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by jast
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Here comes the inevitable (Abuse Of Power prefight)
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Here comes the inevitable (Abuse Of Power prefight)

Who knows. My guess is the next three titles will be different and it will be your job to tie all of them into a single storyline.
by jast
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 576
Views: 89432

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Totally forgot about that! I've not spent a €25 voucher on anything useful several times already.
by jast
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 576
Views: 89432

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Native Instruments have started their yearly deal where you get 50% off all updates and upgrades on KOMPLETE, and also 50% off most other updates (e.g. Kontakt, Guitar Rig, Massive, ...). If you want to get started with NI's KOMPLETE, you can get the "Select" edition at normal price ($/€ 199) and up...
by jast
Wed May 19, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Free Plug ins
Replies: 400
Views: 110058

Re: Free Plug ins

Free for a limited time (you get it now – you keep it forever): iZotope's Ozone 9 Elements: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/downloads/ozone_elementsv9.html (there's also, once again, a heavily discounted bundle including all of the Elements products and a few others – you'll never want to pay th...
by jast
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Pimps and thieves run free in (A Long Plastic Hallway prefight)

I tried an experiment I'd had in mind for a long time: trying to make the vocal part of the rhythm rather than the melody. To make that work, you have to be very, very good with rhythm and timing, and also need to inject enough energy into the vocal so that it sounds interesting even without a melo...
by jast
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Why/How you should double tracks rather than make a copy and pan.
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Re: Why/How you should double tracks rather than make a copy and pan.

Well, personally I experimented with rebalancing the two tracks and up to about 10 dB difference didn't help with making the sound location more balanced.
In any case with the comb filters you don't get any of these issues, and you have perfect mono compatibility, too...
by jast
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Why/How you should double tracks rather than make a copy and pan.
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Re: Why/How you should double tracks rather than make a copy and pan.

Both perceptions are due to the Haas/precedence effect. And personally I think that if it sounds like all of the guitar is coming from the left (for example), that's kind of sucky... in that case, for the most part, you might as well put the guitar in one channel only and be done with it.
by jast
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Why/How you should double tracks rather than make a copy and pan.
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Re: Why/How you should double tracks rather than make a copy and pan.

I looked at this topic in depth when I wrote my own VST plugin for stereo widening. If you want it to sound like two takes, nothing beats recording two takes, period. In my opinion, panning the same signal hard left and right and delaying one side by X ms is the worst option out of all, because the ...
by jast
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The government bail out won't (Break the Bank reviews)
Replies: 30
Views: 1366

Re: The government bail out won't (Break the Bank reviews)

The general rule for reverb is: add in reverb until you think it sounds good, then turn it down a little bit.
by jast
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 79
Views: 10267

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Does this require multiple accounts for multiple artists (free version)? Nope, it looks like you can add as many artists as you like in a single account. Your account is for a single writer/author/producer (real name for credits and copyright purposes) but there's a strict separation of writers and...
by jast
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 79
Views: 10267

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Found another "pretty much free" service... Songtradr ! It's originally a (sync) licensing service (and they still do that, automatically doing sync licensing for you, and you get a 60% cut or 80% with a Pro subscription) but they expanded into distribution. Their cut: 10% (0% if you subscribe, star...
by jast
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 79
Views: 10267

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

By the way, something I didn't realize until now is that DistroKid will delete your releases if you stop paying. There's a separate charge to keep a release up no matter what ($29 per release). In other words, if you release very few things, DK can actually end up being more expensive in the long ru...
by jast
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Buying my first set of Monitors, need recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: Buying my first set of Monitors, need recommendations

If you can't do a test, then as I said, any of the popular monitors in the price range will do. I like the JBLs (though keep in mind I have the older models) because they sound detailed and "nice" - to me at least. I didn't really get the chance to test a wide range of speakers, either, but I did li...
by jast
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 79
Views: 10267

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

They didn't send me anything new after the 40% deal, but that link seems to be working still even though they claimed that it would expire after 48 hours.
by jast
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 79
Views: 10267

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

... still didn't act on it and now they sent me another mail with a 40% discount.
by jast
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 79
Views: 10267

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Side note: yesterday I tried DistroKid's signup process out of interest and stopped before actually picking a plan. Today I got an automated email for a 35% discount (valid 48h) for the first year. Might be useful to know if you ever want to sign up there.
by jast
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 576
Views: 89432

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

The vocal tuning features of Nectar are extremely basic (even in the advanced version), I'm kind of undecided about the other features but I usually prefer processing the vocals myself. Personally I don't think Nectar is worth the money. That said, Ozone is pretty darn good (though not exactly a nec...
by jast
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You can only avoid (Potential Consequences reviews)
Replies: 53
Views: 2037

Re: You can only avoid (Potential Consequences reviews)

Thanks for reviewing. I really get stuck on mixing, probably because (1) I do it on headphones and then get discouraged when I play it on anything else and (2) there's so much about mixing and mastering that I don't understand. I have no idea what to focus on once I have my tracks down. I only some...
by jast
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Buying my first set of Monitors, need recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: Buying my first set of Monitors, need recommendations

I have a pair of JBL LSR305 - discontinued, the successor seems to be the 305P MkII, currently ~$120 each. I like their sound (unlike, say, KRK RokIt which I can't stand) and in terms of detail they are clearly superior to everything I ever had before. Like all speakers this size, the low end doesn'...
by jast
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: From Grey to Gandalf (The White Morph reviews)
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: From Grey to Gandalf (The White Morph reviews)

Idk why the high end over-bothers me in my music, it always happens and I need to remember to pay attention to it. After writing and tracking instruments each fight, I usually only have a day or less to mix, and I find myself messing up on the things I thought I finally had figured out. I think thi...
by jast
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: From Grey to Gandalf (The White Morph reviews)
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: From Grey to Gandalf (The White Morph reviews)

I haven't reviewed in a while. I listened in randomized order, but the reviews are ordered alphabetically. I wrote these while listening and didn't spend that much time on them. I may have missed some details. Sorry not sorry! Brother Baker : In one word: convincing! The vocals don't always quite fl...
by jast
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Come on, Pa! Tell me about those (Better Days Reviews)
Replies: 102
Views: 3378

Re: Come on, Pa! Tell me about those (Better Days Reviews)

Duncan wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:00 pm
Can I ask what G&G is?
Guy/gal & guitar.