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Gotchanoddin.com Newsletter - 05/18/07
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Creative Talk - Setting up a Professional Project Studio top

Regardless of what the ‘industry word’ is around town it is time to demystify the independent music production tool set and start converting your home studio into a Professional Project Studio.
How many have heard that you need a Mac, ProTools, a Triton or MPC to make professional music? All not true! Actually, that is some of the worst advice you can go by especially if you are just getting started in the music business! These days the most important tools are knowledge and your budget. By avoiding expensive hardware / software in the beginning you will protect your budget. After investing in knowledge instead of equipment - the funds needed to invest in the equipment you REALLY need, will be available! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be covering many subjects to help turn your home studio to a professional project studio. Using just a keyboard workstation and a portable hardware recorder can wield good results. However, the ease of use, turnaround time, and editing capabilities still fall short from using the computer approach. This week we’ll start with the computer and sound card specifications. The idea is to get the most powerful machine and sound card that suits your needs within your budget.
  1. Computer: A desktop (more power for the price) or laptop will do
    -Windows XP if on PC (avoid Vista as there are few available Pro Audio & hardware drivers at this time)
    -Start with 2-3ghz intel core 2 duo, 2GB ram, Fast DVD/CD Burner, 100GB operating system hard drive, recommend 200GB or higher Audio hard drive. This is for serious audio heads of course. You can use less hard drive space depending on your budget.
    -If you grew up w/ a PC, stay on a PC. If a Mac, stay on a Mac. No matter what anyone says - Today, all systems are equally powerful. It’s better to stick with what you are familiar with as you have plenty to learn already when staying on top of your engineering/production game!
  1. Soundcard: The sound card is the new mixing board of the future. They range from firewire mixing boards to firewire/usb/pci audio interfaces. To find the one best for your studio, you will choose between different inputs, outputs, midi capabilities, digital i/o options. NO SOUNDBLASTERS! These are for consumers only and will not work correctly for Pro Audio use.
    -Starting out, you’ll need only a sound card with 2 mic/line inputs, midi in & out, and 24 bit recording capability. On the other side, if you have a Keyboard or Drum machine with multiple outputs, you will need an interface with 8 mic/line inputs, midi in & out, 24 bit capability.
    -Only if you plan on recording live bands will the equipment get expensive. You’ll need additional hardware, microphones, stands, cables, etc not to mention great sounding rooms to get the best results (contact us for more info if interested in recording full bands or live music)
In summary, the computer and soundcard combination are what will provide the industry standard sound, editing capabilities, and ease of use. These days they can replace the oversized mixing board, tape machine, adat machine, dat machine, etc. from the past. It is good to simplify when getting started, protect your budget, and let your ‘engineering/production ears’ improve through time while you are getting experience in the learning stages. Afterwards, it will be easy to know what gear you need next when your ears are seasoned.  Basically you can get a computer from $600 to $2000 and a sound card for $150-$1200 depending on your needs and budget.

If you need help deciding what equipment is best for you, need further info on this topic or want to post comments, just setup a support ticket at our support center Make sure to include the best contact number and email address so we can best assist you. Thank you for your support and Keep Noddin!

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Get 15% off all items - 6 Days Left! top

From May 13th to May 23rd get 15% off all items! (training packages do not qualify)
Every item has already been discounted - Just login and your good to go!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through our support center at www.gotchanoddin.com/help
Thank you for your support and Keep Noddin!

 

New Sample Library Released! top

Trance Samples
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Reggaeton Drums Vol.4 - 24 bit & 16 bit versions! ($49.99)

Reggaeton Drums Vol.4 includes all the one shot drum samples used to create Reggaeton Drum Loops Vol.1! This sample library is built around nothing but ultra stereo mastered drums through Analog Tape that are ready to bring the heat to your Reggaeton Beats!

Get 192 Reggaeton Drums, Sound Effects, Percussion, Hats, Seasoning sounds and more. Included are 3 program files that load 64 drum samples per program.

Reggaeton Drums Vol.4 is pre-programmed to load with the Akai MPC 500, Akai MPC 1000, Akai MPC 2000/XL (4 Floppy Disks), Akai MPC 2500, Akai MPC 3000 (4 Floppy Disks), Akai MPC 4000, Roland MV 8000, Reason Refills, Korg Triton (4 Floppy Disks), Yamaha Motif/ES/XS, Creamware STS Sampler and can be imported into the Roland Fantom Series Keyboards and the Roland MC-909 (with additional RAM installed).

