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by cubehog
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: I jumped ship to Studio one V2 sorry abelton; (
Replies: 79
Views: 13535

Re: I jumped ship to Studio one V2 sorry abelton; (

I also tried Reaper and after 2-4 weeks it became more natural to work on songs. It seems a little more efficient if you already have a song structure and use more instruments and/or audio tracks. The routing options are organized differently but it has some major advantages regarding "the complete ...
by cubehog
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Understanding Frequency Ranges
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Understanding Frequency Ranges

To understand is to listen. The graphs are only a visual representation of the audio spectrum. It takes a relatively long time to know how a certain frequency sounds. You can practice it with a little more focus. You can set up an operator instance and sweep a sine wave oscillator from the lowest fr...
by cubehog
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: tutorial to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 1833

Re: tutorial to buy

I recommend a tutorial with Timothy Allan. It´s presented with the right attitude and it can at least give you a spark of enthusiasm to refine your methods. Btw, I ordered the Reaper tutorial yesterday with Kenny Gioia and this very tutorial convinced me to switch to Reaper. Groove3 seem to hire exp...
by cubehog
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The Art of LOUD – Production masterclass with Thomas Penton
Replies: 37
Views: 5591

Re: The Art of LOUD – Production masterclass with Thomas Penton

Right after listening to the Thomas Penton tracks I listen to this ( http://www.ulikringlertrio.de/ ). And there you have it. Dynamics, modulation. I´ve learnt the more complex an arrangement gets, the more it will benefit from a mastering approach which cares about transients, air and dynamics. I´m...
by cubehog
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: home sound vs outdoor PA - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: home sound vs outdoor PA - help!

I´ve learnt that it might be good to reduce the playback from a high trackcount. Also the amount of fx can be dialed back. For some reason it is good to send out different sub groups if possible. I usually give the PA-guy drums (2), bass (1), pads (2), melodic stuff with attack+guitar (2), voc (1). ...
by cubehog
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What do you do with a lazy, unreliable lead singer?
Replies: 31
Views: 3324

Re: What do you do with a lazy, unreliable lead singer?

you stand a better chance of winning the lottery than getting anywhere in music. buy a lotto ticket. It´s okay. Thanks for the tip. I don´t measure success in sales anymore. If someone likes to listen to the stuff that´s fine. If not, life goes on but I feel happy in making music. Who says we need ...
by cubehog
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What do you do with a lazy, unreliable lead singer?
Replies: 31
Views: 3324

Re: What do you do with a lazy, unreliable lead singer?

It´s time for an update :) I am quite frank about it. I had 3 therapies (mental illness) and I am back on track. Kind of necro threading but it´s probably useful for someone else who is/was in the same situation. I didn´t have drug problems or anything related to this just an overpowering need for s...
by cubehog
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Advice on drums from Ableton with drum racks
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Advice on drums from Ableton with drum racks

I´ve learnt my lessons over the years when it comes to transitions from studio to live PA. I´d say it is best to remove any fx from the raw audiofile. I can adjust to the accoustics in the venue with subgroup eqs. I also noticed it is best not to use compressed or much effected sounds on stage thus ...
by cubehog
Wed May 25, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Achieving mono compatable mixes? mastering and mix down
Replies: 16
Views: 3185

Re: Achieving mono compatable mixes? mastering and mix down

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/815/stereospread.gif/ Maybe the pic can explain this a little more. I try to center the deep freq. But you can use the upper freq of a bassline to create a quasi stereo feel. When M/S-Eqing I usually tend to cut off freq content below 300 hz on the stereo sides....
by cubehog
Wed May 25, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Battles using Live live, with APC40 and stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: Battles using Live live, with APC40 and stuff

that was the musical equivalent of modern art. it's just pieces of scrap metal you found at some construction site... nothing more! i don't care how much shit i catch for posting this, but that was a fucking mess! worst jam session ever!!! Comparing it to Stockhausen, Cage or something they play on...
by cubehog
Fri May 20, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to finish more tracks
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: How to finish more tracks

After reading the blog there is one big question. How do people estimate their skills? I think, the ones who are realistic and blessed with enough ambition are on the right track. Usually we are not able to qualify what is good and what´s not. In music and arts in general we don´t operate with measu...
by cubehog
Thu May 19, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Where do you upload you're music to get some feedback?
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: Where do you upload you're music to get some feedback?

What about a partnership of reviews? link your music section. That´s a hard topic, imo. But here´s one suggestion. One track gets reviewed by one forum member and then in exchange the reviewed artist needs to comment on the first reviewer´s track. "I´ll do you a favor if you can give me some time." ...
by cubehog
Fri May 13, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 8 piece nu-soul band, Tremain, recorded/mixed in Ableton
Replies: 14
Views: 879

Re: 8 piece nu-soul band, Tremain, recorded/mixed in Ableton

Why doesn´t this getting bashed, because it is in the "wrong section"? Normally link to your music, right? Others are shown the red card right away before they were given a good listen. It is something different for sure, but it doesn´t seem to be fair to other guys. Granted, the promotion for a goo...
by cubehog
Thu May 12, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Perceived Sound Quality of popular soft-synths (discussion)
Replies: 33
Views: 5205

Re: Perceived Sound Quality of popular soft-synths (discussion)

I´m satisfied in terms of workflow. You can create many modulations and still keep an overview of what is going on. I don´t use presets so I can´t comment on that. Often times I put a Fabfilter Volc 2 behind an Alchemy instance when needed. Alchemy is comparable to Absynth if you compare the feature...
by cubehog
Fri May 06, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Grouping drums together and compressing them
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Grouping drums together and compressing them

Beware of compressor issues. In the last months I rather turn up the volume and let the drums "stick out of the mix". Then I do subgroup mastering with a compressor which has dry/wt knob. There seems to be a more distinguishable, clearer result in the mastering process. Try this, instead of just usi...