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Old 07-25-2001, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Enuff Q: How about some tips!!!!

This one is obvious - keep in mind I do T.V. work so time is always a factor.

When I am recording guitars, I will create four new tracks (or six, or whatever I am in the mood for), arm them all, put amp farm on all of them, and choose the same input. I switch up all of the amp farm settings. When I get the performance I want - I save the session then comp the guitar tracks to a stereo track. Boom! wall
of sound - one pass. Saves me a lot of time & sounds great - killer stereo field

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Old 07-25-2001, 10:11 PM
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Nice work on LFO's "Every Other Time." I really like the morphing of rock and hip hop elements with pop songwriting and vocals.

If you don't mind my asking:
(1) What do you use to compress the stereo buss? The LFO mix is real tight and focused.

I used the channelstrip then the TCMasterX
(2) Also, do you mix in Pro Tools? Any favorite plugs?
All Pro Tools. I like all the plug ins
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Old 07-26-2001, 08:51 AM
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Default Re: Enuff Q: How about some tips!!!!

I forgot to mention that I pan the guitars every which way before I comp them.

Plugs - I wonder what I did before Master X ??? Seriously, I get EXCITED when I see my levels parked at 0 - 0.01 so I don't clip. The presets in X are great - usually require a little tweaking though.

Channel Strip and Amp Farm are fab as well. I have found that we use waves a lot when we are doing post and need to clean up some bad SOT.

TC plugs are very musical as well.

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Old 07-26-2001, 11:44 AM
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Default Re: Enuff Q: How about some tips!!!!

great thread!

here's my vocal comping method, useful if you don't have a HUI or ProControl.

Solo safe all the instruments tracks. Turn off "Solo Latching" in prefs. Line your raw vocal takes up, put the empty comp track there at the top or bottom. If you solo a vocal, only it and the insruments will be heard, without all the other vocals. This lets you pop from one track to another instantly, if you want to hear words or syllables from different takes.


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background or double vocal tuning using Autotune in PT 5.1.

Nothing more annoying than seeing 16 tracks of kinda crappy BGV sitting there! I put all the ones doing the same notes together. Tune a phrase for the first one,
then drag the plug-in down to the next track. Unless its really bad, it should be ready to go. The plug-in dragging thing is my favorite new PT feature. That and Beat Detective.[/LIST][img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 07-26-2001, 09:11 PM
Kenny Gioia Kenny Gioia is offline
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Also try detuning in autotune about 4cents to create a thicker Bk Vox other wise they can get a little too perfect.

I usually do the first pair at 0.
Next pair plus 4cents
Next pair minus 4cents.

You can use the same graphic for all of them unless you prefer automode.
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Old 07-26-2001, 09:19 PM
Kenny Gioia Kenny Gioia is offline
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Default Re: Enuff Q: How about some tips!!!!

Captain Crunch great tip.

I comp vocals by keeping all 8 takes on one track. Vox 1, Vox 2, etc.

Then I add a Comp Vox track right above it, set to the same voice.

When I hear a phrase I like I select it. Then hit a QuicKey (Esc - set to type x(cut) arrow up and v (paste).

Now that piece is on the comp track.

As you go along you're always hearing the previous line from the Comp Vox go into your other Vocals.

Let's keep this going.

Always use QuicKeys.
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Old 07-27-2001, 01:38 PM
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Here is a way I use autotune that someone might not have thought of...(maybe this is what everyone does?)

0. NEVER, EVER use the automatic mode.
1. Create a 2nd track (destination track), I usually name it T-Vox1 (vs Vox1).
2. Put Autotune as an insert on the original track; I also turn off ALL other plugins for that track.
3. Output the original track to a mono buss,
4. Set the 2nd track to input on that buss,
5. Put the 2nd track in record-ready (with "input only" selected),
6. Hit the numeric "3" key to record when you've got the phrase tuned the way you want.

Make sure pre and post-roll are OFF.

Make sure both track output levels are set to 0db and center-panned.

I also usually "solo-disable" the 2nd track so I can solo the first track and still listen to the 2nd track.

This also makes it easy to select an alternate playlist and tune it (and place it on the 2nd track) on those occasions where necessary.
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Jules..I did not ask you to apologize..Just give credit...Oh by the way, is it a coincidence that you don't have your "signature" on your last post?
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Old 07-28-2001, 09:24 PM
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Also Autotune 3 is supposed to be out which includes an audiosuite version which will make working line by line much easier.

I don't have it yet
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Old 07-29-2001, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: Enuff Q: How about some tips!!!!

Here is a nice little talkback mic trick that someone posted a while back. I saved it but didn't note the scholar. Thanx to whoever it was who originally posted it!

"Talkback Mic Technique

Plug in a mic and route it in to a mono aux track. Route the out to the headphones. Record 1k tone to an audio track and route it's output to a free bus. Put a compressor on the mono aux track with the sidechain from the bus of the tone. Whenever there's playback or recording the talkback mic is shutdown and when it stops it's on. (if you want to talk to the artist during record, you just option click the compressor and your heard.)

Thought this was cool and wanted to share."

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