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Oct 23, 2016, 05:04 PM

Hello everybody
I recently started creating my own material and I would like to know all the tools out there to help me boost it up in terms of sound quality and effects. I’m referring specifically to production music software, I would like to know in detail which ones can be good for me as a beginner and any other fact I need to keep in mind before getting one. Thank you all for any suggestion…

 
     
Yonny Joined Oct 17, 2016
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Oct 23, 2016, 06:07 PM

i’m very “old school”..... so eye probably shouldn’t even comment here and already know that many
will disagree…. but hey, that’s half the fun of cyberspace! in this day and age of technology you can
sit at your computer and make anything sound like anything, so when i’m recording i try to think as a
band. i focus on the character and sound of each individual instrument first so, if given the opportunity
to perform, i know my sound can be easily reproduced. over the years i’ve found that taking this
approach actually makes recording a whole lot easier because you already know what you want to
record :)

 
     
PIGSWAPWHAFTCA Joined Aug 27, 2016
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Oct 23, 2016, 06:55 PM

I think it depends very much on how you create your music. What instrument(s) do you play? Do you sing? What style of music do you want to create?

 
     
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Gavin Sinclair Joined Dec 02, 2014
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Jan 30, 2017, 05:49 AM

If you are writing Songs in a serious way learn about Meter

So many here think they understand it but it doesent show up

in their lyrics


“Rhythm is dependant upon emotion “
  Bertrand Russell

“Meter is an emotional constituent of meaning”
Paul Fussell Jr


If you have trouble remembering which type of foot is called what, memorise the following poem,
“Metrical Feet.” This little ditty by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a mnemonic that illustrates each type of
foot and identifies it by name.


        Metrical Feet
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Trochee trips from long to short  
From long to long in solemn sort
Slow spondee stalks; strong foot yet ill able
Ever to run with the dactyl tri-syllable.
Iamb’s march from short to long.    (iambics)
With a leap and a bound the swift anapaests throng.

Iamb   ta TUM

Troche   TUM ta   “Living Doll”

Spondee   TUM TUM “MID NIGHT”

Dactyl   TUM ta ta in 6/8 “Delilha”

Anapest   ta ta TUM  

Paeon     TUM ta ta ta “Gentle On My Mind”

When we analyse the meter, we can see the mnemonic. Each section that
talks about a specific type of metrical foot actually uses that foot.
/ u / u / u /
Trochee trips from long to short
u / u / u / u /
From long to long in solemn sort
/ / / / / / / / / u
Slow spondee stalks; strong foot yet ill able
/ u u / u u / u u / u u
Ever to run with the dactyl tri-syllable.
u/ u / u / u /
Iambics march from short to long.
u u / u u / u u /u u /
With a leap and a bound the swift anapaests throng.


Reinforcing meaning and emotion


When Paul Simon conceived of a singer being A Bridge Over Troubled Water to a friend ,
he instinctively new When to drop the metaphor and pick up on real life—those dark and
down- and -out times when one feels weary and small, and in need of comfort. 
Real lyrics evolve from the real feelings of real people.

 
     
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Peter Kristian Joined Jan 11, 2008
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