Posts tagged with Mixing

Here you can find a listing of all posts with the tag Mixing on my page.

Exploring Voxango Shine Chilla: A Comprehensive Guide

Jul 30, 2020 Tutorial
In this video, I demonstrated how to use the Voxango Shine Chilla, a distortion overdrive or saturation effect. I showed how to use the threshold and harmonic pages to generate overtones and how to use the saturation page to create rich overtones in the top end. I also went through the other features of the plug-in, such as the question mark, the naming field, the undo/redo, the A/B comparison, the channel routing settings, the group soloing, and the settings page. If you are interested in the plug-in, there is a link to the Voxango page in the description where you can download the demo version and try it out for yourself.

Smart Reverb by Sonible: A Showcase and Overview

Aug 10, 2020 Tutorial
In this video, I demonstrate Sonible's Smart Reverb plugin and show how it can be used to create custom tailored reverb for different instruments. I explore the different settings and show how to use it to create reverb tails and drones. I also provide a link to the website to try the 30-day trial version and encourage viewers to support my content by subscribing to my channel or becoming a member.

Unveiling TEOTE by Voxango: An Overview and How I Use It

Nov 26, 2020 Tutorial
In this video, I showcased the TEOTE plug-in by Voxango and explained why I think it's useful. I showed how I use it to reduce and push frequencies on my drum bus and how you can change the profile and bands. I also explained the dynamic section, with the FX knob and Mastering button, as well as the low cut and high cut, room dip and boost threshold. Finally, I shared my experience using the plug-in on drums and the master bus, and why I think it is great for rougher estimations or matchings.

Creating a Beat in the Drum Machine: A Step-by-Step Guide

Nov 30, 2020 Tutorial
In this video, I'm using a drum machine to create a beat. I'm using four hi-hats and a clap, and then I'm experimenting with quantizing and layering different sounds in order to create a more natural and chilled out beat. I'm also using a synthesizer to create a kick drum and I'm adjusting the levels and the speed to create the exact sound I'm looking for.

How to Make Your Music Super Loud: Balancing Frequency Spectrum & Dynamics

Feb 22, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I showed how to make something sound loud and punchy. I explained that you need to balance out the frequency spectrum and reduce the dynamics with a peak limiter. I then explained how to use FX3 to make multi-band limiting easier and showed how to use a hard clip to get a lot of loudness while still sounding good.

How to Synchronize Loop Length with Song Tempo in Bitwig Studio

Apr 27, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I demonstrated an easy workflow to define the loop length inside a sample in Bitwig Studio. This can be helpful when you want to synchronize the loop length with your song tempo. I showed how to copy the length of a region to the loop length, as well as how to subdivide the loop length using the quantizer. Finally, I mentioned that it is important to change the loop length on the beat grid in order to avoid any timing issues.

Unlock the Power of Your Voice in Bitwig Studio

Apr 29, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I showed how to use my voice as an instrument inside Bitvic Studio. I demonstrated how to create a vocal pad sound by using a Voice stack modulator and then showed how to use the Poly-Grid to control synths with my voice. I also showed how to use the Melda Auto Pitch Plug-in to create sounds on the fly and use a Zero Crossings module to get a clean pitch signal. Finally, I demonstrated how to create percussion sounds with my voice by using filters and transient shapers.

Using Sonible's Smart EQ 3 to Improve Your Mixes

May 05, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I showed what the new Smart EQ 3 plug-in from Sonible from Austria can do. I tested it out on my own track called Craft and went through how to use it for drums, bass, and the master. I showed how to apply different profiles and manual EQ, as well as how to use the grouping feature to make sure the tracks work well together. I also mentioned that Smart EQ 3 is aware of the context EQing and prioritizes certain things over others. Lastly, I suggested that users try out the trial version to get a feel for the plug-in, and if they like it, to purchase it.

Explaining the Saturator in Bidig Studio: How It Works and What It Does

May 10, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I discussed how the saturator in Bidig Studio works and how it can be used to enhance sound. I showed how the wave shaper works by changing the yellow line, and how the DC offset device creates a sound when modulated at audio rate. I also discussed the transfer function and how it can be used to change the wave shape of the signal in the positive and negative ranges. I then demonstrated the folding function and how it can be used to create a gate effect. Finally, I showed how the saturator can be used to add harmonics and make a sound more present, such as on a kick drum.

Discovering the UltraFat Compression Preset in Bitwig Studio

Jun 08, 2021 Tutorial
In this video I introduce a new preset called UltraFat that I created in Bitwig Studios. It's an expander that pushes up sound that is above a certain threshold to 0 dB. I use 3 compressors in an FX3 container, and a limiter at the end. I also have a noise and low-fi function, as well as a cross-over knob. I demonstrate how it works by playing a drum loop, and show how it can be used to normalize sound levels. The preset is available to download on my Patreon page, and also on YouTube's community section.

Exploring Mid-Side Split Stereo Effects in Bitweek 4.0

Jul 20, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I demonstrated how to use the mid-side split container in Bitweek 4.0 to create a stereo sound. I showed how to add a different kick drum sample to the side channel to create a difference between the left and right channels, and how to use an FX grid and the math operation subtract and add to get the side and mid channels respectively. I also showed how to use a polysynth and an audio receiver to create interesting effects. I hope this inspires you to experiment and come up with new ideas!

