Tutorial collection thread

MaraschinoMusic

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okay, i found another thing which i started looong time ago on NS, but i collected all those help, tricks and hints out of this thread and put it into a pdf file ...

here we go: http://www.cellarroom.de/tmp/collected_ ... tricks.pdf

hope this also helps a little ...
Very useful thread, and great collection of tips Waywyn. I remember starting a similar collection of "what sounds good doubling what" ideas, but I can't remember what happened to it...

I like the sound of doubling a flugelhorn with a flute, or a flute with a muted trumpet (Harmon). I am now going to search for my list... :)
 

MaraschinoMusic

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Piano and whistling(top range of piano)
That sounds interesting :)

I have used 'whistling' to carry the melody on the intros to a couple of songs in the past, but being unable to produce a sonically pleasing whistle myself, I have used a 'whistling' patch on a synth. I think I can recall a DX7 patch called "Whistling Soldiers" - very good for renditions of Colonel Bogey...

I know a guy in London who is a fantastic whistler, perhaps I should approach him with a view to producing a whistling sample library 8)
 

TheUnfinished

Senior Member
Some really useful links and tips in this thread, thanks to all.

I find the greatest difficulty in finding 'space' for the instruments in a mix, and avoiding that sort of central muddiness. I apply Eq and panning as best I can but still feel I come up short. However, I shall take a very forensic appraoch to a recent mix with the advice I've read and see what the outcome is!

Maybe if I post an A/B comparsion when I'm done, that might be an interesting experiment*?

Cheers,
Matt

*Unless, of course, I either hate the new version or can hear very little difference!
 
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Waywyn

Waywyn

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Okay, just a little update. I moved my tutorial stuff and all the hints and articles to my Tumblr blog.

To be honest my website went overkill with all portfolio, tutorials and videos thrown together. Since my website is now a clean and simply portfolio, find all the other hopefully helpful and inspiring stuff here:

http://alexpfeffer.tumblr.com/


Besides that, here is a new nanoflick :)

 
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maraskandi

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Great diffusion vid, the guy clearly loves his stuff, an entertaining watch.

btw, an old classic and perhaps most of you know about it already, Principles of Orchestration by Rimsky Korsakov, lots of ideas for different orchestral tricks/arranging, it's heavy stuff if used as bedtime reading, but otherwise useful for ideas harvesting:

http://www.archive.org/download/princip ... 00rims.pdf
 

Beat Kaufmann

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Hello all
I hope I'm doing nothing wrong when I publish here the link of my new
"MASTERING-TUTORIAL" myself.
Even if it is more for classical music you will be able to use all the steps for each style of music. The tutorial shall show that "mastering" not only means "as loud as possible".

Edit
Unfortunately, I had to delete the link, because the tutorial on "Mastering" is now significantly expanded and integrated in the tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra".
Unfortunately, it is no longer "for free" ...


In the tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra" - besides the theory and practical examples - many tasks have to be solved. The solutions are shown in great detail so that you can learn from the solutions as well. At the same time it leads step by step through the mixing process. But you pay the price of just a private lesson or as much as a cheap plugin would cost ...

Nevertheless, there are still many useful tips "for making music with samples" and to audio topics on my website, which of course are "for free". You're welcome!


Neb


Beat
 
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Waywyn

Waywyn

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Sorry for the confusion, but due to some technical and design issues, I completely moved my blog over at a self hosted Wordpress website:

I would be glad if you chime over to:
http://blog.alexpfeffer.net

Let me also know if something seems quirky or weird and not working. Happy for suggestions!
 

Ned Bouhalassa

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Your blog is really excellent, Alex! Keep going with the good balance of tips, music, and general fun info (TED). Super positive, man! And congrats on your music getting more and more out there, being heard by more and more people - you deserve it.
 
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Waywyn

Waywyn

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Hey Ned,

thanks so much for your kind words! Comments like yours really give enough energy to keep it going! :)
 
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Waywyn

Waywyn

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Here is one more tutorial dealing with the new velocity features in Cubase. Pretty basic stuff but could easily drown due to all the trees hiding the wood! :)[/url]

http://youtu.be/8DU_Vwp3zzU

 
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