post your LUFS high scores here
>he unironically buys apple products
i hope you are not serious
hey guys, do you put your drums in mono? there was a retard in the other thread arguing that all drums should be in mono, baka desu
no, in the other thread there was a guy who linked a very useful video
which details, from the horses mouth, why drums should be in mono.
what was being discussed is an integral part of a mono/stereo mix
yeah, I'm that guy, those whole series and "into the lairs" with Dave are just priceless if you're into that stuff, and in my opinion, making your music sound good / listenable is the key to reach the audience nowadays.
Does anyone remember the guy who insisted that you should make entire mixes mono for clubs?
Waldorf just stepped up their eurorack game
that will all change when trump is elected and degeneracy is eliminated
>say NO to racism!
fact is brown people are more of a burden on western societies than their native white people who built the society in the first place
especially those entitled BLM wogs and the latest golden globe "MUH DIVERSITY HANDOUTS" chimps
I listen to a wide variety of music. Drum and bass, hiphop, grime, poppunk, metal, screamo, emo, classical, dubstep and the way sound interacts is the same from one form to another.
The tools and tricks involved in making nigger music are easily transferable to improve the product of other genres, considering everything is an application of theory.
Can some mod just ban him or something for off topic posts?
>mini key width 3/4"
>normal key width 7/8"
>room below the black keys on mini keys 1 1/4"
>room below the black keys on mini keys 1 7/8"
wish people would stop acting like mini keys are a real hindrance
it's unbelievable because you're obviously just a /pol/teen and nobody would even give you a minimum wage job much less a million dollars
jesus how many 16 year olds are in here right now?
>xe think you are just "given" a million dollars
sheltered middle class starbucks dweller detected. reminder you are the cancer eating away at society and gentrifying music.
>aren't i just so against the grain, everybody? i bet you've never seen anybody THIS edgy and right wing before. what do you think of THAT, liberal establishment???
would you also like the specs on the negligible size differences between the black keys instead of just being able to glean the general point being made?
HAHA you are literally straight out of tumblr ROFL
remember your family just tolerates you and you have no actual friends and then kill yourself
>purity ring is my favorite band xDD
mini keys are only fit for your boyish libtard hands.
try working a real job and then tell me mini keys are fine.
Mini keys do suck for certain things, and don't act like listing off a bunch of measurements changes that.
That said, I'm not the same type to complain about monikers all the time. They're fine for monosynths or polysynth with very few voices, when space on a stage is tight.
>>catchphrases and projecting
how triggered are you by pic related?
or this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYPN-1Yjt0
>nearly all of those genres you mentioned are trash
what are you talking about we're talking about the objective use of sound engineering to achieve sound quality not subjective tastes in genres
it's because it got started while the last one was alive, it jinxed it
nah but really it's just this one guy being the living embodiment of 2 digit IQs
and here he is again, unable to go 2 posts without a /pol/ catchphrase
you are in a minority here, tumblr hugbox faggot
reddit is more your speed
you are what you surround yourself with
you have surrounded yourself with bigotry, i have not.
>in a thread about music production
people are literally here to help each other...
none were used by any other posters in this thread previously
i literally called you out for being a shitlib let down to everyone that's ever encountered you, specifically your parents, and then you just said the same thing to me but without the gravitas
you are a weak, autistic beta male and your taste in music is also shit you faggot
Are there any guides to creating a home studio?
I have some shit monitors, shit beat headphones, m audio 32 keys, maschine micro, shit audio interface. My setup is garbage and its so frustrating
you can produce on any setup
just use a visual eq if your bass is lacking and mix your songs in the same way that the pros do
>LEL i am so happy xDD! I love avicii levels and also drinking starbucks! Bernie 2016 for free college also! fuck capitalism
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That's a better setup than many people have (including me). If you look at the top people they all say the same thing- work with what you have. In the end it's all about you, and your taste, and if you look back to the people that you look up to, they probably worked on a much worse setup.
i literally couldnt have more pity for that bleak perspective you have
neuro is such a high fucking standard god damn it sounds phat on a decent system
>iphones and starbucks amirite u guyz??? bernie sanders! edm! it'll somehow be insulting if i just keep blasting out this cultural reference buckshot of things i hear the popular kids at school talk about, right?
