QUOTE(First_Born @ Oct 20 2008, 11:03 PM) [snapback]3975695[/snapback]
ibanez - You need to get with the times. They have been using real instruments to sample and then its chopped and sliced. It's more than just assigning keys. Plus you need more than just a MV-8800 to bring out music for the masses. Same with using a keyboard. They compose the bars and have it looped. The only difference between that and a person with live instruments, the person playing the live instrument is repeating those notes over and over while using a workstation does it for you. I've been to plenty of hip hop shows and yes they bring out the MPCs, Tritons, Moogs, Motifs and the Rolands but there have been instances where they completly redid whole songs with instruments like bass guitars, bongos, 7 piece drum sets, keyboardists etc.
By the way fruity loop is a decent learning program. Why does being bootlegged have to undermine its credibility. Many many have tried and used it to make professional beats but have failed. Only one person has taking fruity loops to the next level and garnered lots of success with it and that was 9th Wonder. He's done Jay-Z , Little Brother's entire Minstrel Show, Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, The Game, Memphis Bleek, both Buckshot's album The Formula and Chemistry. Oh he also completly remixed Nas's God's son album. And that was just using FL. So unless you can seriously back up your claim, why dont you get fruity loops and make us a beat.
- i wouldn't consider samples of other people playing instruments, chopping and slicing, using 'real' instruments.
-no, you don't need more than an MV-8800 to make music for the masses. There have been plenty of artists who do. okay, perhaps a midi keyboard. But you don't need any technical music theory or knowledge. You just need a sample library.
, you can use analog synths...or you could use midi, people wouldn't know the difference. And just because you can input notes on a midi sequence with a piano does not mean you can play piano.
, there have been instances where there are live recordings with real instruments with real musicians. but is that common? No. And is there anything special about a seasoned musician playing a melody? No
-There is no denying that you can make impressive stuff on Fruity Loops, but it is still essentially assigning notes until you get something you like, then adding effects and sounds. It may not be particularly easy for a beginner on Fruity Loops from an operational standpoint (I've been using Microsoft Word all my life and still don't know how to use some features) but once you know how everything works and how to use it properly, 'creativity' isn't so hard to come by on that program.
- and i'm not argueing that they are a bunch of talentless hacks, that's not the case AT ALL. It takes alot of good work to make a great song. I'm just saying, making beats is childs play.