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weezul 05-27-2007 04:27 PM

Re: Something Old and Something New
Hey everyone, im brand new to pro tools, and brand new to this forum so hello there recently purchased an MBox 2 Mini, and ive been working with it the past couple of weeks. I used to use ACID rewired with reason, but the setup i found rather limiting, so i thort i better take the plunge and enter the realm of the tools so far its been really rewarding, and i like my latest song -
you can hear it here -

if anyone would like to point out anything for improvemnt (productionwise) or something that its lacking that i have missed, that would be cool!

oh yeah quick question, ive got a core2duo 2.16ghz, 2gb computer and i have about 8 audio tracks, each with compression/eq/guitarrig 2 rtas, 4 intrsument tracks each with 2 reason channels coming in, and a audio and instrument track routed to a bus with a vocoder plugin on. my CPU usage is at about 60%, on playback. its usualy solid. but occasionaly i'll open pro tools and it just wont play, or stutters and the screen moves behind the music, along with "audio clock" errors telling me to check the samplerate. I heard the dual core fix would sort it, but it still comes back occasionaly. Anyone have any suggestions?
sorry for babbling, enjoy the song



Jon E. 05-29-2007 05:57 AM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
My latest is here:


Please let me know what you think! Thanks. Jon E.

Wheeltard 05-29-2007 08:41 PM

Re: Mac Mixes!!!!!!!!
New one posted on Myspace. It's titled Half My Life. It's me on everything 'cept for the really nice accent and lead guitars. That'd be my friend Gib Fenning who did a heckuva job, considering how both he and I are ham-fisted bass players by nature and proficiency. The mix is still a bit too muddy and I've got some work to do, but I'm pretty happy about how it's turning out.

Comments welcome.

Roy Howell 05-31-2007 09:05 AM

Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
vocalvoodoo and Jack Rabbit....thanks...hope things are going great for you guys.


mahler007 05-31-2007 01:07 PM

Need some help with this mix
Below is a link to a project I've been working on for some time now. I'm kind of disappointed with the quality of the final mix I'm getting, and am hoping somebody can give me some different strategies to pursue.

The recording is of the first movement of a piece called "Electric Counterpoint" by the American composer Stev Reich. It was written for 10 guitar parts (+,-) and two electric bass parts. The first movement is in two sections- the first is an intro (2 minutes) of pulsing chords, and the second is about 5 minutes of an evolving texture comprised of canons and small, shifting patterns. In live performance, there is a "live" guitar part that is played with a "tape" part of the rest of the ensemble (or CD, whatever...)

The problem with my mix (as I hear it) is this: It's too boxy and kind of stifled sounding. I would really like to create some more space within the mix so that the solo part, which runs up the middle pretty much the whole time, has a little bit more room. Plus, i would like to have each part be a little more defined.

Logistically, this turned out to be pretty difficult to do. Getting 10 electric guitar parts, all written within the span of a 12th, to sit together well in a mix and retain their own space is really difficult- at least for me. I can't even begin to tell you all the things I tried, but in the end I ended up busssing the guitars 1-4 to a stem, and guitars 5-8 to a seperate stem. Guitars 9 and 10 had their own sum, as do the basses. I compressed the first two stems somewhat heavily (5:1) and EQ'd each as I saw fit. i also EQ'd individual channels as necessary, but it seems like no matter what I do, or how much I cut (which is A LOT) the low mid build up becomes insufferable and ultimately this is what's killing a lof of the space I would like- I think.

I recorded it using my Strat through a Fender Twin with a very smll amount of overdrive. I ran a direct line into my Summit 2ba- 221, and used a Royer 121 on the amp through one channel of a Focusrite ISA-428. Both inputs went through an Apogee Rosetta 200 and then into ProTools. I ended up using about a 10%-90% (direct to mic'd) mix ratio on each part...

Anyway, if anyone has any constructive advice I would really appreciate it. Sometimes I think i may need to start from scratch, but it was so much work to make this... Really, kind of insane I would hate to have to do this again



Greg B 06-01-2007 12:17 AM

Here\'s a love song to a Volkswagen
Here's a tune my pal wrote, titled Superbeetle. It's getting a lot of comments back from those who have heard it. I play guitar and bass, Mark plays drums, sings, and sequenced.

It's a catchy tune, and a MAN's song!!


kenny89 06-03-2007 07:00 PM

Re: Here\'s a love song to a Volkswagen
All your work is awesome guys.

Ill post some stuff soon just got my 002 rack

I love Super Beetle man that stuff is catchy as hell.

The stuff you guys are making is whats missing in todays mainstream music !!!

marllee 06-04-2007 03:25 PM

Re: Here\'s a love song to a Volkswagen
The song Gabriella is my first project in pro tools - it took 2 days from start to finish. This is also after having the system ( mbox2 factory)for only 4 days. I'm amazed at how pro tools is soooooo user friendly after you get past the initial "What the hell?" phase!


IntelDoc 06-04-2007 05:38 PM

Re: Here\'s a love song to a Volkswagen

The song Gabriella is my first project in pro tools - it took 2 days from start to finish. This is also after having the system ( mbox2 factory)for only 4 days. I'm amazed at how pro tools is soooooo user friendly after you get past the initial "What the hell?" phase!


Wecome to the mix realm first off. I see where you are going with the mix and the solo guitar player thing. I think that you have the guitar u about 3 to 5db too much. Let it set in with the rest of the music. It sounds more like a guitar in your face with a song in the back. I am a guitar player myself and used to have that "PUT THE GUITARS IN YOUR FACE" syndrome too. Could use a different reverb too. Something with a little more depth to it. I think that if you set it back more it will let the rest of the music gel better. Add a slight delay and throw it to each side with a buss but make it VERY, VERY subtle. That will throw it more.

Good start.


marllee 06-05-2007 09:18 AM

Re: Here\'s a love song to a Volkswagen
Thanks Doc, I'm gonna give that a try and yeah I agree about the guitar being too loud. My initial mix had a better balance but I'm just learning how the mixes translate into the "real world".

again thank you for the kind words,


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