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by alex_l
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: stereo to mono best practices
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: stereo to mono best practices

I wouldn't want to have to work on something in stereo and then not be sure until afterward what it would sound like in mono at the end, so i would either: use the gain plug to mono-ise the individual tracks for everything in the project or select the left or right channel on a per track basis for a...
by alex_l
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: What is this lead Called?
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: What is this lead Called?

It sounds like a TB303 to me. It actually sounds remarkably similar to the one used in the Blade soundtrack that Public Domain (and some other people) sampled and may be a sample from that, but it isn't hard to recreate; You can use the ESM in Logic to make something similar in a couple of ways In t...
by alex_l
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: External drives. SSD HHD?solid opinions needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1773

Re: External drives. SSD HHD?solid opinions needed

I agree with Eric - a minimum of 120GB is pretty much a necessity
by alex_l
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Mac Pro Future
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: Mac Pro Future

From the link I posted Forbes now follows up with additional corroboration of both Mac Pro and iMac updates coming down the road, with the updates likely appearing next year. The information was provided directly by an Apple spokesperson. "An Apple spokesman just told me that new models and new...
by alex_l
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Make multiple tracks in audio behave like midi regions
Replies: 0
Views: 667

Make multiple tracks in audio behave like midi regions

This may be a pretty simple tip but I hadn't seen it mentioned on the site anywhere; I hope it is of use to people who are relatively new to Logic or people like me who are looking for ways to clear up their workflow! it should be useful for anyone using logic to write music that requires heavy edit...
by alex_l
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Mac Pro Future
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: Mac Pro Future

They have (unusually for apple) confirmed that a new mac pro will come out this year.

Maybe they will be nice and spring a new logic on us at the same time.
by alex_l
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: External drives. SSD HHD?solid opinions needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1773

Re: External drives. SSD HHD?solid opinions needed

I recently had to move out of my studio and resurrected my 2007/8 Macbook (core2duo, slow!) for audio duties. I replaced the slow HDD with a SSD and the improvement in track counts and sampler instruments has been vast. So I can definitely vouch for the benefit of SSD for something like audio where ...
by alex_l
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Bass tips and tricks
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Bass tips and tricks

There are some really good tips in that article. There are a couple of things that may be useful to mention to get more specific advice. What is your monitoring / studio setup like? Do you have a fully treated room and a good monitoring setup? How big is the room you are mixing in? Are you recording...
by alex_l
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: suggest modern dancepop samples for ESX24
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: suggest modern dancepop samples for ESX24

Wave Alchemy - http://www.wavealchemy.co.uk/ - have some excellent libraries. They are well priced and they fit equally well into pop style tunes as more dancefloor oriented stuff. I have some and highly recommend them. There is loads of stuff in the Komplete bundle or Maschine that may suit your ne...
by alex_l
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Soft Synths Comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Re: Soft Synths Comparison

I think trifonic use FM8 a lot too. With soft synths I think the most important thing is not how the individual oscillators sound or what filter type they emulate etc but how the workflow of that synth suits you as the person sitting on the end of the keyboard. All synths can be used for all tasks i...
by alex_l
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Competing in the loudness war
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Competing in the loudness war

Unfortunately dance music has always had less dynamic range than other music and as a result the loudness war has left very little option for any dynamic range at all. Many commercial releases are limited to the point of clipping and rms is often only -3 to -6dB for large sections of the track. In m...
by alex_l
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Samples, Apple Loops & Impulse Responses
Topic: Free Bricasti M7 IRs
Replies: 35
Views: 46702

Re: Free Bricasti M7 IRs

Is there much difference between these and the Acousticas IRs? I have those and love them but if these are different I will gratefully grab them too :)

EDIT: I just read the info linked in another thread that these have better freq response and SNR.
by alex_l
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Plugin interfaces
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Plugin interfaces

I don't think it is necessarily user error. I have a similar problem on logic 8 on my macbook from time to time, but only when using the trackpad. I tend to use an external mouse so I have never tried that hard for a solution but I think it could definitely be the software
by alex_l
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Additional sounds for Logic Pro 9?
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Additional sounds for Logic Pro 9?

You could download the free kontakt player and see if there are any suitable sounds in there

also, sorry to post a link to another forum but there is a thread with some links in here
by alex_l
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: EXS Unison on drums question
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: EXS Unison on drums question

Phase issues will be most apparent on lower frequencies so unison on kicks in particular may cause problems. However the 'just do what sounds good' argument is valid too! You may like the effect you get. If I do this I tend to bounce the track and resample it so I have loops of the sections that sou...
by alex_l
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Character Compressor
Replies: 19
Views: 1528

Re: Character Compressor

The software mpressor is about $200 I think. I got it on sale so I would need to check. It has a really cool antilog feature, negative ratio and a tilt filter to emphasise the lows or highs more The emulation is done by the brainworx chaps at plugin-alliance.com. They also do the spl software and so...
by alex_l
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Character Compressor
Replies: 19
Views: 1528

Re: Character Compressor

the elysia mpressor is very nice. The software emulation is meant to sound very much like the hardware unit, but I have only tried the software (which I love)
by alex_l
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Loudness: Limiting vs. Driving the Master
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Loudness: Limiting vs. Driving the Master

Don't master a tune for how it looks as a waveform or what the RMS is. Use your ears or your music will sound horrible! Clipping is not the way to get volume. A proper mixdown is, and you limit to get a bit extra at the end. When I say a bit of clipping is desirable I mean a few samples in duration,...
by alex_l
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Granular synthesis, Production
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Granular synthesis, Production

What about a halfway house using something like reaktor? It's more accessible than Max/MSP and you can use it with logic
by alex_l
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Loudness: Limiting vs. Driving the Master
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Loudness: Limiting vs. Driving the Master

I think the key difference for this is between limiting and clipping. My explanation may not be perfectly accurate so I apologise if there is anything misleading. Limiting reduces the peak amplitude of a waveform above a given threshold (like a compressor at infinitely high ratio, although more adva...
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