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What loops were used in Jhene Aiko’s “Sativa” ?

Sep 22, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on What loops were used in Jhene Aiko’s “Sativa” ?

When I was browsing sounds I was hearing a sound that I recognized from one of my favorite songs, and so I decided to do some research and found out that the sounds come from a library I am already subscribed to. Goes to show you that you can use loops and get placed on a major album. How about that?

I also used FL studio to make the beat , but honestly you can use any platform to make this track.

 

The sample libraries used for this beat remake are:

 

 

 

 

 

VOX – The Vocal Toolkit Vol. 1

 

 

 

 

 

Medasin – Microdose Vol. 1

Both of these sample libraries are available from Splice:

If your interested in getting some sounds for yourself, please use this link:

https://splice.com/vip/DillioT2K

For the 808 I used the RSOUND Dillie BASE plugin:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This plugin is exclusively available on DillioT2K.com

How to create track-out or stems from your FL Studio Sessions

Jul 01, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on How to create track-out or stems from your FL Studio Sessions

Exporting steps is the key part of taking your tracks from FL studio and putting them into the hands of an engineer so that I can be recorded upon in Protools, Studio and ect.  Follow this quick step by step sequence to help you get your tracks from the screen to the radio!

Step 1. Highlight the the top track selector in your pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2. Double click to select all the tracks in the pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3. Access your mixer window

 

 

 

Step 4. Select Channel 1 on your mixer window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5. Press and hold Control,Shift, and L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5. Click on file, Export Wav and select your file destination. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6. Click on Split Mixer Tracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7. Click Start and your done!!

Dem chords Vol. 1 Customet support F.A.Q.

Jun 24, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on Dem chords Vol. 1 Customet support F.A.Q.

Troubleshooting


I own MAC and I am unable extract the files.

Try using Keka! This is a free download that enables you to unzip any .rar file Mac OSX.

Download Here


More content will be added as needed. Thank you for visiting DillioT2K.com!

How to fix computer noise in studio monitors.

Jun 21, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on How to fix computer noise in studio monitors.

Here are a list of quick ideas and solution to help you get rid of that annoying sound in your Monitors.

  • Switch to balanced cables
  • Check to make sure the power outlet is grounded by using a tester
  • Use a SPIDIF optical audio device.
  • This is a dangerous solution that you can use at your own risk and that is to use a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter,
  • Make sure the audio interface isn’t near the computer
  • Make sure all of your drivers are up to date

I know its not much but I know that when i was trying fix this issue I solved by switching outlets and making sure that outlet was properly grounded.

 

How to arrange a song on the MPC Live.

Jun 12, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on How to arrange a song on the MPC Live.

Song Mode

A full length song, or beat on the MPC platform is a series of patterns that are chained together. These smaller patters are the building blocks for a song. So for instance you could have one patter represent the intro of a song, another patter represent the verse, and then another pattern could be the hook.  Once you understand this it is extremely easy to make a full length song on the MPC.

The MPC has two basic modes when it comes to sequencing. The pattern mode lets you switch between patters on the fly, while the song mode allows you to link patterns together. To go into song mode would hit the menu button and then tap the song mode in the options menu.

What you see on the Song mode is an empty list.  To populate this list there are a couple ways.

Now that you have a list of patterns in your song, now you can either hit play to listen to the result, or you can convert the list into a new sequence.

A full length song, or beat on the MPC platform is a series of patterns that are chained together.




Here are the steps


Step 1. Press the Menu button

This button reveals a menu that will allow you to access the advanced functions.


Step 2. Press the Song Icon

This icon puts the MPC into Song arranging mode.


Step 3. Pres the REC button

Witch the REC button pressed, you will start to notice that it begins to blink. Now it is ready for you select the sequences that you want to be used in your song.


Step 4. Select your sequences

As highlighted on the screen, press the pads to select the order in which you want your sequences to play, you can even repeat them if you choose


Step 5. Press stop once your finished adding sequences. 

