Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Acsii » 01 Jul 2014 00:09

Scooblee wrote:So, to keep this thread from derailing any further, I'll put up another pic. This is where the breakdown is (or maybe it's called the drop, I get my terminologies mixed up.)
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I think the term really depends on the genre and the person making the music really.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 06 Jul 2014 21:38

Acsii wrote:I don't understand how everyone can have such unorganised projects... like how do you come back to a song after a break and know where to continue...

Silly question. You just look at the project.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Stuntddude » 13 Jul 2014 10:06

If there's one thing this thread has brought me, it's relief at knowing how many other people also make rainbows with their projects.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Feral FurE » 16 Jul 2014 23:15

Am I seriously the only person who uses FL Studio's "group with above track" option in the playlist? lol.

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132 tracks, everything is for the most part assigned its own track in the playlist. Within 1 group, headed off by the instrument's notes to play are all of its automation clips usually following directly afterward.

It took me like 6 copy-pasta edits in MS Paint to get all 132 tracks to be seen at once like this lol.Image Got lazy with the coloring, vox are usually lime green or gold or something along the lines of yellow. Synths are always red, orchestral stuff is always orange, bassline synths are always purple, kicks are always blue, general percussion are always cyan and some yellow color different than vocals.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Toothpaste » 17 Jul 2014 01:37

132 tracks? Isn't that just a slight bit excessive? XD
But seriously, you don't need many tracks to be awesome. Simplicity is magic~ :P
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Acsii » 02 Aug 2014 08:25

So I've decided to show you what my projects look like on the tracks I get commissioned to mix. This one is maybe halfway through.
So let's start off with the main Sub groups:
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Then let's add the breakup Sub Groups:
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Now the reverbs:
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And Now any parallel processing:
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And of course the Audio tracks themselves:
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No matter what view the tracks don't fit:
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 05 Aug 2014 01:25

Abby is approximately 70 times more organized than I am
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby FLAOFEI » 05 Aug 2014 05:47

Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:Abby is approximately 70 times more organized than I am

Wow, you must be real organised then :o

I bet I'm worse than anyone else here when it comes to organisation... :I im so proud
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 06 Aug 2014 07:17

FLAOFEI wrote:
Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:Abby is approximately 70 times more organized than I am

Wow, you must be real organised then :o

I bet I'm worse than anyone else here when it comes to organisation... :I im so proud

Not really. I don't even name things until the song is like 70% down most of the time.

most of mine end up like this

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby FLAOFEI » 06 Aug 2014 17:27

Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:I don't even name things until the song is like 70% down most of the time.

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I don't name them. Get on my level... or don't... It get's annoying sometimes when you have 4 or 5 instances of the same synth used for different things and you need to check all of them to know which one to use :/

And that thing up on the right is cause I have split screens... I wasn't using them at the moment... but for some reason it showed up anyway... idk

And btw, the patterns called Vocode adn Vocode #2 have nothing to do with vocoding...
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby ExoBassTix » 29 Oct 2014 17:34

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Used 32 mixer channels that don't fit on the screen. It's a bit stupid to show the mixer anyways, as 1) it's not part of what the thread is about and 2) it doesn't show what FX I used so why should I anyways, but whatever.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby TWILICORN » 30 Oct 2014 08:07

Scooblee wrote:Am I the only one here who uses a tracker? Looking at this thread makes me feel like it.


You're not!
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I'm still deciding what colours to use for different tracks.
That one green bit going through the entire song is different segments of Glaze's Tough luck, it's a workaround I have to use to be able to make mashcore in a tracker.

All these other posts look really complex to me but maybe that's because i just use trackers.
Or i'm bad at the music thing.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby ExoBassTix » 31 Oct 2014 16:02

TWILICORN wrote:All these other posts look really complex to me but maybe that's because i just use trackers.
Or i'm bad at the music thing.
One of those two

Yeah well, to me your trackers look like next level shit. So yeah, what you're not used to looks complex :P
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby MrBronyPlan » 07 Nov 2014 10:05

Trackers are cool.

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the automation is grouped and super unorganized I forgot which clip effects what
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby NightmareRare » 23 Nov 2014 23:36

Nice thread here. It interesting to see all the different arrangements people are using
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Acsii » 24 Nov 2014 05:21

So I just finished another Mix. This one is for Evdog, it's a version of his song Diamond Heart, with damn good drums and fucking psychedelic rock organ :D

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby PinkamenaThePie » 18 Dec 2014 11:16

Oh...my....


I rarely have more than 4 or 5 tracks in tandem...even at four the brain fog starts to seep in. Definitely should wait to do automation and fancy with the FX till after the song is done.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Thunder Dash » 13 Jan 2015 19:07

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This is how I make my music. I use Finale 2012, with a built in VST known as Garritan, which is a real instrument simulator. It is quite tedious, especially when I've got to do an entire orchestra.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby OuTbREaK » 14 Mar 2015 13:11

At the most basic points, it looks a bit like this:
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When it gets more complicated, it looks a bit more like this:
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I'm a very minimalistic producer so I don't have many tracks or automations.
My stuff under Remix Trigger looks a bit like this:
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Totalspark » 23 Mar 2015 10:50

Yup

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby SonniPony » 22 Apr 2015 18:20

Scooblee wrote:
Acsii wrote:They're someone that we don't really mention around here anymore...


Ooooh. Well then, I'm guessing it's safer just leave that topic alone.

So, to keep this thread from derailing any further, I'll put up another pic. This is where the breakdown is (or maybe it's called the drop, I get my terminologies mixed up.)
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Scooblee » 22 Apr 2015 18:59

SonniPony wrote:Wow a legit chiptuner! It's not dead yet!


Of course chiptune isn't dead! In fact, I'd say it's been picking up steam in the past decade or so. Kinda has to be, since retro games have been doing the same in a similar frame of time. For example, look at Shovel Knight; 90% NES accurate, and sports a 100% accurate Famicom soundtrack (made in the same tracker you see there, in fact!) How well did it do? Pretty darn well, I'd say.

Then again, it's still very much an underground thing. While the rise of retro revivals has helped chiptune come out from near obscurity, I wouldn't say it's quite mainstream yet. Then again, I guess that's not necessarily a bad thing, either. :P

And to keep on topic, I'll post a screen of a new song I literally just released. Believe it or not, this is actually a different fork of the tracker called 0CCft, which changes and adds a lot of things, such those ^1s and ^2s. You can find the newest version in the topmost thread here.

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby ModernBard » 03 Jun 2015 10:30

For me, it look like that


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The song showed is here: https://djs4m.bandcamp.com/track/landscapes
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