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August Blog Carnival 2008

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 12 - 2008


Whats a Blog Carnival?…..
That’s the same question I asked when Dr. Pisano from MusicTech asked his Me bloggers to be a part of one. A blog carnival is like an online magazine. It gathers authors of various blogs to add post about a particular subject. Once all post are submitted, they are published under one title.

We are in this months carnival, and I am reading through all the entries today. Stop by and check out the post ME Tech August Blog Carnival it’s all about music, and the subjects are very interesting so far!~

To find out more about Blog carnivals
Blog Carnival.Com

Always remember to leave feed back or comment on the post you love..

Happy Reading..
Pz Til Later..

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How To Recall Hardware Cable Connections

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 12 - 2008

Good morning all…hope you’ve been banging out nothing but hits!~ I have a lot of things in store after this week. I’ll be getting one of those screen recorders for tutorials, adding new beats,graphics, and more drum kits. I’ve started 3 projects, and things are going smooth.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, pictures can also save you from a thousand headaches..When I first bought my Mpc, I didn’t have a clue about midi connections to my sound modules. Once I finally got everything connected, I took a picture of my connection. … Read the rest of this entry »

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John Chow Olympic Opening Ceremony Post

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 10 - 2008

If you missed the opening ceremony, please google to see it, or visit NBC.Com…man oh man was that a marvelous show… I was reading a few blogs about the Olympics and John Chow has a few amazing photo’s posted… enjoy!~
John Chow.Com Olympic Ceremony Pictures

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August No GuTs No GloRy Emcee Battle

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 9 - 2008


Do You Have What It Takes??

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How To Make Money For Your Studio

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 7 - 2008

Good morning all!~ It’s 9:30 am EST, and I’m preparing for an early morning session. We usually start around 10:00 am. Yeah I know.. to early to blast some music, and you are feeling for the neighbors. No need to worry…. this is not an ordinary session. I am renting my studio to a hot producer, as well as teaching him how to use software. I don’t charge much, 1/2 price of the average recording session, and it works great for both of us.

There are tons of ways to make money while pressing on to that multi platinum production deal. Although we’d all like to do music just because we love to, I don’t see anything wrong with making a few dollars along the way. Especially when there is equipment to buy and software to upgrade.
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Fl Studio 8: Adding Mpc Type Swing

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 6 - 2008


The Akai Mpc series is well known for the” swing” effect on the drum tracks. This technique was made popular by DJ Premier in the early 90’s. Since it’s arrival , adding swing is a must for classic Boom Bap type beats, a staple to East Coast hip hop. Many producers such as Pete Rock, J Dilla, and 9th Wonder continued to keep the swing factor heavy.

The basic theory is based upon a shift in certain elements of the rhythm. Professional drummers may call this a shuffle or stutter pattern. The Mpc has made this easy to do under the timing correct function, allowing the producer to adjust the percentage and amount of swing with a turn of the Data wheel. Fl Studio also has a few preset values to get you started.
For todays tutorial we’ll take a listen to a snippet of 9th Wonder’s production because he uses Fl Studio to achieve the classic swing feel.
Murs and 9th Wonder’s 3:16

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There are many options and ways to do this in software. The concept is to “shift” elements of the drums left or right ( earlier or later) of the current time signature value. How much you shift the drums affects the amount of the swing.

I will start with a 4/4 pattern at 96 tempo. I add a kick, hat, and snare then make a basic hip hop pattern.


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Are You An Organized Producer?

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 5 - 2008

What’s up to all my readers, producers, artist… Last week, I am admitting to the act of being a “cell phone ” shopper. I was running in the dollar store to pick up a sketch pad, (yes finally the graphics shall arrive 🙂 )…. and my cell phone rings. As much as I don’t like folks who hold up lines, or drive slowly because of the cell phone..I was caught by temptation and kept on talking.

I know I’m not talking loud, and I made sure I kept it moving while browsing the aisles. When I arrived in the school supply section, I looked for the pencils first. In the middle of a sentence..(remember I’m still on the phone), I was blown away… A 12 pack of ” Sharpie” permanent markers $1.00 !~ No one could pass up a deal like that. It was my cue that I needed to label some cd’s, and clean up the hard drive soon. I picked up the sharpies, some pencils, and a new sketch pad.
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