Thursday, July 17, 2014

Quote on Parallel Processing when making beats...

saw this in an article on beatport and copied out what i thought was really good info.  dusky was talking about his top 5 tips for production.  the last one was especially interesting to me:

Parallel processing

Utilizing effects and dynamic processing by way of sends to bus channels is the way forward. Once you understand the concept and learn to balance the levels appropriately, it will add depth and subtlety to your mixes that can't be achieved with a channel insert. The only way to get good at this is to practice, but here are a couple of key parallel processing techniques we use to get you started.

Reverbs: This works for any instrument, including bass (not putting reverb on bass is a myth). Send the signal to a bus with a reverb insert set fully wet, match the pre-delay time to your tempo, use parametric EQ on the reverb to get rid of any unnecessary frequencies (normally 1000 Hz – 4000 Hz and a low cut), side-chain it with compression if you want it to "pump," then set the level.

Compression: Works especially well on drums if you want to add subtle "punch." As before, send your drum signals to a bus, add compression with a high ratio, fast knee, very slow attack, and very short release. Then bring down the threshold until you start lose a bit of volume. Add an EQ with a bit of low cut, boost around 100 Hz, and a high frequency shelf with a low Q setting around 12000 Hz. Set the level to add the necessary required punch

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

what i do for work

i work at turner studios in the creative services department.  i work on turner sports properties about 99% of the time.. i love it.  one of our bigger projects is the nba on tnt.

our most recent look has involved compositing within time lapse HDR photography.  i recently cut an edit of some of the highlights of some of the shots and comps.  thought i would post it because i'm pretty proud of all the work.  if you're an nba fan perhaps you've seen some of this stuff air.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

new from the "beats on a plane" series

two new beats on soundcloud from the "beats on a plane" series.  one is a dedication to paloma...

Monday, February 24, 2014

2 bets on the World Series 2014

our homegirl Erin went to vegas.. while she was there i had her put a few bets in for me.. 2014 world series winners one on the braves and one on the sox.. not that i need any additional motivation.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Paloma's First Beat

here's paloma's first beat. she was in the lab while the beat was being made and her voice is on the track... she wasn't in the best mood but i felt like it would be cool to have her voice on there either way... documenting this period of time.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

some beat from the other night

used a sample that came from a cowboy bebop thing, added (what i think was a) cool reverse reverb effect and tried to do a somewhat minimal amount with the drums.  i know it's easy to get carried away with your drum sounds and to always want them to be "bangin'" so on this one i tried to make the drums a little more on the understated side.