Living in reality can suck sometimes :/
nothing ever came close to pendulum tho
sounds like your next mixtape, pic related it's you
I hate loud shit
this is the worst I'd do to a pop track
like i told you last time, you are what you surround yourself with
your reality is clearly warped by the internet and the hate you feel for your peers
audio uses less CPU
but personally i advocate using samples (or bouncing your midi to audio) because its also easier to warp the sound to whats in your head.
there is to some degree a mould to which midi instruments will always be confined by - until they are turned to audio.
>not producing at -15 - 20db
why do you think you can seriously discern somebody's emotional state from their posts on an internet forum? it's really quite sad to see how easily rused kids are on 4chan nowadays.
im not being a psychologist by any means, i am stating the objective fact that
>you are what you surround yourself with
>cringing on an anonymous board
why are you so invested in this if we dont even have your respect? if we are so below you then why even bother?
>my friends are on the same level as me m8
well done friendo
i guess i did make a guess about your emotional state, the guess was that you are not happy - i guess i have no backing for that claim - but i do pity you a phenomenal amount regardless.
If I ask you to explain your post you'll just deflect and avoid, so it's w/e. Just know that your time is up and you don't have long.
define happiness. elucidate on how you have achieved such great levels of comfort and well-being in your life.
>objectively, you are what you surround yourself with
can you get a trip so we can filter your hippie garbage thanks
>i pity you a phenomenal amount
post your soundcloud so i can have a good chuckle m8
>he's actually scared by a 4chan post
just wait until trump gets in :DD
focus on conveying a different mood in each song
i asked first nigger
faggots surround themselves with faggotss and liberals surround themselves with liberals
why are you just closing your eyes...?
take your shots senpai my only path is up
you guys see this shit
which one of you faggots works for sonivox
only owned the program for around 4 months, slowly just collecting information to refine my sound, learning about mastering has been most of my free time recently.
because of all the shit in the past two threads about mono/stereo drums and i've been experimenting, unless you're talking about older beats - in which case its just because i suck
yeah i work very fast and have no real issues with just working on a tune for 24-48hrs and then start from a blank slate again, i get that it leaves things sounding empty and unfinished but it also allows me to work with more programs, styles, genres which i truly feel is very powerfully accelerating my learning curve.
first of all don't post sc links, I swear the faggot OP didn't post the pasta but that's just shameless promoting
if you're gonna plug yourself at least post something interesting lmao
The technical side is half of the battle. You have to create a mood with a theme in each song or across a series of songs with the technology you have to make truly good music in my opinion. Try to make something that will really affect the listener.
Keep at it my nigga and vote trump.
there is a great episode on Pensado's Place about kick drums, you should youtube "pultec pensado kick" i think it has some stupid name like "how to mix fat kick drums" or something to attract idiots, but it's really great
drums need reverb, synths need to be processed more and have a better melody, entire mix needs to sit better together, drums need more punch at the drop
add sidechain compression to kick and maybe the snare
my stuff is fucking brilliant kmt
i think its quite evident that i work in 16 bar loops and then work backwards when constructing the formation of the song because the songs tend to be quite repetitive and samey, lacking deviation from the main 16.
vote trump to highlight the need for reform in the american politics system
will do thanks
the kicks are not knocking. what you can do is, split the bass (one channel >100 hz, the other <100 hz) and sidechain the <100hz to the kick, so you don't get the fully "ducking" effect like in EDM but your kick is still audible, it's actually a quite cool technique, if I'm not clear enough maybe this one can help you (it's about the 808 but who cares) https://www.gearslutz.com/board/rap-hip-hop-engineering-production/1051933-splitting-your-808-a.html
It's also what is mentioned somewhere here in the episode (don't remember exactly when)
so far I like the organ a lot more
Noice. I liked the combo organ the most, gonna pick it up eventually to replace my current combo organ.
I really liked the CP as well, but I'd feel like it isn't that worth it for me, considering I have a CP-70 and that's the most unique thing about it.
>but personally i advocate using samples (or bouncing your midi to audio) because its also easier to warp the sound to whats in your head.
