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ThisIs50.Com Presents “The Hit Lounge”

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 14 - 2010

I hope everyone steps their game up for this one… Get those drums knocking hard and the mix super..

image from ThisIs50.Com Home Page

ThisIs50.Com is giving new producers,songwriters and artist a chance to submit music. The session are live each and every Thursday 9pm: Check out the intro, and a full show ft. Joel Ortiz:

Click Here Thursdays 9pm !

The Hit Lounge Intro

The Hit Lounge 03/25/10 07:37PM

Hint: From the vids you can even get and idea for tempos and what types of beats and songs to send…do you, but don’t go to far left..make it rockin yall 🙂 Oh yeah its not just for producers …check it out
Click Here Tomorrow Night !

Happy Beat Submitting To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Misc:Gum Wrapper Prom Dress

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 13 - 2010

Wow this is creative:

I saw this on the news this morn. Elizabeth Rasmuson a teen in Iowa made this gown out of gum wrappers. She bought packs and packs of gum, gave them out to friends and collected the wrappers. She gathered enough to make this dress and a matching vest!

She lost count of how many wrappers were used after counting 200. I am pretty sure that has to be about 1000 wrappers between the dress and vest.

I say way to go .. she’s being different, staying creative, and most likely saving a pretty good amount of money..that’s thinking outside the box..

I’ll be adding more Life, Misc., and Inspirational Post this spring :-)..helps me to stay motivated and current
Pz Til Later All

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Chord Secrets

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 13 - 2010

Good morning to ya! How are things? It’s a cloudy day here which makes it very easy to work :-). I’m back on track, still fixing things with graphics on the site, but ready to roll this week.

As I get more into music theory it’s always good to find tips along the way. This is a little advanced, but it will help you get an idea of picture chords. The video is from Gospel music heavily relies on chords 1st ,then the melodies. Since chords are universal, learning these techniques are great for every genre of music.

There is a full course for the lessons be sure to check out more info on the website:
TUTORIAL: The chord secrets pros won’t expose or admit to

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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New Music: StressDollaz Prd. By Ms.Tris Beats

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 26 - 2010

“Turn It Up” Stress Dollaz produced by Ms.Tris Beats

Hey Hey all .. this is how I like to network. Stress was one of the 1st artist I posted about: feature-artist-stress. His manager reached out to me when I was a new blogger. It took us a while due to my schedule. I finally got Stress some beats, now we are rolling with some heat!
This has a super catchy hook…
Right click to download:

Other than Baltimore artist, I haven’t posted alot of music I produced on the site yet. Some projects I work on are complete albums. Since it’s a joint effort, I respect when the artist wants me to blast material or not. To all artist that I’ve done songs with, just let me know what you want me to post.

I’ve made a few more connections with new artist here, know that we will be moving on our songs soon. ( Purp Reynolds out of cali is next)

I will be adding much more now that everyone seems to be doing mixtapes. It’s the perfect time for music so you can play it your vehicles during nice weather 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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SoundsAndGear.Com Maschine W/ Reaper Setup by Saint Joe

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 25 - 2010

Well the week is almost over. I am in here working hard as usual. I have the Maschine fired up. I am learning this thing quickly. I must try not to overload you with NI Maschine stuff..but honestly I am loving this a lot!

Anther reason I purchased it, is due to Saint Joe over at He posted a video showing how to use Reaper as a VST Rack, controlling every thing from Maschine. Wow! This means I can rewire Fl Studio, Reason, and load plugins in Reaper while sequencing on Maschine. He explained the set up and included a template…

Native Instruments Maschine sequence vsts in standalone mode

I went back to his site and found a follow up on how to track everything out using Reapers ReRoute and downloaded the 2nd template:

NI Maschine tracking out beats like an MPC

When I had a day to go through Saint Joes site, I was impressed. He actually reviews all things we love about music production. He’s definitely a gear junkie like me :-). When I signed up for his site I started receiving free sounds the first day. I learned so much from him in just a couple weeks. He’s not only giving great reviews, but he responds to comments super fast.

I am sure every producer will find worth bookmarking. Head on over and remember to subscribe. Let him know MsTrisMusic sent you…

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Native Instruments Maschine

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 22 - 2010

I was really saving up for the Roland Fantom G Workstation. During the time my site was down, my trusty Asr-10 would not boot. I have had that keyboard for over 10 years 🙁 . When change comes sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I decided to dip into my Fantom money and buy an Edirol Midi Controller, a new KRK Rokit 5 monitor to replace a broken one, and a motu usb midi interface.

Before going to Guitar Center, I stumbled upon a few videos on NI Maschine. I was interested in this, but never looked into it further. After two days of researching and reading. I was completely sold.

I began to think of all the possibilities. For 1 third of the price of a Fantom, I could use Maschine, and as many sounds as I have on my hard drive. I took a look around my studio and thought long and hard about my set up. Where am I going to put another piece of large hardware?

I have mentioned how much I enjoy using hardware and software together. I finally understand midi connections etc. I found out that I could use Maschine to control vst instruments in Reaper through proper midi settings. This was the cherry on top for me!

I purchased Maschine and I love it. I’ve only been able to work on music a couple days in two weeks. I made 3 beats using Maschine within those 2 days. It was real easy to get started, something I was hoping to achieve with the Fantom. The greatest thing for me is no delay when playing melodies in real time. The software can be controlled from the hardware unit, with basically no latency.

There are a few things that could be improved. Another plus is Native Instruments can improve Maschine by updating the software. expect many tutorials on Maschine here once I really get started 🙂

Here are a few videos so you can see why I’m so excited:
Maschine Tutorial #1: Introduction

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Update: New Theme

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 22 - 2010

Woo Hoo how are all of you? We are back up and running with a new theme. I know some of you probably thought you landed on the wrong site this morn. Well I am so happy that MsTrisMusic.Com is back on track.

I am still editing the sizes of pictures and adding a few graphic upgrades today. I like this theme even better than the last. I will be talking to the developer to check about getting this one done in an exclusive design. That won’t be until later on. I have to make sure this works with wordpress updates first.

So far so good. If you get to a post that has pictures overlapping, please know I am going through 301 post 1 by 1 to fix this issue.

Thanks for your support and patience during down time..much love.
P.S. I will be answering all comments between now and Wednesday..

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

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About Me

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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