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jViridis
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Hello! Starting out

Hello to the Caustic community!
I'm new to this whole thing. Caustic is definitely the best app I could find for Android. It was easy to get a grasp of and it's literally my first step into composing electronic music and full length tracks. I've been playing guitar for years and recently discovered all this noise and decided it wouldn't be hard to make my own so here I am.

This is the first track I made on Caustic. You might recognize the music box note progression :). The levels are all jacked up, the distortion was too loud on the string synth I used so it might be overloaded on your speakers or headphones depending on how loud you listen to it. Also about that, I messed up the sample on it but I thought it sounded cool so I kept it like that.

It also doesnt reach the climax I want yet. I actually have revised versions of this already this is the oldest version. soon hopefully I'll finish it and upload the best version. Give me your feedback though! I'm still learning to navigate the app and take full advantage of its capabilities.

PS: I dont know if this embedded correctly. Can you teach me the way you guys did that? Nvm. saw the post :)
PSS: The very beginning of the track placed a chord for some reason. I have no idea why it did that when I exported it.

ImpulseGame
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Joined: 05/23/2012 - 05:10
I've had similar problems

I've had similar problems exporting. Letting a track play out to complete silence before exporting seems to help (you don't have to start playing from the beginning). Think it has something to do with a beat or chord stuck in the cache, which gets exported as well (?)

Keep playing.

Jason
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Joined: 03/23/2012 - 21:32
Send me the song file, ill

Send me the song file, ill peek at it for you.

But for quick starters..... adding a compressor effect at the master strip the block on the very right side of the effects screen.
Threshold knob at 9:00
Ratio knob at 3:00
Attack knob at 8:00
Release knob at 8:00
You may get a bit better result s...

jViridis
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Joined: 06/17/2012 - 23:39
Do you want the caustic file

Do you want the caustic file or the wav file?

Thanks guys. I'm totally new to actually producing and formatting music. Do you have somewhere I can go to read about things like why that compressor helps and what exactly it does?

Jason
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Joined: 03/23/2012 - 21:32
You can send me the caustic

You can send me the caustic song file to play with...... i can show u a few tricks..... youre off to.a great start

ImpulseGame
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Compressor seems to work

Compressor seems to work quite well, keeping everything in line. It's the only insert effect I used on a new tune (almost finished).