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Audio Samples / Free Samples Vs. Paid
« on: May 06, 2015, 09:41:10 AM »
Now, personally I typically make the samples I use myself, however to those of you are solely relying on outside sources of Samples, and sample packs is there REALLY a significant difference between a GOOD free sample or pack and a GOOD paid sample or pack?

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Guitar / Recording
« on: May 06, 2015, 09:37:51 AM »
Mostly out of curiosity, but also to maybe try out some new things I was wondering. Do you guys use the same guitar and set up for recording that you do live or is completely different? For me I use a Dean Vendetta 4.0 w/floyd rose for recording and for about half of any live set I do, although I use multiple guitars live so I can swap them for different tuning. I have access to all of my guitars when recording but for me, that is the only one I'd ever consider actually recording with. And to anybody who does jump around from guitar to guitar for recording how do you feel it effects your process and sound?

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Speakers / Budgeting; Home Studio Speakers
« on: May 06, 2015, 09:29:41 AM »
What could be more important to a home studio other than a way to actually listen to what you are working on? I know that I've seen some post around about people asking about what speakers they should get, or stay away from. So for the home studio these are my picks, with links and prices.


Entry Level: KRK RP5G3 ($299 Average/pair)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FX7MMRO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00FX7MMRO&linkCode=as2&tag=compurecorstu-20&linkId=YTEAADPFA5HLXTAV


Mid- Level: Yamaha HS8 ($340 Average/one)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DCYMVB2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00DCYMVB2&linkCode=as2&tag=compurecorstu-20&linkId=7V47S5SELOYFBLLN

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Microphones / Budgeting; Home Studio Mics
« on: May 06, 2015, 09:22:46 AM »
I recently have gotten my own home studio set-up, and while looking to set up as a hobbyist I wanted quality, but the price tags on most high-end audio/recording equipment can be pretty scary. But with some research I was able to find some budget, quality equiptment and here I'd just like to share what I personally decided to go with for both condenser, and dynamic.

Condenser: Audio Technica AT2020 ($149 average)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D6RMFG6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00D6RMFG6&linkCode=as2&tag=compurecorstu-20&linkId=3IZQPWQ6765FVZAJ


Dynamic: (You guessed it) Shure SM58 ($99 average)


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CZ0R42/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000CZ0R42&linkCode=as2&tag=compurecorstu-20&linkId=C57Q7KUT2TSWJKYC


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Digital Music Production and DAWs / Budgeting; Reaper
« on: May 06, 2015, 09:16:33 AM »
For those of you putting together a home studio on a tight budget but are still looking for effective and quality methods, and results I could (and do) recommend Cockos Reaper. The software is exactly the same no matter which license is purchased, so home-recording musicians are given the same exact capabilities of commercial enterprises. It's priced at $60.00 for Home-studios and I've even seen it discounted in the past so if you keep an eye out, you would be able to get it cheaper. All of this on top of it's easy to use, easy to pick up UI and set up makes this a great choice for those of you looking to set up a home studio and don't want to spend an arm and a leg.

Official Site for reaper: http://www.reaper.fm/

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Mastering / Re: Home studio vs standard studio
« on: May 05, 2015, 06:29:38 PM »
At home, but then again I'm a hobbyist at this point in my life - in my hayday I wouldn't have accepted anything less than a professional built-to-purpose ran by guys with certs, rep and examples of their work. But now adays, it's just too time consuming and expensive especially concerning the fact that I don't (try to) sell any of my music, a lot of it I don't even release.

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Speakers / Re: Best Speaker To buy,HELP!
« on: May 05, 2015, 06:24:57 PM »
I've heard good things about these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051WAM64/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0051WAM64&linkCode=as2&tag=wirerealm-20&linkId=ZC57BB5OORUFKLZK although I haven't personally used them myself so you will have to do some research yourself or maybe someone else will have direct experience with them.

A pair I have owned for my home studio and can vouch for, are these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DUKP37C/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DUKP37C&linkCode=as2&tag=wirerealm-20&linkId=NZUKEHUGH7LUDF3R
Probably the best speakers I've ever owned, but like it was mentioned before you didn't list a budget so I'm not sure where either of these fall for you.

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I don't know any DAW app for iPad or mobile. But seriously, Garage Band on iPad is still efficient! I use it for songwriting when I'm not on my desk.

Plus one to this comment, garage band is my go to on iPad, always like the interface and ease of use which is even more so important when you are on a mobile device with limited resources

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Digital Music Production and DAWs / FL Studio VS. Pro Tools
« on: May 05, 2015, 04:29:09 PM »
What do you guys think? I'm looking into setting up a home studio and I'm torn between these two DAWs to start with I've been doing a lot of research but I'm still unsure of where to go if any of you with direct experience with the two programs could throw me together a short Pros/cons list that would be a great help to me!

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Microphones / Rode NT1A
« on: May 05, 2015, 04:23:18 PM »
There seems to be a pretty good deal going on right for the Rode NT1A which I have been looking into getting for a while now, I found it here: http://www.samash.com/microphone-deals/rode-nt1a-1-studio-condenser-microphones-rnt1ampxx

Do you guys think that is a good deal? Should I snatch it up?

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Guitar / Re: Standing or sitting?
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:12:27 AM »
I very rarely have played and acoustic standing up haha, feels kind of awkward and I've never had to perform live with an acoustic guitar either so between necessity and comfort-ability I have no reason to not sit. I think a lot of people would probably agree too, whenever you see a video someone play an acoustic guitar they are typically sitting down, come to think of it other than live performances most people are sitting down when they play ANY type of guitar...

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Website Promotion / Re: At Home Music Production
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:08:56 AM »
---Hey u guys let check my tropical house track. I made it with 125bpm. That's ridiculous or genius :)))
https://soundcloud.com/dhapism/yeu-min-fromst319-paml-remix-freedownload
How about u let share some knowledge about this gesnre

Talk about a necro, but I did check out your track - sounds great man I really dug it. Keep up the good work, I think you should probably post this over in artist promotion or something though

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The Music Industry / Re: Studio Drama
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:05:03 AM »
Never really thought about it to be honest, whenever I've been in a studio it's been strictly business as hard as it gets I feel like it important to both consider making music as a job, and to separate my job from my personal life so that things don't get mixed up and complicated. Anyway, sorry about the situation but it always gets better.

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General Music Discussion / Re: Anybody else done with the radio?
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:02:15 AM »
Yeah, I've been done with radio since I was about 13 years old and discovered that you will find the best music elsewhere, I do however use pandora but to be honest, even that gets pretty tiresome. Sure, it has a much wider range of music to be played but you still end up listening to the same songs, over and over throughout the day but at least you get to control what you are listening to much better

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Well I'll say this - if you are trying to do production professionally, audacity is not the route to go but it does have enough features, is user friendly and is of course free so it is indeed worth checking out if you are working on music as a hobby and have a tight budget to do so, but otherwise I'd go straight to the big guns and eat whatever loss of profit you need to at first

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