What gets your heart pumping?

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DJ Mike Beeds
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What gets your heart pumping?

Post by DJ Mike Beeds » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:58 am

What do you guys do to make your tracks energetic and sexy?

For example, I know a producer (one half of "Tritonal") who uses a hardware called "liquid mix" or something that gives his tracks more warmth (sort of like analog).

Thanks :)

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Post by dhilsabeck » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:22 am

Blood

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Post by COSM » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:30 am

Tune my percussion, even the kick drum, to have their main frequency somewhere on the harmonic series of the root bass note.
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Post by Nick the Zombie » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:38 am

I find that using the same sample and using it to create all the sounds in a track really helps me focus on writing something great. It has to do with the timbre of all the sounds being somewhat related because they are from the same source sound, yet distinguishable because of all the mangling and sound design I carry out on each copy of the sound.

I guess this is at least tangentially similar to what COSM is talking about.

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Post by j2j » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:45 am

cocaine and sexy women..
too many lasers...

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Post by timothyallan » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:04 am

edit: oh thats what you mean. :(

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Post by liveISlife » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:14 am

j2j wrote:cocaine and sexy women..
Close the thread now.

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Post by bensuthers » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:46 am

sexy women and cocaine.

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Post by Tarekith » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:02 am

Practice.

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Post by Bagle » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:08 am

pounding tight drums, and bass lines that beat up your granny for there next hit of meth...
Anything at my disposal..
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Post by leedsquietman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:08 am

Writing a new song when the magic happening in your head translates to a large degree as magic in your DAW.

Liquid Mix by Focusrite is a series of vintage emulation compressors and EQs with a hardware DSP unit, but which can also be adjusted in software - it's pretty cool, but you can achieve excellent results with other gear costing less too.
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Post by Bagle » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:09 am

wtf is with the plugging? hahah
Anything at my disposal..
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Post by Corn Swabler » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:25 am

a room full of BEEFY, SWEATY DUDES

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Post by dhilsabeck » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:43 am

levimoniz wrote:
dhilsabeck wrote:Blood
Actually your heart beats on its own
How do you figure?

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Post by Machinesworking » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:55 am

We sacrifice virgin women to satan. The more we sacrifice the sexier and more energetic our music gets.

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