I find it very hard to make a good loop. I almost forgot about Hydrogen.
Looks like they are cranking out new versions too. That's great news.
For the most part, I get something in my head... like Rahzel (the
beatboxer), then try to hammer it out with the software. It seldom ends up
anything like what I intended.
I've found Hydrogen easier for hashing out beats alone, but then I try to
match tempo with any melody I've created with LMMS. There may be an easy
way to Hydrogen into LMMS, but I don't know how to. I end up sticking with
WAVs and trying to beatmap and manually trying to get the sounds working
Right now, I've been doing everything in LMMS through the piano roll. It's
tedious and slow. I find it hard to get some solid kicks and snares
sounding right, so sometimes I'll sample lightly from a rock song instead.
You may recognize the drum in Break from Toni Basil's [Oh] "Mickey" [you're
Also frustrating... even when the tracks are done they just don't have that
mastered sound to them, so I know I have a lot to improve on.
Sorry if we're going a bit off topic. I've been making tracks for about a
decade in my spare time, but I've never had a good method... Perhaps others
can chime in.
On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Grammostola Rosea <
> A. Tres Finocchiaro wrote:
>> I'm trying to do what you are describing and finding it really tough. I'm
>> not doing any professional production at all, but rather trying to duplicate
>> what I was doing previously with windows software for my own hobby.
>> I began using audacity (on Linux and Windows) for putting together loops,
>> samples and lyrics that I'll make with LMMS. I've had mixed luck doing
>> All of my previous work was made with FruityLoops + Acid. I've yet to get
>> there with LMMS and Audicaty, but I'm confident its possible.
>> Sorry for the myspace plug. I hope you all find it on-topic. Myspace's
>> player doesn't do justice to CD quality music, so combine that with computer
>> speakers and anything home made sounds like it's played through a
>> phonograph! :)
>> So if you can, play them with headphones. I'd rather not upload those
>> specifically to the site since they're not (yet) LMMS tracks. Cheers.
> Thanks for your reaction. I've opened here a topic about it to learn more:
> till now I got tips about hydrogen, freecycle, linuxsampler, renoise and
> How do you make your loops and samples? (I'm a noob on this area...)