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#3420 8 Simple Steps To A Quality Mix

Posted by BG Support on 24 November 2014 - 05:39 PM


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Posted by concretezebra on 22 April 2014 - 06:00 PM

Ok, man, where to start...So since probably 08 I started to take mixing pretty seriously and I get just a lil better every track but today I just had a MAJOR breakthrough and I KNOW it can help everybody out.  It is something that I have been going crazy trying to figure out for years.  Turns out I didn't know how to use a limiter lol...Now before ya'll laugh at me hear me out....I know how to use the threshold, the attack, release...I know how to set it so I get in between -10 and -6 rms taking me to commercial volume, but what I didnt know is how the fuck does a track like "Im Not a Star" with those clean 808s get a constant level of -6rms but when I try to get to that level my 808s always wind up distorting and farting...It has been driving me insane...Ive tried everything or so I thought.


You know how when you ask a question on some of those "other" forums to get "pro" advice and they treat you like a dick and say stuff like "Well read the fucking manual newb, Im not gonna spoon feed it to you"....well, you should probably take their advice cause this is how I figured this one out. I was looking for the output knob on my Fab Filter limiter and pulled up the help menu and went to the output level tab and what I found was the holy grail....The answer to ALL my prayers.


In a nutshell shell here is what I have learned...


When you use a limiter our natural instinct is to set the output level to 0.00 db because we want it to be LOUD and 0.00 is the loudest level.


What we don't know unless you goto audio school and really learn this stuff is that there are these nasty lil artifacts called inter-sample peaks. Basically what happens is that the limiting process causes our bounced audio to go ABOVE 0.00db during the bouncing process even though our everything sounds fine in the daw and the meters show NO CLIPPING. What I also found out is that it affect people who have basic interfaces and that bounce everything to mp3...pretty much all of us.


So the way you beat this is you set your output level to something like -0.50 that way you give the inter-sample peaks some head room to not distort.  Also if your limiter has a control for something called lookahead you are gonna wanna set turn that up to at least .1 ms. If your limiter has a function called oversampling then set that to its highest setting...most default settings have that turned off to optimize cpu usage...DO NOT SLACK ON YOUR MASTER LIMITER, save cpu somewhere else...


I promise you guys if you put this in your workflow your sound is going to sound very very polished instantly!



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#2391 I highly recommend Beat-Generals!

Posted by emmie on 15 June 2014 - 03:16 PM

Beat-Generals has helped me greatly to say the least! I'm a returning costumer and I have to say that this brand delivers great quality. My sound selection, knowledge of vst's and mixing skills improved dramatically within a short period. Overall, I'm happy to say Beat-Generals has elevated my sound to a higher level, and with my limited knowledge about music theory I've been able to grasp song-structure, melody, keys, scales, and chords. Homie definitely knows his stuff, just watch the tutorials and see for yourself. I highly recommend Beat-Generals!

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#2824 Confidence!!!!

Posted by ronnieg909 on 31 July 2014 - 08:14 PM

I signed up for this website about 2 months ago. I have always struggled as a rapper to get someone to make the right beats that I prefer. Thanks to Beat Generals I have now cut out the middle man!!! When I started making beats they sounded like shit. Really bad Haha!!!! I have learned soo much and am looking forward to learning many new things. The last time my family came to my house I showed them some of the stuff I made and they were literally blown away!!! I just want to say thanks for all the knowledge you have provided!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!! It takes time,dedication and skill to do what we do, but if we are persistent we can accomplish anything!!!!!!

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#4873 My Collaberated Beat with Super French Producer CashMoneyAP

Posted by Cory Orlando Music on 21 December 2015 - 02:38 PM





So I got the Chance to Collaberate with CashmoneyAP He has Placements with Lil Durk, Lil Bibby, Migos, SD (GBE) Cheif Keef, Rae Strummerd, G Herbo, ect Tell me what yall think

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#3793 Selling Beats .... Tracked Out Files ? What are they exactly ?

Posted by pmax1987 on 02 February 2015 - 02:29 AM

Could you do sometime a tutorial for this (Like an example how you d send an artist a tracked out beat ? So I understand I bassicaly don't do nothing just compose and arrange my beat and then I lower all sounds the same so it does not clip.And then export all split mixer track option.When I put down all levels of my instruments in the mixer so it does not clip how much - db should I put all instruments? So what you are saying tracked out files are the original sounds,WITH NO PARAMETRIC EQ on them,with no compressors,with no reverb,delay(just if it is vital for the track) ?

If you can make a tutorial video would love it :) :P

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#2715 Thank You

Posted by The Classicmakers on 19 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

This site is amazing it has helped me grow as a producer duo amd also help with the quality of my music. All of the things this site gives far as tutorials, beat reviews and also opportunities really makes the profession become a reality

Thanks Beat Generals
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Posted by concretezebra on 22 April 2014 - 06:18 PM

I just looked at Maximus and Fruity Limiter and they both have all the controls that Fab Filter has...Lookahead is just called Ahead on both of them...Output is called Ceiling...and Maximus has an option to turn on Oversampling! So you guys that are strictly in FL Studio can totally use this method and get super loud masters without going into pro tools....awesome!

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#1461 A Full Mixing Tutorial....

Posted by BG Support on 08 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

Sure we can do this, will add it to one of the tutorials as an extra chapter.

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#3939 Need help with Mixing & Mastering...

Posted by concretezebra on 22 February 2015 - 05:15 PM

I just found this and its really good. And its also funny


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#3500 8 Simple Steps To A Quality Mix

Posted by concretezebra on 13 December 2014 - 06:01 AM

Dude, I've been "mixing" since I had a four track lol...But this shit here, dude this shit heeeerrrrrre was probably one of the most helpful lil documents out of all the ones I've come across. I've watched at least 100 mixing tutorials, I've read and own a couple books on the subject, I have paid to have songs mixed just so I could sit in on the session and learn from the engineer. Having done all that I already had very decent mixes...But there is just something about the linear fashion in which you laid the process out in this chart that just sits well in my mind. My artists immediately noticed the differences in the quality of sound. This was like the last peice of the puzzle in my journey. You guys have a gift for conveying seemingly complex audio concepts in a simple and direct manner. I think it's because this community is one of mostly computer based musicians, everyone including you guys seem to see music in a linear fashion, it isn't some crazy deep spiritual experience that only those who have been touched by god's rhythm stick or been given the gift of golden ears can participate in. It's like you all figured out anyone with a decent imagination can make music and you don't have a problem with that lol. So yeah dude it helped, way better than a video...I have a screen shot of it on my phone so when I goto the studio I can refrence on the low ;)

Now...about that Icona Pop lead....
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#3694 Last Video

Posted by aWEIL on 13 January 2015 - 08:46 PM

you all killed it. the whole chord progression explanation throughout really helped me a lot. I would love to keep seeing more of those tutorials where you really explain the progression you used from the bottom up. 

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