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Fl Studio 11 Is Here…. OOH!

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 24 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

What’s happening my great and super producers? You know my thing has been a lot of school and little music. It’s been down to once a month it seems, however you know I’ll let you know about the musical goodies along the way. Also many have been emailing me and a few have been commenting. Although my post writing time is limited, I am always available for help. Just comment or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible…..


From the ImageLine Website:
FL Studio 11 is a complete software music production environment, representing more than 14
years of innovative developments and our commitment to Lifetime Free Updates. Everything you
need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music.
FL Studio 11 is the fastest way from your brain to your speakers.

Notable New Features

Performance mode – Trigger Playlist Clips live using a mouse, touch screen, typing keyboard or MIDI controller. Supports APC20/40, Launchpad, Lemur, Block, Maschine/Mikro, padKONTROL, Traktor Kontrol (and more).

Multi-touch support – FL Studio and some plugins now respond to Multi-touch with Microsoft gesture functions supported.
Playlist – 199 Playlist tracks, increased from 99.

Linking includes MIDI input port – Links now remember the MIDI input port used to avoid conflict between controllers.

Playlist & Piano roll – Horizontal & vertical movement locking. Shift is horizontal lock & Ctrl is vertical lock when dragging items.
Piano roll – Glue notes, Mouse wheel velocity, Monophonic step entry mode & Chop chords tool.

Right-click data entry – Most controls now allow a Right-click option to type in values.

Plugin Picker – Right-click to open a plugin and its presets in the Browser. Start typing plugin names to highlight entries.

Mixer – Page Up/Down keyboard keys cycle through the current mixer track’s plugin windows.

Options – Play truncated notes in clips restores notes overlapping slice points in Pattern Clips. Click and hold functions. GUI animation level now selectable from sober to entertaining.

I am off to install on two Pc’s , then back to my class finals….

Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~

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Reason 7 Is On The Way

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 12 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Wonderful morning to you! It’s rainy and I will be doing animation all morning, clearing the way for some DYNAMIC BEATS later on. (which reminds me, I have a lot to share with you about Dynamic Producer!!!)..


I upgraded to Reason 6.5 finally back in November. I am loving it and use it combined with Maschine drums by way of importing drums and rewire. I think the only thing Reason needs is the implementation of VSTI. With the addition of Rack Exapansions I am not sure this will ever happen. You know me if there is a work around I will find it!. Looks like Reason 7 may be a key to using anything external. I am excited about this because I could easily have my VSTI’s on my laptop and use them inside Reason with this update.

To think I almost got rid of a few things like the Micron and Motif. Now I can use them inside Reason 7…woo hoo 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~

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Studio One 2.5 and Native Instruments Maschine

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 1 - 20131 COMMENT

Happy Friday and first day of March..Spring is on the way!

I am setting up new templates today. I finally have gotten my schedule where I can actually make music again yaaaay! lol….. School has been very time consuming because I am in my coding and animation classes. I can’t promise anything right now …but I am still a 4.0 college student musician blogger ha ha :)…..


I am really starting to like Studio One 2.5 more and more. I rewired Reason 6.5 this morning. This is something I have been trying to do forever. I had to use the 64 bit version of Studio One because Reason 6.5 is 64 bit. This was a bummer because so many of my VSTI’s are 32 bit only, including Maschine. I decided to download and install a 32 bit version of Reason to work with Studio One 2.5 32 bit. While I was waiting for the download I found a cool video showing how to set up Maschine inside Studio One 2.5

This is a very nice video. He points out a few things I did not know about Studio One 2.5. Thanks DroFontane of Vip Soundlab! * This is actually a whole new way of setting up Maschine with all the instruments on separate mid channels going in and out..really nice.

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

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I introduced Audible Mention a few months back. I had the honor of doing a guest post in September. It’s all about adding “The UMPH” to your drums. I added a video as well. Here is an exerpt which links to the full article:

Are you the greatest drummer that ever graced the planet? Oh the dreams of super producers like us! Though we may not be sitting behind a 50 piece Pearl set, there are ways to add spunk to your thump. Let’s imagine that you have created a basic 8 bar pattern. You’ve got your Drums That Match and Knock . You are now ready to add something to spice things up a bit. This something is what I call “The Umph”.

