Let's try to have one of these, /mu/.
Remember to use:
>clyp.it for posting WiPs
No one gives a shit about your soundcloud, so don't post it unless specifically asked to.
>Pastebin - Links, books, videos, articles, tutorials and stuff:
http://pastebin.com/QXRCaVsZ (embed) (embed) (embed) (embed) (embed)
>/prod/ wiki - looking for contributors (wink, wink)
/prod/ IRC is up!
To join, you can go to http://www.rizon.net/chat
Choose a nick, put #/prod/ as channel. Enter!
Or you can get a lightweight desktop client here https://hexchat.github.io/downloads.html
Are the KORG plugins any good? The Mono/Poly one looks pretty appealing to me and I'm looking to expand my library while I'm stuck without any of my gear.
So fresh it hurts. Analog jams.
Evenin' /prod/. Bout to take my recording rig out to capture all the spring evening critters. I got my new omni capsules which are matched (and not shit like that last pair I had to return) so I'm chuffed to finally be getting a decent recording. I have a feeling this is gonna be a banner year for recordings... gonna get my liberry full of places and things.
it depends on what you are comfortable with and how you arrange your shit.
some people need alot. some people just use their ipad/mixer.
if you care to listen. i was sick of my music today and started this. i usually dont do that house stuff.
i sort by project.
>music projects folder
then i have folders for sketches/stuff that isn't good enough to be on an EP.
>just noodling/sketches/shitty tracks
>tracks that sound decent, but don't fit on an EP, single tracks
then i have folders for lyrics, a folder for exported tracks, and then melodyne/guitar pro projects.
got the recorder out getting the peepers. keeping this bump't because i want anon's opinion of two different recordings
Alright fellas. I recorded with two pairs of mics, and I'm having a hard time determining which one sound best. One pair is clear and quiet, but has very little low end and it's kind of chintzy sounding, the other pair is immersive and organic as fuck but there's more noise. I really would like your simple opinion. Wat do?
Pure data randomness from earlier this year
Thanks for the response! It's bothersome to me because I got a new omni mic setup and they're really nice, but because my recorder isn't god-tier it has noisy preamps so now my omnis don't sound so great. It sucks. The onboard mics are really sensitive and crisp (first one) but they're cardioid and therefore they color the sound a lot and they aren't as immersive and "real" sounding. Sadly, the omni ones are way nicer in almost every way ecxept they're noisier through the preamps, which kind of kills it.
Maybe I can mix all of them for a best-of-both-worlds thing, without too much phasing...
Don't know where else to ask and it's a little off topic, but how do I record the sound running through my soundcard. No, I'm not trying to make shitty rips from youtube vids.
I found a Chrome extension which records audio in wav but the audio comes out pretty bad.
Also, to at least half stay on topic, what string libraries are good for pop other than NI session strings? The big commercial libraries all sound too lush(?) for pop, I find it hard to achieve that more intimate chamber ensemble type sound.
I've not used it, but a number of my friends do and I've never heard about anyone not liking it.
how can i accent noise to make it more interesting? been using noise as an instrument a bit, but it sounds kind of retarded. i'm just using noise waveforms in sylenth. how the fuck do i give that shit texture? no matter what i throw at it it's just fucking noise (no puns)
thanks bro. never really worked with pure noise before at all. new-found respect for noise musicians
also is anyone else getting sick of telling the google botnet what a burger looks like, jesus christ
>what are your favorite must have vsts?
waves meta flanger
waves J37 tape delay
valhalla vintage verb
native instruments solid bus comp
That pretty much has me covered. I like to keep it quite simple with plugins or else I end up with lists of hundreds of plugins and it drives me mad.
That said I just noticed that the tape tubes and transistors pack by waves is on sale so might grab that later today, as I'm interested in the PIE compressor and the EQ the master tape also has delay and as far as I'm concerned another tape delay couldn't hurt could it?
Who are some good producers who don't use a computer?
Pic mostly unrelated.
I'm just going to add a few more things here if anybody is interested.
If anyone is just getting started with non stock plugins and looking for a cheap good all round pack the toneboosters track essentials is a great choice. It has reverbs, choruses, flangers, phasers, tape delay, EQ, Dehisser, gate, compressor and tape simulator.
Also I think that the J37 is probably another great all round plugin and is often on sale, not only does it emulate reel to reel tape machines it has some fantastic echoes, flanges, phasers and delays. I have lost days just sending guitar or organ sounds through this thing. Highly recommended.
