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Thread: Pre Mastering limiting?
Spectral Pace

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RE: Pre Mastering limiting? 21-09-2012 13:35 Forum: Plugins


Well they usually don't want the track limited. Just wondering what other methods people use.
Thread: Pre Mastering limiting?
Spectral Pace

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Pre Mastering limiting? 20-09-2012 14:46 Forum: Plugins


Hey guys. For years I have been ensuring that my pre-master tracks are not limited in any way - i.e. just reducing the volume of the master out on the main output. I leave the limiting for the mastering engineer.

Watched a Delta Heavy tutorial where they said that they have the project limiting while they are mixing and tweak the levels accordingly. I also recall in another article that Rob Swire has a limiter on the main out at the start of a project and just mixes around the limiting.

Would be interested to hear what others do...
Thread: AuroraFlux - Apocalypse Bud
Spectral Pace

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RE: AuroraFlux - Apocalypse Bud 08-06-2012 23:35 Forum: Tunes


I think you've made history. First track to not get reviewed and never will be on this site. Shame.
Thread: This is NOT the end. Dnbbe will NOT be taken offline soon.
Spectral Pace

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Drum n bass.be 07-06-2012 20:33 Forum: Drumnbass.be news


Hey Chronic, hope you're well. Was just wondering whether maybe we could look at some kind of fundraiser for the site (maybe a party at a central-ish location somewhere in Europe) or possibly asking members to donate 10 euros each (I would donate a lot more than that if it would save the site) in some kind of bulk e-mail.

Also, is there any way somebody could take over your role either fully or partially? If we could upgrade the server to something more modern would that not solve some of the problems?

What about expanding the site (the exact opposite approach!) to include an internet radio station and a shop for dnb.be t-shirts, caps etc? If something is worth doing then I think it's worth doing properly. What do you think?

Regards,

Pace
Thread: recon47 - Kontakt
Spectral Pace

Replies: 7
Views: 2,492
16-04-2012 13:02 Forum: Tunes


Tune has a great vibe. Reminds me of a cross between Spor and old Ed Rush and Optical. I would try and give the sub bassline a bit of rhythm so that the tune throbs as it rolls along. Good effort mate.
Thread: recon47 - Way Back
Spectral Pace

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16-10-2011 18:46 Forum: Tunes


Love that intro sound. Instead of kicking into the beat, I would have dropped everything out - that's what I was expecting to happen I suppose. Arp gets a bit lost when the beat kicks in which is a bit of a shame as it's a really good rhythmic driving sound. Your build-up to the drop needs a bit more work - just needs some more time spent on it - better sounds - fx sweeps or whatever.

Texturally the drop sounds OK. It could be a little meaner though. Some of your percussion is very hissy. Maybe take some hi-end out of the cymbals and add some hi-end to the synths/mid-bass elements. Then when the stabby lead comes in, have a different version of the mid-bass underneath which has more hi taken off it. Also more low end on your mid-bass. Just a little fatter.

Overall, a lot of potential in this track. Well done mate.
Thread: pusha - Travelling
Spectral Pace

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16-10-2011 18:37 Forum: Tunes


Very Chase and Status'ish. Would be good if you could get your sub to pulse in sync with your mid-bass. I said the exact same thing about Shir-pan's tune. Good effort.
Thread: shir_pan - Stalker
Spectral Pace

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Views: 2,201
16-10-2011 18:34 Forum: Tunes


Hey man. Love the intro. Percussion is a little dry (in the intro). Like the mid-bass. Would be good if you could get your sub bass to pulse in sync with the mid-bass - that would make the tune really pump. Like it.
Thread: krimmie2 - Nobody Said It Was Easy (dnb Bootleg)
Spectral Pace

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Views: 2,044
13-10-2011 15:49 Forum: Tunes


Like the intro. Tune was gearing up for a big slamming drop IMO but it never came. Vocals also sound a bit weird - either go for the really autotuned style or don't do it at all. Like some of the fx you have used although some are a little loud. Good first effort.
Thread: RaidaOne - Snitch Preview
Spectral Pace

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12-10-2011 22:46 Forum: Tunes


Straight in with something pacey... More low on the kick please - not enough thud. There is an unhealthy rumble on this track. Maybe your sub is a bit too loud or not compressed enough. Remember to roll off the sub from about 120-140hz as any frequencies there will interfere with your drums. Sounds very Noisia/Spor-ish. This may not be intentional - you may just love that style and that's all you listen to. Good moody idea. Keep it up.
Thread: simage - Colours Of The Void
Spectral Pace

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12-10-2011 22:39 Forum: Tunes


Love the intro. Is missing something though - maybe a vocal (subtle) or some kind of natural sound (wind, waves, birds) or maybe some kind of voiceover or something. I like your mid-bass which you bring in when the drop comes - without that though, the tune sounds a bit empty.

The snare is a bit thin and lacking in attack - sounds a bit too clappy. Try an old jungle snare, that might sound better. Also more bass in your kick - it sounds cut off at about 80hz. If it clashes with the sub then sidechain, but ONLY if it clashes with the sub.

