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Fl Studio: Patterns, Playlist, And Song Mode (part2)

Posted by Ms.Tris On September - 29 - 20083 COMMENTS

Back at it with part 2 of Friday’s tutorial. By request I’m including the flp, the sample, and zip yaaay… I made the sample this morning using the slayer,fl keys, and orchestra string soundfonts.

In case you missed part 1 here is the link:Fl Studio: Patterns, Playlist, And Song Mode (part1)
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I have my sample loaded into the Fl Slicer, I changed the pitch, and played a nice sequence into pattern 2 which I have named “sample verse1”

I go to pattern 4 which I named “snare” and added some snares on beat with the sample. Next..I moved to pattern 3, and played some kicks using my midi controller. I now have 4 patterns..
2=sample verse1
3= snare 1
4= kick

They make a decent beat starter that sounds like this:

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Fl Studio: Patterns, Playlist, And Song Mode (part1)

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On September - 26 - 20084 COMMENTS

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In this tutorial I will show how I use the pattern and song mode in Fl Studio.

There are many options available. I always try to find a way that works smooth. If you are building your beats pattern by pattern, I suggest naming them as you add them. Also name your sampler channels when you add them as well.

I explained before that I use a 16/4 grid when programming or playing a drum pattern. To set Fl Studio to 16bars/ 4 beats, go to “Options” then ” Project General Settings” and change the number 4 in the first box to 16. (This setting is just my personal preference because it allows me to do more within a single pattern). You can try different settings when you get the hang of it, and see how it affects your rhythms…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mixing 2: Monitoring Your Music

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On September - 25 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all have a studio full of Genelec Monitors like this :

Town House Studios- London Featuring Genelec Monitoring system. Picture courteous

Well since I don’t, I have to make the best use of what I have. When I began producing I started with 49.00 $ pc speakers from staples. I would make beats that sound great in my lab, but in the car? I could hear all types of muffled kicks, and instruments that were too loud. On my path to a perfect mix, I learned that I need to “hear” differences in the frequencies of the sounds I use. I also realized my low budget Pc monitors just wouldn’t give an accurate response to certain frequency ranges.

After visiting several forums, I began to gather more knowledge about monitoring sound. I had no idea years ago how important studio monitors and headphones were. I finally invested in some Sony Mdr 7506 headphones, and I noticed a difference right away. The mix got a little better, but there were things that still needed fixing. I still use the Sony headphones but not for the main mix.

I am sure you have heard producers and engineers say “Don’t mix entirely through headphones”. I must agree with them. I had to learn the hard way, I continued to mix with my Mdrs, and I continued to wonder why does my kick sound crappy. One reason is, many companies make headphones for “enhanced” listening which usually results in a false representation of mid range/highs and lows. That means my kicks (low), and Snares/percs etc.(mid range/highs), were all sounding good but not accurate.
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New Music Books Im Reading

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On September - 25 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

I picked up 3 new music books last weekend. I started reading them on Tuesday. One is general music theory, one is guitar, and the third is for piano. All three are easy to follow, and I can already play 3 guitar chords..yaaaay…

The 3 additions are:

Instant Scale and Chord Guide For Keyboards: Full of scales and chords in all major and minor keys
How To Read Music:a guide to musical signs and a complete note directory
The First Stage Guitar Book: **< < very good!>>**

The others books below, I’ve had for a while and have recently gotten into further.

Read read read about music it helps!~

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

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Notorious Movie Trailer

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On September - 24 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Jamal Woolard will play Biggie in the film….

Snicka .Com has a bunch of post behind the scenes, makeup, and the set…..

Hmmnn looks like it’s gonna be good one….

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Sample Editing:Removing Loud Snares

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On September - 22 - 20088 COMMENTS

I have been in the mood to get off the Dirty South Beats for a while, and get deep down into some sample tracks. I had a session with Gee Wiz last week, he was showing me his unorthadox style of producing. We swapped some knowledge, and while he was here, I stumbled upon something great.

I always wondered how to filter loud snares and kicks from a sample. I have tried eq, and adding filters on the frequencies, but I could never get them quiet enough for my liking. I usually winded up masking them, adding a sound effect or additional snare over top.

The funny thing is, the answer was so simple, I had to chuckle to myself for not trying this before.
Take a listen to the smooth R&B crooning of Bobby Womacks ” I Don’t Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again”

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Before chopping this, I can hear some obvious things that need fixing.

1st step is adding some “Noise Reduction” to filter some of the “Hiss” or air that is loud:

I am using Adobe Audition which has an included plugin for this procedure. Here is a nice free editor, with a noise reduction plugin:Wavepad.
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New Music Site Inspired By You And I :-)

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On September - 22 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

It’s Monday, a new day, a new dawn, and the first day of fall. I had an interesting weekend and feeling very good about up coming events.

The site is officially on and popping. We are approaching 5 months on Sept 26th, and 24,000 plus visits since the first post. I am back to music, and finding a functional balance between writing here and working with artist.

You all have helped me with leaving questions and comments. I get great ideas for post from you, and the live help sessions add to what I write as well. A hearty “Thank You” goes out to all my supporters and readers. Remember to subscribe:
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There will be a few contest coming soon, and I want everyone to have a chance to win some free goodies.

I received a comment on Friday, about a new site inspired by us. This means you and I because MsTrisMusic is becoming a joint effort as I stated above. With out you the readers, future producers, and music enthusiast, MsTrisMusic would not be a success. So celebrate with me, pat yourself on the shoulder today, and let’s continue to make some great music.


Here’s the message:

“wassup, i have been checking out your site for a couple of weeks and it has inspired me to start my own. Check it out and lets network. Peace!!”

So far so good over at DangerousDiction, I wish Mr.Macc much success. Stop by and check his site sometime I’ll definitely be reading as well.

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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