How many channels or tracks do you use when making a tune???

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  1. Dj_Kritikool

    Dj_Kritikool Member

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    Just a question as i wana get a rough idea of wether im over doing it, or need 2 add more 2 my tunes???

    normally use about 8 channels just on drums, ' kicks, snares, hats ect' also will add a cut-up amen break or 2, just to give the drums more 'body'

    is that 2 many for drums or do i need 2 add to them??

    then i have individual channels for sub bass, reece ect.

    then any other noises or effects i wish 2 add, i normally end up having around 20-25 tracks

    is this enough? or do people tend 2 use more???

    thanks
     
  2. hooka

    hooka Member

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    it depends what kind of tune your goin for... but there is no right or wrong just what ever you feel is necessary
     
  3. HayDee

    HayDee New Member

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    You MUST use at least 40 channels (they can be empty) or your tune will suck!
     
  4. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    i only use left an right side so i guess thats 2
     
  5. Lunos

    Lunos Active Member

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    seen alix perez with like 30 channel's
     
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    GiDriK Lost in jungle

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    thats the rule number 1 of production. Lately i have been using 96 tho.
     
  7. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    Varies....when I first started out it was like 8....then like 13....and now it's more like at least 25 - 30.
     
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  11. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    i don't watch itv if that's what you mean
     
  12. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    Quick on the mark there... haha.
    Im guessing you know the diff between a channel and a track :teeth: ha!
     
  13. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Depends completely on the track, a minimal track can have as little as 5 or 6, but for more complex projects, can use up to 30

    saying that I try to always keep ideas for individual and just mute them, because even if they don't fit with the current theme too well, my track can change direction significiantly many times during the process and it's good to have some other ideas to experiment with. So I may have 20 tracks but only use 10 of them in the final mixdown
     
  14. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    How many sheep do you put in a field?

    Depends how big the field is, what size said sheep are, and what you want to achieve by putting them in that field.

    Theres no rules, if it sounds good then theres no problem.
     
  15. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    with dam nation sometimes up to 200 samples and patterns. when i do it alone im usually a little more sparse but since i resample everything i try and use the slicer as much as i can to get a bit more overview
     
  16. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    fixed.
     
  17. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    My latest track in fruity:

    56 sampler/generator/plugin/slicer/audio clip/etc. channels + automation clips a plenty

    24 mixer channels + 2 auxes

    about 80 different patterns in the playlist

    -> bounced to 22 wav tracks that i loaded up in reaper and did some mixing and audio editing.
     
  18. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Around 15 actually. I tend to try and keep things a bit simpler, less is more really does have a strong meaning.