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killhamster
Apr 15, 2004

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Jonny 290 posted:

yeah ppl post ur catalogs

heíll yeah I do music also


https://killhamster.bandcamp.com

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster

lately I have tasked myself with remixing nu-metal songs from bootleg stems and itís v fun

everything I do is in reason and I never bothered to learn another daw but I own a logic license for some reason

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killhamster
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oh and I have a tb-03 too but itís a hassle to hook up to my underpowered macbook

killhamster
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Jonny 290 posted:

one of my absolute white whales is a tx816



eight dx7's in a blade chassis.

I know someone who had one of these for a while but I canít remember if she sold it or was just repairing it for someone

killhamster
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met up with a bunch of pals the day before I left china to jam and drink beers, got a couple of usable collections of stems & loops to gently caress around with, made this with one of them. still waiting for some contributions from someone else but i'm liking it

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/fri-jam-3-still-rough/s-QhwXV5BxEHv

killhamster
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echinopsis posted:

ableton live 11 comes out in less than a couple weeks

wonder what it does

look ugly

killhamster
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NonzeroCircle posted:

My buddy runs a little electronic label and does a radio show, that's where my song from upthread is going. He does charity Bandcamp compilations semifrequently so if you want in on one of those let me know and I can forward details. This lost recent one has a couple artists from South America on it which is real cool when you consider this is a guy in a village in Cornwall putting it together

this sounds cool and i am interested

killhamster
Apr 15, 2004

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well why not posted:

I like it more for regular reverbs but i tend to use valhallas free one whomst name eludes me run for fancy fix

i have both of thse but hardly ever use them because the stock reverb in my daw does plenty good for me. i suppose i should give them another chance then

killhamster
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Jonny 290 posted:

with drums it can also be fruitful to, instead of using comp/distortion as an insert, to put it on a send. Just set up some absolutely brickwall compressor or a Metal Zone from Hell distortion on an aux bus and mix it in with clean. Crank the send level and use the return for the level control so you can keep the signal in the input range for the dynamics you want. Can add a lot of color and harmonics without trashing the attack of the drums themselves

Every single track I get to the mastering stage i do an aux bus compressor set to 2002 CD Mastering Levels of compression and fade it in till it adds body and interest. then the whole mix gets gentle comp and limiting.


NonzeroCircle posted:

Distortion sends are the secret weapon for percussion, vocals, everything.
Izotope Trash 2 is so Boss (no pun), I think everyone should have it, it's frequently on sale or included in bundles.

Share Bear you just got "crossfader dominator" playing in my head, as probably last heard by anyone ever on Thrasher: Skate and Destroy

yes yes parallel comp and saturation are my secret weapon on drums, also i have an LA-2A comp i love the sound of on drums. it's set up in my default project and dialed in to exactly the way i like it

killhamster
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NonzeroCircle posted:

https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/4pfzT

Mucking around in drop c with wonky time sigs. It's somewhere between Resident Evil movie soundtrack and periphery but not as good as either lol

Edit: Residjent Evil

i like it tho, def worth developing even if i can't parse the time signature in my simple 4/4 mind

killhamster
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i haven't done a lot of originals lately but have been doing a bunch of mixing and remixing for friends/clients and also remixing for fun for myself so here's the latest thing i did (D&Bifying old NIN)

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/nin-closer-rbm-remix

killhamster
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been working on a project with friends back in china and they're so slow it's maddening. i've mixed 5 songs for them & they're pretty much done but the back and forth takes forever, so i've been loving around and just making remixes of their poo poo for fun. upgraded my PC in the middle of it all and now it doesn't wheeze and die if i have a shitload of fx on a shitload of tracks so that's good. sooner or later i'll have something to show for it all

killhamster
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Jonny 290 posted:

this kinda motivates me to see exactly how many fuckin reverbs and delays i can stack up in renoise now on the ryzen. i havent even thought about it

delays are nothing but i have a shimmerverb that can take quite a bit of CPU even on my new ryzen. previously it was just unusable

killhamster
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might as well show off my really dumb project i've been doing for fun

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/sets/the-nu-metal-remix-project

nu-metal is back and i love it

killhamster
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echinopsis posted:

is there a hybrid nu-metal and groove-metal

groove metal kind of begat nu metal so i'm sure there's some crossover

killhamster
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Jonny 290 posted:

