We are the music makers - producers?

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  • Thanks budday. I've bitten the bullet and have gone back to the start. Rather than a year zero approach I've just bypassed rather than removed all my plugins so I can always pop them back in to see if they are in fact needed. I've kept the three aux reverb sends of room, vocal plate and long vocal plate.

    I've grouped and coloured everything into subsections of: bass/percussion/guitars/accordion/banjo/­brass/lead vocal(s)/and BVs. As the upright was the last thing to be added have decided to start building from the ground up so I'm starting with percussion and bass then adding instruments one or to at a time to build up a mix.

    As a rule I'm binning any individual instances of compression, then revisiting the EQ settings. I've gotten much more adept at handling the channel EQ since I did these mixes which is helping. I'm only adding back compression if it's essential to manage levels and make something sit better in the mix... or in the case of the lead vocal as an effect in that i'm using it with a low ratio and the gain cranked for a "gritalizer" effect. So far I've managed to remove compression from everything but bass, banjo and lead vocals.

    Allowing the guitars and accordion to breathe a bit more seems to have brought the track back to life a bit. I've reset the compression on the banjo so it's more like a limiter with a much higher threshold (just below 0db) and a super fast attack, release and ratio setting. The idea being that it leaves the signal alone to ebb and flow as much as possible but leaps into action whenever a rogue twang threatens to spike the vu meter into nasty digital overs. Banjo is hard instrument to record like that...

    Getting there. I'm having an enforced break because faulty monitor is faulty. Good idea to reset ears anyway.

    Wine?

  • ^ sounds like a good plan. Best thing (or one of them) about Logic X is that you can record new versions of each one under the same project and thus never lose anything. It's brilliant. Agreed on only compressing if it needs it - I think we tend to forget how much better our bedrooms are for recording levels than your average recording studio in the 1950s was, and they managed pretty well.

    I've just finished mixing four songs for a pal of mine's debut EP and they sound utterly phenomenal - so proud to've been involved. Can't wait to get it out there now.

  • just bought one of these cheaps B stock from German eBay - the kick and the clap are so 808, very nice!

    A little demo of the MFB-522 analog drum machine - YouTube

  • ^Fun.

    I've been too busy gig-pimping to do much recording of late. Plenty coming up tho.

  • Just this week finished mixing the last couple of tracks for the indie game soundtrack I've been working on. 26 tracks in total! 42 minutes of music. The background music loops so I'll need to do edits of everything with proper endings, and then I'll pop it up on Bandcamp when the game's released.

    https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ok­4E1hh2z4oCtBCboQmRnkVavoODsA4d

    Should be out next month, all being well.

  • So do any of you happen to be enthusiastic electrical audio hobbyists and fancy a (hopefully quick) project?

    My studio amp (Samson Servo 600) appears to have died during my slightly nomadic past 12 months and finances are rather tight at the moment :(

  • using an Eventide Space reverb and a Strymon Timeline delay on synths at the weekend both incredible pedals

  • anyone using a firewire mixing desk? I'm thinking about something like the Mackie Onyx 1602 or the Allen and Heath Zed R16 to replace my current audio interface (and I was going to get just a cheap 8 channel mixer)

    Thinking behind it is running hardware synths and outboard gear in, better integration with DAW and some decent quality pre's

  • oh and free EQ plugin ahoy

    http://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-vos-slickeq­/

  • I have a Project Mix I/O
    It's never been 100% with Windows. Either it or Windows occasionally just decides that it isn't going to have sound anymore and you have to fuck about running this little app to remove the driver, switching it off and on again and then letting the app reinstall the driver. I've exhausted every possible cause and solution. I've no idea if it would work on Macs better, but I will never buy another Firewire soundcard for a Windows machine.

  • New track for Sunday morning. Been sitting on this one for a while, finished the mix this morning.

    https://elvers.bandcamp.com/track/crashe­d-and-burned

  • oh and free eq plugin ahoy

    http://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-vos-slickeq­/

    Chears!

    Am getting a lot of use out of this at the moment: http://www.softube.com/index.php?id=tilt­

  • Trailer for my new video came out today - check it out famalams.

    Benedict Edwards - "The World Is Fire" trailer - YouTube

  • I have a Project Mix I/O
    It's never been 100% with Windows. Either it or Windows occasionally just decides that it isn't going to have sound anymore and you have to fuck about running this little app to remove the driver, switching it off and on again and then letting the app reinstall the driver. I've exhausted every possible cause and solution. I've no idea if it would work on Macs better, but I will never buy another Firewire soundcard for a Windows machine.

    Yup touch and go whether that combo works.

  • Live from the Moog Factory

    Live From the Moog Factory - YouTube

  • would anyone be interested in a tascam fireone interface? it's a few years old now but works perfectly. £50 posted

  • Just incase anyone is looking to buy relatively cheap electronics from ebay beware of this seller

  • Harrison Mixbus mixer/DAW for only $19.95!!!! Get in!!!

    http://www.rspeaudio.com/NO-BRAINER-DEAL­-Harrison-Mixbus-p/no-brain-harrison-mix­.htm

    I'm hoping to route Ableton to it and mix in Mixbus

    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may10/ar­ticles/mixbus.htm

  • ^ nice, thanks for the tip-off.

  • Awe

    Sum

    Thnks

  • this is getting in mah computer

    http://www.toontrack.com/product/ezdrumm­er-2/

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