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How to 'blast' music on speakers for mixing, living with parents

Hey music people I'm wondering if you maybe have figured out a solution to this issue I'm having. Basically I need to master/play electronic music on my studio monitor speakers, usually at a VERY LOUD level so I can hear if all the frequencies are where they should be. I'm living with the folks and they got super pissed when I was doing that in my closet. So I moved outside with the speakers facing away and they were still pissed. Keep in mind this is all in the middle of the day. [more inside]
posted by wavecal22 on Feb 27, 2014 - 22 answers

 

What's a better alternative than GarageBand for iPad composing/recording

I like to compose songs on my iPad. I lay down tracks with various virtual instruments on GarageBand for iPad and then I sing over those tracks. But I am looking to go beyond Garageband for iPad now... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Jan 14, 2014 - 13 answers

What is the DJ trying to do?

Help me understand electronic music! [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Sep 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Sonic Masterpiece Albums

With Fall around the corner I am looking for some new music to drive to and take long walks with. I listen to a lot of music but find myself returning to many of the same records. Most are sonically complex and feature lots of layers. I like the fact that I feel like I hear something new after the 1000th listen of the Fragile. What albums sound as good to you after the 100th listen as they did when it was new? [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Sep 28, 2013 - 35 answers

Gear geekin

Starting package of gear for live electronic music? [more inside]
posted by aesacus on Aug 30, 2012 - 7 answers

FL Studio: How to perform live?

DAW/ConcertFilter: Help me take music I've written in FL Studio and perform it live. I'd really like to avoid walking onstage and pressing "Play". [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Aug 10, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I take this from my browser into real life?

I'm having a ridiculously fun time playing with Audiotool and am learning a ton about desktop production. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on May 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Making a rap beat in Reaper

Walk me through making a simple rap instrumental in Reaper using free VSTis. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Feb 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me make better electronic music.

Help me move forward in producing electronic music. [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Dec 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Terrific string arrangements within pop songs

I'm looking for pop/rock songs that make fantastic use of backing strings.
posted by Iridic on Sep 1, 2011 - 25 answers

What are the best programs for electronic music production?

What are the best programs for electronic music production? [more inside]
posted by wooh on Aug 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Electrohouse techniques?

What is the simple way of explaining electro house production techniques? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Jun 24, 2011 - 3 answers

How to mix super-loud source tracks?

How best to assemble bastard-pop/mash-up style mixes from source material with heavily compressed dynamics? [more inside]
posted by Lazlo on May 29, 2011 - 4 answers

$0 recording studio

Help me construct a computer-based hip-hop production studio for $0. [more inside]
posted by audiodidactic on May 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Home Electronic Music Studio - DA signal paths and other questions.

Re-building my electronic music home studio with a new computer at the heart of it. Have lots of pieces but not sure of optimal setup/signal path. [more inside]
posted by erebora on Feb 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Spectrum Lasso?

What is the spectrum lasso tool being used at 4:00 in this video?
posted by phrontist on Feb 2, 2011 - 6 answers

EDM scene and College?

Whats a good college with a good engineering program and is close to a large EDM (electronic dance music) scene? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Dec 28, 2010 - 12 answers

IPad as Music Production Hub?

What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers

How did they get that Steely Dan sound?

How did producer Gary Katz get those Steely Dan records to sound so much "cleaner" than the other popular music being recorded at the time?
posted by Joe Beese on Oct 26, 2010 - 10 answers

I want to write those songs that annoy you. Help?

I think I have a knack for writing really catchy, radio-friendly pop songs. How would I go about getting, say, Britney Spears to sing one? [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Sep 9, 2010 - 9 answers

take it apart

What are some blogs/posts/videos that deconstruct the production of specific songs? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Aug 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Producers just get paid A LOT right?

How does music production/songwriting work? For pop? For rap? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Aug 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Using a keyboard as a synthesizer?

How can i use my keyboard more like a synthesizer to produce music? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Jul 4, 2010 - 7 answers

What one single most typifies 80s popular music production style?

