Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


y’all tell me what you think of this short piano idea

https://on.soundcloud.com/fwokbyr4AxDNJUgZ9

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


killhamster posted:

been loving around with and tweaking this and think it's just about done, or very close to it

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/dc2023-rev-5/s-I1L1Eoery3Y?si=9d091de771d945d6ba7ca09d701b96ca

i am likin the beat against the drone and also the syncopated arp in the background

what was your approach to arranging this? it sounds like the usual “write 4 bars of every voice against each together and mute/unmute over time” trick but boy am i bad at that part lol

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


gdi you have fills!!! everyone uses fills but me!!! i need to remember to use fills!!!

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


anyway it’s good op i like it 👍 i can imagine loving up a bunch of combines and head crabs to this

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


arrhghhhghhh i need to internalize every single
bit of this

https://youtu.be/iiL3K3ewfuc

especially the part about not guessing and instead acting with intent

“what do you truly want to do with this music, what are your goals with this song” oh my god i never HAVE goals i don’t HAVE anything to accomplish, that’s why i’m like this :negative:

jesus WEP
Oct 17, 2004


Pollyanna posted:

y’all tell me what you think of this short piano idea

https://on.soundcloud.com/fwokbyr4AxDNJUgZ9
I liked the bit when your third hand started playing

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


insert prehensile penis joke here :smug:

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


but yeah when i don’t feel like thinking about instruments i just stick to piano. pretend there’s another person on another piano

killhamster
Apr 15, 2004

SCAMMER
Hero Member

Pollyanna posted:

what was your approach to arranging this? it sounds like the usual “write 4 bars of every voice against each together and mute/unmute over time” trick but boy am i bad at that part lol

yeah kinda, i chose a pretty simple chord progression to base everything on, then built various arps and patterns, muting some while i created others, etc. same with the drum patterns

what i usually do after i think everything is ready to arrange, i bounce the patterns from their player devices to their corresponding midi tracks, then set all that aside and created droney things and noises for the intro, then started to build up the track by just moving blocks back and forth until they made sense in a progression, working towards building up energy to the end of the track. once everything was laid out i added fx and fills and transitions last

also i listened to nothing but psytrance for like a week so i had a good idea of how i wanted to structure everything

Pollyanna posted:

y’all tell me what you think of this short piano idea

https://on.soundcloud.com/fwokbyr4AxDNJUgZ9

i dig it, sounds like it could be the intro and riffs for a power or gothic metal song

killhamster
Apr 15, 2004

SCAMMER
Hero Member
also an absolute shitload of trance gates

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003



Pollyanna posted:

y’all tell me what you think of this short piano idea

https://on.soundcloud.com/fwokbyr4AxDNJUgZ9

i like it, one thing i would recommend is turning down the velocity of the piano so that it doesn't sound so harsh, and using more reverb/pedal to smooth it out a bit

here's a random thing i've been working on for the last week

https://soundcloud.com/poltzart/some-more-wip-stuff/s-jDxyoQ8OKu4?si=e82cb2f4990f476db75f9cc31f06a30f

InternetOfTwinks
Apr 2, 2011

Mess with the best, die like the rest
Got the 7 string set back up, man this thing is a ton of fun with some pedals and such to run it through.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


tyty!!! i wasn’t sure how to expand on it so I kinda left it at that. i already think the low hand needs work, something about it just seems flat and awkward to me. but it is certainly pretty overall and I think it’s an example of my potential (such that it is)!! right :ohdear:

killhamster posted:

also i listened to nothing but psytrance for like a week so i had a good idea of how i wanted to structure everything

yeah that might be the kicker, knowing what structure you want. all my stuff is near structureless which is not a good thing

quote:

i dig it, sounds like it could be the intro and riffs for a power or gothic metal song

I’d need a lot more reverb and pad patches if I tried to made this full-on dungeon synth :v: but honestly that’s not far out of the question given the only thing I went in with was “piano in G Dorian -> Aeolian”

Woolwich Bagnet posted:

i like it, one thing i would recommend is turning down the velocity of the piano so that it doesn't sound so harsh, and using more reverb/pedal to smooth it out a bit

lol yeah i would need to rerecord the velocities to make it usable, as-is it’s just the same 2 bars of velocity over and over and the current velocity sucks peñor. but if I wanted gorgeous dynamic piano I’d have it recorded live so v:v:v

quote:

here's a random thing i've been working on for the last week

https://soundcloud.com/poltzart/some-more-wip-stuff/s-jDxyoQ8OKu4?si=e82cb2f4990f476db75f9cc31f06a30f

