Cleaning up programs.

Discussion in 'Production' started by JMDJ, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. JMDJ

    JMDJ Member

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    yo peeps. got a question. what other programs do you need, besides the main e.g. fruity, cubase, to add cleanness and depth to snares, kicks, basslines, if there is such a thing? basically making them sound harder and heavier.
     
  2. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    There is no magical program with one button to make your beats phat.

    You need to use good quality samples to start with then use compression and eqing to get the desired punchiness you want.

    Its a cliché but you can't polish a turd.
     
  3. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    waves got the x-noise x-hum and x something or other, brilliant for cleaning up samples, but they dont make sounds fatter or anything, if you want a plug that with the turn of a dial fattens the sound, as such, youre looking for an exciter, so check you wa shock, its free and all
     
  4. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    As Gloxxy said starting with good samples is really important. With my kicks I don't tend to layer them too much, maybe one for the low end and one with a bit of mid punch. You can always add a hat over it if you want a bit of high end.

    I normally do a couple of layers for snares as well, again one with a bit of low end thud, something punchy for the mid range, and maybe a bit of white noise for the top end (you can fine a lot of splashy snares with long tails which you can chop to get the white noise type sound if needed)

    Compressing your beats will add weight to them. You will also no doubt need to do some EQing. Having the kick coming through at around 100hz and the snare around 200hz works well.

    If you want your sub bass and your kicks to work well together then look into side chaining. This causes the sub bass to duck slightly every time your kick hits so that it cuts through the mix nicely.
     
  5. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    You want crisp beats...make them in battery!!

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  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    why is that sammy?
     
  7. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    Cos its fukin siiik!!...

    wouldn't use anything else now!!

    Read the overview...once you have used it, it all become so clear!! (excuse the lame pun)

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Battery3/
     
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  8. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    for usability maybe, the GUI works good for you but battery doesnt affect the sound
     
  9. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    Nah but it allows you to make your beat patterns crisp from the start...rather than trying to clean up afterwards!!
     
  10. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    batter does not allow for that any more than any other sampler.
     
  11. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    its better than anything else i used...
     
  12. JMDJ

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    Thanks for the replys. yeh i thought it was a silly post, no harm in asking tho ;) I just wanted to make sure if there were something people were using that i wasnt. now i am happy i know im not missing out and can work on just using the program to make the beats heavier using techniques. cheers.

    You can see why i asked by downloading my track: EQ maybe needs to be worked on.

    http://www.dnbshare.com/download/JAYEM-Resista_4.mp3.html
     
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  13. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    This about battery is funny: the crisp sound comes from the sample library that ships with it, not the program itself. A lot of software developers (NI in particular) have started bundling huge collections of samples and sound sets in their products.
     
  14. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    cant get dnbshare to work for some reason
     
  15. Reactor Grits

    Reactor Grits lick a shot

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    yea they did the same with kontakt to convince half the world... works genius for them though innit
     
  16. kenflex

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    Couldn't have put it better myself.