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by VirtualMark
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Production Forum - spring review
Replies: 57
Views: 2049

Re: Production Forum - spring review

i don't see how four letters would be easier than splitting in 4/5/etc subsections. Like how is a noob going to know that he/she needs to add the four letters label? so the noob doesn't add letters->moderators have to add it->more work for you fellaz. instead having the forum subcategorized the noo...
by VirtualMark
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mastering is not a plug in
Replies: 22
Views: 2018

Re: Mastering is not a plug in

Interesting read, thanks. I usually use Ozone for a quick self master, or finalize as you call it. It's only really to bring up the loudness a bit, I'm not at the stage where I want to get stuff professionally mastered. But when I start making awesome tunes, I'll definitely send it to a pro and pay ...
by VirtualMark
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Production Forum - spring review
Replies: 57
Views: 2049

Re: Production Forum - spring review

You have to be careful with a rep system - sometimes people will vote you down for disagreeing with them, even though you provided good advice. Generally the unwashed masses are lazy and like to go with popular beliefs rather than look deeper and find stuff out for themselves. When someone points ou...
by VirtualMark
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Dont follow the "Rules"
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Dont follow the "Rules"

disagree sometime it sounds good "clipping the hell out of your master" or it might be cool to "drowned your mix with reverb" whats wrong with messy, not everything needs to be polished. some things could sound better if rules are followed but... @#$%,if it touches you in any a certain way who @#$%...
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Production Forum - spring review
Replies: 57
Views: 2049

Re: Production Forum - spring review

Look at Gearslutz as an example. It's not the most noob friendly forum by any means but it's filled with a bunch of really knowledgeable people and that's what gives it its value. Yeah Gearslutz is great. I think it is pretty friendly tbh, I've asked a couple of questions and received fast, clear a...
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Checking your mixdown in mono and such**
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: Checking your mixdown in mono and such**

Man I have this same problem. I widen loads of stuff too much I think. Recently asked Rob Swire for some feedback on a track and he said the side information (as in mid/side) was way too harsh and wide. I guess it just takes practice and a good setup to really hear how wide you're making stuff. I h...
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: "Panning" Drums (Emphasis on "")
Replies: 28
Views: 2252

Re: "Panning" Drums (Emphasis on "")

SunkLo wrote:
_helix wrote:please don't pan your drums you retard it just doesn't work in electronic music. And please for the sake of all that is holy no drum fills either.
Yes, don't ever make interesting drums, it's bad.
:lol:

No drum fills either? Tell that to Noisia! :lol:
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Why is this news?
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Why is this news?

Yeah, I didn't consider that part, I feel stupid now. I was just reading the technology section and saw this and wondered why they're talking about soft synths like it's something new. Those Arturia plugins have probably been used on thousands of albums by now.
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Dont follow the "Rules"
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Dont follow the "Rules"

I think you need to follow some rules, such as not clipping the hell out of your master, or using stereo panning in your mixdown etc. But yeah, I try not to worry too much about the engineering side of things now, just do stuff by ear more as I'm trusting them a lot more now. When I first started I ...
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Fabfilter Saturn
Replies: 21
Views: 2209

Re: Fabfilter Saturn

outdropt wrote:
jonahmann wrote:there's the post EQ.
Nice, thanks!

Any other tips?
If you're really worried about overlapping frequencies, you could just duplicate the channel and use multiple instances of Saturn. That'll give you as much control as you need.
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Why is this news?
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Why is this news?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22312003 An album is made out of "software synthesizers", BIG FUCKING WHOOP. Can anyone explain why this is on the BBC news site? The software mimics the sound produced by synthesisers such as the Minimoog. ?? I'll bet almost everyone on this forum has used at le...
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Production Forum - spring review
Replies: 57
Views: 2049

Re: Production Forum - spring review

Burial QnA pleaz, thanx :6: On a serious note I agree with the arrogance thing it is a bit annoying. Yes science can be applied to music but people forget this is an art form. I find it insulting tbh when I spend hours and hours each day experimenting with sound, looking for new ways to get results...
by VirtualMark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Checking your mixdown in mono and such**
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: Checking your mixdown in mono and such**

Maybe they're just less wide than yours? It sounds like yours are too wide. I have a mono plugin wired to a button on my midi keyboard, so I can just press it and check mono instantly. I do this a few times throughout the production process and find it helps give me an idea of how wide my synths can...
by VirtualMark
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Producers with rentals: How do you avoid noise complaints?
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: Producers with rentals: How do you avoid noise complaint

A couple of options spring to mind:

1) Kill your neighbours. This will work until someone notices them missing and you'll eventually get new ones or end up in prison. So...

2) Kill everyone in the world.
by VirtualMark
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: problem with massive
Replies: 38
Views: 1906

Re: problem with massive

OP - have you tried adding a folder to the library? If you go to File > Options > Browser, you can add a folder. Try creating a couple of patches and saving them there, see if it helps.

Bouncing to audio is great, but it would annoy me if I didn't have an option to save patches.
by VirtualMark
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: How to Become a SoundCloud Superstar, One Fake Fan at a Time
Replies: 58
Views: 7298

Re: How to Become a SoundCloud Superstar, One Fake Fan at a

I've had a lot of fake spam bot followers lately through no fault of my own. There seems to be an increase in fake profiles - they usually have a name like user123456 and have a picture of a woman, along with a link to some webcam site. WTF is going on with Soundcloud lately? They need to implement ...
by VirtualMark
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Audio dynamics in movies
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Audio dynamics in movies

VLC has a built in compressor! And it plays pretty much anything.
by VirtualMark
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Audio dynamics in movies
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Audio dynamics in movies

Please let there be other people who feel my pain :w: There are millions who feel your pain, which is why pretty much all decent home theatre systems come with DRC(dynamic range compression) these days. AKA a built in compressor to us producers. Check your DVD players manual, or your home theatre a...
by VirtualMark
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: ableton operator is killing my workflow right now
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: ableton operator is killing my workflow right now

Very strange. Check your midi, make sure there's no overlapping notes at the end or beginning. Check your pitch bend too - if there's a clip before it then it that ends with a pitch bend then it can affect the next clip on some DAWs. I think it's called MIDI chase, and I also don't think you have th...
by VirtualMark
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: ***FL Studio 11***
Replies: 48
Views: 4210

Re: FL Studio 11 Released Today!

makerowner wrote:Great! I'm sure lots of people will switch from Cubase cause of the entertaining GUI animation.
:lol:

There was a thread on DOA moaning about PDC problems in FL Studio, apparently you have to set delays manually. And instead of fixing this they give people animations. SMH.