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Postby TheCrusader » 13 Sep 2012, 12:19

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zanshi:knock knock, producers
just look at the time, it's merge 'o clock.

this topic is dedicated to everything
    -dynamics (compression, limiting, etc)
    -mixdown and mixdown troubleshooting
    -that involves non-sounddesigny EQ'ing questions

and yeah well :3 let's try to keep it to this topic, ok?






Well I got a problem with my sounds as you can hear in this track for a example


well my sounds do not sound 'full' and good they are so flat and not the best.
But I realy do not know what I should use to make my sounds good and nice
can someone give me tips on what to use and maybe send me link from a good youtube video or something?

thank you.
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Postby Bluemind » 13 Sep 2012, 12:20

EQ'ing, and add a compressor to prevent it from clipping. ;)
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Postby andyhuynh » 13 Sep 2012, 12:21

EQ, layering, reverb & delay are your best friends here :)
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Postby Digital Shifter » 13 Sep 2012, 12:21

Eq it and put some reverb on it. That will help alot. EQ it fuller. The mid freq. is very important imo to get a full sound. btw. Mastering your song is also a big step. But practicing is also a big step to make sounds better.
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Postby ljk32 » 13 Sep 2012, 12:27

Xaltor:Mastering your song is also a big step.

Well, to get nice sounds, not exactly. The mix should already be sounding awesome before you even get into mastering(which should NOT be used to make something sound nice).
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Postby FreakshowDJ » 13 Sep 2012, 12:30

EQ in the right spot, use sausage fattener, reverb, delay
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Postby Digital Shifter » 13 Sep 2012, 12:59

ljk32:
Xaltor:Mastering your song is also a big step.

Well, to get nice sounds, not exactly. The mix should already be sounding awesome before you even get into mastering(which should NOT be used to make something sound nice).


You got a point their mate. But if you listen to his song, he needs to master it. Else your making your sounds for nothing imo :)
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Postby ljk32 » 13 Sep 2012, 13:19

Xaltor:
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Xaltor:Mastering your song is also a big step.

Well, to get nice sounds, not exactly. The mix should already be sounding awesome before you even get into mastering(which should NOT be used to make something sound nice).


You got a point their mate. But if you listen to his song, he needs to master it. Else your making your sounds for nothing imo :)

What do you mean?
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Postby nuttyt » 13 Sep 2012, 18:02

Eq and layering your sounds will help get them fuller, and use fx like reverb, delay etc.

ljk32:
Xaltor:Mastering your song is also a big step.

Well, to get nice sounds, not exactly. The mix should already be sounding awesome before you even get into mastering(which should NOT be used to make something sound nice).


So true mastering is basically a polishing process, if your mixdown isnt good, your master won't be good.
If you try and master a poor mixdown, its just going to make your track sound worse.
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Postby JP » 15 Sep 2012, 01:06

TheCrusader:Well I got a problem with my sounds as you can hear in this track for a example


well my sounds do not sound 'full' and good they are so flat and not the best.
But I realy do not know what I should use to make my sounds good and nice
can someone give me tips on what to use and maybe send me link from a good youtube video or something?

thank you.


You got way too much high frequencies that the sound starts clipping, cut a lot of those out and maybe use filters on master channel or so, gl!
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Postby ljk32 » 15 Sep 2012, 01:14

JP:maybe use filters on master channel or so, gl!

Why :? :? .
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Postby JP » 15 Sep 2012, 01:30

ljk32:
JP:maybe use filters on master channel or so, gl!

Why :? :? .

You can cut out the bad sounds of the track easily with it, maybe not master channel but the channels you use your sounds in would benefit from them, it can smoothen your sounds a lot if you do it correct.
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Postby TheRavestyler » 15 Sep 2012, 01:42

JP:
ljk32:
JP:maybe use filters on master channel or so, gl!

Why :? :? .

You can cut out the bad sounds of the track easily with it, maybe not master channel but the channels you use your sounds in would benefit from them, it can smoothen your sounds a lot if you do it correct.

just use a EQ thats all. :rofl:
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Postby ljk32 » 15 Sep 2012, 01:45

TheRavestyler:
JP:
ljk32:Why :? :? .

You can cut out the bad sounds of the track easily with it, maybe not master channel but the channels you use your sounds in would benefit from them, it can smoothen your sounds a lot if you do it correct.

just use a EQ thats all. :rofl:

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Postby hsdjmatt » 15 Oct 2012, 07:30

use an eq with bands, pull one up to the highest dB, change the size of it to very small, then keep changing the frequency until you find a bad sound. then just turn that frequency down probably about -4 to -6 dB and do this a lot and it will end up sounding better
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