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Is it only performance of the covers you are interested in, or also recording the covers? If the former, in practice I suspect most small, independent bands DON'T contact the original artist and ask permission to perform a cover of their song - unless the artist is a friend! As a case in point, my little band haven't contacted Joni Mitchell (whose songs we ...


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Start with some kind of software, after that, the important thing is: Make LOTS of music and don't ever stop. There is a relevant quote from Ira Glass about this: It is going to ...


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Pretty sure he uses FL Studio, at least for part of the process. Another popular option is Ableton Live. Madeon's samples are very meticulously arranged, so if you if you don't have a background in music theory or some natural gift for composition you might want to get your feet wet somehow. Any old book on music fundamentals will help, or more importantly, ...


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I'm an amateur EDM producer. Based on my experience and the way I've developed as a producer, I'd say that the way you look at things is pretty accurate. Here are a few specific things I'd like to add based on my personal experience: By far and away, my most important advice is to write a lot of music. As you write more tracks, you'll become more familiar ...


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You could have the best of both worlds. You can buy a new Xponent for about $199 right now and then get a Traktor Pro 2 license for $89 (Sometimes on sale for 50% off). Download an Xponent TSI file from the web or make your own mapping... I have an S4 and my DJ partner has an Xponent (that he just bought 10/2012). They are honestly very close in feel and ...


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I have been using the Xponent for a couple of years now, and I agree with most of what Johnny said above. Here are a couple of other issues: Xponent is plastic and it just feels cheaply made. I have had many problems with the drivers for Xpoenent as well as with the sound card. The sound card is low quality. The Kontrol is metal and feels more solid. It ...


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We have two songs we play differently live to studio, one because it has two bars the owner refused to licence to us for recording, and the other one which has a range of riffs we play at the end that are instantly recognisable and despite getting permission for a couple it was too difficult to get all of them. Live, it is a non-issue. Performance royalties ...


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The roadmap is correct even though it's never a straight line. If you like learning new stuff and are curious by nature everything will work out itself if you put in the hours and work smart. Look on MacProVideo and Sonic Academy. They all have a lot useful stuff like how to remix, music theory, sound design and synthesis, software and mixing tutorials, etc. ...


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I suggest starting with a DAW. Look for free DAWs and demo versions of DAWs, and go through whatever tutorials are available. You won't need a music keyboard for this. You should be able to manage these tutorials with only very basic music theory knowledge -- if you already like house music, you probably understand a 4/4 beat. You should try: GarageBand ...


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I'll consider you know the basics of DJing and how soft/hardware works in these cases so let's try to split this question: Xponent VS Traktor S4 The main advantage of the XPONENT is that IT FREAKIN' BLINKS! It has an awesome club presence, just check any youtube video to get that. The main disadvantage is that it is a piece of crap! Excuse my french but ...


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The following bits makes Torq 2.0 better in comparison to Traktor in my opinion: Torq + Xponent has better sound quality (developed by the guys from Protools), you have a 18cell sampler, you can use VST effects as well, you can use rewire function as well. Obviously Torq has all the essential functions that Traktor has as well. I've been playing with it ...



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