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Is there a thing to "cover electronic songs"?

(Hm, started my answer while this post was still in the Music-community ...) I understand that you look for a kind of recipe or guideline to reproduce songs like this. When you go through the themes I ...
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Filter to make music sound like it's being played in a mall?

Generally, you want to conceptualize this based on the reality of the situation you are trying to re-create. Firstly, shopping malls usually have crappy speakers, so imagine your sound being played ...
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Is there a thing to "cover electronic songs"?

I wouldn't call doing this a "cover". Perhaps a "recreation". I don't think you'd be able to release it as your own; if it was truly a 99% match, it would probably be considered ...
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Conflict bass / leads

What you describe sounds like Buss/Master/Group Compression gone wrong. This effect sometimes appears when you have a compressor set to affect both the bass and the lead (via any of the Buss/Master/...
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Removing ground hum safely

Only use balanced audio connections between several devices with their own power supply and grounding. If you are using decent equipment, chances are that they already have balanced line input/...
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Is Music School worth it?

While i agree with Tetsujin I'd like to take the chance and maybe help you. Let me first point out a couple of things: I'm self taught and I believe I'm very good at it. You are 22 years old. I ...
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How can I recreate Grant's signature sound using a vocoder on a synthesizer?

For me it sounds like he's applying FL Studio's Vocodex plugin. Although I'm not a specialist using this I know that you can do some insane stuff with it utilizing a "carry"-layer and a sound-layer so ...
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Mixing advice - let me know your opinion

Firstly, align your mixing environment to a technical level using pink noise and a sound pressure level meter. There are various articles on how to do this .... for example. Secondly, listen to lots ...
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How to make this duck-sounding synth?

That sound is not very complex...and certainly achievable. When emulating any synth sound, it will be a lot of trial and error tweaking. But here are some obvious facts for a starting point. The ...
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Make a PureData Sine Wave Synth that is audible from C0 - G10

Most people can't actually hear a pure 16.35Hz signal it is quite literally sub-sonic, also the lowest note on a piano is A0 at 27.50Hz which as a pure sine wave is also likely to be inaudible. What ...
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Is a Music Business bachelors and a Recording Arts bachelors degree going to get me anywhere in Sound Design?

This is very subjective, no degree is better or valuable than the other; it all depends on you and what you feel can meet your goal. If you're interested in sound design and more technical, then ...
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Electronics noises

Requests to find off-site resources, locating or naming a particular sound are often relevant only to the original asker & rarely useful to future readers. They are also an unsearchable resource. ...
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How to create a big room techno kick

Well, the first reading when you make a kick rumble is to just add some reverb to the low end of the kick.. now the tricky part is that there are so many ways to do it and so many outcomes in the end. ...
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How to get good at Music Production?

I doubt any two people do it the same way, but ultimately it comes down to practise, practise & more practise. Remember the old adage, that it takes 10,000 hours to become expert at something. [...
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How do I recreate this detuned synth?

I already made a pluck sound in Serum some time ago that is similar to this. To recreate something more like your sound I modified my existing pluck like this: When using these waveshapes you might ...
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What is this effect called?

As Schizomorph said, that's a filter eq sweep. It is a common trick on equalizer simply add a filter and move it in time. That gives a virtual "movement" to your sound due to human psychoacoustic ...
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What is this effect called?

That's a filter sweep. More specifically, a resonant low pass filter sweep. It sounds like the drums are grouped in a track and the LPF is applied to the group.
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Mixing advice - let me know your opinion

Make use of EQ to individualize each layer and to ensure no frequency masking takes place. Utilize reverb to bring some space to the overall mix. As far as levels, use your judgement to figure out how ...
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Mixing advice - let me know your opinion

My first impression (maybe because I like 90's tracks better): The first part sounds too compact. The second part is better but the lead track kills both the bass and the kick drum. I think you ...
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Conflict bass / leads

You might need to filter some of the hi-mids out of your bass...it really depends what kind of bass it is (sub-bass, mid-bass, etc). Also, make sure you're EQ-ing your lead layers. If you have the ...
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How to mix all sound to make it become complete song?

Whilst you've said you've just started to become an EDM artist, the nature of your question seems to suggest that you're at the stage before that; you'd like to make EDM, but don't know where to begin....
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Deceleration effect

The descending texture (one of several layers I hear at 1:00) sounds vaguely like a stutter effect with a decreasing playback rate. The source audio matters a lot when working with stutter effects, ...
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How to create trance/electro basslines?

You can also add a transient to each bass note that doesn't occur with the kick. Utilise a transient from a percussion instrument, or synthesise/construct your own. 808 style pitch sweeps can sound ...
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How to create trance/electro basslines?

You could also make this with wavetable synthesis (adding to what Hexa says). With synths like Serum since you can specify the waveshapes and how to change between them in a very direct manner you ...
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How to create trance/electro basslines?

Usually those crunchy, dirty basses used in Electro or Dubstep are made using FM Synthesis (Frequency Modulation). It also might be Additive Synthesis of some saw waves with a lot of effects, but FM ...
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How can I make this Bassline like Boris Brejcha

I think you should start with a saw wave. Then you have to modulate a low pass filter over it. Possibly with LFO or through manual automation. Then you need EQ and a distortion VST after the filter. ...
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What do you call someone who programs software for producing, reproducing or processing audio?

I would recommend a dual major between your current major and computer science. Computer science is going to be the main degree behind developing software as it involves how to break down a problem ...
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