Dig This -Trying to make house, but feels like I am failing

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Re: Dig This -Trying to make house, but feels like I am failing

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I like this track. Yes, it could use a bit of polishing up, as discussed in the thread above, but I find it quite listenable as is. I'm not a big House fanatic, so I don't have a huge library of tracks to compare it to. It reminds me of 1980's New Order remixes I used to listen to when I was a teenager. Overall I like the sound, and I like the direction you are taking it.

As an aside, I am also an old Winamp fan and have never really liked the monolithic media players. I have gravitated to XMMS on Linux, with a Winamp skin of course. Never used QMMP, but maybe I'll check it out.

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If I recall right, I had an issue with XMMS which I was using before QMMP, also with a winamp skin.

I am starting to become more happy with my track.
Added another vocal sample, which seems to work well in hiding the track is repetitive.
Also changed the loop a little bit.The loop has now 2 small pauses.

Been listening allot to house lately, and in general can't say I am really a big house fan. :shock:

One of my al-time favourite tracks is a house track though, but they the made allot of house I don't like at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxQQ04kN6M4 Yo want this party starting right !

Then there is Hip House, rap over a house track.
Another example of something I do like. ( with public enemy samples and some more to hide its repetitiveness )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgUoLrS5tjc

Both tracks have something in common, I can't sit still listening to them :P

And another repetitive House track I do like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAR8cq5Bl94

Wonder were that piano sample comes from, because I assume its a sample.

I did some google searching, and its not a sample.

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/q-a-wit ... story.html
Everybody got to the studio, and i wrote the verse and the chorus in the studio. I added a string line by playing half the piano line through a Prophet 2000 string sound. Prophet 2000 was also used for the piano. Roland Jx 8p was used for the bass. Now I know technically better piano sounds have come and gone since that old 32khz Prohet piano sound but none of them sound better to me.

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Re: Dig This -Trying to make house, but feels like I am failing

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Bring in the dancing girls. :D

Never give up never surrender. My fight, my frustration over failing, has come to an end.

There is more, but what gave me the most trouble, house has 5 - 6 notes in a 4 count at 120-122 bpm.
Going off and on beat.

I was already going off and on the beat, but my "melody" speed was either too fast or too slow. (using 4 or 8 notes)

I started to wonder if my bpm was set wrong, but playing my track along with a few house tracks, told me the bpm and the percussion were not the problem.

It's just a start, but I am beyond happy. Still allot of work to do, not sure if the, its gonna take all night, sapmple fits well?
Why I am so happy ? I am finally starting to understand how to do funk in LMMS.

https://soundcloud.com/user586365033/house

Am I the only person, who has trouble sitting still while listen to this ?

In my mind, my first gold record can't be far away. :P

Shame I am running out of time, This will not be finished before the best of LMMS submitting date. :(
Which is around today.

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Gps wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:33 pm
Am I the only person, who has trouble sitting still while listen to this ?
Well, it got my head bopping. 8)

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Re: Dig This -Trying to make house, but feels like I am failing

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:D

That's was what I am was hoping for.

House the revenge of Disco :wink:

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Re: Dig This -Trying to make house, but feels like I am failing

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Never give up never surrender. :D

It was a fight but finally success. An 80 ties style house track.

https://soundcloud.com/user586365033/digthis

Inspired by Kraze the Party which does not have what most house tracks have, the same loop repeating over and over again.
There is a bit of a chorus / verse in it.

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Re: Dig This -Trying to make house, but feels like I am failing

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This is making me move my head from side to side, a little dancing in place here at my standing workstation. Thanks for the groovin' beat this morning!

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