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  1. Here is a simple tips! 1: Make sure your bass is mono. 2: Amp sim or preamp sim or speaker cab or combination 3: If there's mud in your mix clean it up with boosting and carving out space. Lets say you boost bass at 70Hz you would cut other instruments at 70Hz that might be bleeding over and merging with the bass, the kick can also effect it depending playing on or off the kick. Therefore; 4: Side chain your kick can give your bass space or even side chain your bass if its a kinda hook bassline. 5: Depending how you want bass to sit in a mix you can add a tad of reverb to sit it at the back or bring further forward or give it width, if you want to glue it in a tad of saturation and compression. A tip for width or bass in general, n duplicate the bass track stick them on a bass room bus and use panning on the two tracks to sit them where you want in the mix and then go about adding your compression or filters or amp sims to the bus which you can further tweak the eq on tracks and bus. Drum and bass style music or even hiphop, its good to create a drum room bus and a bass room bus which you still can sidechain. NB: there is some fancy filters now which trigger compression on frequencies you want or don't want. Bass and kick frequently occur simultaneously which is usually where the problems are or otherwise some phase or blead from other instruments or even vocals. Hope at least one thing helps P
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    Yeh the intro took some decision of how to introduce the concept, so it sort of merges between instruments that then come together before vocal. Making decisions with direction can change the whole feel be adding or taking away 4bars. Im happy with the finished product, cheers P
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    Cheers Paul,
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    Mix and mastering getting lot better Jack. On the music side, take your time with your transitions where you go from one section to the next section , like going from a verse to a chorus, sometimes its good to do a clever transition or a pre-chorus which you nail at about 3:20 with a great run down but when you come back in to sing could have been more slick. I put that ride/crash repeat cymbal back more, out front to much when you start singing at the start which as the affect of swallowing your vocal in the verb at times, i probably would have done a subtle rim tap or cow bell instead of that cymbal. Only my opinion from a music POV is some changes could flow more, from where you go from one section to then a sudden change of sound to another section, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Maybe needed a key change or more of a progression with chords at times to get more range from your vocal. Sometimes its good to step back for couple of days and then go back with fresh ears, we can become entrenched with so much going on and not hear certain things because we sort of desensitise. Good work
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    Cheers Nio ... music is language haha
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    Thanx Kevin
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    Thanx Jesse
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    much appreciated steve p
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    Sorry late replay jack been fixing my van, turbo blow, so i had to spend money i didn't have. I mix in cakewalk with mixture of buses but keep some track dedicated direct to master pro channel. I have a template before i start any project. I will use a drum room bus then to pro channel, depending on style i may have the kick direct not on bus. A backing vocal bus to pro channel but main vocal direct. Verb Bus, Delay Bus and sometimes i might us a FX or string bus depending on production I'm doing. Also my "project template" starts with 24 tracks, some midi and some audio so i can just plug guitar in or mic or get a midi drum loop going to jam any idea i have. So i am not messing adding tracks, setting up record levels every-time with my audio interface. I use "mix recall" so i have a mix recall snapshot scene to update for mix levels. I also rename my project every-time i open it each day or after major changes, if i am doing automation etc or trying something. Example, Atom_1_mix Atom_2_Mix until i get to Atom_Final_Mix or Atom_Pre_Master or whatever you want to call it when you bounce it down to stereo to master with the export to studio quality wave which is 16bit Sample 44100 with the 64bit engine with about -6db headroom. Then i import back into cakewalk to my "mastering template" which will have a track already in there to check against for loudness, things like Spotify need to be about 14 LUFS. I also use LEVELS for monitoring levels which is all you need in my opinion for peak, stereo field, Dynamic Range and bass space. I use Sonitus Multiband for mastering, it does the job for the 5 bands after i EQ the track low and high shelf on the cakewalk quad curve EQ any further manipulation i use the pro channel quad curve EQ to get what i want before i do my final gloss. I may add if needed so fresh air plugin to master on mid and high, but be a smigging with added Softube Saturation, bearing in mind i use plugins like saturation also on my mix on some tracks for harmonics glue in a bus. My final gloss is Ozone 9 Elements to polish the eq and the stereo imager if needed. The maximizer which is compression with inelegant t release or attack and sustain etc control, ceiling and threshold working with the -6db headroom to get some emphasis on what vibe i want. I guess everyone does things different and doses depend on what vibe you aiming for but you will always get better and improve you templates and most important, you are conditioning your ears to your headphones or monitors with your settings. hope one thing helps you P
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    Oh know hope you all ok and get back to some sort of normality soon
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    Thank you, im happy how it progressed
  12. Nice soulful voice, smooth like cream P
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    Hi guys, so i managed to finish it.... Here is the back story, my friend is a big time and hardcore Halo fan who gave me the idea in around about way. He was a disappointed with the TV Series soundtracks, so i created a soundtrack and did this edit to see what he thinks.
