Discuss the various methods you use in music production, from compressor settings to equipment type.
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By sciguy Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:11 am
I bet this has been said before, but I used an interesting trick on a song I made recently.

I wanted some claps, but I wanted them natural-sounding, so I recorded 8 claps (mono) with my mike, roughly trimmed them (not bring careful about the start points) then assigned them to 8 pads. Panned randomly left and right, added some random LFO to pitch, turned off full level and quantization, and just slapped my hand randomly on the group of 8 pads for 4 bars.
Also I set a 9th pad to random cycle mode, between 4 of those random clap pads, so I used that pad whenever I wanted a single clap.

Not too prominent here, but just a little detail that adds a bit more character to the track.
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By Lampdog Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:49 am
I've done that same clap creating method before and it works well. Sounds really good when you take time and do it.
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By sciguy Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:38 am
Took a glance at the manual, I think not. It would be an additional option on the MUTE/SIMULT select field.

Only in 2XL (and maybe 128/XL or 3, I don't know)
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By sirparksalot Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:15 am
es-k wrote:find where your kick is punchiest (what freq)... then go over to your bass/low part of sample and cut a little of that freq

= clarity

Combine this with high pass filtering your kick or bass depending on which dominates the low/sub frequencies
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By sirparksalot Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:13 am
Lampdog wrote:I use filters on individual sounds/tracks alot doing this exact same thing.

Yup.
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By quietizkept Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:05 pm
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By d. realist Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:42 pm
Ok, I thought about sharing a trick I used yesterday. Might be something most of people know, but whatever.

I had a really nice loop with a dope bassline too, but it also had some drum hits that didn't sound good with my drums. What I did was copying the program of my loop, so I had two copies. I used the low pass filter on the first to isolate the bassline and I used the band pass filter on the second one to keep the frequencies I wanted, making the drum hits disappear. I layered those two together and it sounded really nice. :smoker:

I'm using an MPC 1000 with JJOS 2XL by the way.
By richie Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:10 pm
@d. realist - if you do this with the phase inverted, you can also create other interesting effects as well. Some in which completely removing layers of instruments without any flanging artifacts.
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By d. realist Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:26 pm
Thanks for the feedback! You mean inverting one of the two copies before layering them, right?
Definitely going to experiment with this one. :-D