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1  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Limited automation access in Logic on: June 14, 2010, 06:58:03
Wow! I never knew that about Logic?Huh I use Logic every now and again so I'm sure this will come in handy in future when I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what's going on!

Nice one.

2  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: teach to make good basslines please on: June 14, 2010, 05:17:18
Ha, i love the UK. Electronic music production seminar don't exist in Australia!
OK. So you use Ableton. Nice. I'm just getting into Ableton myself. I'm a Cubase user through and through but I've been really loving Ableton of late.
Couple of other things mate.
1. What speakers do you have? Do you have a good set of headphones if you dont?
2. Make sure you get a spectrum analyzer... i recommend using Voxengo SPAN and the best thing its FREE!

Also, check out my site. Should help you some ways. www.dnbbeats.com

3  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: UAD plugins on: June 09, 2010, 06:04:12
The new Manley EQ is a monster and the fatso is brilliant. I have 2 cards installed but I'm def going to get a UAD2 soon. Well... I hope. Fingers crossed.
I love the UA marketing machine as well. Every month something new for the kids to wish for! DAMN UA!!!!!!!!!!!!


My production quality def went higher when I got my plugins. The Cambridge is one of my favs for surgical precision. The LA2A is awesome for compression. So smooth.


4  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Recommend a laptop USB Audio Interface < 150 ? on: June 09, 2010, 05:58:37
Yep, I've heard good things about the NI audio...

5  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: teach to make good basslines please on: June 09, 2010, 05:56:59
+1 on what are you using?

Also, what kind of basslines? DnB, Dubstep? Neurofunk, Liquid, Minimal, Detroit....
That will help immensely because each style has slightly different approaches.


6  Food for your Ears / Hijackers' Tunes and Mixes / Re: Linken & Vertigo (AUS) on: April 17, 2010, 08:54:47
Hey guys, fancy seeing you on here! lol
Just to confirm some details about there boys.
They are probably the best dj's currently going around in Sydney Australia and always always always rock the party correct!

Book dem, you will not be dissapointed.

7  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Some free D&B samples on: April 17, 2010, 08:52:45
Yes it is the Stakka of Stakka Skynet fame and yes the samples from the demo are brilliant.
Now... just got to get a few squid together to buy the samplepack.
8  Food for your Ears / Hijackers' Tunes and Mixes / Re: Reality Principle- NEW TRACK from Railed... (please listen, I'm kinda new...) on: April 17, 2010, 08:43:08
Hi, just had a quick listen on the laptop speakers. First thing that I noticed was you need more variations. Its a bit stagnant. Switch some stuff up and make it interesting. Play with some automation and effects. There is no real groove. Work on the track grooving a bit more. Play around with hats and kick drum etc.

Any sonically it doesn't sound too bad at all. You def on your way. you just need to step up the quality abit to get into the "pro sounding" league.

Nice job.

9  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Whats the best MIDI keyboard on: April 17, 2010, 08:37:40
edirol pcr 300 - 25 key 8 farders, 8 pads, 8 knobs.

bells and whistles don't need to be expensive. Had mien ages, pretty fucked now but been gigged and breakcored to fuck lol.

130 is a fuckign good price for this, edirol is a good manufacturer.


Had one of these in the past. Good keyboards. No problems at all.

10  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Essential Music Technology Sites on: April 17, 2010, 08:29:37
I've got to add my website here. dnbbeats.com

Little site I'm putting together full of articles, videos and techniques from around the globe.

Hope to see you there.

11  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: hardware plugin cards - UAD / Powercore on: March 01, 2010, 17:22:50
Its a really hard question actually. Which one is better, UAD or Powercore?
Really depends on your situation and how you work.
I have 2 UAD cards and I love them to bits. The Cambridge and LA2A is used in every project.
On the Poco the VSS3 and Character plugins is the ones I miss most but to me they're not essential. Which is why I don't own one yet (but soon!.... i hope)
either way I think your going to have a lot of fun and your production is going to improve immensely.


12  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Buying Studio Gear (Starting off) on: March 01, 2010, 17:15:40
+1 for the RME Fireface. Had one since they've been out and not 1 problem on a PC.... EVER.
The list looks pretty solid otherwise.
Agree with getting a mic as well. I have a few, AT2020, SM57 and a Royer Ribbon mic clone. I love them all. They each have a certain sound that makes them unique and wonderful.
I have a Virus TI Snow and love it to bits.
So yeah. Go for it. Its a solid selection.


13  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: cubase Vs protools Vs logic 5.5 on: November 01, 2009, 12:35:06
I would say use Cubase but i'm bias because I've been using it for 5 years or more now.
Its true, if you can get some help you learning curve is greatly decreased. I've been lucky to have people like Noisia, Phace and Axiom help me out in the studio and I must say that without that support... its F*#*#king hard man!
What every DAW you choose just make a commitment to it and work your butt off!

Hope that helps.

P.S For years I wanted to use Logic because of the way it looked. Grass is always greener and all that..... but recently had it installed and meh... I'm crap with it and don't understand it! lol... which backs up the phrase.... "Its not what you use but how you use it!"
14  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Sound Effects & Sampler on: November 01, 2009, 12:22:30
I would normally say go with a soft sampler like Native Instruments Kontakt. New version just released as well! Now version 4!
Its the simplicity of a software that makes them so good, just pop your cd into the computer and away you go!
If you have your heart set on a hardware sampler then I have to say Emu or Akai. I have s5000 ultra and Akai s3000 and I love them both!
I don't turn them on that often  Embarrassed

Hope that helps.

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