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by Sharmaji
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Thinking about a formal training...need input
Replies: 12
Views: 1319

Re: Thinking about a formal training...need input

I've lectured at Dubspot here in NYC, have a bunch of friends who teach there, and increasingly have mix or production clients who have gone through there. It's a solid resource. You get out of it what you put into it; the folks teaching really know their stuff and are great at explaining it. Do the...
by Sharmaji
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: help waves 9.2 wont load in live 9
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: help waves 9.2 wont load in live 9

The waves cloud actually works really well. Dl your licenses to either a USB stick or your computer. Haven't had a problem w it at all.
by Sharmaji
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: How to get "professional" mixdown
Replies: 25
Views: 4047

Re: How to get "professional" mixdown

kick needs some energy an octave lower than what you've got going on. less 100hz, more 50.

likewise, too much 200hz in the kick, not enough in the keys.

too much transient info going on in the backbeat, distracting from the synth and thus the emotion of the tune.
by Sharmaji
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mixdown issues Headphones vs Speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

Re: Mixdown issues Headphones vs Speakers

^ yep ref. tunes are key.

I find making any sort of dynamic decisions is impossible in headphones.

really just use the cans to mix levels.
by Sharmaji
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Holiday Deals
Replies: 16
Views: 2598

Re: Holiday Deals

for those of you who mix alot, great deal on the CLA classic compressors over at waves.
by Sharmaji
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Amiga Junglism
Replies: 12
Views: 4026

Re: Amiga Junglism

Pedro Sánchez wrote:This is the essence of why I originally got into music production all them years ago but fuck was the s2000 a killer on the eyeballs and neck.
really, really don't miss my s2000
by Sharmaji
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Selling sample packs - Is it worthwhile?
Replies: 19
Views: 7600

Re: Selling sample packs - Is it worthwhile?

having been involved in a few sample pack projects, from super-indie up to super corporate: in general, financially no, it's not worthwhile. if you were going to put together something of extreme value--slate digital drums, the vienna instruments, etc-- then yes, you could build your career on that....
by Sharmaji
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mic for singing/shock mount, stand & reflector for Proj. B1
Replies: 18
Views: 5788

Re: Mic for singing/shock mount, stand & reflector for Proj.

se2200. comes with a suprisingly rad shockmount... and is a much better mic than the studio projects joints.

stand. ebay.

panty hose over anything round for a pop filter; glue it onto a gooseneck.
by Sharmaji
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Anyone else filter their master buss as aid while mixing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2273

Re: Anyone else filter their master buss as aid while mixing

always-- though it's more a tool to see what's going on in the lows and highs, finding that errant thing that's got energy at 80hz or 10khz and getting rid of it so that there's room for something else. just leave 2 bypassed eq's in your 2buss, hipass and lopass, and enable them whenever you want to...
by Sharmaji
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Mixing down a clap
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Mixing down a clap

what nowaysj said:

start with the clap and mix everything else around it.

and headroom is your key to an easier mix.
by Sharmaji
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Drums - compressor or transient shaper?
Replies: 12
Views: 4099

Re: Drums - compressor or transient shaper?

very rarely one or the other if looking to add "bite."

compressor, then transient work before limiter on the drum buss.

also to clarify:

Compressors work based on the change in voltage that's going through the circuitry; transient shapers work based on the RATE of change of that voltage.
by Sharmaji
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: The Best Compressor - And You Don't Have To Steal It
Replies: 43
Views: 8307

Re: The Best Compressor - And You Don't Have To Steal It

it's weird but it's good. sometimes. definntely not bad.
by Sharmaji
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: microbrute.
Replies: 64
Views: 24035

Re: microbrute.

^ pretty sure my old rackmount bass station was smaller than the keyboard one ;)
by Sharmaji
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: [VIDEO] Mouse On Mars make a tune in 10mins
Replies: 11
Views: 1712

Re: [VIDEO] Mouse On Mars make a tune in 10mins

while the end result is... errr... they did fit a lot of pretty fearless creativity into 10 mins.
by Sharmaji
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Patchbay?
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Re: Patchbay?

benjaminC wrote: Im not switching between monitors though, just whats being sent to them.
exactly.

trust me that a patchbay is not the best solution for what you want. If you don't want a monitor controller, then get a cheap mixer.
by Sharmaji
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Patchbay?
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Re: Patchbay?

a monitor controller is what you want.

they run from crazy expensive (dangerous, crane song) to really affordable (samson).
by Sharmaji
Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Such a thing as too much headroom?
Replies: 11
Views: 2950

Re: Such a thing as too much headroom?

if you're working at 24 bit, which you should be because it's not 1998, there's no such thing as too much headroom. These days when working up mixes for clients, once i get my kick worked into the mix, i'm generally peaking at around -18dB. That way, when everyone involved wants X instrument louder,...
by Sharmaji
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: microbrute.
Replies: 64
Views: 24035

Re: microbrute.

the arp is great, i use that for... wait for it... arp's a lot. hit record and play w/ the filter, release, etc and you've got an instantly-energetic element for the tune. the white noise is great for risers, hats, drum sounds, etc. lead layers and less-subby basses, absolutely. overall it's a great...
by Sharmaji
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: microbrute.
Replies: 64
Views: 24035

Re: microbrute.

i'm considering getting one just for the pattern editor alone. I use the minibrute on literally every production project; this looks like a great addition...
by Sharmaji
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: microbrute.
Replies: 64
Views: 24035

microbrute.

instant baller status.



3 bills in the states.