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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2070 on: Feb 12th, 2010, 1:19pm »

on Feb 7th, 2010, 4:12pm, Mauricio wrote:
Seriously that's all you need. A computer, a mouse and determination.


you don't even need a mouse if you have a laptop

four tet is such an inspiration in that regard..
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2071 on: Feb 13th, 2010, 7:10pm »

I don't dig the track, but it's kinda interesting to see Deadmau5's arrangement...

The MIDI files for Strobe:

Strobe Midi Files.zip
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2072 on: Feb 13th, 2010, 8:11pm »

edit: i was completely wrong about all of this.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2073 on: Feb 14th, 2010, 02:14am »

Running ableton output through a firebox and mixing with akg 240 headphones. The volume seems ridiculously loud even when the volume is below the red (maybe 4/5th the way up on any channel max) and the firebox headphone volume knob is set at 2 (yes, 2).

I noticed changing the computer's volume doesnt do shit, since its directly outputting from ableton. The only thing I noticed that could change this would be to lower the mastering volume, but doesnt that have limitations?

What to do...
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2074 on: Feb 14th, 2010, 7:27pm »

on Feb 14th, 2010, 02:14am, The_IRA wrote:
Running ableton output through a firebox and mixing with akg 240 headphones. The volume seems ridiculously loud even when the volume is below the red (maybe 4/5th the way up on any channel max) and the firebox headphone volume knob is set at 2 (yes, 2).

I noticed changing the computer's volume doesnt do shit, since its directly outputting from ableton. The only thing I noticed that could change this would be to lower the mastering volume, but doesnt that have limitations?

What to do...


Open up the firebox universal control and turn it down
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2075 on: Feb 15th, 2010, 01:14am »

on Feb 14th, 2010, 7:27pm, Mauricio wrote:
Open up the firebox universal control and turn it down


LOL I swear I have messed with the firebox mixer thing before but I never noticed a damn thing. After you said to do that I decided to fuck with it some more and TA DA, tweaked some things and worked. So another thumbs up to you.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2076 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 2:36pm »

what is better to play with a 320 mp3 or a wav file. i understand the difference but my question is in regards to overall experience during a performance.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2077 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 2:43pm »

on Feb 16th, 2010, 2:36pm, 130BPMZ wrote:
i understand the difference but my question is in regards to overall experience during a performance.


none.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2078 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 3:27pm »

on Feb 16th, 2010, 2:36pm, 130BPMZ wrote:
what is better to play with a 320 mp3 or a wav file. i understand the difference but my question is in regards to overall experience during a performance.


I'm confused. playing on what? one's a bigger file, with better sound quality. that's pretty much the only difference.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2079 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 5:09pm »

on Feb 16th, 2010, 2:36pm, 130BPMZ wrote:
what is better to play with a 320 mp3 or a wav file. i understand the difference but my question is in regards to overall experience during a performance.


wav is worth it if you're going to play the song really loud probably, as it maintains quality at higher volumes whereas the mp3 might be a tiny bit distorted (so i've heard) but other than that no real difference in experience. but if you have wav files, why not just use them anyway?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2080 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 6:27pm »

i like facts, not opinions, so here's the facts: a wav i have bought off beatport phase canceled with a 320 of the same song i found on a blog.

http://www.mediafire.com/?zxunyyyiwqz

the result is exactly what you are NOT hearing when you listen to a 320. do not listen to this at loud volumes in your headphones because there is a huge spike at 3:11. i checked several times that this was the best encoding of a 320 i could find and that there were no rendering errors or phase cancelation errors on my part. everything you're hearing is truly not in the 320 at all.

if you know what you're looking at, run it through a spectrum analyzer too. there are some surprises.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2081 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 6:34pm »

on Feb 16th, 2010, 5:09pm, ttime wrote:
wav is worth it if you're going to play the song really loud probably, as it maintains quality at higher volumes whereas the mp3 might be a tiny bit distorted (so i've heard) but other than that no real difference in experience. but if you have wav files, why not just use them anyway?


yea thats what i was leaning towards. just was debating in my head wether or not to convert some tracks.
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« Reply #2082 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 6:50pm »

on Feb 16th, 2010, 6:34pm, 130BPMZ wrote:
yea thats what i was leaning towards. just was debating in my head wether or not to convert some tracks.


i modified my post after you posted this but go check it out.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2083 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 7:29pm »

hey todd,

how are you making the synth sound at like 3 seconds in on your taylor swift remix? maybe like a pitch bend? sounds sort of similar to a sound in a trak's "heads will roll" remix. i've been wondering how to make that sound... thanks.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2084 on: Feb 16th, 2010, 7:59pm »

on Feb 16th, 2010, 6:50pm, Todd wrote:
i modified my post after you posted this but go check it out.


Although i like this idea, and appreciate the fact that you like facts, which is a total fact... it falls short for several reasons, mainly the fact that there's no way to know if the 320 kbps file you downloaded from a blog was ripped from a CD... or re encoded from another mp3, or ripped from a CD where the file used to burn that particular CD was originally of lesser quality than a .wav file, or even a 320kbps .mp3 file.

Only way to do it is to grab a CD you own... extract the file as a .wav and then do the conversion to .mp3 yourself. i don't own any CDs... if you do I'd be stoked to hear the difference. Even then, the method of compression is not the same for all songs... it's case by case, and very dependent on the encoder, and the settings used. So there's no "this is what you're not hearing" on track A that applies to track B, C, & D.

Also for the original gentlemen who asked. This should answer your questions about .mp3 encoding:

http://oreilly.com/catalog/mp3/chapter/ch02.html

Here's a great resource if you're into getting the best sound quality while you are converting to .mp3... very important for us who make music and convert it to .mp3 for distribution purposes:

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showforum=15

Always use LAME if you're going to convert to .mp3. Audiophiles have been figuring this stuff out for a while now and the -b 320 --preset insane is your best bet.

If it's for absolute best quality you can achieve then stick to a lossless format like WavPack or FLAC or .wav (duh)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV#WAV_file_compression_codecs_compared


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