Are you guys aware of Reddit?

ShelLuser NetherlandsMember Posts: 143 Tri

Hi gang!

Wow... this has been a rather eventful week for me and one which most certainly will leave its effects on my home studio... I somewhat stopped using Reason and instead shifted my attention to FL Studio. Having worked with Reason next to Live for most of the last 10 years... I really need to stop venting I think but it has left its marks. That's what happens if you're passionate about the whole thing.

Thing is, this started on Reddit.

Which has a rather disputable reputation I think, I know I didn't really treat the whole thing serious at first but then I discovered r/synthesizer, r/ableton, r/fl_studio but ... wait for it... You guys are a thing too: r/NativeInstruments?!

And that reputation? My take? I can't help wonder if people who are having an issue are also those who have a problem when others disagree with them. Because, yah: you can downvote posts on Reddit. And I am the nutjob who prides himself with a lot of positive karma as well as plenty of negative votings on posts. You can't please everyone and trying to uphold such a fantasy? I don't think that works out.

But yeah, in case you didn't know already: that subreddit exists and there are plenty of cool and knowledgeable people roaming there too.

As mentioned above... it was a (now) Reddit friend who pointed my attention back to FL Studio (I knew this ever since 9.7 and that AWESOME introduction video! Fall Silently folks :-)). Even got that track fully legit as payment for a Max for Live patch I made / sold :-)

I digress ;-)

Still, figured I'd throw it into the group here...


  • Simchris
    Simchris Temecula, CAMember Posts: 105 Tri

    Are you aware of spaghetti? Tastes great. Messy. ๐Ÿ˜

  • Nico_NI
    Nico_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 635 admin
    edited January 26

    Reddit can definitely be a great source of knowledge for producers. You can find a subreddit for basically every genre as well as music tech brands with lots of tips and tricks.

    Maybe we'll crash there with an official NI channel at some point! ๐Ÿค 

  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 760 admin

    Disclaimer but the NI sub-reddit is obviously not something we run ourselves.

    I'm lurking around the NI one though, amongst other more fun place on Reddit ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Paule
    Paule BerlinMember Posts: 263 Saw
    edited January 26

    @Nico NI wrote

    Maybe we'll crash there with an official NI channel at some point!

    IMHO too much advertisings in the r/NativeInstruments

  • Nico_NI
    Nico_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 635 admin

    @Paule Do you mean the Reddit advertisements? They're all over the platform and quite annoying indeed.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee AustraliaMember Posts: 553 Saw

    What is this Reddit people speak of? Is it some kind of high class place for intelligent discussions like Community Band radios?

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 1,119 admin

    Why so much hate for Redditors @JesterMgee ๐Ÿ˜† Need to know which subreddits you usually hang around cause in my experience they're pretty chill?

  • NeonBlackCat
    NeonBlackCat northern europeMember Posts: 32 Sine

    Reddit is definitely more chill than other social platforms, but oh my, thereโ€™s for sure much drama and petty feuds in there! :/

    But I keep going there if I wanna know something.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee AustraliaMember Posts: 553 Saw
    edited January 31

    Nah, I don't hang out on Reddit or any of the anti-Social platforms really, no time for that at all and my first experience it was more a wild west of egos than early days of GS. For all I know it may have changed and also may be dependant on the discussions but the few googles I have made seems it's just opinionated jerks battling over superiority half the time.... basically like the comment section of Youtube or any Facebook post about anything.

  • nico5
    nico5 Vancouver, CanadaMember Posts: 23 Sine

    On some platforms, there are significant differences in quality between channels, sub-reddits or whatever the groupings on that platform may be. Generally, the larger the group/channel/subsection, the more it deteriorates. Of course, some are ***** even while small.

    Some smaller groups or channels can be quite informative and rewarding - at least for a while.

  • D-One
    D-One PortugalModerator Posts: 536 mod
    edited February 1

    It really depends on the subreddit, on those with more mature audiences the upvote thing gets rid of trolls and toxic people fairly well... on others it might reward not-so-appropriate behavior, overall I do feel like people that just want to argue for no reason end up unavoidably with bad karma, so you can know at a glance who you shouldn't be interacting with for your own sanity, that cool to me. I personally really hate the idea of an internet that only has a "Like" button, like the approach Youtube decided to adopt recently... borrowed from IG, Facebook, and whatever else.

    I find it the fastest place to get an answer to random questions altho the knowledge level of replies has a much wider range than on the typical forum. As far as jokes go, it's pretty amazing. I use it for my more niche-based interests outside of music.

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