The “Umph” can be anything that meshes with the frequencies of your main pattern. For today’s post I started with a basic kick and snare pattern. I have some understanding about the frequency range of drums which our Audible Mention host explained as:

“20-10k is where you will find that sexy shimmer on hats and cymbals.

10-5k is where you’ll find the sound’s presence, meaning how close it seems to you. More importantly how close it is to other drums.

Continue reading the full article here

Be sure to bookmark ” Audible Mention”. There is valuable engineer information weekly!
Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later…

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Woo Hoo! I Can See The Light of Day :)

Posted by Ms.Tris On November - 20 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

It has been a long minute.. I know I! The “Life” part got super crazy for me in October. I had to deal with classes and the passing of two family members. One being my 3 year old malti-poo dog who was with me 24 hours a day. I mean this is the dog everyone called my little stalker..ha ha..I moved and she moved. No one ever had to look for her, because she’d be right at my feet.

I took that really hard, and still had to push on with music, college, and life. I think I told you all I got two puppies 3 year ago. Well the second dog moped and grieved so bad, we decided to get another one. We found one in Pennsylvania Dutch Country straight from a farm. She can’t replace my “Puppy Bear” but she really helped me rise from the funk I was in. We named the new puppy Ju Ju Be. We almost named her Malti-Monkey..rofl she is quite wild…

I really missed you all, and I tried to get a few post in. Minutes and my mind just would not allow me to type anything worth reading :(. One great thing about me..I am resilient as an athlete!! No stopping here, and I hope I encourage you to keep on through hard times.

The work I managed to do last month is still awesome. I am maintaining my 4.0 in courses. To my surprise Web Design and Interactive Media includes audio and video!! Wooo HOO again!. I have tons of things to share with you. I will most likely post 1-3 times a week until I get things rolling smoothly again. I’ll be back in a few with a guest post I did for “Audible Mention”.

o.k. now that I am back, WHATS been Up WiTh YOU???? Those in the US are getting ready for Thanksgiving..but I wanna hear about the beats you’ve been cookin 🙂

See you in a few..
Ms.Tris Beats

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Maschine 1.8 Now Available!!! Woo HOO

Posted by Ms.Tris On September - 24 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Hey all!..I’m back at it…just wanted to let Maschine users know that 1.8 update is out ..check your service center AND email for your free Massive!..Letz Go..!

SaintJoe from gives us a nice overview of what’s new:

Maschine 1.8 Update – Software overview and first look

Be back in a few with more goodies…gonna finish updating..

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz til LAter…

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I hope your unofficial end of summer weekend went great. Happy Labor Day to ya!! I have some interesting things to share with you from last weeks Sheila E. concert. I’ll be posting a video up before the end of the week….I am also seriously busy starting today, I’ll fill you in on that too…

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Well Well 2 the WELL!! Look what we have here! I admit I am such a fan of great musicians especially the ones who make hip hop in melodic fashion. If you have been on Soundclick in the past 4 years you have surely seen the name Johnny Juliano. He’s been topping the charts with almost each uploaded track. Johnny has also produced records for Wiz Khalifa and other industry artist.

What makes Johnny stand out from the rest for me is he incorporates Funk into his grooves. What I mean by that can only be referenced by listening to the artist of the 80’s. Anything coming from Princes Purple camp, or the wonderfully funky George Clinton crew. They use melodies in a certain way that heavily relies on manipulating scales in a moving manner.

The second thing that caught my ear are Johnny’s amazing mixes. I love the strong clarity that can be noticed in each beat. All this from inside Fl Studio? WOW…You can hear a collection of some of his works here:

Recently Juliano has been sharing tips and tricks. He’s released his first mixing video as many producers requested. The video touches on the basics of mixing inside Fl Studio. Hopefully he’ll continue to release them. You all know I am a strong believer of “each one teach one”. Thanks Johnny for sharing your knowledge!

Wav Pirate FL Studio Tutorials: Mixing (Levels)

Remember the techniques can be worked into any DAW. The whole idea is to leave room for each sound frequency included in your mix.
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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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