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dead homeless prisoner
by septahelix
Recommends (10)
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 @ 12:15 PM
 
Darkroom
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permalink   Mon, Dec 6, 2010 @ 12:23 PM
This has potential to be a better song. However, I am having a hard time getting past the over-maximization. More dynamics would be good.
 
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permalink   septahelix Mon, Dec 6, 2010 @ 12:30 PM
i agree. maybe someone else will make it better.
 
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permalink   Darkroom Mon, Dec 6, 2010 @ 12:42 PM
Let me rephrase. Your song is good but the over-maximization makes it hard for me to listen to. Is there a way you can remaster it to allow more dynamics?
 
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permalink   septahelix Mon, Dec 6, 2010 @ 12:51 PM
i don’t know what you mean. put it in layman’s terms.
 
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permalink   Darkroom Mon, Dec 6, 2010 @ 1:03 PM
Some artists like to make their mixes louder by adding compression or a maximizer to the finished mix. A little compression is ok, however too much will make your mixes mushy and non-dynamic. Famous Mastering tech Bob Ludwig calls it the “loudness wars”, where artists are continually trying to make their songs louder than the next.

I am not sure what you are using to create/mix your songs, however there must be some way to turn down your final mix to allow more dynamics to occur.
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permalink   septahelix Mon, Dec 6, 2010 @ 9:37 PM
I see. I figured out the problem, so thanks a lot for pointing that out. I have a limiter set on the master track, so while it doesn’t redline, it still has that miximized quality to it. I’ll have to adjust the volume manually instead of being lazy. I’m sure future mixes will sound a lot better too, so thanks again.
 
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permalink   Darkroom Tue, Dec 7, 2010 @ 1:22 PM
My pleasure.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 9:52 AM
i learned a lot through this exchange. thank you for sharing…
texasradiofish
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permalink   Tue, Dec 7, 2010 @ 1:06 AM
Interestingly relaxing, S. Hard to pick out the parts however.
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Tue, Dec 7, 2010 @ 11:21 AM
Interesting song. I second the comments that darkroom said. Some tricks I allways use if I get dynamics problems are: Dropping all the faders to zero and then open them in order of importance or I use volume automation.

But I like it, took me a while before figured out that you used my drums.
Snowflake
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permalink   Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 10:10 AM
cool mix. i’m curious how you came up with the title? it seems fitting somehow…
 
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permalink   septahelix Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 4:23 PM
a lot of my friends and acquaintances i knew were into heroin. i always said, you’ll either end up dead, homeless, or in jail.
in the end, you can only change yourself though, and pray i guess for others. sort of like that jewel song.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 8:04 PM
three close musicians friends of mine have gone through difficulties with heroin first, and Oxycontin later. their tremendous experience tested me and also opened a new kind of compassion. thanks for sharing with us.