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by MH (virusdude)
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License: Artistic License 2.0
LMMS Version: 0.4.8
Submitted: 2010-12-01 22:45:57
Updated: 2011-04-17 13:40:49
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Rating:    56
Name: Personal Project.mmpz Download

For a school project. Already turned in. Tips would still be appreciated.

Hmm constructive criticism?

Ok well I'll just focus on one thing that I think is very important to learn when you're producing electronic music whether that be with LMMS or any DAW program--mixing. Mixing is really what separates the good from the great. And I'm not going to pretend like I have it all figured out, but here are some helpful tips to help you start mixing better in your music.

1. Use the FX Mixer. Basically you route your tracks to channels on the Mixer. You do this by opening the track's detailed view (click its name) and dragging the big green number above the FX CHNL to anything other than zero. For instance if you route it to 4, it will send all its sound to channel 4 in the FX Mixer. You'll now see that channel light up when that track is played. Then you can adjust the channel 4 slider in the FX Mixer to control its volume. I usually put my bassdrum in 1, clap/snare in 2, and hihats in 3, then go from there with my instruments. But that's up to you.

2. Watch the FX Mixer as you're creating and make sure nothing is going into the red. If it is, this means it is clipping, which causes nasty distortion. If this is happening, pull down your sliders and just turn up your computer speakers to compensate for the loss in volume.

Those are really the two big things you will find very helpful to balancing the sound in your tracks. Try it out and let me know if you have questions!
Posted by: Zakarra on 2010-12-01 23:06:51
That's obnoxious, it didn't include any of my line breaks! Sorry for that intimidating block of text, it's really not as bad as it looks!Posted by: Zakarra on 2010-12-01 23:07:24
Thanks, ill give it a try when i get a chance. Its the end of the tri and my teachers are dumping on me with a bunch of crap. :/Posted by: virusdude on 2010-12-01 23:39:09
Same here :P It sucks.Posted by: Zakarra on 2010-12-02 01:10:31
Haha, it's better than my music.;)
Yes, mixing works pretty well, but you're repeating too much. More instruments and more variations of beats, would be nice.Posted by: Yure16 on 2010-12-02 01:14:46
not bad accuallyPosted by: cacowad on 2010-12-05 23:42:24
also ur "he's a pirate song is excellent"Posted by: cacowad on 2010-12-06 00:17:37
i would make the first beep longer.Posted by: cacowad on 2010-12-06 00:20:04
I cant figure out how to link my tracks to the mixer channels. If you could explain further thatd be great.

And thanks every one else for your thoughts.
Posted by: virusdude on 2010-12-07 16:42:14
on ur intrument plugin window. there should be a green number at the top. click and move ur mouse up to change the number.Posted by: cacowad on 2010-12-08 01:39:45
c the new post i made . to show u what i did. u should see the fx mixer with bars going up. check out the instrument for the beeps and see what channel it's on. also that bassdrum03 is on channel 1Posted by: cacowad on 2010-12-08 01:45:05
Wow i feel dumb... i finally figured it out today, its so simple. Thanks.Posted by: virusdude on 2010-12-12 20:07:00
no probPosted by: cacowad on 2010-12-26 23:35:07
I would put in more melody and less percussion.

I personally never put in percussion unless it is a steady beat with no complexity, but it's completely up to you there.Posted by: jimmydean886 on 2011-04-19 22:36:14