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This Is Our Music
by S_Wallis
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Mon, Oct 20, 2008 @ 4:37 PM
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MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Mon, Oct 20, 2008 @ 5:03 PM
you might want to try normalizing your tracks to bring the volume up accordingly.
 
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permalink   S_Wallis Mon, Oct 20, 2008 @ 6:28 PM
I didn’t know anything about that so thanks a lot!! I mix and create all of my songs on headphones so didn’t notice anything wrong with the volumes so thanks a lot for pointing it out…
 
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permalink   S_Wallis Mon, Oct 20, 2008 @ 7:06 PM
I’m sorry, when you say ‘normalise’ do you mean to make all my songs the same volume, or just one song specifically? Thanks.
 
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permalink   MC Jack in the Box Mon, Oct 20, 2008 @ 9:00 PM
well, you’re right, “normalize” can mean 2 different things, and what i was referring to was normalizing the peak volume of each track (and typically this is usually set to about 5% below redline or where the track would “clip”). the other reference to “normalizing” would be to adjust the relative volume of all tracks on a CD for instance, what what i’m talking about is raising the volume of each track in your mix.

i guess the easier way to say it would be turn up the volume. :)
 
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permalink   S_Wallis Tue, Oct 21, 2008 @ 6:59 AM
Ah, i get you… Only problem is the tracks are turned up as much as the program i’m using allows… Well, the vocals and drums are. If i turn up everything else do you think it will clash? Also, could i just amplify the whole song with Audacity or something or would that not have the same effect? Once again, that’s for pointing this out, and thanks a lot for giving me that link i appreciate it. Oh, sorry, what do u mean by ‘clip’? Sorry, still new to this…
 
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permalink   MC Jack in the Box Tue, Oct 21, 2008 @ 8:48 AM
you should have an effect called “normalize”. highlight the track, go to effects…normalize, or something like that (i don’t use audacity). or try gooogling “normalizing tracks in audacity”, that should help. “clip” refers to the point that your track oversaturates and digital artifacting occurs (and the result is the track usually sounds like ass). on the old analog machines, they had meters with red zones that would show you when the track was too loud. hense the name “red line”
 
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permalink   S_Wallis Tue, Oct 21, 2008 @ 1:24 PM
I’m really sorry to keep bothering you… For some reason i can’t normailse the tracks on the program i’m using. I’ve uploaded the song into Audacity on one track and “normalised” the track by -0.5db. Has this made any difference? Also, is it the song as a whole that is too quiet, or just certain tracks, such as the drums, vocals, or bass track etc..?
Finally, if you get some free time could you listen to my other songs and tell me if they need normalising aswell please?
Again, i’m sorry to keep bothering you and i really appreciate you help, patience, and understanding. Thank you :)
 
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permalink   MC Jack in the Box Tue, Oct 21, 2008 @ 3:39 PM
sounds better.

keep in mind that mixing is part science and part art, meaning that the science part can only be taken so far, but the art is what sets good mixes apart.

the best way to insure good audio capture is to make sure your pre-amp gain is set high enough to capture the signal effectively to begin with (in the case of capturing live audio). in the case of samples, just bring the volume of each track up individually until you can create the final balance you want in your mix, but make sure the “overall” volume (the volume of the stereo track you will eventually bounce down) is sufficient. “normalizing” your tracks before the bounce down helps you achieve this in a sort of automated fashion.

hopefully, this won’t sound like i’m babbling.
 
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permalink   S_Wallis Sat, Oct 25, 2008 @ 10:34 AM
No, i know exactly what you’re talking about.
I listen to this song (and of my others) without headphones for the first time yesterday and immediatly knew what you meant.
I’m hard of hearing so i create and mix everything with headphones because the main time i get to create and mix is at night when my daughter is asleep in bed so i can’t have to volume high.
I’ve just had some free time so i’ve re-mixed this song in the short time i had. It’s not 100% there yet, but i do think it sounds better. I’ve edited the file so the new mix is on here now. What do you think?
Thanks a million for your time!
Clarance Boddyker
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permalink   Thu, Oct 30, 2008 @ 3:19 PM
I like the energy on this, the loop is nice.

You might want to throw in some variations, transitions here and there from the main groove, but beside that, I dig the music. That synth bass is nice.

The biggest problem is technical, but Jack broke it down to molecules like Peter graves and I ain’t no producer - it just sounds like you need to twist and turn some dials, adjust some levels for a more crisp sound.

You really have a raw, underground unfiltered sound here, I really dig it, but still, beside needing just a little more polish, this is nice, grimy, gritty gem to find in the midst all of these remixes.
 
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permalink   S_Wallis Sun, Nov 2, 2008 @ 2:08 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Couldn’t agree more that it needs more adding to it. I shouldn’t have uploaded it when i did, i don’t know why i did really…
But once again, thanks.
 
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permalink   Clarance Boddyker Fri, Nov 7, 2008 @ 3:40 PM
Quote: S_WallisThanks for the kind words. Couldn’t agree more that it needs more adding to it. I shouldn’t have uploaded it when i did, i don’t know why i did really…
But once again, thanks.


Its not that serious dude, you got a hot track here. the energy is there. It just has to be unleashed and focused properly.
 
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permalink   S_Wallis Sun, Dec 21, 2008 @ 7:02 PM
Just re-mixed this song again. Made the levels a bit better and added some more music to it… Any thoughts will b greatly appreciated.