Waveforms...

Discussion in 'Production' started by Attire, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    So, just looking for a little input here.
    Just rendered a track, amplified it in Audacity, and this is the waveform.
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    So, as you can see, it looks messy.
    Is it supposed to look this... hairy..? Or should I take another look at the mix? I'm guessing there's too much crossover etc...

    Any help appreciated hah, thanks.
     
  2. StrifeII

    StrifeII Member

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    Looks like you've got very loud and very quiet material in there. Posting an audio clip would be your best bet!
     
  3. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    Probably, but it's for a competition, so...
    I'm pretty sure the peaks are the drums hitting, but if I brought them down too much they'd get lost in the mix wouldn't they?
    Haha D:
     
  4. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Or you could turn everything else up a bit. What's your master channel look like?
     
  5. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    need to see the timescale aswell really, but if that is a fair sized chunk, say 20-30seconds, then yes, mixdown needs work, ur intro and build should be quieter than the drop, assuming that is the drop, and ur bass should be filling up the space between the drum hits.....i say should, of course it depends what the track is supposed to sound like

    you need to carefully EQ, compress/sidechain etc the other elements to get the drums to fit in without having to have them far too loud
     
  6. Zuzz

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    Looks like you have to compress or limit your drum hits some.
     
  7. SrsHarry

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    OH mate you need some mega compression, all ya drums and basses will need individual compression then maybe some limiting on yer master. That should get you a much lower dynamic range, eg less peaks :p

    Or like spyre said, maybe turning up the others a tad too, electronic tracks are pretty compressed these days ^_^

    SMACK, slammed audio haha
     
  8. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    Haha yeah I figured as much, to be honest though I don't have a clue how to compress something correctly without squeezing the life out of it. :|
     
  9. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    or just use a volume envelope. you will have to sculpt it and run it a few times. thats also an idea.
     
  10. motion audio

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    Judge it by how it sounds, not how it looks. You don't paint a picture by closing your eyes and listening to the brush.
     
  11. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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  12. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    Haha. I know this.
    I was just curious, because it looked weird. Didn't sound toooo bad imo.