My DAW considerations thread.

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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Fri May 17, 2013 6:55 pm

but you can bounce dawg?
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Fri May 17, 2013 6:56 pm

This thread is now about hip hop poseurs.
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Fri May 17, 2013 7:14 pm

Well, I'm in Atlanta, the world capital of hip hop.

SO what mic am I gonna buy.

I'm looking at a Stellar CM-6 right now. A bit sibilant but not too bad. But it's a bit more than I wanted to pay.

Another option is the Oktavamod Hulk 990 (modified MXL 990) that he sells for 379 + shipping so around 400. The Stellar is over 500 with shipping, but it's got a TOOB.

I might have to get an ART preamp along with my FMR compressor, instead of the FMR preamp, for cost reasons...
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby soundwave106 » Fri May 17, 2013 11:54 pm

christianrock wrote:and studio A guy's answer is "man, there's a hundred something tracks in this thing, they're layered in there somewhere." Of course to me it sounds like simple hip hop which you could do with a 16 track sequencer, but what do I know.


I imagine most slick urban productions do indeed have at least 50 tracks, 100 wouldn't surprise me. Probably 75% of them are vocals and fill nonsense that isn't really needed.

Usually, with hip hop, I'm more impressed by the unofficial mixtapes of the artist when I hear them. Especially if the rap is not stereotypical hip-hop posing, which sadly is quite rare.
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Mon May 20, 2013 1:38 pm

One thing I forgot to mention was the monitors. Gear sluts would faint at the horror. HUGE things - plus a subwoofer. Of course, this IS hip hop.

But the slutz would feel better knowing there is room treatment. Even though it didn't seem as pro as the stuff I see at GS... at least the sounds were loud and tight, and hip hop kid seemed pleased (except for the fact that WHERE ARE MY 808 SOUNDS YO).
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Mon May 20, 2013 1:39 pm

I don't understand subs in mixing setups. Referencing sure, not mixing.
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Mon May 20, 2013 1:47 pm

Because hip hop, yo.
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Mon May 20, 2013 4:06 pm

FEEL DA BASS BASS BASS BASS BASS BASS BASS
FEEL DA BASS BASS BASS BASS BASS BASS BASS
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby soundwave106 » Mon May 20, 2013 9:35 pm

Well, honestly, that's the truth. :) I've always thought that subs in mixing were *really* most useful for genres with a lot of low-frequency content. That mostly is electronic dance and hip-hop.

For rock and roll, most bookshelf type monitors can handle your standard low bass guitar notes quite handily, and a BD has enough frequency content to mix it proper on these things that don't quite have full low end accuracy. But without accuracy at the super-low Hz, that ringing 808, yo, with no upper harmonic content, is going to be super tough to mix.

(I'm also guessing that the super-Gearslutty $3000 3 way speakers have less of a need of a sub, but I've never mixed on super-Gearslutty speakers.)
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby gregwar » Mon May 20, 2013 11:11 pm

wat some1 lost an 808 ?!

I alway mix with a sub its really important the bass and bass drum are tuned properly and work together, which can be half the battle in any of my mixes

then I check it on the subs in my truck, beats headphones, etc
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Tue May 21, 2013 3:24 am

gregwar wrote:beats headphones, etc

lol wut
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby gregwar » Tue May 21, 2013 7:04 am

ya I just taped them back together again today :like:

the headband part that haz extend for the phones splis appart and needs to be taped together with packaging tape every once in a while

<tape shoot out joke/> <ghetto beats joke/> <etc/>

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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby soundwave106 » Tue May 21, 2013 12:40 pm

I just did The Google and didn't realize how bloody expensive those Beats Headphones are.

Managers get confused by my humble AKG K240 at work, they think it's a super expensive noise cancelling Bose or something. They don't know any better. :idk:
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Tue May 21, 2013 1:14 pm

beats and half of the skull candy headphones are flat as all get out. I don't see how people like them at all. Of course, it's simply a case of form over function here. I don't think anyone that uses them actually cares what they are listening to.

I've got a pair of sony headphones that i will hang on to until the day I die. Sony speakers are really a darkhorse in teh audio world. I used to be a JBL guy, but they too have seemed to opt for a flat response. Sony is rich the whole way through without having that "tuned" feel that get from higher end speakers..
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Tue May 21, 2013 1:21 pm

Wouldn't you prefer flat cans for mixing?
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Tue May 21, 2013 2:15 pm

Well what I was talking about was for consumer speakers. Although I do find I mix pretty well on my Sonys. :idk: Maybe just because I know those headphones..
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Tue May 21, 2013 2:20 pm

MetroSonus wrote:Well what I was talking about was for consumer speakers.


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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby gregwar » Tue May 21, 2013 4:52 pm

man I think greyhound courier lost my v-synth gt

my brother picked it up like 2 weeks ago and shipped it but I don't think he put insurance on it. I have teh sad
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Tue May 21, 2013 5:07 pm

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