Also the Valhalla vintage verb, absolutely fantastically lush reverbs. Best I've tried.
Not sure whats happened to /prod/ but it seems to have totally died. its a shame as i really like it here and over the weekends it used to give me inspiration to /prod/.
Now when i come here there is either no thread or it is totally dead.
I would love a board like /mu/ that was full of /prod/ threads about recording techniques, DAWs plugins and hardware etc.
Does anyone know of any similar places to /prod/ that actually have a decent community of posters? Not gearslutz
I have a single track from it:
spent the weekend being the composer for a team doing a 48HR film making competition. pretty intense. wrote exorcist-type choral music and an 80s building montage, complete with wah guitar and falsetto vocals
honestly, not that i'm aware of. all of the other ones are either pretentious 23 year old edm producers talking about what sidechain compressor is their favorite (even though you know they're all using the fl studio native plugin) or 63 year olds jacking each other off on 'analogue only eddie offord is the only human being on the planet now look at my moog modular that i bought with money that most people don't have'
in other news, what do people think of the tyrell n6 plugin? i'm cheap as fuck and don't have the know how to pirate plugins. i've played around with it a little bit, but what's the general consensus on it?
Sunday afternoon /prod/ time.
Feel like treating myself to a new plugin or two.
How is this sounding, /prod/? could a rapper work with this?
mixing isn't even close to being done, sorry for the clipping in advance
for the past month ill spend a few days getting really far into a track then ill end up hating it. Mainly the melody. fuck
Well all the other aspects of a track, drums, bass....other stuff
I guess all my stuff is just drums and bass thinking about it, but I have the same problem as you with writing a melody.Everytime i I try it always sounds awful and cheesy, but then when i look at any youtube tutorials i see producers just hitting a few keys on a piano synth or something so i guess thats a big part of electronic music
From what I understand they are a bit like a compressor in the way they work, as in you set a threshold an attack time and a decay time. it basically lets everything above the threshold through and cuts off the rest (gates)
Alright prod, I think I got it now. Did a touch of noise reduction on the omnis (always a risky maneuver with highly ambient recordings) and I think it's better than the ORTF/internal mics now.
I like the onboard mics and they're nice and clear, but they don't have the depth and space of the omnis. I really really wanted to salvage the omni recording (which was originally a little noisy).
Any feedback or opinions would be naice.
original spaved omnis:
denoised spaced omnis:
I think the bass part needs to be a little more...ballsy ? Maybe it's not what you wanted to make but I think, with the harmonic content and melody being fairly dark, the bass sounds a bit too slick and clean to my taste here.
If it were my track I'd try and make it growl a bit more...
the first one i listened to i thought fuck that noise is loud, but after listening to the one with denoised I'm not sure.
I like them all. Are the unedited apart from the noise reduction?
What the hell is all that noise lemondude, where the hell do you live?
>the first one i listened to i thought fuck that noise is loud, but after listening to the one with denoised I'm not sure.
what do you mean? the "noise" is the mic/preamp hiss... everything else belongs there.
I live in a pretty rural area. It's a couple different kinds of frogs, dogs barking, distant train and traffic, and some wind. The denoised one pretty much got rid of all the hiss and just left the landscape ambience. It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like when you're standing there.
I live in New England and the frogs (spring peepers) are noisy as hell this time of year
oh and yes, they are unedited. i denoised to get rid of hiss but then also added a HPF on the spaced omnis ones, because they're very sensitive to low Hz and get a deep rumble in them from wind and just distant sounds
yep, it is. i wish I had better surround recording capabilities because it's really cool to be out by the swamps with it all around you. This week I'll be spending an evening down the road a ways at a big wildlife preserve and should get some cool stuff. By summer that place will be awesome sounding.
Yeah, I hate to use noise reduction on ambient stuff because usually it messes it all up but it worked out pretty well this time. I'm really happy it makes the omnis useful for these types of recrodings, because like you said, it's much fuller and more realistic with them, as opposed to the cardioids.
I'm not sure what I'll use them for... I kinda like doing field recordings just for the sake of it. Thanks for the feedback!
Keep posting them here, I'm intrigued to hear some more field recordings! Always good seeing you in these threads lemonbro, glad you finally have some matched omnis to work with!