Care to develop a bit on that? I always keep every instances of the synths I use. I mean - for everything thats not drums, if the sound isn't what you want from the get go, how do you warp it afterward to match what's in your head?
np mane, i recommend the channel in general, its updated every week, and there is really great advices in "into the lairs" + interviews with top mixing engineers / producers.
honestly I don't believe its easier, if it's a vst then you just try to match to whatever is in your hear through that VST not through editing an already comped waveform (that's my opinion).
yeah couldn't find any in my area these things are new-ish
yeah the organ is my favorite, the hammond sound is great. I got the CP because I needed a digital piano that was mobile and it does have some cool effects. Would definitely recommend the combo organ
Anyone mandem for mac cracked albeton 9.5
I just got a download from Kickass and updated my ableton, but it doesnt have the new synths or the 'Link' option, whats up with THAT
I've been working on a remix/remake/thing of #1 by Animal Collective. What does /prod/ think?
Yeah the korg microkey is perfectly usable, the 37 key model is nice and doesn't take up much space
You might want to buy a longer USB cable for it though unless you have a USB hub on your desk
Here's some random ass chill shit with me fucking around on bass.The bass is clipping because I recorded it with the gain structure fucked, but for now, I'm too lazy to pull everything out and rerecord it. Thoughts?
I wouldn't spend over 130, anything beyond that you are just paying for crappy features on an already cheap keybed.
full blown hardware synthesizer tend to have better keybeds than midi controllers because it makes sense for manufactures to spend more money on the keybeds in them...it adds greater value to the already large pricetag. So you might want to consider buying an older used synth to use as a midi controller. That will also give you an additional sound source.
snare could be mono or panned a little right or left
all toms but floor tom could be panned left to right or right to left
floor tom could be panned a little right or left
cymbals and misc should be panned far right or far left to leave middle space for main drums
hi hat should be panned slightly left or right or mono
Also if you're working with live drums that have overhead mics you would want to pan them hard left and hard right
Drum mixing varies a lot depending on the genre and style and how much you want the drums to be the main focus
here's a good document that's pretty short and explains 1st-5th species counter point. Really good stuff in here.
Is the 2020 good for recording guitar and vocals and random stuff like tanboruine, eggs, claps and snaps?
I've heard that a lot of YouTubers use it, so I'm guessing it's good for voice.
Also, is there a difference in sound quality between the XLR version and the USB version?
My external sound card has XLR.
Also, how does it handle noises like computer fans? I know how to remove voise from audio.
you linking to viruses again, bro?
sampling voices from youtube is ok probably
i was assuming you meant shit like kick drums or other one shots
if it is bad sounding alone you can probably fix it up so its unnoticable with speech samples by layering like a pad or something like eq and other processing
it would effect the rendered audio file im pretty sure? especially if you're making noises for other songs or resampling? to a certain extent quieter is "always better" because you will never have to take away from the noise. i cant really justify why its done but i was told to do it lol
youtube is a great source for samples! often just go on a video binge looking for a snippet to sample and find myself down a rabbithole of jazz and funk!
i want to spit some bars over this beat im making but everytime i record my shit (i have a Yeti Blue; i dont really know how good it is relatively) it sounds bad.
is it gunna be the reverb of the room im in? could anyone drop any hints on cleaning up rap vocals?
omg that is fucking hilarious 10/10
it took me far too long to clock what was being said, sounds good except the piano sounds a little off to me
everything is way too loud except the drums which are way too quiet. the bleep blooping is dominating heavily the whole mix
I'm jealous of people who can write music using only virtual instruments and synths. I'm not ashamed of sampling as much as I do, but I really envy people who can write every chord progression and melody in their tracks (edm guys, hip hop trap producers, pop producers in general)
I know, I know, I'm a pleb with shit taste.
this came out recently for people who can't play chords, but it made a bunch of people lose their shit last time i brought it up
I don't know if I am understanding this equipment right, but you'd still need to know how to make a chord progression, and honestly just pressing a single button instead of just playing the right scale degrees for each chord doesn't help you make better sounding music.
If a DAW is using floating-point calculations throughout when summing channels to the mix output there's less need to consider overdriving the mix bus - so you can keep your channel faders higher and pull down the master fader instead to allow for transients.
