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Anyone make beats?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by callmelucid, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. callmelucid

    callmelucid Regular Member

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    I was wondering what programs you use to make cool beats especially with lots of glass breaking bass :)

    not that i like the black eyed peas but make something that has bass like this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F444CELomo would be sick.
     
  2. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    I use Fruity Loops Producer edition (or XXL)

    and sony Acid to record and add voice effects
    as well as Garageband pro for the little add ons

    You should be able to make nearly any beat in fruity loops
    you may want to check out cool edit pro if you want to record voice

    depends if you're on a mac or not -- hit me up if you ever need any pointers
     
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  4. betster77

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    Cubase + RMIV + Redrum + Triton LE + Virus TI + Few VSTs. Going on 4 years. You can get that bass/synth sound cheaply with the vst vanguard. just tweak some of the presets a bit and you should get pretty close.
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yes . . . Same as blackmagiquellc. I use FL Studio (aka Fruity Loops). I create rhythm beds for a video production company. It's hands-down, the easiest program to create beats with. I even create my own drum/percussion samples by using combining existing samples and in Sony SoundForge. Great combo.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  6. E-yun

    E-yun Newbie

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    I used to make beats, I learned so I could make music for my games. I did it on and off for a while as kind of a hobby, but I haven't made any for a long time now. You can hear some of my old stuff here.

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=802528

    I used FL Studio.
     
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    Use Reason! by propellerheads
     
  8. FarmTeam

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    If you want to make little 2 dollar beats use fruity loops. If your serious though and actually are a musician(like play an intrument) then get something like Cubase or ProTools and some quality VST instruments as suggested above. Not that I diss FruityLoops, cause it is sorta cool for a cheap app and is great as a notepad for ideas but there are 2 limiting factors if you are serious.

    1. Written in Delphi, so you can only use it in Windows. So lets say a few years from now you decide to get a mac for whatever reason. You are stuck in that program. A better alternative to FL Studio would be Reason, for mac or pc.

    2. Recording. Once again you are limited. Reason has no recording abilities and FL studio sucks for editing (at the moment)

    So, if you really are serious learn a pro app. It will save you the learning curve and frustration in the future. If you decide later you like something about FL studio or reason, you can rewire into the other app. I learned all these goofball programs years ago, then when I decided to really get serious it was annoying cause I knew what I wanted to do but had to spend time reading manuals.

    Most people into music will f with anything. So lets say this year your into sequencing and sampling. Next year you might want to record your own samples, instruments or even vocals.

    If you were an artist, would you want to be stuck with a box of crayons, or would you want crayons, watercolors, pens, pencils and an easel just in case.
     
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  9. FarmTeam

    FarmTeam Junior Member

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    p.s. Part of that bass line is synthetic, its a common sound in most synth vsts that you can tweak. The other part you can tell was created by an actual bass guitar.
     
  10. betster77

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    ^^ Someone who knows what their talking about. Even Phead Reason becomes toyish at a certain point if you want a pro sound.
     
  11. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

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    Best beats - made on computer without instruments etc - come from Reason with a pad.. but its not like you take the program and its gonna make it for you. takes LOADS of practice.
    ProTool is good for mixing/mastering and recording not really beats making machine but sure.. many people make beats even on Acid.
     
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  12. Entrepreneur

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    I make breaks like they're going out a fashion. I start all breaks in FL studio and progress in Cubase for mastering and tidying up. I've been making tunes of sorts for years. Here's my latest track for those that care. (This is raw and 100% in Fruity. I still have to move this into Cubase and master it. Alot!)

    Code:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?nhm5n300z4y
     
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    Project 5 is what I use. I used to use Fruity Loops back when I didn't own a MIDI Keyboard, as I could just press a key on my regular keyboard, and it acted the same way.
     
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    Ableton with Logic 8 + vst's and sometimes reason.
     
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    I actually made a very close sounding sound using fruity loops. XXL producer.
     
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    If you need a newbie friendly software (but still powerfull) look for the Fruity Loops. You can download the demo at their page.

    I actually use Pro Tools + midi controller keyboard . You can get very good ones for $135 or more.
     
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    Nice thread, im been meaning to teach myself for a while now, downloading fruity loops will give it a try. I DJ psytrance and have my own club nights and organise parties so its about time i learn to make my own sounds! :p
     
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    wow lots of beat makers here

    I make beats too.

    I use Cubase 5 with Axiom 49,KRK 6",Fast track pro and Shure SM58
     
  20. tony-raymondo

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    sony acid