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by DJ Mike Beeds
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: New Track: "Ocean's Length"
Replies: 0
Views: 110

New Track: "Ocean's Length"

Here's something I recently finished: http://soundcloud.com/mikebeeds/oceanslength

Let me know what you guys think,

Mike
by DJ Mike Beeds
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: ..:: Tarekith ::.. "Crystal Shadows" Downtempo Mix
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: ..:: Tarekith ::.. "Crystal Shadows" Downtempo Mix

Downloading now, really looking forward to this one :)
by DJ Mike Beeds
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: White Party October Mix
Replies: 0
Views: 134

White Party October Mix

Hey everyone, I want to share a mix I recently put together :) I'd like to dedicate the mix to Tarekith, who put together a great tutorial on mixing via Ableton. If you guys haven't checked it out yet, here it is: http://tarekith.com/assets/Leveling.html Here's the mix: sendspace: http://www.sendspa...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: New DJ Mix
Replies: 0
Views: 119

New DJ Mix

Hey everyone, I just want to share a recent DJ mix I made in Ableton: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ctzv2q Let me know what you guys think; if you like the track selection, or the DJing. I basically mapped out the tracks in Ableton; warped them; fixed any of the spikes in the track, which I learned ...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: seperating tracks within a song for remixing
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: seperating tracks within a song for remixing

Yeah, normally you're given the individual tracks by the original artist. It really doesn't hurt to ask the artist if you can remix his/her track, because most of the time they will agree and it will make your job of remixing much easier :) However, if that isn't an option, you could try using a fil...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Master Inserts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Master Inserts?

A reply/question for the last comment. I was previewing some of the mastering videos on Sonic Academy and they also recommended using stereo width via Sonalksis; in fact, the above recommendation of making everything 180hz and below mono is exactly what they mentioned; then of course, use stereo wid...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Bass And Kick
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Bass And Kick

How do you guys go about getting a tight mix of bass and kick? For example, do you use a mult-band compressor on the kick to get it thicker/fuller? What about the bass? I've read that it's good to compress both the kick and bass prior to compressing them both together (which is also recommended). Ho...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Time Warping help
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Time Warping help

Yeah, the first guy said it correctly -- you'll need to use a program like Ableton if you want to have your mp3s beatmatched. Otherwise, you'll just have to do it the traditional way -- with your ears :) Ableton can save warp markers, which you need to beatmatch your tracks. However, outside of the ...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: How do you get something to 320 KBPS
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: How do you get something to 320 KBPS

Another great program to use is "Audacity." I think the default setting for mp3 conversion is 320kbps. The program is free and works great -- highly recommended! ;)
by DJ Mike Beeds
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Newbie question about bass
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Newbie question about bass

It's alright, everything takes time :) Yeah, try to use an EQ (Live has EQ8 I believe) to cut out the bass, if you can't do it in arrangement (manually deleting the bass notes). For bass, you'll want to use either 1 or 2 of the EQ8 (there should be 8 different points on the line, which you can manip...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Newbie question about bass
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Newbie question about bass

You can either leave the bass track blank in the arrangement (don't have any notes playing); you can set the speaker to "off" in the recording view (and then turn it back "on" when you want bass to be in your track); there are actually many tricks to completely removing bass. Do you have bass freque...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Using a Limiter for performance
Replies: 13
Views: 5910

Re: Using a Limiter for performance

Another thing -- with the limiter, try to make sure that you aren't maximizing your track any louder than -.03 or -.02.
by DJ Mike Beeds
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Using a Limiter for performance
Replies: 13
Views: 5910

Re: Using a Limiter for performance

I've learned a bit more about this over the last week. I recently started messing around with Izotope Ozone, and there's also a really good PDF tutorial on how to use it. Thing is, you want to make sure that you don't have any spikes in your song; doing this can take some time and technique, such as...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Creating a "whoosh" sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Creating a "whoosh" sound

There should be an effect called "Noise White" under Simpler. Add that as one of your tracks, along with ping pong delay. Once you've done that, try to experiment some with the filter and frequency settings on Noise White -- I find that increasing the frequency up until the breakdown can really buil...
by DJ Mike Beeds
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Weakass Track...
Replies: 19
Views: 2109

Re: Weakass Track...

Wow... thank you guys so much for, not only listening to my track, but really taking the time to write some thoughtful feedback; I truly appreciate it... Zalo -- thanks for the fantastic visual, I'm going to experiment with that later tonight! Nick -- what compression techniques might you recommend?...