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Freebase Dali 03-13-2012 08:31 PM

Producing, Recording, Mixing & Mastering Support
 
For the longest time, I wanted to create a super-thread about this kind of thing with all the links and discussion one would need to reference issues regarding production, recording, mixing & mastering.
Eventually, I realized that it would be too huge of an undertaking, and I certainly couldn't cover [and am not an expert on] all the possible topics, nor could I do it from any other perspective than my own, or resources I've found myself.
So, what I've decided to do is create this thread in hopes of it becoming a living, growing resource fueled by contributors who can answer any particular questions someone may have in regards to the music recording/creation process, or provide resources to help someone out.

The intent behind this thread is for any recording/producing musician to come here for help and/or tips on any particular aspect of the process, and those of us willing and able to assist will provide answers.
I intend to catalog and link to detailed & helpful replies here in the main post and categorize them for ease of access, and hopefully we can build a growing resource for both ourselves and others, so that we can more easily achieve our goals as recording musicians.

With that said, I just want to add that debating methods is fine, and reply answers can be edited by the particular author at any time, but we want to be free of any major discrepancies in those methods prior to them being included as a reference in the main post (apart from general stylistic methods). But, again, it's a growing (and evolving) project, and like any musician knows, it only gets better with practice!

This thread will be constantly under construction. ;)



Feel free to share your thoughts, or request the thoughts of others!

SATCHMO 03-13-2012 10:33 PM

Should I buy Logic Pro for Mac for $200? Boxed it retails for over double that price.

Freebase Dali 03-14-2012 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SATCHMO (Post 1165101)
Should I buy Logic Pro for Mac for $200? Boxed it retails for over double that price.

Sounds like a reasonable price, then.
Logic is a solid DAW. Well worth that price cut, imo.

ElephantSack 05-12-2012 01:59 PM

Gotta question here. Does anybody have any advice on how to program custom drum tracks in Drumkit From Hell or transfer drum tracks from Ableton 8 to DFH? I've managed to get the files from Ableton to my MIDI files in DFH, but they won't play. And yeah, I've tried running as an administrator. What am I missing?

Deviouz 07-16-2012 05:30 PM

FL Studio...

rickbarratt 08-05-2012 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SATCHMO (Post 1165101)
Should I buy Logic Pro for Mac for $200? Boxed it retails for over double that price.

was gonna say you can get it on the app store for £120
but then realised your working in dollars :P

Logic pro is good, not the best but great for beginners to advanced. plus with free updates and when logic 10 comes out it'll be like £20 to upgrade

JustJunMC 11-07-2012 08:32 PM

I personally like using

FL Studio the most as it is easiest to use

Reason sometimes

Logic when I had an apple computer (havent used it in a while so hella rusty)

Pro Tools for mixing

Maybe we should start at Pro Tools and discuss its usage

Freebase Dali 11-10-2012 05:38 PM

Pro Tools is the same as most DAW software out there. It just has a different layout and different ways of doing things. When discussing DAW usage, you're not really discussing it in terms of particular programs unless you're talking about specific workflows and specialized capabilities.

JustJunMC 11-10-2012 07:46 PM

That makes sense, they are all essentially the same. However, I find Pro Tools easiest for recording and mixing and multitracking, however FL Studio is catching up

Freebase Dali 11-11-2012 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustJunMC (Post 1249668)
That makes sense, they are all essentially the same. However, I find Pro Tools easiest for recording and mixing and multitracking, however FL Studio is catching up

Personally, I find Pro Tools to be unnecessarily complicated in terms of how and where they place things and ways to go about doing things. It's not set up very intuitively. A program like Sonar, however, does all the same things as Pro Tools but is very intuitively laid out, and allows for customization of workflow. It's one of the main reasons I prefer Sonar over Pro Tools.

For instance, adding buses in Pro Tools seems like an autistic person designed the process. And in Sonar, you simply open up the mixing console, right click and add a new bus. On that bus, you set the input and the output. Done.

That's just one of the many things I've seen using both programs. I understand that it's the industry standard for some weird reason, but it definitely can't be because it's easier than everything else. :)

As far as Fruity is concerned, that's geared more to production anyway. I wouldn't put it in the same category as either Pro Tools or Sonar, although both can do production as well.


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