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Next Screen Recorder Test and A Free Sample To Chop

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 14 - 2008


What’s up all…back at it with the screen recorders.. I’ve tried 2 so far. Here’s the third one, ” My Screen Recorder” and I think this one has knocked out the last one.

I’m making a beat today using Fl Slicer. This first video is the actual loop of the sample in Fl Studio. I loaded up an FPC, Fl Keys, Bass, and used the Fl Soundfont Player with “Cadenza Strings” Soundfont.The steps I took to make the sample=
I used an FPC midi loop for the drums to have a basic rhythm at 85 BPM
I played a chord progression A minor, G Major and F Major. Then I added a bassline, and some strings.


Now I have a loop to chop in the slicer. Here’s the loop for those who want to chop and make something with it…

Free MsTris Sample To Chop

and here’s how I am starting the actual beat…you’ll see me fiddle with the pitch, and even an idea for a bassline…and at the end I hit the sweet spot where I like the pitch of the sample…. this is pretty loud so adjust your monitors…

….hit me up with a link if you make something hot..:-)

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Digging For Samples: Beat Digging Doc

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 18 - 2008


Started the day with sample clearance info..next up.. ” Beat Digging Documentary”..
This one is 31 mins.. nice for all the crate diggers …Gives some history and many tips on finding hot samples.


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How To Get Your Samples Cleared

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 18 - 2008

The birds beat me getting up this morn, but I’m off into the music sphere early. To all my sample based producers that are on the rise, heres some valuable info on sample clearance.


Be sure to write down all the agencies, you may need them for that hit you just made.

How To Obtain Sample Clearance

Pz Til Later

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How To Use Samples In Reason

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On June - 17 - 2008

Last month we learned how to chop samples, today we’ll look at the many ways you can use them in Reason. Propellerheads Recycle is the most popular way to to edit samples for Reason. Recycle allows you to chop the sample, edit the filters, time pitch, and save as a Rex file. Once saved as a Rex file your sample can be loaded into Reasons various samplers, mapped out across your midi keyboard. Here is a short video which demonstrates some of the chopping capabilities of Recycle Read the rest of this entry »

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Fried Chicken and Beats??

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On June - 3 - 2008

I woke up this morning determined to make some good ol Fried chicken later for dinner.(all chefs feel free to leave some fried chicken recipes :-)…. Outside of several genres of art, I’m finding I love to cook . I did an interview a few years ago on NPR where I explain beat making to be similar to cooking ..

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….but …I haven’t gotten chicken to a “MsTris put her twist on that” standard. I remember seeing a story on New Orleans famous fried chicken from ” Willie Mae’s Scotch House”. Hmnn… I’m thinking “that’s the kind of chicken I wanna make!” I googled the recipe and came up with nothing. Seems Mrs. Seaton has kept her recipe secret for over 30 years. Her resteraunt was destroyed in the hurricane. People loved her and her fried chicken so much , they helped rebuild the landmark. She’s 89 and has passed the apron to her great grand daughter, but the chicken is still the best from what I’ve read. Check out this clip about her and her famous cooking.
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How this relates to music?
She truly has a passion for cooking and sharing her art with people. She’s obviously come up with something unique, even though it’s a popular dish. She put’s in the right mixture and creates her own masterpiece. This reminds me to continue to strive and do the same with music..
So the chicken is marinating, next I’m off to prepare the ingredients and cook up a musical feast. I’ll make sure my kicks are knockin, the snares eq’d, and my instruments are leveled before I make the beat. If I decide to use a sample, I’ll mix and eq that before adding it into the sampler. The sounds that you put into the beat is the recipe..the ingredients. Start with quality sounds for your beat. If you use muffled, muddy sounds, you’ll surely get a distorted beat. Once you get a solid “production recipe”, stick to it as the foundation and evolve your sound around that…. Great sounds in,your great style of “cooking up a beat”, and a great mix , may equal great beats.
I’m at a place in my production where I want to add ingerdients that make my ” ear candy” unique….Like Mrs. Willie Mae..I can’t give all my secrets, but I can get you thinking in new directions to give your music something different. I usually try to come up with new sounds to incorporate into the mix. I mangle some loops, or hum a tune in, or add effects. When you think about it,…..the possibilities are endless. Never be afraid to experiment with your music, just as chef experiments to make a new dish. Aighty I’m off to fire up the equipment..and cook up some new heat for the streets!

Pz Til Later
Happy Beat Making

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Producers Spot Light 2

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On June - 2 - 2008

20 Syl making a mean classic HipHop beat..This guy does it from scratch… I’ve seen this several times. I get motivated from producers like him…

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Wavosaur…. Free Audio Editor

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On May - 24 - 2008

Before you get the grill ready for the barbecue…(and a Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you too)..
Let’s do some editing for free. You already know about the Audacity Editor, and now heres a new one. I like trying out software, especially the new ones because companies are always trying to top the last release. Staying current with software,I am finding faster and easier ways to get to the quality I want.

Wavosaur Free Audio Editor w/VST Support

Wavosaur Free Audio Editor

This one looks to be a free answer to Sonys Soundforge. There are a lot of good features, especially the option to add vst effects.Brief Description:

Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing.
The program has no installer and doesn’t write in the registry. Use it as a free mp3 editor, for mastering, sound design. The Wavosaur freeware audio editor works on Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Head on over toWavosaur.Com and give it a spin. Go to the features page for an overview of the software. Notice the donate button…. If you find you are loving this software, make sure you go back and donate a few dollars.
Pz Til Later and Happy Beat Making To All..

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