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 » 16 Sep 2013 19:49

Is it fine if we put the picture in a spoiler tag like what I've been doing in other threads?
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Stars In Autumn » 19 Sep 2013 22:03

Acsii wrote:Is it fine if we put the picture in a spoiler tag like what I've been doing in other threads?

Yeah, it's fine.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby CitricAcid » 10 Nov 2013 20:43

I almost forgot about this thread! Here's Battle for Cloudsdale with all the folders closed so that everything fits in the window.

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It seemed good to also include the piece itself.

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby 3ternal » 12 Nov 2013 01:44

Hooray for really minimal breakcore

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Here's the track, by the way (don't ask, I was bored):
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Spikey Wikey » 12 Nov 2013 02:34

This is the Brave Little Toaster trap remix sketch I threw on my Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/spikey-wikey/b-movie-show-trapped-like-rats

I don't know how to spoiler images so yeh:

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Mesogears » 12 Nov 2013 08:47

@ Spikey Wikey:
Dude, I love that movie and I never see any remixes of it. I'll be looking out for the finished version.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Injustrial » 12 Nov 2013 15:43

Spoiler Picture:
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Everything's shrunk to fit the whole thing in on one screen.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Ocular » 18 Jan 2014 23:58

Working on my remix for Emforay's Dolphin remix contest. This isn't done yet but it's getting there.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 19 Jan 2014 05:56

I might upload pic or 2 later now that I'm using Ableton.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Ocular » 19 Jan 2014 09:38

Here's the project again but fully expanded this time with more tracksImage
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby simonli2575 » 19 Jan 2014 12:53

TheOcularInvisible wrote:Here's the project again but fully expanded this time with more tracks
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Why are your tracks so complex, and mine so simple ;_;
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Injustrial » 19 Jan 2014 17:28

simonli2575 wrote:
TheOcularInvisible wrote:Here's the project again but fully expanded this time with more tracks
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Why are your tracks so complex, and mine so simple ;_;


I would ask the same thing. Dat automation...
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Twy » 19 Jan 2014 18:40

Neat thread. It's really interesting to get a glimpse at others' work flow.

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Acsii » 19 Jan 2014 19:52

Twy wrote:Neat thread. It's really interesting to get a glimpse at others' work flow.

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neat UI theme there. And damn that's a lot of tracks and stuff
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Facade » 19 Jan 2014 20:16

random question this is how i do now
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how do i into all those complex looking things every time i try its just random bull shit that makes things sound like shit :|
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Twy » 19 Jan 2014 20:40

Acsii wrote:neat UI theme there. And damn that's a lot of tracks and stuff


Heh, I'm a big fan of themes that are much darker and easier on the eyes, myself. Definitely an area where I feel pretty jealous of a program like FL Studio!

Facade wrote:random question this is how i do now
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how do i into all those complex looking things every time i try its just random bull shit that makes things sound like shit :|


It's just something that comes with time, in my experience. Eventually you start to layer sounds on top of each other and use more tracks for less noticeable atmospheric things, add more subtle percussion elements and whatnot. It all adds up. Not to mention a lot of it will depend on what genre you're making or what your workflow is.

But really, the number of tracks you've got going on isn't a big deal, and it isn't necessarily an indicator of how good or even complex a song is. Like, someone such as myself could be awful at sound design and end up having to load a bunch of different tracks and vsts and layer them all together to get the right sound, and look like their track is super complicated because of it. Then over on the other hand, someone else could actually be competent and manage to make a really rich and nice sound in 1 vst, and it looks a lot more simple at a glance, right?

So, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby azerty » 19 Jan 2014 20:58

Spoiler pro photoshop skills:
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Nothing really out of the ordinary from me. I usually have very few tracks because I tend to consolidate all my samples into just a few tracks, and I also often use the same synth sound but turn various filters on and off to produce drastically different sounds from the same track.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Acsii » 19 Jan 2014 22:18

azerty wrote:
Spoiler pro photoshop skills:
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Nothing really out of the ordinary from me. I usually have very few tracks because I tend to consolidate all my samples into just a few tracks, and I also often use the same synth sound but turn various filters on and off to produce drastically different sounds from the same track.

at first I was like "what photoshop?" then I saw it... come on you can do better than that
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby HMage » 20 Jan 2014 04:38

I don't know how to glue them together into one long image so here's four images in a row.

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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Acsii » 20 Jan 2014 05:04

I have two for you. One of a song in Logic and the other from Ableton
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Facade » 20 Jan 2014 10:40

Acsii wrote:I have two for you. One of a song in Logic and the other from Ableton
Spoiler logic:
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Spoiler ableton:
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what is up with all those pink dots ._.?
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Berri » 20 Jan 2014 14:09

Facade wrote:
Acsii wrote:I have two for you. One of a song in Logic and the other from Ableton
Spoiler logic:
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Spoiler ableton:
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what is up with all those pink dots ._.?

basically its a fuck load of automation.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Alycs » 22 Jan 2014 11:14

Berri wrote:
Facade wrote:
Acsii wrote:I have two for you. One of a song in Logic and the other from Ableton
Spoiler logic:
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Spoiler ableton:
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what is up with all those pink dots ._.?

basically its a fuck load of automation.


I think whats going on there is it says its a pedal, so Abby was probably playing something and using a foot pedal for a controller, and Logic was adding a new automation point for EVERY different level of "on-ness" for it, leading to the pink explosion seen there...

Anyway, here is a project file of one of the songs I'm working on; this one is pretty average for the amount of stuff going on.

Spoiler project:
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There's also a TON of automation a little lower that I cut out
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby CitricAcid » 22 Jan 2014 11:35

All this talk of automation makes me wish I had found a way to show mine in my screenshot.
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Re: Post A Picture Of How You Arrange Your Songs

Postby Acsii » 22 Jan 2014 17:13

Alycs wrote:
Berri wrote:
Facade wrote:what is up with all those pink dots ._.?

basically its a fuck load of automation.


I think whats going on there is it says its a pedal, so Abby was probably playing something and using a foot pedal for a controller, and Logic was adding a new automation point for EVERY different level of "on-ness" for it, leading to the pink explosion seen there...

Anyway, here is a project file of one of the songs I'm working on; this one is pretty average for the amount of stuff going on.

Spoiler project:
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There's also a TON of automation a little lower that I cut out

Indeed it is a pedal, a wah to be exact controlled by an expression pedal with midi
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