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Mixing down to 16-bit

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1 year 3 months

Hey everybody,

I have recorded my songs in 24-bit, and as the last part of the process, as I am mastering, I am also using a 'UV22HR' plugin to convert into 16 as I create the WAV files. At least that's my understanding.  However, I'm reading now that I should mix to the same bit rate as my session was recorded in. 

Monitoring and mixing down LIVE (NOT "Export Mixdown")...cannot do with new soundcard

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5 years 9 months
Hello all.

I use Cubase 5.5.3. I've recently switched to a new soundcard, a Native Instruments "AUDIO 6".
I used to use an RME Fireface 400 but changed because I needed something I could also use when out DJing.
With my previous soundcard, I was able to mixdown previously recorded parts, LIVE, and see the levels in my live monitoring channel. For some unknown reason, I cannot do this anymore. If I record enable the channel I want to record to, I see no levels whatsoever.

Clipping problem when mixing down

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13 years 11 months
I have a project which contains a vocal track that has its volume elevated to the point of clipping - on purpose. It sounds really nice. When I play it in my program (Sonar 7) it sounds nice, at least. This is because the only track that is clipping is the vocal track, and everything else comes through clear when it does. When I export and mix down to a single stereo track, bad things happen. The whole track clips whenever the vocals clip. Um, I'm not exactly a professional, more along the lines of a beginner.

Mixing Down In Sonar 6 PE

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21 years 2 months
When i mix down In Sonar 6 PE my final Mix down tone goes up and down. on play back thru Sonar everything sounds great. i'm mixing 26 tracks of audio with effects (eq, reverb, etc) down to a wave file. i think it is my processor but the indicator shows 20% cpu usage and 10 hard disk. i run a amd sempron 2800 with 2 gigs of ram my audio from guitar and bass record fine

mixing down for mastering on diffrent medias

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21 years 2 months
just finished work on pro-tools . the masterlink has gone down for reasons unknown and is being repaired but a new project needs to be mixed down for mastering- what are the pros and cons on the equipment available to me
there is a fostex e-2 with 456 tape with only a dbx 224 for tape noise
also a pro Sony mini disk or a Sony rdr gx7 DVD recorder or the mac g-5 or even the possibility to burn every thing to a G hard drive ? i have a -b almost all these at one point but only for recording material

Need help with mixing down in Cubase sx3

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21 years 2 months
I'm currenlty having trouble with the quality of mix downs in Cubase sx3, their not as powerful as what i'm hearing back during mixing (lacking stero space and power once played on other stereos etc). I also use a set of Sennheiser headphones as reference monitors whilst mixing to check placement etc etc

My setup includes

2 delta 1010's
Mackie 24 channel desk
Tannoy monoitors

Mixing down in the studio

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15 years 9 months
If you recorded all your tracks for your new song(s) in your own studio. And then wanted to mix them down at a real nice studio. With a high dollar console. Which way is the best way to approach the owner so that you will get the best deal.
The last 2 or 3 times we went to a bigger studio we just payed whatever the owner asked for. Typically they wanted an hourly rate. Does this sound like the best way or which of these suggestions might be better overall...
1) pay per song
2) pay per hour
3) pay flat price to mixdown all the songs

Mixing down drums w/ sample

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21 years 2 months
If the drums have been recorded. And now it's time to mix them down. How do you use the kick mic as the trigger for the kick drum sample?
Or do you have to record with a trigger on the kick drum?
I want to be able to select (or dial in) the right sounding kick drum sample during mixdown. I don't want to have to do it all during tracking. Mainly because then later I can find the perfect drum kit sample for the song.