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by clayton.dickmann
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best beginner/intermediate hardware synths
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Best beginner/intermediate hardware synths

Ive had an MS20 for many years and while its a great synth full of personality I wouldnt say its NOT the ideal first synth. Its ideosyncratic, dirty, wild, it needs some know-how to figure out the patching, its not ideal for live performances. Its great, but as perhaps a second or 3rd synth. If I w...
by clayton.dickmann
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best beginner/intermediate hardware synths
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Best beginner/intermediate hardware synths

I make a lot of Electro House, Bass House, and Deep House music, but only use soft synths/VSTs as of now. I would love to begin incorporating a hard synth into my productions. Anyone have any suggestions on good starter synths to look at (unfortunately I don't have 2k to drop on a prophet...). I've ...
by clayton.dickmann
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Logo Design
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Logo Design

Anyone know of any good, relatively inexpensive companies or sites for logo design? I'm looking to get a more professional logo designed, or at least a more professional version of my logo. Trying to stay under $100.
by clayton.dickmann
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best Bass House bass plugins
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Best Bass House bass plugins

Anyone have any Bass plug-ins you love using to make Bass House basses? Right now I use Massive and Serum.
by clayton.dickmann
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Legality of Bootlegs and unofficial remixes
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Legality of Bootlegs and unofficial remixes

If I make a bootleg of a track using an Acapella found online, is it legal for me to upload my bootleg to streaming services as long as I am not making money from the track? Or do I need to get permission from the original artist first before uploading?
by clayton.dickmann
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Phase cancellation
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Phase cancellation

In a track I am working on, I have some white noise that I duplicated to two tracks, panning one hard left and one hard right in order to get a very wide/spread sound. Will this cause these to phase cancel each other out when playing on a club or mono system?
by clayton.dickmann
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What Filter is being used in this track?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

What Filter is being used in this track?

Does anyone know what filter is being used on the lead bass synth in this song? Either plug-in or perhaps stock filter setting? Sounds like it starts out with a bit of EQ using a high pass filter, but seems there is something additional on it giving it that almost phased sound. Any help would be app...
by clayton.dickmann
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Theory Question - Available Chords
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Theory Question - Available Chords

Quick question that I'm guessing is pretty simple but don't know the answer to. Say I'm writing a song in the key of G major. This gives me the notes of G, A, B, C, D, E and F#. Am I able to use a G minor 9th chord and still "conform" to the key, since a Gmin9th would be G, A#, D, F and G? A# and F ...
by clayton.dickmann
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Synth Modulation
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Synth Modulation

Can anyone explain what is happening when you use one oscillator to modulate another oscillator? For example, what is happening if you use Osc. B to Modulate Osc. A in serum?

I come across quite a bit of sound design videos where this is a technique, but I want to understand what is happening!
by clayton.dickmann
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Headroom/Mixing with a limiter
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Headroom/Mixing with a limiter

The consensus on most things I read is that you should keep about -6db of headroom when making a track. I know that this means the volume of the master channel should not be going over -6db at any point. However, is this BEFORE or AFTER a limiter is applied to the master channel? I.e., should I be s...
by clayton.dickmann
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Music Theory Question
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Music Theory Question

Calling all music theory people out there! Question on chord structures (Full disclosure: I am self taught in music theory, so this may be dumb question): Say I have a C major chord (triad C E G). If I add say a 7th, 9th, 11th etc., can I take out other notes and still be "compliant" with the chord ...
by clayton.dickmann
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What is Live's reference DB level?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

What is Live's reference DB level?

I just downloaded Waves VU Meter in order to get more professional sounding tracks/volume. The manual says to make sure and calibrate the VU meter to the DAWs reference level: "This calibrates the VU meter to the DAW’s reference level. When Headroom is set to “18,” then a -18 dBFS reference tone wil...
by clayton.dickmann
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using/Understanding a VU Meter
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Using/Understanding a VU Meter

I just downloaded Waves VU Meter in order to try and get my tracks on par with professional track volume. When I put the VU Meter on the Master channel, it was maxing out in the red at 3+.... However, when I compare my track as is to reference tracks, it is significantly quieter. It doesn't really c...
by clayton.dickmann
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Gain control help
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Gain control help

(i.e. I like the fullness of my lead synth but it's still sounds like its clipping a bit and washing out other studs). How do you turn down tracks and mix at a lower volume but still get the overall volume to match a professional level? Are there certain things to put on the master channel to bring...
by clayton.dickmann
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Gain control help
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Gain control help

Thank you all! And I see what your saying about multiple compressors on the master. I am using each for a different use (a general one to catch the slightest peaks, one to boost bass, and Multiband to level frequencies out). Do you think it’s more appropriate to just use a Multiband on the master?