Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

  1. #1

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    Recording a Verse:

    1. The first track you lay down should be your full verse, use a typical 16 bar verse assumption as that tends to be the norm.
    If you can't lay down your full 16 due to breath control or complexity of the verse,
    then you'll need to use punch ins and overdubs. So first things first, you lay down your 16 bar verse on Track 1.

    2. Next, you'll want to add overdubs.
    If you don't do overdubs, you're just lying to yourself.
    Your song sucks without them, and no one wants to hear your music without them either. Suck it up,
    get over it. This is an industry standard, and anyone telling you otherwise is a moron.
    So, on Track 2, you'll add overdubs. Overdubs are done to add emphasis on words or phrases to add a bit of punch to them,
    and make them stand out a bit more. Most people overdub to emphasize their rhyme scheme, and it works well.
    If you mess up your overdubs, you can ruin a whole song. Make sure they're on point, and mesh with your verse.

    3. Adlibs they are not the same as overdubs. Adlibs are used as filler mostly, but they make a verse or song stand out.
    They're often referred to as polishing statements, as they tend to polish off a verse for finishing.
    Adlibs can be anything from sound effects you make, or funny sayings to make a punch line hit harder.
    They make it stand out a bit, and they need to be heard clearly but discreetly. They should never overpower the verse, only add to it.
    Adlibs aren't necessary, and sometimes don't belong in a song. Use your discretion here.

    Recording a Hook:

    1. Hooks need to stand out from the verses. They need that added punch to make them more noticeable, and they need to be catchy for your song to have replay value.
    It makes it easier for the listener to get into your track. Without a solid hook, your song sucks. So don't try to break down the components of nuclear fission in a hook, because nobody wants to hear that complex crap over and over.
    Make it simple, make it catchy, and make it professional. How do you make it professional? Read on...

    2. Making your hook sound professional comes with practice, but there are some basic elements to it.
    First one being, you'll use twice as many tracks for a hook, than you will on a verse.
    Your vocals should be doubled, or tripled, and mixed and panned appropriately to make the Hook more full sounding.
    In my opinion, there are three main components to a Hook.
    First, the main vocals. The main vocals are what the hook is built off of.
    They need to be most prominent, and stand out from the rest. Whether you're rapping or singing, these vocals need to be layered with at least one set of overdubs,
    but artist like myself or Hard Target will use up to 3 or more overdub tracks for the main vocals in a hook. Do what you want to do. Next, is the Adlibs.
    Adlibs are necessary in a hook, as they add an element that makes the hook stand out. It's more full, it's harder hitting, and they make it more catchy, as long as your on point with them.
    Keep them simple, and make it hot. Add them where it's necessary,
    but don't force them to fit. Last, is the harmony. There are two ways to add harmony to your hook. One, is to harmonize your main vocals and overdubs, and pan them appropriately.
    The other, is to sing or hum the melody of the hook in two octaves, on separate tracks, creating a harmony within the hook. This makes the hook full, and adds to the catchy-ness of it, as the listener will enjoy hearing a melody whether they know it or not.
    The harmony of the hook is there for background filler mostly, unless you're a hook monster like Hard Target, and they come naturally to you.
    The hook is the most advanced part of your song, and often the most important, because this is where you make new fans. I commonly use anywhere from 8 to 16 tracks for a hook.

    Editing your Vocals:

    Now that you’ve got your verse and your hook laid down, you need to Edit them and clean them up.
    Since I'm writing this tutorial for people with a minimum of a Dynamic mic,
    You PC mic users won't get much out of this. Bottom line, no one wants to hear you on your PC mic, so go buy a new mic..lol..

    1. Noise Reduction: Depending on your Equipment and setup, you may or may not need this step.
    I'll assume you do, because most people don't have a condenser with a Pop-filter inside an isolation booth padded with studio foam I do,
    but I still use Noise Reduction from time to time when necessary. I recommend recording a 5 second track of silence in your mic room/booth, to isolate your white noise level.
    Highlight the entire track, and bring up the Noise Reduction tool. Click the button to obtain the profile.
    Set the meter at the bottom to 95% and then save the profile with whatever name you want. You'll use this on each of your vocal tracks.
    To do so, open a vocal track, highlight the vocals, then bring up the Noise Reduction tool. Load your profile and press ok. This will reduce the noise in the background for you.
    Silence the part before your verse, and after your verse. On overdub and Adlib tracks, you'll want to silence the space between the vocals as well. It’s tedious, but worth it.

    2. Dynamics Processing: Everyone needs it, you're not special.
    So don't think you can skip this because you have the ability to control your voice fluctuations on the mic.
    Mase is monotone, and he still needs compression, so get over yourself. I've developed custom settings for my own voice,
    but a basic setting for a rapper would be 4:1.
    This will eliminate the Peaks and Valleys in your vocals, and ensure that your levels are accurate across the board.
    This way, you can hear your whispers as well as not blow out your headphones when you shout a very complex issue.
    Compression I suggest if you're serious about recording, you read up on it in length. I'm not going to teach you about it, so don't ask.
    Run compression on ALL of your vocals. Even the adlibs and overdubs.

