Message from Envian in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #art-creation

2018-11-17 02:42:47 UTC  

Listen to smooth by T I D E #np on #SoundCloud

2018-11-17 02:44:24 UTC  

I forgot how simple writing pop/indie music can be...

2018-11-17 02:52:11 UTC  

The bass doesn't cut through with the highs or mids, so it can sound kinda lacking on a cheap phone speaker. It's actually not a real bass either, pitch shifted guitar 😶

2018-12-08 02:07:33 UTC  

Haven’t had a chance to listen yet, but one trick I use when I make basses like that is to apply a multiband compressor to it so that I can apply certain affects such as distortion to the mids and highs without it killing the low end of the bass. This also allows me to keep the stereo width of the bass at 0 while also being able to add width to the mids/highs. If you use ableton I actually made a rack for it that you can just drop into the audio affect rack @Deleted User

2018-12-08 06:40:19 UTC  

oops, just seeing this now

2018-12-08 06:40:59 UTC  

I do use Ableton yeah, not super learned on multiband compression

2018-12-08 06:41:52 UTC  

Can't you achieve something similar to what you're describing by method of splitting your lows and highs into different tracks?

2018-12-08 06:44:55 UTC  

Cause isn't multiband compression basically just being able to control compression amount across different frequencies(bands)?

2018-12-08 06:45:21 UTC  

Just like, a signal chain simplifier?

2018-12-08 06:51:02 UTC  

And I've got a real Bass coming for Christmas 😀
Can't wait to record

2018-12-08 06:54:45 UTC

2018-12-08 07:25:09 UTC  

Also in ableton, There's a few stock plugins that can be used to similar effect, like the overdrive, it has a built in frequency envelope.

2018-12-08 07:58:26 UTC  

Ableton has a multiband compressor that splits the frequencies up into the lows/mids/highs on one track and then allows you to add your affects to each frequency range which would reduce the need for multiple tracks with multiple affects on each track which just helps with cpu and also gives you better control over the frequency range of each category (lows mids and highs) without having to basically make three separate midi/audio tracks and then group them together to apply affects over all three. Basically it’s like splitting them into the three tracks and then grouping all tree together to give you the ability to add certain affects to the entire sound but with the control of keeping the bass in mono. You could do it manually, but why go through the trouble when you can just throw on the multiband compressor and be done with it. There are many other uses for multiband compression that you can use at that point as well but I don’t tend to use it for much more than that myself except for when I’m doing sound design.

2018-12-08 07:58:56 UTC  

I’ll upload the ableton rack I made so you can use it if you want

2018-12-08 08:00:11 UTC

2018-12-08 08:02:29 UTC  

right, awesome

2018-12-08 08:21:30 UTC  

here are the main 3 songs Ive got right now.

2018-12-08 08:30:21 UTC  

make that 4 actually

2018-12-08 08:31:18 UTC  

I started this one like 5 years ago though and im still not really too happy with it

2018-12-08 08:31:33 UTC  

I'll give these a proper listen tomorrow on my monitors

2018-12-08 08:31:56 UTC  


2018-12-08 20:38:50 UTC  

dude, the percussion on all of these is great

2018-12-08 21:52:31 UTC  

Thanks 😃 Most of my music background comes from playing rhythm/lead guitar growing up

2018-12-08 21:54:22 UTC  

So I don’t know where the drum stuff came from. Just a natural thing I guess lol

2018-12-08 21:57:33 UTC  

I get pretty autistic with the drums though. I like to layer foley sounds over the drum hits to add texture. Most of my snare drums have recordings of bacon cooking in a pan layered over them for instance lol

2018-12-08 22:03:32 UTC  


2018-12-12 01:04:02 UTC  

Does anybody paint?

2018-12-12 01:04:23 UTC  

lil bit

2018-12-14 06:52:14 UTC  

sounds a bit better now 😃

2018-12-14 20:36:29 UTC  

I’m just getting into drawing and painting I’m surprising myself. Long way to go of course

2018-12-16 14:20:11 UTC  

Looks exactly like your dog @William Russell

2018-12-16 14:20:16 UTC  

Goofy face and all

2018-12-16 14:30:30 UTC  

Haha thank u

2018-12-18 00:00:18 UTC

2018-12-18 00:00:30 UTC  

Found a free sculpting app

2018-12-18 00:01:17 UTC  

cheaper practice than buying clay