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Everything posted by Yoozer

  1. This depends entirely on the rest of the mix and how much room it takes up in the frequency spectrum. See this as a moving van. You have to cram your furniture in there. The couch is low, but wide (the volume is low, but it takes up a wide swath of the frequency spectrum). Grandma's heirloom cupboard is high, but narrow (the sound is loud, but it only occupies a narrow range). They can't occupy the same space at once. You've got powertools - a saw to reduce the width (equalizer), a saw to reduce the height (volume fader), and a clamp to squeeze a stack of furniture to a height so it fits in the truck (compressor/limiter). The rules are: if two pieces of furniture overlap they pile on top of eachother, and you can't hit the ceiling of the truck because that'll cause clipping. This means that two sounds occupying the same range won't hit the ceiling if they're quiet enough, or if you use the clamp to squeeze 'm down.
  2. Can you post a few clips of what they sound like right now (both in context of the song and perhaps solo?) What do you have at your disposal to create sounds with?
  3. You buy a device like this: http://sonuus.com/products_i2m_mp.html or you buy something like this: http://www.axon-technologies.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=37&menu=107 MIDI controllers will not convert your guitar's sound for you. Software has barely learned to recognize the notes in polyphonic music.
  4. That is not desperation, that's practice. First you have to be able to play it correctly - slower is not a problem. Key transpose is a bigger problem.
  5. Do it, what you learn is going to stay valuable for everything you do in music from remixing to your own compositions.
  6. If it sounds good, it is good. It's really as simple as that. Worry about nothing else.
  7. http://www.u-he.com/cms/113-diva All you need for your old school stuff.
  8. 808s and 909s have absolutely Juliet Sierra to do with chiptunes. Chiptune percussion is completely, utterly different.
  9. Layering and lots of it. Stack several pads from say, Massive, and use EQ to give each its own space. The solution will not come out of a single plugin.
  10. In case you have more questions about genres: http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/
  11. This is indeed achieved with a gate (if playing the notes quickly in that pattern does not achieve the desired effect. What software are you using to record and compose? If you have your original audio signal, put a gate on it. A gate sets the volume to zero if the incoming signal is not loud enough. In the sidechain input, you put another audio signal - for instance a closed hihat or another clicky sound. The sidechain tricks the gate into believing that the incoming signal is loud enough, so the volume is set to max for the brief duration of the hihat playing, and it jumps back to zero when the sidechain is silent again. By rhythmically playing the hihat you can get a da-da-daaa-da-da-daa pattern which is then applied to the incoming signal. Nowadays arpeggiators of synths can do it too, but those retrigger the sound.
  12. FL has various samplers; I think (but I'm not certain) that FPC can do what you want. Drag samples to pads, and you should be good to go. Try also http://vemberaudio.se/shortcircuit.php You see that you can assign multiple drum samples to a single key, depending on the velocity; so hit the keys hard, and you can trigger a different sample. It also has multiple outputs.
  13. lololol lern2play or gtfo Think before you type. Luminance has nothing to do with aesthetics. FL's interface is inconsistent; you can look at the old FL devices and immediately know what version they're made in and whether they were built for a 1024 x 768 monitor or a 1600 x 1200 monitor (then again, Cubase suffers from the same problem, where you have sleek 6 interfaces next to horrible SX 1 boxes). This inconsistency can not be avoided with 3rd party plugins, but it's jarring within the DAW itself. Live, whatever its other flaws are, never dug itself into the hole where an interface would start to look old. Meanwhile, the pixelfonts in FL Studio were already worn out in 1998 when webdesign started to take off. On a big monitor, those piano roll buttons take quite a bit of effort to hit if you have to click them. The bar at the top of FL is especially horrible: it could be redesigned and look better -and- work better without sacrificing an ounce of usability.
  14. Just search all .dll files, you'll find the right folder if you recognize the rest of the names. Even better; don't install Karlette, get http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/retrodelay.php because it beats the crud out of it. I'm not knocking the fact that they give away free stuff. I'm just saying that there's better free stuff
  15. Effective only compared to a sample library which is always going to be more static than a modeling solution.
  16. In this order: - a room with acoustic treatment. I don't mean eggcrates, I mean double walls, floating floor, asymmetric, diffusors, chock full o' Rockwool, the works. - a set of Barefoot Micromains - a Lavry DA11 or Cranesong Avocet or something else that is obscenely expensive. Seriously though,you do not want thundering bass. You want honesty and your ears still functional after a day of listening. What is your budget?
  17. Then it won't make much sense. For mr. Graves, however, who is still looking, VB3 is newer/still updated/cheaper, and it takes far less room than a big sample library while being more effective.
  18. Late, but have you tried Kerovee? http://www.g200kg.com/en/software/kerovee.html
  19. Hope you didn't buy anything yet - http://www.genuinesoundware.com/?a=showproduct&b=24 is cheaper and better. I got the Vintage Organs with Kontakt but it's not as good as their now defunct B4II.
  20. You need the right forum for this - http://ocremix.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19 . Also, link to a particular track, not everything.
  21. U-He DIVA for $119 instead of $179, http://www.u-he.com/cms/ Public beta (free, works until dec. 31st) - http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=302792 fxPansion DCAM (analog modeling) for $99, Geist (drum machine) for $149 - both instead of the regular $250.
  22. Well, http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/producer/kontakt-5/?page=2522 In Komplete 7 I get (besides that) Upright, Berlin, NY and Vienna grand, Elektrik Piano, MM-Bass, Abbey Road 60s drums, Scarbee Clavinet, Wurlitzer, Rhodes and Vintage Organs. K8 is even bigger. but yeah, go for Komplete.
  23. Those in Kontakt are... barely adequate. Alicia's Keys is a lot better; I personally wanted a more dark piano, so I got Sound Iron's (formerly known as Tonehammer) Emotional Piano.
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