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Finished Tracks / Feedback-Loaded[Electro House]
« on: May 08, 2017, 12:05:49 pm »
I'd appreciate it if you could listen to this track and give me some feedback on it.


Thank you for your time.
Have a nice day!

Mixing/Mastering / Dimensional Mixing
« on: April 05, 2017, 05:56:27 pm »
Hello to everyone seeing this.
I just wanted to know how to get control on the body of each sound.
Like what tools to use if I wanted the kick to feel like it's punching through to your chest or how to basically be precise on the dynamic range of each sound.
And I'm average on mixing with a working knowledge of how most tools work,but all solutions are appreciated.
Just let me know if you guys have any tricks I could use

Mixing/Mastering / Steps to achieve loudness
« on: March 30, 2016, 04:19:35 am »
So I have been producing for 2 years and I wanna know how I can make my tracks loud.
For a bit,I was using AOM limiter and pushing a lot on it,but there was a sort of noise produced in the kick,as if the kick's release time was increased.The noise sounds a bit like the lower peaks of the kick that getting really nasty after the limiting.
How can I go past this and How do you make your tracks Loud?
Please explain briefly.

« on: March 30, 2016, 04:11:55 am »
Don't try to visually please yourself,if it sounds good,it sounds good.

Composition/Arrangement/Theory / Re: Help!;Production Tips and Tricks
« on: March 17, 2016, 02:55:31 pm »
If it's a pitch shift,  you can play the note and stop, but continue the pitch automation for that entire section.

lucky date has a tutorial out there about this where he automates with an envelop.
The problem is that it's a bounced out audio of 8 bar riser. Have to just try slicing.

Composition/Arrangement/Theory / Help!;Production Tips and Tricks
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:26:07 am »
What I need help with is:I have a drop,and I want to insert a riser of 8 bars into the project,and I want this riser to play only when the drop is playing.I want to know how I can achieve that besides slicing.Because slicing 8 bar risers with respect to the drop can be really tough and time consuming.
Please do explain any technique to get by this.

Finished Tracks / Shaw-Chemicals
« on: March 15, 2016, 09:00:59 am »
A few days ago,I put my track Chemicals on Soundcloud,and I'd appreciate it if you had a listen and let me know what you think of it.
You can listen to it here:

Thank you for your time.
Have a good day!

Mixing/Mastering / Difference between Gain and Volume
« on: March 15, 2016, 08:57:34 am »
This might be a rookie question.So I was just on Youtube,watching a studio session of a big producer,and one guy in the comments was basically saying that not many people know the difference between Gain and Volume.
So could anyone tell me if there's a difference,and if yes,what is it?

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Placing sounds back in the mix
« on: March 15, 2016, 08:49:19 am »
If I were to explain in terms of Reverb and Delay,I would say that you imagine a room.And the more wet you make a sound in terms of Reverb and Delay,the more reflections will that sound have in that room.
You might want to consider Reverbs and Delays as a last resort though,because these effects can effect their space in the mix.
Using Compression and adjusting Fader levels can give you a Deeper Mix.
I think it's mentioned above that you should cut high frequencies to make it deep.The explanation for that being that lower frequencies have more energy,and hence travel longer distances as compared to higher frequencies.In simple words,cutting high frequencies can provide the sound more energy for it to be audible at deeper levels of the Mix.
Hope this helps.

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Mixes like professionals
« on: March 15, 2016, 08:39:53 am »
I use EQs on every channel and on the groups as well.
I'm still getting into compression and have been using it a lot more in my new projects.
What I'd like to know now is that is an EQ on a group useful if all the sounds of the group have been EQ-ed individually?

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Mixes like professionals
« on: March 10, 2016, 07:46:51 am »
the big djs get their tracks sent to professional mastering, guys with like 20+ years experience of mastering

if you check out joe la porta, he does all the mastering for the big djs who want their tracks on us radio, tiesto armin, above & beyond, I've seen his discography

so dw about that, just work on your mixdowns and layering, it just has to sound good enough on soundcloud

with leads and layering I've seen drops with up to 10 layers+ of leads, believe me
That's what I mean.A lot of projects,the drops are over 6-8 layers,rarely even 10.Becomes hard to eq.

Mixing/Mastering / Mixes like professionals
« on: March 10, 2016, 05:13:45 am »
I'm pretty sure all of us layer.Most of us layer leads and what not.
Almost every time I'm done with a mix,my final mix is too heavy to listen to.
I'm not sure if it's called headroom or what,but I want to be able to make mixes that are lighter,like the professional tracks.I mean,professional tracks have a lot going on,however it doesn't sound like it sounds like all the layers of let's say leads,sound like one particular lead.
I know people will say EQ.
I eq with respect to a PITCH FREQUENCY Chart and still not entirely happy with the final result.

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Equalization Of Lead Layers
« on: March 06, 2016, 07:00:41 am »
What makes sounds pop out more are that they have their own defined frequency range.2 or more instruments having the same instruments doesn't make your mix muddy,cause in dance music,it's almost impossible to give each sound it's own specific frequencies,although it is possible to give it it's own specific frequency range.
Easiest way,choose a low lead layer,mid layer,and a high and probably a buzzy top lead.Layering the same sort of sounds playing the same notes and then putting a harsh eq on it would not only sound bad,the more you cut,will make it thinner to the ears.So choose layers wisely.
Eq layers separately,and together as a group as well.
Also a cool trick that I use,is after I've dealt with low and muddy frequencies(which I consider to be between 250 to 500Hz).
I use a multiband compressor to balance frequency content.
Also,if you're having trouble eqing correctly,look up for a PITCH FREQUENCY Chart and use them.
How I use the pitch frequency chart is,I put a low cut and enter a frequency value off the chart,depending on key of track,to the low cut.If I think I can cut more,I enter a higher value.If it happens to sound like I've cut too much,I bring the cut down to the last value in key and use shelf.Shelves are the most underrated tools in an eq.Unless you're using it to its extremes,the overall all sound will not be Changed too much,but when you listen to it with the other instruments playing,you'll definitely have made space for sounds in that frequency range.

Easiest way is to use a bus for the kick with an extra eq.Maybe a hint of distortion,or use one of those plugins for transients and make it sit on top of the kick.If you don't want to use buses for kicks.Then I guess you could use a separate top kick.

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Antiphase....?
« on: March 01, 2016, 06:01:06 pm »
Just a quick fix for correlation.
But this involves Izotope Ozone
I don't know if 5 has this but 6 does.
You just load up the ozone imager and go to options and there will be something like prevent antiphase by width.But this will only help if you're just out of phase.
If you're too much out of phase,this won't work.

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