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dj's/producer's: i gotta question

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by inkblots, May 1, 2004.

  1. inkblots

    inkblots Member

    Joined: Nov 14, 2002 Messages: 401 Likes Received: 0
    is the Boss SP303 Dr. Sample and the Yamaha DJX 2B enough to make some low budget beats?? +a few extra instruments but thats no worry now im worrying just about the main beats:confused:
  2. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 13,021 Likes Received: 536
  3. inkblots

    inkblots Member

    Joined: Nov 14, 2002 Messages: 401 Likes Received: 0
    i just looked that up sounds good
  4. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    if you're gonna skimp.. just d/l some software.
  5. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 27
    yeah unless you got some fetish for hardware, go soft. hardware is gonna be phased out shortly enough anyhow (except for the few exceptions).

    -Reason - Multitrack multimachine monster - no vst plugins
    -Fruityloops Pro - same as above - uses vst plugins
    -Cubase - same as above - uses vst plugins - VERY HARD TO LEARN (at first, but well worth it after the curve)
    -Wavelab - sound editor all in one
    -t-racks - "instant" mastering
    -sony sound forge 7 - sound editor

    those are just a couple more widely used progs. the descriptions i gave are not near accurate for what they actually do. just do some googling and figure it out.
  6. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    I don't know about those reviews above mine
    but it sounds like you don't have the first clue
    about these machines. Good luck figuring out
    reason off the bat. Coming up with good beats
    on one little piece of hardware like that is not
    going to happen.

    Download fruity loops or something and play
    with that for a few months. Go to school for
    audio engineering and figure out how to work
    midi and pro-tools environments. Then try to
    get into stuff like Reason, Sonar, Project 5,
    Sound Forge and all those. Acid is a good starter
    program for getting used to mixing down tracks...

    You've got years ahead of you, bub.
  7. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0
    get Reason, super powerful...and a midi controller, i reccomend Oxygen8
  8. corpone

    corpone New Jack

    Joined: Jan 11, 2004 Messages: 17 Likes Received: 0
    use a computer for just drums if thats what youre doing. Ive been making beats for a while, I use reason and a midi controller like my friend just said. it works fine. if youre gonna get hardware, just save your money and get any version of an mpc. they can do anything.
  9. dosoner

    dosoner Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2000 Messages: 3,735 Likes Received: 26
    fruity loops studio 4 is the shit. but then again i just screw around with it. im not all peep my new beats son.
  10. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 4
    If the SP 303 is good enough for Madlib... it's good enough for you.
  11. sneak

    sneak Guest

    Roland is always a good brand if you want to hold a piece of hardware, but like everyones said.. cubase, fruitloops and reason are probably your best option.
  12. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    Bwah.. that thing's just a sequencer, a
    maelstrom and a drum machine on Reason...
    that you can run through various replicas or
    effects. Like everyone else said, when you've
    got a midi controller the fun begins.

    I'm interested in Cakewalk Project 5.

  13. (no subject)

    (no subject) Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2004 Messages: 127 Likes Received: 0
    I lost my cd for reason 2.5. Does anyone know where I can get the no cd crack? I'm not paying for this shit all over again and I can't find it anywhere (warezp2p has been my main source of inquiry, and I find the shit but all of the connections are poor and it just says connecting and never actually connects)

    thanks in advance.
  14. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    everyone and their grandmothers a producer/dj now a days.
  15. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    pretty much. the equipment to do so is so damn cheap, anyone can get started.

    let me brake it down:
    if you go soft. get reason and either ACID PRO, or PRO TOOLS, if your computer savy try LOGIC. project 5 is cool but i wouldn't fork the cash out for it. personally i use CUBASE SX PRO TOOLS ACID and RESON along with my hardware.

    if you do hardware:
    DO NOT BUY THE DR SAMPLE...that thing sucks soooo muck dick.
    listen to corpon, get an AKAI MPC.
    Shadow uses that and nothing else,if he can make all that shit on one perice of equipment...so can you, its the best.
    or you can try the korg electribe sampler(the green one) its pretty cool too.

    hey (no subject)- usually if you really bought reason and didn't pirite it in the first place, after instalation, you shouldn't need the CD every time. unless you told it not to instal the sound banks on to you comp.
    unless you have the soundbanks...you cant do much of anything with reason, and those are about a gig for both and are hard to find a reliable download. if you have the serial number, call propellerheads US branch and they might hook it up real cheap with replacements