>"but afx did it" edition
Post the tracks you're working on, discuss general music composition. Continue the search for Lunga and get told to stop pushing the limiter.
Remember to use:
>clyp.it for WiPs
>soundcloud WHEN ASKED for finished tracks and getting called a buttboy for not going to soundcloud threads
We're making an album! (or trying to).
Check the next post for info.
>Pastebin - Links, books, videos, articles, tutorials and stuff:
>/prod/ wiki - looking for contributors (wink, wink)
Repostan because other thread is pretty much done with.
Hey friendos, 'tis Renoise breaks-a-lot returning to YOU with my latest WIP, updated!!
Since the last revision I've changed one 8 bar sequenced of breaks, edited the chords and the bass (although the latter is still basically a drone).
Any ideas on additions that could be made, etc are all welcome!
Please note that the mix is (obviously) not the priority at the moment, but it isn't shite either.
We're making an album! (or trying to.). Here's how to get involved:
>look at this image
Looking for collaborators? Feel free to ask in the comments!
I'm not sure if this quite /prod/, but do any of you wizards know what Dan Deacon is using on this tour? I only recognize the OP-1 and Digitech pedal and the rest isn't anything I've seen before.
>tfw your music is only worth a few pairs of underwear
>EXTREMELY NOOB QUESTION
I just started getting into production a couple weeks ago. I'm very new to all this and still trying to get a grasp of the basics My question is this: What is the point of "compression" in a mix? I get that it decreases the dynamic range, but does that mean it just gives a sound less space, therefore making it louder? If that's the case, what would the difference be between compressing a clip and just raising the dB?
>over reverbed electro/progressive house started today
So if I were in the middle of a recording/mixing session and I found that some vocals quiet moments were too quiet or loud moments were too loud, I would apply a compressor? What other kind of recording situations would call for the use of a compressor?
Yeah that's a classic situation to use a compressor. Another thing they can be used for is "gluing" parts of the mix together. Like just slightly compressing all your drums together can make them cut through the mix and "punch" a bit more.
Digitech whammy top left
Bottom left set of six boxes in 2 sets of 3 is some modular midi controller system. Don't remember what brand or what they're called, but I think they're 3U panels like Eurorack.
imagine clyp.it threads. threads were people just post their songs and go "fuck it listen to this download it if you want IDGAF" and nobody cared about identity. I think that would be pretty cool
am I trap producer yet?
there's no rules for inspiration or how to start a song. I just lay some chords down and then the melody or bass and then lay down some drums. then add little things in there for variety
Should add that middle left is some amp switcher. They're usually something like channel 1/2, overdrive, reverb, or some other common control. Bottom right is a USB hub. The stuff between that and the OP-1 are power supplies. Between the OP-1 and the Whammy is a mystery box, my guess is that it's some APC or similar 555 timer based circuit. Lastly the box in the center, it looks like some basic 1 channel tube mic preamp, I'd ask lemonbrah if he knew the model.
Making things louder is one part of it, but it's not necessarily the only part.
Pic related is a diagram of the ADSR of a waveform. Compression can be used to changed the shape of a waveform and as a result, change how it sounds. For example if a waveform has too much attack (like a sharp sounding snare drum) you can use compression in a way that brings down the attack but leaves the decay, sustain and release the way they are.
Basically controlling dynamics is one part, but it can also be used to change the timbre and sound of a track.
I think he tapes it together so he can travel with it in just a couple of pieces but it also looks kinda cute imo.
I don't think it's the Anker because it has a power switch on the end that isn't on the Anker. I've just been wanting a solid USB hub though so I'll look into Anker since it's pretty cheap.
So I see all these 'pro' / 'made it' soundclouds, none of them have any content from before the artists were signed, everything is ultra clean well produced etc.
Do artists tend to use a new pseudonym when they get signed? And if my shit isn't pro as hell mixwise, should I not even bother releasing it if i'm looking to eventually get signed under that name?
whoever was sampling the printer reminded me that I had recorded mine a couple of days ago, so I cut up the recording into usable hits and created a "printer kit" out of it.
just did a quick sketch to test it out:
I can upload the kit if anyone's interested
>let me hop on the printercore train but act like i did it first
I was printing off some shit and noticed a weird phasing noise. so I recorded it. thats my standard mo: I record interesting sounds. making drumkits from recordings is also something I've been doing for a while (like my glitch kit) the printer kit is probably not something I'm going to use, I've already done 2 songs with the glitch kit so going back to that seems regression, but meh always good to have interesting samples around.
I don't know a lot about this seeing as I'm amateur, but go ahead and stick with your name. You aren't going to be able to build up a following on your music without releasing/posting songs attached to you somehow. Build up a following and you can cross the bridge of "my old reputation is holding me back" when you're farther down the road.
A ton of big artists have shitty groups or names they went by before they were who they are today. They got recognition on that old name, signed to some lesser-known labels, continued to grow, then created a new artist name when their music stopped being mid-shelf stuff. Of course you've also got people like (>>54001758) said who just delete their old shit, which is a good habit to get into. PURGE THE SHIT
>And if my shit isn't pro as hell mixwise, should I not even bother releasing it if i'm looking to eventually get signed under that name?
that's right booboo
your soundcloud will be very boring for a while but after some time it will kick ass
I keep making these really atmospheric and droney synths, but then when I try to put it to a beat, it just sounds awful.
Actually when I try to put anything over it, it sounds awful.
Maybe I'm making them too complicated/slow?