Really like the vibe of this one - for some reason it reminded me of the opening credits of 'Ravenous' (the movie where Robert Carlyle and Guy Pearce are cannibals)... weird.

Also, hi-hats louder. If you don't want the hiss from the hats then take a bit of hi-end off them.

Peace.
Thread: Surya - She Can Dance (clip)
Spectral Pace

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Views: 3,337
12-10-2011 19:39 Forum: Tunes


Some really interesting sounds in this. I love how everything sounds loud and is easy to make out. I would raise the level of the sub/bass as I think this type of tune needs much more of a low growl. Love some of the drum fills and edits. I would work on the structure as currently (on first listen) it was hard for me to tell what was coming. Really good fresh tune - love it.
Thread: csel - Rude Work
Spectral Pace

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12-10-2011 08:49 Forum: Tunes


Some really cool moody sounds in the intro - love those. Heavy drop. I would make the drums bit fatter on this as they seem to get a little bit lost. All the best.
Thread: DJ Pace - Freefall
Spectral Pace

Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
12-10-2011 08:40 Forum: Tunes


@ AuroraFlux - Know what you mean about the kick drum, thanks for review.

@ Recon47 - Thanks for review bruv, mid-bass was made in Massive - kept tweaking an old preset that had some flange and some modulation drawn into the modulation editor (can't remember whether it was bandpass or cut-off, or both). Think I started with the usual saw wave and then used a triangle with a square also. Just kept playing with the pitchbend until I had something I liked.

@Rythor1 - Thanks for review man. Yeah, that's exactly what I've done - am working on a new track and gonna come back to this one in about 2 weeks time. Thanks for constructive suggestions.

Thanks again guys,

Spectral Pace
Thread: DJ Pace - Freefall
Spectral Pace

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DJ Pace - Freefall 11-10-2011 17:11 Forum: Tunes


Please check out my new track 'Freefall' and post your comments here!

Hey guys - it's been a while. Got really sick of this track as I was working on it for 3 weeks straight, but hopefully you'll get a good idea of what you like and what you would change in the track.

Peace.
Thread: recon47 - Call Sighn
Spectral Pace

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10-10-2011 12:04 Forum: Tunes


Hey man. Good moody intro. Like the drop when it comes. Tune could really use some much louder fx/pad sweeps (the kind of thing that would really catch your ear without poking out too much from the rest of the arrangement). Like the kick - nice and deep. Good effort.
Thread: RaidaOne - Neurofunk Demo
Spectral Pace

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09-10-2011 23:49 Forum: Tunes


OK. With the hats (and most percussion really), convert to mono first and then pan left/right. Otherwise - like I said - you'll get a very crowded mix quite early on (even if you ARE panning and balancing things out as you go). Don't know whether the harsh limiting/compression is on your master out or whether you have applied compression/limiting on purpose, but it results in a very squashed sound.

Also, gating your percussion very slightly (either rhythmic gating or the standard type) will help 'clean up' the samples before you start adding fx - otherwise - if you've got hiss or background noise in a drum break for example - when you add reverb, all the little background noises, hisses etc get reverb on them too and that also leads to a 'crowded' mix. Get the sounds as clean and crisp as you can AND THEN apply your fx.

Waves S1 Imager is a good tool at converting stereo to mono and dblue Glitch is a good rhythmic gater (if you solo number 7). A more conventional gate should be included on your DAW.

All the best.
Thread: AuroraFlux - Auroraflux - Rigid As F***
Spectral Pace

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09-10-2011 19:47 Forum: Tunes


Love the intro sample. Tune sounds very dissonant in places. Good effort.
Thread: Rythor1 - Kill Hop
Spectral Pace

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09-10-2011 19:41 Forum: Tunes


Good moody vibe. Like the beat - fits the vibe. Nice roller. Good effort man. Like all your little fx and pad sounds also.
Thread: recon47 - Upload
Spectral Pace

Replies: 16
Views: 6,707
09-10-2011 19:36 Forum: Tunes


Hey man. Like the melodies - makes it sound like something heavy is coming. Didn't like your transition to the drop - thought you could have done something much more creative - more suspense. You're basically repeating the same melody/pattern over and over - which is OK, but to raise the bar I would definitely switch into something else (in Join the dots by Sub Focus, he has his drop and then switches to a kind of syncopated version for 16bars and then switches back - have a listen and you'll see what I mean - maybe try that). Love the arps and the general texture of the tune. Love all your little drum fills and build-up kicks - maybe layer some louder fx over those transitions also.

I would also raise the attack on the kick and snare as much as you can to make the drums really sound like they're being hit hard. To make the beat stand out more, you could try subtly sidechaining the kick and snare to the percussion so you get a little dip when the drums are attacking - this means you can raise the level of the percussion by at least 2db without drowning out the drums.

I would also eq the snare less in the bass range and have more bass in the snare so you get a fatter sound - contrary to what these online tutorials say, you DO need bass in the snare otherwise it sounds too thin. Also try a hissier layer (in the snare), but stereo, and a little reverb on it - then mix down and control the tail of the reverb with a gate or with a fade editor.

Good track man - just keep raising the bar!
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