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Clean Break?

Postby deadbolt101 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:22 am

Hi Guys

I've been working on my break for the last week, got the pattern perfect and then started working on EQing and levels.
I've now run into a problem, I ended up with a messy sound. I don't know if there's too much high end or what but I'm having trouble splitting up the frequencies.

I'm using Reason 4, utilising the NN-XT to sample an amen break and a heavy metal break seperately and they play the same pattern together.
Should I get a cleaner break to start with or turn down the sustain on NN-XT? Or start from scratch one step at a time?
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Postby deadbolt101 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:04 am

http://www.zshare.net/download/781263096834663b/

theres an example reason file.

please respond
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Postby S2K08 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:57 pm

cant work with .rps dunno wtf that is, my advice is just keep on fuckin around, wurx for me
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Postby deadbolt101 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:02 pm

oh ye, its a reason 4 file.. guess i should find others who use reason.
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Postby xTxRxAxVxIxSx » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:05 pm

Probably turn down the sustain like you said.

I have no clue how NN-XT works, but if you can adjust the decay of each slice, that'd probably help too.

If it's a reaaaalllly dirty beat though, probably just find another. Is it isolated (just the drums) or is there guitar/bass/etc playing over the top of it?

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Postby deadbolt101 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:08 pm

xTxRxAxVxIxSx wrote:Probably turn down the sustain like you said.

I have no clue how NN-XT works, but if you can adjust the decay of each slice, that'd probably help too.

If it's a reaaaalllly dirty beat though, probably just find another. Is it isolated (just the drums) or is there guitar/bass/etc playing over the top of it?


it's an amen break, its clean enough i guess
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Postby xTxRxAxVxIxSx » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:55 pm

I thought you were talking about the heavy metal break being the problem.

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Postby deadbolt101 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:47 pm

xTxRxAxVxIxSx wrote:I thought you were talking about the heavy metal break being the problem.


The problem is when putting the breaks on top of each other it gets very messy. I've lined up the kick snares and hats/toms of both breaks.

I think i might have sorted it though.. I've played with the decay/sustain to shorten the hits. And i've layer a punchier kick and snare on top.
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Postby Ecchi-chan » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:12 pm

Whoa, why are you putting breaks on top of each other?

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Postby deadbolt101 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:03 pm

Ecchi-chan wrote:Whoa, why are you putting breaks on top of each other?


um, for the hell of it..
im using the amen for the high end and the metal break for the cymbals and toms.. should i not do that?
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Postby xTxRxAxVxIxSx » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:40 pm

No, you totally should layer breaks.

Definitely gives a denser sound, but like you're having trouble with, the trick is getting everything EQ'ed and compressed correctly so it sounds good.

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Postby deadbolt101 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:13 pm

^ What he said ^

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