Haha, I love that. “What expensive vintage drum machine made this sound? Actually, it’s a stick.”
The Solina string machines do indeed make a nice sound — of course because they’re OMFG ANALOG
The thing is with a lot of electronic musicians is that they think they know the ‘proper synths’ for this or that application. They compare them in isolation and then basically write the rule book on what sounds can and cannot be used.
Really? Lately I read a music journalist complaining about how all the world’s philharmonic orchestras have started to sound the same. To which my response is: maybe it’s to do with the fact that no new instruments have been added to the orchestra since the early 20th century. I sure don’t want electronic music to end up that way. (On the other hand, I would pay serious money to hear an all-electronic orchestra do Mozart...)
I dont understand this... why you would restrict yourself to a certain type of gear?
I made some nice beats with a stick I found outside my flat...
You can use anything that makes sound in my opinion.
On the other hand...
I recently bought a Solina string ensemble... I got it very cheap and repaired it.. and was planning on selling it to make a few bucks.
Its just that the damm thing sounds so great!! Lol... and I havent been able to find anything that comes close..
So it seems if you want that sound you will NEED the Solina.
I am sure you can find more examples like this... but if you just want to make music... anything go's!
write me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ill do it for you
HEre some examples of my works
2765 - Wake
Strangely enough, it's the title of the short film im sound designing for (A Wake), right as I type this text...
2764 - funeral
I've sent you a PM.
Thanks guys, this was very helpful.
2763 - Procession
2762 - recession
I need a vocal sample, that sounds awesome as fuck, that intros like: "This.. is Hardstyle"
And then I would bring in a track commencing a hardstyle track to the masses that are like.. virgins to the genre. Something easing, nothing too demonic.. reasonable acceptable. You know.. for an intro. Take, for example, n intro track Music Made Addict by D-Block & S-Te-Fan.
look for the "Edit sound information" link in the detailed page of the sound you want to edit, it's on the right, under the box with the sound features.
2761 - Economics
I'm new here and I'm wanting to know how to edit the description of a sound that has been uploaded to this website. NOT whilst it is being examined by a moderator, but after it goes onto the site.
2760 - Greece
What annoys me is that techno music was about innovation and forward-thinking at one point. People picking up unwanted boxes and pushing them beyond their limits — instruments that were derided as ‘toys’ and not sounding ‘real’ enough (sound familiar?) I try to recapture that early ethic, doing the best I can with what I have to hand. Hardware, software, analogue, digital, noises I downloaded off Freesound.
I don’t want to give the impression that gear elitism is confined to the hardware heads. I’ve always been impressed with the design of software like Propellerhead Reason and Cakewalk Project5 (not sure if that exists any more, it’s ages since I did any music, or indeed anything, outside Linux). And yet unless you have the ‘most professional’ sequencer (usually Cubase or Logic) you are a ‘kid’ playing with a ‘toy’.
I just don’t understand the sonic conservatism in so much electronic music. People ought to learn that techno isn’t short for technophobia.
I’ll try to catch my dog walking on the wood floor downstairs, I know exactly the ‘clicky claws’ sound you mean. Will be CC0/public domain if I can manage it.
Awesome, looking forward to hearing it- Thanks a bunch!
2759 - Atom
2758 - hydrogen
Bigcat Instruments has done a significant amount of work compiling and hosting a variety of different public domain and Creative Commons licensed samples into free sample based instruments. Many of them are available in SFZ format. His piano collections can be found here:
Also, Bedroom Producers Blog has an extensive list of free sampled pianos:
I used to read a lot of these so called wars between the two sides, and at the end of the day I realized the only thing that mattered is if music was produced at all. I suppose most of these people who engage in such discussions are hoping to hit it big in the music world, and feel only one way is the right way, or "what the pros do" is the right way. Different pros do it differently and based on their ideal "pros", people pick and choose a way to go. And argue from that pov.
Gotta admit, it's fun to read their posts when you yourself are not participating in such a discussion.