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Made in Studio One » I am Cain (fixed up a bit from the original post) » Go to message
FinalSaga wrote:Hey Brent
Keep in mind - the best friend
Dynamics
If you know

Ch33rs
Saga


Please explain. Seriously. If there is a way to make the song better I'm not seeing, let me know. Thanks.
Made in Studio One » I am Cain (fixed up a bit from the original post) » Go to message
Bbd wrote:I only heard the first mix. I think it can have even more edge. Think square waves - not sine waves. The hard part is making a loud mix without too much taming of the peaks.


Ok. I thought I overdid it on the first mix, but maybe not. I'll try again and repost on the new forum. Thanks for the helpful notes.
Made in Studio One » I am Cain (fixed up a bit from the original post) » Go to message
Bbd wrote:With lyrics such as you use, it would seem that the technical nature of the mix is not relative. This is a protest song. The more raw and undone the better IMO. There is pain and anger here. Make the mix reflect those emotions too.


Thanks for listening and commenting Bbd. Did you hear the first mix? Do you feel this one isn't raw enough or not reflecting the emotions properly? I listened to both again and the first one does have more energy...

I was going for a "falling apart at the seams" mix.
Made in Studio One » I am Cain (fixed up a bit from the original post) » Go to message
Thank you, Mathew. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Although, I just listened to it and realized I messed up the mix a bit. Some levels too loud and drowning out other parts. Will have to fix and repost a better version.

Edit - (A few hours later...new version posted above.)
Made in Studio One » I am Cain (fixed up a bit from the original post) » Go to message
Thanks for listening.
Listen to this! » The Queen of Hearts-Feedback Please » Go to message
What you did helps...but...that split is still obvious, and to my ears, what comes after the 50 second mark is not as good. The singing is fine, but either the singer moved or some setting is different. If there is someone who knows how to fix it, perhaps they could chime in. Is a re-take possible? Did anyone else notice? If not, perhaps it's only noticeable because I'm paying critical attention to it.
Listen to this! » The Queen of Hearts-Feedback Please » Go to message
It's better. The first 50 seconds is now loud and clear and sounds good...but there's still that change at the 50 second mark, and then the vocals, while now understandable, still sound a little off (muffled, echoey). Is there a splice at 50 seconds?
Listen to this! » The Queen of Hearts-Feedback Please » Go to message


As stated, the vocals are hard to make out, especially the first 50 seconds. Overall, the lead vocal might be clearer/cleaner.

At 50 seconds there is a noticeable change in the overall sound.

Harmonies suit the style of music.

Construction... Do you mean arrangement? It's a by-the-book honky-tonk number in both form and arrangement. If that's what you wanted, then it succeeds.
Made in Studio One » Ambient,Chillout » Go to message
This is quite good. I especially like the first half with an interesting choice of sounds.
Made in Studio One » I am Cain (fixed up a bit from the original post) » Go to message
https://soundcloud.com/brentmosher/i-am-cain

Little better mix and master than the original post.
Made in Studio One » Songs I've Made (SoundCloud)! » Go to message
I liked Skinny Jeans very much. I thought it needed to sound somewhat "bigger" since it is such a catchy uplifting kind of pop song.

I liked Windows until it went all trance. It's not my kind of music, granted, but I thought the first third of the song was grittier and more original. The trance stuff sounds cliché to me. I thought the song would go even rougher and harder as it went along (White Stripesy maybe but with a fuller sound) but instead it went all airy housey dancey and it lost me, all the passion just left the room...but I guess if you like trance you'd think just the opposite. Can't please everyone.
Studio One General Discussion » Lusting after expensive vintage gear because it sounds better? » Go to message
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Made in Studio One » new music » Go to message
...I wish people would post more stuff like this. Interesting use of Reaktor sounds. Do the drums sound settled into place in the piece to you? Nice to hear something a little adventurous. Lots of interesting ear candy and changes. I did find on second listen that between 4:00 to 5:30 it was stalling a bit for me and sounding a little too conventional; the good new ideas weren't coming like they did throughout the rest of the piece. The vocal thingies were good. Sometimes electronica needs a bit of the human element. A good voice and lyric never hurts.
Studio One General Discussion » Yamaha Keyboard PSR 172 Compatibility with DAW Studio 1-2 Artist » Go to message
horahack wrote:Thanks, Bernt. Yeah, that's excatly what I will do. I may have to pick up a sustain pedal, If I can find one, but other than that I'm not putting any money in the 172. But the piano sounds much better than the Grand Piano in Presence, which has absolutely no sustain at all, least not that I can figure out. Maybe Guitar Center might have a pedal that will work.