Generative 2021-07-29

Jul 29, 2021 Tutorial
Generative Grid Patch that plays for itself. Tune in and enjoy the generative music.Generative Grid Patch that plays for itself. Tune in and enjoy the generative music.

Unfilter by Zynaptiq: Automatically Reduce Resonances in Your Mixdown

Oct 18, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I tried out Unfilter by Zynaptiq and I was surprised by how well it works. I demonstrated how it can be used to reduce resonances and improve the frequency distribution of a drum loop. I also showed how it can be used to tame harmonics and create a more balanced sound. I discussed some of the features that make Unfilter unique, such as the decay setting and the Fletcher Monson curve. I concluded by recommending that viewers try the trial version to see if Unfilter is right for them.

How to Create Non-Diatonic Chord Progressions with the Diatronic Transposer

Dec 15, 2021 Tutorial
In this video, I share some tips and tricks for using the diatronic transposer in Bitwig Studio to create jazzy chord progressions. I show how to use a multi note device in combination with a key filter and transposer to create a chord brush. I also demonstrate how to use a pitch 12 to modulate multi notes between major and minor chords. Lastly, I show how to create chord gradients by stacking notes in seven semitone steps.

Creating Sample Packs with XO: Tips and Tricks for Quick & Easy Sampling

Jan 10, 2022 Tutorial
In this video, I showed viewers how to use the XO sampler to quickly and easily create sample packs, kick drums and drum loops. I demonstrated how to layer sounds, use FX2 and frequency shifters, adjust the loudness and reverb, and use the sample combiner to create different loops. I also shared tips on how to analyze kick drums and make sure the bottom part stays the same while the top part changes. Finally, I mentioned that you can use a hard clipper to check if the samples are aligned and gave advice on how to optimize the drums.

Exploring Audio Effect Building in Bitwig Grid

Jan 19, 2022 Tutorial
In this video, I showed how to create various effects, such as phasers, flangers, chorus, low pass and high pass filters, reverbs, and pitch effects, in the Bitwig Grid. I demonstrated how to use FX Grids and Chain Devices, as well as how to manipulate the delay time of a signal with an LFO and the Time Shift Device. I also showed how to create a multi-tap delay with the Long Delay and a Multi-Lay, as well as how to use the gates module to record and playback audio. Finally, I discussed the use of an AD envelope to reduce clicks in the signal.

Using Transient Shaping to Enhance Your Drum and Bass Productions

Jan 20, 2022 Tutorial
In this video, I showed two examples of how I use the transient shape tool on a daily basis. I showed how I use it to glue together multiple drum loops, and how I use it in conjunction with an FX2 or FX3 device to make drum sounds more punchy and aggressive. I also discussed how it can be used to bring out the attack of a kick drum, or to remove the sustain of a snare sound. I hope this video gave you some ideas on how to use the transient shape tool in your own productions.

Mixdown Workflow for Dance Floor Tunes

Feb 21, 2022 Tutorial
In this video, I discuss my workflow process when it comes to mixing down dance floor tunes. I stress the importance of starting with the creation process and how that influences the mixing process. I demonstrate how to use a transient shaper, a limiter, and a clip to reduce dynamics and create a punchy sound. I also discuss the importance of frequency balance and how it is influenced by the length of the samples and the BPM. Finally, I discuss how to create a hierarchy in the mix by making the kick drum the loudest part and then gradually reducing the volume of the snare and high hat.

Balancing Frequencies for a Clean & Loud Mixdown

Feb 23, 2022 Tutorial
In this video, I discussed why it's important to balance your frequencies before going into a limiter or clipper. I showed how to do this easily by using a tilt setting, or by using a VST plugin like Ozone 8 and using the Matching EQ feature. I also showed a method of using multiple band pass filters with a reference level tool to reach the same goal. Finally, I discussed the importance of not overdoing the brightness as it can lead to an overly sharp mix.

Gain Staging and Organizing a Music Project in Bitwig

Feb 25, 2022 Tutorial
In this video, I demonstrate my workflow for gain staging a track. I start by going to the settings and changing the default new track volume to 0dB. I then select all of the tracks and set them to 0dB in the inspector. I then group the tracks together into meaningful subgroups like drums, bass, and music. I then gain stage all of the tracks, starting with the kick, by using the peak limiter to bring the volume up to the ceiling of the threshold. I then apply different gain staging methods, like limiters and clippers, to the different subgroups. Finally, I bring all of the subgroups together into an "all" group, which is my master chain, and use a track reference track to compare my track to.

A Guide to Using DP Meter 5 for Loudness Measurement & Gain Staging

Feb 28, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I explain how to use DP Meter 5 to measure loudness levels and gain staging. I also explain the different modes, such as RMS mode, EVO mode, and dial mode. I show how to use the RMS integrated value, RMS momentary, RMS momentary max, true peak max, crest factor, and loudness range. I also explain how to use the gain setting, match button, and reference level. Lastly, I explain why you should use EVO instead of RMS, and how frequencies are factored into the numbers.

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