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by Klaus5
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : MELODICA
Topic: Melodica Beginner Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 19375

I think what you need to do is get a melodica, then read up some basic general piano technique like chords and such so you have a general idea of what your doing, then just listen to music and try to play along by ear.Youll be knocking out your own tunes in no time! Also i imagine breathing techniqu...
by Klaus5
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Reaper (Free DAW)
Replies: 4
Views: 11699

Ive had a quick mess about on it and it seems awesome. The only downsides i notice so far is there is no midi not quantise feature (so i have to do it by hand), but then again that could be good, i shouldnt really rely on quantise, i should get my timing better! There seems to be a bigger delay betw...
by Klaus5
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Reaper (Free DAW)
Replies: 4
Views: 11699

Reaper (Free DAW)

Just a heads up that this is a very cool looking daw. Not tried it in depth yet, only just downloaded it. Its free to download and evaluate, but they ask you to purchase a £60 license if you continue using the software after that (although it remains unrestricted even if you dont). Does anyone use i...
by Klaus5
Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: MIXING DESKS
Topic: Allen + Heath System 8 Sound Console - HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 9064

i know nothing about mixing desks im afraid. But along with the power cord, you will want some kind of sound input! Doesnt look like the seller is particuarly into music stuff so dont rely on her having any audio sources to plug in for testing purposes!

Looks like a cool desk though.
by Klaus5
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : OTHER
Topic: Another question re: specific percussion instrument
Replies: 3
Views: 12951

its funny you should mention water in a bottle, because in a interview with Max Romeo on a BBC doc about jamaican music, he mentions how Lee Perry would make sounds like that, specifically water in a bottle!
by Klaus5
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Hobnox Audio Tool: Produce music in the web browser!
Replies: 4
Views: 13502

just to let people know, you can now record and save things. It takes a long time to encode and save after recording (during which you cant continue making music), but that could just be my internet/computer specs.
by Klaus5
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Anyone using Reason for Dub? looking for collaboration
Replies: 36
Views: 51801

i use reason alot because i dont have access to a studio, instruments and professional musicians. I find it very good for the drums (using the Drums addon, or refill as they call it) and instruments. The way all the instruments and effects can be tweaked and wired up to virtual mixers and what not i...
by Klaus5
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Playing and learning the bass
Replies: 11
Views: 27797

i would agree with what dubvolt has to say here. I dont know how to read music and i dont know any scales etc. (i play guitar not bass actually). How i am learning is by playing along to dub versions. Doing this you will realise how many basslines are very similar with just subtle differences in tim...
by Klaus5
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: BEGINNERS QUESTIONS
Topic: a couple of questions from a new fan of dub!
Replies: 4
Views: 10805

there is what appears to be very deliberate hiss in a version which i forget the artist/engineer of "mariguana" ("mariguana, mariguana, jah send it on yuh, feel allright now.." is the vocals i can remember) The hiss builds independant of any other effects (as far as my untrained ears can make out). ...
by Klaus5
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: OTHER GENERAL DUB TOPICS
Topic: Films & Documentaries
Replies: 9
Views: 22124

Nice! Not heard of those. Just found a link to watch Heartland Reggae in full (i think, its 48 mins).I hope its ok to post, if not feel free to delete: http://www.video.onru.ru/video/view/?id=v6854141db4 Would you know where i might find Lost in Music Deep Into Dub? I done quite a bit of searching b...
by Klaus5
Sat May 30, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : GUITAR
Topic: how to get that ching,ching guitar sound?
Replies: 52
Views: 137170

In the documentary "Studio One Story", Coxsone says how he used an Echoplex (if i recall correctly) to get the "chuck-ah" sound (as opposed to a single "ching"). I assume a light reverb with a relatively long predelay or a delay with only a tiny bit of feedback would give a similar effect, although ...
by Klaus5
Sat May 23, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: OTHER GENERAL DUB TOPICS
Topic: Films & Documentaries
Replies: 9
Views: 22124

Films & Documentaries

I know this has been touched upon in many other threads, so feel free to merge/delete if this is thought to be repitition, althought i dont think it is. What are the crucial reggae/dub related Documentaries and Films which are worth checking out? Ill start with a little list of the ones im aware of ...
by Klaus5
Wed May 20, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : MELODICA
Topic: how to clean a melodica
Replies: 5
Views: 23363

IM afriad ive never seen an actual melodica in real life, so this could be way off the mark..

Can you not unscrew it and open it up?

I had a quick google and it looks like that should be possible, as to tune it you need to open it to get to the metal reeds.
http://www.melodicas.com/tuning.htm
by Klaus5
Sat May 09, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: DUB RECORDS
Topic: Gregory Isaac - Slum in Dub
Replies: 3
Views: 11204

I know this is a very late reply, but i might as well in case you are still looking for it! I believe it to be One More Time by Gregory Isaacs, that is according to the algoriddim website (http://www.algoriddim.com/album.php?album_id=876). Im a big fan of that riddim. Check the Linval Thompson versi...
by Klaus5
Sat May 09, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: DUB RECORDS
Topic: Dub video clips
Replies: 5
Views: 13557

Re: Dub video clips

It's not free, but the DVD 'Roots, Rock, Reggae' features studio session footage of Lee Perry, and footage/interviews with Joe Higgs, The Gladiators, Mighty Diamonds, The Abbysinians, Third World and Inner Circle. <BR>Filmed in 1977 I believe. <BR> <BR>If you're into 'golden age' dub it's a must se...
by Klaus5
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: SAMPLES / LOOPS
Topic: Free No-Royalty Sample Library
Replies: 2
Views: 10225

thank you. I did look at that one, i saw it posted in another thread and its what inspired me to look for others. Im more after a free one like this which i just found http://www.freesound.org/index.php where you can search and download on a website. I know there are other sites out there like this,...
by Klaus5
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: SAMPLES / LOOPS
Topic: Free No-Royalty Sample Library
Replies: 2
Views: 10225

Free No-Royalty Sample Library

Could anyone link to free directories of public domain samples? I want to be able to type in "vibraslap" or "triangle" and get a list of totally free no strings attatched sounds to download. I know these things exist, ive used them before, but right now i cant find any. Maybe im using the wrong sear...
by Klaus5
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: SAMPLES / LOOPS
Topic: dancehall siren
Replies: 2
Views: 10191

Check out Intteruptor's Dub SIren VSTI and make your own :D
by Klaus5
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: Harmophon in dub
Replies: 7
Views: 9334

I think it sounds good. Sounds like a melodica but can be played in the style of an organ or piano as well. perfect mix. Definately has a place in reggae music! I also very much like the tune, old style roots dub! Thank you for posting the music. I also saw you have some pan pipes in one of your pic...