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by rickyd
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How do you guys work?
Replies: 34
Views: 2932

Re: How do you guys work?

1. The type of music I make is r&b/new jack swing-tinged reggae, with subtle elements of new age (Yeah I know, odd being as this is an electronic music forum). 2. I haven't wrote anything as of yet. For now until my studio is setup, I just make instrumental/dub tracks. Usually I brain storm a melody...
by rickyd
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Getting 808 Kicks to Fit in the Mix
Replies: 32
Views: 3208

Re: Getting 808 Kicks to Fit in the Mix

I know this thread is like a year old and I hate to bump it so please forgive me. I'm assuming that you may have found a solution by now but I'd just like to add that you'd be surprised at how many sounds fit perfectly in the mix without needing any EQ and/or compression. It's all about having the v...
by rickyd
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How to balance the vol. of tracks in a mix
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: How to balance the vol. of tracks in a mix

I didn't read all of the replies, but I wanted to add... It can be useful to check the levels of a mix by temporarily setting the output to mono and listening to the mix in mono. It keeps some of the stereophonic distractions down and you can just focus on the levels. Sometimes it helps with EQing ...
by rickyd
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How to balance the vol. of tracks in a mix
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: How to balance the vol. of tracks in a mix

Thanks for the replies everyone! I have been doing music on and off for the past 5 years and during that time I have just been learning about different things (like I said, it was on and off though so I'm still a rookie). My songs used to sound so flat and uneven, but I recently (talking about last ...
by rickyd
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How to balance the vol. of tracks in a mix
Replies: 13
Views: 914

How to balance the vol. of tracks in a mix

Hey, I have a question about how to balance all of the sounds in a mix. First of all, I know that you have to use your ears (and a good pair of monitors and/or headphones) in order to tell when a sound is fitting just right "IN" the mix at a precise volume, but is there a more simple way to do this,...
by rickyd
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Romance - romantic romplers and sexy synths
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Romance - romantic romplers and sexy synths

@danielb

WOW that is nice! It sounds retro late 80s or maybe early 90s, but not cheezy at all. Very nice choice of instruments and playing style too. I definitely have to give that 2 thumbs up man. Good work.
by rickyd
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How to NOT be overcompressed
Replies: 39
Views: 3370

Re: How to NOT be overcompressed

While I did not appreciate the initial sarcasm (Which is why I got sarcastic right back), I see the misunderstanding here and you are right about that part. You guys are talking about compression during the mix, while I'm talking about if the overall mix isn't loud enough and using the volume knob t...
by rickyd
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How to NOT be overcompressed
Replies: 39
Views: 3370

Re: How to NOT be overcompressed

Stab Frenzy wrote:
rickyd wrote:Instead of compressing anything, why not just use the master fader on your mixer (or DAW's mixer or whatever) to boost the volume?
Did you really need to bump an 18 month old thread to drop that little pearl of non-wisdom?

Did you really need to bump my post to drop that big pile of non-sense?
by rickyd
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How to NOT be overcompressed
Replies: 39
Views: 3370

Re: How to NOT be overcompressed

Instead of compressing anything, why not just use the master fader on your mixer (or DAW's mixer or whatever) to boost the volume? ? I take it you don't understand what compression/limiting actually do, or what will actually happen if you push your DAW into digital clipping. FYI, I do understand wh...
by rickyd
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 vs. Roland D-50
Replies: 12
Views: 2457

Re: Ensoniq SQ-80 vs. Roland D-50

I started this same thread 2 or so yrs ago (When I was new to synths). I have searched for that thread after seeing this one but cannot seem to find it for some reason. The SQ-80 does have some similar breathy sounds to the D-50 and even emulates a few of the latter's presets (Although doesnt sound ...
by rickyd
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How to NOT be overcompressed
Replies: 39
Views: 3370

Re: How to NOT be overcompressed

Instead of compressing anything, why not just use the master fader on your mixer (or DAW's mixer or whatever) to boost the volume?
by rickyd
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-50, JX style pads?
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Roland D-50, JX style pads?

Thanx for the info guys. Just wanted to know it's capabilities is all. I have been listening to some demos of the D-50 on youtube and heard a lot of pads ranging from those soft, chrystalline type pads to some analogish type pads; being as it is fat and warm for a digital, I was just curious if it w...
by rickyd
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-50, JX style pads?
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Roland D-50, JX style pads?

Hi, Just curious ya know. I had a D-550 for a short period of time but unfortunately I had to sell it because I needed the extra money, so I never really had the time to program it deeply (although the music I do doesn't really call for a lot of weird sounds and such, but that's besides the point). ...
by rickyd
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: 5 Synths I would like to see emulated (and a poll )
Replies: 19
Views: 2162

Re: 5 Synths I would like to see emulated (and a poll )

Roland JX-10
Roland JD800
Yamaha SY77
Yamaha An-1x
Yamaha Motif stuff
by rickyd
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: The Official 'Secrets of the Studio' Thread!
Replies: 131
Views: 66733

Re: The Official 'Secrets of the Studio' Thread!

Sorry i really don't agree with what you're saying about bass mastering whatsoever, i'm a bass player who likes to noodle and wank wherever possible and i don't agree about cutting treble. There's no reason a bass needs that much treble. When i master bass, I give it slight compression. Cut everyth...