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Hey fellas, Recently, I've been trying to figure out how to have a hard-hitting Kick Drum that also since well with a solid...

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DontaBlack 3 hours ago
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So, The Weeknd has come out again to prove himself as most likely the most interesting pop artist to come out in the last 15...

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miscend 10 hours ago
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How many of you guys use drum loops in your productions? If you do, do you buy loop cds, use software, etc. I always thought...

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atma 15 hours ago
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When I try to use the ASR-X to record a midi part or control a drum vst, the midi has a few problems. If I'm controlling a VST,...

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arnoux 15 hours ago
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Does anyone know what synth/preset was used for the pad in this song, and what was done to it to get it to sound like that? Or...

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alteredchords 15 hours ago
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for some specific sounds from the Bay Area rap productions from 90s I search this synth' sound used...

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mporz 1 day ago
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How does Wizard Lee get the reverb on these songs to be so big but not distract you from the vocal? I've rolled off the lows and...

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skitzothebeast 1 day ago
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Hi I know there are already threads regarding a similar problem but I think it’s a bit different then the other topics....

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Faru12 1 day ago
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I just ordered my first beat tag and am excited to use it. Which parts of the song should I put it on to avoid piracy? How many...

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ANR2011 2 days ago
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Yo! I'm in the market for a new machine. I currently have the Maschine Studio but I feel it lacking in terms of creating drum...

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tdot 2 days ago
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Interested in what others are doing, tried Opto mode as another engineer at the studio I work at swears by it, but definitely...

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e-are 2 days ago
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is abletons workflow that much better in terms of beatmaking? i have at least 4 or 5 friends that made the jump from logic to...

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wuliwong 2 days ago
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hi I'm trying to re-create a 90's style studio but i like to work with the digital equipment too. The computer is more for...

Olskool Bwoy
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Olskool Bwoy 2 days ago
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Hello everyone ! I am a new home studio engineer and I am facing a problem. It has now been about three months I am mixing...

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RockvilleAudio 2 days ago
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I recently picked up an MPC 2000 classic and it is a lot of fun. I haven't gotten around to A/B testing it, but it seems to...

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subdo 2 days ago
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Alright Guys! Byron Slipper here , AKA Andy Pickering. I thought this might be of some interest to some people here. Mainly...

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andypick68 2 days ago
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Hey, was listening to outkast aquemini the other day... something I pull out occasionally, and for the first time I noticed the...

Edward Shnapper
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kmmcmill 2 days ago
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Well.. I need a microphone that's going to give me that classic sound like 80's - 90's like the Vintage U-87. I know most rappers...

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kmmcmill 2 days ago
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Anyone ever used more than one delay on a vocal at once? For example, a slap delay with a 1/4 or 1/8 note delay at the same time.

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kmmcmill 2 days ago
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Hey everybody! Just a quick question. I'm having trouble getting the sound that I want from the the Nuemann tlm 103. I've had the...

Jay Evan
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kmmcmill 2 days ago
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Hi Everyone, So I've been on the search for the microphone that'll suit my needs on this forum but I just can't seem to find...

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statixx 3 days ago
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HI guys, so ive been experimenting with my mixes and noticed that mixing at low volumes really does help with making sure...

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atma 3 days ago
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Hi Guys, I've got a Tons of Libraries but with Sounds it's like with money. You can never have enough ;) Here are the...

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BezowinZ 3 days ago
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Im trying to create my own sample loops like frank dukes, cubeatz, etc. I know they probably use analog gear to achieve that...

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chris carter 3 days ago
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I spend most of my time with lndustrial, Acid and Goa trance genres as well as weird modular stuff... but I'm an old time 90's...

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Tvanbaden 3 days ago
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deecyde 5 days ago
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i recently lost a load of sessions due to my external hd dying on me. i had 3 beats on there that i wanted to keep and...

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Mister Karloff 5 days ago
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I make trap music. I got sub - Yamaha HS10 or HS8, I forget, but the sub frequencies suck. My room is treated with panels, bass...

808 District
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maxedwards77 6 days ago
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This question is more for those who produce modern hip hop. I am trying to learn different strategies for mixing drums. My...

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elgee 6 days ago
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Everytime I open up the Mpc software in fl studio it says: “ the plugin has closed”. How do I use the Mpc and/or Mpc software...

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ice909 6 days ago
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Hello, I was recently requested to do this effect on some vocals. And they are very catchy and I would like to know how this is...

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azrael kennedy 1 week ago
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Hey gearslutz fam! I'm trying to find out how to mix this vocal effect. It starts at 1:49 on this Big Sean record...

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Mixedbykanalboi 1 week ago
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DAH 1 week ago
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Looking to get into hip hop production. I was thinking a keyboard w/built in drumpad would be a good starter but I am open to...

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tdot 1 week ago
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So i had a Yamaha motif back in the day and sampling on that thing was amazing, so full and rich as well as depth and clarity(was...

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tdot 1 week ago
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Hi. I need help with a decision. I'm hoping you all can provide that help: I am looking at investing in some new...

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Eudon 1 week ago
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frans 1 week ago
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how do you make dynamic mix with that? I can automate the vocal and effects but it still doesn't feel dynamic enough for me cause...

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BrokenSilenceEnt 1 week ago
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I have an old Technics turntable from the 80s. It's just a standard consumer level one, worth about $100-$200 now. It works...

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PHG 1 week ago
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TrustGear 1 week ago
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RICKY SITO 1 week ago
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How do they mix trippie redd's vocal delay so intelligibly without clouding the mix. Automation can't be the only answer because...

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atma 1 week ago
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i feel a little weird asking this as i've been making beats for 13 years now lol. Anyways.. in the context of sending beats to...

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CJ Mastering 1 week ago
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I know a lot of you guys go out and find records at local vinyl stores but those that have to prowl the net for them.. Post...

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reggiesears 1 week ago
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Any recommendations on drum sample packs for making modern rap ala Post Malone?

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bino_5150 1 week ago
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Quality wise for an Bedroom with carpet 13 ft long, 11 ft wide, 7 ft height. A male Hip hop & R&B artist(mostly hip hop...

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Will The Weirdo 1 week ago
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I APOLIGIZE TO ANYONE WHO FEELS READING THIS THREAD MADE THEM STUPIDER if you have the time please take a moment to read what...

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Artcutech 2 weeks ago
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sotorious 2 weeks ago
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first of all I'd like to say I came across these boards yesterday and so far I'm loving them!! there is so much knowledge dropped...

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Methlab 2 weeks ago
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Let's try to keep politics out of this, haha. I'm scared to even mention Kanye right now, but what do you think of the way...

Lando Calrissian
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kangking 2 weeks ago


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