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by franknputer
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why do "Pros" clip the fu*k out of Live?
Replies: 133
Views: 25774

you're also neglecting the fact that most every producer in the world intentionally smashes their music up as high as they go. NOT just the newbies. This doesn't make it right. http://www.digido.com/misc-content/honor-roll.html +1, dude. There's a lot of data that shows people don't like to listen ...
by franknputer
Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: wahhhhhhh, i want my MPC back :(
Replies: 175
Views: 34612

Sound different? No shit... 8O Waveforms look different zoomed to 1 1/2 minutes than zoomed to 10+ minutes? Congratulaions, you solved the case! Not quite. The time zoom doesn't make a difference. The db meter is all that matters. If you take a look, the Live mp3 has some clipping above 0 db's, but...
by franknputer
Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: [OT] Second Life
Replies: 47
Views: 6681

This thread drips with irony. :lol:
by franknputer
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: wahhhhhhh, i want my MPC back :(
Replies: 175
Views: 34612

I'd like to see a real comparison done - the two MP3s that were posted are useless for any kind of comparison. Just out of curiosity I opened them both in Audition - here's what I saw: Live track: http://members.cox.net/willowhaus/pix/live_track.JPG MPC track: http://members.cox.net/willowhaus/pix/m...
by franknputer
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using Amen Samples - Copyright Infringement or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3735

Technically, yes it's infringement. It hasn't been anywhere NEAR long enough for it to be public domain - somebody owns the right to that recording. If you're running it in a national ad campaign, better to cover your ass & pay the license fee.
by franknputer
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do I make an Ableton Skin out of my own skin?
Replies: 25
Views: 4110

senator adam wrote:make sure the masterfader uses foreskin.
Just don't fade up & down too often, else you'll be cleaning off the monitor. 8O
by franknputer
Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mastering Roll Off
Replies: 8
Views: 2325

I think you should really just listen while you move the low frequency point up until you hear it change, then see where you're at. If you're doing rock, you're not likely to have a lot below 50 Hz anyway, but you might lose some punch. Dunno if I'd roll off the bass & kick, unless there's an obviou...
by franknputer
Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Who wants access to Ableton's Python API? .. You? .. Ok!
Replies: 416
Views: 161166

Re: Scary cool!

noisetonepause wrote:
They're all using Ruby now...
DOH!! Beat me to it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by franknputer
Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: C'MON Ableton/Cycling74 THROW US A BONE!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3423

Couldn't you guys have fantasies about women instead? :lol:
by franknputer
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Izotope's Ozone and DIY Mastering
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Nice stuff! Honestly, sounded pretty good to me on my cheap computer speakers. ;) If I were you, I'd try an experienced mastering engineer first. Maybe you could send them one track & see what they do with it, if it's more to your liking & different from what you'd have done. If you do it yourself, ...
by franknputer
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: An article about modern mastering/Loudness (Timesonline?!)
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

Oh, and compressing for radio is just absurd. Most stations compress extremely heavily already. You would not believe the huge level differences that get ironed out on the back end with brickwall limiting. Radio is already going to squash the shit out of your music for you - you really don't have to...
by franknputer
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: An article about modern mastering/Loudness (Timesonline?!)
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

Funny how many people nowadays use the term "Mastering" when they really mean "compress the shit out of..." :lol: When was the last time anyone asked what EQ they should use for mastering? "Mastering" does not begin & end with a compressor/limiter - hell, if you're a really good mix engineer, you sh...
by franknputer
Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Stuff to do to the Amen break?
Replies: 46
Views: 14304

Honestly, most of that sounds boring to me - slice & dice the same lo-fi syncopated drumbeat? Maybe that's why so much ____core music sounds the same to me. It's a good beat, but damn - sounds like most people don't even use the more interesting part of it.

Use something else, be original.
by franknputer
Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Rolling of freqs below 20hz?
Replies: 24
Views: 4193

I just checked the specs on the sick 1500W 18" Yorkville subs we use, and their freq response is rated down to 45Hz. Freq. response is an over-hyped spec. You have to put it in context or it means nothing. Freq response at 45 Hz +/-3dB tells you something useful...I could just the same pump 45 Hz i...