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by clayton.dickmann
Fri May 10, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Volume Fader Question
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Volume Fader Question

the Live meters show peak and RMS levels. also, there are those small horizontal lines which are short-term peak hold meters. oh, and the number in the oval field is a long-term peak hold value (if you click on the value it resets to -infinity). peak levels show the absolute highest signal levels f...
by clayton.dickmann
Fri May 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Volume Fader Question
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Volume Fader Question

Can someone explain the difference between the solid green lines and the more "opaque" lighter green line above when looking at the volume meter? Which one should I be looking at/paying attention to with concerns to overall head room? i.e. if the solid green lines are peaking at -6, but the more opa...
by clayton.dickmann
Wed May 01, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Production Tip - Fullness and Perceived Loudness
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Production Tip - Fullness and Perceived Loudness

Can anyone help explain the main reason my tracks are still not sounding as bright and loud as professional quality tracks? My tracks still sound a bit muffled and overall are quieter than most professional tracks - just dont have the same oomf! I believe a lot of it is do to EQing and Compression, ...
by clayton.dickmann
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best beginner/intermediate hardware synths
Replies: 3
Views: 522

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: 522

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: 466

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: 178

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: 95

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: 110

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: 155

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: 124

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: 188

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: 334

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: 277

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: 277

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...