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Week 4 - Don't Stop!

By Anon_Buster on January 26, 2020 2:40 am

This is a bit of continued practice in song writing. Tried to mix several instruments together. I learned a bit about leveling and compression. 1 db can make a big difference in being able to hear an instrument or losing it to the shadow realm.

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January 28, 2020 12:51 am

Chipmix! -- I generally find turning stuff down in the mix (if you think it's too loud) is safer than turning stuff up.
Otherwise you may be over-saturating the mix, IMHO.

January 29, 2020 11:57 pm

I don't know if 1db is that huge, it usually takes a couple. Nice song though.

Aday wrote:

Chipmix! -- I generally find turning stuff down in the mix (if you think it's too loud) is safer than turning stuff up.
Otherwise you may be over-saturating the mix, IMHO.


I find this generally to be true; even if the end result is pretty quiet, that's what mastering is for.

January 30, 2020 9:20 pm

This would be a shoe in soundtrack for an on-rail platforming sequence ala Megaman 8's hover skate sequences smile That's what came to mind when listening. I like the icy textures juxtaposed with the strong square lead!

January 31, 2020 8:42 pm
Aday wrote:

Chipmix! -- I generally find turning stuff down in the mix (if you think it's too loud) is safer than turning stuff up.
Otherwise you may be over-saturating the mix, IMHO.


Thank you for the feedback. I tried that on this week's track and found it easier to hear the instrument that needed to be heard.

January 31, 2020 8:44 pm
Devieus wrote:

I don't know if 1db is that huge, it usually takes a couple. Nice song though.

Aday wrote:

Chipmix! -- I generally find turning stuff down in the mix (if you think it's too loud) is safer than turning stuff up.
Otherwise you may be over-saturating the mix, IMHO.


I find this generally to be true; even if the end result is pretty quiet, that's what mastering is for.


Now that I'm not pushing everything to have a similar volume and I'm allowing things to fall back in the mix, I noticed it much easier to hear the lead in this track. I applied that to the coming week five track and noticed a big difference in clarity. Thanks!

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