* i like audition for editing single audio files but hate its multitrack

same. don't think i've ever used any of its multitrack features

i've been working on a project with some buds in shanghai since the summer and it's mostly done but they have dumb poo poo like jobs and lives so they've been very slow to communicate and finish up, but i did all their mixing and then because i had a bunch of spare time i remixed everything they did so they'll put out a remix EP alongside the main one

anyway i got tired of sitting on a bunch of what i think is really good stuff and want someone else to hear it so here's a preview of the originals and remixes

an untitled chillout EP

an untitled remix EP

killhamster
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echinopsis posted:

hmm. I only replaced one pickup and have to contend with jackson colours, but yeah dont think I did anything like connecting and taping up wires. if i have motivation i might open it up today

this is one of the guitar things i never learned so i'm living vicarously through you. do it

killhamster
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i never learned much about pickups but the ones with blades always look sick as hell

killhamster
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Jonny 290 posted:

i will go on record as saying that i have never once in my life been made aware of somebody writing a _song_ with a bunch of eurorack gear. every time it's "look at this poo poo its loving crazy" and then them plugging cables in and just letting an arp run while they twiddle a cutoff or decay knob. but if you enjoy it and will use the gear, go for it

this is how i've always seen it, "oh cool you made it fart, where's the song"

i haev a few virtual modulars and i mostly understand the concepts and i guess appreciate the freedom but if you give me a synth with a real workflow and like a mod matrix i can dial in the sounds i want much more quickly and get to composing and arranging much more quickly. idk they're just not for me. ive never been impressed when someone's like "hey check out this patch"

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Kernel Sanders posted:

canít they be satisfying just as knobtwidding funboxes rather than gear you make music with?

I mean I guess, itís just not meant for me. I wanna make finished tracks that are polished as gently caress

also Jonnyís right. having a fuckoff expensive fart generator and not doing something actually impressive with it is kinda disappointing

if you wanna buy these things and twiddle knobs thatís cool too, I just have different goals & motivations :matters:

killhamster
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rebirth is where I got my start with pc based production, and now I have a bunch of better emulators and a tb-03 & I hardly use 303 sounds now, go figure

reason has improved a shitload since I pirated it like 20 years ago tho

killhamster
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i've been shopping this around for feedback for a while but i think i'm done. i'm remixing a song to play as part of a set at my wedding reception & this is the tentative final version:

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/enjoy-the-silence-rmx/s-XCkdfnITaeH?si=e2e61b2a69b94f9488644a87b197ade9

Woolwich Bagnet posted:

speaking of making stuff you like, here's a i guess trace? song

i think this is p much my first fully synth thing

https://soundcloud.com/poltzart/move-it

chopping up voice is fun

what'd you use to chop the vocals up?

killhamster
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Woolwich Bagnet posted:

did it in reaper. it's easier if you render the part you want to cut up first. then you can just drag it so it's how long you want it. attacks work best since they make a good chopped up sound with their variation, or you can use a fast volume envelope. then copy it however many times, take the last one and shorten the end of it more, rinse and repeat. putting a bit of a gap before them amplifies the effect even more. i used a separate track so that it didn't have so much reverb on it

if you dig that sound and dont have any, look for "trance gate" plugins or FX, or something like stutter edit. they can vastly simplify the process for you. e.g. i'll take a step sequencer and use it to trigger a gate in a pattern and just let it run, no having to edit things meticulously

killhamster
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our cat will sit next to my wife and listen while sheís practicing piano unless sheís playing Beethoven or Mozart, he really hates them

killhamster
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we did Christmas early because weíre not going to be home for it, so I got these guys today. now i gotta figure out how to sync them with my daw

killhamster
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the left one is the po-12. they came in a set with cases and little tiny cables but I gotta go get some batteries. figure theseíll be great for sketching out ideas while traveling and poo poo like that

killhamster
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Achmed Jones posted:

what's the one on the left? i have tonic, office, and street fighter

pocket operators own. my fav of the three is tonic i think bc it's easiest to use. i've never been able to really get a good track going with office even though i love the sounds it has

i never bothered with them or gave them a chance since they look like weird toys but i've been fiddling with them all day and these things are fun

killhamster
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Achmed Jones posted:

got the new trs->midi cable and it works. holy poo poo this little synth just got way more fun

once i get my office set up (see cjs) it's gonna be so rad

welcome to acid knob twiddling, youíll find a way to include it in everything whether it belongs there or not

killhamster
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i plugged my tb-03 back into the computer for the first time in months and a goa happened

