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how to get rid of that (caustic) sound?

hi every one
there os allways a strange sound in all my caustic songs
how can i get rid of it

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I remember seeing stuff like

I remember seeing stuff like this on the Reason forums. "How can I get rid of the Reason sound?" "Why does Reason sound like fucking Reason?"

The reason for that is very simple. You're not using custom presets.. Ditch the default shit and download new soundfonts and drumkits, and if you want to get really creative you can start ripping off loops from commercial songs that you like.

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Please be more specific to

Please be more specific to your issue.... What exactly is this sound that you're having trouble with?   There is no "Caustic Sound" character really.... using quality sounds or instruments (not so much alot of the so-called "free" stuff out on the internet), with good arrangement, mix, and mastered tone-shaping will get you a good final result in the end.

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Please upload .caustic song

Please upload .caustic song file you've created and audio file in this thread and then use the comment section for pointing out strange sound that you hear so we can help. Thank You.

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Assuming you're talking about

Adding a bit of room reverb and delay with decent compression alone will go a long way to bringing you closer to the 'studio' sound I suspect you're after. Look up some 'mastering' techniques on youtube. You'll notice a lot of pro producers spend half their time when writing their stuff playing around with EQ and compression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The defaults that come with

The defaults that come with the program are actually relatively on par to anything you could buy or find elsewhere on the internet. But it doesn't hurt either to spend a bit of change on the Play Store or Itunes for Caustic Packs.

 

 

 

 

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I too remember the threads at

I too remember the threads at PUF ! about the reason sound , so to speak ! JpP ;)

i usually put it down to lazyness ' not really opening the door's of the Daw ! but rather relying on presets which i too have been guilty of, many times' lol

Its just not True, Caustic nor Reason have THAT SOUND ! 

the only thing i can think of is how those concepts come about / That sound ! is people trying to emulate a sound that someone else has manufactured!

& is having success with ! ' & so the band wagon roll's into town ! & everybody want's to sound the same ! or at least as near as dam it ? 

early ninties & right through Pro_Logic was the program to have, but once people like Van dyk & judge jules became famous with Big Trance & big House ' every body started copying those guy's & guess what? some people started saying Logic songs sound the same ?  but it was'nt the program ... they were nearly all using the same sounds ' with the exception of a few ! Those that stuck out, & those that sold hits ;) Van dyk , J jules , CCox , PTong + Fat boy slim .... blah blah blah ... most other people were mererly trying to emulate ' for small piece of the cake ....

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In the end, learn to make

In the end, learn to make your own sound, your own sonic character, and just be yourself..... Don't try to be like everyone else, because they all sound the same. cool

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Or make your own patches,

Or make your own patches, like I did on this track: http://www.singlecellsoftware.com/node/6130

 

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Caustic has all the

Caustic has all the capabilities of producing high quality music,any naysayers just need to visit Jason's YouTube channel I've produced some good songs but I've produced good songs inn fl, ableton, reason, just play with it, take breaks come back mix and throw out into a daw for mastering anything is possible never let what you don't have interfere with your art. Caustic is capable as any daw in my opinion.

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Caustic\s filters, eqs,

Caustic\s filters, eqs, compressors and limiters have caustic sound.when pushed hard they give digital distortion, esp band isolate. although i like clean, sterile sound of bassline and subsynth, it gets boring after a while. it would be cool to have gain control in a mixer, so you could have clean lo gain sound and hi gain dirty sounds, though it might be CPU consuming. also distortion algorithms are not very good (but foldback + bassline brings sweet nostalgia :) ) i'd say give more range to eq, fix that square distorion in filters, upgrade distorion, limiter, compressor algorithms.

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There are plenty of gain

There are plenty of gain points from synth to mixer..... all digital 32bit float audio here..... no added noise or other artifacts....   I disagree with the overdrive algorythms, if you know how to set it up and feed the signal into it, pre and post, you can get very pleasing drive effects for a variety of scenes, be it electronic grit synth or guitar and amp modelling.....    the flexibility and variety of filters and tools, shelf EQ, Para EQ, and other tone shaping tools here (app stock "hardwired" or my DSP ToolBox demo tools, or user-created tools) really puts this app on par with larger system software/hardware

Welcome to SCS by the way  cool   there is much to "gain" here   heheheh

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Thank you. Ok I got the trick

Thank you. Ok I got the trick from your website - Run everything thru chain of modulars, and process stuff there.

