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Tracking Keys

Discussion in 'Recording' started by tundrkys, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. tundrkys

    tundrkys Guest

    I am in no means a pro, but with a little help, maybe I can get close.
    A couple of questions about tracking.
    When an artist does most of his work on a Keyboard type workstation(Korg Triton, Roland Phantom) is it normal to just go direct into the board? Would he strip all the effects off his work, like reverb and EQ, Panning, and leave that to the engineer/producer? Does it matter? I know each individual would probably do it his own way, but what is the "professional norm"?
    Same thing with guitar, is the reverb on the amp used or not, does using the amps reverb cause any problems in the control room?
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    No simple answer to that - depends on the wishes of whoever is in charge.

    In my own case, most often I like to record the guitar sounds with whatever pedals, processing, effects, eq, etc. the guitarist performs with. If there is some doubt, one can always record a second track with a dry DI and reamp it (and addplug-insor fx) later.

    Same can be said for keyboard tracks. If it sounds good with all the fx intact, i don't mind committing. Reverb is the only thing I might turn off, to maintain more mix flexibility.
     
  3. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    When I was tweaking a K2000 in a college class (in the Ussachevsky Electronic Studio, at that) I had full access to Lexicon, Ensoniq, and other processors. I was going nuts using Galaxy (I miss Opcode) for patch editing and to an extent the music followed the patches. I didn't use the processors at all, and everything was tweaked at patch level, including modulation and panning. This is an extreme example, and sometimes you will have basic sounds you want to enhance when you have a fuller picture of a mix, but a serious synth programmer probably wants it back exactly the way he/she gives it to you, unless you are otherwise instructed.

    Bear
     

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