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A New Blogger

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:20 am
by outteh
Check this out, our buddy Mark shows his blogging talent! Great article!

http://blog.acoustica.com/?p=764

Re: A New Blogger

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:33 am
by Mark Bliss
Thanks Tom.
If even just a few people find it useful, or at least interesting, I'm happy! 8)

Re: A New Blogger

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:29 am
by Acoustica Greg
Hi,

Not sure this is "off topic."

Great job, Mark! I'll be posting this to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+).

Greg

Re: A New Blogger

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:43 am
by Acoustica Greg
By the way, I could easily hear the difference in the drum sound on $19 Phillips headphones.

Re: A New Blogger

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:47 pm
by Studio 919
Hey Mark,

Great job. I haven't had a chance yet to download the samples you included. I'll do that later. Typically, I have stayed away from send tracks because I just didn't feel comfortable with them. As I read your blog I could "visualize" using this in some of my projects and can't wait to experiment.

Again great job and thanks.

Barry

Re: A New Blogger

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:46 pm
by Mark Bliss
Acoustica Greg wrote:Great job, Mark! I'll be posting this to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+).
Thank you Greg, appreciate it!
Acoustica Greg wrote:By the way, I could easily hear the difference in the drum sound on $19 Phillips headphones.
Man, you set the bar high big spender! :lol:
As it turns out, I can hear more of a difference than I expected, even on my crappy lappy speakers. The finer detail however.... :D
The example is obviously a bit exaggerated in an effort to show what is possible with a little effort. I hope it starts a bit of a useful "conversation."
Questions, comments, alternative methods, all welcome!

Re: A New Blogger

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:58 pm
by Mark Bliss
Studio 919 wrote:Great job. I haven't had a chance yet to download the samples you included. I'll do that later. Typically, I have stayed away from send tracks because I just didn't feel comfortable with them. As I read your blog I could "visualize" using this in some of my projects and can't wait to experiment.

Again great job and thanks.

Barry
Thanks Barry.

A couple of thoughts. First be aware that I purposely created example project files that would be small simple and fast downloads that Mixcraft users could examine and explore in hopes of better understanding what was written in the blog.

And Barry, don't be afraid to experiment with send bus routing, you might find it very useful! I suggest opening the last project, and examining the mixer. "Twist" some knobs and play around! Can't hurt anything! It's just a brief drum track segment created just for that purpose.

I think for me it resembles using my old hardware mixer and just makes mixing easier for me.

Re: A New Blogger

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:07 am
by Studio 919
Hey Mark,

It just so happens that in the past 2 or 3 days I have been watching the Mixcraft University video on "Using Send Tracks". Then, yesterday I read your blog. As I mentioned earlier, I have not used a send track yet because I just didn't follow what was taking place.

Today, I re-read your blog, and downloaded your sample project, studied your track (and send track) configurations, and even played around with the settings and knobs to see what would happen.

Now, after watching the MC video and applying it to the information you posted, I must say the light has come on. I think I've got it now. In fact, I'm working on a song where this will come in handy.

I must say that when I got started with this hobby, I started out using another daw. On numerous occasions, when someone posted questions on their forum about something like this, a lot of their forum members would simply say RTFM.

I must say thanks to the MC guys for providing a good selection of videos. Additionally, I thank you for taking your time to put together a great explanation. I think the sample project you provided helped me follow along with the written details.

Thanks again.

Barry

Re: A New Blogger

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:23 am
by Mark Bliss
Thats fantastic Barry! I'm very pleased it has you inspired to try something new!

Let us know how you get on with your project!

In addition to the Acoustica videos on the topic, there is some instruction on setting up the routing in Mixcraft here:
http://forums.acoustica.com/bbs/viewtop ... 12&t=12572

(*Unfinished work in perpetual progress. :wink: )