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Oh yeah the possibilities are

Oh yeah the possibilities are endless..... Go grab my Builderz Pro Demo from GPS, and you will see some really cool things that you can do with the Modular....

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You can do weird stuff even

You can do weird stuff even with the demo content... hehe...  just tweak all knobs
 

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Oh yes, with Builderz Pro, it

Oh yes, with Builderz Pro, it is encouraged to explore, experiment, and tweak everything, you will get huge variations of sound..... Heck, even switching presets on the Slave Machines will open up new possibilities as well.....

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Orr it could be just as

Orr it could be just as simple
Buy the app.

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Just use non default sounds I

Just use non default sounds I make my own samples in other programs

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The way you play a preset and

The way you play a preset and the way you mix it does the whole different. I'm using a lot of stock sounds in my songs and you really can't say where they come from without peeking into the caustic file. The pcm preset "Electric Bass" shipping with caustic is my goto bass whenever I need a natural sounding bass, that's because it is so rich in harmonics that I can shape it any way I want.

Whatever sound you think you hear in all caustic songs comes from decisions made by the author of the song rather than decisions made by the app developer:).

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There’s a massive variety of

There’s a massive variety of sounds that can be made with Caustic, so if you’re unhappy with producing stuff that sounds like everything else, make something else. Combine unusual instruments and sounds. Distort them, bend them, filter them - Ask yourself “What if...” quite a lot and you’ll end up with something that sounds a little bit different.

 

There’s always time for a classic ‘four to the floor’ EDM track that’s well made, but if it’s not floating your boat, actively do something else.

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... After reading all of

... After reading all of these, I think everyone is missing the point. I know because I have the same problem too. A strange ambient/8bit noise has been haunting some of my songs. It's quiet, but loud enough for it to be noticeable. Think of a small bitcrushed computer hum. My CPU levels are fine, so what is causing this??

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Nothing I've ever noticed,

Nothing I've ever noticed, what machines and fx are you using? If pcm check the quality of the samples used and make sure it doesn't clip. If you upload an example I could take a look at it...

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Yes ... I hear this little

Yes ... I hear this little bitcrushed hum too... But not in the exported file... I think its a playback issue from androids digital sound processing...

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Maybe your phones are too

Maybe your phones are too sensitive? I used to get strange background noises (feeping, glitches) with my Sony headphones on my PC. When you insert a volume controller cable, lower the sound volume (by the cable), and increase the output volume of the computer, the sound gets fine.

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The only thing that may cause

The only thing that may cause the background noise may be a stray signal feeding the BitCrush effect, but I thought that was adressed over a year ago, OR a Modular preset that uses a Formant Filter, in some cases can generate a small noise issue....

Nothing wrong with the app itself.

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This may or may not be an

This may or may not be an answer to your questions, but for a while I noticed and odd low hum in the background of my tracks when they were paused (using an iPad). After searching and searching, I discovered it was coming from a modular that I had patched to create a "sweep" sound. (using a noise generator run through a LP filter, which I would increase the cutoff, or resonance, to make the "sweep" sound. Pretty basic patch.) Even with the cutoff all the way down, the noise would still occur. To fix it, I simply added a 2 channel mixer to the rack, and would just increase and decrease the output volume of that to prevent it. (I understand you could do the same with the built in mixer or instrument output, but I like to set those, not automate them.)

Once again, I'm not sure if this describes or solves your issue, but I thought I'd chime in.

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Actually it was none of that.

Actually it was none of that. I just exported a little chiptune thing that I made awhile back with no FX nor mastering. It was fine at first, but the next time I opened it, the noise was there. I thought it was a caustic problem so I exported the track. Play it on my phone and whoop de doo there it is again. I thought "meh" maybe it's my speakers glitching out so I uploaded to SoundCloud and took a listen on PC with quality headphones and guess what was in my track... I don't get it much anymore, but it was pretty irritating at the time :P

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