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Old 19-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

I find that when i start layering as many instruments as this guy does, the track begins to sound muddy. I'm not sure if it comes down to mixing and mastering or what... I'm talking about the drop by the way. It's a reallly sick song so even if you can't help I'd reccomend listening

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Old 19-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

This remix is better than the original in my opinion, great stuff.

I don't actually think there are as many different instruments as you'd think. The main synth used is pretty heavy here though. It's probably cleared up with clever use of compressing and levels of multi-band dynamics. Different panning options can really widen out s track as well.
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Old 19-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

Can't hear the song at work but I think it just comes down to a mixture of mixing skill and arrangement as well as using the right sounds in the first place.

When putting a song together make sure you use sounds that compliment each other as much as possible. When you are mixing use panning wisely along with reverbs etc (don't be afraid to keep certain sounds completely dry and in mono either).

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Old 19-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

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This remix is better than the original in my opinion, great stuff.

I don't actually think there are as many different instruments as you'd think. The main synth used is pretty heavy here though. It's probably cleared up with clever use of compressing and levels of multi-band dynamics. Different panning options can really widen out s track as well.
I really appreciate the response...I'll definitely look into some tutorials on panning if there are some (youtube is awesome)! Thanks!

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Old 19-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

I used a dubstep mix of this track (can't remember if it's the original or not) in a recent mix I did for the intro track and funnily enough I also noticed with that one that the song had this duller sound to it, but figured it was largely down to the amount of frequencies involved. I do like the vocals on this one.
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Old 19-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #6
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

Definitely play around with EQ for mixing purposes, When you listen to a sound solo'd out it might sound fuggin' epic; but then due to the harmonics involved it can sound total shit in the context of a mix. So make sure when using EQ in a mixing situation you're attenuating absolutely everything you don't need to make the sound work for the song.

Also, play around making your synth sounds all stem form the same source via parameter adjustments/resampling. Might help
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Old 20-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

EQing and Compression (especially if you use it with taste after routing some of your tracks to busses) are key. Also good saturation plugins might help a lot to achieve that effect.

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Old 21-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #8
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

Im sorry that song is awful. Over limited cheesy rubbish. This is production of a great electronic track. Dynamics, great sound design, feeling , emotion and danceable. You kids


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Old 25-10-2012, 03:20 AM   #9
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

Sounds go well together when they're synthesized, created relative to eachother. Starting their formation together and shaping them in reference to eachother. Sharing characteristics, complementing sounds. This advice is not genre specific. Eq is also important.
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

yea aint that the beatport contest winner remix? man this song is crap, oh mainstream you ...
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Old 25-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #11
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

Personally I like the track itself but i'm not too sure that the vocals complement it well enough in a musical sense.

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Old 26-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #12
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Re: how to make sounds go well together when making electro/progressive House?

Mainstream of not, if it sounds good ill listen to it, and I think this track is great so I appreciate it!

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