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Thread: Iso string
Gregg

Replies: 2
Views: 4,982
17-07-2011 13:57 Forum: Fruity Loops - FL Studio


hahahaha



get this if you can afford it:
http://www.native-instruments.com/#/de/p...-4/?content=936
Thread: How to separate "wet" and "dry" part of some effect?
Gregg

Replies: 4
Views: 6,463
19-06-2011 14:00 Forum: Fruity Loops - FL Studio


Simple. Copy the sample. Apply the desired amount of reverb to your sample, the copy stays dry but you reverse its polarity. When both samples hit at the same time now all that should be left is the wet signal.
Add another copy, unprocessed and with unchanged polarity, and you have the original sample with the reverb tail. There should be no difference in sound if you mute both copies or hit all the samples at the same time.
Thread: Tying Bassline and Synth together
Gregg

Replies: 4
Views: 3,546
11-04-2011 22:59 Forum: Production questions & answers


I don’t want to be rude but I think the bassline versus synth is one of your smaller problems. The mix generally needs a new approach. I’ll try to keep it short and only name major issues.

- The mix is not very balanced, reset all levels to 0db and start over
Don’t mix trough any master bus compressor/ limiter or eq. In fact take of whatever you put on there. It made the mix sound raped and even caused slight clipping.

- There is too much harmonic distortion going on causing your high end to sound muffled. Hats, synth and bassline are fighting for space up there. I’d suggest using less distortion on all elements but the bassline. Or if you haven’t used any distortion; eq and compress the lead sound and hats to sound softer (I suggest a vintage compressor, if you need more details let me know)

- I’d gently roll of the bassline’s high end and re-eq the whole thing, adding subtly some low mids which are completely missing at the moment as well as some slight harmonic excitement (iZotope Alloy, PSP MixsSaturator..) in order to achieve some warmth

- Eq the lead sound to get rid of some harsh frequencies and add a tad of stereo reverb to widen the sound and to let it appear less dry

- The kick is too distorted and doesn’t provide any thumb (100 hertz and upwards missing)
The sub bass needs some serious limiting to control the dynamics (I’d suggest waves L2 if you own this, but pretty much any brickwall peak limiter could to the job)

- Stereo separation is a good key word to but I’m not getting started on this

- To get the sub bass and synth-line working together I’d process each one on its own first and afterwards route both channels together and apply some quality compression to make them glue even more (SSL Bus compressor is my favorite tool for this)


For all the plugins mentioned are demos available in case you want to try em. Make sure to read the manual and avoid heavy processing (subtle use, less is usually more).
Keep in mind that so many issues can be solved with the right leveling. Sometimes it’s the processing that fucks everything up. Knowing when there is nothing to do is the ultimate aim here, it’s very tough though.
Keep working.
Thread: speeding samples..without changing pitch
Gregg

Replies: 5
Views: 5,599
RE: speeding samples..without changing pitch 09-04-2011 10:52 Forum: Cubase


quote:
Originally posted by Case One
the best way of speeding the tempo of samples up in cubase



... is to use the timestretch tool which came with cubase, which is therefore free and works perfectly fine. You can type in the bpm yourself, no need "of sitting there an finding it myself which takes up a lot a time". And especially no need for additional vst.

And if you don't know how timestretching works it's not snobby that I advise you to read the manual... it's about time.
Thread: speeding samples..without changing pitch
Gregg

Replies: 5
Views: 5,599
04-04-2011 18:40 Forum: Cubase


Use the time stretch function. Define bars, check the original length and enter values for the resulting length. Play around with the time stretch ratio and set an algorithm.
read the manual!
Thread: Fl Studio 10
Gregg

Replies: 10
Views: 8,022
04-04-2011 18:18 Forum: Fruity Loops - FL Studio


Considering what you get when legally purchasing FL it appears almost to be a dumping price.
But as I can afford Logic I’m better off with that.
Thread: Reaktor
Gregg

Replies: 1
Views: 2,152
26-03-2011 19:23 Forum: Production questions & answers


I can’t afford a Ferrari… anyone got tutorials on how to hot-wire that shit?
Thread: Low cutting eating up my head room.
Gregg

Replies: 11
Views: 4,635
26-03-2011 19:23 Forum: Production questions & answers


I'm glad my effort is appreciated. Smile
Thread: Low cutting eating up my head room.
Gregg

Replies: 11
Views: 4,635
22-03-2011 23:23 Forum: Production questions & answers


There are ways to radically remove all content below a certain frequency (let’s say 30herz) but the common equalizers won’t do that, they just roll stuff off.
The issue is that most of the time the roll off affects the sound that remains inside the cutoff boundaries as well. Either stuff close to the roll off gets quieter or you get more overall gain due to phase distortion (roughly said: the eq introduces small delays, frequencies will shift and just clash into each other).
You can solve this using linear phase equalizers that introduce the same amount of latency to all frequencies. Use google to find demos and give it a go.
Thread: 'Phantom Ducking'
Gregg

Replies: 1
Views: 1,990
27-02-2011 16:36 Forum: Production questions & answers


You don’t need a different compressor. You can just use a pre fader aux send for sidechain.
Or route the kick that feeds the compressor to “no bus”. This way you can mute the kick or lower it in volume and the compressor will still be triggered.
Thread: Dnb live drumming
Gregg

Replies: 4
Views: 3,112
21-02-2011 20:20 Forum: Drum-n-bass massive




anyone actually tried that sample pack?
Thread: Need inspiration ?
Gregg

Replies: 4
Views: 3,096
31-01-2011 11:12 Forum: Production questions & answers


I remember there has been a quite big thread about writes block a little while ago. I’m not sure if it’s any good but it might be worth a try.

