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Mark MoreThan-Shaw

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  1. Travesty of travesties this souless clone was a Dollar whilst Erasure's first album flopped. Thankdully Erasure went on to be massive and David Van Day went on to own a burger van
  2. Not sure why it matters whether you call it bounce to track or bounce to clip as effectively it does the same thing if a clip is selected. Just highlight the clip (1) press CTRL+B ( I think this is default but I have many custom key bindings too so it may not be ) Note - since the update...Yes, you have to click OK now on the new export screen ...you never used to , then you get a new track with the bounced clip on it (2) I had a macro set up that also hit the enter button and it just did it. I concede you need to press OK now which kinda sucks.
  3. Fantastic plugin, use it on everyting for the past 5yrs - Bargain at this price
  4. Freeze only works at track level not clip level. It's designed to alleviate the CPU load when you have a lot of plugins and VSTi's running Freezing at clip level wouldn't help with CPU load as the plugins would still be running if only part of the track was frozen You can bounce a clip to audio and it will automatically create a new track for you containing the bounce.
  5. It's very easy to bounce a clip to audio in Cakewalk, you can bind it to a shortcut as well like so. https://gifyu.com/image/e99s
  6. I'm not talking about tracks exported for other musicicans to import into another DAW in order to record more tracks with, obviously you'd want those to be spot on. I'm talking about final exports of finished tracks. Also you wouldn't get further phase issues if the same offset was applied to everything. However a lot of folks in home studios don't consider phase issues when recording or mixing either. Years ago I had an argument with a guy on a collab site because his snare was 180 degrees out of phase and he couldn't hear it in his mix. Eventually after he'd called me everything under the sun he came back and said he'd gotten someone round to check his studio and there was a fault in the internal wiring of his compressor which flipped the phase....he thanked me in the end. 😄
  7. No - It would just need adding to the export. Here is an excerpt from the publishers FAQ guidlines for deliverables. ----snip ---- ARE THERE OTHER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS? Yes, there are. As there will be no further mastering, all tracks should (1) have a maximum peak-level of -0.3 dB - NOT normalized to 0 dB to avoid “intersample overs” that cause clipping in D/A converters and in mp3 conversion. (2) All tracks should have an Loudness-Level of 12 LU/-11 LUFS or an RMS-level of -12 dB (equals a dynamic range of 12 dB) – of course classical music will have more quiet parts than e.g. house or rock music, so try to adjust the loudest parts of each track to -12 LU/dB RMS. All tracks (3) should have a balanced level of high, mid and low frequencies. (4) They should have 0,25 seconds of silence at the beginning (some D/A converters in CD players need some msecs to work properly) and 0,25 seconds of silence at the end. (5) All tracks should be checked for clippings, dropouts, “clicks”, “pops”, cut reverbs at the end and other errors. (6) All Tracks should be checked for mono compatibility / phase problems. ---snip---- So imagine that you have to export a stem for every track cue they accept which is usually 5 - 10 exports, then the different alt mixes which is 3 or 4 normally, you're deliver at least 10 exports per track so using a stereo editor to as 250ms to the file after the fact is just too time consuming ( based on my own 100 tracks per year output which is fairly typical for the industry ) Currently I get around it starting the track at measure 2 and then exporting a fraction of the silence at the end of bar 1 ( usually a 16th of a bar will do it ) So the option to add it automatcially as part of the preset would mean I could start my tracks at bar 1 which is easier because you get used ot the math of tracks being in 4 or 8 bar sections - plus it could be exactly 250ms, not some time that quite close but is different dpending on the track tempo.
  8. It works here, Here is a recent track where I used it on the guitars - most of the clips need to go down slightly in the mix apart from one near the end that had to come up It sounds like you are doing the right thing..split the cips..Ctrl-drag the red line up and down. Not sure why you are are not hearing the level changes Unless you are adding FX that are bringing the level back up ? Compression, limiting etc ? Try bypassing all the FX and listening again (blue FX button on tool bar ) and see if the changes are more obvious without the downstream FX ?
  9. Yes, I've listened to HiFi setups that cost in excess of £100k and it's a completely different level of experience. But the demo recordings they use are not by people making music in their spare rooms. They're generally top class musicians recorded in world class faciilites with high end equipement playing great music. Not Jon from Basingstoke in his shed making sub par Prog drivel on his laptop so he can get 7 likes on Facebook. So it's all relative. Songwriting - Performance - Production - MIxing - Mastering all trump recording media and delivery format. I can get more enjoyment from a great song that was recorded 70 years ago in mono , over an AM radio than virtually every home produced self released track I've ever heard. And I've heard a lot. I agree that N'th degree improvements can wring every last ounce of detail if you have the ears and the equipment top hear it , but if it's not top notch material to begin with then nobody to whom it might matter will be listening.
  10. It's not that subtle to me either, but I spend hours every day listening to audio critically. It's what I do. The rest of the family wouldn't tell the difference, they are casual listeners who consume music on their phones, laptops or smart speakers or possibly ICE system. I don't even think my teenagers have ever heard a lossless format. They are typical listeners and they will never ever hear the difference in a mix. However if you give my wife a photo which looks perfectly good to me she will point out if the focus is soft, pick up on chromatic abberations, converging verticals and blown highlights. As experts we focus on tiny details which are insignificant to the uncaring masses. Hence..moot.
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