Discussion in 'Audio Producers Discussions' started by Creative Silence, Jul 19, 2006.
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arcane my only argument here is you are dealing with hiphop.The total track count is nothing. I boost alot more than i cut in hiphop ONLY because the way people mix now is unreal. I get tracks with tons of bass and barley any mid range and huge low pass freq's on the track so i have to put some harmonics back in , by eq or a exciter. I think even on a solo kick drum im not cutting anything if its a sample unless its the highend to make room for the bass or low octave piano or strings. This conversation can and will go on for eternity thats why there have been so many great books about it. The book bossmans probally referring to is the art of mixing by mr david gibson who takes a mix and examines it in a almost 3d enviroment. Volume front and back , pan left right and freq being up and down. Its a great read. I also recomend anything by paul white the cheif editor of sound on sound mag he has alot of great books out.
I will cut before I boost. I only boost when I REALLY have to and just a little bit. I hate boosting....
funny, i hardly use eq when im mixing a beat...
^^Andafter I heard the Willie hutch sample on your first track...your kicks don't knock buddy...
seperate your instruments on seperate tracks and cut
well yeah, it clearly depends on what the track sounds like in the first place, and some of what you're describing is shit that is a result of the producer/whoever made the beat...
i'm personally a fan of a real clean sound where you can make out everything, but some people prefer to have things muddier...i can't stand it, and to me it doesn't sound professional, so i don't do it...but then again, i mix 'pop' music...ie. stuff that's more mainstream, both from hip hop, rock and whatever else comes my way, i'm not usually picky
but yeah, my sound is very clean and clear, and that's what i get hired for, which typically results in a lot of negative eqing
I'm a fan of real clean sound too...I hate muddy shit...with a passion..
the opposite of clean isnt muddy tho
This thread was responded to like 100 posts ago... just take note to the first 40 or so posts.. i'm sure there is plenty of information from all of us to help you out..
um, yeah, it is
"my shirt is clean"
is the opposite of:
"my shirt is muddy"
sure, you can replace muddy with dirty, but they are essentially the same
why when a word becomes something 'audio' wise does it all of a sudden have a seperate meaning?
Dirty and Muddy are not the same do not get it twisted. Muddy refers to overlapping frequencies in your instruments. People work tirelessly and will buy old gear like EPS+ and ASR 10 to get dirty drums and samples, but that that doesnt mean that their frequencies are muddy and overlapping severely
yall fucking funny who add distortion on the final mix.. crazy people, thats why 90% of the internet beats sounds like some1 is hittin his dumb head into wall n shit, some keys dissapear, bass peakin.. funny people..
I met people who add fx that they don`t know a shit bout..
Keep it simple, thats it.. trust your ears...
im making beats not shirts bro
the word youre looking for is 'definition'. why do words have a definition? well if every word didnt mean something specific, then everything could mean anything.
you know how you get those rappers that are like make the beat go REALLLY fast like this (and then show you a beat which is like 80bpm but has 16th) lol
u dont wanna look like one of those people do u?
muddyness is a low mid/low end issue only, and refers to having way to fucking much of the same thing, resulting in lost clarity, hence the term 'muddy'
you can not have a muddy top end, the definition is incorrect
there are a bunch of useful definitions on this site:
lol@ im making beats, not shirts
i haven't done anything to that yet
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