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by Sharmaji
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Fanu - Taking a break, and the new album
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Fanu - Taking a break, and the new album

the quality-- consistent quality-- of fanu's stuff is just shocking. Had he only done "defunct drums depression decade," that'd be a enough to label him a legend. Of course, the fact that *I like it makes me totally unsurprised that it's not commercially successful ;) it's as much art music as it is...
by Sharmaji
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: KiNK puts everyone else to shame
Replies: 26
Views: 5624

Re: KiNK puts everyone else to shame

the delay sounds great.
by Sharmaji
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: thoughts/experiences w/ korg kaoss pad 3
Replies: 47
Views: 6990

Re: thoughts/experiences w/ korg kaoss pad 3

almost grabbed one a few years ago but they were way too expensive back then. Used, seems like a great deal. the hipass filter is especially nice.
by Sharmaji
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Somewhat clean but flavorful source of gain...
Replies: 31
Views: 4547

Re: Somewhat clean but flavorful source of gain...

if you're using audio units, you can't beat "drive" and "density" from airwindows. FREE. and brilliant. decapitator from soundtoys Saturn ( think it's saturn?) from Fab Filter that harmonic EQ from voxengo. also free. 1176 set to no compression, or pultec EQ not doing anything... though the pultec g...
by Sharmaji
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Snare Question
Replies: 19
Views: 2501

Re: Snare Question

successful thread full of songs mixed to sound good on mobile phones... is successful.
by Sharmaji
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Glue Style Compressors
Replies: 24
Views: 3346

Re: Glue Style Compressors

starting point: 1176 on busses SSL on master both 4:1, doing very little (2-3 db at most, less for the SSL) i keep a couple of aux's open w/ 1176's on them in case thing need to vibe more together before the master, ie; drums, perc, and bass go to one 1176, vox, synths, guitars go to another. those ...
by Sharmaji
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Reference Track Round Up
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Reference Track Round Up

I can't imagine mixing w/o reference material.
by Sharmaji
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: What Is Mastering? Blog
Replies: 68
Views: 12552

Re: What Is Mastering? Blog

Typically, aside from volume, I hear no difference when I A/B with a compressor. first, match the gain so that you can actually hear what's going on; if one version is twice as loud as the other, it's gonna sound better. compression is my #1 tool for bringing things forward, or pushing things back,...
by Sharmaji
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: anyone use an MPC?
Replies: 20
Views: 4401

Re: anyone use an MPC?

This is pretty much spot on. I wasn't writing in favor of farting around endlessly (though sometimes honestly I do like to just fart around and not really get anything done). Its taken almost all the not so many years I've been at this to figure out working fast and committing to ideas quickly is p...
by Sharmaji
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: anyone use an MPC?
Replies: 20
Views: 4401

Re: anyone use an MPC?

sigh.... here's what matters: work fast. FAST. your ideas deserve that level of commitment. Set yourself a 3 hour limit to write, program, and get a rough mix of a tune done. and I mean like 90% DONE. so that when you come back to it, all you have to work on is some transitions, mixing, tweaks, mayb...
by Sharmaji
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: anyone use an MPC?
Replies: 20
Views: 4401

Re: anyone use an MPC?

I owned an mpc1k for a few years and did a lot of work with it. A couple of entirely in-the-MPC songs and remixes, and a ton of programmed patterns for other songs, which i'd then dump (stem by stem), into logic. Was definitely fun for creating patterns. not much fun for creating songs. miserable fo...
by Sharmaji
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Expensive Sound?
Replies: 17
Views: 3411

Re: Expensive Sound?

^ no joke. Maserati and his crew have mixed a few projects i've been involved in; you send them what you think is a banging rough mix, better than other mixes out there, pat yourself on the back, and...

your shit comes back with this layer of magic on it. Really really incredible.
by Sharmaji
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Expensive Sound?
Replies: 17
Views: 3411

Re: Expensive Sound?

yeah neither of those mixes totally blow me away TBH, but #2 has some nice stuff going on. "expensive" sounding mixes in a nutshell? --a dynamic, performed "mix." Mix is a verb. --great performances from the musicians or vocalist (if there is a vocalist) --proper amount of dynamic control-- ie, you ...
by Sharmaji
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: What Monitors are you guys using
Replies: 50
Views: 9246

Re: What Monitors are you guys using

^ those dynaudios are a BLAST to work on. yes big, yes loud, but still total quality.

ns10's w/ a hafler 250watt amp here. my fun-for-loud bx8's are dead, so i'm officially interested in the 8" equators. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....
by Sharmaji
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: The Production Achievements thread
Replies: 308
Views: 26702

Re: The Production Achievements thread

Undrig wrote:Getting huge props from Oris Jay after sending him some tunes would definitely be the highlight of my life. For real I can die happy after this happened. :D

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no doubt, that tune is hot. Got something forthcoming on Moldy's label?

well done!
by Sharmaji
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: [SOLVED] automap messing up my plugins...help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: automap messing up my plugins...help?

novation makes good controllers but automap is awful.
by Sharmaji
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: My new audio components - please help
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: My new audio components - please help

Adam F series monitors agreed, recently did some mobile sessions on some small Adams-- they've really stepped up their game in the lower-end. Extremely easy to work on, i could hear what was going on thru the spectrum, and didn't feel like i'd had my face kicked in after 8 hours-- can't say that ab...
by Sharmaji
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: How do you guys prefer to handle your drums in logic?
Replies: 20
Views: 3960

Re: How do you guys prefer to handle your drums in logic?

Audio if things are in midi form-- usually layers from stylus, etc-- they get bounced down to audio ASAP. May I ask why? couple of things-- commitment to the song, first and foremost. Get the part, get it as grooving as possible, move on. for programmed drums (rather than recorded live), i'd rather...
by Sharmaji
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: How do you guys prefer to handle your drums in logic?
Replies: 20
Views: 3960

Re: How do you guys prefer to handle your drums in logic?

Audio

if things are in midi form-- usually layers from stylus, etc-- they get bounced down to audio ASAP.
by Sharmaji
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: An Existential Post About Relevancy
Replies: 27
Views: 7221

Re: An Existential Post About Relevancy

Couple of thoughts: -- music being "work" ain't a bad thing at all- madEP, myself, and at least few others from dsf:p make a loving making music full-time. I count myself among the lucky ones to be able to do so. -- making dance music that is an expression of yourself is, in most cases, a non-bottom...