I have been quite often in your situation but I actually never considered the musical break as something bad. And maybe that’s a first lesson to learn; don’t force it and stress yourself out!
Develop a positive attitude towards your problem, starting with your word choice. Think of it as a break and not as a block. A break is always a temporary situation and you return relaxed with more ambition and power afterwards. Achieving your goals with much more ease goes hand in hand.

Apart from influencing your state of mind with positive thinking I have another tip for you that has always worked for me:
Disturb the routine… and focus on anything but music production! Feed your mind with new pictures or extreme emotions. Get out, meet new people and visit new places. Absorb and conserve the atmosphere of a nice evening in the club or a long walk on a foggy day.
This may sound a little over the top and getting a new sample pack or soft synth (common advice) may also work. Doing so is not a long term solution though. It’s an issue of inspiration which has to be approached on its fundament.

Good luck.
Thread: Key editor for samples???
Gregg

Replies: 5
Views: 6,043
11-01-2011 13:23 Forum: Cubase


Halion 3 is an integrated sampler in Cubase 5 and it does everything you need. Halion One is not what you want to use, it only plays its own library (mostly Yamaha Motif samples).
Thread: equalisation
Gregg

Replies: 8
Views: 4,132
09-01-2011 12:24 Forum: Production questions & answers


quote:
Originally posted by Toemusp
(lets just say with the 200k to 500k range)...


you mean 200-500 hertz or 2-5 k. 200000 hertz is not likely to be eqed Wink
Thread: equalisation
Gregg

Replies: 8
Views: 4,132
09-01-2011 12:19 Forum: Production questions & answers


quote:
Originally posted by Phalanx

The best tip is to mix all of your channels at a lower volume, so the master peaks at -8 or -6 db. This will allow you to hear nuances in the sounds and also give you flexibility in your levels if you want to make volume changes. !


+1 !!



In a well balanced and clean mix every sound requires its own sonic space and to assure that you use equalisation.
Whether it comes to cutting or boosting, I suggest you always be very subtle. The more you cut the cleaner your final result might be but be careful, there is a fine line between clean and sterile dead sound. Take your time and always check how your eq changes affect the whole mix and if they are really necessary.

Same goes for rolling off. Cutting the lows on sounds that are not supposed to have low frequency content is ok as long as it’s rumble and other artefacts. Radically cutting the lows on a piano sound in order to give the sub more room is not ideal. Be even more subtle here and you get a clean but full sounding bass area.

Another thing to keep in mind is not to mix and eq entirely with your eyes. You shouldn’t care about db and frequency analysers in the first place. Use your ears to get the desired result! I even turn off my lcds from time to time to make sure my eyes won’t fool me (I own a nice midi controller to automate my eq plugin which makes blind eqing very easy).
Thread: massive synth
Gregg

Replies: 1
Views: 4,653
09-01-2011 11:44 Forum: Fruity Loops - FL Studio


Since I am a legal user Massive has never caused a crash again. So buying would be an option.


























... or you make your OS to show all hidden files because the database as well as the folder it is in are hidden (windows: advanced settings --> show hidden files and folders --> ok).
Thread: typical arpeggiated sound for in liquid dnb
Gregg

Replies: 4
Views: 8,028
07-01-2011 16:47 Forum: Ableton Live


That is just some cheap plucked instrument being arpeggiated. Sounds pretty synthesized to me and not like a real recording, therefore you should be able to find it as a preset. I remember sytrus (image line) had some cheesy stuff like that, try a demo.
in case you don’t know how to create an arpeggiator with ableton or any vst, just play the notes manually or holla again and I’ll help you out.
Thread: dnb mastering, FAQ
Gregg

Replies: 15
Views: 15,740
30-12-2010 11:29 Forum: Mastering


you certainly realized that I wasn't serious, right?

but good thing you directly pointed out why this application is truly a joke.
Thread: dnb mastering, FAQ
Gregg

Replies: 15
Views: 15,740
29-12-2010 13:29 Forum: Mastering


Seriously guys, if you want a good master you should trust no engineer and get Automatic Audio Mastering:

http://www.curioza.com/

If you can’t believe how awesome this is have a look at the video tutorial section and watch the second clip: http://www.curioza.com/index.php?option=...d=138&Itemid=25


..yamean Roll Eyes Big Grin
Thread: BUYING HEADPHONE AMP in uk
Gregg

Replies: 5
Views: 3,112
27-12-2010 14:06 Forum: Shop


I guess you won't find a comparable device in that price range which is alot better.. I usually keep my hands off behringer products that might directly influence my sound. In case you are on low budget go for it. Don't in case you want somthing quality for the next 5 years.
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