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littleuch

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Aug 5th, 2015 09:13 AM        

Taking a stab at some soundscapes for drop ins, etc. My wife's company may actually use this somewhere in their website. <br /> <br /> All MIDI except acoustic guitars and 12 takes of vocal chanting a facsimile of Ojibway.



Achase4u



U.S. - Virginia

Aug 5th, 2015 06:44 PM        

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?<br /> <br /> Anyway, look into it! I found a way to make a few bucks each month.<br /> <br /> 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        

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        

littleuch <br /> <br /> Admirable.<br /> <br /> I'm clueless regarding MIDI and loops.<br /> <br /> <br /> Is the loop... one, two minor in G?



littleuch

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Aug 5th, 2015 09:01 PM        

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. <br /> <br /> 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        

Larry,<br /> <br /> 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...<br /> <br /> 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...<br /> <br /> Those same areas will work in the mastering EQ. Be gentle though in mastering, IMO.<br /> <br /> 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        

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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br />



Achase4u



U.S. - Virginia

Aug 6th, 2015 09:53 AM        

Larry,<br /> <br /> Sounding better to my ears! A little room to breathe in there now.<br /> <br /> "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. "<br /> <br /> 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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