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R&A Graveyard / Re: Notifications
« on: January 08, 2016, 07:00:34 pm »
id like to have notifications, so u see if someone quotes u or when someone replies to a thread u created.

+1, we're all thinking it.

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Panning Different intances L & R
« on: January 08, 2016, 06:45:43 pm »
You're referring to absolute or extreme panning. Synths can be either totally on a L or R channel, but this can cause binaural confusion. Your best bet is to spread the two post-fx.

If left to right is an 180 degree spectrum like on a protractor, put one synth at 45 degrees and the other at 135. Try different combinations. That way you can keep the ear interested, and you can morph between these two dimensions if the sounds are similar enough.

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Cleaning Mix Using Compressors
« on: January 08, 2016, 06:40:55 pm »
If you are only starting to learn compression, before even opening a compressor on a channel, ask yourself: why am I using a compressor here and what am I trying to achieve with compression on this particular sound/audio clip..

Yeah, unless you're looking to blur the lines between your instruments, compressors won't help you achieve greater element separation. Compressors glue your sounds together into a more cohesive unit. Like DV_ said, make sure to get your levels right, EQ, reverb, and other spacial parameters correct. Once you can make a clear distinction between most of your instruments, then you're on your way to a clean mix. More often than not, there's two things that automatically make a mix sound "clean":

1. The low end kick-bass relationship (40-120hz)
2. The muddy zone (250-450hz) - this makes your mix sound boxy and often is the culprit of your gripe.

Have those 2 sorted out and then move on to other higher level things. Try to listen to an element within the context of the mix, and not solo'd. EQ guidelines serves as just that, and are not steadfast rules to abide by.

Best of luck!

Finished Tracks / Re: Nils Frahm - Keep (Sal Sonder Bootleg Remix)
« on: January 08, 2016, 06:16:56 pm »
I love this. Element separation is well executed, and stereo width on the upper mids is great. I love the stereo movement in this entire track. That bass is really well placed in context with the rest of the mix. My only complaint is with the pad in the break - I feel like it opens up too much at times.

Great otherwise. Keep at it.

Anything by 8dio is typically awesome. Some good Cinesamples stuff out there as well.

Sound Design / Re: Brass synth/sample
« on: January 08, 2016, 05:24:13 pm »
Kontakt is a great resource, along with the 8Dio brass bundles.

Sound Design / Re: 808 Techniques
« on: January 08, 2016, 05:21:52 pm »
This video is pretty useful

+1 on getting in with that link as the first reply, LOL.

There's plenty, but for 2015, Amon Tobin's Peugeot Fractal soundtrack takes the cake:

Sound Design / Re: Lenno Shimmers!
« on: January 08, 2016, 05:11:37 pm »
Hey there,

Looks like a very quick arpeggio played in octaves that contain high frequencies. That's all that it is - try 32nd notes, if not, 16 or 32T depending on the BPM of your project. Square waves or saws (or a mixture) should do.

Good luck!

Sound Design / Re: How do you learn all those terminologies?
« on: January 08, 2016, 01:21:56 pm »
Pretty much what everyone said. Also, when you purchase a new product, Read The F*cking Manual. It's been said over and over again. Don't skip on it. You'll learn all there is about the synth/plug.

Plus, time. Over time, these terms will become part of your lexicon. Don't sweat it.

You Might Like... / Re: What producer blows your mind
« on: January 07, 2016, 08:49:29 pm »
Amon Tobin

Composition/Arrangement/Theory / Re: A HELPFUL PRACTICE for BEGINNERS
« on: January 07, 2016, 07:47:59 pm »
I'll second that and add in that actually transcribing your favorite tunes from start to finish helps you immensely in understanding the relationship of music theory and music making. If you're interested in composing music for games/film, this is an absolutely necessary step in your artistic progression.

If you're an Ableton Live user, you can save your instruments and clips into 2 separate folders.

Have your instrument racks saved and ready to go to pull up full "signature" sounds that you go to.
Have your clips and musical ideas saved, labeled, and ready to go to pull up a melody or chord progression when you're noodling about in the same key.

Sound Design / Re: Deep, Groany, Horn Bass like Jonas Rathsman/Anjunadeep
« on: January 07, 2016, 07:22:21 pm »
I may be posting a video tutorial sometime next week of this, if not over the weekend.

Sound Design / Re: Deep, Groany, Horn Bass like Jonas Rathsman/Anjunadeep
« on: January 07, 2016, 03:02:04 am »
Wow! That's awesome, sounds just like Wondering!

Actually met Yotto at a show a few weeks ago and he said he uses Diva a lot for his basses, so I'll try to apply the same principles in that to get the nice analog feel it has (especially with detuned saws).

Thanks a lot!

Hey, no problem! Best of luck! :)

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