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Kenny Grieve

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  1. Hi John I have never used it, I came across this document, I was wondering how it could be done in cakewalk Always wanting to learn more Test everything and stick to the good ones that work
  2. Thank you MSmcleod I do this on a few of my recording it works well as it give you a mix down of all the effects that where included in the Track I think the answer to the setup I am referring to lies in the Patch Point Route I want to reduce a vocalist dynamic range by inserting a Compressor within the DAW before it enters the channel strip for recording with in the question I posted it explains this setup in other DAWs I was just wondering how would you set this up in Cakewalk Regards Kenny
  3. Hi Team Is there a manual or video that will explain to me on how to set this up in cakewalk ? This is an extract of a document I sumbled across and would love to test this theory to reduce the vocal range dynamics The Secret to A Perfect Vocal Chain: Recording with Compression & EQ There is a huge myth in audio that you want to record a track as clean as possible, with hardly any effects being committed to the recording unless it’s an instrument like electric guitar, or a synthesizer. This myth is one of the biggest things stopping you from getting great vocal recordings. Why? Because if you can shape your vocal recordings with the plugins inside your DAW… It saves you time, energy and effort when editing, producing and mixing your own vocal recordings into a finished mix. On top of that, recording with the right compression and EQ is a skill that will level up your home recording and mixing skills, and give you true confidence that you’re making music of a professional standard. What is EQ? Using an equalizer allows you to shape the sound of a recording - from boosting its higher frequencies, to adding bass, removing any ringing or harshness, it’s an essential tool of recording and mixing. What is Compression? Using a compressor allows you to shape the dynamic volume of the recording - it helps bring out the lower volume parts of a recording, and reduce the volume of higher volume sections. You simply can’t get a great vocal recording without using compression. How to set up EQ and compression in your DAW, to print with your vocal recordings: (These basic instructions should work inside any standard DAW, from Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Studio One, FL Studio etc.) Inside your DAW, you need two tracks - one audio track, one aux/bus track. The bus track should have the input from your audio interface’s preamp. From there, assign the bus track’s output, to be the input of the audio track. Now enable recording on the audio track, and use the 2nd track for monitoring your own vocal recording levels. Now, use the first track to use compression and EQ plugins to shape, and create your perfect vocal chain. This immediately allows you to swipe the same concept of an analog EQ and compressor in a pro studio’s recording chain, in the comfort of your home studio… saving you thousands of dollars in the process. Here’s what that looks like inside Logic Pro and Pro Tools, two of the most popular DAWs today… How to create the Perfect Vocal Chain in Logic Pro: The screenshot on the left is what the end result should look like in your main mixer window. Here’s how you get there: To create a bus track in Logic Pro, it’s a little more complicated than Pro Tools. However, it only takes a few minutes to do. First, create a new track (use the keyboard command, Command key + Option key + N key), and select the Output of the new track to be a bus track. Once you’ve done that, a bus track should appear in the main mixer window (press X to open it). From there, change the bus track output to be the input of your microphone preamp (in this case, it’s Input 1), and the output to be Bus 1. Once you’ve created that track, reroute your original track to have an input from Bus 1, set up your EQ and compression on the vocal bus track, and you’re ready to start recording vocals. In Logic, you can use the stock Channel EQ and Compressor plugins to EQ and compress your vocals as they’re being recorded as a starting point. There’s also the Vintage EQ collection that gives you emulations of classic studio gear to EQ your vocals with, and you can experiment with the various types of compressors inside the stock Compressor plugin after you’ve gotten used to recording with EQ & compression. Here’s what it looks like in Pro Tools: In Pro Tools, create a new project and start by using the keyboard shortcut Shift + Command key + N to open up the New Track window. First, create a mono Aux Input track: Then create another audio track: Then, assign the Aux Input track to have the mic input of your audio interface as the input, and the output of the input to be a bus track (make sure it’s mono when doing this). Then, assign the input of the Audio track to have the input from the bus track, add the EQ and Compression plugins you want to the bus track, and your vocal chain is set up. Here’s what that will look like finished: The Vocal Bus is getting input from the audio interface, and its output is into Bus 1. The Lead Vocal track is getting signal from Bus 1, and sending it to the stereo out of Pro Tools. You can easily start with the stock 7-band EQ and Dyn3 Compressor, and use the BF-76 when you’re more confident using a compressor. Now that you know how to setup a basic vocal chain inside your DAW to run your raw recordings through EQ and compression, it leads us to the question: How do you record a vocal with EQ and compression?
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