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littleuch
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Aug 5th, 2015 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Taking a stab at some soundscapes for drop ins, etc. My wife's company may actually use this somewhere in their website.

All MIDI except acoustic guitars and 12 takes of vocal chanting a facsimile of Ojibway.

Akiiwan

Achase4u

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Aug 5th, 2015 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That sounds cool man. There's a couple places out there you can sell music like this. Look for royalty free music sites... I guess I can't really talk about that here?

Anyway, look into it! I found a way to make a few bucks each month.

Dig the sounds quite a bit. I'd pull some of the lower mids of instruments to clear some of it up a pinch but thats just me... sounds fine as is.

littleuch
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Aug 5th, 2015 07:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Aaron. So far I've been mostly using mastering presets for EQ. Any particular range of lower mids you'd target?

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Aug 5th, 2015 08:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

littleuch

Admirable.

I'm clueless regarding MIDI and loops.


Is the loop... one, two minor in G?

littleuch
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Aug 5th, 2015 09:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Roly, yes the the whole progression is G/Am. Bass (synth) repeating 1-3, 1-3m with pseudo slides. There is a loop clanking 1 and 2. A couple percussion loops and mainly a piano and 2 acoustic guitars hammering out the more tonic rhythm melodies.

This is really my first ditty using primarily midi stuff, so its all pretty new to me.

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Aug 6th, 2015 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Larry,

If it's my project and I have the mix project too, I'd find the lower occupying instruments and cut there. Usually around 200hz as 200 is the devil usually. But I look from 150 to 300 usually...

300 ish is "cloudy", 200 is "muddy", and 150 is where some higher bass resonances can come out and beat you over the head sometimes...

Those same areas will work in the mastering EQ. Be gentle though in mastering, IMO.

A multiband dynamic EQ like LinMB from Waves is good for this. You can EQ AND compress each band individually.

littleuch
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Aug 6th, 2015 08:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I remixed focusing on some of the individual instruments/loops, etc. The acoustics had some mud in there, as did the piano. I also removed the bx solo stereo widener from the group vocal chant as I felt it split them unnaturally left and right with not much in the middle. Also added a repeating "ozhaawashkwaa" line on the fade. Ran some subtle volume automation on the piano where in pounds the plinky octaves at the beginning as I thought they were a little too hot.

A funny little trick I did with the group vocal. Of the 12 voices I randomly processed several in Autotune, but not using pitch correction. There is a feature called "throat length" that changes the characteristics of the voice in timbre. Kinda hokey on it's own but stirred into the salad it takes away a little of the same-guy-singing-12-parts aspect.

I'm still not happy with the little banjo piece that mirrors the spiccato strings from the verse before. The samples are "eh" and the range feels unnatural for the instrument.

Take 2

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 10:31 AM, Aug 6th, 2015)

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Aug 6th, 2015 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Larry,

Sounding better to my ears! A little room to breathe in there now.

"A funny little trick I did with the group vocal. Of the 12 voices I randomly processed several in Autotune, but not using pitch correction. There is a feature called "throat length" that changes the characteristics of the voice in timbre. Kinda hokey on it's own but stirred into the salad it takes away a little of the same-guy-singing-12-parts aspect. "

That's really interesting. I have celemony Melodyne, and don't have any feature like that, that I am aware of. I usually mess with voices a little manually when I do multiples... same with claps... hmmmm that would be a nice feature.

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