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Collaborations / Finding people to collaborate with
« on: July 18, 2018, 07:31:48 am »
Aside from using this forum, what are some good ways to find people to collaborate with?

Sound Design / Re: How do I make this sound
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:28:45 am »
There are two possibilities, just from a quick listen through:

1. Synth lead (probably a monophonic saw wave with some portamento) + Vocoder and Human Voice

2. Synth Lead (as above) + Formant Filters.

In either case, you want to impart the spectral quality of the human voice by using some filtering that imparts the shape of human vowel sounds onto a source sound - in this case, a synthesizer lead. Most DAWs have a built in vocoder, so you could experiment by recording yourself going "Oooh" and "yeah" and "Woah" and whatnot to get the formants you want, or you could use a third party formant filter like sugarbytes Wow, or the KiloHearts formant filter (or just draw your own - look up formant EQ curves and experiment!) and achieve a result that I believe is what was actually used. But vocoding might still be fun.

Thanks Mussar this is a great help

Sound Design / How do I make this sound
« on: February 27, 2018, 10:51:43 pm »
So I don't know how to describe the sound I want to make but i know it's used fairly commonly in dance music. David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Brooks' recent single "Like I Do" has it and it comes in at approx 2:02 in the song and you can probably hear it best at about 2:12ish. It sounds to me like a robotic voice sorta thing.

I've attached a youtube link for reference:

Any comments would be appreciated

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Mixing Leads
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:01:35 pm »
Thanks guys given me some stuff to think about in my next project

Mixing/Mastering / Mixing Leads
« on: November 29, 2017, 10:40:06 pm »
So I’ve got a progressive house song im working on at the moment and I’m happy with the melody for my lead(s) but I’m having difficulty achieving the Sound I want for it. I was just wondering if anyone had some advice on how to approach mixing leads and how to layer different sounds in order to achieve a desired final sound? (Hope that makes sense)

Samples/Plugins/Software/Gear / Re: Microphone Recommendations
« on: January 22, 2017, 12:41:54 am »
Thanks guys,

I'll give them both a look - might either get the $50 one now or wait till I get paid and invest in the more expensive one.
I'm sort of a beginner so the $50 one might do for what I'm doing currently.


Samples/Plugins/Software/Gear / Microphone Recommendations
« on: January 21, 2017, 10:01:29 pm »
I'm looking for a decent USB microphone with either a desktop stand or a regular stand at a reasonable price.

Can anyone give me any recommendations at all?


Composition/Arrangement/Theory / How to add momentum to your songs
« on: November 06, 2016, 06:03:46 pm »
I've got the hang of writing melodies and arrangement and a variety of other things but I want to know how to make sure my songs have momentum (if that's the right word) because at the moment they sound quite static, robotic and boring.

Any advice?

Yeah don't worry I'm very aware of that, it will take a long time and a lot of hard work. What do you think is the best way to find and talk to more experienced producers or anyone that is interested in production as well? Other than this forum of course

Thanks for the comments guys, I get where you're all coming from in terms of you have to make sacrifices for music sometimes but, as others have said I don't think you should have to sacrifice everything else you want in life. I think as long as I can get my time management down and learn to prioritise different activities I should be able to find a balance somewhere which could allow me to continue learning and progressing with music and producing while still enjoying most of the others things I want in life. No matter what passion someone has I don't think it is healthy or preferable to block out everything else to focus on it. (just my thoughts)

Hi, I wasn't really sure where to put this topic but I figure this was the best section.

Basically I'm 19, and I have a full time job and have done since August last year,which usually means I don't get a lot of free time in the week. Also I go out with friends a lot on weekends. I always loved the idea of making music, and I started about 9 months ago potentially earlier but I'm not sure. Anyway, what I've found is that I usually don't have a great deal of time to sit down for intense period of time and learn/make progress, I tend to do like a 3 hour session max at a time if a weekend, but then I may not have enough time again to do it again until the next weekend. I try to fit in as much time as possible and I think I need to start planning my time out better of weekends and evenings to get more done. But  I was wondering what other people are like. Do you have a full time job and still have time to produce?  Or do you have a part time job or do you just do production? Also do you spend long periods of time producing or short sessions?

And if anyone has any advice on how to manage time better that would be appreciated

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