I admit, I don't have too much to say, but I do have a few things.
MIDI_Thru_Kid wrote:I agree with something somebody already said, and that is, You Don't Need That Much Bass. You really don't. Leave heavy EQ-ing to the listener. If somebody complains that there's not enough bass in the mix, then clearly they don't deserve to listen to well-produced music. If they say something about Mids, listen. Highs, you DEFINATELY gotta listen to their opinions. Too much, too little of anything is BAD BAD BAD!
MIDI_Thru_Kid wrote:Also, EQ is a VERY fragile bussiness. You want to EQ something just right, to avoid clipping. I've always noticed, whenever I import a professionally-mixed piece of music into Cubase, if I TOUCH anything at all with EQ, things start clipping and sounding TERRIBLE.
MIDI_Thru_Kid wrote:Also, when EQ-ing a straigh Bass Guitar, don't touch anything in the bass range. I only EQ the highs and RARELY Mids. This gives clarity to the notes being played. But watch out. Not too much now.
MIDI_Thru_Kid wrote:Oh yeah, and if you want that "Modern, Magical, Popular Sound," get Logic, and use their presets. Then drop the Midrange out a little bit (JUST A LITTLE BIT). Haha, I may sound like a dick for saying that, but it's true, hahaha. My friend got a Mac and got Logic Express for it, and tried REALLY hard to get the sound of Metallica's earlier records, and just couldn't do it. Then he loaded in one preset, and all was done for him! It was nuts, I was witness to it. It sounded punchy, ballsy, rich, and modern.
MIDI_Thru_Kid wrote:That is all. I'm going to school for becoming a producer. There. THAT is all.
ninja6485 wrote:how about some tips on eqing a mix?
tallowwaters wrote:MIDI_Thru_Kid wrote:Also, EQ is a VERY fragile bussiness. You want to EQ something just right, to avoid clipping. I've always noticed, whenever I import a professionally-mixed piece of music into Cubase, if I TOUCH anything at all with EQ, things start clipping and sounding TERRIBLE.
Sounds more like you don't know what you're doing.
clarity is my main goal at the moment. i just spent a wile getting my super low frequencies in check, so now i'd like to get better at getting rid of muddyness, and then working with higher frequencies. something else that helped me out greatly that i "figured out" a wile back: recording each drum sound as a different track as upposed to a stereo drum track, or stereo drum loop. i could never figure out why my songs never sounded as full and strong as others untill i started doing that. i guess i never thought of it since i diddn't have a drum machine with individual outs!pflosi wrote:I find it particularly useful to cut the 500 hz range a little bit to get more clarity.
at first i thought you were talking to me...i was like ":?: " but then i saw midi thru's posts, and all is clear.(well maybe not for midithru ok sry, i'll keep it in off topic)sequentialsoftshock wrote:I agree with tallow, it doesn't sound like you know what you're saying. I don't really come here to give tips, but instead to listen. Maybe you should try doing the same. If there's not enough bass, don't listen to them, but if there's too much mid or high, do listen?! Is that supposed to be some kind of attack against rap music? And yes, most modern music sounds like shit because it gets pushed louder and louder.
Have a look- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_wars
Stab Frenzy wrote:ninja6485 wrote:how about some tips on eqing a mix?
That's not a bad starter guide, but people might not know exactly what each of those words really sounds like. The best thing that helped me learn the sounds of frequencies was doing a lot of live engineering, and spending a lot of time working a graphic EQ to tune a room. I think everyone should spend some time playing around with EQs just cutting and boosting different things to see what it sounds like.
There's no substitute for doing stuff and listening.
tekkentool wrote:Sorry i really don't agree with what you're saying about bass mastering whatsoever, i'm a bass player who likes to noodle and wank wherever possible and i don't agree about cutting treble. There's no reason a bass needs that much treble.
When i master bass, I give it slight compression. Cut everything around 400-600. Slight boost the upper mids and get rid of a lot of the useless treble. It cuts through without being obnoxious like joey demaio's tone. As soon as you do this you'll notice the difference, it fills out the sound without getting muddy in the low end. If you only fuck around with the high end your bass will get fucking buried. Mids are paramount for bass tone.
But i agree with tallow, no rule covers them all. But i don't think your rule covers anything particularly well.
Edit: i suppose the only "trick" i'd like to share is to have a light touch, you don't need THAT much reverb, you don't need to go nuts on the EQ like pantera do ( seriously can't stand their rhythm tone) subtle differences.
yamaha22 wrote:if you have a loop or phrase that sounds bad, try reversing it. often works
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