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by drake89
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Question about music theory (harmonization)
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

Re: Question about music theory (harmonization)

How fast the harmony changes is entirely up to interpretation. You could reduce a whole song to a single cadence, or you could break down every quarter note into a new chord (A la Giant Steps) A popular jazz harmonization technique is taking a single chord and splitting it into two different chords...
by drake89
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: sidechain effect w/o kick drum
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: sidechain effect w/o kick drum

ive actually read that side chains do reply better to white noise than other samples becuase they use up a wider range of the frequency spectrum, and makes the side chain effect a bit more drastic from what ive noticed. What the fuck? Unless you're sidechaining using a multiband compressor with dif...
by drake89
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Making room for all those melodies?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Making room for all those melodies?

taek a chord progression, a few chords that sound good to you. Then voice them. Say your first chord was A minor, thats ACE. Now, you can invert the chord and play E in the bass A in the middle and C in the highest voice (soprano) if you'd like. Take that idea and run with it. Or you can take the sa...
by drake89
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Which EQ
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Which EQ

SunkLo wrote:Doesn't UAD let you demo them?
I dunno. I was clicking through my friend's plugins cause he got the quad core card, and I don't think he can use any of them cause they're like $100 each on top of the $$$ for the card.
by drake89
Mon May 20, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Isolation

Minor intervals in your melody
Diminished chords
Augmented chords
Inverted chords
7 & 9 chords (adding a 7th or 9th to a triad)
by drake89
Tue May 07, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Where to learn basics about effects, etc?
Replies: 25
Views: 2763

Re: Where to learn basics about effects, etc?

who gives a shit It was a few years ago now, but i'm pretty sure thats what I was taught when studying Sound Production. An effect, or should i say 'effects', is something that is added, giving you two signals, dry and wet. Where as processing just changes the signal. Like as mentioned above, maybe ...
by drake89
Mon May 06, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Where to learn basics about effects, etc?
Replies: 25
Views: 2763

Re: Where to learn basics about effects, etc?

nopEda wrote:Thank you folks! I ordered both books "How to Make a Noise" and "Sound FX". That should be enough to get a good basic idea what's going on...I hope.
that sound FX book is really a great read. I loaned it to a friend but I want it back now to learn more about reverb and distortion types.
by drake89
Wed May 01, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mastering, mixing, loudness war and college!?!?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: Mastering, mixing, loudness war and college!?!?!

good mastering job can take a good mix and make it great, take a great mix and make it outstanding etc. but if your mix is shit then so will the 'mastered' version. so yes, fix it in the mix. and also what he said about song writing. some edm tunes are released without mastering...
by drake89
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Drum Microphones
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Drum Microphones

d112 works for bass, U87s can work for overhead or ambient, sm57s can work on snares...It really depends on what you want for your sound. But it would be good to have a large diaphragm mic for kick...ahh hell its pretty pointless to try and explain what you should be reading about. It expensive mics...
by drake89
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: looking for midi controller with 20+ knobs and maybe 12 pads
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: looking for midi controller with 20+ knobs and maybe 12

covertdubs wrote:I got one of these http://www.cme-pro.com/products-list/pr ... eam3X.html for £150 off eBay.
thanks for that, looks a perfect companion for my knobless midi keyboard. I haven't had much luck with my axiom (the one with lots of knobs and faders).
by drake89
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: What do you guys normally get for an average RMS?
Replies: 43
Views: 3168

Re: What do you guys normally get for an average RMS?

>average RMS
>average
>RMS
>Root mean squared
>mean
>average
>mean
>average
>mean
>average
>mean
>average 8) :W: :a: :dunce: :h: :6: :o :lol: :corntard:
by drake89
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Preventing Theft
Replies: 37
Views: 2416

Re: Preventing Theft

Mr_Frost wrote:even if you give them out at a lower bitrate anyone can just convert them to wav and start using them at the club. i would hold on to what you have.
:corntard: :cornlol: :corncry:
by drake89
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Vinyl to PC recording with Focusrite Saffire?
Replies: 12
Views: 3597

Re: Vinyl to PC recording with Focusrite Saffire?

I've answered this question in at least a couple of threads. A focusrite saffire (the one I have) is not ideal at all for recording off vinyl. The outputs from a mixer are line level, and the inputs on the focusrite small soundcards are designed for insturments or microphones. The preamp is to boost...
by drake89
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Programming Tom Rolls...
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: Programming Tom Rolls...

blinx wrote:
AxeD wrote:Tap em out live. With velocity differences obviously.
+1 for velocity.

OR sample the tom fill from this:
dat gated reverb.
by drake89
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Time Stretch VS Pitch Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Time Stretch VS Pitch Shift

wow I was told a few years ago by someone- i think legendary, that CDJs don't have timestretching capabilities. mine don't cause I'm on old numarks, but seems like the newer pioneers do. damn. Also, I've seen this feature on some newer vinyl turntables. FWIW I find the free timestreching algorithm i...
by drake89
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: How to make sub-bass more persistent over mid-ranges?
Replies: 23
Views: 2360

Re: How to make sub-bass more persistent over mid-ranges?

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so your subbass has to be louder just to sound equal to your midrange, depending on how loud you're listening (percieved loudness).

like other people are saying though, you can add harmonics. an quick way would be to push your sub hard into a limiter.
by drake89
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: The FIVE DOLLAR Studio (How to create music on the cheap!)
Replies: 18
Views: 1562

Re: The FIVE DOLLAR Studio (How to create music on the cheap

Lol I missed that. Hardly a $5 dollar studio tho, some headphones are also needed at least. If it's a desktop - a mouse and keyboard will cost more! Still some interesting ideas. I'd like to know some sound proofing ideas that are cheap, I need to get my room treated but don't want to spend a lot a...
by drake89
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: installing native instruments shizz
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

Re: installing native instruments shizz

Do you have a macbook air? Are you telling me there are proper computers without disk drives? FWIW it takes goddamn forever to install komplete 6.
by drake89
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Bitwig Studio New DAW
Replies: 229
Views: 23522

Re: Bitwig will have drag and drop!

Damn, how long have they been developing this?.. I'm not a fan of ableton's gui, and this is equally ugly. Not sure how lfo's are set up in other daws, but I think I prefer picking parameters from a list in Renoise to this drag and drop stuff. It might be because I'm using a trackpad and I use the ...
by drake89
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: What do you think about presets ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2203

Re: What do you think about presets ?

Joker master class he shows some presets he uses- totally changed my attitude towards this question.