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  1. Rhythmikal

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    I was wondering if any1 would like to share some good instrument combinations to use within a beat they know of or have discovered. Some shit just sounds right together. Some i like to use:

    - Grand piano / electric jazz guitar / strings / acoustic bass
    - Pads / strings / smooth synth / deep synth bass
    - Synth leads / brass sections / orchestra hits

    sAfE.
     
  2. Nuff B

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    piano and strings/marimba and 808/e piano goes with anything/wurlitzer piano, jazz or rock organ, fretless bass, jazz gtar, and florian piano never fail
     
  3. samuelock

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    piano/strings/organ - my usual combo
    classical style piano/hits/timpani
    flute/pads/strings
    horns/strings/hits

    and much much more
     
  4. Rhythmikal

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    thank u.
     
  5. Vince

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    Samples and samples
     
  6. Rhythmikal

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    if were talkin vinyl. simple, but very true.
     
  7. static

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    soft saw synth/ pad/ 808(bass drum, hats)/ e-piano(treble all the way down)/rich strings.

    sounds like a good combo to me :p
     
  8. andreas

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    It all depends on how and what you use the instruments for.

    Here's some tips.

    Use something phat for a bassline (well, duh)
    Use something broad and phat for the middle range on the spectrum/soundscape like an organ or rhodes or something like that.
    And use something light and thinner for the upper high part of the soundscape.
    THen the fillins parts. if you wanna use some additional parts and bits and fills in the middle spectrum. Keep em kinda thin so they won't disturb the soundscape.

    Bass - Phat
    Middle - Phat (Organ, Les Paul & Rickenbacker Guitar, Rhodes, Cello)
    High - Thin (Piano, Synth, High violin, Thin guitars like a steelguitar)
    Fillups - Thin ((Piano, Synth, High violin, Thin guitars like a steelguitar)

    It's all about how and what you fill the room with. Not as much as wich instruments you use. Just be sure to fill the space. There's nothing worse then a beat that feels like a little pea inside of a shoebox.

    Just how I see it
     
  9. Kontents

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    Simply put It all depends on the sound your going for.

    Dark and Gangster-Piano/Strings/Simple Bass
    West coast-Synth/Mid range Piano/ Bass line that leads the way/Stab of strings
    East Coast-Mainly piano/hits/Bassline
    well its my point of view, your all entitled to your own.

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  10. open mind

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    i agree with andreas on this one.
    try to fill every space low mid and high u can use whatever combo u want as long as it fills the mentioned space and as long as it sounds good to your ear u cant be wrong.have fun experimenting nu shit.if u not feeling inspired then uhhhhhhhm well let me think................................. PUMP A TIMBALAND PRODUCED TRACK AND THERE U GO!!! hehehe.