production tip for everyone

Discussion in 'Production' started by mugatu, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. mugatu

    mugatu Verva Music

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    When making bass or synths I high cut to about 180, this way I will know if it really works on lower end speakers. Its harder to make a sound, sound good without sub.
     
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    spyre sample all the things

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    If your speakers are so bad that you need to do that, you seriously need to upgrade
     
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  3. mugatu

    mugatu Verva Music

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    You dont understand. When making edm, espically club music that a lot of people will listen to on laptop speakers, if you make the bass synth sound good without lows, when you introduce them it will sound better overall.
     
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    I don't cater to the "laptop speaker" crowd
     
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  5. Binary_UK

    Binary_UK Binary.

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    Please never use the acronym edm, it's hideous
     
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    penguinoid New Member

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    anybody who listens to bass music on laptop speakers doesn't deserve the courtesy of having their playback method catered to.
     
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    Serum Well-Known Member

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    If you're making something with a subby bassline this tip will be no help at all.

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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    I get what you mean but I just pull my sound card out and listen on my actual lappy speakers, must more accurate than a cut at 180 :)
     
  9. mugatu

    mugatu Verva Music

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    I do that aswell, but if my sound card is connected it takes too long to change. Ever since i made a main lead that ended up sounding more like an intro sound, i do this.
     
  10. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    Any fan worth having will at least be listening with a pair of earbuds. Always mix for the whole frequency range, even if your own speakers dont reach it.
     
  11. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    I reference my mixes on my laptop speakers, it's best to reference in as many places as possible to check your mix translates. Obviously you'll never hear a sub on laptop speakers, but if you're after other harmonics you can try and squeeze them out. No need to lowcut though as shitty speakers will have done that themselves.
     
  12. Boooke

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    I can say that I made a pretty decent low end on my monitors, when I first got them, at extremely low volumes. I had no subwoofer, and they were really small, so I think around 70-80 hz, they cut. I then tested the sound on a more hifi-ish speaker system, computer speakers (Not much low end, but still), my headphones, and the bass impressed me. I don't remember exactly what I did, but I made it present, without ruining the mix. It would, however, have gone better on bigger monitors.
     
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    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
  14. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Why, instead of cutting the frequencies, you don't just get your shitty day-by-day earbuds and listen to the song, as a reference? what I've learned so far is that, no matter what, you'll never get a perfect mix for any kind of setup. But you need to reference on as many as different setups you can.