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by zakski
Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: The Lazy Drop
Replies: 18
Views: 3553

Re: The Lazy Drop

I generally leave the first kick out in certain areas in a track, but not normally on the drop. Sometimes I do, and it's all good.

I call this a ghost kick because you expect a kick to be there in your mind but it never shows up. :)
by zakski
Thu May 09, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Producers following a trend
Replies: 47
Views: 3628

Re: Producers following a trend

I'll take trap over brostep, any day.
by zakski
Tue May 07, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Bought my first bit of equipment, need help.
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Bought my first bit of equipment, need help.

To be honest, that looks like a wedding dj setup.

Try to recoup as much of your money as you can and get a decent setup. DJ gear is something you kind of have to shell a bit out for.
by zakski
Fri May 03, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Maxxbass
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Maxxbass

Just lightly saturate.

I don't think it's really worth it for the few applications a dubstep producer would use it for.
by zakski
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: White Noise applications in music
Replies: 17
Views: 1444

Re: White Noise applications in music

The woosh sound in techno/techhouse/etc.


Can't forget the woosh (also known as the tsssssss or shhhhhhhh, depending on where your highpass is sitting).
by zakski
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Raining Pads?
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: Raining Pads?

whut
by zakski
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mastering question
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Mastering question

Some things should be done for the sake of discipline, young grasshopper.
by zakski
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Dubstep structure ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1773

Re: Dubstep structure ?

There's a start, a finish, and generally a snare on the 3rd beat.
by zakski
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Production Mixers for Ableton?
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Production Mixers for Ableton?

Yes, it's called a midi controller. Searching for it will probably find you lots of information on midi keyboards instead. I have an APC40 which is designed for Ableton, so you don't really have to screw around with mapping it.
by zakski
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Complextro breakdown and tips p2
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Re: Complextro breakdown and tips p2

I have a good complextro tip. Stop making complextro.
by zakski
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: 2 BPM Difference Going to Affect the Bass?
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: 2 BPM Difference Going to Affect the Bass?

It's kind of odd the amount of people who are kind of perplexed by this question... Very simple: If you increase the speed, does the pitch change? Yes. Sound is just waves. Pitch is measured in the number of cycles per second (Hertz), or how many times a wave goes from a peak (/\), to a trough (\/),...
by zakski
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Sound Design Subforum
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Re: Sound Design Subforum

Cheers to that
by zakski
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Ableton 9 trial available now!
Replies: 24
Views: 2752

Re: Ableton 9 trial available now!

While 9 looks really sick, I haven't really fully worked through 8, so I'm not in a huge hurry to spend some cash. Although automation curves are almost worth the price. if you own live 8, it's free.... i just downloaded it like 30 mins ago. looks weird. i dunno how thrilled i am to have to learn a...
by zakski
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Ableton 9 trial available now!
Replies: 24
Views: 2752

Re: Ableton 9 trial available now!

Well I was about to make a thread about how the full version update was out but you went and fucked that one up for me.
by zakski
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: How do you know how much compression to use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1586

Re: How do you know how much compression to use?

http://media.soundonsound.com/sos/feb13/images/Pcomp-03-downcomp-and-dynrange.jpg This is from February's Sound on Sound. There was an article on parallel compression that gives a good explanation of compression and how it works. I find it makes more sense when its in a diagram, or your compressor ...
by zakski
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: New Korg MS-20 Mini
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: New Korg MS-20 Mini

Such a good price. I was thinking about maybe getting a minibrute but this might be more of what I'm looking for.

I'm a little bit confused as to the possibility of controlling other synths with the usb-midi out?
by zakski
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Anyone using Waves NLS/Slate VCC/Satson consule emulations?
Replies: 22
Views: 3049

Re: Anyone using Waves NLS/Slate VCC/Satson consule emulatio

I use VCC/VTM and think they're really great plugins. My biggest caveat is how much cpu it hogs when you have them slapped on every channel (using a MacBook that is a few years old). I tried to make a template for every track I start, but it was at 60% usage at standalone. I just leave them off unti...