I like the part around 1:04 the most, it gets a nice little edge to balance out all the happy

maybe it’s because I’m a sour little poo poo but I just wanna kramer in and go full phrygian or dorian on this and make it darker yet darker :getin:

I should really get back to trying orchestral composition. sometime maybe

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

put new strings on bass for my 13yo and got a very cheap headphone amp thing

for now it'll do but it's kinda poo poo.

but the new strings are nice, and I got him to do a GCDC progression while i played chords on synth and that was pretty cool

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


starting a livestream in approx 20 minutes for anyone interested https://cohost.org/thawkins/post/866718-telecharger-livestre

InternetOfTwinks
Apr 2, 2011

Mess with the best, die like the rest

echinopsis posted:

put new strings on bass for my 13yo and got a very cheap headphone amp thing

for now it'll do but it's kinda poo poo.

but the new strings are nice, and I got him to do a GCDC progression while i played chords on synth and that was pretty cool

I'm not exactly an aficionado of bass tone, but I've been decently pleased with the result of hooking up this 5 string to this Joyo Mesa Boogie clone pedal:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085PVGT6C

Gotta dial in the EQ just right but it works alright for my practice needs. Got it running into my mixer so I can just adjust the gain/volume there for monitoring.

Lotron
Aug 15, 2006

Still clownin'

killhamster posted:

been loving around with and tweaking this and think it's just about done, or very close to it

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/dc2023-rev-5/s-I1L1Eoery3Y?si=9d091de771d945d6ba7ca09d701b96ca

Woolwich Bagnet posted:

i like it, one thing i would recommend is turning down the velocity of the piano so that it doesn't sound so harsh, and using more reverb/pedal to smooth it out a bit

here's a random thing i've been working on for the last week

https://soundcloud.com/poltzart/some-more-wip-stuff/s-jDxyoQ8OKu4?si=e82cb2f4990f476db75f9cc31f06a30f

Pollyanna posted:

y’all tell me what you think of this short piano idea

https://on.soundcloud.com/fwokbyr4AxDNJUgZ9

getting caught up on this thread is like the soundtrack to a yospos themed jrpg and i am 100% here for it

heres my remix of papa roach
https://soundcloud.com/splatahouse/papa-roach-last-resort-splatahouse-vip
e: and the original
https://soundcloud.com/splatahouse/papa-roach-last-resort-splatahouse-remix

Lotron fucked around with this message at 04:58 on Jan 19, 2023

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?
I got an EMagic AMT8 on eBay and it turns out Apple still provides a current driver and Logic still supports it

so now I have an 8-in, 8-out MIDI interface that I can use with literally any Mac from the original Mac 128 to the latest M2-based Mac

killhamster
Apr 15, 2004

SCAMMER
Hero Member
i would kill for a VST of this pedal. it's easily my favorite chorus out of all the ones i've ever used and i can't and won't articulate why

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


Woolwich Bagnet posted:

i like it, one thing i would recommend is turning down the velocity of the piano so that it doesn't sound so harsh, and using more reverb/pedal to smooth it out a bit

here's a random thing i've been working on for the last week

https://soundcloud.com/poltzart/some-more-wip-stuff/s-jDxyoQ8OKu4?si=e82cb2f4990f476db75f9cc31f06a30f

this sounds good. maybe it sounds *too* good on account of all your high quality string sounds. but i think i would not find this out of place in a computer game soundtrack

do you sequence everything nicely quantized on the grid, or do you also try some more humanized crescendos-diminuendos which happen in "real" classifal music?

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


Pollyanna posted:

arrhghhhghhh i need to internalize every single
bit of this

https://youtu.be/iiL3K3ewfuc

especially the part about not guessing and instead acting with intent

“what do you truly want to do with this music, what are your goals with this song” oh my god i never HAVE goals i don’t HAVE anything to accomplish, that’s why i’m like this :negative:

you don't have to have goals or something to accomplish with music or any creative art, it's completely enough if you are enjoying yourself while you are doing it! david lynch said this as well

the guy has a point with repetitions, but on the other hand there is the concept of ostinato, which is a musical thing where you repeat something and it psychologically becomes something different (i don't know how to explain this well)

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003



4lokos basilisk posted:

this sounds good. maybe it sounds *too* good on account of all your high quality string sounds. but i think i would not find this out of place in a computer game soundtrack

do you sequence everything nicely quantized on the grid, or do you also try some more humanized crescendos-diminuendos which happen in "real" classifal music?

the strings i use for solo violin/cello are very good and natural sounding depending on the play style selected. i use virharmonics pretty much exclusively now for those solo instruments, although their price reflects their quality.

they simulate bow stroke and i use key switches when needed to switch between up and down stroke.

a lot of work for them goes in to setting an appropriate velocity for the note, the length of note (some are quantized, but a lot are not to get a more natural ending to a phrase) and when to use vibrato/ non vibrato. at lower velocities they tend to have a natural crescendo / diminuendo based on the progression of the bow across the strings. they also have different selectable play styles which are more/less aggressive or have more/less vibrato.

they're releasing a viola this year which i'm looking forward to, and hopefully a bass after that.

