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Gotchanoddin.com Newsletter - 06/09/07
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Creative Talk - Setting up a Professional Project Studio (Part 3) top

The last two issues we went over the computer/sound card basics, midi controllers, keyboards, VST Instruments and Synths. This week we’ll be covering Software Engineering (Audio Sequencer program):

The Audio Sequencer is the backbone of your system which will control and record all midi and audio data. It is the master sequencer from which all of your hardware and software synths will be controlled. Audio Sequencers include: Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Audio, Sonar and protools. Most are introduced to protools first as it is highly used by many people. However, when starting out or working on any level, this is not a recommended choice. Keep in mind that these days all systems are as powerful as the next. All systems are compatible with each other in one form or another so it does not matter what you choose. The most important factor is to go through the details of which system will work best for you.

The ideal solution is a sequencer that has unlimited track capability, EQ on every track, and optimum midi/audio editing capabilities.
  1. Cakewalk Sonar: Sonar is a good system that utilizes windows drivers and directX plugins and is only available on PC. It offers unlimited tracks and has since been upgraded to have eq on every track, a mixer interface as well as VST compatibility. Sonar’s interface is unique and can either be very intuitive or can slow you down. Since the last version of Cakewalk (before Sonar) these two systems both share some midi association bugs and random crashes when using hardware outside of the computer realm. It is ready for Windows Vista 32 bit & 64 bit.

  2. Apple Logic Audio: Logic is a very powerful sequencer that offers unlimited audio tracks, EQ, and great Midi and Audio sequencing capabilities. Logic is one of the top pics however it is only available for MAC. For those that love technical programming and customizations, Logic’s midi environment is perfect. For those that want simple midi & audio setup, the details can be cumbersome especially for beginners.

  3. ProTools: The story of ProTools popularity comes from the HD & TDM DSP based system. Meaning the system uses hardware instead of the computers memory. Now that computers are very powerful the extra expense of these systems are no longer needed. ProTools LE ends up being what most people are familiar with these days. It offers only 32 tracks with no unlimited track capability, EQ is not on every track, midi editing & capabilities are the worst in the market. Most people use ProTools and another sequencer which is just another expense of time and money. The interface and tools are not user friendly to a beginning producer either. ProTools gets our least favorite rating and has for many years.

  4. Cubase: Steinberg first created the VST (virtual studio technology) that revolutionized software synthesis. Cubase also works flawlessly with Midi and Audio synchronization, unlimited tracks, EQ on every track, 3 mixer interfaces, and is also bundled with Yamaha’s Motif sounds in the Halion player in cubase 4. Not to mention, Cubase (& Nuendo) are the only programs that record in 32 bit. 32 bit is not a hardware conversion but a software one that gives double the amount of headroom, no clipping when recording, and also provides an analog tape saturation effect that gives vocals and instruments a natural warmth – yes digital warmth! Cubase also offers surround sound mixing capabilities and an advanced ‘control room’ for specific headphone mix routing capabilities when tracking a full band. Cubase is our top recommendation and has been for years. It is the easiest to begin engineering with or continue on a professional level.
  1. Nuendo: Nuendo has all the same capabilities of Cubase and more. However, if you do not work with video hardware or in surround sound on every project it is probably not work the extra expense. Cubase will be best.
In summary, every producer/engineer has to learn the skill of engineering and making beats. From there, you’ll find what works best for you. Studio & production tricks are created daily by being familiar with your own studio tools. Protect your budget by making sure to do the research on each element of gear you plan on investing, avoid getting bogged down by buying too much gear at the same time… Afterwards, dig in and have fun creating!

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 Releases top

Trance Samples

Motif ES Hip Hop Drum Kit 1 ($4.99)

Motif ES Hip Hop Drum Kit 2 ($6.99)

Motif ES Hip Hop Drum Kit 3 ($5.99)

Motif ES Hip Hop Drum Kit 4 ($3.99)

Motif ES Hip Hop Drum Kit 5 ($5.99)

Motif ES Hip Hop Drum Kit 6 ($5.99)

These Motif ES Hip Hop Drum Kits 1-6 are pre-programmed 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, 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.

Try Free Motif Samples and test them for yourself - Just choose the hardware or software sampler you need them preprogrammed for!

Exclusive Beat Releases top

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buy beats EGN-Beat 057 - WOMAN ($79.99) top
Women.  They can be gentle passionate loving creatures.  And at other times they can be vindictive, viciouse, and aggressive.  This is also how this beat can be described.  The ethnic drums glides effortly across out the track with passionate warm pads adding to the mix for the bridge and all of a sudden the hook
gives way for an aggressive viciouse synth pad.  Women.  Don't let the cute smile and soft booty fool you.

Who can we see on this track? Keisha Cole, Nicole Sherzinger, Olivia, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett  

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 056 - HOME MOVIE ($49.99) top

If one of you beat junkie/artist makes it big, you will probably run into Kim Kardashian in the club some day.  The "Home Movie" beat is only meant to be played in the hottest club where you will find such celebrity party chicks and your chance at a web distibuted home movie.  The vintage synth pad on the hook and tintallating bouncing lead is sure to get that Party Chick in the party mood.

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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Sample Library Releases 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.


Drum and Bass Vol.2! top

Trance Samples
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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
MP3 Demo Radio:
Battery Sounds [lofi]
Battery Sounds [hifi}

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

MP3 Demo Radio:
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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

MP3 Demo Radio:
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Battery 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

MP3 Demo Radio:
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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 May Winner Roderick Taylor from
Houston, TX! Check out more info & previous winners


Deadline:
June 28th.
Winner Announced:
July 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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