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Share a Coke with Lebanon

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The advt. agency for Coca Cola entrusted Zeid Hamdan of LU Music Studio to create the music background for the new Coke campaign in Lebanon.

201407.10
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On EQ-ing the reverb

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The secret to fit the reverb into a mix is by using either an internal or an external equalizer to shape the sound. It is always sounds better when you EQ before running the signal through the reverb. The well known secret of EQ-ing the reverb, of a famous British studio is to use these settings: Low Pass…

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Pre-delay parameter on a reverb

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Pre-delay, delays the entrance of the reverb. So if, for example, pre-delay is set to 0 milliseconds, then the reverb begins exactly when this sound does. This could end up muddying up the mix. The longer the Pre-delay is, the more space between the entrance of the sound and the entrance of the reverb and that space will clean it up considerably.

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The Decay parameter of a reverb

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Decay parameter represents how long it takes the reverb to fade to where you can no longer hear it. For example, if Decay is set on 4s then it takes 4s until the reverb tail falls below a level that we could hear it. The longer the decay time is, the more it pushes a track further…

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When to use a Reverb

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Why we use reverb? To fit a track in a specific physical acoustic space. Change or highlight the sound texture. Make the track larger or wider than it really is. Artificial stereo space. Position the track in the mix. The more the reverb the farther away in the mix is the instrument. .

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On EQ-ing bass guitar

Bottom end is around 100-120 Hz. Don’t EQ with the same frequency you used for the kick drum. you could use a low shelf filter but watch out for muddiness. a little at 60 Hz sometime works.Try to EQ Attack comes around 700Hz. Definition (finger snapping) is around 2-3kHz.

On EQ-ing the piano
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On EQ-ing the piano

The piano can sound a lot different depending how it’s miked. If there’s one mike that’s directly over the middle of the strings, it will sound one way. If that mike is moved out into the room it will sound another way. If it’s mike with two mikes in stereo, it’s going to sound different…

On EQ-ing the organ
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On EQ-ing the organ

Organ, like a Hammond B3, has a wide frequency range. It can have a huge low-end, so you have to be careful that it doesn’t get in the way of the bass or the kick drum. That’s why it is common to use a high-pass filter to roll off the low-end below a 100Hz or so….

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On EQ-ing electric guitars

Apply a high-pass filter from 150Hz up to 1 KHz. This clears the way for some instruments having low frequencies that are part of their sound. If you have two guitars recorded using the same guitar and the same amp. then it helps to eq each differently. Betwen 1.5 and 2.5KHz is the presence sound…

201406.11
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Flynas airline ad by Zeid Hamdan

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Zeid Hamdan from LU Studio was chosen to score the music for the latest Flynas airlines;  a pioneering Saudi airline that sets a new standard of efficiency for low cost travel in the region.

201406.07
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On EQ-ing drums

Kick Drum:  Get rid of any of the hollow sound that the drum might have, and that’s somewhere between 200 and 400 Hz.  Definition comes between 3 and 5K. A high pass filter around 30Hz clean up a lot of unwanted sound, and actually it will tighten up the sound of the kick drum. Sub-kick: Enhances the sound of the…

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About Mastering

Mastering is a process of turning a collection of songs into a record by making them sound like they belong together, in terms of tone, volume, and timing, which means the spacing between songs in an album. Some treat mastering as a simple plug-in that you put on the master bus and run music through,…