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I made something for the first time in a few years. I have been wanting to get back into it for a while, and I thought doing something creative would help my mind state during the lockdown.. Anyway. It's super rough and knocked together over a spare few hours here and there over the weekend but it felt good to get back into the saddle.

 

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20 hours ago, Guy Bifkin said:

I've quite enjoyed my first day of isolation so far. I've got a couple of workouts in and I bought myself a bass guitar at the weekend and have taught myself to play Super Freak and Stand By Me (badly). 

Fair play to you, Super Freak isn't really a beginner's piece. 

Just to clarify, at 0:45 I refer to the "3 on the G" when it should be the E string. It's because the actual note on the third fret is G. Late night brain, and all that.

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I want to use this time to learn Ableton. I've watched some tutorials on YouTube which has been helpful but wondered if anyone has any suggestions for tutorials that helped them/any tips.

I'm aiming to make a UK garage track as I think that could be simpler than some genres and would be a laugh.

 

Edit: I wondered whether Fruity Loops might be easier for this (though I have no experience with that either) but I want to use Ableton so I know my way around it if I want to use it for other tracks.

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I use fruity loops as it is what I have always used. I can't help with the comparison between the two but happy to help if you decide to go with fruity.

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Found an old harddrive in a drawer while doing a spring clean and it contains a bunch of tunes I'd completely forgotten about. I've uploaded a handful if anyone wants a listen. Mainly sampled hip hop beats that I think are from either when I backed up my memory card for my old MPC1000 or when I tracked in the half-decent tunes I had saved on floppy disks off my MPC2000XL before I sold it. They're nothing special but there's a couple of tracks I've completely forgotten the sample source of so would never be able to re-create, which is a shame as they had potential.

I also found three tracks to a abandoned soundtrack I started for a short film my mate was making for film school. I can't remember making them at all but they're pretty cool short electronic ambient stuff. I'll try and upload them later.

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Hello lads. It didn't seem worth starting a thread so I thought I'd ask here. 

I picked up a cheap bass a while back and am looking for a cheap small amp to try it with. I'm happy enough learning without one (as I'm shit and it's a bit of fun) but am keen to finally actually test it properly as it was so dirt cheap. 

Can any of you chaps advise of any recommendations? 

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14 minutes ago, Tommy! said:

Hello lads. It didn't seem worth starting a thread so I thought I'd ask here. 

I picked up a cheap bass a while back and am looking for a cheap small amp to try it with. I'm happy enough learning without one (as I'm shit and it's a bit of fun) but am keen to finally actually test it properly as it was so dirt cheap. 

Can any of you chaps advise of any recommendations? 

You can pick up a Fender Rumble pretty cheap second hand. They’re decent practice amps for at home. 

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As cheap as possible, as I say I'm shite and it's just a bit of fun. . I've checked lees recommendation on ebay and they seem to float in the 40 - 60 range which is OK for me. 

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Posted in another thread on here that I was gonna use this lockdown time to do something productive and learn the guitar. 

I've been practising on my wife's old acoustic from when she was younger but feel like I'd actually prefer an electric. Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent-ish beginners electric guitar for less than £200? I've seen some beginner set-ups on amazon and ebay but unsure of the quality of them. 

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33 minutes ago, Divorced Dad said:

Posted in another thread on here that I was gonna use this lockdown time to do something productive and learn the guitar. 

I've been practising on my wife's old acoustic from when she was younger but feel like I'd actually prefer an electric. Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent-ish beginners electric guitar for less than £200? I've seen some beginner set-ups on amazon and ebay but unsure of the quality of them. 

In my professional opinion as a guitar builder, you can't go wrong with a Yamaha Pacifica or anything in the Squier Affinity range. If you look about on eBay and the likes you may even be able to find something from the Squier Classic Vibe range being sold within your price range. I got a Classic Vibe Mustang a couple of months back as a guitar for messing around with in the living room for £200. Massively underrated guitars. 

In fact, the Squire Bullet Mustang is about £110 brand new and they're as good, if not better, than any guitar twice it's price.

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47 minutes ago, wordsfromlee said:

In my professional opinion as a guitar builder, you can't go wrong with a Yamaha Pacifica or anything in the Squier Affinity range. If you look about on eBay and the likes you may even be able to find something from the Squier Classic Vibe range being sold within your price range. I got a Classic Vibe Mustang a couple of months back as a guitar for messing around with in the living room for £200. Massively underrated guitars. 

In fact, the Squire Bullet Mustang is about £110 brand new and they're as good, if not better, than any guitar twice it's price.

Thanks for the reply. Any thoughts on an Epiphone Les Paul as a beginners guitar? I'm drawn to the shape of them. 

Ultimately I think I'm gonna wait until my local music shop is back open as I'd want to try a few different shapes or styles out to get a feel for what felt most comfortable but I'm aesthetically drawn to a Les Paul. 

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