If you do not do this step, the MPC will still think you want to add more sequences to your song.


Step 6. Press play to hear your results. 

Sit back and relax. Congratulations you have created your first song.

Conclusion.

Once you have done this on your own a few times, it will be come second nature and it can become extremely fast process to arranging your songs on this platform.

 

 

 

 

How to download Splice Samples onto your computer.

Jun 07, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on How to download Splice Samples onto your computer.

Where are my sounds ?!

So you finally subscribed to splice but you having issues download your samples to your computer.  The solution is simple! All you have to do after you login to your account is to go to the downloads page and download the client for your computer.


What is splice for my computer?

Splice for your computer is a great tool that can help you keep your new sounds organised for your music production. Once you see them on the main menue you can then click and drag all the loops and samples to your favorite DAW.  (Logic,Aleton,Reason,Maschine,MPC,FL Studio Ect.)


Will I still be able to download my samples after I have closed my subscription?

Unfortunately the answer is No!  That is why it is important to make sure every sample you download backed up on multiple places just in case of hard-rive failure or any other issues that could come up.


For further details on how to download Splice for your computer. Click this link. 

Where is a good place to get producer tags? The answer is HERE!

Jun 03, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on Where is a good place to get producer tags? The answer is HERE!

Have you ever heard of Voice Tag Gods?

If you haven’t, you should probably check into this website. They have a nice selection of different people and different styles you can choose from, and as you scroll down the list, you will see a list of producers who have used this resource including myself.  They have a great product although the turn around time feels a little lengthy to me, they made up for it with the quality of the tag that they emailed me and I’d easily come back to them again for another if I don’t want to record my own. However that may have to be another article.

If you want to hear what they have to offer. Click This.

What is Zource? Click Here to Find Out

May 31, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on What is Zource? Click Here to Find Out

Introduction To Zource

How to Install And Use

Audio Demo

What tools does Dillio use To make Music? F.A.Q.

Jan 01, 2017 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on What tools does Dillio use To make Music? F.A.Q.

How to talkbox with Massive like a boss.

Jan 10, 2016 by Dillio - Comments Off on How to talkbox with Massive like a boss.

When I first got into talk boxing. I thought that I need an expensive keyboard like a Moog Model D or a hard to find keyboard like a DX10 just to get the sound right. However that is not the case and in this article I will share with you a simple list of things you need that won’t cost a lot of money to get you started.


Table of Contents

  • Native instruments Massive
  • Natinve Instruments Talkbox Patch
  • Computer or Laptop
  • Talbox
  • Patience

Native Instruments Massive

Originally released in 2007 from Native Instruments. Massive has been one of the main go to synths for a long time. It painted the landscape for the dub-step movement and also provide a great platform for sound design. It’s 3 oscillator platform with multiple wave-tables, filters and effects made it a powerhouse in all musical genres.

This is the plugin in which you will need to use the preset I designed. If your a owner of Native Instruments Maschine, your copy comes bundled with this plugin.


Majykbox Preset

This preset features my own personal settings that I developed to provide the most efficient and flexible option available to get the best talk-box sound. To use this , simply download the preset and load it up into your instance of Native Instruments Massive.


Computer or Laptop

Got a computer ? You are good. Laptop? Same thing. Because this is a preset that runs on a plugin you will need something that can run it. The cool thing is that you can use Native Instruments Massive inside of a D.A.W. or you can run it stand alone. When I recorded my Grown Album I actually used a second computer to run the talk-box separately from my main daw. This enabled the most efficiency.


Talkbox

This is the most important element of this setup. The talk-box is what bridges the gap between the preset, the computer and you. There are various talk-boxes on the internet and my first one was a Banshee Talk-box. It worked pretty good.


Patience

I know this is the part of the article that gets kind of lofty and I normally like action and practical steps instead but this is the part that can not be taught. In order to have this work for you , you have to stick with talk-boxing and continuing to build up your skill. After that, make a video or post it on you-tube or social media with the hashtag: #majykbox  


Download the preset Here