Topic: The Podium Music Lounge

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  • #924

    Podianer
    Participant

    To all Podium users and those, who consider to become a part of this community:

    This thread is dedicated to your work. Please feel free to post any of your songs that were made with Podium. We can use this thread to help each other with mixes or just to let others hear our music.

    It would be great if you could also write some details about your songs, such as the effects/synths used, et cetera. I hope this thread will soon be filled with some life! 🙂

    #7488

    Podianer
    Participant

    I’ll make the start. I posted this song in a different thread, but here is the place where it belongs.

    http://www.hello-from-hell.com/audio/canyouhearme.mp3

    This song is a rock ballad written in my band. During production in Podium I tried three different drum libraries, but ended up with Toontrack’s ezDrummer, because of its flexibility and superb sound. The drum lines are programmed by our drummer. To record a whole drumset needs a ton of equipment I don’t have. ezDrummer makes it “ez” 🙂 .

    All vocal recordings were made with Line 6′ Toneport UX 2 and a Shure SM57. The clean guitars were recorded clean and then sent through Freeamp2 and a preset I tweaked a little bit. The bass guitar was recorded through my Toneport and a bass-amp preset.

    There is a delay on the vocals that I like very much. I use it in almost every song. It is Voxengo’s TempoDelay. This plugin is versatile and easy to use. And it is FREE! Most tracks use zEQ and/or Hydratone. I often use Hydratone to make tracks sound alive and to correct phase coherence. The only reverbs I used here are Classic Reverb on the bass drum and snare and SIR convolution on the drums group. In the master chain, I used PSP’s Vintagewarmer, Spectralive (from Crysonic) and MPL 1-Pro (Khjaerhus).

    I must admit that I am glad to have recently bought some monitors (not the most expensive, but still good!), because having only multimedia speakers on your mixing desk doesn’t really help mixing. You allways get the wrong idea of what your song sounds like. It may sound good on your speakers, but when listening to your song on another sound system can evoke some shock moments 😉 This investment, to me, seems more important than a bunch of eq plugins.

    That’s it.

    Please let me know what you think!
    (some users answered in the other post, I know 🙂 )

    #7497

    darcyb62
    Participant

    Adding this song from a previous post…

    http://users.accesscomm.ca/toft/TOFT-Renos.mp3

    Done in Podium (of course).

    Drums are Jamstix split to 8 tracks. each track runs through zEq and blockfish, then all are comibed and routed through Ambience.

    I use a couple of guitars here, a Takamine accoustic and a Dean Sarasota for the electric parts. Both guitars are tuned to open d (it kind of evolved into something that could’ve been done in standard tuning but playing in open d was kind of fun).

    The Takamine was recorded through the piezo and blended back in with a mic’d component and then a little Ambience.

    Electric was recorded through a Korg AX3000G. I also record a clean sound direct in through a splitter that I usually keep to re-amp but never did it this time.

    Bass was direct.

    From hear I bounced the master and moved everything over to Tracktion so I could use final mix for the final tweaking. I just bought a couple of Voxengo products so in the future I may just drop the Traction Final Mix step.

    I have this song up on garageband right now and I’m getting slammed a bit for not having much of a melody in the song. I say melody schmelody, if I wanted a strong melody in the song I would’ve put one in but that’s not what I was going for. C’est la vie. Like Podianer, this is a hobby for me and helps keep me sane.

    Cheers…

    Darcy

    #7974

    Podianer
    Participant

    This is a short blues that was the first I’ve learned on guitar years ago. Since then I never had it recorded, so here it is..

    Drums are Toontrack’s ezDrummer driven by Jamstix. The guitar sound is from Line 6′ Pod 2.0 (2006) and played via a Fender Squier. The Bass is my Yamaha Bass. There are only few plugins used here.. Mostly zEq, Voxengo Analog Flux, SpectraQ and MPL 1 – Pro.

