You want a professional sound? Here are two easy tricks which will improve your sound.
If you look for remixes on Youtube you will find many tracks which are made by unknown artists, which want to find listeners and fans. Some of them are very good, some are extremly bad and some are good but you can feel that something is missing. Its hard to find out what’s missing and even if you know what’s missing its hard to find a way ti fix it.I’m trying to give you some ideas how to prevent such things or how to improve your whole sound.
First thing you will notice very often is that the whole sound seems to be flat and shiftless. But how to get this “produced” sound? Its easy to explain but hard to overcome.
Compression is the key! If you put a Compressor and the Master Bus with high release and attack times you will immediatly notice that your music seems to be louder and you got much more “pump” in it. BUT remember that compression can destroy the dynamics in your song. So keep it low and don’t overuse it or your music sounds muddy. A Limiter should be right after the compressor in your chain. 0dB limiting after using a compressor on your M-Bus is very important! Always keep track of the limited sound. If your limiter gets to much work you get some kind of cutting effect and thats not what you want. Values between 2-4 dB are ok in some cases but less is better but don’t try to prevent the limiter to limit the sound because you would kill the compressor effect in some cases!
Second thing you should think about is varation!
Many people think a melody or tunes shouldn’t change in a song. They make a melody and loop it over and over. Sometimes it could sound great! But mostly you need varation to make your song interesting and because you don’t want to bore your listeners. Tiny changes can make a bit difference! For example a slightly change rhythm or a new chord can make a new feel for the whole song. Effects are a good way too but you should more use them as a plus in this case. One last thing to say: Leave some place in your songs! The best solo isn’t noticable if you add a totally crazy drumline to it.
You’ll find some more tips soon. I’m trying to improve my english and my writing, I promise!