24 bit versions included: MPC 4000, Halion, Battery, EXS24, Kontakt, & Reason Refills.

When choosing the Wav format, the patch files to Native Instruments Battery, Kontakt, Apple Logic EXS 24 .exs, Steinberg Halion are included.


Exclusive Beat Releases top

Get $30 of sounds when ordering any one of these beats!
INSTRUCTIONS: After completing your purchase, Submit a ticket through our support center at www.gotchanoddin.com/help with the Sound Collection(s) you would like FREE.

Download links will be sent from 1-24 hours after purchase. Make sure to email the order number of purchase, desired format and collection, and the email address of where to send the link to.

This is an exclusive offer for our current clients, customers and mailing list. We appreciate your support!
buy beats EGN-Beat 055 - COLD HEARTED ($100) top
"Cold hearted. Bitter. Nothing but a sense of detachment in my heart. The ice cometh, to encase me in it’s grip. I can never feel love, I can never feel pain."
-anonymous

The track by Djzee is the backdrop for those going for the gold but at cost.  The life of a hustler is tough when you have that ambition to win, but friends and family might suffer.

The piercing piano sample used in this track encompasses the tough side of striving for a goal.  The game tends to leave the players cold hearted.

Get this beat on Audio CD, Data CD, or as an MP3 Download. Beat downloads are not instantly available. An email containing the download link will be sent within 24 hours (usually 10min. to 1hr.)



Available Formats:
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EGN-Beat 054 - WARNING ($39.99) top

Warning............Do not play the following track near senior citizens or small children.  Repetative playback will result
in severe neck injuries from head noddin.  The sample works flawlessly with the drums to create that signature......wait...whats
that......yeah.  This beat has gotchanoddin.com.  PEACE.

Get this beat on Audio CD, Data CD, or as an MP3 Download. Beat downloads are not instantly available. An email containing the download link will be sent within 24 hours (usually 10min. to 1hr.)


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Drum and Bass Vol.2! top

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Drum and Bass Vol.2 - 24 bit & 16 bit versions! ($11.99)

This kit comes with 64 Drum n' Bass /Jungle/ Dark Step sounds inspired by such artists as Roni Size, Squarepusher & Mocean Worker. Includes 24 & 16 bit files.

Drum & Bass Vol.2 is pre-programmed with 1 program files to load with the Akai MPC 500, Akai MPC 1000, Akai MPC 2000/XL, Akai MPC 2500, Akai MPC 3000, Akai MPC 4000, Roland MV 8000, Reason Refills, Korg Triton, Yamaha Motif/ES/XS, Creamware STS Sampler and can be imported into the Roland Fantom Series Keyboards and the Roland MC-909 (with additional RAM installed).

When choosing the Wav format, the patch files to Native Instruments Battery, Kontakt, Apple Logic EXS 24 .exs, Steinberg Halion are included.

Available Formats: STS, Korg Triton, EXS 24, MC-909, MPC 1000, MPC 2000/XL, MPC 2500, MPC 3000, MPC 4000, MPC 500, Battery, Kontakt, Reason Refill, Roland Fantom, MV 8000, Halion, Wav, Motif


Reggaeton Drum Loops! top
Reggaeton Loops
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Reggaeton Drum Loops Vol.1 - 24 bit & 16 bit versions! ($49.99)

This Reggaeton Drum Loop pack is the first of its kind and cannot be found anywhere else! Get 64 Drum Loops in 24 bit and 16 bit versions. Includes drum loops at 94, 95, 96, 97, 110, & 115bpm in the wav file format. Get this loop pack shipped on CD-ROM or the download option. The download option is 150mb so make sure you're using broadband! :)
Get the Reggaeton Drum Loops Vol.1

 


Sound Collection Releases top
Trance Samples
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Trance Samples Vol.1 - 24 bit & 16 bit versions! ($34.99)

Ships 128 Trance Samples featuring a Massive Trance Drum Kit, Lead, Pad & Bass synth stabs with authentic club anthem flavour plus an impressive collection ofPercussion and texture Effects. Great for Trance, Techno & seasoning with any other style productions. Inspired by DJ Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk, Sven Väth & More! Wav Samples, Reason Refills and Battery Samples include both 24 & 16 bit files.