    3. De-Esser: Depending on the sensitivity of your mic, and what quality it is, you may need to De-Ess your vocals.
    This will take the Hiss sound off of your Says and such. You'll find a few settings in the Dynamics Processing tool.
    Choose one that best suits your mic and vocals, and run it.

    4. 30 Band EQ: Unless your Barry White, and you're recording on a $15,000 microphone,
    you're going to need some EQ on your vocals to bring them to a more fuller sound.
    Don't use a parametric EQ on them, as it's not really designed for it. Open up the Equalizer tool,
    and bring up a 30 band EQ. There are many settings and presets in the tool,
    find one that makes your voice sound full, and tweak it to your preference.
    If you have great ears like me, you can utilize the flatband EQ and develop your own setting by manipulating each frequency band to elicit the response you desire.
    Save your setting and name it whatever you wish. Then run that setting on all of your vocal tracks.
    You'll notice the difference immediately in how much more full your vocals sound. Always run the EQ after compression,
    as it adds some dynamics to the waveform which are needed.

    5. Reverb: Ok, now this is a delicate subject, as a lot of rappers don't like the sound of a reverb on their vocals.
    Well, tough luck homie, it's a part of the industry, and every professional uses them.
    Your voice sucks without one, so get used to using them.
    You don't want to use a reverb with a harsh echo on it for your main vocals or overdubs,
    maybe on your Adlibs to carry them out and add presence.
    The reverb tool has many presets, and they all suck.
    Find one you like, and tweak it to fit your vocals.
    Once you've created a few custom reverbs for your vocals, you'll get used to how they should sound, and how to employ them correctly.
    Try to use a separate reverb on your overdubs than you used on your main vocals, to make them stand out a bit.
    They should blend, but they should also have a presence in the track. Don't be afraid to play around with the Reverbs, and layer them to achieve new sounds.
    Reverb can be very effective if used properly.

    Ok people, class dismissed. That's recording 101- The basics and techniques of recording.
    There are MANY other techniques and things you COULD do to your vocals, and some people will suggest that you do.
    I call those people idiots, because whats the point of doing something when you dont need to?

    Keep it simple, and dont over process your vocals.
    The less you need to do, the better The better equipment you buy, the less you'll have to do. Remember that.
    m so fly i piss in the sky cause yo im dat high

  2. #2

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    thats sum good info right there ya'll beta read..i already knew dat ish coz i produce and mix all my homeboys music on cool edit
    img]http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3522/nwalegqr8.jpg[/img]



    "We use to make people buy our records ..how??.. with a gun"

  3. #3

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy-E Legacy
    thats sum good info right there ya'll beta read..i already knew dat ish coz i produce and mix all my homeboys music on cool edit
    yo wheres copeton or do you mean compton lol
    m so fly i piss in the sky cause yo im dat high

  4. #4

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    lmao its not a typo copetons jus a big ass dam in my area we about 12 miles from it
    img]http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3522/nwalegqr8.jpg[/img]



    "We use to make people buy our records ..how??.. with a gun"

  5. #5

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    or maybe 9miles i duno
    img]http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3522/nwalegqr8.jpg[/img]



    "We use to make people buy our records ..how??.. with a gun"

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,213
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    how much is that cuz i produce my homies tracks on mixcraft
    img]http://i10.tinypic.com/2enqiro.jpg[/img]




  7. #7

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    free on limewire if you get the rigth one some have viruses attached in the zipfiles
    img]http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3522/nwalegqr8.jpg[/img]



    "We use to make people buy our records ..how??.. with a gun"

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,213
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy-E Legacy
    free on limewire if you get the rigth one some have viruses attached in the zipfiles
    ight any one wanna hook it up fell free to
    img]http://i10.tinypic.com/2enqiro.jpg[/img]




  9. #9

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    lmao i still got he zipped file from when i got it i'll hook u up in 1 if it aint workin for ya holla at me
    img]http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3522/nwalegqr8.jpg[/img]



    "We use to make people buy our records ..how??.. with a gun"

  10. #10
    Haze
    Guest

    Default Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    yo legacy can you hook me up too

  11. #11

    Default Re: Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    Thanks 4 Tha Info.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    good info!!!


  13. #13

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    haarlem
    Posts
    5
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Cool Edit/Adobe Auditon Help HERE!!!

    thanjs alot m,N

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
    By dopeman in forum Computer Help
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-30-2009, 09:01 PM
  2. REQ: Adobe Premiere Elements 7 KEYGEN
    By Opazo in forum Computer Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-12-2009, 09:37 AM
  3. COOL EDIT HLP
    By RuThL3ss_CpT_GaNgStAz in forum Gangsta Beat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-24-2006, 08:49 PM
  4. need a tip on adobe
    By Ruthless5150 in forum Graphix & Images
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-16-2006, 09:24 PM
  5. help with adobe
    By Ruthless5150 in forum Graphix & Images
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-24-2006, 06:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •