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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #540 on: Aug 21st, 2008, 2:47pm »

on Aug 21st, 2008, 2:06pm, Kyran wrote:
A lot of times artist will release acapellas with like their singles or something to promote remixing. The more attention the song get's the more albums sell right?
I think I remember Jesse saying something about releasing the instrumental to Bounce...? Could be wrong...


instrumental and acapella out when they rerelease it with new remixes
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #541 on: Aug 21st, 2008, 9:03pm »

on Aug 21st, 2008, 12:32am, Diego De la Vega wrote:
calculating in DB is difficult, every three db is consired "one more louder"

i usually just when im done editing and it's time to mix.
make sure your kick has good signal, and solo it out, then add the snare, hi hat, eventually getting to your synths and vocals.

do it one by one leveling it out, then after you have a generally good mix

it's master buss compression time, where it gets difficult
it just takes practice, its like balancing a baby just right till it passes out

you dont wanna add to much and you want it loud.

try sidechain your kick to the master bus as well if you're having problems hearing it


I'm not sure if that quite works out. dB's are exponential if I understand them right.. like going from -2 to 0 dB is just as much of a change as going from -20 to -15 (not exact science, just roughly saying).

Also sidechaining the master bus isn't generally a great idea. What I do instead is create a dedicated audio track for sidechaining (I cleverly name is "Sidechain") then I route that channel to the master, and send whatever track I want sidechained to that track. That way I can control exactly what I want sidechained and what I don't. All synths go through that track usually, sometimes lighter percussion, never snares or vocals or stuff like that. That's just how I do it personally.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #542 on: Aug 21st, 2008, 9:17pm »

on Aug 21st, 2008, 9:03pm, Todd wrote:
I'm not sure if that quite works out. dB's are exponential if I understand them right.. like going from -2 to 0 dB is just as much of a change as going from -20 to -15 (not exact science, just roughly saying).

Also sidechaining the master bus isn't generally a great idea. What I do instead is create a dedicated audio track for sidechaining (I cleverly name is "Sidechain") then I route that channel to the master, and send whatever track I want sidechained to that track. That way I can control exactly what I want sidechained and what I don't. All synths go through that track usually, sometimes lighter percussion, never snares or vocals or stuff like that. That's just how I do it personally.


yeah a trigger
for sure
you can use breakbets even for sidechaining instead of just a kick
or little loops, makes shit interesting


but i remember in class they told me in order to notice a difference in volume without looking at a screen was 3 db
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #543 on: Aug 21st, 2008, 10:23pm »

Interesting, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the tip
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« Reply #544 on: Aug 22nd, 2008, 07:59am »

if you were a little timid of 7.4 and the elastic audio feature
here is a great video that simplifies it.

it's great for speeding up/slowing down accapellas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueVyrMGBCJM
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #545 on: Aug 23rd, 2008, 09:37am »

on Aug 21st, 2008, 2:00pm, deviant wrote:
Thankz man...i already found some tuts on how to do your own acapellas....however is there any chance that a site with acapellas already exists ? with sounds from MSTRKRFT or boys noize or even justice ? Probably there aren't cuz of legal issues...




http://www.acapellas4u.co.uk" target="_blank">
http://www.acapellas4u.co.uk
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #546 on: Aug 25th, 2008, 08:10am »

quick question, would a macbook be enough to run ableton for both production and dj'ing?
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« Reply #547 on: Aug 25th, 2008, 08:56am »

on Aug 25th, 2008, 08:10am, panda wrote:
quick question, would a macbook be enough to run ableton for both production and dj'ing?

Hardware Requirements: Mac Users

* OS X 10.3.9 (10.4 or later recommended)
* Any G4 or faster (Intel Mac recommended)
* 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
* DVD-ROM drive


a quick google search. So depending on the specs of the macbook, it should be enough to run ableton. Theoretically you could DJ with just the program but if I were you id get a controller like a uc-33,http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan04/articles/evolutionuc33.htm
check out felix cartal
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« Reply #548 on: Aug 25th, 2008, 2:44pm »

yeah, i'd buy a controller if i were to dj.

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« Reply #549 on: Aug 25th, 2008, 4:20pm »

wow I really wanna get a tb 303, so awesome, but nearly impossible to find or too expensive for me. I jsut signed up to get on the x0b0x waiting list. Its a 303 clone you build yourself 350-400 bucks. Sounds like it could be awesome. the more and more research i do the more and more hardware looks sooo much better... I really want to get a djm 800 too, learn all the tricks at home etc as opposed to like the maybe 10-12 hours experience ive had in live sets
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« Reply #550 on: Aug 25th, 2008, 5:30pm »

on Aug 25th, 2008, 4:20pm, thetechnopagans wrote:
wow I really wanna get a tb 303, so awesome, but nearly impossible to find or too expensive for me. I jsut signed up to get on the x0b0x waiting list. Its a 303 clone you build yourself 350-400 bucks. Sounds like it could be awesome. the more and more research i do the more and more hardware looks sooo much better... I really want to get a djm 800 too, learn all the tricks at home etc as opposed to like the maybe 10-12 hours experience ive had in live sets


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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #551 on: Aug 25th, 2008, 7:16pm »

Is there a thread already started on pictures of your home studio/DJ set up?
I might throw in a nice pic in there just for the addition.
If not, some one should start one. Might as well, right...?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #552 on: Aug 25th, 2008, 7:44pm »

I don't think so...
Do it up. Everyone needs some gear porn once in a while
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on Mar 13th, 2009, 05:06am, TYLER wrote:
EDIT: I JUST REALIZED THIS ISN'T THE WHERE I GO ON MUSHROOMS THREAD.
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« Reply #553 on: Aug 25th, 2008, 7:51pm »

on Aug 25th, 2008, 7:44pm, Kyran wrote:
I don't think so...
Do it up. Everyone needs some gear porn once in a while


its been done twice, i go find the thread and bump it, the one fisk started is buried way down there, you know what, im gonna change the archive thing i never finished to that
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #554 on: Aug 26th, 2008, 12:17am »

Here is a great link if you've worked with SSL consoles before or even if you never worked with one and you want to learn.

inline consoles are used in all major studios
different than dj mixers and live sound mixers that are split design.


once you learn one inline, you pretty much get the flow of the rest

this link here breaks it down.

http://www.recordinginstitute.com/y2kplus/ARP/sslb.html
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