by Solariss; Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:51 pm
The first link I posted is dead. This one works now:
http://www.4shared.com/file/14626257/7a ... River.html
No one has to vote for me, but please take a listen! It's a little reggae thing done 100% in Sampletank and Cubase SL.
I'm a mixing newb and had a hard time getting the levels to come out loud enough. Question for you guys: Did I leave out a step or 2 in this process?
- Record MIDI for 8 Sampletank tracks
- Apply effects, EQ, compression to each track
- Mess with volume faders to get a good sounding mix, but don't exceed 0 dB on any track or on master fader
- Bounce mix to a stereo WAV file
- WAV file doesn't sound as good or as loud as mix does in Cubase!? Try to do some newby mastering of WAV mix file using limiter and compressor, but doesn't help much.
- Convert WAV to MP3
Do you guys bounce each MIDI file to audio individually before you do a final mixdown? What is meant by proper "gain staging"? When do you need to use normallizing or limiting? I know I could get a better final mix with the setup I have, so any suggestions are welcome.
by Reverend Rhythm; Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:57 am
After all of that, I render any other (i.e. mp3) formats.
You can do this in Cubase, but at least for me, it's easier in an editing program.
As an added point, I do not normalize to 0db. The closest I get is .05db.
Now I'm sure other people will do this differently, and I'd like to hear their method.
by Squids; Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:35 am
Well, guys, looks like we have some competition going! Let's get more people to vote. Has anyone bumped my thread in the music cafe? Beer's got the right idea putting something in his sig. (hence 3 votes too, not bad buddy!). Promote yourself! Mention it whenever you can, wherever you see the relevance (oh and by the way I... pls vote...).
Let's do it! Go go go!!!! Haha. Typing enthusiasm.
by beergeek; Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:49 am
I posted over on the DUC but I'm not really active anywhere else these days.
Sold Live and Reason so I could post there but ethics prevent it. What the hell am I saying?
by Reverend Rhythm; Fri May 04, 2007 5:38 am
by BERFAB; Fri May 04, 2007 5:52 am
So many plugins, so little time...