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  1. For that particular one I was using Ableton's Analog. I'm messing with the LFOs now, I see what you mean. Kind of amazed that I never noticed this before, I usually play with every little knob. Analog even has a section that says "Vibrato" right on it. I still think it would be nice to have a VST to use on some of my more limited plugins. I have a few that only have a small handful of knobs and I don't recall seeing LFO on those.
  2. I'm trying to figure out what the difference between these two is, but it seems confusing, especially as (apparently) some manufacturers just kind of put whatever name they feel like on them? Can someone explain this to me? Anyway, I'm running Ableton Live 8 and it doesn't seem to contain either as an effect. What I am trying to do right now specifically is to get this: http://www.negativeworld.org/etc/sample1.mp3 To sound a bit more wobbly, like this: http://www.negativeworld.org/etc/sample2.mp3 I got it a tad wobbly using the synth controls, but I can't get any more with the synth it
  3. I'm in the need of both a sound card and a mic (and a MIDI controller but putting that on hold for now.) I used to have an M-Audio Firewire sound card but... I had some trouble with it to be honest. Not sure if it was my machine or the sound card or the wire but almost every time I used it, it was very tough to get my computer to recognize it, and it would often short out mid-recording and I'd have to reboot my machine to get it recognized again. So I hesitate around M-Audio, but I'm willing to give them another shot if it's a generally good option. Right now I have an HP machine with Wind
  4. Hmm my brother just recommended the Akai 49 to me. $400 retail. Could probably get it for cheaper but that's still a bit steep at the moment. Ah well. Better to make a good investment once than to buy a cheap one and have it suck and then break on me. Wish my car wasn't in the shop. I was doing pretty well financially until I decided to go grad school WHATWASITHINKING? He's also going to let me borrow his smaller maudio for a bit just to play around with it. Although he doesn't seem to like it much. But if I'm going to have to save up for something nice that might be awhile, so it'd b
  5. Oh yeah, octaves not frets. I did piano as a kid and then switched to guitars as a teenager, but of course I know the difference, brain just wasn't working. For the MIDI Controller sounds I understand that MIDI is just note data, but I kind of vaguely recall being in a band like 10 years ago where the keyboardist had a MIDI Controller that had on-board memory so he could load different sounds into it. Or maybe I was just confused about how it worked, I was just a guitarist then and didn't get too involved in what he was doing. Does this kind of MIDI Controller sound feasible or is it all i
  6. What's up? Up until this point I've pretty much been doing all of my sequencing point and click style. But that's silly, I used to play piano, I know how to play the darn keyboard, so why don't I have a MIDI Controller yet? Good question. So I need to get one. I think I'd prefer one with a couple of frets. Not but I dunno... these 49 key ones look ok. Maybe even something bigger, if it won't break the bank. I'm currently running Ableton Live 8.2.2 on a Windows 7 machine, if that matters. And I don't have firewire or anything fancy, just plain ol' USB. First a few questions: 1. Does
  7. Really? That's... interesting. And a huge knock against it, for me. How do people who use Reason utilize stuff that isn't built in, just build tracks separately outside of Reason and add them together later? So... clarify something for me. I'm working under the assumption that with a MIDI keyboard you can record live. Which is fine, if you're a spot on player. But you can also use it just to help track in some fashion without having to be spot on?
  8. My friend didn't help with Ableton, in fact said friend has never used it, they just happened to have it because another friend installed it on their computer. I'm still trying to decide between Ableton and Reason, I have friends who use both and I'm trying to decide which of said friends would actually help me out versus the ones that are too busy/etc. to help much, heh. It's true that there is probably a lot Orion can do that I never bothered learning, but I'd still prefer to get something that is more standard when it comes to people making electronic music, and no one I talk to EVER uses
  9. Well, to clarify a bit I know that my sound won't instantly change by switching, but there are a few things about Orion that I just don't like. For one, it crashes a fair amount and runs sketchy even when it doesn't crash. But from a user interface standpoint, it just seems lacking. I was messing with Ableton on a friend's computer and in like 20 minutes I was able to do some stuff with volume and effects and the likes that on Orion is a huge hassle (at least as far as I know.) So maybe I'm mostly just looking for something that makes more intuitive sense to me. I also think it would he
  10. Hey, just requesting those drum samples. Actually I do have like a BILLION drum samples right now, my brother gave me a folder with tons of them, but it's like... too much. I feel like (as stated in that thread) I want to start over and build my library piece by piece with samples that I really like.

  11. Ok, so I've been making music for a couple of years now. The thing is, I still feel like I'm basically an 8/10 (being generous here) in song-writing and a 1/10 in production. Here are some examples: http://soundcloud.com/andrew-nee Now, when I listen to a lot of the stuff people are doing here the production values are way higher. I'm actually wondering if there is just something I'm missing from the start, like my core set of drum / synth / etc. samples are weak or who knows what. Anyway, I decided that the best way to move forward is to go back to the basics. I want to start over. Ri
  12. I don't think I'm really quite at OC Remix level yet, but I figured I'd post this here anyway and see what you guys think. Constructive criticism is nice... if the feedback involves the sound quality, some tips on specific things to do would be nice also (I'm still learning a lot there.) http://soundcloud.com/andrew-nee/09-bit-trip-runner-zone-1/ I don't think I'm going to come back to this one (no time... in grad school, running a website, barely finding time for my original music, work, girlfriend, etc.) so I marked it finished, even though it could probably still use a lot of work. But
  13. I'm just curious, I'm trying to write some sort of electro rock type stuff and I'm not really sure what the best way to approach distorted parts are. I want to get something kind of like the distortion that kicks in in this song at about the 0:31 mark... http://www.negativeworld.org/etc/timetopretend.mp3 I have tried a few things and the best I could get was taking a bass line (VST: EVM Bassline) and using a distortion effect (Boss DS-1) on it. And that resulted in this, at about the 0:22 mark... http://www.negativeworld.org/etc/megaman7ish.mp3 But it sounds really low and harsh, I want
  14. I have a couple of free VSTs that are old school gamey... Peach Toad Link? Basic 64 But as stated above, FF 7 isn't 8-bit music. These will help you make stuff more like old NES tunes, for the most part. I also have: Quadrasid Which has some old school gamey sounds but a lot of modern sounds too. It's a pretty neat VST but I haven't figured out how to work a lot of the options on it yet.
  15. Basically I've been writing music for 10+ years, but until a few years ago it was all for punk rock bands and such, where all I was really doing was the actual song writing, and outside of getting my amp set up and messing with a few effect pedals, I pretty much never did anything on the production end. Electronic music is a lot different, I write a song and that's just the start. But then I'm never quite sure where to go from there. I read Zircon's remixing thread, which helps sort of on a general level, but I'm still pretty clueless about how to put this stuff into action and people say v
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