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by zenlikethat
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dirty Dutch Vocal rapid pitch change
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Dirty Dutch Vocal rapid pitch change

Hey all, I was wondering what effect or instrument to use to achieve the Dirty Dutch style pitch up/down with vocals. I tried to transpose and that works well, but I guess you can't automate that parameter. or can you? Should I use the pitch envelope? Could you post a Youtube clip of what specifica...
by zenlikethat
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Basslines
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Re: Basslines

hi pass filtering. yep I'd do that in sampler and I'd have the filter frequency linked to an lfo and an envelope.I don't much luck with analog in general. check out this... http://www.ableton.com/blog/2011/10/11/afrodjmac-bros-out-operator/ its a good approach. by multiple patches I mean that the b...
by zenlikethat
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why is the default volume -12dB on a few instruments?
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Why is the default volume -12dB on a few instruments?

Just wondering why? And should I set them all to 0dB by default? I think it also has to do with drum racks - if the default for Simpler was higher, then playing several hits at once in a drum rack would clip. Exactly. Ever had your ears jabbed by an unexpectedly loud, trebly instrument that you jus...
by zenlikethat
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Basslines
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Re: Basslines

probably multiple patches, definitely glide and pitch bending and envelopes, formant or hi resonance high pass filtering? bit depth reduction? Word. I've found that resampling Redux/Dynamic Tube/Saturator in a couple of different ways has interesting results. I never thought of using high resonance...
by zenlikethat
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Basslines
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Re: Basslines

Layering a sub is GOLDEN. I will generally take whatever the more mid-rangey bass sound I have and layer underneath it a sine wave (usually one or two octaves lower, wherever the optimal BUMP is- remember, lower pitch does not always equal more bump). Then Low Pass it to avoid high frequency overton...
by zenlikethat
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Warming up mixes
Replies: 24
Views: 3783

Re: Warming up mixes

That was kind of rad. I've only listened to it on my shitty iPad speaker at this point, and by the end I felt like maybe it could use a bit of tightening up structurally, but there were a lot of sounds in there I liked. I did not see the funk carioca drums coming on the first pass, although I guess...
by zenlikethat
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why do my mixes sound "raspy"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Why do my mixes sound "raspy"?

Multi band compressors are a bitch. You are better off fixing the mix than using one. You will do more damage than good if u don't know what u r doing. Ha. I'm rapidly starting to figure this out. Are there any good resources for do's/don'ts/tutorials of using them? I have a feeling that I'm on the...
by zenlikethat
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why do my mixes sound "raspy"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Why do my mixes sound "raspy"?

well for me it's obvious. You use EQ and multi band compression on already ultra compressed mastered tracks. And you mash them up ! For this kind of mix, just use a light limiter and that's it. all the high hard sound you get it's because it's over compressed withouth correcting EQ. I mean, this is...
by zenlikethat
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Warming up mixes
Replies: 24
Views: 3783

Re: Warming up mixes

"To wit, overlapping frequencies can absolutely cut out harmonics and negatively effect sound quality as a result." Just wanted to add that all too often people take this (good) advice too far as well. Certainly each instrument needs to have it's own place in the frequency spectrum, but that doesn'...
by zenlikethat
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Warming up mixes
Replies: 24
Views: 3783

Re: Warming up mixes

can we hear your tracks so we can tell if there is something wrong ? http://funnybonesbeats.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mind-set-me-free-final.mp3 This one has a lot of elements that I like, and I didn't use any Multiband Dynamics on it- just a tiny spot of limiting to get a little extra volume ...
by zenlikethat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Program to Remotely Control Instrument Rack Macros
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Program to Remotely Control Instrument Rack Macros

I am really interested in using guided evolution algorithms and other techniques to making digital music- I was just wondering, if I were so inclined, what would be the best (fastest to code/most efficient/bug and latency free) way to remotely control an Instrument Rack's macros with a (say, Python)...
by zenlikethat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Warming up mixes
Replies: 24
Views: 3783

Warming up mixes

What method(s) do you guys use to warm up your ITB mixes? Mine seem to often come out pretty cold and digital sounding. I have felt like I've been layering and choosing sounds carefully to achieve maximum punch, but perhaps I need to examine different approaches? Lots of other producers seem to blow...
by zenlikethat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why do my mixes sound "raspy"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Why do my mixes sound "raspy"?

Hard to say exactly without seeing what you're doing, but from the sound of it I'd guess it might be the multiband compressor. If you're compressing all the bands, you're probably really flattening the highs and bringing them too far forward into the mix. Makes them more in your face over shorter d...
by zenlikethat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why do my mixes sound "raspy"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Why do my mixes sound "raspy"?

So, I have improved a lot with my mixes/mastering over time (I know I should probably get professional mastering done, but this isn't really an option at this point- short on dough). Good monitors, subtractive EQ, and learning to work Multiband Dynamics have all helped significantly but a lot of the...
by zenlikethat
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Stereo Master Outputs From Audio 2 DJ
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Stereo Master Outputs From Audio 2 DJ

Why do you need four outputs to connect to two monitors? Your master to channels 1/2 should be plenty. Channel 1 to the left monitor, channel 2 to the right. Or are you trying to connect two pairs of monitors? As for guitar cables, check your monitor documenation to see if guitar cables are okay to...