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Finished Tracks / Free techno EP
« on: January 22, 2017, 06:38:35 pm »

Here you can download my new techno EP for free.

A little comment means the world to me. :)

Sound Design / Good video about dithering
« on: October 12, 2016, 06:19:19 am »

I found this video about dithering and I thought it was worth sharing:

Just one question; does anybody knows which plugin is in the right part of the screen?

Mixing/Mastering / Loudness, Am I on to something?
« on: July 02, 2016, 04:49:56 pm »

When I play my latest track, which I mixed and mastered myself, Voxengo Span Plus indicates it has an RMS of -11.5 when the song has been playing from start to finish.

That's not extremely loud but I can't stand songs that are 'Death Magnetic'-loud anyway.

I managed to keep some dynamics; take a look at this picture:

The limiter which is of course the last plugin in my masterchain (Fabfilter Pro-L) only catches a few peaks, nothing more.

I'm pretty happy about the result.

You can listen and download the song here. Maybe someone wants to do some measuring on it.

But I'm not looking for feedback on the song itself, there's another forum's section for that.
I'm more into feedback about the mixing/mastering process. I'm interested in sharing techniques.

I didn't use a compressor on the whole mix or master, only on indiviudal instruments.

The trick I used is this: I used a clipper (LVC Audio's Clipshifter, but others will work fine too) and clipped 2-2.5 dB off of the peaks but I only mixed 40% of this sound into the mix, so 60% is dry sound.

I used U-he Satin (the BH Masterbuss Rhick and Warm for -15 dB RMS preset) before the clipper. And the Fabfilter Pro-L after the clipper. That are all dynamics plugins I used.

Do you think I'm onto something for future masterings without destroying all dynamics?

Do you have other tricks to keep dynamics and obtain a decent loudness?
Feel free to share.

Finished Tracks / 6 Techno tracks for free - Will return feedback
« on: May 07, 2016, 08:39:26 pm »

Here's my latest EP, I worked on this for 5 months.

I hope somebody likes this or gives feedback why he/she doesn't. :)

Samples/Plugins/Software/Gear / Black octopus insane offer
« on: March 31, 2016, 09:20:39 pm »

Over 300000 samples, over 20 GB, only € 20?

An offer we can't refuse?


s(M)exoscope is a waveform visualisation plugin and as fas as I know, it's only available in 32 bit (win).

Is ther a 64-bit alternative? Preferably free but I consider payware if needed.


I use d16's Phoscyon plugin to create 303 sounds and it has a built in distortion section.

But what windows 64-bit plugin would you advice for other 303 emulators, that don't have built in distortion?

Looking forward to your answers.



Here's my try on chill out. I put some glitchy drums in it.
Don't hold back on your comments.



Here's my try on minimal. All comments about whatever you want (arrangement, sound design, mixing, mastering,...) are welcome.

Thanks for your time!

Finished Tracks / manducator - Some acid techno (will return feedback)
« on: January 14, 2016, 08:47:47 am »

Here's my trey on some firm acid techno:

Let me know what you think!!

And will return the feedback.

Mixing/Mastering / my mixing/mastering process with downloadable audio
« on: January 13, 2016, 11:13:23 am »

I made a dance song (some chill vibed dubtechno). You can listen to the end result here:

You can listen to the mix here:

Download of the mix is here:

The loudness of the mix isn't comparable to commercial songs because this is the version that still has to be mastered. So turn up the volume to enjoy. :)

I took the effort to write down the mixing process.

Don't be blinded by the type of song, most guidelines about mixing are the same for other genres too.

I created the song in FL Studio 11 and the only third party plugin I used is Reveal Sound's Spire vsti.

You can download the project of the unmixed song here:

For those who don't use FL Studio and/or Spire, you can download all 16 unmixed stems here:

Here you can download my 32-page mixing guide specific to this song:

Here are the links to 2 videos that are a great addition to my pdf:

I ripped the HD version of those videos and added a wav of pink noise in this download:

And here is the mastered version (same as first link of this post):

You can download it here:

I wrote a document on how I transformed the mix into the final product. You can download it here:

Any comment is welcome, tell me what you like and what you don't like. I hope there are others who are willing to share some knowledge too.


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