Available Formats: STS, Korg Triton, EXS 24, MC-909, MPC 1000, MPC 2000/XL, MPC 2500, MPC 3000, MPC 4000, MPC 500, Battery, Kontakt, Reason Refill, Roland Fantom, MV 8000, Halion, Wav, Motif

Electro Samples
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Electro Drum Kit - 24 bit & 16 bit versions! ($11.99)

Ships 64 Drum, Percussion, Effect Electro Samples & Nu-Electro Sounds. Includes 24 & 16 bit files. Great for Electro, Trance, & seasoning with any other style productions. Inspired by such artists as Kraftwerk, Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, Anthony Rother and more! Wav Samples, Reason Refills and Battery Samples include both 24 & 16 bit files.

Available Formats: STS, Korg Triton, EXS 24, MC-909, MPC 1000, MPC 2000/XL, MPC 2500, MPC 3000, MPC 4000, MPC 500, Battery, Kontakt, Reason Refill, Roland Fantom, MV 8000, Halion, Wav, Motif

neo soul sounds

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Neo Soul R&B Vol.2 ($49.99)
This all in one kit delivers that new R&B flava with the classic twist. You Get 128 pristine warm sounds which are carefully processed thru analog tape machine. It features heart pounding kicks, 64 tight bass drums, crisp snares, sparkling hihats, percussions and 32 piano chord and bass progressions.

Available Formats: STS, Korg Triton, EXS 24, MC-909, MPC 1000, MPC 2000/XL, MPC 2500, MPC 3000, MPC 4000, MPC 500, Battery, Kontakt, Reason Refill, Roland Fantom, MV 8000, Halion, Wav, Motif

midwest sounds

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Analog Tape Machine Midwest Vol.2 ($49.99)

Recorded through analog tape machine, this kit ships warm & powerful sounds of the golden years. Inspired by Kanye West & Jay-Z, these Midwest Sounds features 64 crunchy kicks, slamming snares and drums, assorted breaks & turns, 32 Effects, and 32 stabbing brasses, string progressions & synthlines.

Available Formats: STS, Korg Triton, EXS 24, MC-909, MPC 1000, MPC 2000/XL, MPC 2500, MPC 3000, MPC 4000, MPC 500, Battery, Kontakt, Reason Refill, Roland Fantom, MV 8000, Halion, Wav, Motif

synth pad samples
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Synth Pads Vol.4 ($29.99 to $39.99)

Volume 4 Features 32 additional slow & fast attacking Pad Samples. This kit adds more of a Darker, Airy, Metallic Style Pad Sounds to the Synth Pad Sample Series. Will work well with Underground Hip hop, Darkwave, Industrial, Drum & Bass, and any other mood music styles.


Available Formats: MC-909, MPC 1000, MPC 2000/XL, MPC 2500, MPC 3000, MPC 4000, MPC 500, MV 8000, Wav

reggaeton samples

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Ultra Reggaeton Vol.3 ($49.99)

Get tha 'Fuel' with Ultra Stereo Reggaeton! Packed with 128 Samples including Ultrastereo Drums, Latin Reggaeton Percussion, Percussive Synth Lines and Arpeggios, Flutes, Sweeps, & Punchy Basses. Features 64 Drums, 32 Effects, 32 Chopped Instruments.

Available Formats: STS, Korg Triton, EXS 24, MC-909, MPC 1000, MPC 2000/XL, MPC 2500, MPC 3000, MPC 4000, MPC 500, Battery, Kontakt, Reason Refill, Roland Fantom, MV 8000, Halion, Wav, Motif


News, Updates, & Info top

MAY SOUNDS & SAMPLE GIVEAWAY (top)

This month, get the West Coast Vol.1!
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GN is giving away new sounds every month!
No Purchase Necessary!


Congratulations to our March Winner Damian from
Ostroda, Poland! Check out more info & previous winners


Deadline:
May 28th.
Winner Announced:
June 1st
Winner will be selected randomly. If you already have this month's giveaway, the sound collection of your choice will be provided in its place.

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"I definently learned alot from 'how do I compress a kick drum' newsletter. I got the email, read it and immediatly introduced what I learned into my production this very hour Thanks!"
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