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Last year I recorded a video of me making a (very simple) track in miditracker.org (the actual track composition starts about 5min in).
Unfortunately I made a recording mistake so the lower 20 pixels are missing (statusbar etc).
Well, if you've got 20min to waste, here it is: https://vimeo.com/218650191
The video shows the basic sequencer features, how to arrange "clips", the builtin Prophet 12 editor, and how to sequence a Tempest with the drum sequencer node.
No voiceovers but I added a keyboard monitor widget specifically for this video =)

(but yeah, this is not the music I usually make. a screen cap of that would go on for many hours, maybe even days)
added on the 2018-03-21 16:07:32 by bsp bsp
Btw, was lately thinking about streaming music/soundtrack production and related topics on Twitch. Anyone interested?
added on the 2018-03-21 17:14:25 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
isn't twitch for gaming mostly with other activities (like creativity) completely subsidized/ignored? just asking
added on the 2018-03-21 17:25:43 by nagz nagz
nagz: nah, they're cool with demoscene stuff, quite a bunch of twitch germany admins were watching the shader showdown stream a few years back and liked it, as you can still see in the recorded live comments :)
added on the 2018-03-21 18:12:10 by havoc havoc
@Ronny: yes, count me in.
btw, have you heard md&willbe's Akai S950 DAC emulator ? it's pretty cool! (just got it yesterday)

On the topic of tutorials, Propellerhead created some very good ones (especially the 52 Reason series) (Reason is a very good DAW to learn music production on, IMHO).

In addition to the "don't be discouraged by your own failings" advice, I'd also suggest not to try to "pencil everything in" and add a certain amount of "live" elements to your tracks instead.
When everything's presequenced, it tends to sound stiff and "dead". Besides, pushing faders and twiddling knobs is a lot easier and much more fun than drawing automation curves for everything.

Last but not least, when applied to arrangments, this can also make it easier to find a good flow for a track.
When you repeatedly stop and rewind during arrangement, you easily lose focus of the overall picture, and the arrangment will also feel like a chore.

Depending on your style of music, it can also make a lot of sense to treat a sequencer more like an instrument than just an automatic piano.
I am talking about juggling beats/patterns, launching clips, doing live arrangements. that sort of thing.

but hey, what am I doing here. the few musicians reading this here are most likely veterans and already know more about electronic music production than me, anyway =)
added on the 2018-03-21 18:23:09 by bsp bsp
audio production: make cool sound
engineer: make it loud but clean (and fuck the loudness war)

im loving the good old mixdown of the early 90s hiphop & breakz :)
added on the 2018-03-21 19:26:11 by dq dq
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isn't twitch for gaming mostly with other activities (like creativity) completely subsidized/ignored? just asking

They have set up categories for creative activities, so no :)
I'm streaming DJ sessions from home semi-regularly on Twitch, works fine. It's a nice platform.
added on the 2018-03-22 01:29:33 by lug00ber lug00ber
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Btw, was lately thinking about streaming music/soundtrack production and related topics on Twitch. Anyone interested?

Yes.
added on the 2018-03-22 01:29:42 by lug00ber lug00ber
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im loving the good old mixdown of the early 90s hiphop & breakz :)

Me too, which probably explains why I love your mixdowns as well :D
added on the 2018-03-22 01:30:41 by lug00ber lug00ber
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Btw, was lately thinking about streaming music/soundtrack production and related topics on Twitch. Anyone interested?


yes, very much!
added on the 2018-03-22 08:33:06 by marlowe marlowe

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