Anybody know where I can find some quality kicks for Hip-Hop/EDM?
@hybridext, I didn’t mention you failing at your market or… whatever you’re talking about again. I was merely pointing out your lack passion for music and you’re still bragging about your serious business skills. I don’t care about that. Talking about the music industry today, considering most of it is crap isn’t really a good argument. How can anyone that loves music would be envious of someone talentless? It’s cool you have dignity though, but I prefer to listen to quality, not how much money you have or whatever. What a waste.
@hybridext, @beyond, @Manimal, it’s just music.. relax people. It’s meant to be fun not be the best at. You guys all make me laugh, music is based on how a certain person perceives your music. So, how can anyone’s music possibly be “better” than anyone else’s music. Just enjoy it.. who cares where you got a degree from or what you got a degree for. Do you really believe most “popular” producers/artist went to school for music?
@beyond, There is a new business model and you have to adjust. Quit the tired old “the music industry is dead” stigma. The 3 major labels left still own over 80% of the market.
This was about ‘bedroom musicians’ such as you and Manimal. The type that make tracks as a past-time when they’re stoned. They are the bastardization of the DAW era. The day music became universal, people like you began to exist.. with all your Massive, FM8 garage-bandey, apple loop warts.
And frankly, I’ve had enough of the pair of you. I’ve been using HE for the past year just viewing stuff and I’ve seen a slow shift in power to key ‘celebrity’ figures like you two, where your egos run wild.
I digress though, your music was somewhat more bearable than Eli’s. A darn sight more original, too.
@hybridext, Oookay! I don’t know if my ego runs wild when I hate people that take themselves so seriously, but you have a point when you generalize that everyone makes music nowadays. I usually don’t converse with know-it-alls, but I’m still wondering why every motherfucker in these music circles are so egocentric and annoying. I’ve met a lot of people like you.
I mean, how does one usually talk with guys like this? Bla-bla, music industry isn’t dead, bla-bla. I said the music is crap, not that the industry is dead. Where do you even get those ideas like I’m talking to myself? Are all in this business front morons? If they are, I might have a bigger chance if I didn’t know how to talk too.
@beyond, Yeah it’s fun, that’s why I do it. I do apply other people’s tricks and I do mimic stuff, the main reason I like working with my own stuff is that I have full control and get clean source sounds.
Effectively using odd found sounds (field recordings) is impressive, I’m really fascinated by that stuff, but I can’t pull it off in a satisfactory way. I’m more of a melody guy, it’s in my blood haha.
That song of yours is rad. I love the yodels. Unlike most IDM these days, it’s got a nice rhythm and firm beat, not just chaos. I like it a lot.
I think mastering would actually just subtract from the sound, the dynamics and raw sound fits really well. The stereo treatment is a bit lacking in my opinion, but other than that it’s all good.
I don’t think I talked about any mastering tweaks though.
@hybridext, Pretentious? MOI? Hehe.
Dude, you’re the only one bragging and telling tall tales.
You have a high profile in the city and a rental studio? Wow man, tell that to a homeless person, maybe he’ll be impressed. Nobody gives a shit, Braggovic.
Sound design is a lucrative business for those who know how to make a good deal. Due to the sheer number of second phase consumers and their referrals (yay, free advirtisement) the money stream keeps flowing. And there’s no publishing cost for me, the middle men take care of that stuff. They make the big money, but I get away with little time and effort, it’s a win-win situation and allows me to be more productive on other stuff.
I don’t buy cookie cutters, I make and sell them.
It’s not my main source of income though, but I could easily live off of it.
I don’t want any of your “knowledge,” you’re just a pompous, self-proclaimed, probably fake small fry producer.
The only thing I do in my bedroom is sleep, I make music in my studio. I don’t do drugs. I don’t use NI synths, and I’ve never had anything made by (cr)Apple in my whole life. Most of the stuff I make isn’t even close to EDM.
You just keep pulling more and more nonsense out your ass.
If you’ve had enough of us, why do you keep coming back for more? You little masochist, you. You know you like it haha.
@stevenv, I have a good one. Joke, I mean. For quite some time I had to make music on a pc with a crappy noise coming from my video card fan, and it sounded like an electric drill. So I was whining in my mind the whole time how I want the fucking noise to disappear so I could focus and compose something. Finally, after I got used to the noise, I decided to buy some piece of shit fan and installed it on my video card. I was happy for about 5 minutes. Right after that I realized that there’s no fucking room for my sound card to fit into the motherboard, because of the new video card fan. NOW IT’S ALL QUIET.
By the way I really enjoy your “Its all Alright” beat.
@manimal, I’m sure you posted about mastering on another thread. And I usually don’t touch the eq or use compressors, because I make things worse. Like I can’t touch it just a little bit or it annoys me. I was never into audio engineering, since I enjoy more to just play and the only stuff I usually like from my recorded stuff is improvisations I kept. If I spend more than 30 minutes on something I don’t know how to finish I immediately delete it or it just stays somewhere and I hate it.
@manimal, It’s a pretty good porn too. I like doing it, but if it sounds good the first time I do it I can’t dare to touch it afterwards, or do the same thing, or recreate it the exact same way when I want to improvise again. Fuck, even when I improvise playing a keyboard I want my nervous playing recorded, because it seems like a true expression I can learn from afterwards. Unfortunately I still have a stage fright so I can’t kick much ass as I’d want to. Maybe if I put on a mask of a cartoon mouse I’ll manage.