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by Johnst
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: WIP Thread - GIVE FEEDBACK TO OTHERS BEFORE POSTING!!!
Replies: 1548
Views: 151615

Re: WIP Thread - GIVE FEEDBACK TO OTHERS BEFORE POSTING!!!

@CYRHEN: First off, it’s a good start. My initial reaction is that the drums are too quiet and the bass is too loud without really being big, if that makes any sense... I would parallel compress your drums, turn them up a big, turn down your bass a bit, EQ out any useless frequencies in the bass, th...
by Johnst
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: WIP Thread - GIVE FEEDBACK TO OTHERS BEFORE POSTING!!!
Replies: 1548
Views: 151615

Re: WIP Thread - GIVE FEEDBACK TO OTHERS BEFORE POSTING!!!

@Johnst "Duped" WIP Not a big fan of the intro nor of the mid range saw wave, it sounds weak. Sound design is really nice on the bass. It sounds far away but still present in a way, and it has a really nice "grain"/noise if you know what i mean. I think the piano is too low or at least not hearable...
by Johnst
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: WIP Thread - GIVE FEEDBACK TO OTHERS BEFORE POSTING!!!
Replies: 1548
Views: 151615

Re: WIP Thread - GIVE FEEDBACK TO OTHERS BEFORE POSTING!!!

Thanks man, I agree about the drums - been trying to get them to punch through (they sound fine on the intro/breakdown but as soon as the leads/bass kick in they get drowned). Might try more volume/EQ sidechaining and some parallel comp like you said. As for the guitar, the acoustic is from a guita...
by Johnst
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: WIP Thread - GIVE FEEDBACK TO OTHERS BEFORE POSTING!!!
Replies: 1548
Views: 151615

Re: WIP Thread - GIVE FEEDBACK TO OTHERS BEFORE POSTING!!!

@mthrfnk: love the guitar, did you record that yourself? The vocals (both the muted sort of speech and the high pitched sample) work very well. I’m also digging the bassline, it’s fat but doesn’t distract. I think in terms of the arrangement, this sounds done to me. However, now on to the mix (THIS ...
by Johnst
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Trap cymbal placement
Replies: 18
Views: 1846

Re: Trap cymbal placement

I don't want to hear about how much you hate trap. OH MY GAD I FUCKING HATE TR- oh. Yes, that wouldn't be very helpful. :6: I don't care for it, but yeah I'm intrigued by the hats as well. This is what I do and it works well for this kind of stuff. Get a kick snare pattern first. The put hi hats on...
by Johnst
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Budget Headphones!
Replies: 32
Views: 5862

Re: Budget Headphones!

http://www.dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=67063 Big, badass discussion of headphones for producing. I personally have the AKG 240's. $100, sound great, awesomely flat, just like a like it. Very difficult to really hear sub frequencies well enough to manipulate them, but I think that's just a prob...
by Johnst
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Low-frequency hearing loss
Replies: 13
Views: 3705

Re: Low-frequency hearing loss

I uh... Was trying that chart seriously, but hten I got lost in making a melody with it.. :lol: But hey, actually, I'm really glad you're taking this seriously. You'll be fine man, I've got some mild hearing loss and some tinnitus as well. I now wear earplugs whenever I go out at all, even just to ...
by Johnst
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Producing at Work
Replies: 37
Views: 2609

Re: Producing at Work

@Alpha: I fucked up my little midi keyboard, and have been struggling with automation/creative automation ever since. It was awesome for being able to just attach things to the knobs, set a loop, and fuck with them to see what I could get out of it. I'm getting an iphone soon though (for free! yay u...
by Johnst
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Is that a forum joke..?
Replies: 26
Views: 1660

Re: Is that a forum joke..?

Cryoshok wrote:HamVST was a joke tho
WAT :o
by Johnst
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: How Long would it take to become a PRO??
Replies: 75
Views: 3225

Re: How Long would it take to become a PRO??