    It is just a simple 12 bar blues repeated 4 times.. Hope somebody will like it 😉

    Blues

    #7975

    darcyb62
    Participant

    Hey man…

    Kind of like it… A lot of people slam the Line6 products but I think you’ve got a pretty good bluesy sound coming from it.

    How do you like the ezDrummer and Jamstix combination? How do you split channels on drums?

    By the way, speaking of bluesy stuff I saw the Stones for the 1st on Sunday. Man, was that a show. Bought some tickets at the last moment and ended up about about 15 feet from the extended stage. Some good bluesy stuff there.

    #7976

    Podianer
    Participant

    Hey man…

    Kind of like it…

    Thank you!! 🙂

    A lot of people slam the Line6 products

    Really? I thought of Line6’s PODs as somekind of a revolution in guitar recording some years ago. I am a little biased, as I owned and still own a lot Line 6 stuff.. Flextone HD, Line 6 Cab, PODxt, PODxt Live, POD 2.0 (heard here) and Toneport UX2.

    How do you like the ezDrummer and Jamstix combination?

    I really like them in combination. But Jamstix in 8th shuffe mode on a simple 8th rock rhythm and there you go.. Really easy to use. The fills sound amazingly realistic with ezDrummer. The sound here is different to what I mix ezDrummer elsewhere. I only treated the stereo signal here and didn’t do anything to the single parts of the Drumset.

    How do you split channels on drums?

    I simply activate 7 stereo outputs inside Jamstix and load ezDrummer inside Jamstix. The specific routing can be done in ezDrummers mixer view. Very easy and versatile imo.

    By the way, speaking of bluesy stuff I saw the Stones for the 1st on Sunday. Man, was that a show. Bought some tickets at the last moment and ended up about about 15 feet from the extended stage. Some good bluesy stuff there.

    Cool! Although they seem to be as old as stones themselves, they still rock!! 🙂

    #7977

    darcyb62
    Participant

    @podianer wrote:

    Really? I thought of Line6’s PODs as somekind of a revolution in guitar recording some years ago. I am a little biased, as I owned and still own a lot Line 6 stuff.. Flextone HD, Line 6 Cab, PODxt, PODxt Live, POD 2.0 (heard here) and Toneport UX2.

    I don’t quite understand it either as if you hadn’t told me it was done on a POD I would never have known. There are a lot of tone snobs out there, but at the end of the day, if you use a product well it doesn’t really matter.

    #8020

    duncanparsons
    Participant

    Say What?

    A funky little # using only items from the KVR developer challlenge 2006..
    Anna provided the SynthClav
    Grizzly the Drums (through EQ22)
    Squelch Bass from MiniVyn
    Pad from TripleCheese
    Piano from Balthor thru EQ22 and Fire
    First Synth Solo (Left Ear) by Tweakbench Ritual
    Second Synth Solo (Right Ear) by Rave’N’Bass
    All pushed thru’ MASBCompressor and PushTec for extra excitement.

    It’s also in the monthly competition, so no vocals were harmed during the production of this track

    🙂

    DSP

    #8032

    xis23
    Participant

    @darcyb62 wrote:

    Adding this song from a previous post…

    http://users.accesscomm.ca/toft/TOFT-Renos.mp3

    Done in Podium (of course).

    real nice guitar tone, i like it! being a synth guy it’s cool to hear some instrumental stuff done in podium… you should flesh it out with some pads i reckon and you’ll be on to a winner.

    #8033

    xis23
    Participant

    doh put this in the right bit now:

    hey hope you dont mind me sharing a track with you… this is a heavier one I am working on at the moment … also it might help explain why I kept breaking podium! Concerning the beats at the end I honestly don’t think I could do something this complex as easily in any other host.

