Finally finished exams, finally returned to making music 😀
As far as I played with jsCompShaper, it works great as all-purpose comp. Did good job at compressing drums as well as final mix. Thanks Tele. 😉
Your post actually got me thinking about it a bit more. Once you explained where you can get such a number of tracks in a song, I realized I missed something, so I decided to take a look into it and find out more about it and I will be honest, it makes more sense to me now. (it was quite nicely explained here http://forum.recordingreview.com/f8/average-number-tracks-song-40015/)
I admit I did not accout band sessions and pro mixing at all. However I still can not get around one of things from the link I posted, and that is Katy Perry’s song having over 120 tracks. I simply can not hear and work out where all those tracks could go and seems possible for me to make it with around 20, maybe 30 tracks.
Thanks Telenator for exhausting answer. I guess I can almost agree with evrything you wrote. It acutally makes me tninking some of new features are downright useless for many people(having no use of extra speed if your interface is limited).
I can’t understand how would someone utilize 108 VSTs just on one song.
Did the man mentioned what VSTs did he use? And have you ever heard any of these huge projects that maaged to be finished?
3 points I am not actually getting straight.
1) Aren’t today’s PCs powerful enough to handle tons of VSTs already with external devices connected?
2) How many VSTs per one song is averagely used? Considering I can get solid results with 5 instruments and maybe 10 FX (and still handle good CPU usage despite being limited to one core), this seems a bit odd to me.
3) Is it just me or are generally some of “cool” features more like neccesities to work properly on new machines and OS? Not to mention those metering standars, which seems laughable to me to list them as a “ubercool features”(Isn’t K-metering with basic peak scales more than enough?).
I am feeling today’s DAWs have nowhere to go as it is turning around all new engines, stuff I do not understand and care and things that should be considered fixes instead.
After some playing with Presonus Studio One 2, I returned back to Podium.
I’ve visited your website yesterday.
I’m glad to tell you that if you want, you can add also my video tutorials about using Podium Free.
They are very simple but they may be useful.
See my signature below to find them.
Really good tutorials you have there. I might acutally find vocoder tutorial useful myself 🙂 I will put them on my site as they deserve some mentions. Also thins gave me an idea to search for some tuts for absolute beginners. Thanks 🙂
Uploaded a new song day ago.
EDIT: I forgot to mention VSTs used so here they are : Delmancha Dirty Harry from Beat Starter kit, Synapse Junglist from Beat Starter kit, Majken Grizzly (my favourite drum machine VST so far), G-Sonique Alien 303 bass synth, Novakill Karmakiller (Novakill has a whole bunch of VSTis avaible on their website http://www.novakill.com/killerz.html, Novakill NitrousPM.
I can’t speak for the entire world, but as far as I am aware of amateur musicians in my country, they tend to get “pro” DAW via warez sites to have as good sound as possible…getting features they do not need, not being able to understand basics because of their complexity, wasting time by creating music that has no quality at all because of their false belief in DAW’s brand name.
I remember Brambos’s Tuareg which was quite capable for being a freeware. It is not a DAW (more like a sequencer/sampler hybrid), but it is possible to make an alright piece of music if you spend some time and/or you have enough skill to work with it. And consider capabilities of Podium FREE for the price. Frankly, there is almost no information about these softs on czech forums. It is a bit sad not many people are interested in cheaper/freeware solutions rather than warez. 🙁 I wish more people would stop thinking about pro software as a “god’s device” and start to realize software is just a tool, not a magic spell to make good stuff.
Here is my latest piece of music. Apart from 808-cowbell percussion, everything is made via synths.
Used VSTi : Maxsynths Simon drums, Krakli Gargoyle, Simplemedia Voc-one, Superwave P8, Alien303 Bass synth
Well Jiri, I apreciate your link, but it only took me nowhere. I mean no where I would have liked to get….
I will try some more, but if I won’t get these, I fine – have more than I actually really use.
Sadly, I didn’t find better link to get it. Good luck in search.
Do you have a link that you found to be working? Thanks,
It was quite easy to find it on google 😀 I sent it to you via PM.
No luck I am afraid. Tried it four time the regular way and I got only PDF. Refreshing it many times did not help either and exploring Beat website revealed nothing as well. Google helped me though and I finally tried this pack. Just gave it a quick fly, but overall I am happy with it. Junglist and Kicklab are really sweet. Especially Junglist with its 32 waveforms avaible and built-in chorus and distortion can do some brutal leads and basses.