Putting White Noise "Behind" Stuff?

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  1. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

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    Hey yall,

    I am looking for some more help! :D

    I have some pretty cool tracks going right now and some rely on white noise quite heavily in some sections. Trouble is it does overpower some elements in the tune. I have heard people talk of putting White Noise "behind" Snares quite a lot and I am wondering, how would I go about putting certain parts of the track behind others?

    Cheers,
    Jordan
     
  2. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    on liquid an minimaly tunes i like to use vinyl crackle under the tune
    sounds loud when there not alot going on but settles into the mix when tune drops etc
    just have it quiet in the mix and eq pretty much all lowend out but really depends on what the tune sounds like and what will work
     
  3. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    i tend to hi-pass noise 250-1khz+ and drop the volume right down, it fills allot of space so doesnt really need allot of volume, the higher u hi-pass it, the further you can push it back into the mix
     
  4. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    its a great idea. put some noise on kick snare and hi hat and process, it creats a very unison sound
     
  5. Eternaloptimist

    Eternaloptimist Active Member

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    miszt you havent posted in a while!
    good to see u again!
     
  6. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    ^^pretty much what these guys said^^
     
  7. tv_g

    tv_g Active Member

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    noise.... [​IMG]
     
  8. yogi23

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    Check out a vst called izotope vinyl, its handy for vinyl crackle noise and can sound good layered under the tune
     
  9. marcelkennard

    marcelkennard Storms comin in Annie

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    To put it behind in the mix you want to make the sound as wide as possible- in terms of stereo width. I think there's numerous ways to do this for example using stereo delay or reverb plugins
     
  10. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    I second this. Awesome, awesome plug. I recommend if you use it though you sample the sound that comes out of it, not because it takes up loads of CPU (its really light on CPU as you would imagine), but it has a tendency to run continuously under the track you have it on.

    Rain samples can also be quite awesome underneath the right kind of track, it just takes some searching for good ones online.
     
  11. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

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    Thanks for all the responses guys! :)

    Will have a search for izotope vinyl later, cheers for the recommendation :D
     
  12. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    I find cutting the hi end off slightly can make it sound less harsh :D
     
  13. Dom!Reavers!

    Dom!Reavers! Member

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    another cool thing to do with white noise is to put a compressor on it and sidechain to the kick/snare of your track, can create some interesting effects
     
  14. Rubs90

    Rubs90 KeyControl

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    sounds interesting, definitely gonna try this next time I get on logic
     
  15. EvezDroppin

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    this white noise just for snare or just in the track in general? im confused