Pro Sound And Vocal Editing

Monday, July 16, 2012

Native Instruments Massive Review & Download Free Demo

Making music can be real joy if you know what tool you should use. Native Instruments Massive is one of the best vst plug ins in market that will provide you help with your drums and bass patterns.

Native Instruments Massive have a lot of very useful and interesting features. In this post I`ll show you what you will get if you buy a Massive.

First let`s check out how Massive looks like

You must admit that Massive look really nice, powerful and professional. A lot of "buttons" gives you a feeling you are working with real mixer, and that`s really motivating, at least for me :).

There are eight main features and tools :

  • Macro Control
  • Sound Synthesis
  • The Filter Section 
  • The Effects 
  • Flexible Routing 
  • Modulation Sources
  • Change of framework
  • The Library 

Macro Control 

If yours knowledge about sound is poor then this is great tool for you. Which Massive Macro Control feature you can edit any sound directly and very fast without any knowledge about sound structure. Native Instruments are already mapped and pre-configured all of sound`s most important parameters. 

For example if you mess around with No Bass feature, you can turn off bass very easy and quick. 

The Filter Section 

Massive Filter Section contains several filter effects like : 
  • Daft & Acid 
  • All pass 
  • Comb Filter
  • Two Low-pass and Hi-pass
  •  Band-pass and brand-reject 
  • Double Notch & Scream 
Each of these filters can be used to get a different sound types. For example Scream can be used to produce warm, dirty sound etc. This feature can be used to control rhythmically accurate punches and accent.

Flexible Routing

The simple structure of Massive conforms to subtractive synthesis paradigm, making it very easy to understand. You can put two insert effects at different places with the signal flow. In other words you can filter a sound and feed it back to filter`s input. This effect will provide you very great feel of dynamic and lively result. 



Friday, July 13, 2012

Top Ways To Get T-Pain Effect For Free

T-pain effect is really great and very popular effect in music industry today. Many famous RNB, Hip Hop artists use T-Pain effect to make their vocals sounds very cool and sexy. I personally do not like using T-Pain effect because it is just not my style. I prefer some hard core old school Hip Hop. And because I know a lot of getting T-Pain effect I want to teach you, because you like it and you want to use it.

What is the "T-pain" effect?

T-Pain effect is just vocal pitch and octave editing, nothing more or less.

How To Get T-Pain Effect ?

Getting T-Pain effect is not so easy but it is not so hard also. You need some sound editing software like Adobe Audition or Cool Edit Pro and some vst plug ins like Auto-tune or GSnap Vst Plug in.

I already wrote about getting T-Pain effect in another posts so all you have to do is check these posts :

  1. How To Get T-Pain effect With Auto-tune VST Plug in, or
  2. How To Get T-Pain Effect With Gsnap GVST Plug in

Thursday, July 12, 2012

How To Mix Vocal 2012 FL Studio

Some of my blog readers were asking me how to mix vocal using FL Studio. What effect to use, what are the "right" settings for each FL Studio effect. Well before I continue writing this tutorial I must tell you that there is not  "right" settings for some effect. Most of music producers will not agree with me but that`s my opinion and I`m going to tell why. Almost every human, or at least every music artist have a different type of voice, different style and different vocal performance ability. That`s why you can not apply same settings for everyone. But, in this tutorial I will tried to help you much as I can to achieve your goal "decent vocal mix". And one more thing before we do anything, you must know that this is quick tutorial for those in some kind of rush. I`ll do some much more advanced tutorial soon so be sure to subscribe to my blog and receive all new vocal mixing tutorials on your e-mail address. Okay.

How to mix vocal in Fl Studio?

Let`s get started. 

First we are going to do chorus. 

  1. Add Fruity Limiter (change it this compression section) 
  2. Add Fruity Parametric EQ
Now we are going to do some editing. Let`s get started with Fruity Limiter

Check out the screenshot below and set exact the same settings :

Fruity Limiter

Now we are going to move to the Fruity Parametric EQ, set the exact same settings like I did in the screenshot below : 

Fruity Parametric EQ

Okay guys this was how to mix your vocals in fl studio tutorial and you must admit that this is one very quick tutorial, just two effects. You can add some delay and echo later if you like. 

Please let me know if these settings works for you, feel free to comment and share. Peace 

What Is Music Production

Music in these modern times is more producing and "make up" then a real talent. Because there is a lot of hi-tech equipment (hardware and software) out there that makes average voice quality into "rock star".

Almost every person in the world listen to music. But many of them did not ask them self how music is made?

In this short post I will try to explain you how music is made, what is music production etc.

First I am going to write about what you need to made music, to produce it. There is quick list :

  1. Personal Computer/PC
  2. Music Making Software (Cool Edit, Adobe Audition, Cubase, ...)
  3. Microphone
  4. Headphones/Speakers 
  5. Audio Mixer 
That`s all you need to made your own music. All need to do next is record you vocals over beat and let producer to make you voice magic. But how he does that? What is music production??

Music production is a process of finalizing song. What music producer really do is, he place your vocals at the right spot on "timeline" of the instrumental/beat and then just apply some nice effects that will help you so sound like "opera diva" (just kidding).

After all this is done your song is ready to for publicity. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Step 1

In a new Ableton session, create a new channel by dragging and dropping a Kontakt VSTi with 8 audio outs (or however many outs you need) into a empty mixer slot.

Step 2

In Kontakt, click on the empty rack space to create a number of empty instruments. If you are using Kontakt 4 or later, click the presets/batch configuration and open the batch functions. Under batch functions, select “clear the output section and create one individual channel for each loaded instrument”.
This will auto-route audio from each instrument to its own unique output, providing you the opportunity to add external effects to each individual channel.

Step 3

Drag and drop an External Instrument from the Live Device Browser into an empty mixer slot. In your external instrument, make your MIDI routing target the Kontakt channel. In the second drop-down menu, route your MIDI further inside Kontakt to your first instrument input.

Step 4

Clone your External Instrument to create one for each of your Kontakt instruments. Be sure to change the MIDI routings to instruments 2–8 (or however many instruments you have in the instance of Kontakt). In addition, route the audio from each Kontakt instrument to the appropriate Live External Instrument.