Mixing

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by wakeupbomb, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. wakeupbomb

    wakeupbomb Guest

    Hello. I have my home studio set up with a Yamaha O1V digital console, a Digi 001, and and outboard compressor. It's not very much gear I know, but I want to practice my mix technique and get good at it, but I don't have a wide variety of tracks. Does anyone know where I can get ahold of some tracks just so I can mix them and get good at it? Or does anyone need any tracks mixed that I can work on? I'm looking for almost anything, rap, rock, country, jazz, whatever. Thanks a lot.

    If you want you can e-mail me at wakeupbomb13@yahoo.com Thanks again.
     
  2. doulos21

    doulos21 Member

    http://raw-tracks.com/v-web/portal/cms/index.php
     
  3. Ben Godin

    Ben Godin Active Member

    hey doulos, for the heck of it i checked out this website, what is the pourpose of this company? can't you just record some tracks and mix them, also what do you learn by mixing mp3 files?
     
  4. EricK

    EricK Guest

    The purpose of Raw-Tracks is to provide material for people, like the original poster, with quality material to mix. I have seen people request tracks to mix all over the internet. Even people who are recording all the time, and have plenty of their own material to mix, can benefit from Raw-Tracks. It will be very interesting to compare how different mixers approach the same material.

    "what do you learn from mixing mp3 files?"

    I offer the tracks in 16bit/44.1kHz on CD-ROM. They are also available for download as mp3 for people who don't want to wait for a CD to get to them in the mail. You can learn a lot from mixing mp3's. The fidelity is not that bad.
     
  5. doulos21

    doulos21 Member

    nothing will test your skills more then mixing tracks you havent tracked. You don't have any idea what your getting and you have a totally freash view on everything helps the creative process. I personally love being called to mix a project ive had nothing to do with. Some of my best and recognized work has been done mixing tracks ive never touched till the mixing process. and i doubt you have tracked anything on 2 inch tape and when you do get tracks from 2 inch tape you will get an eye opener for sound quality and you will hear the diffrence in the low end and learn how to fake it in digital.
     
  6. wakeupbomb

    wakeupbomb Guest

    Thanks guys. I just saw this today and haven't had a chance to look at the site. Do they have all kinds of music there to mix? Country, and rock, and what not?
     
  7. EricK

    EricK Guest

    Wakeupbomb,

    Right now I just have one rock tune to mix. It is my hope that I will have more styles to choose from in the future. This first release is just basically to 'test the waters".
     
  8. wakeupbomb

    wakeupbomb Guest

    Oh so you set up rawtracks? That's cool. I'll test the waters and tell you what I think.
     
  9. wakeupbomb

    wakeupbomb Guest

    Ok, well, I'd like to try this out but I have to pay $8? Sorry, I just want to practice mixing, I don't want to pay for it. I'll just try to find some tracks somewhere else.
     
  10. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    .33 cents a track and you think that's too much? I doubt you could find musicians that would just play for you for that price.. the soda and beer for the session would run you more than that.

    That said, so much of what goes into a mix starts at tracking ... good recordings start with arraingment and tonal sculpting at tracking. If you have 3 guitars all playing the same chord and rhythm, you are never going to get them to define.

    The best thing anyone can do IMO is to get friends and local bands to let you record them for free and then lean your mixing chops with the messes you made yourself.
     
  11. wakeupbomb

    wakeupbomb Guest

    "33 cents a track and you think that's too much? I doubt you could find musicians that would just play for you for that price.. the soda and beer for the session would run you more than that. "


    I don't think it's too much I just don't have any money...so yes I guess it is too much for me. But yeah, I have other resources that I can use to get tracks to practice mixing, it's just that they are only rock songs, and I want to get good with country, rap, r&b, ragge, techno, everything. So thanks again.
     
  12. stereodude_

    stereodude_ Guest

    if i were you dude i'd just walk down to the local college or school and find a band rehersing in the music department. I'm sure they wouldn't mind a free recording. Failing that, youve always got the sample protools sessions that came with your 001
     

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