Hi everyone, I am new to WarBeats. I found this site through
YouTube tutorials and it has been very helpful in learning how to use FL
studio. I have been producing now for about a year, so I am learning new things
everyday and am now seeking help on my next issue. . .Any tips would be greatly
I record mainly live instruments with a condenser microphone
into an M-Audio Pro interface and directly to FL studio. I am happy with how my
mix sounds with my first 3 or 4 layers of music (Guitars Bass, Synth etc.), but
as I add more layers I am not able to hear what I am recording anymore. It’s
like all the layers engulf the new instrument that I am trying to put into the
project. For example: I’ve got a solid beat and a nice groove of instruments
going on and I want to record some vocals directly into the project. I play the
music but the mix has become so loud that I can barely hear what the microphone
is picking up. It’s important that I hear my sounds live because I want the recording
to fit into the mix perfectly. I can’t turn the gain up to much because then my
sounds peak. I’ve tried turning the mix knob down on the interface but that
really doesn’t do much for being able to hear how the recording is going to
sound in the mix while I am recording it.
Here’s something to consider. As I am progressing through my
project I am constantly editing it by normalizing and EQing my recorded tracks to give them a fuller sound and to put them in their proper place. I try to get the most natural
sound I can so I use plug-ins very sparingly and usually its only the Fruity Reeverb 2.
Any tips would help. Thank you.