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    Well iv'e decide to do a soundtrack video, here is the theme. Ive run some Halo game footage off, some photoshop/video filters, then built a story line for video. Ive done 1min 30secs so far and its looking and sounding pretty good. Ive Hale ban me for copyright it can go on my bucket list but its game footage im sure they like the publicity lol
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    Thank Tom, great advise. Iv'e not posted the finished version, was going to update with a video but ive had emergency at home so probably a week or two away and i am super stuck on a video idea. I'm new to all this forum stuff and what is the correct way of doing things. I thought i update the progression of the track as a interesting process of development. Iv'e never done it this way before, i always post the final mix or penultimate but i was looking for feedback to see if a could compromise with ideas i had. Like the ending bringing it to a end didn't really work and a fade out, so i kinda compromised between the two and i think it works like that
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    Iv'e finished this yesterday but will do a video over next couple of weeks. This is with BBC Devon Radio for shortlist, fingers crossed
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    Thank you Kevin, this is my penultimate Mix below, it is nearly there just some minor tweaks now. Not sure if to keep the pause i with the woman vocal at 2mins and the ending i am unsure about. i don't fade songs out ever, but ive faded and brought it to finish not sure if it works because iv'e listen to it too much.
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    Im on mix 5 and finished structure but the last few bars at the end needs a tidy. Thanx, i like the end verse too , it is also in the full song now after second verse/chorus, its a nice hook....
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    mix 1 was my original idea i laid down, I'm on mix 5 and finished structure now. I am unsure about start so might take piano out of mix 5 and maybe bit more like mix one begin and i am not sure on end, but know the other tweaks i need to do
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    I am keeping this structure, length seems spot on. Maybe drop the piano at the start, i think first 30 seconds suck you in. Productions is close, drums in a few areas need polish. My mastering template is tight, one more tweak, only 2 more mixes and should be about there. Not sure on end. My best song this year... I am keeping this structure, length seems spot on. Maybe drop the piano at the start, i think first 30 seconds suck you in. Productions is close, drums in a few areas need polish. My mastering template is tight, one more tweak, only 2 more mixes and should be about there. Not sure on end. My best song this year...
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    i am so entrenched writing this one, I can't hear the vocal's off the lead. There is a few places iv'e done it on purpose but its probably not those places. I'm still on the idea development stage so not done a full pre_mix master yet but i think i will keep this structure and length ,few people want more. I might test a couple of bits to see if it works but i think its one of those that leaves you wanting more maybe. Maybe a bit piano extra at beginning before it cuts into the main song but im trying to compromise with 30 second rule haha If like to hear those industrial clang also and sold intense drum fills but the sidechain is difficult on this big sound in places . iv'e sent extra time on this so thank you for input T
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    Mix 4 Version 4, Iv'e now extended the version, nearly 4mins, really goes mental at the end, big surprise which will get you going. Just got more too do on productions and the industrial drums, sort some rolls out and clangs
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    Yes still getting the ideas to develop a structure, i agree mellow start but the 30second rule for intro will come into play, so i will compromise haha but i got more ideas from the second mix and the 3mix intro is probably there, i just need to extend things maybe under 5mins in total or 4mins still i haev a few ideas and not sure if to add a chord sequence or keep it repetitive
  24. love the creative juices flowing here
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