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General Chatter / Re: [DISCUSSION] doing some kind of improvisation experiment
« Last post by Saga Musix on October 02, 2022, 17:53:09 »
Some thoughts:
- Randomly pitching percussion instruments isn't new, it has been tried often enough. In MOD music in particular it's easy to do and can be heard in some tracks.
- Popularity absolutely doesn't correlate with how clever or innovative a technique is.
- Nobody looking at a 808 in 1983 would have predicted that a simple fast repetition of 808 hi-hats would ever become popular.
- As soon as something becomes defining for a genre, don't expect any big innovation. It's pretty much by definition that innovation will not be possible anymore at this point apart from breaking out into a completely new genre.

What I can tell that "randomly pitching percussion instruments" on its own will most probably never become the defining point of a genre. It's not impossible but it wil not be based on the cleverness or uniqueness of the idea. Most typically something like this happens because a well-known artist uses a technique in a well-liked track, and that is why people start copying it and it starts defining a (sub-)genre. They want to emulate the sound of that artist's famous track, not a clever idea (if it even is one) on its own.
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Sziasztok!

I came up with an idea a few months ago. While i was listening to some trap and breakcore and did research a bit, i came to conclusion that in both genres improvisation is usually key to success, in trap it is the 808 hi-hats and in breakcore it's the amen breaks (but i also believe there are some called "think" breaks). However, in breakcore, even tho i prefer it over trap, i'm not sure if improv is consistent enough, and it's even worse in trap, i mean, that hi-hat pattern is so annoying id rather listen to last stage of breakcore all day. But breakcore never went mainstream and i'm not sure if it even ever was more popular than trap. And since i believe both trap and breakcore arent really innovating, i was thinking of a new music philosophy (altho prolly done already) - sth like idm/braindance and breakcore/trap combined into one and reformed, even tho i think some1 already came up with this but i'm doing it anyway...
Let's say you have any regular song of any genre, core rhythm, beat and percussion are regular, but you have another layer of percussion which appears randomly on each pattern/block and is always unique, and it's sth not from 808 and not an amen break, but anything that is (hopefully) less annoying, also bpm can be anything from slow(65bpm or lofi hip-hop) to fast(250bpm or speedcore). I feel like i can't properly describe this which is why imma share a demo with yall. Also pls tell me where do most ppl prefer improvisation in music and why is the random hi-hat pattern so popular today in most electronic genres but wasn't 30 years ago?

Again youll have to use OpenMPT 1.28.06.00 or newer to open but this time i compressed in zip format. Observe channel 4 and tell me if it makes sense and if it could eventually become popular

cheers
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Free Music Downloads / (EDM/Electro) Bass and Noise 2022 (MP3)
« Last post by MellowNoiseKiev on September 28, 2022, 21:04:02 »
New my edm work.
written specially on muzakers party on Kiev city.

big tnx 2 SagaMusix to acid samples :)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M2tiqqMBg6Sa5a4VjGpSS6t3tYTVopzW/view?usp=sharing
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General Chatter / Re: Open-source and free software
« Last post by Schmitty2005 on September 28, 2022, 01:18:03 »
AirWindows VST plug-ins.

Lots of good VST2 Plug-ins with no GUI. 

Drum samples in WAV formats.  Snares, kicks, and hats.  All very good quality.

Rickenbacker bass SFZ and Renoise Instrument is available as well.  Some really good bass sounds in here!

Links on left side to downloads. 
     https://www.airwindows.com/vsts/

Source Code here :
     https://github.com/airwindows/airwindows/tree/master/plugins

and the Patreon page if you would like to support is :
     https://www.patreon.com/airwindows

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Help and Questions / Re: Converting OKT to IT, terrible quality loss of samples.
« Last post by rodentMinn on September 26, 2022, 22:07:07 »
I did the second option you suggested, and it worked great! Thank you so much!

I didn't know the Paula chip was emulated - Honestly, I thought you pulled the samples straight from an Amiga. That is really interesting with how MOD or OKT behave in comparison to IT. Now I know.

There was one thought I had, to simply have the song rewritten using my own timbre, but it just wouldn't be the same, you know?

By the way, I really like OpenMPT. It's a great program, and y'all have done an excellent job with it.
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Help and Questions / Re: Best audio interface to use with mpt?
« Last post by Svenni on September 26, 2022, 14:22:15 »
Yeah im looking at the ESI Maya 22 USB.

win 7 support according to the website.

+thanks man.
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Help and Questions / Re: Best audio interface to use with mpt?
« Last post by Saga Musix on September 26, 2022, 07:18:58 »
I use the ESI Juli@ (not in production any more). Also used a few other models such as the ESI Maya44E but in the end the Juli@ won, among other reasons because it has great Linux support too thanks to the Envy24 being used.

Good PCI cards don't need to be susceptible for electromagentic interference from the computer any more than external devices do. My recording noise floor is well below -100dB, and just turning on a single syntheiszer to record from already creates a higher noisefloor than the card's own noise. It probably also helps that the Juli@ has balanced inputs (like any good audio interface should), so the cables I connect to it don't act as an antenna for even more electromagnetic interference.

Most manufacturers will probably stop releasing Windows 7 drivers or already have. I know that ESI supports their audio hardware for a very long time (the Juli@ still receives driver updates), but they also dropped support for Windows 7 on their latest drivers. But it's very easy to find the last drivers supporting any operating system on their website. I don't know how easy that is for other manufacturers. Class-compliant USB devices have one advantage in this case - they will always work without drivers from the vendor, although potentially with reduced functionality (e.g. there will be no ASIO driver). This could be a good reason for you to get a USB audio interface.
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Help and Questions / Re: Best audio interface to use with mpt?
« Last post by Svenni on September 26, 2022, 00:31:02 »
Yeah i heard good things about rme when i was googling this.Bit pricey though at the moment. :)  I have not heard of ESI, which of their cards do you have?

Also, i heard there is higher noise floor with pci slot cards? Do you find that true because i thought todays puters were shielded well enough?

I also use still win 7 :D Might limit my choices, but i would love to hear some about what is available.
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Help and Questions / Re: Best audio interface to use with mpt?
« Last post by Saga Musix on September 25, 2022, 20:16:56 »
But yeah , i suppose focusrite would be best choice considering that, yeah?
Well, it is one reputable choice out of many as said. I have been using ESI audio interfaces for the last 15 years, and I've been very happy with them (and it's the reason why even my current PC still has a PCI slot ;)). Other people have been using RME interfaces with OpenMPT for a long while with the same opinion. There's not much you can do wrong with these brands at this price tag, I'd say.
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Help and Questions / Re: Best audio interface to use with mpt?
« Last post by Svenni on September 25, 2022, 19:45:41 »
Thanks man.

Im looking for something that i can use in the occasional game, but dont need 5.1 and mostly need it for sound work. Which is mostly mpt.

Budget 100-150 at the moment.

But yeah , i suppose focusrite would be best choice considering that, yeah?

But i was kinda asking to see if there was any audio interface that you knew specifically to work very well with mpt. But you generally answered my question, thanks.
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