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    Default Music Production

    Was talking with MikeM in the offtopic section and figured it'd be good to have a thread dedicated to music production, sound design, recording, and just general chat about electronic music/scoring

    Heres my own latest WIP, def needs to be on proper headphones or monitors, laptop speakers just wont cut it :
    https://soundcloud.com/getradder/material-5-wip

    Pretty happy with this one though, all the sounds are synthesized by myself and the samples are all recorded by myself. I also played the song back on my speaker system, recorded it it via my laptop's mic, and then mixed that back into the original audio source. Gives it a strange grit on the high end and some natural reverb. Just need to work on the arrangement/structure and clean up some of the drum patterns.

    Heres a link to my actual soundcloud account too: https://soundcloud.com/cyclopianarchitects
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    tl;dl[isten]

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    word. \m/
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    Yo andius you have some really sick stuff there, really mellow, I like it

    Out of curiosity, what are your go-to synths?

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    I used to dig this back when I was in college. Digging it up makes me want to go grab a digital version of it for the MP3 player. Still have it on Vinyl.


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    Is this solely for electronic music or can we divulge into other genres as well

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    I wanna say anything, cuz y nawt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro View Post
    Is this solely for electronic music or can we divulge into other genres as well
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    I wanna say anything, cuz y nawt?
    Umm ya... Thread title is "MUSIC production". If anything, it's total electronic that is borderline.

    Any kind of music sounds fair... see what I did there hahaha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSwitch View Post
    Any kind of music sounds fair... see what I did there hahaha..

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    One of my favorite tricks for vocals is to run them through a stereo delay set at 15 and 30 milliseconds with one repeat each. Pan the dry vocal in the center and the delayed ones panned at 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock. Human hearing can only discern about a 30 millisecond variance. Doing this gives the effect of old school ADT (Artificial Double Tracking) think later period Beatles or John Lennons solo stuff.

    Also never use EQ to boost good sounding frequencies use it to get rid of bad sounding ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev J View Post
    One of my favorite tricks for vocals is to run them through a stereo delay set at 15 and 30 milliseconds with one repeat each. Pan the dry vocal in the center and the delayed ones panned at 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock. Human hearing can only discern about a 30 millisecond variance. Doing this gives the effect of old school ADT (Artificial Double Tracking) think later period Beatles or John Lennons solo stuff.

    Also never use EQ to boost good sounding frequencies use it to get rid of bad sounding ones.

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    You can also use short >40 ms delays to give the effect of panning. Very useful for getting panning effects in a mono mix.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precedence_effect

    @MikeM: My go to soft synths are Massive ( :O ), Absynth 5, and FM8. Absynth is probably my favorite to use, its an extremely powerful soft synth. In my opinion with soft synths, since the wavetables are pretty standard, its more about the envelope and sequencing functions that make me like or dislike certain VST's. Its also almost important how you are processing the sound after it leaves the VST (filters, EQ, effects etc)

    When it comes to hardware: Doepher Dark Energy, Korg Ms20 mini, Moog Voyager, Korg Monotribe, DSI Tempest

    The DSI tempest is a beastly analog drum machine, def my fav piece of kit to produce with.
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    I've been rapping a lot more recently, started making my own beats back in April.

    Teefsweat.bandcamp.com

    Here's my newest project, and I am working on vocal frequency for the next release & things of that nature

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    I like the sound of this thread. I'm literally just starting up a bit of production so should have some stuff to put up the next couple of weeks, very new to all this though. Got a night off tonight so gonna start drafting some stuff up.
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    I have been writing songs for awhile, but I just started a soundcloud.

    https://soundcloud.com/chandlerjm

    I am using audiacity until I can find my cubase le 4 disk lol (recently moved)

    Andius, I like your stuff, sounds like background music to a street fighting game hah. Following you.

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    I'm in a very drum & bass vibe right now

    Anyone have any good ideas on what synths/waves on either massive, fm8 or absynth that I can try out?
    I just need to find a good base (no pun intended) to work with so I can venture on my own, ya know

    Currently scavenging youtube

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    Peep Fracture for some inspiration:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYBpDY4FtMI

    The guitar used on this track is actually his dad playing the slide guitar.

    My point being, think outside the box on the sounds you're messing with, it doesnt always have to be a synthy type sound

    If you're trying to make something a bit more aggressive, look into "Reese Bass" my main tip would be to be really really selective with your EQ'ing so you don't muddy up the drums. Play with envelopes and panning to get different synth noises to converse with each other as well.

    heres a solid tutorial from one of my favorite producers on how to make some pretty aggressive mid range bass:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvqGp...6zASX7nIjTRICw

    Heres a DnB bit I've been mucking about with lately:
    http://www66.zippyshare.com/v/89887604/file.html

    and heres a new Dubtechno bit:
    https://soundcloud.com/getradder/material-bad-health
    Last edited by andius; 10-28-2013 at 06:09 PM.
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    This is a bit random, but it gives me the chills when the tune drops and you can hear the primal scream of the crowd going nuts, always love seeing the raw power of good dubstep on a crowd



    Can't imagine ever making a tune that heavy haha
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    My friends have a band it's really just 4 of now. Nothing really worth recording right now since I have to get back to bass since I really took a break from really playing anything.
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    https://soundcloud.com/daniel-price-...els-laboratory
    Recorded this in my room tonight, check it out.
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    I should have some stuff up in here soon, got some ideas running around my laptop but a lot need the drums and timings tightened up. My mic should be here this week to, I wanna get some of those hip hop beats with the heavy guitar going on. Run DMC-Rock Box style kinda thing.
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