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by Vios
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Subtractive Filtering?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Subtractive Filtering?

I think you could try multi-band sidechain compression. Ie, use an audio effect rack that uses 3 instances eq 8 or multiband dynamics to divide your audio into the lows, the mids, and the highs. Then you could add a compressor to one of the 3 instances with sidechain enabled cued to your other track...
by Vios
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch Rise
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Pitch Rise

I would probably send all of tracks that need the pitch shift to a new audio track, then once I felt completely happy with how they sounded I would record them to that audio track, and then afterwards apply the effects/warping needed. You can automate the pitch of audio in Ableton's warping feature,...
by Vios
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: getting the reverb on a vocal just right
Replies: 6
Views: 2418

Re: getting the reverb on a vocal just right

It also could be the reverb itself doesn't match well with the vocal track. You can play with the settings of the reverb, but I would recommend trying out a few other reverbs to see what will give you the best sound. I think a good music producer should have 3-4 reverbs they're comfortable using. My...
by Vios
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is not using return tracks bad practice.
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

Re: Is not using return tracks bad practice.

I have made tracks where I only had one reverb return, but that's not typical. Most tracks I have three reverbs - typically ableton's built in reverb and omniverb in return tracks. They each sound better depending on the instrument, but together mesh really well. Anything I send to one I send to the...
by Vios
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Realistic Violin sound
Replies: 4
Views: 3190

Re: Realistic Violin sound

I recommend googling "violin sound fonts" and "string sound fonts" There are many different violin, viola, and cello sound fonts out there that sound quite good. I use the SFZ vst sound font plugin in Live to run most of my acoustic sounds (google "SFZ VST" to find the free plugin). They require mor...
by Vios
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Bad static coming from monitors...
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Bad static coming from monitors...

Are you using an audio interface or are you going out through a sound card? When I was still using my laptop or my desktop's sound card I had different noise problems depending on where I plugged in. With the audio interface I have virtually zero noise anywhere (There's a tiny amount of noise when I...
by Vios
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Drum sampling
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Drum sampling

Insert an audio track, then drag your wav/mp3 into arrangement view. Warp the track so it's in time (youtube search ableton warping if you don't know how to do this), then go and find the part you want, select it, copy and paste it into into a new Simpler.
by Vios
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: best ableton tutorials??
Replies: 81
Views: 26764

Re: best ableton tutorials??

Many different tutorials, nicely categorized, posted to my website:

http://www.abletonproductiontutorials.com/
by Vios
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Skrillex Bass Wobble
Replies: 44
Views: 13103

Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

I think with dubstep it really comes to being creative in where you place your LFOs, and use of effects. They Yoy tutorial I have posted below gave me an idea that could be done with redux I'd never thought of. Here are a couple of ideas: Dubstep Yoy Vocalish Bassline Dirty Dubstep Bassline and Inte...
by Vios
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: The perfect dubstep track (tips please!)
Replies: 12
Views: 5279

Re: The perfect dubstep track (tips please!)

Good dubstep is often done with 3 or 4 different dubstep bassline sounds, a big compressed kick drum, and a big compressed, layered (ie multiple sound samples) snare. Here are some links to some tutorials that I just posted to my website to help get you going: Dubstep Bass Wobble in Operator Dubsetp...
by Vios
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Parametric EQ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5936

Re: Parametric EQ?

A good question is: why do you want one? It takes hours and hours and hours to learn how to EQ tracks and mixes properly. I've been producing music for almost 3 years and am still far from mastery. I encourage you to learn EQ8 in and out. It gives you control over everything you could think of. Just...
by Vios
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: splitting bassline
Replies: 31
Views: 3668

Re: splitting bassline

One thing to note is that a frequency crossover is never transparent. In the analog world, a capacitor or inductor that make up a crossover cause phase shift starting about an octave above the crossover point. In the digital world, the algorithms that cause a separation of the frequencies have a sim...