How to search resource ?
As I stated in my introductory post, I am a total beginner in the field of music production and did not even take music theory classes.
This means that, before learning how to create super cool instruments and add awesome SFX, I need to learn how to structure a piece of melody or of beat, as well as how to analyze musics.
My main motivation for learning music production on DAW, is to reproduce my favourite songs...
Then I can learn how a specific style is structured, produce a voiceless version for singing karaoke, or practice the gender-bending of a song (for example metal to house, pop song to chiptune, and whatnot).
High goals and high ambition.... And it's a pain to see how much of a noob I am... I arrived at the point where I'd love to skip the learning part haha... But yeah let's be serious.
So let's say I want to copy the guts of my song.
First I try to find a provided instrument sample that sounds a bit the same (40 or 50% match is acceptable);
Then I begin to place the notes; which is not so hard because I can recognize by ear if a note height is right or wrong (chords not included though)
Then I struggle (a lot) with note lengh, until the melody sounds right;
then I wonder about the tempo, is it the right tempo I have ? And is it a 4/4 or a 3/2 that I should use ?
Then I begin to play with beat... In the end it works but it's a complete nightmare, I am only able to reproduce by massive listening but I feel like my sense of rythm is close to zero.
So my questions are, what were your main resources on these specific concerns ? I'd love to find a class or a book to train my pratice of beats, because I am going nowhere by myself, it seems. Also if you know of a tutorial where I can find the basic beat and tempo structures for every style (eg : salsa, hip-hop, reggae)?
I know I should do a bit of research on the forum myself as well, but from now all I was able to find in the tutorial section was a lot of things about how to generate effet X or Y in a given DAW or VST.
Also I am not interested at all in what's called EDM, and this makes me reject a lot of videos tutorials, because they all want me to be the next David Guetta..
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The songs/artists I may want to cover/edit when I can :
Soul Blazer OST - Southerta
Seiken Densetsu 3 OST - Electric Talk
Fairyland - Guardian Stones
Ahex Twin - Polynomial C
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Last edited by qantuum; 31-07-2017 at 09:19 PM..