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Compressor vs Volume

It's important to remember that a compressor does not make a sound louder, it reduces dynamic range. By bringing down the peak values, you give yourself more headroom to bring up the overall signal ...
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Linux music production workflow without a low-latency kernel

Forum suitability: sure, this concerns music production much more than music playing, so it would seem more appropriate here. Generic kernel will make dropouts ("xruns") more likely even when using ...
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Ableton Mastering: Is It Recommended That I Use Maximizers/Limiters Before Everything Else?

No, that doesn't make much sense. The point of a maximiser/limiter is to exploit the 0dBFS range as thoroughly as possible, but 0dBFS is only a meaningful range at the very end of the mastering ...
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What EQ's have an octave notch?

Assuming we're thinking about the same thing, it's not octaves, it's harmonics. The difference being that harmonics are doubles of the original harmonic, meaning for example the first overtone of ...
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Actual Audio Standards in the Industry

Real Life delivery formats 44.1/48 kHz @ 16/24 bits Files formats Specification of the Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) - EBU RF64: An Extended File Format for Audio - EBU Standard Mixing Levels for ...
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How to use two computers simultaneously for production (CPU sharing)

Vienna Ensemble Pro Take a look at Vienna Ensemble Pro (VEP, VEPro). There is a Master/Slave feature that let you process VST instruments (and ordinary VST effects) on other computers (and you can ...
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Should I start mixing my first ever produced track?

Let me start by saying mixing is an art by itself. If you're passionate about making music and producing it end-to-end you should learn how to mix, on the other hand, if you're passionate about ...
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Tips for Mastering my Track in Ableton Live

Ah the loudness war... Some of what you can do is in the mix... take out what you don't need. If you don't need above 400Hz in a pad, then cut below 400Hz on that pad. You might not hear a difference ...
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How is the mixing step separate from the parameter adjusting done during arrangement?

Dave's answer is correct, However, in the context of FL Studio and electronic music in general these steps are much more intermingled...for example, if a shuddering kick drum is an important element ...
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How is the mixing step separate from the parameter adjusting done during arrangement?

To sum up the 3 general steps you have listed (Lets use a rock band as an example) 1. Make Song (Record Initial Tracks): This is typically the stage where the audio is actually recorded and the ...
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Piano vibration recording

The only way to do this would be to use a vibration meter that records vibration spikes on a graph. This would be similar to the machines that detect earth quakes, volcano eruptions. If you mean ...
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sound design a scene where different radio programs playing at same time

Pan and EQ each differently. Then mix them all to provide a wash/bed. Then ride the levels so that they take turns "poking" out.
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Half tempo too slow?

Tempo can be an illusion. I suspect what is happening is that your loop sounds great at 191 (it was written that way) but at 96, different things stick out. Things that sounded good with speed might ...
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Studio Package vs Self-Assembled Studio

Headphones are not really optional for recording vocals, because you don't want the backing tracks to bleed into the vocal mic (usually). Also, you should look at some kind of acoustic treatment. The ...
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Logic Pro X: How to send input of bus1 to bus2?

They should be, if you try it this way: Route the snare sample into a Delay bus. Route the Delay bus into a Reverb bus, if that is how you wish to do it. In that case, unroute the Delay bus from the ...
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Tips for mixing BASS with other low instruments

It's okay to use two low frequency instruments if you want to, as long as they don't interfere with each other, and the levels are handled correctly. I'd try it first, and see how it sounds. Low ...
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Compressor vs Volume

I'm honestly not sure what you are asking here. Compression does not increase the "volume" of a signal, it decreases it. Compression makes a quiet portion of the sounds louder relative to a louder ...
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

The best way to learn what the pros do is listen carefully to all of your favorite albums. Not only does that tell you what the pros do, it tells you what you like to hear the pros do. There's pretty ...
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What synths and pads are those, and where to find?

The question of "what library do they come from" is nearly impossible to answer, since there are thousands of libraries out there and many of them overlap sonically. I can't tell you every detail ...
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Famous songs recorded and edited with Audacity?

Four Tet regularly uses Audacity and to answer Clark's question, familiarity with the software.
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Actual Audio Standards in the Industry

Regarding levels there is an article by Jeff Towne http://transom.org/2011/levels/ – excellent explanation of every aspect of this complicated area. It's not so easy to say "max DB standard".
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

One thing you can do is use the different instruments and sounds that you might want on each song, but master all of the songs with the same output settings and that unites the disparate sounds. So ...
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

I think you will find that there is no definitive answer to this question, but I'll throw in my 2 cents worth. First of all, you as an artist have some core decisions to make. What songs belong on the ...
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Should I keep the songs of the same album similar to each other?

Usually pros have a concept by album, each album corresponds to one "story" or one creative "period" of an artist/band. This is not only about music here but also about image and professional aim, (...
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Actual Audio Standards in the Industry

ATSC/85 is the US broadcast standard. They have a really well done and extensive PDF at ATSC.org
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Can I record in stereo using Scarlett 2i2 and Audition?

if you want to record what you hear in mac you can use Soundflower instead of doing it using your audio interface. here are some tutorial for that: from softonic from instructables if you need to ...
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Half tempo too slow?

A drop from 191 to 96 is quite drastic but a drop from 191 to 115 is also quite dramatic. Is there an absolute reason you want the interlude to be exactly half tempo? If not you should follow your ...
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Music Production with FL Studio

Your best shot is FL. Studio tutorials on youtube. I started with Fruity Loops about 8-9 years ago, and evolved ever since only with self-motivation, a handfull of bad projects, sharing techniques ...
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Compressor vs Volume

As a qualitative approach to this question, I think you should look at it from a limiting point of view if you're trying to avoid clipping. This will allow you to keep the raw signal uncompressed and ...
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