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by Idle_Matt
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What parameters do you like to automate?
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: What parameters do you like to automate?

I like to automate the reverb on certain elements, especially drums. It's really noticable when there's a nice trebly reverb on the snare and hihats that rises and falls every once in a while. I also like introducing a subtle delay on the drums at certain points.
by Idle_Matt
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Are the knobs on most MIDI controllers too close together?
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Re: Are the knobs on most MIDI controllers too close together?

Most of the controllers I've used have had that problem. I guess it's just something to get used to but it would be great if there was a "roomier" controller out there. I've played around with my friend's Korg MicroKontrol before and I noticed that the knobs seems to be spaced out a little better. T...
by Idle_Matt
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best sounding audio interface under $300?
Replies: 74
Views: 12399

Re: Best sounding audio interface under $300?

I've read that 4 outs is optimal? However I've also read that 2 outputs, such as a focusrite is sufficient and will get the job done. I'm looking for one for live performance and not multi channel recording. Ideas??? The Saffire 6 has 4 outputs. What kind of stuff are you doing live? It all depends...
by Idle_Matt
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Programs for editing samples and good sites to get free ones
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Programs for editing samples and good sites to get free ones

Free loop sites usually don't have great quality stuff, but free-loops.com actually has some surprisingly good sounds here and there. best one I've found. Removing specific elements from a mix is notoriously tricky. Most of the free programs out there that claim to be able to do it for you don't rea...
by Idle_Matt
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best sounding audio interface under $300?
Replies: 74
Views: 12399

Re: Best sounding audio interface under $300?

I have a Focusrite Saffire 6 and it's excellent. It's only around $200, plus it's USB
by Idle_Matt
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Need to create a drum rack
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Need to create a drum rack

If you double-click on "Drum Rack" in the sidebar without pulling down any of the preset kits, it should open a blank rack.
by Idle_Matt
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Compression
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Compression

Tarekith - Thank you! That's very helpful! :D
by Idle_Matt
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Compression
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Compression

I use Ableton's Multiband Dynamics plugin a whole lot, especially for drums. I've also found that using a limiter on the master makes a big (positive) difference in the overall mix.
by Idle_Matt
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Compression
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Compression

I've been exploring compression more and more lately, and I've never had an actual discussion with someone about how/why to use it, when it's appropriate, when it's too much, etc. So I was wondering - how and to what extent do you, personally, use compression? What are your favorite plugins/devices ...