a ":" in that link in your sig. Just so you know.

hmm... not really sure how that happened.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 13th, 2012 @ 12:17 AM Reply

Oh damnation, how to get over artist's block? Any suggestions?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 13th, 2012 @ 12:55 AM Reply

At 12/12/12 11:58 PM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/12/12 11:37 PM, bassfiddlejones wrote: Sequenced, you're missing an "h" and a ":" in that link in your sig. Just so you know.
hmm... not really sure how that happened.

I stole them, actually. I'm sneaky like that

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 13th, 2012 @ 11:11 AM Reply

At 12/13/12 12:17 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Oh damnation, how to get over artist's block? Any suggestions?

writers block doesn't exist. I can write songs one after the other. Why? Don't limit yourself. Listen to everything. Make everything.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 13th, 2012 @ 01:00 PM Reply

I got to play a nice peeano today at me peeano recital. Yaayyy...

And then...nothing.

Who likes to touch expensive instruments????...


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 13th, 2012 @ 01:13 PM Reply

At 12/13/12 11:11 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/13/12 12:17 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Oh damnation, how to get over artist's block? Any suggestions?
writers block doesn't exist. I can write songs one after the other. Why? Don't limit yourself. Listen to everything. Make everything.

yeah thanks that's going to help a lot the next time that I CAN'T FUCKING THINK OF ANYTHING

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 13th, 2012 @ 01:19 PM Reply

At 12/13/12 11:11 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/13/12 12:17 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Oh damnation, how to get over artist's block? Any suggestions?
writers block doesn't exist. I can write songs one after the other. Why? Don't limit yourself. Listen to everything. Make everything.

I mean, I could just make everything when I experience writers block. But not everything sounds good.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 03:13 AM Reply

At 12/12/12 07:37 PM, Sequenced wrote: BFP IS THE WORST MOD EVERRRRRTR

April fools isnt until April.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 03:48 AM Reply

At 12/13/12 01:13 PM, Buoy wrote:
At 12/13/12 11:11 AM, Sequenced wrote:

writers block doesn't exist. I can write songs one after the other. Why? Don't limit yourself. Listen to everything. Make everything.
yeah thanks that's going to help a lot the next time that I CAN'T FUCKING THINK OF ANYTHING

y r u hear? we're making a collab in the makings LOL


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 03:49 AM Reply

Welp. Looks like I failed three classes this semester. Aced four of my music courses though.

Retaking Phyiscs next year, Math over the summer, and English next year.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 03:51 AM Reply

At 12/14/12 03:48 AM, Sequenced wrote: y r u hear? we're making a collab in the makings LOL

oh i c wut this is! u and buoy r jealous coz yoshii and i are making awesomness, so you tee up and decide to collab.

u cant pull the wool over my eyes, girlfriend
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 03:52 AM Reply

At 12/14/12 03:49 AM, Sequenced wrote: Welp. Looks like I failed three classes this semester. Aced four of my music courses though.

Retaking Phyiscs next year, Math over the summer, and English next year.

Ouch! FOUR music courses??? Well, they're the most important ones lol

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 04:14 AM Reply

At 12/14/12 03:51 AM, The-iMortal wrote: oh i c wut this is! u and buoy r jealous coz yoshii and i are making awesomness, so you tee up and decide to collab.

u cant pull the wool over my eyes, girlfriend

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 10:10 AM Reply

At 12/13/12 11:11 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/13/12 12:17 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Oh damnation, how to get over artist's block? Any suggestions?
writers block doesn't exist. I can write songs one after the other. Why? Don't limit yourself. Listen to everything. Make everything.

Exactly how I feel about writers block. At a certain point everyone will hit a rut but if you're persistent and you push yourself you'll always find that next song waiting in the ether. Just keep writing. Don't stop writing. Even if it sucks, keep writing. If you can't keep working on a track, STOP. Just start a new track. I can usually tell if a project is gonna go anywhere in the first hour of work. There are days where I start writing three to four separate songs and delete all of them at the end of the day because I'm not happy with them. Persistence. Persistence. Persistence.

Music is ephemeral. Just keep writing. Keep writing. Keep writing.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 10:14 AM Reply

At 12/14/12 10:10 AM, Quarl wrote:

Music is ephemeral. Just keep writing. Keep writing. Keep writing.

I love you.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 01:54 PM Reply

At 12/13/12 01:13 PM, Buoy wrote:
At 12/13/12 11:11 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/13/12 12:17 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Oh damnation, how to get over artist's block? Any suggestions?
writers block doesn't exist. I can write songs one after the other. Why? Don't limit yourself. Listen to everything. Make everything.
yeah thanks that's going to help a lot the next time that I CAN'T FUCKING THINK OF ANYTHING

This is how I get over righters block:

A lot of the time its really just a lack of inspiration. When this is the case its always great to literally just take a break and do other things that you enjoy. With this method, the real trick is to not let your self think about music too much. Eventually, you will be full of hidden surprises, you will just have to farm them.

This is method two, and can also be used right after method one. The method is where you literally just do it. What I mean by this is you stay in your DAW and play around. You could be paying with a melody, some chords, even just sfx. Eventually you will come up with on bar of sound. THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET STARTED! Just force your self to continue! If you just have one bar of melody, try to expand your chord progression. If you have some fancy chord, try to expand on that and make a bass to it.

In conclusion, just don't get stuck in a mental rut of, "I'm uninspired, I'm in a writers block, I don't know what to do." because you can do whatever you want when ever you want!

I hope this ether helps you out right now, or I hope you think this is stupid but then reflect on it later and it helps. I'm rooting for the later rather then the former.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 04:38 PM Reply

That moment you realise you left your sub on all night...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 04:51 PM Reply

At 12/14/12 04:38 PM, The-iMortal wrote: That moment you realise you left your sub on all night...

I don't see the problem unless you were playing a 20 Hz sine wave at max volume all the time, only to wake up realizing that your walls are about to collapse.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 04:55 PM Reply

At 12/14/12 04:51 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: I don't see the problem unless you were playing a 20 Hz sine wave at max volume all the time, only to wake up realizing that your walls are about to collapse.

Lol, my last set of speakers died due to me never turning them off, even at night. So when I bought an expensive monitoring system, I have been taking extra good care of them and am extremely anal about turning them off when they're not in use.