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Studio One Tips and Tricks » How to record perfectly with all your levels using the K system. » Go to message
roblof wrote:
bredo wrote:But they are now working very hard to get the new media delivery standard for broadcasting, R-128, accepted across EU and US. But beware, this is NOT a mixing standard. It IS a media delivery standard for broadcasting.


While not being a mixing standard it is difficult to not be aware of the end method of delivery will be. Many of today do both mixing and mastering. Many even do this in the mixing stage!

And if your audio is intended to be brodcasted using commercial means, you better conform to r128 where it is legally enforced or your mixes will become processed at the point of brodcast.

Absolutely agree .
I really hope that this will be the norm, as it then will be more fun again to do as great productions/mixes as possible without brickwall limiting and other "magic" processing just to get it loud. Long live the Trasients

Always have the end goal in mind, and this MAY be a mixing standard in the future. When all ISP's, internet streaming services and TV/radio stations and broadcasters are complying to this standard.
But first we got to get rid of the CD format for this to be a reality IMHO. No one will ever release CD's with an average level at -23 dBLU (equals -23 dBFS).
I guess we will have to live with the Loudness War for "some" time to come.
Studio One Tips and Tricks » Macro: Duplicate Track w/ Vol, Pan & Mute Automation » Go to message
This can absolutely come in handy. Thanks
Studio One Tips and Tricks » How to record perfectly with all your levels using the K system. » Go to message
@jemusic - You are just describing another method of gain staging, but with the wrong terminology (confusing people).
You can use whatever dB scale you want, because db is used to express the ratio between two values.
But the pro audio standard is the dBVU scale, and that's why you (and I) prefer to use a properly calibrated VU-Meter to control our signals/levels .

The K-system is made to take care of the levels in the end of the production line, in conjunction with the Monitoring System.
But it is not a standard, as the dBVU scale, among either audio gear manufacturer, radio, TV or others instances. It is a "proposal" for trying to get the Dolby mixing/monitoring standard for film/movies (or close to) introduced as a standard in music production.
This has never succeeded (except maybe in the plugin world).
But they are now working very hard to get the new media delivery standard for broadcasting, R-128, accepted across EU and US. But beware, this is NOT a mixing standard. It IS a media delivery standard for broadcasting.

I can tell you know about gain staging, but it easier when everybody uses the right terminology. Especially in an environment with all kinds of knowledge and expertise (beginners to old geezers). And I wish more people learn to use the VU-Meter
Studio One Tips and Tricks » How to record perfectly with all your levels using the K system. » Go to message
Don't mix up the K-system with proper gain staging on the analog input/recording side of things.

Proper analog gain staging is to use the best possible level according to signal to noise ratio (S/N) and the signal/distortion relationship.
Hence the professional standard of 0VU = +4 dBU = 1,23 V.

All pro gear manufacturers aim to calibrate their equipment for the best S/N ratio with as little distortion as possible at this level.

Take care of your analog chain with proper gain staging, and you are good to go in the analog to digital conversion stage.
Once you're in the digital you are safe until it is time to get out into the analog domain again, due to the 32 bit floating point system (and hopefully proper gain staging).

PS. There are no such thing as digital sound, as we need to move some air, only digital conversion/storage.

The K-system is for calibrating your listening environment and monitoring system in such a way that your listening level is the same whatever K-systen scale you use (K-20, K-14 or K-12).
Therefore it only makes sense on your Master Bus, so that we preserve the headroom for better sounding mixes.

The K-system has nothing to do with what's happening inside your DAW.
Here we should apply the same proper gain staging as in the analog world, due to many (newer) plugins that are calibrated to meet its analog equivalent.
Most often calibrated to VU = -18dBFS (Slate Digital (except VTM -15dBFS) and other analog emulation plugins). Think analog gain staging and best signal to noise/distortion ratio even within your DAW, and you should never run out of headroom.
Studio One Tips and Tricks » Use the Remote layer as a second mixer. » Go to message
It may have been mentioned here before, but anyway.......

I've found that I can use the Remote layer/tab in the mixer as a "second" mixer.

I have set it up so the Remote layer includes my Buses and FX tracks, keeping audio tracks/channels only under the Screen layer/tab.
It's only up to your own way of working what to put on what mixer (Screen or Remote).

But if you have a dedicated controller, you probably have set it up to your liking. I have no controller for S1 yet, so I figured i could use that Remote layer mixer for a second mixer. Put it into good use

It may be of good use for some
Studio One General Discussion » Cubase 7.5 » Go to message
Here's the video I saw:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvwX6b4XzA

The Track Version part starts at about 2.00 (It shows in conjunction with a multitracked drumkit).
Studio One General Discussion » Cubase 7.5 » Go to message
All grouped tracks can be switched at the same time in C7.5.
It has to be within the same folder with the Group Edit button engaged.

I really hope you can cycle record on every new Track Version, so that you can have independent comping pr Track Version.

If not, it is just an added way to do multiple takes for comping. With an addition of being able to rename (you can't rename takes (layers) in Cubase 7.0).

I've seen one video were he showed how to copy from one Tack version to another across a multitracked drumkit (but so can you in S1 from layer to layer).
It didn't seem to do anything more than to record multiple takes and switching/copying from one Take to the next, except for the ability to rename the Track Versions and select it in the inspector (which you also can in S1 ).

I will post the link when I find it again.
Studio One General Discussion » Cubase 7.5 » Go to message
Track Versions = Layers

Nothing more nothing less
Studio One General Discussion » cc121 controller and S1: any success? » Go to message
I don't get mine to work with Studio One, but I will not sell mine

The Reaper community has "hacked" it to work with Reaper (it's rumoured to have more functions than in Cubase), so it's doable.
But only Steinberg is Steinberg

If this was "open" it would have been a great success IMO.
They don't "force" people over to Cubase with this one any how, so........why they made it proprietary to Cubase/nuendo only is beyond me.
I would really like to be able to use this with Studio One.
Studio One General Discussion » Does Studio One allow you to automate plug-ins while mastering projects? » Go to message
This should be a no-brainer IMO.

It should also be possible to edit the volume line. ie draw in volume changes. Now you can only raise or lower the whole track.
Doing a mastering project these days, in where I wishes to lower the volume by 0.5 dB for two bars. This was doable in CD-Architect even 10 years ago.

Automation for plugins and editing of the volume line gets my vote in a feature request.
Studio One General Discussion » Have you ever just stared at the "studio" pic on our login? » Go to message
It WAS funny, but not for several years.

Besides that it takes about the third of the screen???

They can easily change this to a more "pro" looking forum page IMO.
Studio One General Discussion » Track list presets » Go to message
The only trouble I have found is that there are no way to update the "scenes" without saving the new (and deleting the old). And then the order of scenes are changed.

For this reason I have found it to be "easier/better" to use the scroll wheel (hover over the scenes button).

I really wish they make a real UPDATE SCENE function/command.

PS. Were just reminded on one more thing (if memory serves me right).

When adding a new track, it also add it self to the selected scene (annoying - hence the wish for an update function).
Studio One General Discussion » Have you ever just stared at the "studio" pic on our login? » Go to message
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Studio One General Discussion » How do you comp in Midi....... » Go to message
without going "bonkers"?

Takes to Layers (cycle record) > Comp > Selected parts don't show (from which layer/take in color).
New round of takes > gets the same names, Take 1, 2 etc (can't rename every take/layer manually).

First time I have tried Midi in S1. Tried the Replace/Overdub settings etc.... I get those. BUT

But need I some workflow advice/resources regarding midi in S1.

Thanks in advance.
 
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