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Re: The official HERD thread - H3D Binaural Spatialisation T

PostWed Feb 22, 2012 11:05 pm

Ah, the art of mixing... a lifelong journey.

I've never had the chance to try actual analog desk, but I'm now using the recent emulations by Nebula (that use completely non-linear algos, different from any VST plugins), very expensive pro desks, like API, SSL and Neve, and I have to say: I absolutely love the Neve sound. SSL sounds like pop, API sounds pretty 80's and ruff. The Neve (5088 in this case, which as actually a "smaller" desk, still 50,000+$) has some real elegance and is really balanced IMO.

The "3D"ism comes from transformers, tubes, tapes etc.

My current mixdown chain:

Neve 5088 ->
Doc Fear tube EQ (changes the sound even if I don't do anything) ->
A certain Vari-MU tube compressor (just for the vibe, no compression) ->
Neve Portico 5042 tape ->
SSL 4K compressor (slight compression)

On the actual projects I usually use different (Nebula) preamps, tapes and compressors on each channel/group. Fairly CPU heavy. This also adds some nice depth to the mix.

I rarely need any EQuing after this.. but I'd say, if you got the money: carry your mixes to a professional mastering engineer. No plugins can ever sound as good as his 500k gear.
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Re: The official HERD thread - H3D Binaural Spatialisation T

PostThu Feb 23, 2012 10:39 am

Sound interesting Herd, listen with headphones and feel something of moving on space.Tangent 40 was sublime.

@tryptych> I like listen something fromyou man!

@Pete:thanks for flux plugs i see another one bitter sweet that i feel that will be very interesting on my sounds.
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PostThu Feb 23, 2012 2:57 pm

Ozone 5 has a nice eq widener (band specific)
also Sonalksis has a widener that's nice for the opposite for lo bass freq, so the higher ones have more space and headroom
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Re: The official HERD thread - H3D Binaural Spatialisation T

PostThu Feb 23, 2012 4:47 pm

ps what happened to the headphone commute mix??? any news?
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Re: The official HERD thread - H3D Binaural Spatialisation T

PostSat Feb 25, 2012 1:28 pm

Tito Lozano wrote:@tryptych> I like listen something fromyou man!


I've done a bunch of music, but I can't really complete them since I'm running such a crappy computer, the plugins & synths are fairly CPU heavy. Currently saving for a proper i7 setup and audio interface.. doesn't come cheap.

->Herd, i really recommend trying some quality console emulation. The Neve 5088 emu I'm using works wonders, when gain staged right.
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PostSat Feb 25, 2012 1:56 pm

Cheers Triptych - I think I'll try those emulations.

"ps what happened to the headphone commute mix??? any news?" - I dunno how I missed this question as ive been on here loads this week.Last I heard it was lined up for going online on 27th Feb - which isnt too far away.Waiting for a nod from Headphone Commute so I can advertise it a bit.
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PostSat Feb 25, 2012 2:14 pm

beetles wrote:Cheers Triptych - I think I'll try those emulations.


You'll have to invest massive 29€ to get the Nebula, or 139€ to get the Pro version which I recommend, new engine, better CPU usage. It's a PITA to learn to use and takes a few days to authorize, but you'll get a hold of some really, really rare & high end gear which you couldn't find IRL, or not to mention afford.

I can't recommend this highly enough.
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PostSat Feb 25, 2012 5:57 pm

Sounds good.

Just had a reply from Headphone Commute - new mix is online on Monday 27th Feb.watch this space.
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PostMon Feb 27, 2012 10:38 am

beetles wrote:Sounds good.

Just had a reply from Headphone Commute - new mix is online on Monday 27th Feb.watch this space.



