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ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 16:39:21 Reply

thats how i write all my music, tell me if you've ever done it with a DAW.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 16:40:20 Reply

Of course. I don't always use my midi keyboard to come up with melodies, and before I had it, that's the only way I made music, really.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 16:41:38 Reply

At 6/12/11 04:40 PM, Mich wrote: Of course. I don't always use my midi keyboard to come up with melodies, and before I had it, that's the only way I made music, really.

thats dopeness

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 17:07:31 Reply

I don't own any midi devices, just click with the mouse, and use automation clips for effects and stuff.

I do sometimes write stuff on guitar before putting the notes up into a daw.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 17:09:01 Reply

My keyboard is literally my MIDI piano - pitchbending loops, samples, XRNIs and much, much more. Its actually recommended to not use the mouse and learn all the shortcuts(all of them 8888D) in a tracker, *my DAW*, so creating songs takes less time.

But yeah, I used to use the mouse nonstop before I learned how to utilize the capabilities of a keyboard.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 18:02:34 Reply

I used to, but it took just too long for me to get the melodies from my head to my DAW.

First i used a mouse, then the built-in keyboard and finally: My M-audio Keystation 49 (my baby).


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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 18:10:54 Reply

At 6/12/11 06:02 PM, Usernamemyarse wrote: I used to, but it took just too long for me to get the melodies from my head to my DAW.

First i used a mouse, then the built-in keyboard and finally: My M-audio Keystation 49 (my baby).

I was much the same way, when I first started doing stuff that wasn't just guitar (I.E. When I bought FL Studio way back at version 3) I used the mouse for everything... Then I got a 3 octave synth that I used as a midi keyboard... Then I got my M-Audio Keystation 88es (My bigger baby)...

Now the only time I use the mouse to input anything is if I'm making corrections or want to add grace notes or runs that I am unable to play (Due to lack of skill unfortunately, not because I'm making melodies that are impossible).


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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 18:28:53 Reply

I had been making music for two years before I realized you could just write in notes in the sequencer.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 18:30:33 Reply

At 6/12/11 06:28 PM, SBB wrote: I had been making music for two years before I realized you could just write in notes in the sequencer.

dude...

show me the way

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 18:40:09 Reply

At 6/12/11 04:39 PM, TimeBender wrote: thats how i write all my music, tell me if you've ever done it with a DAW.

All the time

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 19:30:41 Reply

One time, for an acidcore track I made. But normally I just record guitars, bass and vocals through an interface.


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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 19:33:53 Reply

I have no outboard gear except for a DJ mixer unusable for mixing tunes, and some turntables purely for sampling purposes. Aka yes I mouse everything.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 19:55:04 Reply

Most people do.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 20:08:27 Reply

I use my mouse until it comes time to record a lot of automation at once, at which point I switch over to this. It's a MIDI controller, and the million billion knobs come in handy moreso live than in the recording/writing process, but it's still so handy to have.


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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 20:37:05 Reply

I used just the mouse before, but now I use my MIDI. A lot of my latest songs have improvised leads of me playing it.


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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 22:35:04 Reply

yeah i have no controllers so i just use my mouse

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 22:37:20 Reply

At 6/12/11 04:40 PM, Mich wrote: Of course. I don't always use my midi keyboard to come up with melodies, and before I had it, that's the only way I made music, really.

I have one, and I still like doing it manually better.


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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 22:49:04 Reply

I generally always use the mouse when writing down melodies, drums, automation etc. The only time I use my midi keyboard to actually record is if it is something I want to sound loose and humanized, although I'm pretty terrible at keyboard, but I can always fix up my errors after I record.

I like using the mouse just because I can make everything nice and neat, and write the first time I get it down.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-12 23:25:16 Reply

At 6/12/11 04:39 PM, TimeBender wrote: thats how i write all my music, tell me if you've ever done it with a DAW.

I did this for every track before I was able to buy and own my own piano keyboard. Now I have two!

If you want to hear proof of this, then open my profile - EVERY song before "Steppin' It Up" was made entirely with mouse and computer keyboard.

Everything after that is a mix of computer peripherals and piano keyboard. I've become very proficient at sequencing with just the computer peripherals so that I don't always need to use the piano and can still write very quickly.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 01:15:15 Reply

How do you guys train your mouse to write music?

Mine just eats and tries to jump out of his cage.


At 3/27/11 10:22 PM, sugarsimon wrote:
the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 01:19:44 Reply

At 6/13/11 01:15 AM, Envy wrote: How do you guys train your mouse to write music?

Mine just eats and tries to jump out of his cage.

I have a few thousand all working on their own, and eventually a nice melody pops out...simply as that.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 05:07:27 Reply

I used to, but now I learned a couple of shortcuts to navigate faster through FL, so now I only use it to select a synth/sample.


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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 10:07:36 Reply

With the exception of two pieces, I've composed everything on my page using a mouse and computer keyboard (two being exceptions because they were acoustically recorded). My DAW is FL Studio.

I now have an M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 and am learning to use it effectively. Actually, I've had it for a while now, but it wasn't until the other week that I finally figured out how to use ASIO4ALL to kill the lag (Microsoft GS Wavetable MIDI was the culprit that prevented ASIO from working properly).

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 14:45:42 Reply

I'm pretty well all mouse use for what I do. I've gotten quite quick at it. I record and sample things with a tascam dr-07 and I do plot things in once in a while with the typing keyboard.

I'm looking into purchasing the oxygen 49 though since I, much like other artists, have a drastically different play/writing style from hands on keyboard VS mouse use.


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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 14:53:09 Reply

im all mouse

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 15:05:16 Reply

deadMAU5.

It's ironic though, he has more equipment than all of the above users combined.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 18:01:05 Reply

At 6/13/11 03:05 PM, Decibel wrote: deadMAU5.

It's ironic though, he has more equipment than all of the above users combined.

...but far less creativity...

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-13 23:51:20 Reply

At 6/13/11 03:05 PM, Decibel wrote: deadMAU5.

It's ironic though, he has more equipment than all of the above users combined.

How ironic it is that you have equipment when you're a millionaire producer and an audio engineer.


At 3/27/11 10:22 PM, sugarsimon wrote:
the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-14 01:27:29 Reply

It's all I use. It's less complicated and it gets the job done.

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Response to ever used just a mouse 2011-06-14 06:42:18 Reply

At 6/13/11 03:05 PM, Decibel wrote: deadMAU5.

It's ironic though, he has more equipment than all of the above users combined.

You don't know that I don't have a house full of gear