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Hi all. I'm trying to do some electronic Reggae/Dub using Jeskola's "Buzz" program, but am having a difficult time with the rhythm programming. Particularly with what that distinctive reggae rhythm guitar sound (or sometimes even a piano, as in alot of Mad Proffessor songs I've heard). Any tips?
that's 'cos MP does not use Buzz <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":)"> <BR>If he was using it, then you would have 'difficult time'. <BR>The way you ask your question - is hard to know what is your problem - is it about actually sound/instrument or is it about sequencing (creating pattern). The way it is in dub - usually it's both, because in dub all three "components" are sort of equally part of the overall rhythm/groove: <BR>1. sound/instrument <BR>2. pattern (or actual playing) <BR>3. specific effects (for example: delay(s) for rhythm/groove or Phaser for sound-texture (which also may and often is rhythm-related(or say: tempo-related)) <BR>*********** <BR>we had couple topics on 'sound': <BR><A HREF="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... 1041866980" TARGET="_blank">guitar</A> <BR><A HREF="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... 1044691852" TARGET="_blank">piano-keyboard</A> <BR>There's no much talking there about 'computers' if any at all, but that's about how it gets done in dub <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":)">. <BR> <BR>if you'd make your question more specific. What specific task? Then maybe Buzz users will be able to give you a specific tech-tip. <BR> <BR>/respects <BR>Mike Zee, aka Dr.Zee <BR><A HREF="http://www.angelfire.com/music2/mikezee/zdl.html" TARGET="_blank">zee-dub-lab</A>
Check Hoester ".bmx" file for more info : www.hoester.com <BR> <BR>Jah Bless, <BR><A HREF="http://www.almighty-dub.com" TARGET="_top">KoCha</A>, Almighty Dub.
mda piano is a vst instrument that you can download online, put in your vst folder in buzz, and then use as a decent-sounding piano. I like putting it through a green filter on lowpass with the res up. <BR>i'd like to know what other buzz people use for the guitar skank. i have everything else down but ive yet to find a good sounding skank. -sigh- <BR>don't want to shell out for a samples cd <BR>-reef
I have stoped create main tracks with buzz but when i used it i used soundfont... It's the most realistic digital sound technology. <BR> <BR>KoCha <BR>www.almighty-dub.com
mda piano or soundfonts are both good ideas. However I found out that you can also use generic Buzz generators for the skank, the organ synths for example. The problem is that these machines usually only create tones with at least one tick length. To get a more typical reggae sound in this case you can treat the sound by envelope effects: Try very short attack, very short or no sustain and short release. Note that depending on the effect machine you will have to create patterns to trigger the ADSR envelope each time you play a note with the generator. <BR>This works for soundfonts as well, so you can try it with guitar soundfonts for example. <BR> <BR>Respect, <BR>Hoester <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.hoester.com" TARGET="_top">http://www.hoester.com</A>
Hi everybody, <BR>I produce dub and other dirty beats, and I use "shock horror" COMPUTERS. <BR>They can produce lifeless and dull music very easily. Here 3 top tips to avoid this pitfall. <BR> <BR>Experiment. Think of the stupidest thing possible to do with a beat or a melody and then do it.Go crazy, if it leads to nothing fine but 9 out of 10 you will end up with the beginnings of something, even if you can`t use that noise you will have an idea how to go about creating a noise like it which you can use. <BR> <BR>FREEWARE.It costs nothing and is easily obtainable. Dull and life less computer music is often dull becasue it is polished and perfect. Freeware often allows digital artefacts to invade the audio wave, it`s effects are often not perfect, they are not percdectly silent and introduce their own tone to the music. pro software can do this too, but come on remember the roots!!!! . <BR> <BR>Make it yourself, don`t use loops and don`t use samples that you have bought. You will fall back on them to often. Also the equipment the greats used (Tubby, Pablo, Scientist) they had modified or created, Tubby was a electrical repairman. Remember its your sound, to make that you have to invest yourself. <BR> <BR>Oh and plenty Green and good friends in the studio helps loads.