Just ordered a SP-404sx after looking for a good deal for a while, pretty excited to be venturing into the world of sampling soon! I can already play drums (I'm that melodic hardcore anon who posted a while back if anyone remembers by chance), and I love Panda Bear's latest album, so hopefully I can start producing some material in that vein over the summer
Well so far really all I have is a handful of coyotes which I've posted a lot already, and then the blizzard one from this past winter, which came-out surprisingly good. Sadly there's not much to record in winter so I haven't done more.
There's nothing too crazy around my house to record except coyotes and other critters. I didn't get any peepers last year, but now that I got them there's not a whole lot left. SO I need to explore more. Got a river and some swamps a ways away I'm going to hit up for the sake of capturing new fauna.
Thats a neat spectrum pic. What are the omnibus you use? I might go down to the local nature reserve myself this week, spent a lot of time there in the winter recording wind and rain, so maybe there are some night critters there to record this time of year.
did you use the high and low pass filters on your recorder or do you filter the recording after in your studio, also what filters do you use?
The omnis are MXL 603s (they come with cardioid capsules but you can buy omni capsules separately for them). I don't use any filters on the recorder, only because I want to be able to make up my mind wholly in post on what to take or leave. I just used a HPF on the omnis because the terrestrial rumble was excessive (even though it's cool beans). For these critical/mastering type things I use Ozone (with the EQ in linear phase mode).
Ableton bros: anyone know how to make it so that my VST parameters don't reset to zero when I bind them to a macro in an Instrument Rack? Really don't want to lose my patch just so I can use my knobs later.
yeah they're decent... for SDC omnis they're about the best you can get. I have a couple omni measurement mics which are great in terms of response, but the capsules are so small they end up being way too noisy. The MXLs are a good balance between price and performance.
That looks neat anon. I think you'll have loads of fun with that.
I've just got back into using a sampler and sampling. Used to use a rack mount sampler but recently got a maschine studio, loving it so far.
I don't. I don't want that riffraff on my Soundcloud.
Hey, anyone want to do me a favor and torrent a plugin for me and upload it to mega? I'd do it myself but I'm on campus.
This is it:
It's a collection of a few plugins actually, but all I need is the Decapitator. I really want to try it on some kick drums.
Pic related is the drum set that was used for what I'm working on. I used a sort of modified Glyn Johns method for the mic placement.
Anyone use Renoise who can help me on this?
I have Windows running it and I want to change the input settings so that I can record samples from the audio that is playing on my computer. In Audacity I can switch the input to Window WASAP to do this but in Renoise I the only input options available are primary sound capture and the external mic. Is there a way I can get the WASAP option or anything that can record what goes on in my computer?
I don't know anything about Renoise, but you can download Soundflower, which is like a virtual audio interface. You can use it to route audio within your computer as if the audio going on in your computer was coming/going from a seperate device.
>How is this sounding, /prod/?
The bass needs to be turned up.
The piano could also have a thicker tone.
I also personally prefer a piano with a warmer tone as well.
Maybe add some reverb to it.
>could a rapper work with this
A rapper sure could.
can anyone recommend me some verstile synth VST's?
I don't want a whole bunch because I mostly use samples and effects, but a couple that I can use to create a variety of sounds would be nice. I want the kind that will teach me about synthesis and sequencing rather thank out of the box preset stuff.
Have any of you had a breakthrough in your producing that made you feel like your songs got way better than before? I think it has just happened to me and my utilization of busses. I used to give everything its own reverb or effect but now that I am using busses, everything sounds more reasonable and together rather than just shit.
how do you practice your DAW?
I use ableton and i've been doing a ton of remixes lately just so i can get better at getting my ideas down faster without drying myself up creatively.
Do you have any better way of practicing production skills in general?
I wonder this too, sometimes I will make up like a loop and then try to produce it in a couple different ways as far as instrument design and mixing goes. How do you do remixes? I have never done one before but it seems like a good way to practice.
>Have any of you had a breakthrough in your producing that made you feel like your songs got way better than before?
Not that I can recall.
It always sounds a lot better when I actually try though.
I have what could be called a 'love hate relationship' with music.
Some may also say that I have an addiction to it.
I often rush through things just to keep myself from spending too much time, and rush just to get it over with.
I often try to keep myself from making music, but give in to the temptation and get something out of the way so I can get back to more important things.
When I do take some time to work on something, and it sounds good, it ends up being short or unfinished.