Technical questions for the MPC2000xl and the MPC2000
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By hok-2 Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Decided to revise that tune and add some little drum fills and variations.
It's free to download.
Also, if anyone has any constructive criticism that is always welcome and often helpfull.
Specifically structure/arrangment and mixdown are things I'm often unsure about.
I could have made this louder but, didn't want to go mental with the volume.
http://dirkslazenger.bandcamp.com/track/chin-toaster
By solidsilver Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:52 pm
hok-2 wrote:Decided to revise that tune and add some little drum fills and variations.
It's free to download.
Also, if anyone has any constructive criticism that is always welcome and often helpfull.
Specifically structure/arrangment and mixdown are things I'm often unsure about.
I could have made this louder but, didn't want to go mental with the volume.
http://dirkslazenger.bandcamp.com/track/chin-toaster


Great track - really enjoyed listening to it. Care to break down your process?
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By hok-2 Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:23 am
'Solidsilver'
I tracked all the parts into Reaper seperately, that's the only Daw thats midi time code sync works for me and my Mpc2000.
Once I had all the stems tracked out I used Cubase to arange it and shuffled the parts around.
Realy not more to it in that regard.
I used Cool Edit Pro for the limitter and bassicaly made it as loud as possible without peaking.
Pretty basic low tech stuff, but I think a limiter or compressor is quite important for house and techno.
Other than that, its all samples and they have allready been processed anyway and just need a push to saturate them.

Im no expert, anything sampled at 16bit or lower just sounds better to me.
Heres a work in progress.
Off topic:
https://soundcloud.com/dirkslazenger/demo-chunged-2
By solidsilver Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:29 am
Thanks - interesting process. So to clarify, are you using effects to process sounds in your DAW? In your most recent demo there sounds to be some complex processing.