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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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#510 This site is awesome!!!!!

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#1952 HOW TO MAKE THAT BISH SLAPPPPPPPP

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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#747 More tutorials on Mixing and Mastering

Posted by BG Support on 15 January 2014 - 07:54 PM

Got those coming, studying new techniques now we'll be sharing soon!


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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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#2451 WorkFlow in Fl studio

Posted by olivia500 on 24 June 2014 - 11:18 AM

The best way to get better at making beats is just to make more beats. If you want to set a goal of 1-2 beats a day that fine as long as you make a habit of finishing those beats. Alot of times as producers will have a whole hard drive of half finished beats. Which no matter what will still happen to you but the more beats you complete the more beats you have to push.

 

Another thing you can do to make the beat making process more fun and not so routine is to write down 20 differnt artist names. These can be your favorite artist or just differnt artist in varying genres.Then each day randomly pick 1-2 names and try to make a beat that if you had the opportunity you would submit to them. This will not only help with building a catalog but help you widen your style of beats.  

 

You can also use a site like http://www.acapellas4u.co.uk/ (or anytling similar) and download acapellas of some of your favorite artist and practice making beats around vocals. This will help you get better at making actual songs vs. just beats. Because after you make the beat for the acapella then you can change the arrangement of the song decide where you should add drops, etc.. This will help you become more of a producer. 


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#1371 Testimonial Submission

Posted by BG Support on 02 March 2014 - 04:33 PM

Wassup y'all?

 

We're in the process of adding a testimonial section to the site, I know some of you guys have been with us for a while so wanted to offer this to you guys as well.

 

Basically just need your opinion on the site (How long you've been a member? Have you seen a change in your music due to the tutorials? Would you recommend the site to other producers? The quality of the content we provide? Any other comments you want to add.), send this to AKing@BeatGenerals.com with a picture of you as well as a link to you (Twitter, Soundcloud, Soundclick, Facebook, etc), these will both be displayed on the site so will be extra traffic free promotion for you and your music as well.

 

If we end up using yours we will offer you a free Premium VIP kit of your choice or a month of free service if you have the kits.

 

 

Thanks


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#937 Beat generals you guys..

Posted by sonowayne on 29 January 2014 - 03:41 AM

swear to god.! i really dont know if its only a single person behind this site or a an amzing team alright ..

BG alongsides your tutorials you are just so TALENTED .!!

honour learning from BG xD

 


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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

https://soundcloud.c...p-x-coryorlando

 

 

 

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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#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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#2774 Arranging sounds in a beat

Posted by concretezebra on 25 July 2014 - 05:50 AM

You have to fill up the frequency spectrum...the easiest way to do it, and this is just one of MANY methods, is to just put something in each octave...bass in c2, chords in c3, lead in c4, melody in c5 etc
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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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#1955 HOW TO MAKE THAT BISH SLAPPPPPPPP

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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#3636 Much Love BG

Posted by djsnipp on 07 January 2015 - 03:18 AM

I won't have gotten this far in music without your help. You taught me almost everything I know in Flstudio and in music. Although am still building on my skills, but I must say thanks at this point. Keep up the good work!
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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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#2883 auxiliary send channels in mixer

Posted by sltdot on 07 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

I don't use FL, but it's all the same, basically you use send channels to send effects to multiple sounds or groups without having to duplicate the fx for every sound you want affected.

Example:
U want ur keys, strings and vocal sample to have some reverb with the same parameters.
You can set up a send channel with the reverb on it and then feed the audio from ur keys, strings and sample to pass through that send channel which will then pickup the reverb effect on it's a way out. In other other words the send channel is ur output channel.

Or say u want all ur drum sounds to have some slight compression.
You can set up a send channel with compression and then since you want all the drum sounds to be affected by the compression. You can send te while drum group to pass through that send channel with compression

Hope that helps a bit, I remember a couple years back being confused when I first started but once you catch the drift it's easy stuff
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