Dear Line7 and Everybody.
I'm an oddball case. I'm a disabled guy who can't physically play a keyboard (co-ordination probs. can type, can't control arm movements well enough for a synth. keyboard!) and I've got a notation program, Quick Score Elite Level 2 and a mouse. And lots of plugins and soundfonts. I love 'basic' New Age at the moment, that is an 'orchestra' (I use the term loosely to mean 'synth/orch. instruments backing' with main sound sitting on top. So flute'n'synths (like Tim Wheater) or piano/strings (like Richard Clayderman) and so on.
I've got a little list of questions I wanna get answers to. 1. Where do these synth. composers get their actual sounds from (people like Michel Pepe/Yellow Brick Cinema/Aeoliah/Medwyn Goodall etc.) Michel Pepe especially sounds like Preset Central from SOMETHING - but what!?!
2. Please, this will be dead easy for you guys to answer, how do you make Lead Sound Ibe it piano/flute/whatever) sit IN FRONT of backing track without having to EQ the backing track to shreds to do it? I listen to everyone else's nice rich backings and think 'What the BLEEP am I missing here!)
- If I posted one of my mixes, they all sound like I spent about 5 minutes doing them but I DO put the work in, could someone tell me what the heck I'm going wrong? I know what compression, EQ and stuff DO, I just think I'm using it in all the wrong places. Thing is, I can't find the RIGHT places so everything sounds like it's MEANT to sound bad. It's not. It's me being stupid.