    For the last year or so I have been doing organisational work, making sure that the various components in my tracks will as far as is possible not interfere, phase cancel or distort and always have their own space in the mix; also building a code into my samplers whereby using a different velocity always triggers sample with effect x for instance so that I have something powerful to play with but with as little time wastage as possible… Now I have to learn the system I have created, and this is the first thing I have done with it so far.

    [audio src="http://www.xis23.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/byzantin.mp3" /]

    #8470

    darcyb62
    Participant

    My latest masterpiece… (or not but I keep trying)…

    http://iacmusic.com/songs.aspx?SongID=34815&ArtistID=36942

    Using 3 different guitars… My Takamine accoustic plays throughout. The beginning lead is my new Washburn Idol with P90’s and the final lead is my Wolfgang.

    Piano is the Balthor Grand vst…
    Drums are good old jamstix…
    Strings are stringz

    For guitar tone I use my Korg Ax3000G and use an alternately recorded clean track run through Freeamp 2.0.

    Other plugins include Kjaerhus compressor chorus and delay.
    Glaceware and ambience reverb.
    Extensive use of zEQ
    Blockfish and floor fish.
    Voxengo curveeq and soniformer2

    Feedback is always appreciated…

    #8486

    Podianer
    Participant

    Hi guys!

    First of all: Happy Christmas!!! 8) I hope you all enjoy some time of piece and musical recreation!

    Here is a song I made as background music for a video. This is the first time I used Loops. Hence the sound quality of the “recording”. The drums are ezDrummer’s Vintage Kit. I like the sound quality of that kit a lot..

    All done in Podium. And as a small feature request (I know it is the wrong forum for that) I’d like to see a possibility to change the volume of the audition feature in the list editor. Loops are often very loud in contrast to the actual arrangement it is going to be imported to.

    Comments are appreciated. Enjoy!

    Max

    [audio src="http://www.sound-m.com/Basement.mp3" /]

    #8487

    darcyb62
    Participant

    @podianer wrote:

    Hi guys!

    First of all: Happy Christmas!!! 8) I hope you all enjoy some time of piece and musical recreation!

    Here is a song I made as background music for a video. This is the first time I used Loops. Hence the sound quality of the “recording”. The drums are ezDrummer’s Vintage Kit. I like the sound quality of that kit a lot..

    All done in Podium. And as a small feature request (I know it is the wrong forum for that) I’d like to see a possibility to change the volume of the audition feature in the list editor. Loops are often very loud in contrast to the actual arrangement it is going to be imported to.

    Comments are appreciated. Enjoy!

    Max

    http://www.sound-m.com/Basement.mp3

    Cool stuff man…

    I like the sax… Is it looped as well?

    The drums sound pretty good. What kind of video is this for?

    #8489

    Podianer
    Participant

    Thank you! 😀

    I like the sax… Is it looped as well?

    Yes, I took it from the Magix Loops Library.. There are several phrases that I put together for the solo in this song.

    What kind of video is this for?

    Oh, that’s just a short video-slideshow I gave one of my relatives.. Nothing of importance.. The drums sound so realistic imo. Toontrack did a very good job there!

    #8503

    darcyb62
    Participant

    @darcyb62 wrote:

    My latest masterpiece… (or not but I keep trying)…

    http://iacmusic.com/songs.aspx?SongID=34815&ArtistID=36942

    Using 3 different guitars… My Takamine accoustic plays throughout. The beginning lead is my new Washburn Idol with P90’s and the final lead is my Wolfgang.

    Piano is the Balthor Grand vst…
    Drums are good old jamstix…
    Strings are stringz

    For guitar tone I use my Korg Ax3000G and use an alternately recorded clean track run through Freeamp 2.0.

    Other plugins include Kjaerhus compressor chorus and delay.
    Glaceware and ambience reverb.
    Extensive use of zEQ
    Blockfish and floor fish.
    Voxengo curveeq and soniformer2

    Feedback is always appreciated…

    Did a remix on this and fixed some parts that bothered. I think it’s better now, but that’s only my somewhat biased opinion.

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