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Studio One Pro: What’s Inside?

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 6 - 2011

Happy Friday To All!…it’s beautiful here today woohoo! I’ve been out and about all morning, back inside to get some mixing done. I’m trying out a different DAW today. When I had the Alienware PC, I bought a Presonus Firestudio Mobile because the computer had a firewire port. I keep hearing firewire is better than USB, so I figured why not. I hadn’t gotten around to trying the software which came with it, “Studio One Artist”. After sitting down with it for the last two days, I am pretty impressed.

Presonus has really made an intuitive program. I am loving the drag and drop features as well as quick and easy time stretching. There are many more features even in the beginners Artist version. The Pro software is loaded with more effects and the ability to load vst plug ins. I’m thinking about upgrading later on, until then I’m checking out a few videos.

Mastering With Studio One

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Easy Transition New PC Set Up

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 2 - 2011

Well..Well.. and Well ..! I am finally smiling and doing many mental cartwheels over here. Remember I told you I was getting an Alienware?..Well I did:

…And was it a beauty inside…unfortunately I started loading all my programs and the pc wouldn’t start after 3 days. I was very upset. By the 4th day I got a blue screen!.. I sent the thing right back but had to wait an entire month for a replacement.

I know Alienware pc’s are super reliable over all; but, after my bad experience, I decided against ordering another. I wanted a maxed out G5 doesn’t every producer want a MAC :)…To build a custom G5 with all the specs I wanted would have cost me around 5,000$. WOW..too much for my budget indeed.

I looked around for a few deals and settled on a Dell9100.

I love it so far! Whisper quiet,super fast, plenty RAM, and great for handling several task at once. My transition to this pc has been flawless. Many of you may be upgrading so here is a quick check list for making pc set up easy and breezy..

1.Back up all your work.
2.Purchase or use an external drive
3.Add all your antivirus/anti malware programs to a folder on the external drive
4.Download all latest drivers for your software and hardware into a folder on the external drive. (Pay close attention if you need 32bit or 64 bit)
5.Gather all installation cd’s and dvd’s
6.Save an HTML file of your internet bookmarks and download to a folder on the external drive.
7.Download latest version of your browser ie;firefox etc. Download all toolbars you use for your browser

Double check that you have all the LATEST programs, drivers, toolbars, serial #’s, and software for your new pc. If your old pc is functional you can make a list of installed programs etc. before trashing it.

When your new pc arrives:
8.Install all antivirus/anti malware software and be sure your firewall is turned on.
9.Begin to install your drivers, browsers, bookmarks, and programs as instructed by manufacturer.

If you have tons of software,plug ins and other programs…CHECK CHECK CHECK that your new pc will shut down and start up properly after loading a few.
Do this throughout your installation process. This will make it very easy to track down any problematic installs.
10. Make a recovery disk.

This little check list helped me so much. It usually takes a full day to get things set up properly, so be sure you have the time to really get technical. Another important thing to remember if you have several external drives.Rename the drive letters on your new pc to whatever they were on your old pc. This way your new pc will have the same drive paths as your old one.

I’ll be spending a few days fine tuning things as well. I should be back to regular post by this Thurs.

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later~

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Corey Gunz: Son Of A Gun On MTV Tonight!

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 28 - 2011

Hope all are safe with all the tornado warnings and landings through out the east coast…please be careful if you are traveling….

You all know I love Corey Gunz flow…his MTV series premiers tonight at 11pm EST. His father, Peter Gunz will make several appearances through out the season as well.


Here is a sneak peak ft. Nick Cannon.
Son Of A Gun Sneak Peak Episode 1

..Should be interesting, since he’s just beginning to work after receiving his deal..and how about that trailer? I can’t wait to watch

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

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Key Chords: Chord Progression Discovery App

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 25 - 2011

Hey Hey ..feels like we skipped spring and went straight to summer

I’m so happy to tell you, that I’m well on my way with my guitar lessons. I know four chords, but my lil left pinky is still stiff as a board. I’m doing the dexterity exercises a lot this week.

I think I have found the jackpot of chord progression help :-). It’s a site, as well as iphone app which gives you common chord progressions to use in your music.

It’s guitar based, but of course you can play the same progressions on piano or any instrument. I’ve been on the site daily since I found it. You can place your own chords for progressions and hear a demo of how it sounds. You can also do random progressions by “rolling the dice”. Here is a screen shot:

This is amazing! The official site There are several handy tools for musicians, so click around..

The direct link to the online Key Chords software:Key Chords

The app is only 1.99 from the itunes store. I’m going to download the app as soon as I finish this post..woo hoo!

Happy Chord Finding To All…
Pz Til later!~

New Guitar Player? Here are few helpful items to get you going 🙂

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Producer Gee Wiz and Signif: Significant Wizdom

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 20 - 2011

Hey Hey Hey All! Whats good?.. Remember when I got my camera I recorded my 1st interview with producer Gee Wiz? Well he’s been making moves, networking like crazy. He produced a few songs for Milwaukee native/NYC based, emcee Signif’s album “The Transition”. They have teamed up again to bring you an awesome dose of pure hiphop “Significant Wizdom”. I’m listening to my download now and it’s DopeNezz! (Yes Im bringing the word Dope back 🙂 )…enjoy…

Download “Significant Wizdom“:

Signif can be found on Twitter at @Signif. Gee Wiz can be contacted at @GeeWiz86.

Happy Listening To All.
Pz Til Later!~

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Piano Chord Improv

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 19 - 2011

What’s up? I’ve been out and about this morn running errands enjoying the warmer weather. When I returned, I didn’t know what I wanted to work on first today. I have been requested to do a few pop tracks. WoW I’ve been amazed at how fast I’ve been getting basic ideas down. The reason it’s been easy is definitely knowing a few chord progressions. Since I posted about chords and theory this week, we may as well check out more while its fresh.

Here is a video explaining how to use improvisation. If you have studied music theory you may have read or heard the term ” I IV V”, meaning the 1 4 5 chord progression. I know I have, and I still hadn’t gotten it down. After watching the video, I can find the “I IV V” chord progression in many scales…woo hoo!

Piano Improv Chord Progression Improvisation

The video is from PianoMother Youtube Channel. She is giving away valuable lessons in a way you will remember quickly. I also agree when she implies that we need to be able use the knowledge and techniques. I have been studying and know a lot more theory mentally. This means nothing if I can not sit down and play what I’ve learned on piano or guitar. The only way to do this is practice, practice, practice.

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

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Beat Thang Virtual:New Software

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 14 - 2011

Spring has Sprung! Yay to that… I love nice weather..

I am so excited! I’ve got a new new toy… I received an email from the BeatKangs promoting the new version of Beat Thang Virtual. I have just installed the program and it really looks promising.

I have to get up and running with it, so I am checking out a few getting started and user videos.

Beat Thang Maker Tutorial

Check out Super Producer Rocwilder who works with the Beat Thang Virtual:

To all the Beat Thang Virtual users expect to see plenty of post about it now.

If you’d like to jump ahead and purchase please click the link below. Remember all purchases you make through my links help support the mstrismusic site and keep things free..

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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