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How To Mix Inside Fl Studio

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 28 - 2012

Hey Hey my great producers! It’s going to be extremely hot over the next few days. Please be sure to drink plenty water and take the heat seriously. It looks like we’ll have record breaking heat by Saturday…..


I’ve been rolling out a few bangers lately using FL Studio 10. I must say my mix is getting a lot better. Once you begin to understand the frequencies, monitoring, and how to use effects it gets easier. I am still seeking a wonderful mix straight from my production software. I think this helps a lot when you need to work fast but efficiently. I’ve come up with a few techniques which are working for me. I found a video which is close to what I do and is an easy way to start for those new to mixing ” inside the box” using FL Studio.

Mixing and Mastering Preperation Basic Tips for using FL Studio 10


Tyler Clark has a nice YouTube channel featuring his production and tutorials.Stop by and check out more when you have time.

Remember many techniques you see here can easily be transferred to any DAW or Production program like Reason. Also nothing is set in stone and you may come up with your own way to do the exact same thing. If you are doing tutorials please share a link and I will help you promote it.

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

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How To Rewire Fl Studio and Reason

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 15 - 2012


Great Friday to you! It’s been a full week for me. I managed to end math class and make a few beats. I used Fl Studio all week, and I wanted to try some sound design with Reason’s Malstrom synth. I had the rewire going smoothly, but was only using one Reason track at a time. Today I’d like to set up a template with multiple outs from Reason to Fl Studio. I’ve mentioned How To Rewire Reason To Various DAWS before.The first video showing how to Rewire Fl Studio and Reason isn’t visually clear. Here is another video that is precisely done for Fl Studio and will help take things a step further. I am sure watching both will get the ball rolling for me this morning…

Tutorial: How to Rewire Reason into FL Studio Tutorial

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later…

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How To Select Studio Monitors and Place Them

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 7 - 2012

Hey you! What’s great in music this week? I’m working diligently on music as I get closer to my one course ending. After this math class, it’s back to two courses and less music..boo to less music but Yaaay to more knowledge…:) A little reminder: When I skip a week of posting, I am deeply into two classes. My schedule is 5.5 weeks of two course then 5.5 weeks of one course. Please know that I work hard to leave you plenty information to check out if I’ll be away. I appreciate you holding me down by visiting, emailing, and commenting.

Wow!! I’ve been back on my trusty program Fl Studio 10. I am loving the mix I’ve been getting. One thing I’ve learned this week is to leave plenty headroom everywhere. I had been mixing way too loud and loosing all kinds of frequencies. I’ve also been setting my monitor volume lower while mixing to avoid ear fatigue. Fl Studio’s plugins are awesome as well…the parametric eq2 is very useful for all instruments! We’ll surely get into more post about how to use the included effects…they really work when you learn how to use them…

I have the KRK Rokit 5 monitors and the M-audio Studiophile Av 30 in use in my lab. I haven’t posted enough about monitors here. It is extremely important to be able to hear what your beats really sound like. Every set of monitors handles different frequencies in different ways. It’s good to get an idea of what monitors do and how to place them in your studio. I found two useful videos to share all about monitors, and placement:

Studio Monitor Speaker Comparison

Monitor Speakers. Selection and Placement.

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later…



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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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