Monthly Archives: June 2015

Different pitch in samples PLS HELP (FL Studio)

Ok so I’m trying to use 2 samples from the same song. The problem I encountered is that these samples dont have the same pitch so when I play them after eachother they dont really flow. Both samples are about 8 bars, its just that one sample is a bit longer than the other so when I cut the parts in edison and load them into the playlist and set both to 8 bars in time stretch, the pitch is different… Changing the pitch in time stretching in channel settings makes it sounds pretty shitty. If anyone know how to solve this and pitch the samples at the same tempo pls let me know!!

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My mastering plugin is playing up

I use Maximus as a multiband compressor and I think it’s awesome. But recently it randomly decided to start boosting volume of tracks by literally 4-5dB when it’s on default settings. I put it on a mastered track on default settings and it clips like hell and I have no idea why it’s doing this… It should be doing absolutely nothing.

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Need microphone pros!!!!!

Hello,

I record rap vocals… and in the future want to make a mixtape. I currently have the blue spark, but I have a very high voice with lots of sibilance… So I’m willing to invest in another microphone. I record in an untreated room and am thinking about getting the sm7b with a cloudlifter, would this be a good combo for someone of a higher, more sibilance plagued voice for rap vocals? Or would it just not fit the microphone.

Self mixed song ( DONT WORRY, I will pay to have this engineered, this is just my practice soundcloud): https://soundcloud.com/jesse-langford-2/unorthodox

I’m the first guy… I just did some homemade eq and compression, will the shure sm7b be an ok match for my voice? Or is a condenser the way to go? If so what’s a good condenser on the darker side for someone of a higher voice?

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New MPC REN user. ISO mixing advice

So i bought the MPC ren a few months back. Mainly just doing sample based stuff. I know how to chop and get my drums and sequence everything out and all the basic stuff. But mixing and EQing with just the basic MPC software is still proving frusterating. Ive always just rapped. I have an ear for music but its selective. Idk what drums sound good where, where to pan shit, when to add effects, what effects to add… Dont laugh at me! Lol im new! But From only having a few months of toying around with this thing ive made some very dope boom bap sample beats. But its time to take it to the next level and start learning how to mix and make my beats hit harder. So any advice anybody could give me regarding EQing kicks snares hats and samples in general would be good..

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Who's using a Control Surface

I have a Korg NanoKontrol in a box behind my desk that I don’t use but I keep thinking it’d be nice to have a bank of motorised faders (which the very basic Nano’s short ones definitely aren’t) and some knobs to twist.

Been waiting for news on the new Behringer X-Touch
But other options would be the Icon Qcon Pro, a used Mackie MCU (or a baby HUI maybe…) or the older Behringer BCF2000 (no scribbles and less features but considerably cheaper than the Mackie/IconQcon).


Any of you use a control surface?
Does it aid your workflow to a larger/lesser degree than you thought it would?

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Interesting alternative to ducking

So in electronic music (and in other genres), one technique to push the bass riff out of the way of the kick drum is to add a compressor to the bass that compresses every time the kick drum hits. I thought of a neat alternative the other day and I figured I’d share it! Make a copy of the bass channel, and invert the phase. Having both these tracks playing at the same time produces no volume (because of the inverted phase). Now on your inverted channel, add a gate, such that the gate is lifted when the kick drum strikes. Now, when there’s no kick, the inverted riff will be gated and have no volume, meaning the normal bass riff is the same; when the kick hits, the gate is lifted on the inverted channel, causing some of the volume to drop on the sum of the original and the inverted bass.

I’m not sure if anyone will find this useful (I haven’t found an effective way to use it yet), but some of y’all are very creative (and if you do find a use, tell me!). It basically just literally lowers the volume of the bass track, instead of compressing it. (There also might be an easier way of achieving the same effect via other means, but I don’t know one).

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Level-Matched listening and whether or not you can adjust it by ear.

Whenever I use effects or replace a sample, I compare the before and after to the original, as you should.

24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed

This article talked a lot about misconceptions in audio. You can find Loudness Tricks on the left-hand sidebar.

In that paragraph, he says that we consciously notice 1db of volume difference and subconsciously notice 0.2db. He says that true level-matched listening isn’t possible by just adjusting the volumes of two sounds until they sound the same…

…But that seems like BS. Is it to say all the engineers using level-matched listening are really just doing a useless test?

I command discussion.

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Logic pro x and fl studio users. Hihat rolls

Is there any way of slicing a note into triplets in logic pro x with out having to draw them individually?. Being that I am a new member of this forum site, I am unable to post a link. But if it isn’t to much to ask there is a video on YouTube called making a wondagurl beat by busy work beats. At around 7:18 is where he slices the long note into triplets by assigning the grid. If anybody knows how to achieve this technique in logic please share. Thank you in advance

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Izotope Insight making my mix louder.. newbie question

So I have been getting decent with Ozone for the last couple years and I wanted to try the insight plugin to help really visualize my mix. When I attach it as a VST after my Ozone 6 Plug it creates a huge amount of loudness and red levels.. I thought this plugin was just supposed to visualize, not change the audio/levels in anyway. Again this is probably a newbie question but I am baffled by it.

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"Live Reverb"

Hi guys

Reverb is not my favorite fx, I always try to "emulate" spaces and situations and always get messed up with plugins, send or insert, master verb, how much dry etc
Now i v got a very amateurish live recording and I want to simulate the feel (the reverb) on a studio track. Its a drone modular piece of music, the synth on a small stage and
the recorder on the audience few meters ahead. You can listen to some excerpts here

https://soundcloud.com/bellerophone/…om-empros-2014

Questions

1. Use Reverb in my master out and whats the dry – wet balance
2. If not how to mix it with the dry sound
3. what type of reverb room hall plate etc…

thanks

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