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Glenn Stanton

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  1. one thought - use automation to "write" the setting as a very short envelope, then turn off write. the gain will bounce to the level you set. adjust the gain, then once happy, enable the automation write, turn the gain know a bit to lock it in, turn off write.
  2. maybe just use two mono tracks. i just did a recording this weekend up at Woodstock and just two mics and two mono tracks per performance, sounds great and i can also adjust some of the levels between the tracks to change the closest instruments to a given mic.
  3. hmmm. are the audio latency set as high as possible? this will help ease CPU impact from the synths. if you're trying to run soft synths, versus freezing them, those will be very high resource consumers. presumably you're stacking all the same soft synths in Ableton with the same latency settings?
  4. agreed, never let the computer decide ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. pretty sure if the simplification simply remove redundant nodes within a given % of the adjacent ones, that would seem straight forward like the video. if you're asking for it to create curves based on the node pattern as showing in the first post, i'd suggest that is way less intuitive for the programming to make - my interpretation of that would have been a bowl not a descending arc to a point... also, i wouldn't want my gaps (the dotted sections) to be automatically filled since i usually mean them to keep the last position steady until next change without needing to consume any automation processing.
  6. yeah, the value-added tax schemes are probably the most corrupt/evil by any measure. basically the government applies the VAT to every step, so it's often 35-40% by the time a consumer gets it - with most "built-in" by wholesalers and distributors. and because many of the VAT layers are not readily seen by the buying public, the governments adjust them all the time (you can guess which direction). this not only cause a competitive hit on the markets but effectively devalues the currencies involved. (as a disclaimer had the professional experience of building systems and as a result too much info on VAT schemes...) so for anyone thinking in the US that VAT is the way to go to "simplify" taxes, just say NO.
  7. as an observation, going to PT, StudioOne, Cubase, Live, FL, REAPER forums you see complaints about crashing all the time. i've never seen a high end (>$25K worth of IO and computer) ProTools installation on a Mac, for example, ever work for more than about 4 hours without crashing completely. even with no plugins or only stock ones. so not sure that CbB is the least stable of DAW out there. i know on my desktop and laptop, i've gone easily 8-10 hours a day for a few days before i start seeing weird things - like no doubt memory holes being drilled by plugins and various Windows processes. then again, my workflows tend to be simple and i limit the number of cross-trakc/cross-buss routing and massive numbers of plugins and soft synths. probably no more than 40-50 tracks on a project and probably same number of plugins across all the tracks and busses. maybe a 12-15 soft synths which are typically then frozen during the mix.
  8. it's not so much complicated as it is preparation work so your projects are in the best condition possible when sharing them, otherwise the recipient has to do all the work, and they could get it wrong resulting in a lot of wasted time. plus, you're likely to do a bunch of these steps when it comes time to archive a project. knowing if you rehydrate it, you'll mostly have things organized in a way that helps you get back to mixing instead of patching up a mess...
  9. hmmmm. i use BT speakers and sometimes are headset with CbB many times over the past couple of years. if you have them installed as Windows devices such as audio outputs, recording sources, etc then they (generally speaking) can be seen in CbB using WASAPI or ASIO4ALL (in this latter one i find it annoying that it sometimes reverts to the Bose headset when i had set it to the USB audio, but its easily changed in the admin console).
  10. congrats on the new specialized high intensity training (S.H.I.T.) job! ๐Ÿ˜‰ i tried this about 8-9 years ago with a fairly large server-size system (HP DL w/ 160 cores on 8 CPU , 2TB RAM, etc) and oddly enough it had a built-in audio card. running Windows Server 2012. so since the $50K machine was sidelined from a project, i loaded up a VM using SONAR PE (X2) and while i could not "hear" via audio card, since it was present in the VM, i could hear and mix via remote desktop (via 1gb hardwired network) from my laptop. BUT (always a big but somewhere) it was flakey and had the crackles etc you'd expect on a low end PC, and even with a bunch of tweaking i could not get it to be happy. maybe the Windows 8 on a VM was not happy. whereas my Dell 545 (still running today - 3 years ago updated w/ quad core cpu , ram, and OS) was perfectly fine with the same software, OS, and general settings. maybe with more modern OS and Hyper-V updates it will work.
  11. if you're planning on sharing - some preparations are needed to do this smoothly: make sure your audio clips are bounced to clip and extended (not dragged!) to 1:0:0 mark so the person receiving them can align them to the zero mark. yes, you can export them individually as broadcast wav which have the time markers embedded, but what if the recipient cannot use that? so zero mark is best. if you know the person on the receiving end will not have the plugins needed, print a separate track with the effects and then remove them from the project once you have documented their settings. make sure any plugins which are yours exclusively and not likely to be available (easily) for the other person (and which you determined are critical to the mix) are documented. Word is a good choice with screenshots. make sure all the clips and associated file names are understandable. it makes it much harder for someone to sort through clip#99 clip#A mix_clip#5 etc create a copy of the project with it's own audio file directory. this (check the copy audio files box) makes copies of the audio clips and only the ones you're actually planning to share and not a variety of clips which will be confusing to someone needing to patch them together. this is where you can export OMF file as well - open the newly saved-as project and export. ensure the person you're sharing with can read your files at the sample rate and bit depth of your project. it won't be helpful if the person getting your files can only support 44.1K @ 24 bit to send files which are 96K @ 32 bit... if not, convert the audio files to the required sample rate and bit depth. export a "draft" mix (or demo/reference etc mix) so the person receiving the package have a rough idea of what you're doing at the time you sent it... then zip the new project directory. this captures the project file, OMF, Word doc, rough mix, and audio clips into a single blob which is universally accessible. the recipient of the package can use the project file or just import the audio clips into the DAW of their choice. now share the blob via USB drive, or via cloud services. of course, if the person you're exchanging with use the same version of CbB, then you can skip the OMF and leave any shared plugins in place. feel free to have people sending you their projects take the same efforts to package up their work before sending it. ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. sorry for your loss. it's actually only 5 tracks - drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, and vocal. so no doubled parts, maybe it's the constantly shifting tempo and some flanger (guitar) and chorus (bass) causing the pitchy bits (not discounting my singing of course!) yeah, it is a bit sloppy in parts. mostly because i started out testing the tempo mapping by dragging the guitar (played without click or other parts) onto the tempo bar, then adding a midi drum pattern and playing the other bits.
