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Lame EDM endings

Postby CTWF » Sun May 13, 2018 11:09 am

Listening to Guettas' Like I Do and Marshmello's Alone over and over recently, I find the end of both pieces incredibly lame for how elaborate all other production aspects are. So, is that a general thing in EDM at the moment, that you essentially just cut off the song without much ado/warning?

When I am at it: Being completely new here (and elsewhere), I have essentially no experience with plugins, but suspect that there must be plugins which are vocoders that manipulate voice (or music) smooth/dynamically in time, meaning the plugin does not just e.g. change a sung word entirely and directly into, say, chipmunk, but seems to do so smoothly over a certain period of, say, 1-2 seconds, from normal to chipmunk (or similar stuff). Do I make sense, and can anyone recommend such a plugin? Are there free ones? :mrgreen: Thanks, Tom
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Re: Lame EDM endings

Postby Len911 » Sun May 13, 2018 11:49 am

hello Tom, firstly, you can automate any effect or plugin within a daw. as you turn a knob or move a fader, it basically records
your actions.

Maybe the best plugin for realistic voice changes is probably Flux trax v3
https://fluxhome.com/project/ircam-trax-v3/

there are also morphing plugins.
https://soundcloud.com/huck-sawyer-finn
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Re: Lame EDM endings

Postby CTWF » Sun May 13, 2018 1:47 pm

Thanks for the info and link. At the moment I only use Audacity, and I am not sure what you suggest would work there (not a real DAW), but I might try. Sooner or later I will need the real thing though, and then I will hopefully be able to sound more "contemporary". :)
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Re: Lame EDM endings

Postby Len911 » Sun May 13, 2018 5:02 pm

maybe try this one demo with no restrictions or limits, low cost license

https://www.reaper.fm/
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Re: Lame EDM endings

Postby byllsong » Mon May 14, 2018 8:53 am

Hi, I began using Reaper just after Christmas.
I can only play around with it for about an hour or so after work.
I've come a long way. It took awhile for the new technology to take hold,
but, now I'm at a point where I can record and edit my music.
There are videos available for all things Reaper.
I downloaded the 30 day option and experimented.
When I felt that it was something I could handle, I paid for the program and continued forward.
I should be uploading some of my pieces soon.
The best thing about DAWs...Grand Piano Vst.
Good luck.
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Re: Lame EDM endings

Postby CTWF » Mon May 14, 2018 10:58 pm

Given that Cakewalk/Sonar is for free now, I will most likely try it out. But I also might give Ardour (open source/freeware) a shot. Anyway, thanks for the input. It is an interesting journey, and quite a bit I seem to be able to do with just Audacity and a Yamaha PSR-E453, and a couple of real instruments.

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