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Mixing/Mastering / Re: Reverb on Percussion
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:36:20 pm »
I don't know … I apply Reverb to percussion all day and it sounds even cleaner .. I just play around with room sizes, and the feedback. Always on "Hall" by the way, but I do use plates if I want a short response.

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Where do YOUR drums sit on the stereo field?
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:31:48 pm »
Depending on the feel .. I usually have a layered mono kick, as well as a stereo 808 hovering in the background. Snares and claps are usually mono with me, but I did experiment with Finger clicks in stereo and it sounds amazing. My Hats are usually stereo .. It all depends in my opinion .. like .. When I'm producing for a Dj I use a lot of stereo imaging, and L/R panning of things like precessions and hats .. But when I'm producing for Underground artists they like the drum sections mainly in Mono to create more of an authentic vinyl feel … It also depends on the kick itself. The golden rule is: One microphone was shoved into the kick drum, so, kicks should be in Mono … But that concept was bred when analog recording was the ONLY option .. You can do a lot to your drum sections with a lil' stereo imaging, some fattening plugins and such. With me though - I produce with a lot of synth, so, sometimes there's just TOO MUCH coming out of the Center with the synth, and bass, and a kick .. So I tend to stereo image kicks ..

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Keep FX/Delay/Reverb When Bouncing to Audio or No?
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:25:46 pm »
If I'm trying to keep a signature Reverb/Delay/Whatever effect on the sound as it's bouncing then sure - I keep the mix wet.
If I can recreate those plugin effects in Protools then I bounce it dry. I sometimes also bounce with automation if it's gonna save me time and it's already done and I'm sure like a 110% about that track lol ..

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Compression on synths
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:23:29 pm »
Don't negate the possibility they may not know what they are doing.

It depends on the synth dynamic and the intended application.

You can control the volume of the sound over time as the timbre changes. For example, a sound that starts out as a high frequency and then goes down to a low frequency may have a different amplitude throughout this change. Compression will bring these high volume parts down to the low volume parts, ultimately allowing you to have the sound at a steady volume throughout the mix. This maintains the focus of the track as your attention isn't suddenly drawn to a quiet section (or vice versa) in a bassline or synth part.

When you understand what a compressor does, you can apply this to any situation. Whether it be a drum, bass guitar, a supersaw or your uncle's foley collection. You'll be able to assess the situation and apply your own discretion.

Me - "I compress my Boss everyday" lmao … Na, but really - 90% of these cats sharing tips don't know what they're talking about - Their mix goes to OTHER engineers who shape up the sound the label wants lol … The industry is funny. But yeah - I mainly use compression on drums, and every once in a while if I have a synth that changes dramatically but aside from that I stay away from compression. I am however about to compress these dishes into my dishwasher lmao ..

Mixing/Mastering / Re: mixer and master
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:17:57 pm »
I would just get a new version of FL if that's the case - The mixer is one of the most important steps in creating a decent mix. Otherwise, bounce/export your stems and open them somewhere else like Protools, Logic, Cubase, whatever ..

I typically do one of two things:
1. Before composing the beat, I think about what instruments I want to use, and through process of elimination and frequency knowledge try to take out instruments that will consistently battle for space, aka, frequency sharing … Or,
2. If I already composed the track without the elimination process, I just open up EQ's and carve out unwanted frequencies.

Hope this helps.

WIPs / THE ARCHITECT - In the Works - Dreamy Trap Beat
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:12:16 pm »
Hope you'll enjoy listening to this as much as I did creating it!!

Finished Tracks / New Trap Track - Star Trippin - Wavy/Dreamy Trap
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:10:44 pm »
Thank you in advance for the listen .. All My links are featured on my official site at so make sure to check out the entire site for the entire catalog if you like this one!!


And Let me know what you think! Peace.

Inspiration/Creativity/Motivation / Re: Do you listen to your own music
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:59:01 am »
I listen mainly to my music. Different forms (cars, stereos, studios) and during different times, moods, and seasons

Samples/Plugins/Software/Gear / Re: Kick Samples?
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:48:54 am »
I got some insane samples. I'll send you a few 808's. Shoot me an email at

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