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By dj someguy on December 4, 2016 6:26 pm

Dub Techno. Kinda drifted off a bit towards the end.
Actually, I do have a question: since I find the mixing the hardest part: How do you guys do it? Just by the ear? Do you use something for it, a tool or something?

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December 5, 2016 6:52 pm

I love the panning on the percussion and other instruments - the progression of the tune is great too - kick could be louder

I think everyone mixes a bit differently - I mostly mix by ear, but I use a couple different ways of listening - laptop speakers, studio monitors, nice headphones, shitty earpods - I like to do tweaks to the mix at different volume levels too - making sure you can hear the right stuff at low volume, and that nothing is overwhelming at large volume - it's a fun process for me, but many think it's tedious...

December 7, 2016 4:56 pm

Really cool hypnotic bassline that gets surrounded by the panning chords. Nice job! smile

I'd agree with Nikola, everyone has their own personal preferences.  It's definitely a good idea to listen to it at different volumes.  I usually just try to make sure my levels aren't bleeding into the red and then I try to spread them across the stereo field to give it a full sound.  If you're using Ableton, you can try this technique I learned from Mr. Bill
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdBO_2EHS9c[/url]
His filter delay effect has helped me in making multiple sounds fit into the mix.  Just make sure you turn the feedback down so it doesn't phase (as they mention in the comments).

December 7, 2016 4:57 pm

and i butchered the link, doh!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdBO_2EHS9c

December 10, 2016 5:19 pm

This one is marvelous.
The drums are the best I have heard for long time with the stirring noise and the nice stereo hats.

Love it!

Ps.: First time I listened to it was monday with snow outside... For a video I would like icey landscapes smile

December 11, 2016 6:52 pm
nikola wrote:

I love the panning on the percussion and other instruments - the progression of the tune is great too - kick could be louder

I think everyone mixes a bit differently - I mostly mix by ear, but I use a couple different ways of listening - laptop speakers, studio monitors, nice headphones, shitty earpods - I like to do tweaks to the mix at different volume levels too - making sure you can hear the right stuff at low volume, and that nothing is overwhelming at large volume - it's a fun process for me, but many think it's tedious...

thanks man!
I agree that the kick drowns towards the end in the puddle of synthdelay! I'll try and change that ...

December 11, 2016 6:53 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

Really cool hypnotic bassline that gets surrounded by the panning chords. Nice job! smile

I'd agree with Nikola, everyone has their own personal preferences.  It's definitely a good idea to listen to it at different volumes.  I usually just try to make sure my levels aren't bleeding into the red and then I try to spread them across the stereo field to give it a full sound.  If you're using Ableton, you can try this technique I learned from Mr. Bill
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdBO_2EHS9c[/url]
His filter delay effect has helped me in making multiple sounds fit into the mix.  Just make sure you turn the feedback down so it doesn't phase (as they mention in the comments).

Ah cool, will definitely check out the link. I can for sure use some xtra input! smile

December 11, 2016 6:54 pm
theGuen wrote:

This one is marvelous.
The drums are the best I have heard for long time with the stirring noise and the nice stereo hats.

Love it!

Ps.: First time I listened to it was monday with snow outside... For a video I would like icey landscapes smile

Thanks man! It would indeed fit an icy landscape! smile
BTW: my girlfriend just bought me the TR8! I was completely taken off guard! So happy with it! Can't wait to give it a test run!!! smile

December 12, 2016 10:47 am
dj someguy wrote:


BTW: my girlfriend just bought me the TR8! I was completely taken off guard! So happy with it! Can't wait to give it a test run!!! smile

That's cool.
I can imagine that you told her every evening about that TR-8 thing with the bright eyes of a child.
So she had no other chance than giving it to you wink
I am looking forward to next week!

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