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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby itroitnyah » 16 Jun 2013 22:40

Somebody over in a different forum did a very good General Mixing Overview tutorial, it is very valuable for beginners and others as well. Well written, well thought out, time and effort put into it.
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Nine Volt » 17 Jun 2013 13:03

So is this thread just not going to get updated ever again?
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby itroitnyah » 22 Jun 2013 13:12

We'll just have to wait and see if Nav comes back ever or if Lav updates it for him
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Ech-0 » 28 Jun 2013 03:14

Just found a really nice youtube channel covering various aspects of production both specific and broad as well as how-to's and discussion type stuff.

Here's a sample video that a lot of the newer musicians just getting into this stuff will find useful.



Later tomorrow I think I'll post a very large list of the sites/resources I've dug up over the two and a half months that I've spent learning production. Its pretty huge cause good info is everywhere...everywhere.

Also I've noticed that EQD has recently put up a tutorial collection not too long ago and I see the music area REALLY lacking. Kinda disappointing, I'd love to fix that but sadly since I have absolutely no real first hand experience (just second hand off of various sites) I can't fix that but, hopefully someone here will.

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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Ech-0 » 28 Jun 2013 18:39

So as promised here are the resources I've found that are amazingly useful in learning to produce music (not just edm....but mostly edm).

YouTube

BIAB: http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwboyinabandcom - Has some rather interesting discussion topic stuff
Vesper: http://www.youtube.com/user/DJVespers?feature=watch
Sub Focus Masterclass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdExX1FXtFI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcNkoojBCKI
Musician Masterclass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9EgLV8E ... CA4C317602
Tom Cosm Tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/cosmcosm - Has some nice videos that goes into what a professional's workflow looks like as well as general tutorials.
Ctrl Z Masterclass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_4ENJ3-JVY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyrhmTmNvOU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHq4POTEPkY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcmeOKIvcUA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U72hpg2nbg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAzB_GZPs80
Dubspot: http://www.youtube.com/user/DubSpot?feature=chclk - Has some really good tutorials involving both production and DJ'ing by established well known industry professionals (like DMC champ DJ Shiftee).
Varien: http://www.youtube.com/user/varienoffic ... ture=watch - Great videos that talks more about the "why" rather than the "how" in production.
Seamless: http://www.youtube.com/user/SeamlessR - Great for those that like bass music and FM/Re-sampling/Vocoding
Andy Vax Mixing Masterclass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os9UV5__1PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El9QJaK5h8A -A bit hard to understand but has ALOT of really good info involving mixing.
Xample & Lomax Masterclass: http://www.youtube.com/user/xampleandlomax/videos
Mr Bills Tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBillsTunes - Similar to Tom Cosm

General Production Stuff

http://www.loopblog.net/
http://www.musicradar.com/
http://primeloops.com/blog/index/
http://www.soundonsound.com/ - Already listed and so a bit redundant but I added it because the articles are that fucking good.
http://www.boyinaband.com/ - Good for general guides on some of the pretty popular edm genres such as prog house, dubstep, dnb, trance, etc.
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/allsynthsecrets.htm - Not for those that HATE math but, gets really indepth into sound design.
http://www.hometracked.com/

Music Theory
http://www.basicmusictheory.com/ - for those that just need a good reference for simple beginner music theory stuff like scales and chords.

Paid Stuff

http://www.groove3.com/str/ - By far the cheapest paid service I have come across. Very good info inside especially if you're a beginner (like me), but there's some stuff for veterans too. At first glance it'll look expensive as all the modules are $15-$40, but there's an All-Access Pass that is $15 a month that you can use to view ALL the videos WHENEVER you want. What you do to pay as little as possible while getting all the info is to subscribe, whip out a notebook and a pen and start taking notes on every important detail in the videos. This way you won't have to come back and can just quickly refer to your notes when you need them. After viewing all the videos you think you need to look at you unsubscribe (which is hilariously easy just click a button and boom) so basically just hit it and quit it. The reason you unsubscribe is that although $15 is cheap compared to the number of videos you will view there are only so many videos and if you say went 4 months without using it that amounts to $60 that you effectively just burned. Thats like a new MIDI (although shitty) controller, a couple sample packs, or even more important gas and other real life necessities.