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PostMon Feb 27, 2012 6:30 pm

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I discovered Herd‘s sound only last year, when he released another installment in his Tangents series on Future Sound of London‘s own label, fsoldigital. I’ll be honest, being a huge fan of everything FSOL since the early 90s, I was immediately blown away! I still play Lifeforms every time I need to enter a world of experimental downtempo and leftfield psychedelia. It’s one of my all time favorite albums! And now I added Herd to that list. Jason Thomson takes the perfected dark ambient formula and makes it even better! For this exclusive Headphone Commute mix, Thomson pays a tribute to the beloved sound:


This mix is a nod to the legendary 3D Headspace/ISDN transmissions which were broadcast by The Future Sound of London in the mid to late 1990s. These soundscapes as well as the Radio One Essential mixes were what inspired me to begin making music many years later. The tracklist contains exclusive Herd material alongside FSOLdigital label mate Seafar as well as a healthy dose of FSOL themselves. Alongside are other artists whose tracks in some way reflect “the interplay of light and dark” for which FSOL became famous for.

I am honored to host this beautiful journey and am pretty sure that it will remain on my rotations for many years to come. I hope you feel the same! Please enjoy responsibly…

soundcloud.com/herdtangents

http://reviews.headphonecommute.com/201 ... mmute-mix/

Tracklisting

Herd – Terminal Window
FSOL – We Have Explosive Part 5
Daniel Pemberton – Yusei Ramen
Funckarma – Kaon Interlude
FSOL – Quagmire
The Orb – Shem
Inception OST – Old Souls
Oberman Knocks – Bronic
Herd – Tangent 43
David Sylvian and Robert Fripp – Darshan (Reconstructed by FSOL)
The Fifth Element OST – Mondoshawan
Banco De Gaia – Souffie
Oberman Knocks – Indomine
Autechre – Gantz Graf
Funckarma – Amon Velvet
Amorphous Androgynous – Fat Cat
FSOL – Linear Block
Legiac – Pinch Era
FSOL – Dark Matter
Roly Porter – Tieliax
RVXJochem Paap – MRG
Herd – Tangent 39
2NGNJochem Paap-JCHM
FSOL – Light Forming
Secede – Last Hours
28 Days Later Soundtrack – Jim’s Dream
Herd – Untitled
Akkya – And Now It Has All Gone Forever
Peter Gabriel – In Doubt
Yage – Mountain Cloud Descending
Dadavistic Orchestra – Strung Valve Checkout
Kaon – Dusk Above Arkona
Andrea Parker – Time Zones
Goldmund – Turqouise Hexagon Sun
FSOL – The Silent Place
Andrea Parker – Too Strange To Be Good
Legiac – Actind
Herd – Untitled
Herd – Untitled
Seafar – Small Pieces
Seafar – Acid Window
Herd – Tangent 46
Herd – Untitled
Akkya – Our Thoughtless Century
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Re: The official HERD thread - 1hr mix on Headphone Commute

PostTue Feb 28, 2012 10:23 am

That's... a lot of tracks!
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Re: The official HERD thread - 1hr mix on Headphone Commute

PostWed Feb 29, 2012 12:41 am

Wow, that's some track listing! Downloading now. I know this is gonna be a good one... And I was totally going to use Acid Window in a mix. :mrgreen: Looks like you beat me to it!
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Re: The official HERD thread - 1hr mix on Headphone Commute

PostWed Feb 29, 2012 4:20 am

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Re: The official HERD thread - 1hr mix on Headphone Commute

PostTue Mar 06, 2012 6:05 pm

Just a little bump for anyone that hasn't had a listen to the Headphone Commute mix yet.Its approaching 900 listens on mixcloud at the minute - possibly my most listened to mix.Im pretty pleased.
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Re: The official HERD thread - 1hr mix on Headphone Commute

PostTue Mar 06, 2012 8:18 pm

The one thing that surprised me is how short it was for so many tracks. It's all incredibly densely mixed. My musical taste of late is slightly on the lighter end of things, so it was pretty heavy going in places - as I expected (even if I wasn't familiar with your stuff, opening with WHE Part 5 is a pretty good signifier!). But yeah, nicely put together, this one, it's saved and due for a listen when I fancy going this deep again.
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