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by smalternative; Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:34 pm
I'm wondering how this guys get so clean sounds...
For example, here Saxxo's music (it's Nicky Romero & Nilson project)
http://www.beatport.com/track/sudoku-or ... ix/1652133
And all the hihats, claps, basses, plucks are so CLEAN, I tried to cut the low freq on every channel, and put little reverb on it but if i EQ'ed for example hats - to have it clean as i want, it sounds like without mid frequencies if you know what i mean...
Then if I put reverb on it, it sounds very "metallic"
I also use Waves S1 Stutter for stereo imaging but it doesn't work
Maybe it's contribution by using delay or UAD2 plugins ? Because these guys use it a lot if u saw the videos ?
Thanks for the advices as well, and sorry for my english guys !
by TIMT; Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:10 am
so put simply,there's not alot of energy in the centre channel other than low frequencies.though sometimes they do opt to spread the low mids out the centre.that could be seen as cleaner but i personally myself think it sounds piss weak horses for courses
Get something like ozone and have a play with the multiband stereo imager.it should do what you're after.if not set it up yourself with a short delay on a pre-send.if you need it multiband grab the rs-met crossover or de la mancha's "threesome" for less phase smear at the crossover (namely because threesome uses inversion rather than a crossover to split frequencies)
by smalternative; Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:21 pm
If i listen to Saxxo's and Nicky's, Hardwell's track's the sub sounds like it's playing also in stereo area, but i read that all low frequency have to be mixed in mono ;O so ?
by Sendy; Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:26 pm
by kenobi77; Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:12 am
Part of the reason is that all the sounds, except the FX and bass line, are very short, so they take up very little space in the track.
So shorten your percussive sounds, for samples move the end points back, and even moving the start position forward (thinking claps in particular) on your sampler can achieve this, or gating them. Similar the main synth pluck is very short so that would be achieved via the synth amp envelope or gate.
I find compression particularly with standard DAW plugins or other 'neutural' compressors can make a sound more upfront and tighter with less dicernable low end.
I've found the above helps me to get part of the way there, I hope you find it useful to.
For clarity in general, and this has been reflected on earlier in the thread, exciters/saturators can make us perceive sounds as clearer (even though the opposite has occurred), so I'm sure they are at play on this track.