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How can get I my pad to sound right with my drumloop?
I know everyone is going to say "learn some theory?"
But what do I actually need to know?
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gives us an example of what you're talking about man...
It just sounds like the pad should be in a classical piece instead of drum and bass.
So I spose time and tune.
I have been looking at different scales and trying to understand a bit more but..... still sounds like 2 different bits of music playing at the same time.
 

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#5
well, wither adapt your drums to the sample or the sample to the drums? you could have a phat as fuck classical sample and a phat as fuck drum loop, but it doesn't guarantee they will be phat as fuck together?
 

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hmm - well try finding bits you like - say the drums then just add little bits of the pad - play around until it sounds more together.
You can add some reverb to make it sound fuller/further away etc
OR - abandon the pad and try another one.
 

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I dont really know what sounds work well together finding that quite hard
I also dont know where to put the notes
mate, can you give us an audio of what you're working on now that you arent sure if its working or not.? its impossible to give useful advice otherwise.
 

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cant hear anything wrong with it mate. pad bass and drums are all living together fine in that clip. what exactly are your concerns again ?
 

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sounds pretty good to me, they work good together methinks......
i see what your saying about that little bell ringing sound and i almost think it might sound better without it or maybe just not as often
 

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I liked the first one better, i noticed you added more of those spaceship type phaser sounds this time
I think the simpler sounding one was better
 

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thats fine mate. i do prefer the 2nd clip better, but i couldnt say that either are "wrong". keep at it mate and try not to overthink things. :)
 

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thats fine mate. i do prefer the 2nd clip better, but i couldnt say that either are "wrong". keep at it mate and try not to overthink things. :)
You know what I think that might be the problem.

I dont know where to go now, thats 32 bars, I need to vary it and make it interesting
and its time for the drop
 
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