While in LA D. Ramirez filmed a 6 part Masterclass Music Production Tutorial Video at Icon Collective. In the videos D. Ramirez takes you through the whole p…

This week I chose to do the project on evaluating 4 different oscillators and where the basic components (oscillator, filter, amplifier, lfo and envelope) ar…

  1. Marko Radovanovic

    wow Ramirez, do you really make your kick to -8 by pull the Post fader down
    ? what about the plugins you going to put on insert? they will still recive
    So guys, if you want to put it down, do it by gain or trim knob.

  2. I love Logic. I’ve tested Studio One a couple of times and it just doesn’t
    click with me. It shows that we all have different taste and workflow.

  3. @ramteen Most DAWS (inc Sonar, Cubase and Logic) have floating point
    processing, so you can’t really clip the individual channels of a DAW. – in
    short, it really doesn’t matter if your kick is apparently near 0DBFS – the
    important thing is that your stereo bus can’t exceed 0DBFs, as this signal
    is being sent to your convertors. There’s nothing wrong with the way D
    Ramirez is doing it, but it’s not a problem if you’ve just mixed a bunch of
    track with the kick near 0DBFS.

  4. After draging a loop from guru to the sequencer it plays two versions of
    the loop, both inside guru itself and the midi part of the loop, makes it
    sound fucked up as two versions of the same loop clash together… How do I
    make guru shut up when i press space bar and start the track ?=)

  5. Great stuff. To add a related tip on saving that can be a complete
    lifesaver, each time I save a project I save it with a new sequential name,
    i.e projectname1, projectname2 etc – that way if something untoward happens
    that either corrupts the project (it happens!) or creates a problem you
    can’t quickly identify, for instance something that has got screwed up
    somehow in Logics environment, you can just load up the last ‘working’
    project & go back a few steps if you need to

  6. Kasper Andersen

    No. But, by using the sampler it will make ur beats more looped. And by
    inserting kicks and drums in the actual window will make ur workflow more
    “creative” u will maybe delete one or two snares a certain place etc.

  7. A Recycle (REX/REX2) file is created with Propellerheads Recycle, a loop
    slicing software – you load a wav or aif file into it, then it slices up
    the drum hits and creates a REX file. GN Studio essentials is a third party
    ‘sample CD’ (in no way connected or related to STYLUS RMX), that contains
    REX files. D Ramirez imported these files into Stylus.

  8. Oh yeah, without a doubt I used Cubase for a pretty long time, but it’s
    just too clunky for me. Ableton ruined my work flow with its loop-based
    programming. And I tried, I really did, but I just can’t get into FL
    Studio. Don’t have a Mac (I hate them :P) so Logic will never be the
    solution for me

  9. This is probably THE best videos thats been with Future Music magazine. And
    i have allways loved the usual in studio vids from them as well. Will you
    post the video where you have Steve Duda with you as well?? I didnt get to
    buy that issue of FM when it was out 🙁 I really hope it will be on here as
    well! And again..thanx for doing theese awesome tutorials! Love that you
    show how to put levels down there..allways been an issue to me!

  10. @Mismatchsounds I assume you found the answer but in case you didn’t it’s
    easy, just select a different pad with nothing on it once you have exported
    your midi to the daw that way you only have the midi from the track
    triggering, guru itself will then be silent.

  11. Is there not a piano roll in Cubase for adding basic midi data for
    individual samples?? He drags all the basic samples ie: the kick and snare
    right.. Is this a more “Proper” way to add very important samples? I guess
    I have always loaded samples into a sampler like Kontakt, or Fruity Loops
    basic Sampler. And I always use the piano roll for almost everything. Is my
    way of programming drums a unsafe way or something? I’m just making sure.

  12. @sonix3301 It’s a REX (Recycle) loop file, that he imported in Stylus using
    Sageconverter. It’s not included in Stylus RMX.

  13. @miammiammusic You might not clip the DAW, but you’re quite likely to cause
    clipping within any third party plugins. I don’t know of any benefits of
    cranking everything to 0DBFS just because it’s possible. You’d only have to
    turn it down later as you mentioned, and then your gain staging is all over
    the place and you end up with a shit fest of levels. Headroom FTW.

  14. I love Logic and I love Orion. Very different from eachother in terms of
    workflow and unfortunately running on different OS’s. Whichever I use
    depends on my preferences that hour/day. I prefer OSX, but like Win7 as
    well. FLStudio feel like a mess, with bits all over the place. Orion is so
    immediate. No bullshit, just open and be creative. My subjective opinions
    of course 🙂

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