Definitions... Always difficult. So, check this idea. Thoughts?

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  1. prettyherb

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    Eepz. This idea came up to me when i was reading some theories about dnb producing techniques.

    It was full of words like 'sidechaining', 'unison', 'formant fitering',..
    Most of it I understand, but i can understand for the most starting producers/dnb fans/dj's it's hard to understand most of these words.

    Alot of noobs dunno what 'VIP' means (saw people askin that a milion of times on youtube),
    and also lots of people dunno the difference betweet mastering and mixdown (i didn't know either till one week ago to be honest). I thought it meant the same.

    SO: maybe we could dedicate this thread to 'difficult words in dnb production, dj'ing,...' Or make a sticky of it...

    It's just an idea, so, thoughts?

    Grtz
     
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    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    VIP: Variation in Production. Usually a slightly altered version of the original, not considered a remix, must be done by the original artist.

    Sidechaining: setting a compressor to use the level of an input signal (a kick for example) to initiate compression of another sound (bass for example)

    Unison: control used to "stack" voices, making sounds richer and fuller

    Formant filtering: now it's someone else's turn....
     
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  4. Altodnb.

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    A VIP can only be done by the original artist, its pretty much just remixing your own track, its a remix when anyone els changes it
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    great idea, if this fills up nicely with vocab i will link it from the beginners tips sticky.
     
  6. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    Formant filtering, to my knowledge, is to replicate vowels in human speech. So it does basically the same thing as a "vowel filter", it's like three or more bandpass filters in different array to mimic different vowels. I am not responsible for faulty information. The internet is.
     
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    Nice one, so everyone keep filling this!

    ---------- Post added at 13:14 ---------- Previous post was at 13:12 ----------

    Nice one! It were only examples, I mean like if you pass by something interesting, and other people also, just put it in here!

    ---------- Post added at 13:15 ---------- Previous post was at 13:14 ----------

    (y)
     
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    Syncopation
    In music, syncopation includes a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make an off-beat tune or piece of music. More simply, syncopation is a general term for a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm: a placement of rhythmic stresses or accents where they wouldn't normally occur.[1]
    Syncopation is used in many musical styles, and is fundamental in African-derived styles such as ragtime, jazz, jump blues, funk, reggae, rap, progressive electronic dance music, progressive rock, progressive metal, breakbeat, drum'n'bass, samba, baiĆ£o, ska, and dubstep. "All dance music makes use of syncopation and it's often a vital element that helps tie the whole track together".[2] In the form of a back beat, syncopation is used in virtually all contemporary popular music.
    I got this from wiki
     
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    good point, post edited.
     
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    VIP's can be done by other artists also (very rarely) eg. rockwell - underpass (alix perez vip)
     
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    But why do they call it vip than and not remix? Did alix perez put some effort in the original also or something?
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    As far as I'm aware VIP means "very impressive production" it's a chance for a producer to show off their skills and for other people to kick back and say "hey, that's some very impressive production right there, I'm very impressed by the production levels. I can only dream to reach that standard." So basically that's what it means, it's got nothing to do with remixing or input to the track, it's just a chance to say well done for some very impressive producing skills, and I guess that answers the question once and for all.
     
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    Okay I guess this will never be sticky because of misinformation by trolls, would have maybe decreased the amount of same noob question threads. Who am I kidding they'll post them anyway, you think they read stickies to find information they are looking for? Pfft.
     
  17. logikz

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    what really? is that what it means? i thought VIP was a remix by the original artist to the specifications of some guy.
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    Truth of the matter is no one really knows what it means. It's just a remix under another disguise, basically.

    Although it would be interesting to know when the first time the VIP tag was used.
     
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    Dude just gtfo, i'm just trying to be helpful, and as i know, there are alot of things on the internet that are rubbish. With the knowledge and experience of forum members here, there are some walking dnb encyclopedia's around here, they can really help us out!
     
  20. JReilly

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    Why are you so hostile bro?

    FYI this forum is on the internet and there is just as much mis/disinformation on here as there is anywhere else.

    I don't think you are trying to help out at all. You are trying to encourage other people to help out by asking them to volunteer information while offering nothing helpful yourself.

    If you were really trying to help, you would have culminated a list of so called difficult words and asked the users of this site to define them and maybe even add some of them own.

    Maybe if you visited that website I mentioned you could beat out all this agression and you would be able to think a bit more logical.