Pad Interaction

Discussion in 'Production' started by Mango-, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mango-

    Mango- Mercury Eater

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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?
    Cheers
     
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    jimjimjim oldskool

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    whats wrong with it - is it out of time or tune or are its frequencies overlapping with the drums?
     
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    gives us an example of what you're talking about man...
     
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    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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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    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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    I dont really know what sounds work well together finding that quite hard
    I also dont know where to put the notes
     
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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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    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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    Ok now hosting
     
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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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    That they don't fit together. I really feel they dont

    Not frequency wise but the style and programming
     
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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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    Do you think this sounds better?
    http://soundcloud.com/ayla/dnb2
     
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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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    I only messed about with the bells,
    obviously the bells do something then,
    they take you ears away from the spaceships
     
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    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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    It's true, just accept that it is good and move on from it
    Don't dwell on one little thing for so long
     
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    Yh I do, I listen to the same bit and end up adding too many little bleep and jingles