Mix Fest 2001 Information Index

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by k.w.blackwell, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. k.w.blackwell

    k.w.blackwell Member

    Mar 2, 2001
    Because the "Mix Fest 2001" information is scattered over many different threads across multiple RO pages, it can be difficult to find what you might be looking for. Here is most of the stuff you might want to reference. If any new decisions and announcements are made, please add a reply with a copy of any new reference information to this thread. And then we can all just refer back to this topic to find whatever we need in the days ahead. Please don't clutter this thread by posting further discussion; rather, only corrections and additional info. Mixerman (as moderator) should feel free to edit my posts here directly to correct any misinformation. Note: this basenote was posted while mixing was getting started.

    To get a clue about what this is all about, skip down to "History", below. If you haven't already signed up, it might be too late. Check with the "pointman" for the song you most want to mix. Final mix compilation CD's might be available even to folks who did not participate in the mixing, but that has not been decided at this time.

    News Flash:The MixFest has officially moved with MixerMan over to his ProSound forum. All further discussion and updates should take place there. Quick link to MixerMan's new forum:

    Quick Links to the 5 Songs and Their Info:

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    Track sheet (posted by Radar Ranch):

    London Town: 16 bit 44.1 PT...

    3.OH L
    4.OH R
    5.snare OD
    6.snare OD + ride
    7.Elec. drums L
    8.Elec. drums R
    15.Lead Vox
    16.Lead Helper
    17.harm vox 1
    18.harm vox 2
    19.harm 3 + ad libs
    20.Synth L
    21.Synth R
    22.Vox synth L
    23.Vox synth R

    (24 tracks)
    [*] "Blatchford"
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    Track sheet (posted by ametth):

    .wav files recorded on the tascam mx2424

    1. Kick
    2. Snare
    3. OH
    4. OH
    5. Crash cymbal
    6. Mono drum room
    7&8. Stereo drum machine (ending)
    9. Bass guitar/distorted bass
    10. Delayed chimes
    11. EMPTY
    12&13. "Violin" sounding keys
    14&15. Rhodes
    16. Smooth synth bed keys
    17. More resonant synth bed keys
    18. Delayed/distorted lead keys (middle)
    19. Guitar
    20. Sub bass
    21. EMPTY
    22. Main vocals
    23. EMPTY
    24. Male background vocals

    (21 tracks total)
    [*] "Here Again"
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    Track sheet (posted by jrummer):

    here is the track sheet for the ROASVELT song "Here Again" recorded on DA-38

    1 - K
    2 - SN
    3 - OH
    4 - OH
    5 - Cheapo Throne Mic
    6 - "Room" Mic
    7 - Scratch Vocal
    8 - Bass
    9 - Rhodes
    10 - Empty
    11 - Lead Vocal
    12 - Guitar - Staccato
    13 - Guitar - Riff
    14 - Hammond Organ Top
    15 - Hammond Organ Bottom
    16 - Horns

    Thanks again.

    (16 tracks)
    [*] "UFO"
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    Track sheet (posted by Lenz):

    The UFO song is currently in PC/VST format.

    Tracks as follows:

    Kick Inside
    Kick Outside
    Snare Top
    Snare Bottom
    Tom 1
    Tom 2
    Guitar 1 verse
    Guitar 1 verse dub
    Guitar 1 corus
    Guitar 1 crous dub
    Guitar 2 strange hammer on pull off verse effect
    Guitar 2 corus
    Guitar 2 corus dub
    Guitar 2 Lead
    Lead Vocal
    Stereo track with cheasy drumloop

    (20 tracks total)
    [*] "She's the Man"
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    Track sheet (posted by Mixerman):

    24 bit/48khz on Pro Tools with SDII files.

    1. Kick
    2. Sn
    3. Hat
    4. Rack
    5. Floor
    6. OL
    7. OR
    8. Room
    9. Room
    10. Kick
    11. Sn
    12. Hat
    13. Rack
    14. Floor
    15. OL
    16. OR
    17. Room
    18. Bass DI
    19. Bass Amp
    20. Piano
    21. Synth
    22. Gtr 1
    23. Gtr Dark Double
    24. Gtr 2
    25. Chorus Gtr 1
    26. Chorus Gtr 2
    27. Wurli
    28. BVX 1
    29. BVX 2
    30. BVX Low
    31. Lead Vox

    (31 tracks)



    (posted Sept 6 by mixerman):

    Everyone needs to pick a song to mix, sign up under that song name, and make contact with the pointman for that particular song. There can be more than 10 mixers per song. If 18 people want to mix one song, then let them.

    The timeline for mixing should be broad. There is allot of file and tape trading, ...

    I know some of you want to mix a couple or even a few songs. So do I. But do me a favor. For order's sake, let's all mix our designated song first. Then you can contact one of the people mixing another song to get the format you need.


    (posted Sept 25 by Mixerman):

    • 1. No replacing or adding instruments. Please use what you have. You are mixers, not producers. The point of this is to hear what people can do with the tracks they have. Having some kind of uniformity makes this easier to evaluate.
    • 2. No Mastering. I want the raw mix.
    • 3. Mix to any format, but it will ultimately need to go to CD for whoever is compiling the mixes.
    • 4. There is no rule 4
    • 5. This is not a contest. It is a learning experience.
    • 6. Enjoy.

    You have 60 days to do the mix. Mixing period ends Dec. 1, 2001. I will extend that if I need to, but I'd like to get the compilations done before the end of the year.

    Have fun!


    MixFest 2001 is a communal mixing exercise, where the same raw tracks to a few songs are made available to those forum participants who make their desire to be involved known to the right people before it's too late. Those folks each mix a song and send the mix back to ultimately be compiled with all the other mixes and sent out again to everyone so we discuss each other's mixes. This is the first time we have tried to do this, so it is being organized as we go, and it is dependant completely upon volunteer effort.

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    The rest of the history so far isn't as interesting, as it tends to split into 5 different histories. Each song supposedly had one official thread for people to sign up to mix that one song, but "UFO" got splintered by some discussion over a snare track that had to be fixed. See the "Sign-up/Discuss" link above for each song.
  2. td

    td Guest

    You are one organizing mofo!!
  3. RNorman

    RNorman Active Member

    Jan 6, 2001
    Thanks, Keith. That's what I was talking about. Good going.
  4. Mixerman

    Mixerman Active Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Thanks Keith! That's a great summation.

    I'll be back tomorrow. Sorry for the dissapearance everyone, I've been technologically cut off from the world.

  5. k.w.blackwell

    k.w.blackwell Member

    Mar 2, 2001
    MixFest 2001 is done, now. But out of a whole bunch of folks who supposedly started out participating, we only had 14 people send in mixes for the final compilation (17 total mixes). The compilation got distributed, and most of the discussion of the mixes has happened already, but it is still going on. If you were one of those folks who somehow missed the boat, then you might nevertheless want to join in the discussion. Supposedly, all the final compilation disks are spoken for. But don't let that stop you from trying to persuade someone to make a copy for you (might take some money).

    Find the recent talk where it was all moved to, on Mixerman's forum (at that other site). Here are some quick links for you:
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">By the way, some of the links in the original basenote of this thread might not work anymore, but I think most of them still do.

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