They update with new stuff every now and again. If you find a new video you like just subscribe and repeat the process. This is the most cost effective way as you'll pretty much make a what could be a $40 video $15. Super cheap cause I know you guys like cheap.

http://vespers.ca/ - EXPENSIVE but sounds like its definitely worth the money for 1-on-1 time with some of the professionals.

http://illgates.com/theillmethodology/ - the workshop is only $50 (not really a lot considering the wealth of info inside) Goes deep into the creative mindset and shows just how crucial an organized workflow is to production. My first choice in a workshop to chuck money at.

http://www.dubspot.com/?utm_source=goog ... 4384&cr7=c - SUUUUPER EXPENSIVE. Pretty much like a college but for straight music. For those who KNOW they will be a full-time producer/sound designer/Mixing&Mastering Engineer this is a great school as your instructors are again LEADING WELL-KNOWN INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. So if you feel up for the investment you can go for it, and its for all ages as well as beginners and experts.

http://www.massivesynth.com/ - I've noticed that many of you use massive for production so I threw this in here. A bit pricy as you'll have to pay for each individual module, but there are also some great general tutorials for free.

Resources

http://www.freesound.org/ - You'll have to dig a bit but there are some really interesting sounds on the site.
http://audio.tutsplus.com/articles/gene ... and-loops/
http://www.looperman.com
http://www.producingbeats.com/Free-Audi ... nd-Samples
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/fre ... -217833/65
http://www.vstplanet.com/
http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/ ... y-277953/1
http://www.junodownload.com/plus/2011/0 ... -monitors/ - very informative overview of the popular mid-price speakers available.
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/8-o ... ces-570850

Other

http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/ - Purple Cow nuff said. No seriously just check the book out its awesome. Also a nice blog.

These links below I included because I feel that although many people are focusing a lot of energy into the making of music (which is fine, people aren't going to listen to half-ass'd garbage much less follow the person that made it.) but are overlooking the tools and tricks you can use to spread it. Ill.Methodology covers this a bit as well. All the more reason to buy the entire workshop. Just so long as you remember that no amount of advertising is a substitute for good music.

http://lifehacker.com/5879943/how-can-i ... ly-find-it
http://www.loopblog.net/category/tutori ... our-music/
http://primeloops.com/blog/index/catego ... sic-heard/
http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/ ... e_fans.php - for you independant peoples. Best. Thing. Evar.

I wish there was a spoiler command available for this site as this is really damn huge. Anyways hopefully you'll find what you need to boost your game, although I wish that I had more for acoustical stuff (might do some digging later). Also I just noticed there's an absurd amount of Ableton related stuff. Luckily most of it can be extrapolated and used in other DAWs. Welp that's all the stuff I could remember might have more but hope you all enjoy anyways.
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Conchetupony » 29 Jun 2013 19:00

Not sure if anyone has posted this: the resources for a book called "Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio". I haven't actually read the book, but I've learned a lot from the explanations for the sound samples alone. It also offers 150 multitrack projects in various styles, for mixing practice.

edit: also, if anyone here's on a low end computer or would like a free, efficient environment for audio production, check out Ubuntu Studio and AVLinux, both great out of the box Linux systems for multimedia production. Just read documentation, watch videos and you should be fine c:
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Sonarch » 28 Jul 2013 12:48

Just so you know, the link to "Rusko's Masterclass production" is no longer valid. The youtube video was taken down or something.

Edit: I also checked on the rest of the links, there's nothing wrong with any of them.
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby itroitnyah » 11 Aug 2013 14:06

Why is this thread in the "General Feedback and Advice" subforum? People will really not look here for this, so we'll be constantly redirecting everybody who asks questions that would be answered here such as "how to genre?". There really isn't a good spot for this thread anywhere on the forum anymore. Perhaps we could move it to it's own separate out-of-specific-subforum topic, so that it's right there, out in the open?
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Sonarch » 13 Aug 2013 01:08

I'd like to recommend that this be added to the list of Mixing advice, and that this and this be added to the Theory section.
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Callenby » 23 Oct 2013 16:15

Dunno if this thread is still being updated, but if it is then maybe we could also add certain books or textbooks that we recommend?

For instance, here's a textbook about theory and one about orchestration. I've used both of them and would recommend both.
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby JOrchestration » 08 Apr 2014 11:24

Callenby wrote:Dunno if this thread is still being updated, but if it is then maybe we could also add certain books or textbooks that we recommend?

For instance, here's a textbook about theory and one about orchestration. I've used both of them and would recommend both.



Oh, yes! I also recommend The Principles of Orchestration by Rimsky-Korsakov
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Acsii » 06 May 2014 07:39

When I get around to I will create a thread for Logic Pro X
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby CaptainFluffatun » 06 May 2014 15:20

I'll update the OP with all of your contributions. I doubt I'll be consistent with it, but definitely right now I'll go sort everything above me.

EDIT: I'm going to be looking through each link to verify that it is a) useful and correct and b) not already in the original post. Because of this, give me some time.
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Re: The MLR Music Guide (Look Here Before You Ask Questions!

Postby Mordecai Mapper » 22 Feb 2016 13:49

Hi, don't you have any tutorial to make harsh noise music?
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