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?
posted by kbbbo
on Sep 28, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
Walk me through making a simple rap instrumental in Reaper using free VSTis. [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Feb 11, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What are some blogs/posts/videos that deconstruct the production of specific songs? [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Aug 21, 2010 -
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
, Sample FAQ
, 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 -
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
with my Akai
. 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 -
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 -
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?
posted by dcruzin
on Nov 6, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there any particular way to break into the composing-music-for-soundtracks biz?
posted by Tlogmer
on Oct 11, 2004 -