Joined: April 2003
||Posted: Jan. 21 2006, 15:46
With my latest album already on its way to completion, I'm willing to try a few things on it as far as production goes. That's what I wanted to talk about it, not in a specific way. For the record, I'm using Cool Edit Pro for the recordings, which isn't a huge professional program, but it suits my needs.
I decided that I want to avoid things like clipping and distortion as much as possible, so I'm being careful with the recording levels and such. Still, I have issues with excessively quiet music, and I intend on giving more body to the songs, understand? There's that odd, annoying beat in the middle of the song that's twice louder than everything else, even though you don't hear it. I considered using a bit of compression to boost the volume level without just pumping up the volume. In moderate dosages, can that do a whole lot of difference? Is there anything else that can be done in that aspect?
Also, what sorts of things can I achieve with EQ? Can I use it to "shape" the sounds of the instruments, or is it more useful to give more brightness to the recording?
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