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Practice Practice Practice!

Posted by Ms.Tris On December - 10 - 20081 COMMENT

Hey to all!~

I am determined to learn a few more chords on the guitar before January 1st. I haven’t been up on practicing in a little while. Well now it’s crunch time, and I am ready to roll.

I’m just getting to recent comments for this week, and there is one from the owner of a great site for musicians of all genres.


I am sure I visited the site before, but today I found a bunch of treasures that I will use in the near future… Stop by and check out the’s hard for me to stop reading, but I have to I prepare for todays vocal session, and Reason 4.0 tutorial…


Enjoy and Happy Beat Making With Lots Of Practice 🙂
Pz Til Later

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Pimped Out Mpc Post 1

Posted by Ms.Tris On December - 5 - 20082 COMMENTS

My mpc is Black.. I have seen so many mods over the past year. I’m thinking about doing something to mine. Not soon…just a thought..

This is a skin that will be available from

Here are a few videos if you are bold enough to do your own changes:

Needlewerk blue LCD screen MPC1000 modification tutorial

Faceplate Skin Install MPC2000XL

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til later

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Click Here For Live Help Sessions

Posted by Ms.Tris On December - 5 - 20082 COMMENTS

Here is the Live Help Chat widget you can use to get in touch with me. I have also added one to the sidebar —->I am usually available on Thursdays 11-4pm eastern timeunless I have a session. Talk to you soon…

If I don’t answer right away I’m probably at lunch..or break…

Pz Til later

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Fl Studio Time Stretching

Posted by Ms.Tris On December - 4 - 20082 COMMENTS

A lot of people have asked me how to time stretch in Fl Studio. Time stretching changes the speed of an audio file with out affecting the pitch. This technique is used heavily in hiphop for sampled beats.

There are many software editors that have the function such as Adobe Audition. Fl Studio developers have made it fairly easy, adding a few presets to get you started. I must note that Fl Studio Slicer will also do time stretching, between the two I think this way is easier if you are just getting into it.

Here is a video from Future Producers that walks you through with a very familiar sample:

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

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Setting Up Reason 4: An Introduction

Posted by Ms.Tris On December - 4 - 20082 COMMENTS

Hey all!~ Hope your Holiday week was great….mine was, and I had to get right to work immediately after…
The music is rolling full swing again, projects are started for 09, and I’ve been doing vocal sessions :-O… I know….. the vocal recording is a surprise to me as well, but so far so good…

Reason 4

I finally had a chance to figure it out. It’s basically the same as Reason 3 with a few great additions.

Todays post will be an introduction and we’ll get into our first Reason 4 tutorials early next week.

Expert Village Reason 4 Introduction

Reason 4 Basic Tips — powered by

Jason From Propellerheads: Basics/ Set Up Part 1

Jason From Propellerheads: Basics/ Set Up Part 2

Download Reason 4 Demo Here:
Reason 4.0 Demo Download

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

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Programing Drum Fills: Fl Studio FPC

Posted by Ms.Tris On November - 26 - 20082 COMMENTS

I’m off to a better start this morning. Working half day…. then I’ll become chief Ms.Tris Beats 😉 …

I’ve been practicing some nice chord progressions from this book:

“Funk Keyboards The Complete Method” By Gail Johnson

I’ve had it for a while and now that I know a little more, the progressions sound better. I’m getting my ” old school funk ” on. All I need to add is a full sounding drum rhythm.

I rarely use the FPC. After watching a few videos I will incorporate it often. Check out the tutorial I’ll be trying as soon as I’m done posting. He’s making a rock pattern. I’m going to branch off and make it a hip hop/ funk pattern instead.

Mellizano FL Studio Drum Fill Tutorial

Mellizino has a few more tutorials on his youtube channel:
Mellizano On Youtube

You can use this technique in any style of music, play around with it and make up some fills. Be creative try adding some effects like flangers and phasers.

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

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Reaper: My New Favorite Software

Posted by Ms.Tris On November - 25 - 20082 COMMENTS

Hey everybody! It took me a little while to get it going this morning… lol…. I’m so glad I didn’t turn on that playstation….on to the goodies..

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