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Gary on 2001-05-15 18:32 [#00006504]

Im lookin for a bit of advice on what
kind of equiptment to get to make tunes
with, I had a mc-303grovebox but the memory was pretty
small, so I got rid of it, bad move. I dont have a heap of
money to spend, i would like to try it, ive been big into
electronic music for years and i think its time to have a go


SWAI from Denmark on 2001-05-15 18:33 [#00006505]



Glitch from New Zealand on 2001-05-15 18:39 [#00006506]

if youve got to use software dont use fruity loops for gods
sake, it might just be me, but its over hyped and it sounds
Way too cheesy, fine if thats what you want.

Id suggest hardware, there are too many people making
electronic music without hardware, and you can usually tell
who they are when you hear them, I say get a cool analogue
synth, and some effects racks and a drum machine.

I have two synths, both Korg's, and analogue with absolutely
no midi :) and a newer midi controlled synth/workstation
that fucks up with my midi setup, I hate midi >: (

but I tell you this, you can get some wicked sounds with a
old analogue, Mono synth if your willing to play around with
them, and thats where the fun is.


ptolemy from canada on 2001-05-15 18:52 [#00006508]


i think your view of fruity is a little narrow-minded. all
of my tracks have been made there (and yes, some of them are
shite) and i think theyre pretty solid.

dont get me wrong, fruity is extremely limiting, but in the
right hands(not necessarily mine :) you can do some cool

i wouldnt mind going external either...but alas, software is
free, and hardware most certainly isnt.


Gary on 2001-05-15 18:53 [#00006509]

i'll be defo goin with harware alright,
just cause i think its more fun to twiddel with knobs.
I'm gonna regret posting this :)


Syllable#5 on 2001-05-15 19:21 [#00006517]

Once you have the right equiptment to produce and record
your music, try bying either a sitar or hurdy-gurdy. Their
sounds are really wonderful.


ptolemy from canada on 2001-05-15 19:26 [#00006521]

exactly...go buy a sitar


hevquip from a crabs carriage on 2001-05-15 20:19 [#00006527]

right now i have an mc303, an hr16 drummachine coming in.
then i'll buy a tr707 drummachine, probably an ms1 sampler.
i'd like to get a tg33 module and rs09 synth and another
keyboard synth of some sort.


Gary on 2001-05-16 14:16 [#00006564]

thank you


wizards teeth on 2001-05-16 14:39 [#00006565]

Hey what is wrong with fruity loops.

I find that some nice sounds can be generated from this
programme as long as you put the correct samples in.

See ya


phiz from Amsterdam on 2001-05-16 16:08 [#00006567]

get a Yamaha SU10 sampler and a Roland CR8000, i picked them
up for £150, ancient but more than do the job, also stick
the drum machine through some guitar effect pedals. you can
pick them up for pennies.


Glitch from New Zealand ( ) on 2001-05-16 17:21 [#00006570]

shush Phiz :)


po{e} from the uk on 2001-05-17 17:29 [#00006639]

yeah, i think that software sucks, the real skill is making
them on synths and modules.

i want a JP8000, that has so much shit on it......


niwT xehpA from 7 on 2001-05-17 20:04 [#00006646]

I use FruityLoops 3 a lot to make some of my shit. Of
course I am not at all satisfied with most of my work. Then
I bought a Korg MS-2000 Analog Synthesizer, and it's really
good. Now I'm also going to get another analog synth plus a
drum machine; along with some other sound modulating
hardware devices. I'm also going to use FruityLoops 3 to
generate some cool sounds, and nice symphonic scales. All
in all I would say that if you use a combination of
hardware/software you'll have a good studio set up. Anyway,
good luck in all of your musical ventures. By the way, I
also got a CD full of sound appz, gonna be sweet.


8d8sa8 from u.s.a on 2001-05-17 20:07 [#00006647]

fruityloops is good for making beat and sound patterns. it
also comes with an array of sounds that one can fuck around
with, and make some unique shit. but fruitloops sucks for
mixing. if you use acid or cooledit for mixing your work
that would be your best bet.


Theifofalways from Germany on 2001-05-17 21:22 [#00006649]

I would definately have to agree with phiz
on the use of old guitar pedals for your drum machine, most
of the big guitar companies put out tons of cheap pedals and
effect racks for guitar. when glam rock went the way of the
dodo they stopped making alot of them, but if you shop
around in second hand shops you can still find them, they
are easy to use and if you know anything about electronics
you can experiment and improve em, also theyre made to be
used with your feet and it frees up the hands, you can
preset 6 or 7 sounds and still have your hans free, just a


hevquip from a crabs carriage on 2001-05-17 22:09 [#00006651]

i know about the pedals, but i was wondering what other
external effects there are to get. i like things with knobs
and sliders, but not modules or rackmounted effects
processors. any good ideas?


Fresch from Trondheim on 2001-05-17 23:40 [#00006654]

Use Dreamstation!
It rocks...


Gary from wrapped in tinfoil in a microwave on 2001-05-18 11:24 [#00006695]

lovely stuff; my sis is into guitars and she
has a heap of old pedals so thats me sorted on that
front,i'm going to see if i can get a drum machine, 303 an
anaologue synth, yamaha are ment to have a savage machine
too, forget the name
Btw: you get a great sound if you wrap a tape recorder in
tin foil,press record put it in the microwave..and put the
power up!!


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