Are the little cheap speakers on the keyboard suposed to shut off when you plug into an amp, or the AudioBox. I would think it would be just like plugging in headphones, but for some reason sound still comes throught them a little, Distorted busted speaker sound. Must be a way to shut them off indefinately I'm thinking hammer and chisel.


Yes, you need a sustain pedal for either the PSR or a virtual piano. $20 to $50 depending on the quality. As usual, buy a good one once rather than a cheap one three times. M-Audio does make a decent one. Yamaha makes a better one. There are ways of improving the piano in Presence via quality reverb and compression. You'll need a sustain pedal for your Oxygen to interact with the virtual instruments, anyway. How is the Oxygen working for you now? Did you solve the velocity problems? Hope my post wasn't too confusing. You really just need to play around with everything and realize with some instruments, like bass and strings, its tricky to get a steady level. Velocity settings, playing technique, adding compression, quality of the virtual instrument, quality of the controller key bed etc. all play a role.

AFAIK the only way to cut off the speaker sounds of the PSR is to stick something in the headphone jack of the PSR. I used to put a TSR to XLR connector in there. You could put any quarter inch connector in there to block the sound, or your headphones and then just not wear them if that's what you want to do.

In general, I found the sounds on my PSR 740 and MO6 to be better than the ones in Presence. But the sounds in almost any current software instrument OTHER than Presence leaves those two units in the dust. The PSR is up for sale, and my MO6 I use only as a controller because the key bed is so good, it isn't even hooked up for audio.
Studio One General Discussion » Yamaha Keyboard PSR 172 Compatibility with DAW Studio 1-2 Artist » Go to message
horahack wrote:Someone gave me an old Yamaha PSR 172. The thing has got to be 20 years old. There is no USB port, although there is a midi in and out jack also a sustain pedal jack. I know this keyboard is obsolete, however, the grand piano effect sounds amazingly realistic through an amp or headphones, and it has 61 keys as opposed to my Oxygen 25 key controller. Since there are no decent piano effects in Studio 1-2 I thought I might be able to use this dinosaur just for that effect if nothing else, that and the extra 36 keys.

I’m wondering if there is any way to run this old keyboard through my controller to my laptop. Perhaps from the midi out jack on the Yamaha into the midi in on my Oxygen then from the controller into my laptop with the USB cable. I’m using Studio 1-2 Artist with the ProSonus Audobox. Thought I’d float this by the forum before wasting money on cables and possibly messing up what I have finally got working. I just love the sound of that piano.

Guess I could just play live and mic the amp. This may be the only way to get the Grand Piano sound into my DAW. Any other suggestions appreciated.


I have an old PSR 740. If money is an issue, I'd just hook the 172 up for audio to get whatever sounds you want out of it and save yourself buying midi cables. Your PSR 172 might sound better than the sounds in Presence, but that isn't saying a lot. Spend as little money as you can right now. Use the Oxygen and PSR and what you've got with Studio One and just make a bunch of music. Don't worry if it's ready for public consumption.. Spend the next two or three months Googling everything you can about midi controllers and software/virtual instruments and effects in reviews and forum discussions. Watch You Tube videos. Then, once you've figured out what kind of music you're trying to make, figure out what software will help you accomplish that. If you think the piano in your PSR sounds good, you should hear what even a $80 virtual piano like NI's The Giant sounds like in comparison. The strings in NI's Kontakt library are way better than the ones in Presence. There's probably a free virtual piano that might sound better than the one in your PSR and Presence. Go to the Sweetwater website and just have a look at all the options available in just hardcopy format, never mind the download only options.
 
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