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Do you want some Mix practice. Here is a great Multitrack session to download.
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jemusic
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In the December issue of Sound on Sound there is an article featuring a recording session that was done at Abbey Road. Organised by Tom Misner (Ex SAE guru!)

Anyway the good news is the entire session is available as a download here:

https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec13/articles/session-notes-media-1213.htm

Now I don't know how long this is going to be up there but it is a fine opportunity to get yuour hands on a very high quality multi track recording using all the best mics and pres of course and in Abbey Road. Song seems nice and band are all very good of course. There is a bit of competition too for the best mix and if you win, it will go on the album. Only got until April to do it though.

It is around 780 Meg but extracts out to something like 2 Gig. All the audio files are in a folder and there are about 60 or more tracks. There is a Pro Tools session file (PTX file so newer versions of PT only) but all the audio can be just dragged into any DAW and lined up from the beginning and away you can go.

The files are 48 Khz and 24 bit. There is a lot more info in the SOS issue on this if you want more info but it is pretty self explanitory. They did not mention it but the tempo is 76 BPM.

Have fun!

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hibidy
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cool, but it won't sound as good as in protools





I'll load it up tonight. (when it finishes dl'ing)
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jemusic
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Hey Pro Tools sounds like ****. I have loaded it all up in Studio One and even without any processing it sounds great!

It will give your computer a run for its money too. This is a good opportunity. So far apart from your good self hibidy no one has responded.

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willowhaus
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Thanks - I've been doing a few remixes lately as practice work, so this will be useful.

So where did you read about the competition? Is it in the article? (Not a subscriber, so I can't read it...)
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The competition was mentioned in the article. I think the deadline is in April sometime which still gives you some time. If you are keen I will post the email address you are meant to send the mix to.

Obviously you will need a service like YouSendIt in order to do that because the tune is around 4 minutes long which translates to approx 40 meg at 16 bit 44.1 K res.

It might be an idea to not master this as well and send a pre mastered mix still at 24 bit 48 Khz which will mean an even larger file.
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I'll check it out after dinner.
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I get an unspecified error when extracting.
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hibidy
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This is awesome! Er, my foldering skills will be put to the test.

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hibidy
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Very exciting! So far I've only done a bit of organizing and some playing around (w/o saving) but this is something I should have done a long time ago.

Also, I don't have SOS right now so I don't have a way to view the article. I'm guessing that those guitar parts are open for some doctoring?

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What is it? Pop, Rock, etc, etc?

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Not sure what you'd call it genre wise, but it's a really nice female vocalist song with a blend of many guitars, real drums (both brush and reg) and it's pretty nicely done.

I'm not used to anything like this. It's gonna take me a while still to get organized. I've got the L/R stuff sorted for drums (there seems to be a file missing, maybe the error I had???)
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This could be a good learning resource, TheMuzic could do one of his live streams and the viewers could download and edit alongside him. Could be a great learning experience
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In the short period of time I've been doing this I have learned a bit about organization. Just like the video with those guys (one 3rd party, one in the box) to folder, strip and organize.

When I'm doing my own tritely stuff, I don't get to use the power of S1. I record some guitars, I have some drums, I record some bass (trilian or my own playing) HO HUM! It's not terribly difficult.

This is hard for me because I don't understand the song context and separate parts as well. I'm used to drums being one midi part (usually pretty basic) and then maybe multi outs. I have to pay closer attention to detail here.

But I'm enjoying it. Thanks for bringing this up, it's a completely different challenge for me.
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For those who are into drum programming and things I can see this would be quite different. All live drums and the drums are divided into two distinct sections too. The first being the brush thing and the second where they start hitting harder. The drums have all the ambient room stuff too going on so its good to get an idea what it is like to add the room ambience in.

All the instruments are live. Acoustic guitar is nice for setting things up. It's good practice to EQ acoustic guitars. There are plenty of electric guitar options too. Sounds like there are more electric guitars than you need so you have to learn to drop some stuff out too. You don't have to use all the tracks!

There are plenty of vocal tracks. She did some of them in there at the time but the ones marked 'Lindsey' 1 to 4 I think were done after in another studio at a later time. The trick is to create take lanes or layers and put all the vocal takes in there and comp the best lead vocal tracks to form the final vocal. It is not necessary to take one phrase from one vocal take and another phrase from another either. You can get a slightly choppy vocal take that way. Sometimes it is better to use whole verses from a take or much larger sections from a vocal take to keep a sense on continuity.

There is a lot to think about with a mix like this. Listen to how nice some of the sounds are already. You don't always need bags of EQ and compression on things either. Some tracks might sit well perfectly as they are. The better they are at the source the less you should have to do later on in the mix.

This is also an exercise in organisation. Folder tracks here and use of buses to handle processing over like groups of instruments. Colour coding folders and instruments so you can find things easily. There are quite a lot of tracks in this too. It can be a bit daunting at first but organisng things simplifies things a lot too.

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I'll have to see if I can get it before it's gone.

Maybe S1 users can post some mp3's of their mix here?

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