Flexstyle

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  1. Hey gang, I had the privilege of playing a set during MAGFest this year for OCR's Community Showcase. If you missed MAG (or heck, if you just want to hear this set again), then here ya go!

     

     

    TRACKLIST:
    01. Flexstyle - Optimist Prime
    02. Flexstyle - Do Yoshi What I See
    03. Flexstyle - Crypt of the Necrodancer Lobby Theme
    04. Desert Catz - Greedbuilt (Flexstyle & @KingTiger)
    05. @PrototypeRaptor - Deep Sea Bass
    06. Instant Remedy - IR-Type
    07. Flexstyle feat. @Nutritious - Unfinished Legend of Zelda remix
    08. @DDRKirby(ISQ) - Fortitude (Flexstyle Remix)
    09. PrototypeRaptor - Last Dance
    10. Disstopia - It's The End of the World As We Know It, And I Feel Fine
    11. Dan Bull - You're Special!
    12. PrototypeRaptor - C.H.E.E.T.A.H.
    13. Tyrone Hapi - Cantina Band


  2. 19 hours ago, Severian said:

    I'm watching the course now. I see FL Studio can run $900. Should I assume the version used in the tutorials is along that price range? 

    What I'd call the "base usable" version of FL is a mere $199 (Producer Edition). This will get you several usable plugins (including flagships Sytrus and Maximus, plus GMS, etc.) and the entirety of mixing and sequencing capabilities. With what's included in here, you'll have more than enough to get started making music with a wide palette of tools.


  3. 1 hour ago, Ridiculously Garrett said:

    Well, it being your first remix, I can probably say, you shouldn't worry about getting anything onto the site yet. How much do you know about music? If you don't know a lot, I'd suggest reading up on music theory, at least the basics. From there I'd say start with Garage Band. Garage Band is great to start, not the best DAW, but certainly worth it as a learning tool. I'd say given you only have less than 24 hours, that's not really enough time to make anything spectacular, albeit your first stuff is never gonna be spectacular. Especially since it seems like you haven't used a DAW before, it's gonna take some time just to learn how to use it. On the other hand, though, compos are what help you to get better. If you wanna try, I'd say go for it, but don't be hard on yourself or discouraged if it doesn't come out amazing. That'll come with experience.

    No.

     

    Don't wait until you're educated in music theory. Just start making music, and then read up on some basic music theory so you can know what you're doing wrong and what you're doing right. If you've never created music digitally before, just focus on making your DAW make some sound. Put some loops in there, learn how to record a MIDI sequence (or just draw it in the piano roll), learn how to record yourself if you're an instrumentalist. Start from there. 

     

    Welcome to the rewarding world of music creation!


  4. 6 hours ago, Jesiah said:

    Question guys, is the processor for option 2 stronger than the processor in option 1? I'm confused because the processor in the 1st option is i7 which seems better than the second option which has i5. But the second processor is 3.2 GHz while the 1st option is only 3.1. 

    Flexstyle, thanks for your input. I'm going with pro tools because every studio I've ever gone to to record, they all use pro tools. It's the industry standard and I just want to be able to get on the same page as everyone. 

    1: The RAM is probably going to be more of a deciding factor than the processor for most of your use case. Do you happen to have actual model numbers of those iMacs? Sometimes the processors on the 21" iMacs are lower tier than the ones on the 27" iMacs. You're right that the i7 will probably give you more processing power (assuming it's the same tier of processor), but the i5 is also no slouch, and will actually handle certain tasks better due to the slightly higher speed.

    2: I usually caution users against ProTools if they have no other contact with people who use it on a regular basis, because it's really not fun to work with as an individual composer/producer, and a lot of folks go for it because "herp derp, the pros use it!" However, if you're working on a regular basis with other people/studios who have it as their mainstay, then absolutely, go for what'll make that interaction easier.


  5. I noticed you mentioned you use FL Studio. I'm sure you're already aware, but you can't properly run FL on a Mac without installing Windows on the thing anyways. If you're okay with the learning curve for a new piece of software, see what else is out there -- Pro Tools really isn't going to help you as much as you think it is, unless you *MUST* work with others who also use it -- try Logic or Ableton instead, perhaps. They'll even save you money in the long run, and have better plugin support, since they don't use a proprietary, Pro Tools-only plugin type. 


  6. I just got home to a ThinkGeek package that I definitely didn't order myself sitting near my desk. It contained these! 

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    Dunno how good the detail in that pic is, but that's a Batman travel mug (which will get LOTS AND LOTS of use because I drink a LOT of coffee on the go), and a Batarang letter opener! How did you know that Batman is my favorite super hero?

     

    As a side note, I was feeling pretty down today about being a Miserable Excuse For An Adult (tm), but now I own a letter opener. You have no idea how much that has cheered me up -- I can do a Very Adult Thing (opening mail) in style now! Thank you so very much, Secret Santa! (I know your name but not your forum handle, so might as well be anonymous :P )


  7. There's a lot of factors to consider, but as a music producer, I'd recommend looking for something with a proper Intel Core i7 processor, *WITHOUT* the "U" designation after it. 8-16 GB RAM, SSD if he can afford it, spacious 7200 RPM HDD if not. ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Razer and others make good gaming laptops that would also double as production laptops effectively, or he can look more on the enterprise side of things (Dell, HP, Lenovo make decent workstation laptops, as long as you avoid their consumer grade stuff). There's also some manufacturers that do custom laptops--something like this: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8171-clevo-p670rp6.html might do the trick. 


  8. On 11/6/2016 at 8:20 PM, prophetik music said:

    i'm in!

    a reminder - make your 'list' of stuff unique and fun! it's cool to just get whatever you say you want, but it's more cool to say a bunch of weird stuff and then get something really interesting or fun or unique or creative. i gave flexstyle a vinyl album, some artisan hot chocolate, and cans of a hard-to-find soda last year. not much gaming but still a fun thing to do. i'd never have done that if he hadn't had crazy stuff on his wishlist =)

    And it was probably my favorite Christmas gift of the year! :D

     

    I'm in as well. Hoping to get someone with a creative list this time, too!


  9. On September 15, 2016 at 6:28 PM, APZX said:

    My space after recently getting around to actually setting it up. Not complete, but it works for the moment. 

    <various pictures of super cool gear>

    Duuuuuuuuuude. Fun stuff! I ran sound on a Series Two for several years at my church, that's a fantastic board. Also have that same computer case, too, haha. Thanks for sharing!


  10. - Fact: I'm on staff and I'm not getting paid for any of this crap.

    - I'm completely okay with OCR making a bit of a return on the great service they provide to me as an artist. If that shows up in the form of a slight financial benefit from ads run on or near my submitted material, no matter what form those ads take, that sounds great to me. Viva OCR!