Drum & Bass TYPICAL GAIN STRUCTURE HELP

Discussion in 'Production' started by kingjulian, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. kingjulian

    kingjulian New Member

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    Hey im new to the forum I been producing a while and only just realized that I have been letting a lot of my tracks clip and then compensating
    by turning the master down and then limiting the shit outta it to make it loud again. I now realize the error of my ways and have started using rough gain structures. I no there no real rules for this but can anyone tell me a typical gain structure for a D'n'b track

    Cheers
     
  2. Krispy

    Krispy Member

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    You want your track to be in the -3 to -6db range
    If you want it to be louder then just turn up the volume of your speakers
    You leave room so that when it comes time to get mastered they have an area to work in, also avoids clipping
    There is definitely a million guides on it out there ill try to find something useful for you

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    Here read this, check out the section on mixing around page 20
    Answers a bit of your questions
    http://ebooksgo.org/music/mixing.pdf

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    Also, if your track is too loud but you are satisfied with the levels that every channel is compared to eachother
    Then just highlight all your channels and turn them all down by an equal amount
     
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  3. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Thanks for that link K
     
  4. Eternaloptimist

    Eternaloptimist Active Member

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    thanks for that link!
    Subprime,really cool bass on the track in your sig!mind doing a tut on how you achieved it?
    big ups
     
  5. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    I'll see what I can do, started a new job, crack of dawn starts, haven't started up my production pc for weeks now:end_of_wo
     
  6. DJ NUERA

    DJ NUERA 5HEAD

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    *thanks* i've gotta try and get a track mixed down and this is helping alot :)
     
  7. kingjulian

    kingjulian New Member

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    Cheers for the feedback Krispy, massively helpfull,

    Im gonna read that article

    Ive been producing a while and I cant belive im only just addressing this

    Gonna solve alot of my problems :p

    Cheers again man
     
  8. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Never ever turn your master down to compensate for clipping. All your doing is reducing the overall loudness which will not eliminate any the clipping from the sum of the other tracks.