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Are you using pads?

Post by musicProd » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:27 pm

Actually should you use pads? When I compare my tracks to those of Trollphace, they sound thin. My guess is that I'm not filling up the frequency spectrum. In my drop I have a kick, snare, hi-hats, bass, sub...but it does not do the job. So I thought about using a pad, since it uses the complete spectrum, but It does not really fit well in a dark dubstep tune. At the drop there are those heavy darkstep wobbles and adding a dark ambiance pad does not seem right. What do you all do?

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by fragments » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:24 am

You could also try parallel saturation across multiple elements.
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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by musicProd » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:39 am

fragments wrote:You could also try parallel saturation across multiple elements.
Why parallel?

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by musicProd » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:41 am

fragments wrote:You could also try parallel saturation across multiple elements.
Well yeah, of course parallel saturation lol Ok I might try that at the mastering stage with Ozone and it's exciter. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by fragments » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:52 am

I was thinking more along the lines of tape or tube saturation, different settings for a couple different buses. But yea, try that too. Ferric TDS is free and pretty awesome.
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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by legend4ry » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:58 am

musicProd wrote:
fragments wrote:You could also try parallel saturation across multiple elements.
Well yeah, of course parallel saturation lol Ok I might try that at the mastering stage with Ozone and it's exciter. Thanks for the tip.
Ozone and its exciter won't fix a flat mix.

Its there for added sparkle if the tune can be pushed that way.
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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by musicProd » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:23 am

legend4ry wrote:
musicProd wrote:
fragments wrote:You could also try parallel saturation across multiple elements.
Well yeah, of course parallel saturation lol Ok I might try that at the mastering stage with Ozone and it's exciter. Thanks for the tip.
Ozone and its exciter won't fix a flat mix.

Its there for added sparkle if the tune can be pushed that way.
I see, I will try what he said then.

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by musicProd » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:24 am

fragments wrote:I was thinking more along the lines of tape or tube saturation, different settings for a couple different buses. But yea, try that too. Ferric TDS is free and pretty awesome.
Ok cool, I will try that with CamelPhat and see what it does. Thank you for the tips!

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by jaydot » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:45 am

Well I can't name a single Trollphace track but in more minimal/deep dubstep such as Kryptic Minds pads are a standout element-if you've got enough space in your mix
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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by ThisIsSovereign » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:47 pm

jaydot wrote:Well I can't name a single Trollphace track but in more minimal/deep dubstep such as Kryptic Minds pads are a standout element-if you've got enough space in your mix
Yeah, I'd say pads are important in setting the mood/vibe of a track.

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by wub » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Depends how heavy my musical flow is.

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Post by Dub_Fiend » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:11 pm

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by musicProd » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:41 pm

This track from Trollphace: Soundcloud

It's beefy!

This is a build-up/drop i juste started working on (not mastered): http://www77.zippyshare.com/v/70813498/file.html

It sounds so thin...or does it?I think it does. I think I am not filling the frequency spectrum. The only thing I hear more in the Trollphace drop is this siren in the background. Maybe that's all I'm missing?

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by musicProd » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:11 am

Actually I added a kind of siren pad and now it sounds great haha

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by xtcvsmistycold » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:58 am

of course

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by leaflet » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:53 pm

Competition is very intense in music and to be anybody you have to utterly immerse yourself within it. Just put the hours in. Set yourself daily, monthly and year goals and good luck. When you get to where you wanna be it will be great and you will be more productive than ever.

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Re: Are you using pads?

Post by jaydot » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:27 pm

leaflet wrote:Competition is very intense in music and to be anybody you have to utterly immerse yourself within it. Just put the hours in. Set yourself daily, monthly and year goals and good luck. When you get to where you wanna be it will be great and you will be more productive than ever.
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