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by ciw
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Basics of mixing Progressive House?
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Basics of mixing Progressive House?

Rules for mixing progressive house 1. Pick the best tunes. 2. Pick the best tunes. 3. Pick the best tunes. 4. If you mix them even vaguely smoothly it will be awesome. Oh and if what you want is a simple dj mix - which I don't mean in a disparaging way, because it's quite sufficient for parties and ...
by ciw
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Need some help with an EQ problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: Need some help with an EQ problem

The others are right, no reason to cut highs by default. Unless they make your ears hurt, leave them in (...he says, having been guilty of making tunes with ear blistering highs in the past - it takes some practice to get the balance right!). If you are using an mp3 as a mastering reference that wou...
by ciw
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Need some help with an EQ problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: Need some help with an EQ problem

But in summary you are not trying to cut everything, you are trying to make it sound good. If it sounds good then don't worry. If not then stack up EQ8 points or get a better EQ. :)
by ciw
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Need some help with an EQ problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: Need some help with an EQ problem

EQ cuts are not infinitely steep: sound doesn't work that way, it's impossible to cut frequency very precisely without also smearing the signal in time. A lot like the uncertainty principle in physics. EQ8 cuts are probably 6db/octave or 12db/octave, something like that. If you stack a few EQ points...
by ciw
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Drum & Bass sidechaining question?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Drum & Bass sidechaining question?

That depends on what you're sidechaining - bass, hats, mid... - and what freqiencies of the kick/snare it overlaps with (snares in dnb are often quite bassy, with some worthwhile content around 140hz) - AND what if any, audible effect on the groove you want it to have. Do whatever works. Often I go ...
by ciw
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Monitors in the $30 to $50 range....
Replies: 16
Views: 1838

Re: Monitors in the $30 to $50 range....

Saying that, I have a mate who can put together reasonably mixed tunes on laptop inbuilt speakers. Don't underestimate the value of training your mind and your ears.
by ciw
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How much do Dj’s make
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: How much do Dj’s make

Probably depends on the music scene a bit. This is written as a former psy promoter/dj/performer very much in the alternative circuit. For big names it's determined by their value to the club. ie how many extra punters do you think will turn up because their name is on the promotion. So if you booke...
by ciw
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How To Do Spectral Morphing
Replies: 66
Views: 18568

Re: How To Do Spectral Morphing

From the blurb, that spear thing sounds like another interface on a phase vocoder. Which essentially just breaks down a sound into lots of sinusoids. And I suspect doppler shifting might be the kind of stereo fm you can achieve with e.g. waves mondomod.
by ciw
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Create high frequency sound
Replies: 13
Views: 3077

Re: Create high frequency sound

The dog's doesn't understand payback, it's just doing what comes naturally to it. If you succeed in creating a sound that annoys it (unlikely seeing how high frequency travels through walls) then better to use that in short bursts as a training aid, rather than long term. And stop if it doesn't work...
by ciw
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Are there any noise gates which open will a swell?
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Are there any noise gates which open will a swell?

+1 for volume automation, if you really want control. Crazy thought, you could try inverse phase compression. Make a rack with 2 channels, put compressor on one, followed by utility with phz-l and phz-r both clicked. You may need to stick a simple delay on the other channel to match the compressor l...
by ciw
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How To Do Spectral Morphing
Replies: 66
Views: 18568

Re: How To Do Spectral Morphing

No worries, glad to have been of use :)
by ciw
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How To Do Spectral Morphing
Replies: 66
Views: 18568

Re: How To Do Spectral Morphing

Glad you found something that does what you wanted :) Vocoders: A vocoder is an effect which applies the spectral shape (formant?) and rhythm of one stream of audio, to another stream of audio. It does this by chopping up the second stream (the carrier) into lots of frequency bands and adjusting the...
by ciw
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: ZERO LATENCY PLUGINS????
Replies: 23
Views: 4131

Re: ZERO LATENCY PLUGINS????

This is interesting, I don't have L8 so don't know about limiter but I imagine it's not zero latency though (none of the best limiters are).

I wonder what happens if you try reverb, eq8 or ping pong delay. They should be zero latency. Plus your soundcard roundtrip of course.
by ciw
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Waves Plugin for DJ SETS
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Waves Plugin for DJ SETS

There shouldn't be much need for limiting on a dj mix as all the individual tracks will have been mastered (including fairly heavy limiting) already. Are you mixing between tunes at a fairly consistent level? If so, then if you want it louder all you need do is turn up your amp (that's what you do a...
by ciw
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Where is ableton 9? :(
Replies: 40
Views: 6264

Re: Where is ableton 9? :(

keefbaker wrote: Do you not think automation that takes into account PDC is more important than having curves that are exceptionally inaccurate due to the delay compensation being out?
+1

An infinity of bugfixes with live 9 scheduled for 2014 or so would be awesome. I might even upgrade to 8 then.