What one single most typifies 80s popular music production style? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Mar 3, 2010 - 74 answers

Sampler Platter

If you were a hip-hop producer, what song(s), artist(s), or sound(s) would you sample? I am having a lot of fun creating beats on my computer and am looking for some inspiration. I am already making full use of Pandora, Last.FM, Sample FAQ, WhoSampled, and FreeSound but am hoping for something a little more serendipitous. Answers could range from a complete 4 bar rip of a favorite song, sound effects from an obscure sci-fi movie, or the sounds heard in a Tokyo subway. This is about your aesthetic taste, not mine. Bass lines, explosions, laser guns, piano runs, orchestral movements, movie quotes, kick drums, laughing babies, bring it!. Answers do not include debates on sampling as music, copywriting, or Fair Use. Help this bedroom producer find the next killer sound.
posted by jasondigitized on Jan 26, 2010 - 21 answers

Super Producer

I want to learn more about music production, specifically hip hop / electronica. I have my head around the basic equipment that is required, but know nothing about the techniques and workflow that a producer like Pharell / Moby uses. I can quite easily put together a 8 bar loop using Reason / Live with my Akai and Oxygen. But it sounds like a cheap loop. I want to learn about the elements in a good arrangement, composition, the tools and techniques used to get a professional sound, and the workflow that producers use to build a song efficiently from scratch. Learn me more about hooks, compression, managing samples, recording vocals, appregiators, etc. At the end of the day I would like to create a song that is radio ready while having fun and not breaking the bank.
posted by kaizen on Jan 4, 2010 - 11 answers

How was Merriweather Post Pavilion made?

Electronic music production. How, for example, were the sounds on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion made? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

How much does a professional music producer cost?

What's the price range for a professional music producer for a rock band? We're looking at working with one producer but want to be sure we're getting a good deal. Are there any questions/features we should be asking the producer about to make sure we're getting a good deal? Right now he's telling us it's about $1500-$2000 per song, is that the going rate? [more inside]
posted by dcruzin on Nov 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Getting started producing electronic music?

How does an absolute beginner get started making electronic music? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Oct 28, 2008 - 24 answers

ObscureTVmusicfilter

If anyone can help me identify a piece of TV music from the early 80s, you all can. [more inside]
posted by evilcolonel on Oct 25, 2008 - 1 answer

help me find some cool drum sounds

ProducerFilter: i'm looking for inspiration and influences for my drum sounds. what electronic/dance/rap producers have interesting, unique, forward-looking drum sounds? [more inside]
posted by messiahwannabe on May 5, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I get paid for producing an unsigned artist?

I have co-produced a 5 song collection of songs for a friend, who is not in contract with a record label currently, but hopes to get signed. If this should happen, how would I make sure I benefitted financially by the investing my time and expertise into creating this record?, as well as collect any royalties to follow? Would a signed agreement between him and I be enough?
posted by JamesMCS on Mar 16, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I easily and effortlessly find out DEFINITIVELY if a song is in the Public Domain for free use in a TV show?

Here is an example... My Boss: "We want to use the Can Can song. Our music guy has done a recording for us. Is it in the Public Domain?" Me: "Yes. The composer, J. Offenbach, has been deceased since 1880 and if we are doing our own arrangement we are fine." My Bosses Boss: "About 5 years ago, I tried to clear this song for use in a TV production and discovered that it was NOT in the Public Domain. Elle Vator, can you research this and let us know the answer two months ago?" [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator on Dec 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me learn to properly mix tracks.

Help me learn to properly mix tracks. [more inside]
posted by thedaniel on Jul 13, 2006 - 17 answers

Help me get started making drum and bass/idm.

MuFi has got the best of me - help me get started making electronic music, particularly drum 'n' bass/idm. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 12, 2006 - 15 answers

How can I found out about remix contests?

Does a "remix contest" blog exist? Are there any music production type websites that keep up with this stuff? [more inside]
posted by ernie on Mar 7, 2006 - 10 answers

I want to be on TV

Have you noticed all the cool background music in television commericals these days? A lot of it is electronica, some ambient, some house, some trip-hop, etc. Who creates all of this music, and how do you break into the 'Television Commerical Music Production' business? How can I drop the hot beat for the next L'Oreal commercial?
posted by jasondigitized on Dec 13, 2005 - 18 answers

Reliable CD manufacturer?

A reliable CD manufacturer with quick turnaround? [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Oct 26, 2005 - 7 answers

How to find cliche background music that sounds like fake old TV commercials

Audio Production filter: I'm looking for background music for an audio project. The problem is, I don't know how to describe it. It's what I would call '1950's americana marketing music' or maybe 'bouncy happy super-retro cliche music'. See inside for a link to an example... [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Aug 20, 2005 - 19 answers

How does Sigur Ros get that sound?

How does Sigur Ros get that sound?
posted by Tlogmer on Apr 16, 2005 - 19 answers

Explain to me, what is "production" in music?

Explain to me, what is "production" in music? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Jan 4, 2005 - 21 answers

Breaking into the composing-music-for-soundtracks biz?

Is there any particular way to break into the composing-music-for-soundtracks biz?
posted by Tlogmer on Oct 11, 2004 - 4 answers

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