Archive for February 27, 2013

10 tips for better EQ

February 27, 2013

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#1.: CUTS AND BOOSTS:

Avoid exaggerated cuts and boosts unless they’re absolutely necessary. Doing this can cause you headache and damage your overall mix. Most of the time an adjustement of just a few dB (1dB or 2dB) is enough. When cutting try with a narrow Q and when boosting a wider Q.

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Rack Extension: Omino WBL5515 exploration

February 23, 2013

WBL5515_SinglePatchOnly one day since my last post! First, I have to say that I will not always be quick like this with my post frequency. Most of the time, I’m overwhelmed. Now… Since the WBL5515 is available in Propellerhead’s shop I didn’t really use it. I had to play with 5 to 10 minutes ending by saying to me that it was a simple toy generating clicks and noise and there wasn’t much to get out of that. Really, I was sceptical as for the enthusiasm of others. BUT! By taking a look at Propellerhead’s forum about that weird rack extension, I saw a comment telling to try with a Dr. Rex connected in his auxiliary inputs. Then, I tried the thing. I thus created you a patch generating glitch sounds rather interesting.

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Bass sound for Subtractor

February 21, 2013

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Hey everyone, Subtractor is a really basic synthesizer but I find this one amazing especially for classic Bass and Lead sound. As a gift, I have created 25 Bass sound for that old boy. Most of my track’s bass line comes from this synth. Every patch responds to velocity, aftertouch and mod wheel. So, when you will explore these presets, you should try everything in your playing style (Short and longer notes, legato, aftertouch, soft and hard velocity). You will get some expressive bass line out of that pack. For the rounder and lower bass sound, try to pass it into some distortion unit or the Line 6 Bass unit to add some harmonics.

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5 Oscillator Unison synth with subtractor

February 17, 2013

I’ll provide here an easy way to produce thick and wide lead sound with Subtractor synth in Propellerhead Reason. You may also explore on your own way cause this method will give you some idea I’m sure.

For those who don’t really know what is a unison synth I’ll give you a short explanation about its principle. It’s quite easy, actually a unison synth is 2 or more oscillator detuned from each other. Furthermore, each oscillator is spread on the stereo image resulting in a fatter and wider sound. If you aren’t sure to understand don’t worry you will after this tutorial. At the end of this tutorial it should sounds like this:

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12 Pads for Malstrom

February 12, 2013

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I’m offering you for free 12 patches I have made for the Malstrom. I think this synth is a bit underestimated, but with a bit of works and tweak you can achieve really cool sound.

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Production workflow and organisational tips

February 11, 2013

This is my first true post. Few minutes ago, I went trough my old music production magazines and I found an article which I had already read and found interesting. This article is about 7 simple tricks that you can realize before and/or during your production session. We all meet at one time or another a reduction in productivity, sometime its just normal but sometime the source of the problem is elsewhere. Here are thus some tricks to remedy it and gain in productivity.

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