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003



4lokos basilisk posted:

you don't have to have goals or something to accomplish with music or any creative art, it's completely enough if you are enjoying yourself while you are doing it! david lynch said this as well

the guy has a point with repetitions, but on the other hand there is the concept of ostinato, which is a musical thing where you repeat something and it psychologically becomes something different (i don't know how to explain this well)

i agree with this. i don't usually have a goal when i start something except maybe 'this would sound neat/i want this kind of tone for this.' other times i just start noodling around on a keyboard or throwing down semi-random notes, listening to them, then refining them to make them sound better to me, then doing that again.

yeah repetitions aren't bad. in a lot of music there's a constant repeat throughout it, but the perception of it changes based on whatever else is going on. i've certainly listened to stuff and thought dang that was a cool key change in the repetition only to go back and listen again and realize it never actually changed.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)
Ultra Carp
I've been trying to work more with my hardware, but it seems like whenever I actually feel like working with it, that's when Lola is feeling super affectionate, and walks all over everything while I'm trying to work on it!! If I shut the door, she sits right outside the door and protests loudly.

Anyways, I just did this. When I was recording the input from the sq-64, I accidentally had the drum track receive all midi, but it ended up sounding kinda cool, so I kept it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9_-KrHwFHs

February Album Writing Month is coming up... is anyone else planning on joining in? I've done it for the past three years, but I'm not sure if I have it in me this year.

InternetOfTwinks
Apr 2, 2011

Mess with the best, die like the rest
I'd settle for a whole rear end song, still getting the hang of this composition thing. Get too distracted noodling around half the time I sit down to work on music haha.

InternetOfTwinks
Apr 2, 2011

Mess with the best, die like the rest
After getting a little time to sit down with the 1010music Blackbox and gently caress around with it: holy poo poo this is suuuuuch a better interface for setting up samples. Think tomorrow I'm going to sit down and figure out how to set up the Electribe to run samples from the Blackbox out to it, run them through the Electribe's FX and resample what I get. Should be able to get some pretty gnarly drum sounds that way.

EDIT: Wait it has automatic multisample recording of instruments through generating it's own midi/cv? Hooooly poo poo this thing is dope

InternetOfTwinks fucked around with this message at 05:12 on Jan 24, 2023

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


we're going to do another weekly stream in a couple of hours https://cohost.org/thawkins/post/900688-telecharger-livestre

click if you think you might like krautrock


re: album writing month. i have been doing the weeklybeats and other weekly music creation things and i decided to take a gap year this year to just make myself finish some things that i have wanted to finish for a long time. maybe not in february, but i have been working on some stuff every week and it seems it is progressing, if slowly.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvZA3OHLcrY

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)
Ultra Carp

I like it. It kinda makes me want to fire up the hardware and start jamming myself.

I was messing around with the SQ64, and this came out. For some reason, I decided to try adding some bass and guitar to it. https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/bios-update-failure

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] Me About OS/2 WARP
very rough sketch, just got an hour or so into it

dnb remix of XG's Shooting Star:

https://vocaroo.com/1fjUXS66THgv

its a rapper-based group so they're really on the beat

the original if you'd like a frame of reference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7spCJxloLY

Laserjet 4P
Mar 28, 2005

What does it mean?
Fun Shoe
https://google-research.github.io/seanet/musiclm/examples/

yeah

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


i blanked out for 4 hours and then this was on my computer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X6FaDJRodo

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


im_sorry posted:

I like it. It kinda makes me want to fire up the hardware and start jamming myself.

I was messing around with the SQ64, and this came out. For some reason, I decided to try adding some bass and guitar to it. https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/bios-update-failure

i v much like, v cool, i dont have any advice for getting better but I Enjoy!!


lmao

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


yeah it is very not there yet. but it's cool for inspiration nonetheless

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


despite echi's blatant attempt to take over my gimmick, i am still going to do a livestream tonight - tuesday night - where i do some synth jams https://cohost.org/thawkins/post/939154-telecharger-livestre

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply