Threads Of Interest

Production | Dec 9, 2004

  1. Croms



    2,285 posts
    Since May 8, 2001
    Table Of Contents (Scroll down to the appropriate section)

    1. Introduction

    The Threads Of Interest is a thread in which selected production related threads are collected in one single overview.

    Because the nature of such a collection is static, we highly encourage you to keep adding your own threads which you've found useful during your stay here.

    2. Threads Of Interest

    2.1. Samples

    2.1.1. Sample Packs

    The (entire?) old DOA Sample Swap
    Clone advanced operator sample pack
    Declassified breaks pack
    Dillusion_Man Black Dog parts 1, 2 and 3
    Dubwise sample thread
    Kapsil jazz sample pack

    See also:

    Grid Wiki free samples page
    Sample gathering websites
    Awesome Google trick to find samples on the internet

    2.1.2. Drum Breaks

    These Are The Breaks (Break ID thread)
    Common drum patterns with MP3, MIDI and Kontakt instruments
    Hattrixx breakbeat tutorial
    Recycle sucks! (Or, "different techniques for break slicing")
    The all new breaks to download thread
    Manipulating breaks - different levels of resolution
    The Tighten Up (Or, "a discussion on the significance of the drummer's groove")
    Where to chop breakbeats
    What’s the best software for slicing beats?
    The TC Amen (Lots of Amen edits)
    The Big "Do You Quantise Your Dancefloor Beats?" Poll

    To find threads with downloadable breaks in, search for "breaks2dl".

    2.2. General

    2.2.1. Mixdowns & Mastering

    Just left a mastering session (What really goes on in very expensive mastering studios)
    Multiband compression
    Getting your overall mixdown LOUD!
    Tunes lacking *that* professional polish
    Mixdown quality and sample rates

    2.2.2. Music Theory

    Housy atmos and pianos
    Music theory and songwriting discussion
    The return of music theory

    2.2.3. Synthesis

    Applying Frequency Modulation to ANY Source Sound Using FM7 - Tutorial
    Synthesizing pads
    How to do C4C / Optical style bass in Kontakt
    I think I figured out how to make *FILTHY* bass! (without Kontakt!)

    2.2.4. Tips And Tutorials For Specific Software Packages

    Automation in Logic Audio (3 part series)
    Logic Tips Thread
    Max/MSP Tutorials
    The 5 Most Popular Kontakt Questions Answered

    2.2.5. Interviews / Kit Lists

    gridlok / Ryan's QA
    Dom & Roland
    RAM Trilogy

    2.2.6. Other

    Good starting set-ups for all the novice dogs
    Label database
    List of DJs and Radio shows pushing unsigned talent

    Frequency ranges and EQ settings
    Hipnotic's EQ tutorial

    Compression 101: Teh Basics
    The black art of setting compressors.. told here!
    Creative use of compression

    Shaping And Tweaking Sounds
    The Physics of Music
    Sound Design - creating the sounds for complex systems and virtual objects
    Formants and acoustic phonetics
    List of popular music programs

    Artistry vs. Engineering

    And its clone: Composition over Engineering

    2.3. Software

    2.3.1. General

    List of popular music production programs
    List of DJ / MP3 mixing software
    Huge list of FREE software and music resources

    2.3.2. Sequencers

    Cubase system linkage
    Cubase troubleshooting
    Logic, Cubase, Cakewalk - which sequencer is best?
    Visual Logic tutorial for the impatient
    What's so great about Logic?

    2.3.3. Sound Editors

    Celemony Melodyne
    Propellerheads Recycle

    2.3.4. Plug-ins

    Free VST plug-ins
    Access Indigo TDM
    Antares Filter
    Antares Tube
    Akai VZ8
    Akai VZ8 (2)
    Arturia CS-80V
    Arturia Moog Modular V
    Computer power/ VST survey
    E-mu Emulator 5
    E-mu Emulator 5 (2)
    Good VST EQ's
    Good VST FX'
    Native Instruments Battery/Kontakt
    Novation Bass-Station
    Novation V-Station
    PSP Vintage Warmer
    PSP Vintage Warmer (2)
    What is your favorite compressor plug-in?
    The soft synth that u use the most
    Software samplers
    Steinberg TLA EQ1 VST
    Steinberg X-Phraze
    TC Fireworks
    VST filters and basslines
    VST instrument as effect?
    VSTi recommendations
    Waves Transform
    Waves L1 Ultramaximizer

    2.4. Hardware

    2.4.1. Samplers

    The Sampler and SCSI FAQ - for all your SCSI Problems
    Akai MPC2000
    Akai MPC2000 (2)
    Akai MPC2000 (3)
    Akai MPC2000XL versus Korg Triton
    Akai MPC2000 versus Emu SP1200
    Akai MPC4000
    Akai MPC4000 (2)
    Akai S3000XL
    Akai S5000 opinions
    Akai Z series vs. Emu Ultra series
    Akai Z8 vs. Emu E5000 plus RFX
    Akai's new samplers
    Anyone own an Akai MPC?
    Anyone tried the new Akai MPC4000
    Emu ESI4000
    Emu ESI4000 vs. Native Instruments Kontakt
    Emu E4 vs. Native Instruments Kontakt
    Emu E5000 Ultra
    Emu E5000 vs. E6400
    Emu E5000 vs. E6400

    Emu E5000 vs. Yamaha A5000
    Emu E6400 Ultra CC Numbers
    Emu E6400 vs. Native Instruments Kontakt
    Emu E6400 - Default Cords Settings
    Emu vs. Akai
    Emu with SCSI
    Expansions for Emu samplers
    Getting samples into a Emu
    HALion vs. EMU
    How to automate an Emu E6400?
    Which sampler?
    Yamaha A4000 vs. Emu ESI2000
    Z-Plane Filters (2)
    Z-Plane filters?

    2.4.2. Studio Monitors

    The difference between active and passive monitors
    Alesis M1's
    Alesis M1's vs. Spirit Absolute 2's
    Behringer Truths vs. Spirit Absolute 2's
    Best monitor speakers under 250 quid
    Behringer Truths
    Behringer Truths vs. Tannoy Reveals
    Behringer B2031's
    Behringer Truths vs. Mackie HR624's
    Behringer Truths (2)
    Cheap but good studio monitors
    Decent cheap active monitors?
    Event PS8's
    Event PS8's (2)
    Event 20/20's
    Edirol MA10's
    Genelec 1030A vs. Mackie HR624
    HHBs Circle 5 Passives
    Mackie HR624's vs. Event 20/20's
    Mackie HR824's vs. Behringer Truths
    Mackie 624's vs. 824's (2)
    Mackie 624's vs. 824's
    Mackie HR824's
    Mackie HR824's (2)
    M-Audio BX5
    M-Audio BX8
    M-Audio Studiophile SP-8B
    Monitor advice
    Monitor advice (2)
    Monitor comparison
    Monitor placement
    Passive monitors on a 400 quid budget
    Speakers - Zero bass
    Studio monitors recommendations
    Tannoy system 600's?
    Tannoy Reveals
    Tannoy Reveals (2)
    What damages monitor speakers?
    Which active monitors are best for d&b production?
    Yamaha MSP5
    Yamaha MSP5 (2)
    Yorkville YSM1P

    2.4.3. Mixing Decks

    Analog vs. digital
    Analog vs. digital (2)
    Any reason for a digital mixer?
    Behringer MX3282A
    Digital mixers
    Digital warmth?
    Distortion in analogue/digital desks - the answers
    Experience with overdriving gain on analogue and digital mixers
    Fresh on digital desks
    Mackie 8 bus analogue versus Yamaha digital desk
    Mackie CR1604VLZ / Behringer Boards
    Mackie, Allen & Heath, Yamaha or Soundcraft?
    Mixing desks, what shall I get??
    Ray Keith on mixing desks
    Someone who really understands digital desks
    Soundcraft/Mackie mixers
    Which mixing desk within 500 quid pricerange

    2.4.4. Sound Modules / Generators

    Access Virus C
    Access Virus rackmount
    Clavia Nord Modular
    Emu Modules
    Emu Proteus 2500
    Korg MS2000 for basslines?
    Korg Triton
    Korg Z1
    Novation Supernova vs. Access Virus
    Roland Juno
    Roland MC303
    Waldorf MicroQ
    Waldorf Microwave XT
    Which Access Virus?
    Yamaha AN1X
    Yamaha DX200
    Yamaha QY70
    Yamaha RM1X

    2.4.5. Signal Processors

    Hardware Tape Echoes
    Roland VP9000
    TLA Fatman FAT-1 or EMU Audity 2000
    Tube related question

    2.4.6. Headphones

    Recommendations (1)
    Recommendations (2)

    2.4.7. MIDI Controllers

    External MIDI controller and Reason
    MIDI controllers?
    What MIDI keyboard to buy?
    Akai MPD16
    Keyboard controller recommendations

    2.4.8. Recorders

    DAT recorders
    Do you still use a DAT recorder?
    To DAT or not to DAT?
    DAT recorder versus external CD writer
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  2. nexxoussone THE CAKE IS A LIE


    nexxoussone THE CAKE IS A LIE

    2,531 posts
    Since Dec 14, 2004
  3. hipnotic



    42,717 posts
    Since Dec 12, 2002
    aw, you threw out my attractive 'sea green' colour scheme :blue:
  4. DJTRIBE ExpErieNceS ApPrEnTicE


    DJTRIBE ExpErieNceS ApPrEnTicE

    198 posts
    Since Nov 13, 2006
    Good stuff........helped me out alot, Got a bit more to read through but will be back with some questions for the Dogs on the some missed samples!!!.......nice.

