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Sticky: The OFFICIAL "Please Check Out My Mix/ Music" Thread This thread is for showing your mixes, asking for advice on a mix, etc. Do Not Start a Thread...TonyBelmont (
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8 hours ago
By T Stylez
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Sticky: The Wu Tang and Timbaland Studios - TonyBelmont As some of you may know... for the last 15+ years, I have worked very closely with a lot of...TonyBelmont (
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27th March 2016
By DozerMayne
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Sticky: Why Dynamic Mics Like the SM7 Can Be A BAD Choice After seeing threads about "Who's your favorite producer" and "Best Beats of 2013". I've decided to...TonyBelmont (
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1 week ago
By T_R_S
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Best 808/909 samples? anybody have a suggestion/opinion on the best quality 808/909 samples? i'm looking for unprocessed...sasha222 (
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1 week ago
By Miao
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dbx 160 x & 160xt what is the difference between these 2 units. is it the sound or are there tech differences? thanx...halfguard (
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3 weeks ago
By NewAllianceEast!
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best reverb plugin hands down uhhhhhhhhh.... what is it. Not crazy about the waves.irthwirm (
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13 hours ago
By danoc
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Free Morcheeba Beat Treats Hello Fellow Gearslutz, Here's the full pack of Kicks, Snares and Hats: ...Paul_G (
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5 days ago
By b0se
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What was your first Drum Machine? Mine was an RX-7, I had to sell it for 150.00 to a pawn shop so I could buy groceries back when I...illynoise (
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3 weeks ago
By Jesse Skeens
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Illegal Samples "but my mixtape is free" Copyright Cases (free downloads) 50 Cent Sample Clearance Case 50 Cent sued for allegedly...drethe5th (
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3 weeks ago
By classictunz
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J dilla "swing" on his beats I subscribe to a j dilla playlist on spotify and man his music has a beautiful amazing swing.. I...mpcsauce (
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1 week ago
By Mister Karloff
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annoying unbalanced/balanced question relating to patchbays, sorry people! ok (deep breath), will try to make this semi over asked question as to the point as possible to...SEED78

3 weeks ago
By 3rd Degree
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Looking for good distortion on vocals Hi all, I'm working on a track where I'd like there to be some gritty distortion on the vocals. ...MaxHupertz

3 weeks ago
By drethe5th
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how to create a dancehall kick? Hi everyone... does any one know how to create a dancehall kick from scratch aside of sampling it...k.g. 1 Attachment(s)

1 week ago
By mars
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are there rules defining the expression of tempo in BPM? I was poking around the web and saw an article in the guardian about hit songs. The Article linked...ozoftheelements

2 weeks ago
By ninjagaijin
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HipHop forum - What have you done to Ken Lewis and other pros that used to come here? ^^Oh that's why ... My sentiments exactly! Just a word to the wise to keep this forum...2toxic (
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1 week ago
By Gorilla Texas
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Why are the kicks in acoustic drum sample collections so wimpy? Okay, he's my beef. For over a couple years now, I've been looking for an acoustic drum sample...Remedial (
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2 weeks ago
By Noltac
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Gliding 808s (Maschine related) 8A2Rtmpmdbw @ 3:03 he begins to talk about his technique for achieving an 808 with...TYPHY

1 week ago
By CallThatReverend
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What's your vocal plug-in chain? I'm using Pro Tools 9 and just looking to mess around with other chains... I don't really stick to...T.Moore

1 day ago
By Eddsta
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Question yet to have a best answer.

How does Bryson Tiller get such a crisp, in your face vocal sound? I'm fairly new to recording so I'm just trying to get as much information as possible before I...seeress

4 weeks ago
By IkennaFuNkEn
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Trying to get my Head Around ''Double Time'' Sup ya'll I'm coming across more and more sample packs (with supplementary MIDI files) using...JC Biffro

5 days ago
By EspeeTraxxx
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Best for Hip-Hop Production: MPC Touch vs Maschine MK2 vs Ableton Push 2 Hi, My name is Tomas, and im from Argentina. It has been like 3 years since i was considering to...Tomas ECK (
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1 week ago
By classictunz
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50 cent Animal Ambition mastering is Superb NOW THIS IS WHAT IM TALKING BOUT. It makes all other rap albums sound like ****. Best mastered rap...HonaCostello (
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2 weeks ago
By calculuscat
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Mixing headphones Any idea on some really good semi/open-back mixing headphones? I have a o2dac+amp combo so driving...q4q (
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1 week ago
By cjadams
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Gearslutz - Nominate your favorite microphone for recording Rap vocals under $300 Nomination stage When it comes music & audio there is never a ‘one-piece-of-gear-fits-all'...The Press Desk (
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1 week ago
By diogo_c
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Sidechain compression in FL Studio? Does anyone try to do side chain compression in FL with a say Bass and Kick? I have waves c1 comp...skiroy

3 weeks ago
By Zacc95
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How good are the professional mix engineers? This question is pretty complex, I understand, so I'll lay out in detail exactly what i'm trying to...J.D Weir (
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2 weeks ago
By Ricey
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How/Why is mixing on Audio-Technica ATH-M50x good? I've been having a pair of these headphones for a two years and every time when I mix with them in...Silverfoxx

