Originally posted by TheAssociate
Didn't see any sort of thread like this posted, so I decided to make one.
This is a thread for all the musicians, songwriters, and audio engineers out there to discuss our trade/hobby. All topics pertaining to writing and
recording music are welcome.
To kick things off here are a few questions:
1) What is your favorite effect (hardware or software) and why?
2) What is your favorite music software?
3) What is your songwriting process? (i.e. what do you do before you go into the studio to get the creative juices flowing?)
4) What is your favorite instrument (hardware or software)?
I'll go ahead and answer the above questions as they apply to me:
1) This varies for me depending on what I'm working on, but at the moment: Amplitube Metal. I can't afford a room full of amps, and this is the next
best thing. Also, it's a multipurpose effect: I've used it to process synth sounds, acoustic drums, and drum machine sounds as well as guitar. All
around useful effect.
2) Pro Tools LE. Wouldn't know what to do without it.
3) Coffee. Lots of it.
4) This also changes pretty frequently for me, but at the moment my Juno-106 is my favorite.
Feel free to add your own questions or bring up any topic you wish that is related to the music making process. The BTS music forum is underused, and
this is as good a way to use it as any. Hope all the musically inclined people out there enjoy this.
Firstly , great to see a thread like this on a forum like this. It makes it much easier for me to get my bearings around here. My music is in my
signature should anyone want to have a listen. A lot of it is free. I make electronic experimental music , but im still a stickler for a good melody
My favourite effect would be known as an FSU effect. It stands for F--K stuff up and usually messes with buffer overrides and does random things to
sound which you can catch , and manipulate further.
I started playing synth after i discovered "the model " by kraftwerk , and early depeche mode.
I program everything and micro-edit with automation on everything.
My goal is to create tracks that are both warm , but digital also , with strange futuristic noises , creating symbiotic textures , but also to make
memorable melodies that get under peoples skin........the simpler the better ( like the beatles )
I master everything as i go along , so i dont really leave it to some separate process at the end. I call that part " Quality control " and involves
mostly listening , and subtle EQ tweaks.
My favourite music software is FL studio. I enjoy making it do what the elitists say it can't do.
my songwriting process is that i work on at least 100 tracks at once , and i work on them for short bursts until they are done. No pressure ,
completely open-ended experimentation.
Favourite instrument would have to be the sequential circuits prophet 5 / native instruments pro-53 because its just so versatile and otherworldly
Check my signature out for 4 free albums and about 30 free tracks. Aurora is my new album , but it aint free =P
edit on 15-10-2010 by
Reconciler because: more info