[fruityloops] Re: Making MIDI sound real...

  • From: "P. Diddy Records" <p_diddy_records@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 06:42:10 -0700 (PDT)

I just got the impression that MIDI was still the
thing to use now-a-days... I guess not.

So apart from samples, what do these sample CD's
contain? What TYPE of samples and how do you use them?

I've already been through using the good ol' royalty
free loops that I'm sure we've all played around with
before. But now I'm after originality. I want to hear
my OWN work... NOT someone elses, you know?

As I've said before, I've only really worked with
music programs like eJay, so this is a really big step
for me. And I'd like to gather as much info as I can.

I think my main question (apart from the sample CD
one) is: What do you need to make professional
sounding music when you're not a millionaire? That
includes software and / or hardware.

--- AndyEbling <andyebling@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Most music today is made using MIDI, right? And it
> > sounds pretty damn good! But how can I get that
> same
> > quality, authenticity and realness of sound when
> using
> > MIDI on my PC with Fruityloops?
> >
> > I just don't like that cheap & tacky sound MIDI
> > produces on PC's. I want my instruments so sound
> like
> > the real deal... Is this possible?
> One option is to load some good quality, large
> soundfonts (some of them are
> >128MB), the other is to go out and buy a good
> quality keyboard and/or rack
> synth.  I have a Korg X5D keyboard which I use as a
> master keyboard and also
> as a sound source (for sampling or for playing
> single parts at once which I
> record in n-track).  The X5D is an entry level MIDI
> synth with full size
> keys.  I chose it because it is capable of producing
> all the standard MIDI
> sounds, plus lots of pads, fx and slightly off the
> wall stuff.
> However, today you can get equally as good results
> using softsynths and not
> using MIDI at all.   Is there any particular reason
> why you really want to
> use MIDI?  Sure, it has been used by professionals
> for decades, but even the
> pros are turning in the software direction now and
> using products like
> Halion instead of hardware samplers etc.
> Many of the sounds that come with fruityloops are
> fairly low quality, that
> is because the sample size has deliberately been
> kept low in order to keep
> the demo download size to a minimum.  Registered
> users can download more
> samples from http://www.samplefusion.com or order
> the CDROMs to get access
> to all the samples.  Probably the best investment to
> go for if you simply
> want better sounds is to get some CDs from Time and
> Spaces "Creative
> Essentials" series (http://www.timespace.com.  I
> have a number of their CDs
> and use them extensively in my own tracks.  Its
> probably the best way to
> stop your tracks sounding like "just another
> fruityloops track".  If you
> can't afford sample CDs but have a portable
> recording device (like Minidisc
> or something), then you can often get great samples
> (particularly for drums)
> but sampling abstract stuff like slamming doors (for
> bass drums) or bouncing
> a golf ball of the wall (for snares); just load em
> up in a sample editor and
> play till they sound right!
> hope that helps,
> Andy

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