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#1 Jadoe

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 12:48 PM

is sampling something that you have, or something you get?
I think I'm just getting mad because I have a lot to learn, but now I'm just getting frustrated, I can lay down the drums easy, and then I fail hard at finding a sample in a song, and what to do with the sample.
I really don't know what I'm supposed to do and I'm probably going to get some shit kicked in my face, but idk I just need some advice or something

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 12:56 PM



it can't be that complicated
do you dj ? I believe the path to learning how to be a good beatmaker begins with djaying
that's the one I'm on now anyway

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:10 PM

 Liv, on Sep 11 2009, 02:56 PM, said:

do you dj ? I believe the path to learning how to be a good beatmaker begins with djaying
that's the one I'm on now anyway
I just listen to music all the time, listen really closely how they chopped it, and try to put some of those methods into my production, basically.
But I'm on a huge producer's block now which is a real kick in the balls to me, can't think of shit.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:11 PM

[quote name='Liv' post='193676' date='Sep 11 2009, 04:56 PM']

it can't be that complicated
do you dj ? I believe the path to learning how to be a good beatmaker begins with djaying
that's the one I'm on now anyway[/quote]
nope never dj'd

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:11 PM

 Munoz387, on Sep 11 2009, 05:10 PM, said:

I just listen to music all the time, listen really closely how they chopped it, and try to put some of those methods into my production, basically.
But I'm on a huge producer's block now which is a real kick in the balls to me, can't think of shit.
you listen to hip hop all the time?

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:17 PM

that videos dope right there. some inspiration

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:30 PM

 Jadoe, on Sep 11 2009, 04:48 PM, said:

is sampling something that you have, or something you get?
I think I'm just getting mad because I have a lot to learn, but now I'm just getting frustrated, I can lay down the drums easy, and then I fail hard at finding a sample in a song, and what to do with the sample.
I really don't know what I'm supposed to do and I'm probably going to get some shit kicked in my face, but idk I just need some advice or something

there isn't alot to learn. Making a Hip Hop beat (ill get yelled at for this) is prolly the easiest form of music to create. Yours might not be amazing, but its really easy to create some sort of hip hop.

It all about having a good ear. Most producers (9th wonder is a good example) barely change an original sample, but it sounds good cause its so old, you have never heard the original song before.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 06:41 PM

Keep at it and practice but bottom line is it's not for everybody.

Musicianship is part talent, part dedication.

If you find it's not working, move on to something new. It's OK to just ENJOY music. Not everybody has to MAKE music.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 06:45 PM

 taza_one, on Sep 11 2009, 10:41 PM, said:

Keep at it and practice but bottom line is it's not for everybody.

Musicianship is part talent, part dedication.

If you find it's not working, move on to something new. It's OK to just ENJOY music. Not everybody has to MAKE music.
nice words, but yeah I totally agree, and I was trying to find out where I lie on those boundries of listening and making

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:11 PM

Making music is not for everyone...

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:55 AM

Keep at it it. You'll probably get better as you get a better ear for it and that you'll start to get better. I mean practice helps with music in general too even if you're just sampling and and shit.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:13 AM

 rokwell, on Sep 13 2009, 11:11 PM, said:

Making music is not for half the industry...
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:20 AM

 rokwell, on Sep 13 2009, 11:11 PM, said:

Making music is not for everyone...

Reiterator.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:39 AM

Part of it just practice at chopping shit.
When I was first starting at it, I couldn't chop shit clean at alll. Just takes a little practice.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:01 PM

 taza_one, on Sep 14 2009, 10:20 AM, said:

Reiterator.

My bad didn't read your comment just wrote it.

Dont get butt hurt..

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:08 PM

 rokwell, on Sep 14 2009, 02:01 PM, said:

My bad didn't read your comment just wrote it.

Dont get butt hurt..
I'm not.

Just taking the opportunity to laugh at you. ahahaha!


:D

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:27 PM

My beat

this is one of my first beats, I'm kinda getting the hang of all this. ^this one gets off beat and has no outro, but eh
and yeah now I'm really just having fun messing with chopped up samples haha

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:33 PM

 Jadoe, on Sep 21 2009, 04:27 PM, said:

My beat

this is one of my first beats, I'm kinda getting the hang of all this. ^this one gets off beat and has no outro, but eh
and yeah now I'm really just having fun messing with chopped up samples haha
Pretty good for a first beat, my first beats were wack as fuck.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 04:44 PM

 Munoz387, on Sep 21 2009, 06:33 PM, said:

Pretty good for a first beat, my first beats were wack as fuck.
thanks, I've always liked your beats so that's cool to hear

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:32 PM

it sounds good keep at it. believe me you will suck at everything when your new at it, its gratifying after you put work into something to hear it improve. This is a good start, soon you will get an ear for good samples and drum patterns bass lines, etc. Just try to make every beat sound better than the last one, try new shit you don't usually do so you dont get stuck in ruts. If you do get stuck, smoke a L :P

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:37 AM

 Jadoe, on Sep 21 2009, 02:27 PM, said:

My beat

this is one of my first beats, I'm kinda getting the hang of all this. ^this one gets off beat and has no outro, but eh
and yeah now I'm really just having fun messing with chopped up samples haha

shit, that sounds better than my first beat!!!! keep working buddy you're most def on the right path!

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:21 AM

 Munoz387, on Sep 11 2009, 05:10 PM, said:

But I'm on a huge producer's block now which is a real kick in the balls to me, can't think of shit.

don't you just hate that-but you know what that means it's time for...CRATE DIGGIN'!

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:37 PM

 catfish and grits, on Sep 22 2009, 12:37 PM, said:

shit, that sounds better than my first beat!!!! keep working buddy you're most def on the right path!
thanks man

and i cant wait to dig some crates





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