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  1. depending on your DAW make a new folder called...

    depending on your DAW make a new folder called "My Samples" or "Not Crap" or something like that :)

    then drag and drop any sounds that you think sound good.

    label with folders within (Kicks,...
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    learn drums and/or music theory understand how...

    learn drums and/or music theory

    understand how music is structured & arranged

    tempos, time signatures, key signatures, chords etc.

    everything begins to make more sense as you keep learning...
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    what is the context of what you're trying to...

    what is the context of what you're trying to figure out or accomplish?
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    probably natural although it's simpler to just...

    probably natural

    although it's simpler to just think of it as D Minor instead of natural / harmonic / melodic
  5. lower frequencies will always peak louder than...

    lower frequencies will always peak louder than high frequencies

    try bringing up or limiting the other elements in your mix & see if that helps balance things out more.

    don't clip of course in...
  6. Thread: Game Music

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    exactly! I agree 100%...experiment with different...

    exactly! I agree 100%...experiment with different scales & keys until you find what you're looking for. personally for me, if it sounds familiar or nostalgic, it's a good path to go down.

    you...
  7. Thread: Hi there!

    by Charade
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    cool music man! I just listened to "Digital...

    cool music man! I just listened to "Digital Desires" on your youtube page, sounds really good and I love the whole feeling of the song! Favorited
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    No Problem Vamorda ! 1. Usually yes, to help...

    No Problem Vamorda !

    1. Usually yes, to help save CPU resources. You don't necessarily HAVE to, however.
    Effects can go on before exporting to audio, or after. Or both :)
    Always save a copy of...
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    I never follow a set pattern (but it would...

    I never follow a set pattern (but it would probably greatly benefit my speed & organization if I did)

    1. Identify the most important elements of your mix (for example vocal)
    for me it's usually...
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    ableton EQ - mid side - to remove any low bass...

    ableton EQ - mid side - to remove any low bass frequencies from the sides. also cutoff under 35 hz
    izotope ozone 8 - EQ & stereo imaging - to remove more low bass / accentuate any higher frequencies...
  11. lazy & simple way? increase the volume on the...

    lazy & simple way? increase the volume on the quieter songs with a limiter on the master chain

    I love FabFilter Pro-L
  12. getting the sounds & mix volumes & eq on point is...

    getting the sounds & mix volumes & eq on point is important

    try slapping a limiter on the master channel to boost the overall gain. FabFilter Pro-L is what I use and it really is an amazing plugin.
  13. both! samples are great, but I would avoid...

    both!

    samples are great, but I would avoid using anything too popular.
    you can always morph the sample into something new...pitch it down / up, throw a bunch of effects on it, chop it up, reverse...
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    if it sounds good, it's good. if it sounds off,...

    if it sounds good, it's good. if it sounds off, its probably out of key.

    I'd take a break from listening to it for a few days, and listen to it with a fresh set of ears to see if you can notice...
  15. Thread: Melody Writing

    by Charade
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    This is super important IMO. Michael Jackson...

    This is super important IMO.

    Michael Jackson came up with a lot of his songs by humming all the instruments in his head / singing into a tape recorder and then translating them to his music.
    ...
  16. it's kind of like asking a painter which type of...

    it's kind of like asking a painter which type of canvas / pallet / brushes he uses.

    they all work if you know what you're doing.
  17. do you even compress m8?

    do you even compress m8?
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    couldn't agree more. I play the drums and it's...

    couldn't agree more.

    I play the drums and it's very fun to practice or jam with friends. very spontaneous and stress reliving.

    but when it comes to clicking around in Ableton, it can be really...
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    Don't waste your time with LANDR. Ozone is a...

    Don't waste your time with LANDR.

    Ozone is a legit plugin though, learn the basics and you can really improve your mix.

    However it will only do so much...what you put into it is 95% of the...
  20. since they are self powered I would imagine there...

    since they are self powered I would imagine there is a lower chance of them blowing.

    15 vs 12 shouldn't make a difference, but I'm not an audio engineer so :hmmm:
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