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Alan Tubbs

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  1. You should send tracks to busses if they are part of a similar group, say drums. You can have eq and compression and reverb affect the entire group, as well as very track volumes without resetting all the other elements too. you should have a master buss which all tracks or busses go to. The master buss goes to your interface output, which goes to its physical output, which goes to your headphones and your speaker amplifier input. sends are just a another kind of buss, mostly for reverb. In this case you have several tracks you want the same effect on with various depths. Different levels of the same reverb on lead and backing vocals so they seem to be in the room ( even if your backing vox already has verb on it.). I typically have a LEAD buss for lead vocal, but slip some of the lead guitar onto it to put it into the same space with the vox.
  2. I usually use a gefell 930 for vo. I’ve had success with the warm 87. I’ve tried others but dynamics don’t have the detail I want, but that might be as much about the room as anything. It is treated but a little dull and dynamic mics don’t shine with moderate speaking levels. I also have used a nice crown pcm for vo. It was a little too much surface and little depth - a bit too hard tho it sounded radio friendly. the condensers are more expensive but do double duty on music instruments and singing.
  3. Dimension pro/Rap pro were always cutting synths to me. With their clean, anti-aliasing engines they jumped out in front of most alchemy lines. Alchemy was a much thicker, more analog sound. They worked well together, texture wise. They still sound great. I wish they’d release new libraries, tho.
  4. Yea, upgrade away.. and it won’t overwrite your present version of sonar.
  5. The op is missing the point of mixing, or adjusting the relative level balance between tracks. Or turn it up, as one of the first posters said. Once you have recorded a solid track with no distortion that you don’t want, then you can lower the volume of those instruments (either individually or via busses that provide a single fader to control your overall drum levels, for example), you need to balance the music tracks against the vocal tracks, thus raising its realities volume. also, tracks can refer to either to complete songs - I heard a great track on the radio! Or to individual audio tracks within your daw. It also has a verb use in audio - I need to track guitars today, ie. record them. dont be discouraged there is a lot to learn. Recording is like an learning a new instrument and it rakes rime to understand thee techniques but also the lingo.
  6. Most importantly, how much money is available? I love Barefoot speakers and I’m sure they would work, tho 10,000 USD might be too much. At the lower end of the market I’d go with Yamaha, although every superior speaker they make seems to get cancelled because of manufacturing problems. The Beryllium speakers in my NS 500 became too dangerous to make as did the paper cones in the ns 10. I’ve had the ns 500s since 1975 and still use them at home. By nice hardware that lasts.
  7. The ssl style buss comp is marvelous and works close enough to the real thing. I’ve never used the waves comp, tho. As for the rest off the pro channel ssl modules, I’ll have to go back and listen more. I seldom use the eq because the pc eq is so useful.
  8. You can copy and paste a clip or selected section as many times as needed within the “paste special” command. It is in the paste command itself..
  9. You need to make sure the focusrite is set to the old project rates. Sometimes that causes such problems. Sample rate and bit depth.
  10. Yea. To the OP, samples are snippets to loops of audio. Loops like a 4 on the floor kick and snare drum pattern. If you don't like that kick drum you can find a hit of another kick you like better and manually lay it in over each of those audio loop kicks. Or you can load these snippets into a SAMPLER, which can play back individual hits at different pitches or entire loops. So you could have an entire drum set contained w/in the SAMPLER and play it - usually via MIDI. And edit that MIDI data on screen in Cakewalk. The midi notes aren't audio until played or played back. Kinda how electricity doesn't sound like music until it passes a speaker. of such as a kick drum hit. You can lay in this kick hit over every kick on your repeating 4 x 4 pattern
  11. Modx software synced fine. I didn’t mess with it much since it was a demo but it all worked. I’ve got the new stage organ Fm in and I guess I’ll have to reinstall the software. I’ll report back. It uses some kind of connect also.
  12. 1176s are often used on bass, either going in on recording or shaping afterwards. The 1176 can add an edge of distortion to the sound, just a a little that helps push the sound forward. An 1176 is almost like a switch it can be so fast, so just a small knob change can have a large effect in that small sliver of sound. the other standby is the la2a kind of compressor. Or use both together.
  13. Jesse Jost has a 30 min interview about cakewalk by Bandlab. Check it out. https://sonicstate.com/news/2020/09/17/presentation-cakewalk-a-free-daw-for-pc/
  14. Yea, that is it. Great reverb that was fun to use. And educational!
  15. Cakewalk used to have an early do reverb that showed a box shaped and the size of the room.. it was not only their best sounding reverb at the time but was highly educational.. I forget the name but I remember it.
  16. Windows 7 works fine with the cakewalk by bandlab, the latest iteration of sonar.
  17. Or you can pay hundreds of dollars for another capable DAW. It is easy to skip the social media. Ive got Bandlab and cakewalk on an old w7 machine that connects to the internet every 6 months to update bandlab and whatever else needs upgrading. It is my main mixing rig. Otherwise, I ignore bandlab and it seems to leave me alone except for updating.
  18. I’ve used The TAscam us series , they share the same drivers so should be good to go for years. Good drivers and hardware. Audient would be my fav sub $1000 line. I use the 44 and find it a hair better sounding than most the other interfaces, so I would go with one of theirs. And 4 is the # of I/o I need.
  19. I once emailed with microtech geffel About repair and even their front desk said check the cable. I had just used it the day before so I didn’t think.. I had barely uncoupled the mic, but sure enough, the cable died overnight w one simple twist. Saved me hundreds and terminal embarrassment, almost tripping the thing back to Germany. @
  20. Be sure that the headphone plug is seated, and then reseat it. That has got me before.
  21. Freeze the track. Copy the resultant audio to an open audio track. Unfreeze the original track and archive it until needed again.
  22. It doesn’t matter, mastering will do that I the end. But At one point many proS wouldn’t track or mix without slamming the ssl buss comp on the master. I don’t use a master buss comp or anything, but I’d be happy to use cakewalks ssl buss comp if I did. Really nice job on that one.
  23. I use cakewalk bandlab on a win7 rig and it works fine. and it won’t overwrite your old cake version already o your hard drive.
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