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Adjust the FL Studio channel setting to get the sound you are looking for. Learn how to modify you linear selection in this free digital audio workstation tutorial on how to use FL (Fruity Loops) Studio from an expert in music recording.
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Just my Point of View of Mixing and Mastering. Im not Perfect. Im not God. Just Human. Lmao. (Gave up the video quality to retain its STEREO) If you dont like the Video. Just hit Close and STFU.
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MIXING AND MASTERING TIPS
1. Get the right monitoring.
For dance, bigger monitors = better monitors. Bigger recording room = better room. Remember that dj in club will play your track on a big loudspeakers. If you mix your track on a small monitors or headphones, it may happen that your track won’t be suitable for club and dj will not play it.
2. Make adaptation of your recording room.
Your producing/listening room has to be well damped, otherwise you will hear a lot of reverberation and sound coloration during mixing. It is very important. If you don’t have a lot of funds (expecially for a large room), don’t worry. It doesn’t have to look great, more important is to do the job.
3. Do not use noisy sound cards.
Try to avoid using cheap soundcards below $100. They have very poor quality and are good for gamers rather than music producers. If you have enough funds, consider buying card staring from $300 with low latency and all proper drivers (ASIO etc…). Some cards offer also internal crossing which also might be useful.
4. Use good sound synth sources.
There are already some plugins that sound great, however if you only can afford it, invest in a best synth hardware. Hardware in 90% of cases sounds better than software. There are also many different samples on the internet. A lot of samples like sf2, wav, reason refills, midi, vocal samples and acapellas, you may find on this site – also a lot of free samples.
5. Use good reverbs.
For your instruments and vocals try to use good reverb hardware units or plugins. Good sounding reverb placed on some instruments in the mix can bring your track to life. If you can’t afford top outboard units, you may use one of impulse-based plugins available on the market. They should work well for your DAW.
6. Use rhythmic delays on your instruments in the mix.
Remember that dance, trance, and techno music is based on rhythm. Don’t forget to use rhythmic delays on leads, vocals, arpeggios or trance basslines and other synths. This will help a lot. Don’t forget also to quantize your midi tracks (if you use midi).
7. Sometimes less bass = more bass.
Don’t make low frequencies too loud on bass, bass drum or bass line. Kick drum should contain a short click at the start as well as enough power near 200 Hz to be enough “pumpy” for dance. You can easy find a lot of free good sounding kicks on the internet. Remember, bass should also contains some mid-frequencies audible near the 1-3 kHz – not only the lowest-octave bass. Compare your bass to the bass used in a good sounding tracks, you will hear “something else” except of a low bass.
8. Less instruments = cleaner mix.
Instead of making many sound layers, try to use not much instruments. Make sure to choose punchy and selective sounding instruments placed in a specific frequency spectrum (not too wide). Try to work on each instrument with equalizers, effects – like delays, reverbs, phasers etc. depending on the sound type. Use eq, to make each instrument staying in its frequency, not overlaying with other instruments frequencies.
9. Set kick and drum section louder than other instruments.
It will significantly helps during the mastering. If you will set drum section louder, you (or mastering engineer) will be easy able to make good, pumping master using good compressor. With drums sounding quiet in a dance track, proper mastering can’t be achieved.
10. Send your track to the mastering engineer.
Try to not master your track by yourself and use good mastering engineer instead. He has fresh ear since you worked on your track probably a lot of time already. Mastering engineer will tells you the truth about your track, and what you should fix in the mix. You may find a lot of online mastering studios / houses.
This is an excellent demonstration of how compression can take the life out of sound. Hip hop music is less effected by this because it’s supposed to be loud and in your face, but I have seen people overdo it with hip hop as well.
¿Como remasterizar? video tutorial
I once did mastering for a mixtape and I hated it. It is not an easy job. Mastering is basically putting the final touches on a series of songs to make all sound relatively equal in loudness and quality.
I developed my own quick and dirty method with reasonably good results and I share the techniques and my thought in the following video.
This is a brief FruityLoops tutorial that covers such advanced topics as automation, effects and mastering tips.
Upon reading this I believe that you are a fruityloop user, and have basic knowledge of creating simple songs, understanding the use of piano roll, playlist and so on. This little article hopes to give you a little tips to more advanced stuff in fruityloop like automation, fx and also what to take note of when producing tracks in fruityloop.
Firstly, we start off with automation. Automation is an increament (or decrease) or a knob, which can be controlling anything, like filter LP, volume, panning and so on. So what is the role of automation in a piece of music? With automation, it gives the music life, as things like drumbeats, bassline could be rather straight and boring. A little automation will bring these dead elements to life.
Next comes effects. Effects is an essiential element when producing in fruityloop. Effects will give you sounds that you want, ranging from basslines to strings. However, you’ll need to understand how each fx works, and how each will affect one another. FX roles are to make midi sounding melodies to sound like a synth. Giving it depth, power, bass or watever that is you are looking for. However, understanding FX is impossible to be said in a tutorial, you’ll have to try it yourself.
Finally, here are a few things to note during production. When producing a track, sitting infront on your computer and throw in whatever melody and ideas into the track in 6 hours is what most of us would have done. However, after you’ve completed, did you realised that your track seem to lack of quality when you listen to it once more? Well, here’s a tip to make sure while in production, you still can hear the quality of your track.
Remember, after every 20 – 30 min, listen to other songs, done by professionals. Or you might want to occasionally play the track on your winamp to here the way they did their mastering. Once you go back to you fruityloop song, you’ll realise how bad the quaility is, and you’ll be able to fine tune each element while producing, which would make your mastering workload lesser.
Hope this helps to all those fruityloop users. Believe it or not, fruityloop is a great program for starters and players. But if you want to be in the league, you would have to create your own samples using VST, or progress to better software like Cubase SX or Reason.
as an aspiring music creator you are certainly faced with two terms: ‘Mastering’ and ‘Mixdown’. So what is this thing everybody talks so much about?
Imagine a chef, he has a bowl of soup which is a disaster of a meal, but he still has to serve it to his guests. He tries to save the situation by adding some spices, putting something appetising on the top and serving it on fancy plates. This guy won’t stay long in the cooking business.
On the other hand he could have put effort in selecting the best ingredients for his soup and carefully cooked them with a lot of love. The result would be a lot better than the first scenario, wouldn’t it?
Now to make the ultimate soup, you both have to spend time and love cooking it and know how to make it look as appetising as possible. Consider the first example mastering and the second mixdown. To make a truly good track you have to know how to use both these methods.
No matter how good at mastering you are you can’t save a track with a crummy mixdown. Mastering is about making your track sound extra good, and making it sound good whereever it’s played: in the club, in your headphones or in the car, etc.
Mixdown is a lot about experience, you learn what frequencies your favourite kick spikes in and so on, you learn just how much compression you can add to a bassline before it sounds totally lifeless and things like this. To me, mixdown is a lot like tetris: it’s like planning something on the go. You always have the mixdown in mind when composing your track.
So the best way to improve is to practice, practice and practice. And read the occasional article about musical production.
Sometimes we have great individual sounds and we put them together in a mix but they don’t gel as good as they should. You might need to find the sweet spot of the sound and make it more predominant. Or maybe you need to find the sound that is causing problems and cut it’s sour spot in the frequency spectrum. Learn about this in the following video.