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Gotchanoddin.com Newsletter - 05/30/07
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Creative Talk - Setting up a Professional Project Studio (Part 2) top

Last Issue we went over the computer and sound card basics for setting up a professional project studio. This week, we’re going to cover midi controllers, keyboards, Vst Instruments and Synths.
Once again, regardless of what the ‘industry word’ is around town, this article is written to help demystify the independent music production tool set in a professional project studio.
  1. Keyboard Controller: There are 2 options; you can use a usb keyboard controller or you can use a keyboard workstation/synth with midi capabilities.

    A keyboard controller will be used for making beats, melodies but does not have sounds – it’s just a controller. You can also get a midi controller (M-audio.com is a great place to check out features and info for these) which will control software parameters in your software. Pricing ranges from $100-$500 or more.

    By using a keyboard/synth with midi capabilities, you can control software in a computer and also produce with the onboard sounds of the synth. These are more expensive ($700-$3000).

  2. VST Instruments and Sound Modules: Here are another 2 options for your choice of sound palette; Either invest in hardware or software gear.

    Hardware gear has been known for its richness in sound and warmth while Software instruments (VST instruments) have been known for there ease of use and affordability. When getting started with music production, VST instruments are a ‘no brainer’ when it comes to price and sound. Some hardware instruments are becoming ‘dated’ in sounds and are too pricy for the average producer getting started. Within the past year or two, software instrument quality, cpu usage and expandability have come to an all-time high and keep flourishing with new cutting edge sounds and innovative breakthroughs.

    If you enjoy hardware gear and have the budget, it will slow down the engineering aspects of your production, but you’ll be able to use it as keyboard controller for software and the sounds. We recommend starting with VST and moving towards hardware as your budget increases for the best of both worlds.
In Summary, by investing in a USB keyboard controller and a good selection of VST instruments, you can create current tracks at an affordable price. However, knowing the tools, engineering and music production tricks of the trade is the final ingredient to keeping up with the competition!

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 or email us directly at www.gotchanoddin.com/contact.html 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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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

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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.)



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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! :)
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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

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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

JUNE SOUNDS & SAMPLE GIVEAWAY (top)

This month, get the East Coast Vol.1!
Sign up for this month's giveaway today!


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.

FEEDBACK & TESTIMONIALS (top)

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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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"Gotcha noddin drumz iz the truth keepin the net blazin with fresh hip hop sounds! those down south pianos are the truth yall stop sleeping dees boys got that raw!!!"
-Roderick Taylor, Houstin TX Equipment: korg tr61, reason3, battery2, recycle2.1, cubase sx 2.2

"I searched around the internet for information on how to use the MPC 1000. I've bought books, asked in forums and then I came across "GotchaNoddin.com" and their training packages. I sent them an email requesting more information, and received a phone call the same day. The training package was customized to me and my needs in the studio. Not only did my trainer cover the MPC 1000, he also covered how to use it and other tools efficiently in my studio. There was a lot that I "thought" I knew, but my trainer opened my eyes to a whole new light. He was great and I would defiantly recommend him to others in need of guidance. THANKS!" Orlando Robinson "Squalley"
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