ways to give your tune an organic/atmospheric feel?

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  1. jakeshiftzw

    jakeshiftzw Shiftz

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    How do professional producers give there tunes so much depth? I don't mean atmoshperic as in pads on jungle and liquid tunes etc. But even if you listen to a jump-up tune it has a sence of 'space'. I like to use whitenoise in my tune very low down in the mix hi-passed at about 4000hz and reverse sidechained with my kick and snare, but what other ways are there? I always feel like my tunes seem a bit standard and a bit basic, even when i've given the drums a lot of depth, got a nice mid bass that fills out the stereo field nicely and a sub that im happy with, there is still something missing and is lacking 'atmosphere'.
     
  2. JReilly

    JReilly Member

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    You might have already tried this but good panning can help.
     
  3. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    lot of good ideas there, mono the tune from 100 hz on down and pay attention to the stereo eqing, that can really carve out space in a tune. x-stereo or whats it called.
     
  4. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

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    Reverb, Panning, a generally good mix will help :)

    Also if you feel your track sounds a bit empty I find it surprising how much of a difference mastering can make!
     
  5. Fatkidscantjump

    Fatkidscantjump Member

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    This may be an awful tip I dont really know, but I like to put a little reverb on the master channel, like 1-5% reverb. Just a little bit, and that often make the track sounds more "full" even if its not clearly audible.
     
  6. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    ^ nah thats not a bad idea at all, makes it sound more 'live' so to speak. i do that with ozone reverb on the master, make it wide as fuck but keep it very low like you said.
     
  7. Sammy Dexcell

    Sammy Dexcell Stop editing my profile Smarty!

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    Not sure on the reverb thing on the master wouldn't that fuck your sub bass up?? if the wet is low spose it'll work but you might awell bus everything correctly and reverb the individual things or stick the reverb in a send and send them all there.

    Another sweet trick is to put a ridiculously fat compressor on the master a really low threshold high ratio and then up the make up quite high (depends on how noisey your tune is already) but then take the mix out right down so it'll add a layer of noise to the track creating depth? ;)
     
  8. Southern

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    Tried the mini-reverb trick on a track I was struggling with and it works a treat. Thanks guys!
     
  9. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Stereo panning, reverb... i like using short reverbs similar to the 'dimension expander' in massive. As for an organic feel, try using string instruments and vocal samples. Try layering up some nice 'natural' drum samples too (y)
     
  10. troublemakers

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    Reverb on the master is a horrible idea, especially if your sending it off to have it mastered, the engineer will be cussing you up and down...
     
  11. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    Not if highpassed. Sometimes a little reverb can squeeze the mix a bit, doesn't work on every track obviously.