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/rbm-we-are-not-alone-extended

killhamster
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all my friends in shanghai are in serious lockdown & can't meet up to jam, so they've been trading loops back and forth and building on them, then sent the lot to me to sequence and mix. i've done a couple versions of this but this is the one i like the most

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/shanghai-delta-currently-untitled-rbm-vip/s-EZmA0k9Njsf

Jonny 290 posted:

only piece of music software i've ever actually paid for. love it.

this is the way i feel about reason because i'm a loving weirdo

Jonny 290 posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3dRS_8yu1I

This is kickstarter as gently caress and i cannot hate on it in any way shape or form

idk i'd take that lucite dan armstrong guitar over this

killhamster
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the electronic music thread there died long ago and that was the only one i liked to post in/read. idk if there's another one like it now

killhamster
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hey yospos I finished an entire albumís worth of material and finally released it

https://open.spotify.com/album/6NmTUDOdmeW7hH0XGlLKpa

killhamster
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NonzeroCircle posted:

The Black Box HG2 distortion is a monster on basses

i have it on my master bus to fatten things up a bit and it is so good

killhamster
Apr 15, 2004

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Achmed Jones posted:



sup td3 friend


Pollyanna posted:



humble lil bundle

what up acid buds

killhamster
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i don't think i shared it here yet, but i did a weird atmospheric D&B thing with buds from back in shanghai. folks are super locked down so we just traded loops back and forth over the internet with a BPM and key, then i did the arrangement and mixing

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/shanghai-delta-flute-soup-rbm-vip

also can someone please explain to me the appeal of the OP-1? i just don't get these things

killhamster
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been working on some remixes of a track & got a bug up my rear end to make a metal version. i think it's done but i wanna get more ears on it and make sure there's nothign weird or bad about it before i put it on real streaming services

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/satanic-panic-metal-ver/s-QKiJk5iBGRl

killhamster
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c music s: doing a mixdown for a friend who remixed me, bringing out all the subtleties and hints of things that maybe weren't even intended

i really fuckin wish htis was my job :smith:

killhamster
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this is it. listen to jonny. it's all about the context of your music and where it would be played and how it would fit into a larger set. take music you like and study it, break it apart, keep reference tracks on hand.

also this is a good rear end track

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Woolwich Bagnet posted:

that's cool as hell. I suck at making stuff like that but love listening to it.

this popped in to my head this morning so this is where I'm at with it now, though there's still a lot of work to be done on it:

https://soundcloud.com/poltzart/slow-dance-song-wip/s-bUzKdhwx6qa

idk I guess it's like a slow dance song or something? whatever

this is also really cool

i feel like a guitar playing little stabs with the snares would fit right in, or something like that. idk, sometimes when i listen to other folks' WIP i get ideas. it's how i used to work with a buddy when we'd team up for music, just trading control back and forth as we heard stuff the other hadn't

killhamster
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in the past couple of weeks i knocked out some remixes of a track i did with a buddy and an old track i was never going to properly finish to make a little single, including the one i posted here earlier

https://open.spotify.com/album/0DdV4eHPZB8A6arLkm7x0A?si=g4eQdf3xTnW4_ETyzOYSUw

i'm also fiddlign with my default setup to incorporate this shadow hills compressor plugin in got and i like it. still tweaking it but it does as well or better than the multiband comp i had in place before

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killhamster
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Woolwich Bagnet posted:

i played around with some guitar thanks to this suggestion and found something i really like. comes in around the 35 s mark. also drastically upped the fullness of it and did some other stuff here and there

still not close to done tho

https://soundcloud.com/poltzart/slow-dance-song-wip2/s-ieGoWGatl4O

ah you went in a diff direction than i was thinking, i heard something kinda like in this song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGHLTuDe1GA

but what are you using for guitar there?

Woolwich Bagnet posted:

this is cool and good

:sickos:

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