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Xiaoxi wrote on Jul 13th, 2009 5:18am

For Windows, I recommend Cakewalk Sonar or Acid Pro. I've heard Cubase is good too but I don't have any personal opinion. There's Audacity and Reaper as well, which are free, so check thoese out first.


Xiaoxi wrote on Jul 5th, 2009 7:35am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jul 2nd, 2009 at 10:35pm :

Do multi-fx pedals work, like Line 6 PODs?
Oh yea, the POD is alright but limited to a guitar only.


Xiaoxi wrote on Jul 3rd, 2009 7:03am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jul 2nd, 2009 at 9:58pm :
Are there any cheaper alternatives, like playing into a USB mic?
I'll cut right to the chase....that will sound like ass.

I mean, it depends on what you want to do. If you just want to record little clips here and there, you can be as ghetto as you want. But if you want to record a track or something for others to hear...I suggest you don't skimp on buying quality gear.


Xiaoxi wrote on Jul 3rd, 2009 6:35am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jul 2nd, 2009 at 8:45pm :
Are digital audio interfaces expensive?

I got the DAW.
Prices vary depending on the quality and features you need. Generally, the more inputs available, the more expensive. Soundcard quality is also a factor. I have a 2 Analog 1 MIDI interface and it was $200. However, this is obviously not enough if you want to record a band. So that's what you have to think about.


Xiaoxi wrote on Jul 3rd, 2009 5:21am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jul 2nd, 2009 at 6:29pm :
Oh, I see.

So how do you record?
You need 2 basic things to start off with:

1. A digital audio interface - This is a piece of hardware that allows you to plug in your instruments and MIDI devices, which is then transferred into the computer as digital audio signal.

2. A Digital Audio Workstation software - This is the software that allows you to record your playing and come with other features that aid in music production such as MIDI sequencing, audio editing, sampling, etc.


Xiaoxi wrote on Jun 30th, 2009 7:48am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jun 29th, 2009 at 10:34pm :
So when using terms like 4ths/5ths/etc., you just use the corresponding note in the scale and build on it?

They mean different things in different context. If I'm talking about scale degrees (ie The 6th of the natural minor scale), then I'm referring to the 6th note of the minor scale.

However, if I say "build on 3rds" or this note is a 3rd/4th/5th away from that note, I'm talking about the distance of intervals. E--8-- is a major 3rd above E--4--


Xiaoxi wrote on Jun 29th, 2009 11:34pm

InvaderTSN wrote on Jun 27th, 2009 at 8:53pm :
For 3rds, if you do something like this,

A-------------------5---------------------------- ------------------------------------------------|
E-------5---7--8--------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- |

would the corresponding harmony be this?

A------------5---7---8--------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- |
E-------8---------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------|

Assuming that you are using the natural minor scale, yes.


Xiaoxi wrote on Jun 28th, 2009 5:30am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jun 27th, 2009 at 4:49pm :
Do you know how to harmonize? I'm trying to harmonize a riff, but I don't think it sounds right. Do you just play the octave of the main part or something?
Whatever scale your riff is based off of, use other notes in the scale for harmonization.

For example, if you are using melodic minor (1, 9, b3, 11, 5, 13, 7) as the basis for your riff, and maybe it goes 1, b3, 1 b3, 9, 11, 9, 11 (very generic). A typical harmonization would be to build on 3rd's, so the corresponding harm would be b3, 5, b3, 5, 11, 13, 11, 13 above the riff. But keep in mind this is a cliche and can become stale very quickly. Also try harmonizing in 6ths, in which case the harm would be the same pattern above, but in a range below the riff. 4ths are also good, but are used more in jazz than in metal or rock.


DiMeTiMe wrote on Jun 26th, 2009 10:21pm

InvaderTSN wrote on Jun 24th, 2009 at 9:24pm :
I honestly can't believe you're still at this.

hey! what you talkin bout? still at UG? I'm happy I'm here too sweets! ♥


Xiaoxi wrote on Jun 25th, 2009 9:48am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jun 25th, 2009 at 12:24am :
By shape I meant something like this.

Oh okay.

Well then I guess it would be like this:
A melodic minor:

A altered dominant

A whole half diminished

It's pretty inefficient to think of scales in terms of shapes. Try to learn the interval concept better and it'll help you "move" your scales.


Xiaoxi wrote on Jun 25th, 2009 9:00am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jun 24th, 2009 at 11:19pm :
What's the shape of those scales? I don't know how the number system works.
I don't know what shape is...

But those numbers are scale degree intervals. 1 is the first note, 9 (2) is a whole step, or 2 frets above 1. major 3 is a whole step above 2. 11 (4) is a half step above maj3. 5 is a whole step away from 11. Maj 13 (6) is whole step from 5. Maj 7 is whole step from 13, and then back to 1 (8), half step from maj7.

Now if there's a "#", it means half step higher than the reference points above. For example, #9 is a whole + half step above 1 because regular 9 is only a whole step. If there's a "b", it's the other way. b9 is just a half step above 1.

So using this formula, I think you should be able to figure out the scale. If it's still confusing let me know...maybe even on AIM or MSN or something.


Xiaoxi wrote on Jun 25th, 2009 7:54am

InvaderTSN wrote on Jun 24th, 2009 at 9:41pm :
Hey, I was wondering if you could help me with scales. I'm trying to find a scale that'll give me the classical-y sound that starts at :50.

I'm trying to write a melodic death song and abusing the minor scale over and over gets old quickly.

Can't make it out too well. But it sounds like harmonic minor: 1, 9, b3, 11, 5, b6, maj7, 8.

Try these scales for something refreshing and different:
melodic minor: 1, 9, b3, 11, 5, maj6, maj7, 8
altered dominant (diminished whole-tone): 1, b9, #9, maj3, b5, b13, b7, 8
whole-half diminished: 1, 9, b3, 11, b5, b13, bb7, maj7, 8


Tire Me. wrote on Jun 21st, 2009 6:47pm

Yeah I'm supposedly invisible too, but they see me lurkin'.


Tire Me. wrote on Jun 21st, 2009 12:05am

It was the pic that got you to visit, huh?


Tire Me. wrote on May 25th, 2009 5:02am

lol yeah, and I was a hypocrite because I told someone in the same thread that censored porn was still porn XD


Tire Me. wrote on May 25th, 2009 12:09am

You know those pron gifs where they're completely covered, so it looks like the chick's playing a harmonica instead of eating a chick out?



Tire Me. wrote on May 24th, 2009 9:29pm

That was my fav part lol.


Skater901 wrote on May 23rd, 2009 6:28am

InvaderTSN wrote on May 23rd, 2009 at 2:00pm :

I went to the Realtek audio manager thing and turned off the stereo mix in the mixer section.

Ahh ok. I'll have a look at that. I suspect that makes it a software mixer problem then. Interesting. :)


Tire Me. wrote on May 23rd, 2009 4:37am


Also, I am blogging funny threads from the FOTB, please check it out when you get a chance.


Skater901 wrote on May 22nd, 2009 9:08am

InvaderTSN wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 10:28am :
Don't worry about that. I got the problem fixed awhile ago. Thanks anyway, though.

No problems. Glad you got it fixed. Out of curiosity, did you find out what the problem was?


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