  13. so why would you have to drop CbB if you buy into PT? i'd go out on a limb and suggest many people on this forum (and many more not on the forum) have at least 2 DAW they use, and probably many have 3 or 4 DAW products (and likely all kinds of audio processing tools as well). for myself (having 6 DAW products), if i get audio files and no restrictions, it's CbB. if it's a mostly mixed PT project, then i open it in PT, save in PT, and re-share it back as a PT project. same for Cubase, FL, REAPER, Audacity, Studio One, etc etc... it would be silly to use a framing hammer to assemble picture frames when an air powered brad gun would be perfect... the right tool for the job is the right tool. smae for plugins - i need both VST and AAX so investing in products which support both eliminates redundancy in the plugins i use and the breadth of knowledge needed to use them across DAW... if you're making a living off this stuff, then investing in the right tools and acquiring the skills to use them is part of the gig...
  14. i'm guessing but the Park Control app you're using is made by the same people who make Lasso ๐Ÿ™‚ Lasso is so much more. however, it's mainly for technically inclined folks who want to get deep under the covers of CPU affinity and many other bits. yes, if the CPU is kept full on, full power, it will be more heat than allowing the OS to manage the CPU utilization.
  15. yep same here. plus with RX7 (or later, perhaps earlier as well) - de-reverb, de-noise, etc all help. on the simpler "synthetic" stems - capture a MIDI of each from Melodyne, use it for soft-synth replacements, and just keep the vocal or lead solo ๐Ÿ™‚ (sort of like using new paint on a Sistine Chapel ceiling when needed ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  16. +1 on the Gibraltar thrones. i have two round ones. way way better than "saving money" on a cheap one. i use one for keyboard and one for drums. very heavy but much more comfortable if you're in the seat for a couple of hours.
  17. new outro theme for dogs gone to heaven movie
  18. if you look into the "standards" around this, there are many partial attempts over the years and 4-5 which seem to have persisted. it's likely that some software companies probably invested in any number of the partial ones as well as the current "standards" (specifications really) and are also the ones likely to be involved in the committees to create the standards (both for showing their love of the movie industry, and of course to lock out competitors). so it's not surprising that the implementations vary enough to prevent easy re-use across competing products whilst each company is hoping they become the favorite... somewhat interesting is the choice of Microsoft file format (via COM interface) for the storage blobs (alleging this works seamlessly across Mac and Linux... fully possibly given COM is simply a bit-wise interface specification re-usable binaries as long as endian direction is taken into account ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  19. i know for my licensed version, when i download it, it's customized install package w/ my license built into the installer data. no sure if the demo software works in a similar fashion, if so, the "date" might be embedded as part of the installer package so regardless of when you install it, it might expire in 30 days from the time you download. maybe reach out to Celemony and see how it works and perhaps get a refreshed demo.
  20. is AAF primarily used because of dialog timing being preserved while the video is edited and sync'd to the external audio processor? or does it have a place for the background music sync'ing as well? which to me would be less useful as most soundtrack composers tend to write/perform with the latest and greatest major edits so the music transitions are closely matched to the onscreen activities and director cues - versus being cut up and likely discontinuous a a result whereas dialog would be "tight" to the acting and less impacted across edits... my 2ยข as i don't do a lot of video on-the-fly composing/performing.
  21. Lasso has a lot more configuration options for setting up application specific bits so you can set core distribution, latency of applying restrictions, and ignoring total cpu for restriction, etc. all of which can help avoid having CPU do slowdowns or re-schedule for intermittent or short term processing spikes etc
  22. do a reinstall. something got dropped. make sure you're using the latest and greatest installer 2021.01
  23. i would go with the park control until you update to W10. and even then i'd get the Lasso tool ๐Ÿ™‚
  24. some good info on wide guitars: https://www.puremix.net/blog/double-tracking-rock-electric-guitars.html
  25. in general, unless the source is stereo (e.g. keyboard direct in, drum overheads or room, guitar stompbox chorus effect, etc) record it in mono. on outboard effects applied to an instrument, it's always a good idea to record another track clean in case you want to "re-amp" later or just overlay a clean version etc. for MIDI capable instruments, record the MIDI as well. you don't want a good performance to not be captured with all options for using it in the mix. you can always delete unneeded stuff later if space or organization is a concern.
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