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by ImNotDedYet
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Your tips for chords...
Replies: 26
Views: 1812

Re: Your tips for chords...

To find the key, or scale of your melody, look at the notes in your melody, then google musical key signatures and find the ones that fit your melody's notes. If you have no sharps/flats, you're in C Major / A Minor. F sharp is G Major / E minor, yadda yadda. I - V - I is only useful once you have t...
by ImNotDedYet
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Heavy Guitar Distortion
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: Heavy Guitar Distortion

You could also try amp sims. Guitar Rig if you have Komplete. Amplitube 4 and a few sims and pedals from IK Media is free if you download the custom shop. Disadvantage is custom shop is a bit of a pain. But, it's free.
by ImNotDedYet
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live v9.5 performs better WITHOUT Multi-core support!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5546

Re: Live v9.5 performs better WITHOUT Multi-core support!!

My guess is, this is very situation dependent. There comes a point with multi-processing, where the benefit of using multiple CPUs is actually a detriment to overall system performance. At times, it actually takes more time managing what goes to which CPU and how much of it, etc. than it does to jus...
by ImNotDedYet
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Solid Cyber Monday Mixing/Mastering plug in deals
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Solid Cyber Monday Mixing/Mastering plug in deals

I've used MCompare. It's nice. I keep forgetting I have it though. ;)

Once I get to the mix stage, I like to make a copy of my previous mixdown plus save a version of the project and A/B compare that way.
by ImNotDedYet
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: So now that Simpler is on steroids, any reason to use audio?
Replies: 17
Views: 1926

Re: So now that Simpler is on steroids, any reason to use audio?

I use Audio tracks to actually play music along with the rest of my tracks. ;)
by ImNotDedYet
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do you record your analog synths?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: How do you record your analog synths?

I never DI, just straight from synth to Babyface or ADA8200 inputs. You have the gain inputs on external instruments and my pres.

If you're struggling getting enough volume however, you may want to try a DI box since adding gain at the pre would just increase the noise floor.
by ImNotDedYet
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using Arturia Beat Step Pro with Push ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Using Arturia Beat Step Pro with Push ??

From a strictly MIDI control of Live, I wouldn't get a beatstep pro if I already had a Push.

But, if you want to sequence other things such as external drum machines, external synths, etc. then the combo would be pretty tight I would think.
by ImNotDedYet
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Musical Genre
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Musical Genre

I wouldn't worry about the genre personally. There's too much overlap between genres/sub genres of house these days. What one person calls deep house, another calls techno, another calls house, etc. I'd call it deep/tech personally, but not a big thing. Check out attack magazine's online website for...
by ImNotDedYet
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why only keyboard players need 61 key controller?
Replies: 17
Views: 2317

Re: Why only keyboard players need 61 key controller?

In all honestly, when I'm on a 61 I feel far more creative. Yes, the span of your hand is approx an octave. For One note. Chances are you'll be moving around the keyboard. Do you want the bottom one to be a C0, C1? Maybe even C2??? I'd say that optimally, one would be most free to jam with two and ...
by ImNotDedYet
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why only keyboard players need 61 key controller?
Replies: 17
Views: 2317

Re: Why only keyboard players need 61 key controller?

Are you going to be able to make fatter/wider chords with your hands on a 61 key vs a 49 key keyboard? Probably not. My thumb to my pinkie can reach about a tenth interval. I'd say unless you're playing with both hands - chords in the left and melody in the right, odds are 49 keys would do the tric...
by ImNotDedYet
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why only keyboard players need 61 key controller?
Replies: 17
Views: 2317

Re: Why only keyboard players need 61 key controller?

Are you going to be able to make fatter/wider chords with your hands on a 61 key vs a 49 key keyboard? Probably not. My thumb to my pinkie can reach about a tenth interval. I'd say unless you're playing with both hands - chords in the left and melody in the right, odds are 49 keys would do the trick.
by ImNotDedYet
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Starting in music production
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

Re: Starting in music production

Worst thing about learning from youtube is it's not interactive, so you could very well be picking up bad habits with no one there to tell you that's the case. Not to mention, you only learn from youtube what you seek out to learn and not necessarily the things you need to learn at a certain point t...
by ImNotDedYet
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Possibly get some feedback on my mix down?
Replies: 23
Views: 1464

Re: Possibly get some feedback on my mix down?

Why do you have to mix loud? I never mix loud - I mix at very comfortable levels, maybe even too soft and only on occasion take the levels up or down for a quick check. You should IMO always reference professionally done stuff against yours, but I think it becomes all the more important when you're ...
by ImNotDedYet
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why I stopped using most third party plug-ins
Replies: 43
Views: 3911

Re: Why I stopped using most third party plug-ins

This is a good point, and I agree to an extent. My philosophy differs however. I've bought a number of plugins over time, many because they were on sale and provided functionality that I didn't currently have in a single compressor. I've found now there are really only a few that I go to and I get t...
by ImNotDedYet
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Possibly get some feedback on my mix down?
Replies: 23
Views: 1464

Re: Possibly get some feedback on my mix down?

I don't listen to much hip hop/R & B these days, so I'm not sure really what that genre typically sounds like. The mix sounded fine to me, but the one thing I noticed was the vocals seemed to dry. They could be jazzed up subtly, but that subtle change can make a world of difference. Check out mixbus...