Dissensus Raw: The Compilation - A Thread

other_life

bioconfused
hopefully i can record something shorter + more Room Noise/Amp Noise sounding before the due date but if not here's what i've got, kind of a retread of big big jade n ruby jewels territory but what are you gonna do

[sorry i fucked up the title at first]
 
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Dusty

Tone deaf
Well, shit... after a crash course in gain staging, it appears if you are operating in the purely digital realm, as long as you avoid any clipping... the headroom issue is not a big one. Nevertheless, I've enjoyed learning about the mastering requirements, and now have everything set to -6db headroom as good practice.
 

pattycakes_

Well-known member
Well, shit... after a crash course in gain staging, it appears if you are operating in the purely digital realm, as long as you avoid any clipping... the headroom issue is not a big one. Nevertheless, I've enjoyed learning about the mastering requirements, and now have everything set to -6db headroom as good practice.

Except if you're using analog emulating plugins*. Take Decapitator from Sound Toys. Hit that with 0db of compressed drum loop in your DAW and you'll get crunchy pretty fast. It can sound nice, but, if you put a gain plugin before it and pull the level down to about -18db average, you'll have a wider range of sounds and tones available, and they're more likely to be pleasing to the ear. This is because -18db in the digital domain is equivalent to 0db in the analog domain, aka the sweet spot to hit your hardware gear at.

*not all analog emulating plugins are calibrated for -18. Most are, but some are calibrated for 0db. You can either check the manual or just try hitting them both ways and see which sounds best.

Some good discussion here:

 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Hmm. I'm torn between what I think is the more interesting tune, and what is undeniably a dancefloor banger.
 

other_life

bioconfused
the first tune is just the one WAV i don't have like, stems for it or anything. recorded improv straight to audacity. but i was considering doing something else w the guitar cut w/out drums
 

gremino

Moster Sirphine
you get that in really early jungle eh? 4/4 808 kick and less of a half-time pulse. the contrasting/complimentary motions of smooth forward bouncing + ricocheting breaks.

I think jungle techno was still very breakbeat-oriented (except Basement releases), whereas your tune even more techno-y :) Been thinking to do "literal jungle techno", which would be fast techno with jungle's melodic-side and bass, but not with breakbeats. Jungle's melodic-side has still alot of untapped potential, and it's pretty unique sound with it's rootedness and organicness, compared to say, trance or techno.
 

wektor

Well-known member
kind of live interaction possible while we listen. Anyone have any ideas about that? Zoom? Twitch? Never done anything like that before but it could be good fun
anyone with a free slot on neon hospice on wednesday?
otherwise zoom is perfectly fine in my opinion, has decent audio quality and so on.
or if you perhaps want to go with the gen z-friendly option, discord might be decent for this kind of thing as well I suppose

also:
it might be worth clearing out if late submissions are accepted, since the listening part is two days away from tomorrow
 

pattycakes_

Well-known member
anyone with a free slot on neon hospice on wednesday?
otherwise zoom is perfectly fine in my opinion, has decent audio quality and so on.
or if you perhaps want to go with the gen z-friendly option, discord might be decent for this kind of thing as well I suppose

also:
it might be worth clearing out if late submissions are accepted, since the listening part is two days away from tomorrow

There's also twitch, beatsense and raddio. Need to look into the 2nd two a bit more. The best choice would be the easiest one for people to join. Ideally without much faffing about needed. I suggested 5pm GMTon the 26th for the listening party which is just over 48 hours from now. So far no one has confirmed, but it would be great if the remaining folks get their stuff sent over to me in the next 24 hours
 
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