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  1. Thanks to everyone on this thead. I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of mixing now.
  2. I think I've got the kick more audible in my latest mix (thanks to Drum Replacer). For the female vocals, I'll make a note to add some more compression next time I remix it.
  3. I wish I could tell you, but I don't know - it's acoustic drums and I'm not the drummer .If you want, I can ask the drummer what he's using.
  4. Yep that was it. I updated to the latest version - problem solved.
  5. That darn well could be it. When I logged in last night I noticed there was an update for Cakewalk, but I haven't installed it yet.
  6. Yeah, I think I figured it out. I lowered the kick a little on the mix, and backed off the boost on the master, I think it's better now.
  7. Ok, I'm pretty sure those points of clipping are the vst Kick drum. I wonder if I should compress it/put a limiter on it in the mix.
  8. Wookie: I just ran the Youlean meter on the new mix/master and I also see the little red indications of clipping scattered throughout. I'm not sure where this is coming from... How do I fix this? Should I put a limiter on the stereo out of my mix prior to bouncing down (before mastering)? Actually I guess there's two things I need to understand how to fix: 1. prevent clipping 2. lower the average LUFS - is this done by simply lowering the level of the master out during the mastering stage, or increasing compression during the mastering stage?
  9. I wonder where the clipping is coming from? I followed the peaks in my mix and all the tracks were around -8dB and below. Was the clipping ioroduced during the mastering? On a different note: I took everyone's suggestions here, and I redid the mix from scratch. Here's the new version: https://clyp.it/o2uqwrw3 I think it sounds cleaner now. But I think I need to lower the level of the bass guitar a little. And maybe add a touch of thickening or stereo width to the vocals. Let me try running that Loudness meter on the above mp3...
  10. The "Save Scene" and "Save as new scene" buttons are greyed out under "Mix Recall". Is there some special thing I need to do to get these to work?
  11. Nevermind, I found the answer on an old thread: drag and drop the midi track to a folder. This make a .mid file from the midi data.
  12. I found there's a way to export midi tracks but it ends up producing a cakewalk (.cwp) file. I couldn't see a way of generating a .mid file - is there a way to do this?
  13. Thanks. Actually yesterday I did install Drum Replacer - what a nifty tool. I was able to use it to identify the kicks and snare and create a new midi track and use TTS-1 drum kit to reinforce those. I'm finishing up a new mix of the song, I'll post it here later.
  14. Lynn: thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you mentioned the bass - I myself already was feeling a lack of bass, in the back of my mind was thinking how to fix that. I've got a couple synth basses in there, but they are on the off beat and they aren't deep, so they are acting more like twangy synths. I'm going to try adding a regular reggae style bass guitar and see how it sounds. Thanks for that catch.
  15. Good catch. I love how reverb sounds on drums but you're right, I don't want to push them further back into the mix. Regarding compression, thinking this through ... I guess the kick would *not* be compressed if it's the *only* thing playing when it hits, but if cymbal or snare hits at the same time (and louder) then everything would get compressed .... So yeah can't rely on that either. Darn it.
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