Alex_G$after the first part** my bad. i sound like a tarPrits nbd
slavetraderits nbd thanks for the advice to base it off another professional song. I started with it like Swedish house mafia-one but took it my own direction. Do i need to make my melody's longer and more complex?i mean you don't have to, but if you think it will sound/feel good, you should definitely do it. I'd say add some more instruments to help add complexity. If you are gonna keep it simple, remember that your synthesis and mixing has to speak louder than your melodic complexity. If you are confused on what to do next, it usually means you are out of ideas for the song for that time being, so take a break from the and DO NOT listen to the track for a couple of days so you don't get bored of it. When you come back to it start with something simple that you think will make the track sound better, and then see if that influences you to do anything else. Since you don't have synthesis nailed down yet I would try to learn that a little better before diving in further. **get NI massive and Lennar Digital sylenth**.
slavetraderThread jacking my own thread. I need tips for making my songs complete and adding more flair. My style im trying to produce happy kinda funky uptempo house but all my tracks kind of sound the same and I don't know where to go from here... I have like 5 or 6 different projects that are all kinda meh and i dont know the solution. PS Alex; I like ableton a lot specifically the drum machines and live modes to experiment and hear different sounds but the arrangement mode thing doesnt really work for me maybe i haven't figured out how to use it well. And the piano roll sucks it doesnt matter too much but i like FLs way more(no midi keyboard yet. I will experiment more, haven't decided to stay or go yet. I like using two it gives me something different when i get bored. Even though my ability with both suffersjust keep adding different elements and try crazy shit. one way i've made some ridiculous sounds before by freezing the track, pulling it into audio and warping the shit out of the middle of it. try that and see what happens. also, start chopping out EQ's and layering your sounds. Like with a giant farty bassey saw wave, cut out the highs completely through a multiband compressor-ableton has a great one called multiband dynamics under Audio Effects PM me and ill tell you how to use that the right way. it seems like you're the only one in this group that actually wants to learn this stuff in depth. never give up, always try new shit.