The Ur-Quan Masters Home Page Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
January 23, 2020, 02:51:15 pm
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

+  The Ur-Quan Masters Discussion Forum
|-+  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release
| |-+  Technical Issues (Moderator: Death 999)
| | |-+  How to make music remix??
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: How to make music remix??  (Read 2285 times)
ZiM0917
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 7


Chmmr rules all..... wait 4 avatar...


View Profile
How to make music remix??
« on: November 10, 2006, 02:50:24 pm »

Sorry to sound a bit boring but.... How do you make remixes? I mean.... What tool are you using if u make music remix? I know you need real talent to make such thing but I'm just curious.... Embarrassed
Logged

[[8] ]                   [[ ] ] Run !! Cops!!!
Novus
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1938


Fot or not?


View Profile
Re: How to make music remix??
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 08:42:49 pm »

That varies a lot between musicians. I personally like Modplug Tracker, but I think the Precursors (who rule much more than me) use more complex and/or expensive stuff.
Logged

RTFM = Read the fine manual.
RTTFAQ = Read the Ur-Quan Masters Technical FAQ.
Halleck
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 750


Personal Text


View Profile WWW
Re: How to make music remix??
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2006, 05:18:50 pm »

I think that the Precursors (TiLT and VOiD at least) used Reason to create most of those songs, although they have since upgraded to using Protools with high-end sample libraries.

There are different ways to make remixes. In this case (remixing MOD files) you could load up the MOD into a tracker program like Modplug or MilkyTracker and fool around with it there. Or, you might be able to convert it to MIDI and import it into a sequencing program. A lot of the free tools out there are difficult to use for this purpose (In my experience, at least), although if you have a mac you can use garageband.

Here are some of the free tools I've come across:

  • Audacity (multi-track digital audio workstation. Good for sound editing, but I wouldn't reccomend trying to use it as a sequencer)
  • Rosegarden and BEAST, if you have Linux.
  • SawCutter for windows (has a synthesizer and built-in sequencer, but can't import midi- at least for the free version).
  • Free VST Synths/Effects that can be used with a Free VST Host (check out all those links!)

But to be honest most of the remixes were probably made with commercial software like Reason, Cubase, Logic, Protools, etc. Maybe even Cakewalk or FL Studio.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2006, 05:39:10 pm by Halleck » Logged


Currently working on: Going outside more

Game projects: Vega Strike / Elite Strike
TiLT
*Smell* controller
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 260


To boldly go where no Spathi has dared go before


View Profile WWW
Re: How to make music remix??
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 09:36:37 am »

Looks like I'm late to the party. Didn't notice this thread until now. Anyway...

As Halleck mentions, most of the remixes were made with commercial software/hardware. VOiD, Riku and I all used Reason, which is an excellent piece of software for someone who wants to learn to compose electronic music of some quality. Since then I've upgraded my home studio to a nearly professional level. At this level everything is a lot more complex to use and setup, but it can sound as good as anything you hear in commercial music releases. The value of my current equipment is probably somewhere in the $6000-$9000 range, which means it isn't for the casual composer. The main software I use right now is ProTools 7.1 by DigiDesign.

If you want to have a closer look at how we made the remixes, I strongly recommend downloading the Reason demo (from http://www.propellerheads.se ) which allows you to play around with its features. Note that in addition to Reason itself, we also used a variety of commercial instrument libraries that aren't included.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!