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please listen to my beat

Post by blingstef » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:31 am

hi to all the veterans livers. here's the deal i'm not good in mixing and i am practicing. so to those who have proffesional speakers can you tell me if it's well mixed or far away from it? if it's closed to a good mix what'S next? put aside any artistical view. as far as you can be a technical judge. thx. http://www.blingstef.skyrock.com/player_music.html
if the link doesn't work try that one http://www.blingstef.skyrock.com/ and press play.
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Post by chapelier fou » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:28 am

nothing in the player
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Post by Stace » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:48 am

Yes there is
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Post by chapelier fou » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:21 am

oh?
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Post by blingstef » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:00 am

ok now don't try the first link THE FIRST LINK DOESN'T WORK . try the second one Pleaze hope it'll work out this time. i tried and it went well
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Post by blingstef » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:15 am

sorry having trouble with the web site it will done soon
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Post by blingstef » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:01 pm

srry for the delay. it should work now. let me know if it doesn't
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Post by blingstef » Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:15 pm

can somebody answer me and tell me what's wrong with the audio quality of the beat???
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Post by bouke » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:16 pm

The second link works...

To be honest: it's not really my kind of music but I want to give you an answer anyway (as I always apreciate people answering my questions).

First of all, I'm a beginner too so I might be wrong but I'm missing the 'boooom'. Seems there is some reverb on your kick, it has no body. Try to layer it with the same kick lowered one octave and highered one octave. Put it to a group track, compress it, EQ it...

The clap sound quite dry and could use some reverb, same for the flask blings.

Where is the bass?

Again, I'm a beginner too, so I might just be wrong... And I'm still learning...

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Post by blingstef » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:45 pm

get it but what is a group track? bassline? thought it was there. isn't enough? i mean the bassline... i used the albino bass to make it my bassline or were u thinking something more like a guitar bass?
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Post by Ruso » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:47 am

ugh that clap is so annoying.....

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Post by canine » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:37 am

there is not much that is rough about this track. Sounds a bit like you are making beats late at night at low volume -- try turning it up and turn up the bass until it moves you.

have more courage!

and listen to some devin the dude/coughee brothers on the same speakers to get a feeling for where you could be going...

compare your stuff to other music and try to hear the differences. be patient and persistent. keep going..

I think I like where your style is going, but your sound could use some work...!

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Post by blingstef » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:11 am

thanks for the time u took to answer.
Sounds a bit like you are making beats late at night at low volume
it's actually true i can't put my speaker to max otherwise the neighbour will get mad so i am using headphones but it looks like the same
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Post by h_double » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:27 am

I would like to suggest a quick & dirty trick for when you don't have a proper monitoring environment. Take off your headphones (keep them plugged in), put them on the table a foot or two away from you, and turn them up as loud as they go without distorting.

Then, try mixing off of THAT -- the sound leaking out of the phones on the table. It'll encourage you to beef up and tighten up your low end, and to tame any overpowering and abrasive mids/highs. You should still mix down your choons on a proper monitor setup of course, but in a pinch I find this trick gets me 80% of the way there; not bad since mixing through headphones can be really deceptive otherwise.

Another thing to keep in mind is that in any kind of beat-oriented music, the kick drum and bassline should contain the most energy BY FAR of all the parts in the track. Start out there, drop out everything except for the kick and bass and mix them so they are as loud and tight as possible. Then, bring your other instruments in one by one, gradually turning up the volume from zero until they are loud enough that they fit in with and complement the kick and bass -- no louder. Less is more, and you'll be surprised how often you can turn down your hats or snares a good bit and still have everything sound good.

Finally, get all kinds of nerdly and scientific when it comes to EQ -- there's a lot of practical guidelines about how to EQ, really try to learn what frequencies go with what kinds of instruments. Give each part its own slice of the EQ spectrum and try not to let parts overlap. Slap a highpass filter on your snares and lead synths, because no matter how awesomely full they sound in isolation, you don't want that fullness crowding out your kick and bassline. (and similarly, even if that bass sound has a cool resonant tweak, slap a lowpass filter on it anyway to leave more headroom in the mids/highs for other parts)

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Post by Rogue Scrunt » Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:37 pm

that track is garbage.


if you are doing some keyboard beats, you should take some music composition classes.


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