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Archive for May, 2012

How To Put Kong Pads On Separate Tracks

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 31 - 2012

Hey, Hey, Hey!! How are you enjoying the wonderful weather…it’s been rainy here, but between the rain is beautiful sunny sun :)….

I’m working on some dubstep tracks today. I know for what I’d like to do, Maschine and Reason is the fastest route this morning. There is a movement in music with house, club, pop, and dubstep. I’ll be posting a little more about them collaboratively. I try to be a well rounded producer, and of course I want to share the new new for those venturing in other directions outside Hip Hop.

It seems whenever I start software I haven’t used in a while, I wind up learning something new about it. I’ll spend about 30 minutes before I start the beat. This keeps me up to date and fresh on the program. Practice also makes new updates and changes less of a challenge.

For this mornings practice I loaded up Kong. It’s been a while since I used Reason’s Kong , and I’ll need to add effects to the individual drum pads. First I’d like to place each pad on it’s own mixer channel. Once this is set up, I can route effects to them from the rear Reason Panel. I found a video explaining, and it is definitely a wonderful find. The producer that uploaded the gem is signed to Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Label. His name is Bigg Vic and it seems he got his deal from his beat making videos. Be sure to stop by and subscribe, he’s got a lot of valuable info on his channel:

Vnewton on Youtube

Beat Status. com Interview with Bigg Vic
Interview with Bigg Vic So So Def Producer

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later…

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Live Help Today 1pm Est-4pm Est

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 29 - 2012

Great day to you and I hope you had a wonderful long weekend in remembrance of our soldiers….

I’ll be on for live help today if you have any questions or suggestions or just want to shoot the breeze hit me up in the i.m. box below :)…this is a one on one service I offer when I can. It’s not a chat so only you and I will see your questions…

** May 29th session has ended **

****** Will Do Live Help again really soon…you all are great!! ***

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Music Theory Lessons: Beginner

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 23 - 2012

Here comes the summer heat, it will be 90 degrees on the East Coast this weekend woohoo!..and,and,and… MsTrisMusic is 4 yrs young next week. Can you believe that? lol… Time flies…I will be doing live help Tuesday. If you have anything you’d like to discuss let me know….

I realized today how much this site has been helping me grow. Finding great production information to post about, is allowing me to learn a lot more about music than I imagined. College courses are adding to that knowledge and I have an open mind to many new techniques. I am working at a 4.0 pace, but I have to admit I have struggled with math for years. When I entered college the first round 🙂 waaaay back when lol… I kind of avoided math as much as possible. This time around, my counselor was not having that! I am conquering my fears and learning the concepts which will take me further. I am really relieved that learning the fundamentals again allows me to succeed in my math course.

I found out I had what’s called ” Math Anxiety”. The first week we all had to write a short essay about this anxiety stage. I noticed that the same feelings I had about math, I kind of had about some parts of music theory. I’ve been posting here about chords and making up my own ways of learning theory. Now I see that I need that solid foundation I told you all about. I have so many ideas in my head and I just can’t quite get them out the way I want. It’s weird, but the math course is helping me understand theory more. Maybe because music theory involves many math techniques. I IV ii, 7ths, and the circle of fifths comes quickly to mind.

Now that I have gotten over the math hurdle, I figured it is time to jump deeply into music theory. After searching for what seems like forever, I found the lessons I wanted. I was looking for someone who teaches music theory from the very start through more advanced lessons. So many good musicians on Youtube are sharing valuable knowledge. We are very lucky to have this technology to learn from. I found a complete series for those beginning music theory. I find them easy to follow and easy to retain the information. Here are the first two lessons to get you started. Do subscribe and I hope the lessons help you as much as they are helping me:

Music Theory Lesson 1

Music Theory Lesson 2

Once you get to the main channel, the rest of the videos in the series are listed on the right sidebar. (suggestion:I added them to my playlist so I can watch one after the other.)

Topdoginuk’s channel

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later…

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Free Plug-ins: Tal- Togu Audio Line

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 21 - 2012

Hey hey! What’s happening with you? It is music month again..only one course through mid June yaaay! I am so excited to get it started this morning. I’ve been stepping into dubstep and dance music deeply. I’ve been working on making my own rises and transitions. Shout out to fellow producer and emcee extraordinaire Drag for reminding me of Togu Audio Line. TAL has some awesome vst plug ins which are useful for dubstep and more…

FREE plugins! New Drum n Bass & Dubstep sounds with TAL NOIzeM4K3R in Ableton Live by Eric’s Art & Technology

Get your Free Togu Audio Line products (donate if you like them 🙂 ):

TAL Products ..FREE VST Plug-Ins

Happy Beat Making To All….
Pz Til Later!~

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Reason 6 Mixing Master Class

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 3 - 2012

What’s happening with you? I am sitting here trying to get my day started…just heard my boy T_Sizzle #55 Terrell Suggs may be out for the season BOOOO..You all know I love my Ravens football…. wishing T Sizzle a speedy recovery for sure..

I think Reason 6 is one of the best releases from Propellerhead. There are so many options for music production and audio recording. I just wish I could use vst instruments inside the sequencer. This video really breaks down mixing techniques in Reason 6. It’s a full master class, over an hour. Go grab some food and drink…sit back and enjoy…

Reason 6 Mixing Masterclass with Gary Bromham

Always remember if you don’t have Reason 6, this is still worthy of watching. The techniques can be used for any mix project.

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later….

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Free DAW! Studio One

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 2 - 2012

Great Day to you! Here is a chance to get to know Studio One. Presonus is offering a nice FREE version of their easy to use DAW, Studio One.

Studio One Overview

This is the version I started with before I moved on to version two. Here is a list of features offered:
(List is from

Studio One Free includes the following features:

    Elegant single-window work environment
    Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
    Unlimited Audio and Instrument (MIDI) tracks
    Unlimited FX channels
    Two simultaneous inputs and outputs
    Unlimited inserts and sends per channel
    Single and multitrack comping
    Multitrack MIDI editing
    Track list with presets and mixing-console link
    Track Transform (advanced freezing capability)
    Content browser with search, user tabs, and preview player
    Automatic delay compensation
    Easy-to-use sidechain routing
    Presence virtual instrument with 100+ presets
    Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
    Real-time audio timestretching and resampling
    Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
    Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic—or create your own key commands
    8 Native Effects audio-processing plug-ins:
    Beat Delay – Tempo-Synchronized Delay
    Channel Strip – Dynamics Processing and Equalizer
    Chorus – Mono/Stereo Chorus
    Flanger – Stereo/Mono Flanger
    MixVerb – Mono/Stereo Reverb
    Phaser – Stereo/Mono Phaser
    Red Light Distortion – Distortion Processor
    Tuner – Instrument Tuner

Go to Official Presonus Site To Download Studio One Free

Let me hear some of the beats you create :)…

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later..

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Introducing Ms.Tris Beats a Hip Hop Producer, Artist,and Blogger from Baltimore, MD. Currently producing for a host of Maryland\'s hottest Mc\'s, and artist from all over the country. Her music is in demand to the who\'s who in Baltimore Hip hop. Please enjoy your visit as Ms.Tris takes through her musical journey of production, hiphop and life....



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