This is counter-intuitive if you think of analogue summing, where having all of your channels peaking at 0db would soon drive the mix bus into distortion before the signal even reaches the master faders.
The advantage of using this technique in the digital domain (where your DAW and plugins allow) is - as mentioned - headroom at the master section, but also it allows for easier metering on each channel, since the meters will be deflecting more and small level changes are more easily noticeable.
the 2.0 update for Maschine also has built-in chords and harmonies and stuff, I'm still on 1.8 but that would make things so much easier, even though I kind of think it's cheating.
Last thread some anon posted a new modular environment in Pure Data.
Now, we have a hardware synth that runs Pure Data.
i think abletons "Scale" midi effect will tell you when you're playing in and out of scale, although i dont use it and dont really know how...
i think the intro is absolutely whack desu
the first bass to come in is very conflicting with the drums imo, the drums themselves sound pretty nice although too quiet, also the hat is quite piercing; i would suggest cutting a little more of the highs from them.
the lfo'd instance of the bassline that comes into the second "verse" sounded much better, the first bassline was very static and boring imo
the arp synthy noise in the final few bars sounded nice.
desu the general vibe of the song is just not for my taste
could i get some feedback on this beat ive been working on the past few hours?
what scale does is it forces any note you play in midi to conform to the scale you have chosen and you pick the root note with that knob but i dont really use it that much
i prefer to just write the scale in piano roll i want to use and fold it because it just works
oh i see! thats pretty fucking useful, but i couldnt see myself getting used to it because i love googling keys and scales and building my own understanding of what sounds good!
yeah totally missing some cymbals but i have a massive habit of overfilling my tracks so that they just cant be used as instrumentals to spit over and i end up having to strip my tracks back so they dont conflict with my voice.
ableton also has a chord midi efect but i hate it the scale effect is way better i think
Good to see that. It was the plain-looking project box that made me suspect it - that with the etsy buttons, little screen and extension cables you'd still easily be under 100 bucks for the whole thing.
Why is it that all DAWs are garbage and don't support microtonal piano rolls?
Audio Damage Phase Two is nice, but the Kjaerhus Audio Classic Series is free - it's a collection of plugins and you get a nice thru-zero flanger with it too:
i dont really think its the same
iive never used those products but if youre picking the chord progression whats the different than drawing the chords in and making the same progression
The argument kinda reminds me of the manual beat-matching vs sync argument that DJs waste their lives doing - with the auto chord thing some people enjoy playing the chords themselves and some only care about what comes out of the speakers, neither argument is more valid because both arguments are differently-motivated.
It's great, fun to use anf sounds really nice. although the lights are too bright and the color scheme is pretty whatever but you can change both those things in the settings apparently
Surely you guys know James Blake, right?
I've been trying to get a similar synth sound to Unluck/Wilhelm Scream/I never learnt to share but i just can't get rid of the fuzz and hiss from saw waves. It sounds like a mix of Square and Saw but i just can't get close to it, and the harder i try the worse it gets.
It's pretty decent one it's actually into it but I agree with the other dudes comment, intro is shit and start the drums before the bass. Love dat LFO that comes in, gud shit m8. Also at the end where it cuts off into a shitty analogue sounding organ type shit, lose that aswell and just make it go into the main pattern again but louder + harder, maybe add more drive/reverb or some shit.
Great. This dude's a composer who writes incredibly in-depth on form, harmony, orchestration and counterpoint. This is the kind of practical knowledge and principles you can read and immediately apply to your own music. Enjoy.
>Built in chords
as bad as presets.
Write your own damn chord progressions, its fun as fuck once you get the hang of it.
i still don't see how it's limiting in any way. not only do i not know chord theory, but i'm not good enough at playing chords to play progressions smoothly so this would make it much faster.
not everyone wants to draw chords manually in the piano roll
>not everyone wants to draw chords manually in the piano roll.
So you're gonna buy equipment to save you like 5 seconds at most? Besides, it's not all about chords, it's also about voicings and how you structure those chords within the piano roll, with keytracking too. You're not gonna get that from the Chordbot.