    Greatly Appreciated..:spliff: :slayer:
  5. Croms



    2,285 posts
    Since May 8, 2001
    Sorry mate! Went for the more objective shade of grey in this revision. I hope you don't mind.
  6. hipnotic



    42,717 posts
    Since Dec 12, 2002
    hehe, no, sorry, that was a 'teeth-without-the-teeth' post ;)
  7. psitech Banned by DOA


    psitech Banned by DOA

    10,752 posts
    Since Jan 13, 2005
  8. rhythmicon sub|div imo tbh


    rhythmicon sub|div imo tbh

    1,232 posts
    Since Dec 6, 2006
    Looks like you finally squeezed all the appropriate thread titles into this one :teeth:

    Good work Croms

  9. sonic criminal

    sonic criminal

    sonic criminal

    1,766 posts
    Since Mar 12, 2007
    This is incredibly good... never seen a blog site this organized ... NICE ONE DOGS!
  10. crytek Banned by DOA


    crytek Banned by DOA

    851 posts
    Since Mar 20, 2007
    Oh snap..

    The Grid Threads of Interest v. 3.0 :slayer:
  11. ROKONE Hello Tyranny, goodbye gunz.


    ROKONE Hello Tyranny, goodbye gunz.

    15,924 posts
    Since Jan 25, 2005
  12. SmoothGroover Crasher


    SmoothGroover Crasher

    19,197 posts
    Since Dec 10, 2003
    WIN :slayer:

    Can we amend the title to say "if u is a n00b then you NEED to read this GETMI™" :script: b2b :teeth:
  13. laputa_sync Live Long and Prosper


    laputa_sync Live Long and Prosper

    18,870 posts
    Since Jan 2, 2007
    :script: :slayer:
  14. Croms



    2,285 posts
    Since May 8, 2001
    I'd rather have you people discussing exciting threads in here. Not in the sense of a list of recommended threads for the top post, but rather things like tips or comments in recent threads you generally liked or responses to these comments. Anything really.

    I hope this to be more effective in making this thread into a success instead of the "post contributing things in this thread if you want it to be on the front page" approach.

    Again, just experimenting.

  15. laputa_sync Live Long and Prosper


    laputa_sync Live Long and Prosper

    18,870 posts
    Since Jan 2, 2007
    ah, that sound like more goodness Croms.

  16. psitech Banned by DOA


    psitech Banned by DOA

    10,752 posts
    Since Jan 13, 2005
  17. shdw Custom User Text


    shdw Custom User Text

    7,878 posts
    Since Mar 26, 2005
    most of kitlist links are down or have diff adress now
  18. Croms



    2,285 posts
    Since May 8, 2001
    Good call. This is one of the down sides of static lists.
  19. RXYLAB



    5,338 posts
    Since Aug 13, 2004
  20. amisane



    2,501 posts
    Since May 31, 2006
  21. psitech Banned by DOA


    psitech Banned by DOA

    10,752 posts
    Since Jan 13, 2005
  22. Cedevitin



    145 posts
    Since Mar 22, 2007
  23. skuph South West Junglist


    skuph South West Junglist

    129 posts
    Since May 15, 2004
    THIS THREAD IS THE BOMB!!! :slayer: :slayer: :slayer:
  24. Amen Fyre

    Amen Fyre

    Amen Fyre

    32,296 posts
    Since Dec 2, 2005
    Saw this wasn't added, which I always thought was and is a
    good thread... (I've linked it a few times in threads, thought
    it deserved a place in here :biggrin:)

    Blu mar ten's practical advice thread.

    OK - here's some practical advice..
  25. Heretic911



    4,132 posts
    Since Dec 25, 2004
    Still not in there, or am I blind? :teeth:

    Seriously, really informative thread, one of the best things I've found on the grid. add it! :thumbup:
  26. endquoth BreakBeat wreCka


    endquoth BreakBeat wreCka

    1,943 posts
    Since May 12, 2007
    lol, Big Up man. appreciate it.

    just a note to everyone: I've made several large and small revisions to that "article" since I posted it up. some supportive information on why i chose to do something a certain way, re-worded some passages, and completely re-wrote the section on "release". alot of re-writes all over the place to try and make it as understandable as I could.
  27. Amen Fyre

    Amen Fyre

    Amen Fyre

    32,296 posts
    Since Dec 2, 2005
  28. maniacal Amirsoul


    maniacal Amirsoul

    594 posts
    Since Dec 4, 2006
    a stockpile of milk and honey. :love:
  29. DJ Wire

    DJ Wire

    DJ Wire

    87 posts
    Since Oct 21, 2002
  30. pon



    469 posts
    Since Nov 10, 2006