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by owlmerlyn
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Does streaming really help?
Replies: 75
Views: 3866

Re: Does streaming really help?

I explain it one more time, just for you: With Spotify (and co.) WE CAN'T POSSIBLY WIN !!! They are not a future mode of advertisment and distribution, they are the enemy. In the same way that Uber is the enemy of cab drivers. Tom, you are saying that Spotify is the enemy. But is that true? Its not...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Does streaming really help?
Replies: 75
Views: 3866

Re: Does streaming really help?

Just to make it clear I'm not talking about this. I'm talking about inventing new music products that the fans can covet (and purchase). The music itself is not enough. You need context and meaning, i e a total product. This is missing from streaming and digital sales to a very large extent. Gotcha...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Does streaming really help?
Replies: 75
Views: 3866

Re: Does streaming really help?

We are musicians, we make music. If I had wanted to become a T-Shirt designer, I would have done that. I didn't! But sure, why not give out a blow job with every download? All for the low, low price of...........my dignity :x I think its kinda missing the point. Anyone is free to be a musician and ...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

...the easiest way to do what you want - get thicker vocals through micro-tuning - is to just duplicate the track a couple of times, hard-pan the duplicates, and very slightly detune the panned tracks. 2-5 cents is more than enough! Then level them so that you can't really tell they're there, but y...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

Yeah the live set rinsed my laptop as well. I'm usually surprised when a demo set doesn't drive my computer to its knees. Also the poly vocoder couldn't find its own abstraction. The rest of the patches work alright though. Ok Cool. Mostly interested in the Simple Pitch Shifter. Hopefully it doesn'...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

I downloaded this pack and there is crackling and overloads everywhere. My computer has plenty of resources and so I can only assume there is some issue with M4L in this case. How are you using it? Looks like you have strapped it across a midi instrument. And are you doing large jumps in pitch? Not...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Top 40 Freeware VST Plugins Of 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Top 40 Freeware VST Plugins Of 2014

spagbol wrote:Great find, thanks.
Ditto
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Free piano ...practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2344

Re: Free piano ...practice?

Got any local community colleges nearby? Often they have small practice rooms that can be reserved for just this thing. Maybe if you belong to a church that's another example? Break into a retirement home? Agreed... also include universities. I used to be able to access the music school of my uni, ...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Condenser Mic Recommendations for Guitar / Voice
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: Condenser Mic Recommendations for Guitar / Voice

SLEEarts wrote:Rode NT-1A is a solid choice for sure, but have you considered a ribbon mic? I loooooovvvvveee ribbons on almost everything.
Sorry for thread-jacking... but what (ribbons do you recommend?
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

Yeah. Alright I reckon. Haven't compared it with the big boy software. My laptop isn't hefty enough to support the higher quality algorithms... so it's a bit coloured compared to some helicon hardware I've got access to. Thanks. Makes sense. To get the effect right requires some hefty processing an...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Does streaming really help?
Replies: 75
Views: 3866

Re: Does streaming really help?

Ownership, i e being a part of something and some kind of relationship as well as the potential emotional qualities associated with these concepts are something you can sell. If you're smart and not only focused on making as good music as you can (us perhaps). Sorry, just re-read, and I think we ag...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Does streaming really help?
Replies: 75
Views: 3866

Re: Does streaming really help?

Yes, this is true. That and actually making products you can covet. Records can be coveted not only because of the music on them but also of the totality of the product and the sense of ownership. If you can sell that feeling again you can make money. Music is only part of the product! Exactly why ...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

oddstep wrote:if you've got Suite.. https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/max-7- ... -machines/
Brilliant thank you! Downloading as we speak. Have you used it on vocals before?
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

The two most commonly used 3rd party tools for "tuning" vocals (either transparently or as an effect) are Antares Autotune and Celemony Melodyne. Some lesser-known ones are Waves Tune and iZotope Nectar. None of them are particularly cheap, I'm sorry to say. My personal recommendation is Melodyne -...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Pitch shifter for vocals.

Hi all I am trying to do some subtle pitch shifting on the lead vocal to thicken it and bring it out of the mix, like they do in hip-hop / pop etc. I have tried to use the Ableton Frequency Shifter effect, but I am not getting the required results. I think a frequency shifter and pitch shifter opera...