3 weeks ago
By PettyCash
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Was Sampling Illegal? Was sampling ever illegal? I know about the Biz Markie lawsuit and how people like Aaron Fuchs have...boombapdame (
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3 weeks ago
By drethe5th
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Is there any footage of Dr. Dre making a beat? I tried looking on YouTube for videos on Dr.Dre making a beat but nothing but bunk vids showed up....Malt Liquor Bum 1 Attachment(s)

4 weeks ago
By deuc647
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Signal from Output. Peace, I am asking in this thread, has anyone bought and used the software Signal and Rev from...danoc

1 week ago
By Fleer
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Question yet to have a best answer.

How to get 808 sounding like illmind? It sounds like its gliding up or something i dont know what it is anybody could tell me what this...OogyG

2 weeks ago
By PRPS
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Mpc software as a daw??? I recently purchased a mpc studio and I am very new to this.I'm trying to learn all I can and want...Downtime_1 (
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8 hours ago
By nickknack
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Ken Lewis 10 Minute Drill Have you guys tried the Ken Lewis 10 min drill? Worth the money to improve your skills. Didn't know...sopre

4 days ago
By Jack P
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Would you rather be a versatile producer or just sampling only producer? In general to get in the game and for yourself personally would you: 1. Be a versatile producer...sopre (
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3 weeks ago
By drethe5th
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Question yet to have a best answer.

Best Way To Tune this singer I'm am mixing this singer, when I try to Autotune it, to tighten up the meldoy, I can really here...Lesley10 1 Attachment(s)

2 weeks ago
By Lesley10
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Question yet to have a best answer.

Errr... So, what's happening with this new Maxwell song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nJkGH80suo Did they throw heavy reverb and a low pass filter...sfilipee

2 weeks ago
By sfilipee
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Cubase Effect-Order ? (Insert, SendFX, Group..) Hello guys, do you know, what the effect order in cubase 5 is? For example: If i put into...gangs_08

3 weeks ago
By xerix
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Who sells an 808 pack where each 808 is LABELED with the PITCH of it? still haven't found a good answer: Who has a big pack of 808's for sale WITH THE PITCH labeled of...ddeez

2 days ago
By RyanC
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Reason 9 any problems for offline producers? Greetings, has anyone had problems with Reason 9 using their offline computer? They seem to not...danoc (
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1 hour ago
By Smack Dammit
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Roland SP-303, SP-404, SP-808 samplers. These samplers seem to have a cult following of users, from Madlib, Dibiase, Ras G and Flying...Tha Knoq

3 weeks ago
By jpeg
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The new age of rap (2016) KICK N BASS What's going on all! Let me get straight to the point. Rap production and mixing has changed...CosGod

6 days ago
By DefJeff
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Question yet to have a best answer.

Any Plugins that slice a sample like an MPC? I'm trying to find a software alternative to using my MPC. I'm looking to be able to take a sample...MarcLeb9

3 weeks ago
By MattmaN
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How to create this keyboard sound? (Noah 40 Shebib) Hey guys, maybe we can bond our creative minds and come close to a sound i'm trying to figure out...DzudemE 1 Attachment(s)

3 weeks ago
By Gophat
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How can I make my tracks LOUDER!!! When comparing to mainstream tracks, my tracks just aren't as loud. I always gotta turn up the...808 District

1 week ago
By Newo
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How to mix 808s and low frequencies I produce a lot of hip hop music and was wondering how do you know if an 808 bass drum is mixed...varun213

2 weeks ago
By AfroHerbalist
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Freebie: My Analog Processed Kick-Snare Sample Pack It's been a minute since I've posted to GS because of my busy career and all (no complaints). Just...TheDawg

8 hours ago
By djalks
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Question yet to have a best answer.

Massive Attack - Mezzanine - Effects used Ok Guys, I've recently started reading Roey Izhaki's 'Mixing Audio...' and listened to Mezzanine...Zacc95

3 weeks ago
By Lumbergh
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Programming Hi Hats Hi, I've looked on Google regarding the topic of programming realistic drum tracks as this is...mjohnson52

4 days ago
By fwet
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maschine standalone vs plugin i've been running maschine as a plugin with logic pro x. am i cheating myself here on maschines...unorthodoxx1

3 days ago
By Gear Geek
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FL Studio vs Ableton Workflow I know that it is all about the person using it but I wanted to know which DAW everyone thinks has...chandelierbeats

9 hours ago
By PettyCash
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Notching vocals with EQ First let me thank you in advance for your information, if anyone replys. I have a question...Ave. 1 Attachment(s)

1 week ago
By Karloff70
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Confused on a mixing or mastering Technique.... so lately i been mixing some of my songs and i just cant get the vocals to sound right.... or sound...D40Oz

3 weeks ago
By Godson
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Autotune Vs. Melodyne I'm thinking about buying Melodyne over Autotune. I know that Autotune is the industry standard,...Ebusch08

1 week ago
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