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    Just make the music man, there are reasons you...

    Just make the music man, there are reasons you might want to restrict what you're doing but fitting into a genre isn't one of them
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    Melodies are tough. There are some basic ideas...

    Melodies are tough. There are some basic ideas you can follow, but even so it's pretty tough to create a truely amazing melody.

    The basics are:

    - Important notes (long notes, notes at the end...
  3. If you have a bass that has a modulated filter,...

    If you have a bass that has a modulated filter, like a bandpass or lowpass filter, or certain other kinds of modulation you will get a sound that has a lot of changes in frequencies. The multi-band...
  4. Doesn't matter in itself, you can write all your...

    Doesn't matter in itself, you can write all your music in C if you like, but not being able to does kind of imply you don't know how to do it properly.

    Maybe write in C and then transpose it to...
  5. You're going to need to be more specific than...

    You're going to need to be more specific than that. What are you struggling to recreate? The sound design? The drum pattern? Mixing the two together?

    If you post a couple of examples of specific...
  6. If you like the sound do it. The inversion is...

    If you like the sound do it.

    The inversion is defined by what the lowest note in the chord is, so if the 808 plays the root, then it's first inversion, no matter what the other notes are doing. If...
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    Chords can be played on all kinds of different...

    Chords can be played on all kinds of different instruments depending on what you want them to sound like. The important thing is they contain several notes at the same time.

    Sometimes...
  8. It's the chord sequence. First one is based on...

    It's the chord sequence.

    First one is based on a chromatic decending bassline e.g. F E Eb D C# etc then finding chords that fit over that like Fm -> C ->Eb -> D dim etc

    Not so sure on the...
  9. I quite like 12 tone's videos, also looking up...

    I quite like 12 tone's videos, also looking up chord sequences for your favourite songs on ultimate guitar or hooktheory
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    Most people charge for it, or you could look up...

    Most people charge for it, or you could look up studios in your area.

    I think it's unlikely you'll find anyone willing to do it for anything but money but you can try...
  11. Assuming you mean G natural minor (there are...

    Assuming you mean G natural minor (there are several minor scales)

    A lot of people find that limiting themselves to chords and notes only from the G natural minor scale is enough to allow them to...
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    Probably best to post the two then, it should be...

    Probably best to post the two then, it should be pretty obvious if we can hear it too
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    Is it really different or just subtly different?...

    Is it really different or just subtly different?

    They won't be exactly the same due to small differences in the way they generate the waveform

    If they're really different make sure the...
  14. Band in a box? Might not be exactly the format...

    Band in a box?

    Might not be exactly the format you want though
  15. If you have lots of elements a very simple bass...

    If you have lots of elements a very simple bass sound is often best so it won't get in the way of the rest of the track.

    Have you tried just a simple sinewave or lowpassed saw that just follows...
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    Think about making your base loop or chord...

    Think about making your base loop or chord progression longer. 4 bar chord progressions get old a lot faster than 8 or 16 bar chord progressions. Just double the length of all your chords and go from...
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    Start with several sawtooth waves detuned. Then...

    Start with several sawtooth waves detuned. Then lowpass them.

    Hope that makes sense
  18. Lowpassed detuned saws maybe a little reverb. ...

    Lowpassed detuned saws maybe a little reverb.

    Or a strings patch on your instrument library
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    You can't play any note against any chord and...

    You can't play any note against any chord and have it sound consonant as long as it's in the same key. That's only for beginners: it works ok in 90% of cases but it's not true in all cases. Play B...
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    Moved this to the showcase forum where it belongs...

    Moved this to the showcase forum where it belongs

    I think pull it back to nothing and introduce a nice slow chord minor chord progression, like lowpassed pad or organ. Then you can return to your...
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