protools-engineer

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by lukee, Jan 31, 2002.

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  1. lukee

    lukee Guest

    could anybody tell me what a protools engineer (as written on many cd`s) exactly does?
    maybe a naive question but in my country the producer is often the protools engineer (cause of the budget...)

    thanx :confused:
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

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    Feb 10, 2001
    Please copy and add to it but here is a possible real world "big budget" recording personell break down.

    Artist (s)
    Session musicians
    Equipment rental company delivery guys
    Producer
    Engineer
    Assistant engineer
    Studio Gofer / errand boy / girl
    Chef
    Piano Tuner
    Drum Tech
    Gtr Tech's
    Vocal coach
    Studio booking staff
    Producer manager
    Artist manager
    Artists assistant
    Cleaner (s)
    Drug dealer (s)
    Roadies
    A&R staff
    Pro Tools engineer

    PT engineering = Putting drums in time, putting singing in tune, comping vocal takes, general editing.

    :)
     
  3. jriggs

    jriggs Guest

    ......tracking into PT, be it live, or after,
    ......completely re-arranging the song before the band gets back
    ......actually making the beginning and end of the song cool, by cutting a piece out of the middle and putting it there (gapeless, seemless)
    ......playing with the bands girlfriends, while they're in the other room trying to work.....

    or maybe that's just me....
    :cool:
     
  4. jriggs

    jriggs Guest

    oh yea, i forgot, saving the session so that when the A&R guys tell the producer it sucks and they have 24 hours to re-mix it, it's not problem. You hit open file, and touch it up.
     

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