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JType says

Yea I think there’s probably a decent demand for it too. Would like to see it allowed, not that I make much chiptune/8-bit myself, but still.. :)

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JType says

Well, the most common basic scratching sounds are the ubiquitous “Aaaah” and “Fresh”. There are tons of others that are used all the time, but those two have to take the prize. You can perform any scratch pattern on those samples, although some of the longer scratches like flares with several clicks or orbital scratches might be a bit easier to practice if you have longer, more extended sounds. If you’re just getting started, though, just focus on the basics like the baby scratch, tear scratch, chirps, 1-click flare, etc.

A quick google search for “aah” and “fresh” led me to this site, where you can download the individual sounds – http://digitaldjtools.net/samples/classic-scratch-samples/

I’m assuming you’re not using vinyl to scratch (only judging that you asked for a “sound” and not a record), but if you are using vinyl, then you’ll need to look for Battle Records to get collections of scratching sounds.

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JType says

Yea same here.

In my later stuff (I can’t really use the word “recent” here, lol) on here, I started to make longer loops (~1min long) and full tracks.

I think the next stuff I upload will probably end up being full tracks as they seem to sell a bit better than loops.

Purely anecdotal evidence on my part, though. Interested to hear other people’s views on this.

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JType says

Hmm.. I’d like to generally be a bit more prolific than I have been for the last few years.

I have a new EP that I’m working on and I’ll release it for free (first track is already up on soundcloud).

I haven’t been producing for AJ at all recently, I would like to put out 1 AJ upload a month.

I want to put together a website to combine all my various portfolios and styles. I’m terrible at web-design, so I might need to seek some help for that. It’s way overdue.

Also, I want to put a bit more effort into promoting my work through the various networks (soundcloud, twitter, etc) that I use.

A lot of things really. :)

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JType says


On another note – does anyone here actually use the Session view? Maybe it’s just that I’ve never practised using it enough, but I’ve never really found it more useful than the Arrangement view. I guess I’m just more used to working in linear fashion anyway.
I use it primarily as a sandbox or initial skeleton for what eventually gets moved to arrangement and further fleshed out there. Since they are distinct from each other I find it really useful for comparing changes and such as well. It’s almost like having two different versions of the same track within the same project.


On another note – does anyone here actually use the Session view? Maybe it’s just that I’ve never practised using it enough, but I’ve never really found it more useful than the Arrangement view. I guess I’m just more used to working in linear fashion anyway.
I use it. Mostly for DJ-sets but sometimes also when I want to jam down a track. Although, since I got Maschine, I make a lot of the beat based songs on that.

Ah ok, it’s good to see that some here do use it then. :)

It’s funny that, in some ways it was the Session view that attracted me to try Live in the first place, but I ended up never really using it. :P

The way Live handles audio (drag and drop sampling, chopping, warp markers etc) is what keeps me using it really. That’s why I’m excited to see their improvements with sampling and midi-editing also.

Push looks great but I doubt I’d ever get more use out of it than just my standard keyboard controller.

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JType says

I’m really interested in the expanded sampling capabilities of 9, in particular the way you can, say, lift the beat from a drum loop and convert it to midi, automatically having it mapped out to kick, snare, hats, etc.

Not sure how often I’d use it myself realistically, but I’ve made use of similar features in Melodyne, to lift midi notes from samples. It can speed up the process of sampling, remixing or even just laying down ideas quite a lot.

On another note – does anyone here actually use the Session view? Maybe it’s just that I’ve never practised using it enough, but I’ve never really found it more useful than the Arrangement view. I guess I’m just more used to working in linear fashion anyway.

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JType says

I’d be very happy to put my portfolio forward for this. :)

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JType says

Focusrite Saffire 6 here. Pretty nice for the price actually. Preamps are solid and it’s very well-built.

Would love to upgrade for more features, but other things (new monitors, for example) take higher priority for me. :)

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JType says

I agree with AlumoAudio here. I think that the most important thing is, obviously, the quality of your sounds, but when it comes to profile design/layout, it’s important to prioritize making it easy for visitors to find everything they need and want, as well as making sure they can easily browse other items that will suit their tastes.

I’ve been meaning to update mine for ages now. Gotta get on that!!

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JType says

Yea, just make sure that whatever sound is playing in your Reason rack is not clipping or pushing any device too hard and I think you should be fine.

That was an interesting discussion you linked (well, before it just descended into bickering, of course :P ), but seeing as it was from back in 2005, I’m not quite sure how relevant it is to today’s versions of Reason. I’ll have to do an A/B test one of these days (been a while).

On the subject of your 2 Reason songs. I hope they do get approved. Feel free to PM me when they do and I’ll happily give them a listen and maybe some feedback on them also.

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