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Old 12-04-2014, 01:37 PM
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Music: The Role of the Producer in Music Creation
By Fab Dupont on December 3, 2014
Grammy-nominated producer Fab Dupont and The Arrows work together to take their demo idea all the way to a complete set of recorded audio and MIDI tracks ready for final mixing...Read more

And a new video series:

From Creation to Final Mix
From a Demo to a Hit song: A Journey
Watch the trailer and the first episode of this video series featuring South African band The Arrows and Grammy-nominated producer Fab Dupont as they turn a demo into a hit song with Pro Tools 11.

Sign up to download the tracks, watch next episodes and more:
  • Watch episodes 2 to 6 and master the art of creating a song with Pro Tools 11
  • See how Fab and The Arrows work together turning a demo into a finished track ready for mixing
  • Learn how to improve your own demos with production tips and tricks from Fab
  • Download the tracks and produce your own version of this song
  • Share your thoughts in forums hosted by our press partners and enter the draw to win a copy of Pro Tools 11 plus 1-Year Puremix Subscription
  • Listen to how some professional producers mix/remix this song

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Creation To Final Mix: Meet the Artists Inside Avid
By Aurélien Pichod in Music January 14, 2015
At Avid, two of our talents, Lars Kischkel and Eric Horstmann, EMEA Audio Solutions Specialists, surprised us with their own version of the song “Words to Say” by The Arrows, which they worked on in their spare time...Read more

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Old 12-05-2014, 08:11 PM
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Bruce,

Great video of Fab working with these very talented musicians. However, I couldn't download the recorded tracks. Never got an email.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:22 PM
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I tested it when I posted this, and I did receive the email and downloaded the session files. I would suggest trying again, maybe with an alternate email address if you have one to try.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:35 AM
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I really enjoyed watching these. The interaction between Fab and the artists was fun to watch. I really liked that Fab wasn't at all adverse to using plugins like Boom, Xpand or AIR Filter Gate. We're so often told we've got to have the big name plugs (ie Nexus2, Spire, etc). Yet here's a grammy nominee using the stock plugins! Loved that!
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I think some folks tend to overlook the stock plugins found in Pro Tools- they are of high quality and can do probably 95% of what you need to do in audio production. It's not so much the tools, but the person's skill in wielding them that gets the needed results.

And yes, I'm enjoying the Creation2Mix videos also- I haven't tried any "competition mix" projects before, but since I'm upgrading to PT 11 (from 8 LE), I decided to try mixing "Words To Say". I've already put a version up on SoundCloud. Hmmm, I might remix it and put a new version up there- we have until January 11. A mix is never quite done until the deadline!

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I think some folks tend to overlook the stock plugins found in Pro Tools- they are of high quality and can do probably 95% of what you need to do in audio production. It's not so much the tools, but the person's skill in wielding them that gets the needed results.

And yes, I'm enjoying the Creation2Mix videos also- I haven't tried any "competition mix" projects before, but since I'm upgrading to PT 11 (from 8 LE), I decided to try mixing "Words To Say". I've already put a version up on SoundCloud. Hmmm, I might remix it and put a new version up there- we have until January 11. A mix is never quite done until the deadline!

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I recall some well known audio guru saying, "no mix is ever finished...it is just abandoned!" Or something close to that!
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I haven't tried any "competition mix" projects before
Just a minor note about that, I saw that some guys assume it's a mix contest. I thought so too, until I read the conditions..

You should, as we all do, try your best to get the best mix you can at this point, but in the end, the winners will be picked at random:

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Anyway, a very nice learning experience indeed.
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I recall some well known audio guru saying, "no mix is ever finished...it is just abandoned!" Or something close to that!
Yep. That's how I feel when I run out of time :)
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Just a minor note about that, I saw that some guys assume it's a mix contest. I thought so too, until I read the conditions..

You should, as we all do, try your best to get the best mix you can at this point, but in the end, the winners will be picked at random:



Anyway, a very nice learning experience indeed.
I noticed that too, shtik, and I was going to post about it. AVID and Puremix are promoting this as a "Competition". I think that it's misleading, though. Competition implies value judgments being made as to which mixes are "better" than others. What they're doing here is more like a raffle or game of chance. Well, it says "drawing" right on the page where you can see all of the video episodes of the recording session. I agree with you, though- it's a nice learning experience- a practice mix to exercise one's skills and creativity.

Another thing I noticed: regarding the promotion of Pro Tools 11, they could have kept the "11" theme going, but they didn't! The "competition" ends on January 11. They should give out 11 prizes, not 10! And an 11-month Puremix subscription. D'OH!
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Hi I just noticed in the rules that quote,"Closing date for entry will be January the 11th 2014" I'm a bit confused as the topic was started in December. I thought this was a recent event. Am I missing something or am I a year late for this?
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