Paul Howard Davis commented on Doug Lauber's blog post EQ'ing a Kick Drum?
"I've found that Sidechain Compression and Bass Ducking really helps. Check out:
 
http://www.stonebridgemastering.com/blog/?p=296
 
for the definition.  Hope this helps."
Sep 11, 2011
Paul Howard Davis left a comment for scalpmusic
"Dear Pascal,
 
I've listened to most of the music and videos you have on your website.  I was really inspired by your work.  Your ability to match the different sounds to the various events in video is remarkable.  Really beautiful.  Keep up the…"
Jul 17, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion Sport Rock (in progress)
"Thanks Tombo!  I know what you mean about the chikka chikka sound.  It seemed to tighten  up the beat, esp. at the end of phrases.  I'll check out the snare too.  It's Superior Drummer Metal snare, probably a metal one.    I was going for a driving,…"
Jul 7, 2011
Tombo Rombo replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion Sport Rock (in progress)
"Ha!
 
You hit the genre on the head.  Ouch says the genre.
 
I would add a screaming guitar lead over top, bring the drums down in the mix, and do something about that snare sound though, it sounds more like a wood block than a snare.  Plus that…"
Jul 7, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Mikolaj Holowko's discussion Bass - y it never sounds great?!
"If this is what you want to do, and have a day job then tell them what they want to hear, that you want to be the best "web dev" or whatever.  Share you dreams with friends and family.  Second thought, be careful about that too.  Family can be most…"
Apr 30, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Mikolaj Holowko's discussion Bass - y it never sounds great?!
"Sadly, jobs are far and few between.  You should know that living in Scotland Ray."
Apr 30, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion 2 new tunes....
"The 2 tunes are Road Trippin, and Noon Time Boogie, and their on my mp3 player."
Apr 30, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Mikolaj Holowko's discussion Bass - y it never sounds great?!
"Maybe it's the patch you don't like.  The bass sounds a little mid rangy to me.  Also, try sidechain compression AKA ducking.  Use the kick as a trigger and send it to a compressor on the bass.  Fine tune the attack and decay of the compressor while…"
Apr 28, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Mikolaj Holowko's discussion Bass - y it never sounds great?!
"I use both speakers ROKIT5's and headphones K240's when I'm not alone.  Definetly prefer speakers, no sweaty ears.  But sometimes I need to hear detail, so I put on the ear warmers for that."
Apr 28, 2011
Mikolaj Holowko replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion A few of my compositions...
"Good songs, thought altough the production sound clear, it's a bit lifeless, but that might be due to the samples.
I like 'Wondering' a lot :)"
Apr 22, 2011
Doug Lauber replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion A few of my compositions...
"Please post a file here, to the Music Dissection forum."
Apr 19, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion A few of my compositions...
"Beethoven and Heifetz were both amazing musicians, but I have no desire to compete with their accomplishments or try to sound like anyone else.  My hope is that people will be touched in some way when they listen to my music. My musical interests…"
Apr 19, 2011
Paul Howard Davis left a comment for Sandy Herrault
"Thanks Sandy.  I sort of live in 2 worlds. On the violin I read music and play works of other composers, but I prefer composing by ear for some reason.  Thanks for listening.  I enjoyed your piece too.  That's fantastic that you've composed for a…"
Apr 13, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion A few of my compositions...
"Thanks.  I'm glad you liked it.  I was sort of experimenting in getting it to sound like the instruments were talking to each other."
Apr 13, 2011
Paul Howard Davis commented on Keith Holden's video
"Very original.  I have been researching some kind of midi setup for my violin to play my eastwest libraries with, and nothing works very well.  I've been told the output from a violin is too varied, etc.  So, now that I've seen your method with bass…"
Apr 4, 2011
Paul Howard Davis left a comment for Adam Weldon
"Love your music Adam.  Very dramatic and emotionally moving pieces.  I use QLSO too.  I'm really blown away!  Now you've inspired me to write something for film. "
Apr 4, 2011
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  • Congratultations Amazing
  • Hi Paul, thank you very much for your kind comment. I'm busy right now but I plan to visit your website soon. Sorry if my message is short but my english is short too !

     

    Yours sincerely.

  • Paul,  Hi. I love to play a few different styles, compose for bands, solo violin, and now hopefully film if I can overcome some educational hurdles.  Trying to figure out how to get from sibelius to finished product in Protools.  Never give up, that's what I tell myself.

     

  • I like your music.  Fellow violinist, Sandy
  • Hi Paul. Thanks for the add and your kind comments. I've had a listen to your compositions and I'm sure many will agree that they could easily be expanded into music that would be quite at home as an integral part of Films and TV dramas. I look forward to hearing more. Cheers
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