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Choppage homework!!!!!

Once you have steps 1-3 down, you basically need to do the engineer work. Of course, there will be adding and subtracting bits here and there, but you basically need to learn how to mix it properly and you're set Wink

Take one night and play with compressors or limiters and such. Take another and play with EQs. Load up a break and put it on loop and see how different devices effect it. Read up on tutorials for these subjects, there's a lot on here (especially from Macc). Also, another good way to learn is to load presets on them and see what settings are used for what types of sound. That can help a lot.

For learning music, take another night and just jam on a keyboard with a synth. Put up a basic sheet of chords and whatnot you can google and just jam out for as long as you can. You'll learn alot. Notice the sounds of different types of chords (major, minor, etc) and what moods they make. This is basic learning for music, but it helps.

I learned quite a bit doing those methods. Just gotta get past step 3 Wink
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dionysus Wrote:I don't even finish tunes, just have mass projects

Man this does my fuckin head in some times. Twisted I just write write write! Too many ideas going on in my head and i just cant seem to discipline myself to finish much at all Oops Gotta get it sorted Smile
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that'll help Yes

didnt understand this one bit :s
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dionysus Wrote:1) Arrange beats
2) Write bassline
3) Write keys/string/bleeps to go with the bassline

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Senator Adam thankyou for the advice. Will definetly give it a go...

There is actually a reason why i start with the breaks.

The notes of the sub are made to coinside with the notes of the kicks (from the breaks).

Kinda of the opinion that the drummer knows what notes go with the snare/hats more than i do Hahaha

Maybe this is the wrong way of thinking?

Before i did this i could never really get the sub to sit nice with the kicks/drums of the break (becasue i not a musician). To be blunt i think i'm a bit tone deaf, i've never really listened to notes before

Hope in time this will change though and i will be able to do the keys/strings first and work from there.

Then i can join the

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Force the change. Just do it a different way. It's the only way to keep it interesting.
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hey i wanna get down with some choppage Smile where do i sign up?
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There's a thread on here - 'Chop School...'
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This is a great idea, and I thank you, Macc for giving your time up for this.
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What can I say... I'm a loser.
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Macc Wrote:L1, L2, or L3. Let me know which you have.

I have got all 3, everytime I try and patch one it says, "waves cannot find this file" or something like that.. So I use the waves RCL and timeworks mastering compressor (it can be a bollox at times) RCL is the best yet, for me Lol

Macc - make my tunes sound amazing Grin
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Weeeeeeeeell, that's what you get for moving dll's round your HD :P

Quick tip re RCL:

Let your tune play through for a while, then check the peak reading at the bottom right. If it says -5.0 dB, then set the gain (also on the right) to +6dB, if it says -3dB then set the gain to +4dB etc. Now it will activate the built in limiter (yellow/red light at the top), which is pretty much the same as L1 (although somehow I prefer it Baffled ), doing 1dB of limiting on top of the compression.

Then just use the channel gain (rather than the compressor out gain) to set the level of the track, and you know there won't be any nasty peaks Smile

So you don't have to have L1 really Smile
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Macc Wrote:Quick tip re RCL:

Let your tune play through for a while, then check the peak reading at the bottom right. If it says -5.0 dB, then set the gain (also on the right) to +6dB, if it says -3dB then set the gain to +4dB etc. Now it will activate the built in limiter (yellow/red light at the top), which is pretty much the same as L1 (although somehow I prefer it Baffled ), doing 1dB of limiting on top of the compression.

Then just use the channel gain (rather than the compressor out gain) to set the level of the track, and you know there won't be any nasty peaks Smile

So you don't have to have L1 really Smile


does this apply to masterin or on invidual tracks cos i neverr know whether i should be compressing and limitin every single rack or just the master etc......i usually compress the drums the bass and the master but tend to leave other stuff
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Don't go mad with this until you get used to it. Do think about compressing atmospherics, cos bits where they all come together can give you peaks.

But gently does it Smile
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I have L1 and L2, got them in a bundle which I haven't totally explored...
beats are there to be broken http://musicindevon.org/
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Use L2 over L1 when at all possible. Smile
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