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  1. bouldersound

    Top Video Myths For Musicians.

    It's not my resources that matters, it's the band's. And if there are two to four bands playing in a night, arranging for a split is going to lead to issues of diplomacy with the house crew that can cause a lot of friction. I try to keep things low impact. When a band gets to the point where...
  2. bouldersound

    Top Video Myths For Musicians.

    Actually, my background is more in audio, but it all started from dabbling in live bootleg style recording. That led to live mixing and studio recording. Eventually, hauling a PA into a venue, mixing the band, then hauling it all out again became too much, so I went back to my live recording...
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    Top Video Myths For Musicians.

    I find doing a split adds a ton of work (and expense) to a live recording. If cost were no object, I'd do it every time (and I have the gear to do it), but cost is always an object. I think viewers are fairly forgiving if the audio mix is at least fair and the visuals are engaging. But this...
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    Top Video Myths For Musicians.

    How do you feel about fancy, high budget music videos produced for studio recordings vs. decent, more affordably produced, live performance videos? How about an actual live performance with a paying audience vs. an authentic live performance in, say, a rehearsal space? My feeling is that a live...
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    Help - All my music on all outlets has been removed?

    I do very little of that kind of thing, but I've been using Tunecore. They can be picky about matching song titles in the artwork, but I think that's actually an iTunes/Apple Music requirement.
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    mix critique One of my favorites

    On the front porch would probably be no reverb. In a house would be a short one with some short early reflections.
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    How do you like the new forum?

    I think that did the trick.
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    How do you like the new forum?

    It doesn't redirect on my Android/Chrome. It shows an list of folders. I have to click on the "community" folder to get to the site.
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    Need help with noise on guitar track

    I can think of two possibilities. First, it's the audio circuit of the camera itself. Camera audio inputs are often not all that great. What video camera are you using, something with a 1/8" stereo input or something with dual XLR inputs? Second, it could be noise from an electronic device (like...
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    How do you like the new forum?

    There are some cases of dynamically generated pages where there's a question mark in the address. Don't delete that information. They tend to be a lot shorter than links with Google tracking data anyway.
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    How do you like the new forum?

    I always try to clean up links. If you copy the link from the address bar on page in question, everything up to the question mark is the link, everything from the question mark to the end is the tracking data. Don't copy links to non-FB sites from FB.
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    Had to restore the server 16 hours back.

    Gotta do what you gotta do.
  13. bouldersound

    mix critique Mix n Mastering feedback pleasey... Thank You All (COVID 19) (Vox n Piano)

    It will depend a bit on what software you're using and how you recorded the tracks. Did you record this live straight through or did you record it in parts? Voice and piano together or piano first then voice? I suspect the piano at least is a single take since I didn't hear anything that sounded...
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    mix critique Mix n Mastering feedback pleasey... Thank You All (COVID 19) (Vox n Piano)

    Would you be open to letting one or more of us have a shot at mixing this? I could do it in Reaper and send you the project file so you could see exactly what I did.
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    mix critique Mix n Mastering feedback pleasey... Thank You All (COVID 19) (Vox n Piano)

    I echo the encouragement to experiment, and I use special reverbs on occasion. But my approach is to resist adding complexity until I have a compelling reason. So I'll work with a single shared reverb as long as possible, then resort to special reverbs for specific tracks when that just doesn't...
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    mix critique Mix n Mastering feedback pleasey... Thank You All (COVID 19) (Vox n Piano)

    The traditional way to apply reverb is by way of a parallel effects bus (as opposed to a series mix bus). How you implement that varies with the software you're using, but it generally involves a post fader send from each track to a shared reverb which is set to 100% effect (no unaffected audio...
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    mix critique Mix n Mastering feedback pleasey... Thank You All (COVID 19) (Vox n Piano)

    If the wave file is coming out at -1 dB True Peak, I wouldn't worry about it. Leaving that dB of headroom accommodates the slight increase you often get with compressed formats, which is probably what happened here. I think it all worked out just the way it's supposed to.
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    mix critique Mix n Mastering feedback pleasey... Thank You All (COVID 19) (Vox n Piano)

    I just discovered that my default channel configuration had the pan law set to -3dB, so all my numbers above are 3dB off. I had just changed the default a couple of days ago and it tripped me up. I think this version is better. Maybe dial back on the vocal HF boost and mid cut a bit. In parts...
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    mix critique Mix n Mastering feedback pleasey... Thank You All (COVID 19) (Vox n Piano)

    Yep. There's no sonic magic about 14 LUFS, but that's kind of the standard (with variations) for streaming platforms.
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    mix critique Mix n Mastering feedback pleasey... Thank You All (COVID 19) (Vox n Piano)

    Note that the eq changes will make all that about LUFS and True Peak levels change, but the principle is the same. You left a lot of volume on the table. You reclaim that without giving up much in the way of dynamics.
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