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by Dr. Fluffenstein
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using sample snippets for bass?
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Using sample snippets for bass?

I was wondering what your opinions are about making additive basses using a looped sample snippet in simpler. For example, taking one cycle from an 808 and looping it, then layering and using saturator to add more harmonics. Are there any problems with doing this that would make it a worse choice th...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Tuning sampled kick drums, a necessity or not?
Replies: 30
Views: 9079

Re: Tuning sampled kick drums, a necessity or not?

I'm just citing rick snoman's dvd (which is just one approach of doing things). Are those Vids any good? I've only watched the drum one, it was ok. He spent an hour talking about making and processing a kickdrum which I found interesting, but only because I like making them. And he showed a few tri...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Tuning sampled kick drums, a necessity or not?
Replies: 30
Views: 9079

Re: Tuning sampled kick drums, a necessity or not?

not necesarly the peaking freqs, but the sustain part. globally a kick is a pitch down sweep as u said, and most have no 'pith' or note at all, so don't need tuning. but on end tail or release you can get few cycles of same frequencie that have a pitch especially in synthetised ones. to be sure you...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why my CPU gets constantly frozen??
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Why my CPU gets constantly frozen??

What do you mean by frozen? As in it overloads? My CPU used to overload to 100% and higher, I solved the problem by getting a cooling fan to put under my laptop. I have an inspiron 6400 with windows xp. Maybe your laptop is overheating like mine was? If it is then try elevating it on a pair of books...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Tuning sampled kick drums, a necessity or not?
Replies: 30
Views: 9079

Re: Tuning sampled kick drums, a necessity or not?

According to rick snoman, a dance kick's dominant frequencies should match the key of your song (doesn't necessarily have to be tuned to the root), he also mentioned that 90% of kicks in sample libraries are dissonant or have phasing in a mix. Some kick samples also play a sort of chord. If you chec...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Are my attempts at synthesis futile?
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Are my attempts at synthesis futile?

Thanks for everyone's input, I appreciate it.
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Are my attempts at synthesis futile?
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Are my attempts at synthesis futile?

I recently got a hold of some virus multisamples, and after hearing some of the bass sounds I started wondering whether or not softsynths are even worth it. It seems impossible to recreate the same weight using softsynths, I'm using primarily V-Station and z3ta+, and not even the presets come close....
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Z3TA+ not rendering audio in Ableton Live 8.2.1 at 2.0x
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Z3TA+ not rendering audio in Ableton Live 8.2.1 at 2.0x

Definitely sounds great, I just haven't gotten around to learning it fully. I'm mostly unable to do stuff like load custom wavetable sets, and presets from older versions sound broken. But all that aside, it was money well spent. I was able to freeze and drag to audio after setting both offline and ...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Z3TA+ not rendering audio in Ableton Live 8.2.1 at 2.0x
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Z3TA+ not rendering audio in Ableton Live 8.2.1 at 2.0x

I recently bought version 1.5.3, but I haven't rendered anything from it yet. Given all the bugs and annoyances I've encountered so far I'm not surprised. Have you tried recording the z3ta track to an audio track as a workaround? Or maybe freezing it and dragging the clip to an empty audio track?
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.
Replies: 202
Views: 29969

Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

This is shocking and saddening news, I didn't know him personally but I truly appreciated and loved his help on this forum. His shared knowledge and kindness will be here for others to see and through this he will continue to help others who seek help. I've learned a lot from his posts and I'm sure ...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: tech house sub bass
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

Re: tech house sub bass

For example when I layer kicks, there is some frequency overlap between the two samples that might make the waveform have imperfect cycles. It's something you see when you look at the waveform. I'll use some pics off google search as an example: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://homepage2.ni...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: tech house sub bass
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

Re: tech house sub bass

nice! Will have a read through that, cheers Just got an oscilloscope which might be handy for checking wave forms http://www.kvraudio.com/db/s_m_exoscope_by_smart_electronix and a couple of spectrum analysers trying to keep stuff separate s(m)exoscope is definitely handy, it's one of the most valua...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: tech house sub bass
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

Re: tech house sub bass

mnml is back up, here's the thread I mentioned:

http://www.mnml.nl/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=66068

Should be of some help.
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: tech house sub bass
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

Re: tech house sub bass

I found a topic on mnml.nl which goes pretty in depth about sub bass. Since the site seems to be down right now here's one of the posts: (but it's worth reading the whole topic, so check it out when it's up again) He also mentioned somewhere that you shouldn't use samples for sub-bass. As for eq8, d...
by Dr. Fluffenstein
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Things you want to see explained/worked through in video?
Replies: 42
Views: 11632

Re: Things you want to see explained/worked through in video?

How to make a kickdrum that blows women's clothes off :)