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by Dr. Fluffenstein
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best MIDI Controller for Controlling VST's?
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Best MIDI Controller for Controlling VST's?

I'm looking for a MIDI controller that would make it easy to control/change VST parameters without a mouse. With lots of knobs and sliders, and the ability to change the cc's of those knobs to different presets (So that I could map more knobs than are physically available). In other words a controll...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: WHat new gear would you buy if you had an extra $1000
Replies: 39
Views: 2761

Re: WHat new gear would you buy if you had an extra $1000

Personally, I'd buy this: http://www.moogmusic.com/littlephatty/?section=product&product_id=21398 Or the moog little phatty if you are willing to save up a bit more... But that's only because I like the blue buttons :) Alternatively I'd look at buying a Nord Lead 2, or a Juno 106. Nothing amazing, b...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Kicks - how do you get yours?
Replies: 27
Views: 3705

Re: Kicks - how do you get yours?

Cheers for that, the kick generator is a dll though, I think they are just for pcs. So if you are sticking with samples, which is a lot easier, how do you tune it? I have been using melodyne, but if its a combination of decaying pitches, it could be anything. I suppose I could isolate the tail and ...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Kicks - how do you get yours?
Replies: 27
Views: 3705

Re: Kicks - how do you get yours?

Rick snoman said not to put on a compressor only outside the context of a mix, when you're making a track it's fine to use a compressor on your kick. I sometimes like to squeeze a kick just a tiny bit so the mids punch through. It's a matter of setting the right threshold, I find if you're compressi...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: ZebraCM problems in ableton, and general MIDI headaches
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: ZebraCM problems in ableton, and general MIDI headaches

Thank a lot!

I'll check it out when I get the chance.
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Do you think Beatport charts are a load of rubbish?? Read on
Replies: 15
Views: 2625

Re: Do you think Beatport charts are a load of rubbish?? Read on

They should just make it into a genre called toolhouse :)
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: ZebraCM problems in ableton, and general MIDI headaches
Replies: 2
Views: 574

ZebraCM problems in ableton, and general MIDI headaches

I keep getting parameter jumps when I use zebraCM, can they somehow be avoided? I initially used Zebra's MIDI learn function but that causes parameter jumps every time I switch presets and move the knobs a little bit. So I tried controlling Zebra through Live's parameters (the option where you can p...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to match Hats with snares
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: How to match Hats with snares

Here's the tutorial I was talking about, if you don't have sampler you can still do it with a drum rack and a pitch device placed before it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka39zTpPpFc
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to match Hats with snares
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: How to match Hats with snares

Im going crazy right now...i don´t get my hats to match my snare ( the sound of the hat) i have no idea why, im just stuck right now. any one got some tips? i want the sound of my hat to match the sound of my snare... (techno) It's up to you to decide what samples match, but you can match them fast...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MIXING BASICS
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: MIXING BASICS

emotionz22 wrote: i want to start learning how to EQ tracks...
Here's a good start: http://audio.tutsplus.com/tutorials/mix ... spot-them/

The audio examples make it really easy to follow what the author is talking about.
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question about dithering and 24 bit renders in Live
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Question about dithering and 24 bit renders in Live

fishmonkey wrote:dithering is only needed when reducing the bit depth...
Thanks for help. I did some searching on this and found out that Live converts everything to 32 bit anyways. So the bit depth always gets reduced unless you render as 32 bit.
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question about dithering and 24 bit renders in Live
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Question about dithering and 24 bit renders in Live

I'm slicing individual hits out of a 24 bit loop to save for later use and I want to export them as 24 bit. I was wondering if I should I apply dithering if I'm rendering a 24 bit sample as 24 bit? This is confusing me as I don't really understand how dithering works. Would I be better off exporting...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Any recent trance tracks that drive the dancefloor crazy?
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Any recent trance tracks that drive the dancefloor crazy?

Thanks for all the advice. I guess it's worth going to toronto for the next trance event (I'm in a smaller city right now and all they play is top 40), not a big fan of the excessively loud PA systems though which is why I was hoping someone else here has been to one. @Khazul, I actually dislike che...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Any recent trance tracks that drive the dancefloor crazy?
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Any recent trance tracks that drive the dancefloor crazy?

Can anyone or any dj's here suggest some recent trance tracks that have worked really well on the dancefloor? My arrangement skills need a lot of work so I was hoping to use this as a reference for my own tracks. I hope I don't come across as being un-original, I just want to learn a few things abou...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Am I normal?
Replies: 28
Views: 4020

Re: Am I normal?

I very frequently encounter this problem to. Maybe we're all abnormal :). I used to use this program called LMMS and I'd always finish tracks in it, I haven't actually completed any tracks in ableton for almost a year :(. I don't know if it's because the interface is incompatible with the way I thin...