I'm still in my third week of producing. I reckon 1 year to 3 years depending on the person :6: Don't expect that... Seriously. Can I ask how old you are? I don't want to sound insulting, but it does seem like kind of a naive way to think. While it's absolutely true that some people just rock shit ...
by Johnst
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: the classic "take a photo of your setup" thread
Replies: 3555
Views: 444483

Re: the classic "take a photo of your setup" thread

Bunch of slacked jawed Hi, I'm a homophobe in here, who the hell posted the green tabasco sauce? Hircine? Shame on you lad, that stuff is weak as hell :lol: Standard tabasco for home (eggs and things), got a bottle of habanero tabasco sauce at work for lunch, currently rocking this one back at the ...
by Johnst
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: ragga/reggae/roots samples
Replies: 22
Views: 9977

Re: ragga/reggae/roots samples

might be flogging a dead horse here but i've kind of rewoken my interest in using reggae vocals in my tracks. share your knowledge of any free packs out there! i've got this one pack with all the overused "positive vibes" and "haul and pull up" etc samples but is there anything else out for grabs? ...
by Johnst
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Finding Your Own Style
Replies: 30
Views: 2136

Re: Finding Your Own Style

If you are listen to a lot or exclusively bass music. Stop. Listen to some other things. Make a lot of changes to your production workflow/experiment even more. Agreed. Although I have heard some very good producers on this forum argue the opposite... That you need to completely immerse yourself in...
by Johnst
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Theory of dubstep
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: Theory of dubstep

Be nice, or you're just demonstrating how much of an arsehole you are. He is being quite polite, and took your criticism on board. From what I see, he is a beginner producer hoping to take it to the next intermediate level, and you had to push him down, appearing to me as though you were threatened...
by Johnst
Tue May 22, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: I've been getting frustrated lately about my songs
Replies: 22
Views: 1717

Re: I've been getting frustrated lately about my songs

No mater what I tried to make, everything sounded like shit. Just checked my monitors there, Left and right both at different levels. Gaahh. :lol: :lol: :lol: You bastard, I saw your title and thought, "Yes, me too! Me fucking too!", only to find you resolved it by not being a partial dumbass. Glad...
by Johnst
Mon May 14, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Is Massive Anything Special?
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Is Massive Anything Special?

If you make wobble bass generic dubstep, Massive is the one. It sounds plastic. Yeah, I switched over to Ableton from Reason and started trying to get used to Massive. It can make some cool sounds, it's simple, but the "plastic" aspect is something I haven't been able to get over. I should start wo...
by Johnst
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mixing/mastering High Frequencies
Replies: 18
Views: 3102

Re: Mixing/mastering High Frequencies

if i'm mixing a project, sure, quite often i'll dupe the lead vocal, cut out the "s"'s, and do a low-passed channel w/ them on it. mastering-wise, and to control stuff like 2k buildup on a female singer or lots of vocals tracked w/ a 57, i'd rather just use multiband compression-- select the range ...
by Johnst
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: how old are you?
Replies: 99
Views: 5127

Re: how old are you?

IC0N wrote:20. Big 21 on March 1st. Probably won't feel any different.
You will... Oh yes...

You will.

I'm 22, didn't realize I was among the upper half of the age range :corntard:
by Johnst
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mixing/mastering High Frequencies
Replies: 18
Views: 3102

Re: Mixing/mastering High Frequencies

it's also quite common to boost 15k on a dark mix that lacks brilliance, or just needs a lift. de-essing around 3-4k so that you can boost above it is also quite common, especially on mixes that are both too harsh and not bright enough. In case anyone (including myself) doesn't know what de-essing ...
by Johnst
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Hip Hop inspired dubstep?...
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Hip Hop inspired dubstep?...

Not really the right forum but go check out Crizzly. Well, I was aiming for more of a production focused discussion of it. I'm curious about the style of this stuff in terms of the musical aspects, which I thought we were all about here... Crizzly seems fun. But I'd say he's much more aggro than th...