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How To Rewire Reason To Various Daws

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 13 - 20104 COMMENTS

Good morning all! What a rainy week we’re having on the east coast 🙁 ..can’t complain because it makes it easy to work inside..

I’ve been using Native Instruments Maschine all week. I have it as a plug in inside Reaper. It’s a cool set up, and I am almost ready to do Maschine tutorials.

I have my template set. When I open Reaper, I load a template that has two Maschine Vsts, Kore Player, and Fl Studio. I really love the work flow now. The thing is I’d also love a few of Reason’s sound modules. The Malstrom, Subtracktor, Nnxt, and Dr.Rex would really complete my set up. 🙂

I have never gotten Reason to Rewire to any Daw without doing a search. I guess it’s time to really understand how to do this. I’ll need to look at a few videos so I can remember the steps needed to add Reason.

Here are a few videos that may help others out. I have added some of this info before, but I thought it’d be cool to have most of the info in one post:

Reason w/Protools, Reaper, Ableton, Fl Studio,

Reason Rewired To Protools

Reason Rewired To Reaper

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Fl Studio 9.1:Club Banger Tutorial Part 2

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 6 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Well Well the week is almost over .. I had a productive one I must say. Let’s get right back to it. This is a continuation from yesterdays:

Fl Studio 9.1:Club Banger Tutorial Part 1

I’ve started my beat with:
basic drum pattern, added a “lead” melody, added some effects, some percussion/ sound fx additions, and breaks to the drums.

Today I’m going to continue building the track starting with an additional melody which really flows in an opposite direction than the first. I am using the same notes F,G,G# and C * :-)* from yesterday.

This melody will be a “counter melody”. It will play at the same time as the main melody, but be more as an addition which I can vary through the verses:
Added a counter melody

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Fl Studio 9.1: Club Banger Tutorial Part 1

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 5 - 20101 COMMENT

Hey Hey Hey! 🙂 It’s a beautiful day with all the sun. It’s Wednesday already, the week is flying by for me. I am looking forward to the weekend because my family is big on holidays of any kind lol.

There is something about Spring, Summer, sun, and fun that makes me want to make happy beats. I am sure you’ve heard the term Club Banger lately. I usually ask the artist what type of beat do you need? 90% answer ” I need a Big Club Banger!”.

There are many options when creating a track that will go over well in any club. You can start any where you want when creating them as well. Some may say it’s all about the tempo and rhythm, some may say the chorus/hook is the key. Other folks may say it’s all about the melody.

I think it’s a combination of the above. If I’m sitting down to make a club banger, I follow a little mental template:
The tempo has to be fast enough to make people want to hit the dance floor. Above 90 bpm is a must..
The hook must be catchy and easy to remember.
The melody must be simple and one that will make people say ” I can’t get that song out of my head ” 🙂

Next you’ll have to think of the type of club banger you are making. I find in today’s hip hop, most club bangers are a mix of dirty south, r&b and pop.

Let’s listen to a snippet from Ciara’s “G Is For A Girl (A-Z)” produced by The Y’s and Justin Timberlake:

Really catchy, danceable, nice tempo.. Ciaras club songs are always fit for dancing. This tracks uses a consistent melody through out, with added synths, percussion, fx, piano,and bassline when the hook comes in. It’s a real simple concept, once you get an idea of how to start, you’ll be able to make these in no time.

So how do I go about creating something similar?….

I’ll start by finding the tempo. I select a small loop using my sound editor program, save it,and insert it into a Fl Studio sampler channel..

I’ve chosen part of the hook. It’s has almost all the sounds used, including added percussion etc.

I use the “detect tempo” function to find approximate BPM/tempo:

G is For Girl is 93-94. From here I could start with a melody, the drums, a bassline, or a nice orchestra hit. If you’ve been following my tutorials, you know I like to start with drums. For my beats, the drums are important and I like them to have a certain feel before I start the rest of the track. When I do club bangers, the drums don’t have to be as elaborate, so I’ll let the melody to drive the song.

I add a simple hi hat, nice clap,and Kick to pattern #1. ( for tutorial purposes only, I’m using the same basic pattern that’s used commercially for club type hip hop tracks did, I will change this for final beat) and begin working on my main or “lead” melody.

Basic Drum pattern for club banger:

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Fl Studio 9.1 Released!

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 29 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Good morning to all. I had plenty rest last night and I know I’ll get about 3 beats done this morning. It’s going to be a sunny 70 degree day, I’ll definitely work hard for a few hours, then enjoy a little sunshine 🙂

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I am excited to check out all the new features in Fl Studio 9.1. There are a lot of updates in this version. I was thinking, wow! they could have named this update Fl Studio 10. They’ve added a cool new Synth called “Harmless”, bigger mixer view, better browser features, and so much more.

A while back started a new tutorial series by The Fl Studio Guru. He gives tons of tips that are quick and to the point. With this release he’s done a nice video featuring the top ten additions:

The Fl Studio Guru- Fl Studio 9.1 Top Ten New Features

Purchase Fl Studio 9.1 w/10% MsTrisMusic Discount:

New Users Purchase FL Studio 9.1 w/ MsTrisMusic 10% Discount

For loads of Fl Studio Tutorials, check out one of my favorite Fl Studio tutorial site:

Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~

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New Mixtape Download: Game “The Red Room”

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 26 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Hey all, how are ya? It’s so rainy here today…I’m out and about doing the mobile blogging 🙂

I knew we could expect more music from Game once he dropped 400 Bars last week.

Well here’s the link to the 20 track mix cd “The Red Room” hosted by DJ Skee exclusive today on:

I can’t wait to here it..enjoy!

Happy Listening To All
Pz Til Later!

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R.I.P Guru of Gang Starr

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 20 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Legendary MC Guru passed away yesterday from cancer. Such a sad thing to hear. I remember many Friday nights fellow hip hop heads and I would spend analyzing his lyrics and trying to imitate Premeire’s beats. Check out some of the Gang Starr classics that helped shape the sound of hip hop during that time:

One of my favorites Gang Starr :
Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal (right click to download)

Gang Starr: Full Clip
….talk about head nod material.. Many new producers may not know, but Gang Starr made the the infamous Mpc swing style so popular!

Gang Starr – You Know My Steez

Gang Starr – Code of the streets

I had planned to do a dirty south tutorial today…after hearing this news I’m definitely crate digging instead. My prayers go out to Guru’s family and friends..

Pz Til Later All!~

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The Game:400 Bars Download

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 15 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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WooHoo The Game has a new cd coming out June15th. He dropped this single today. I reeeaaally really like his flow in general, and the beats he chooses. He’s always including the classic style of head nod beats, and westcoast styles for his mixtapes, as well as major releases.

Here’s the download link…The beat is crazy, reminds me of Wu…enjoy
The Game 400 Bars

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

p.s.. 3 comments waiting, I will answer those today or morning, so be sure to check back 🙂

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