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Coxy

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  1. Hi guys

    Me and a colleague of mine have invested in some space, treatment and gear to set up a dedicated mixing and mastering business.

    He's qualified audio engineer and has been building his studio outboard for a number of years whilst I've helped finance some other pieces of gear amongst other things.

    You can check us out at www.maroxaudio.co.uk and social links currently at twitter.com/maroxaudio and soundcloud.com/maroxaudio

    Point to note is we're happy to do a few mixes and masters for anyone here free of charge, don't worry if you feel your work is not "worth it" - we're both hungry for something to do at the moment as we work to build our reputation so any work we get even free is appreciated and we'd be happy to help you lift your tracks up a bit with some professional mixing/mastering touches.

    We specialist mostly in electronic as it's where we've had the majority of teachings and experience but should be able to help out with most genres.

    If you're interested then drop me a pm or email us at mastering@maroxaudio.co.uk

    Kind regards.

    Coxy


  2. It does sound good, indeed! Very spacious! Certainly does not sound "mono" as I think of it anywhere.

    Coxy, could you clarify what you mean by "produced the bulk of the song completely in mono"? Do you mean you started with all mono synth tracks panned to center and panned some things at the end toward left and right during mixdown? Did you add "ear candy" tracks as stereo ones to incorporate effects built-in to the VSTi? Are you using some stereo-spread technique on your mono tracks?

    Curious mind wants to know! :-)

    Terry

    Hello Terry,

    My terminology is probably wrong from a technical or traditional standpoint but what I mean is all tracks have been set to mono on samplitudes track mixer, dead center straight down the middle (right click pan button and move dial for stereo to the left or click MONO) this limits the synths stereo spread & width and L/R panning tricks which most synths and presets make heavy use of especially when you add the synths FX like delay etc.

    I produced the whole track like that, layering and such then at mixdown allowing some aspects to pan out and make more use of the stereo field, yes some M/S processing for some tracks but also some L/R ping pong delay (Ecox) as well as Veriverb with width set to 100%

    All the while keeping some tracks dead center.

    At mixdown, panning and stereo spread becomes creative rather than technical and allows a really nice contrast between dead center elements, stereo elements and dead center elements with stereo type effects (like the variverb with 100% width)


  3. Background:

    For the first time I produced the bulk of the song completely in mono, this for me was a revelation, absolutely. It made mixdown swift and easy, keeping the bulk of it mono and allowing stereo only on the focus elements, it also made adding effects and ear candy effortless and results sounded better with more clarity and less smearing.

    The track so far has taken me about 6 hours over 2 days.
    TO DO list:
    Minor adjustment of levels in break down
    Smooth out the outro so ends less abruptly.
    From now on I will only produce in mono and save stereo as a creative process at mixdown stage and beyond.
    Let me know what you think overall.
    Cheers

  4. Great work Coxy - it gave my Numann KH810 sub a nice workout smile.png Is it all done ITB?

    Thanks Kraznet,,

    Utilising KH120's here and love them so can't help feeling a bit of Neumann envy of you and your 810 SUB smile.png

    Yes all ITB, a couple of third party synths, Strobe 2 main lead and bases and Serum for initial build synths however ALL effects, compression, EQ, mixdown and mastering was done with Samplitudes internal stuff. Big favourites of mine are Variverb, Ecox and Tremelopan, with Am-track being an excellent utility/character compressor in heavy use on this track.


  5. I've been looking at wish lists for Samp releases since 6.1 was just a rumor....but why not, playing is free.

    -Modular, so people don't buy crap they don't want/will never use....

    -Workable EQ to match the outstanding compression and reverbs...

    -Cooperative hardware/software sharing with major league players such as UAD or Radar...

    Do you not like the EQ116?

    There's nothing musical about it but for neutral, surgical use I find it absolutely bang on.


  6. Here's a bold statement you won't hear everyday.

    When I was starting out creating and selling patch banks for early software synths - when soundbanks were very few and far between (only people doing Eletronica stuff was Vengeance sound back in the waldorf pulse/NI Pro-52/53 days) I 'self pirated' the soundbanks I had created which were selling on my site and posted them to sites & newsgroups - I linked back in the readmes and zips to my site and it helped me make a name for myself and sales actually increased for the soundbanks I didn't release "into the wild".

    Ultimately it was probably detrimental in the long run but it helped me build an online 'profile' as a patch designer at the time - I figured that if people thought I was good enough that my stuff was being pirated then the rest falls into place.

    BTW There's no message or statement in my post just thought it was a worthy contribution within a related thread.


  7. This worked by the way, thanks Kraznet.

    Whilst I am on this topic, anyway to keep the default view of when I open up the drum editor it can be "saved" at the top of the editor? My maps start at the very top so everytime I re-open drum editor on a new midi part I have to scroll quite a bit to the top.

    Seems trivial I know but it's the little things sometimes

    Cheers

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