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Mixing Talk / Re: Cool new plug for A/B during mixdown
« on: July 30, 2015, 08:21:38 AM »
I haven't but it looks cool!

Anything that let's you do a quick comparison with a finished mix will improve mixes a lot. Being able to adjust the relative volume, have multiple mixes, etc are great bonuses.

Absolutely! I get much better results since I chose to use MCompare in my mastering projects.

I don't use it on the mix itself, although that would be totally feasible, but I can achieve more or less the same results by simply deactivating the insert chain on the respective channels as I always try to match the volume of the processed signal with the unprocessed one anyway (using make-up gain on compressors and EQs).


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Mixing Talk / Re: Cool new plug for A/B during mixdown
« on: July 28, 2015, 10:59:34 AM »
Ever tried Melda Production MCompare? It's similar (and it's what I use).

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Collaborative Mixoffs / Re: Where The Sunset Sinks
« on: September 08, 2013, 08:41:24 AM »
Nice song, Vince, as usual. I like the added guitars. And, as usual, I don't really see the need for keys. Maybe it's just my lack of imagination, but to me the song sounds complete (in terms of arrangement).

Regards,
  Steffen

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Mixoff Contests / Re: Opportunity for Radio Play!!
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:30:04 PM »
BTW, I've just done some hasty tweaks. I can't stand harsh guitars, so I got rid of some more of the high frequencies.

The overall loudness is more than I usually prefer, but I know the kids want it loud these days. :)

The mix is still nothing I'd be proud of, but I can't do better at the moment.

Regards,
  Steffen

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Mixoff Contests / Re: Opportunity for Radio Play!!
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:21:16 PM »

I'm not a judge however I like Stomans mix the most so far...The best drum sound out of all the mixes so far.

Not just saying that cause I know him either.

 8)

Thanks, Vince, I'm glad you were not too schocked. ;) But the mix isn't great, I know that. It's not much more than a rough mix, and it would take more time and much better ears to make it sound decent.

Regards,
  Steffen


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Mixoff Contests / Re: Opportunity for Radio Play!!
« on: August 16, 2013, 09:12:33 PM »
Damn, I'm hearing too bad and am much too pooped today to do any decent mixing. :(

This quick mix sounds crappy, but I'm posting it still, so at least it wasn't a complete waste of time. I'll probably continue with it or start from scratch when I'm in better shape again.

https://copy.com/Hr1zligm1hpMZNtM (first raw version)
https://copy.com/Pk0KW4A3PfACoo4S (some quick tweaks)

Would have been better to have the weekend for mixing. I'm usually extremely exhausted when I get home from work.

Regards,
  Steffen

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Mixoff Contests / Re: Opportunity for Radio Play!!
« on: August 16, 2013, 03:29:01 PM »
From now on, the official thread for the Rabbit Radio weekly mixing competition will be here: http://mixoff.org/index.php/topic,826.0.html

Enjoy and Good luck. You have about 23 hours to go for show time!

-InPhase mixing

I'll probably give it a try later tonight. At least a rough mix should probably be feasible.

Regards,
  Steffen

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Audition Mixoffs / Re: Opportunity for Radio Play!!
« on: August 10, 2013, 06:53:34 AM »
Listen in right now on www.rabbitradio.com.au!!!

Does not work here. No sound (other sites, no problem), and IMO the site design is extremely confusing.

Sorry, I'm afraid I can't give any better feedback as of now.

Regards,
  Steffen

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APE often yields (even) smaller files than FLAC, but sometimes they can also get bigger. The differences are not huge though.

The problem with APE is that almost no DAW supports it (I think only REAPER does), while FLAC is supported by most major DAWs. FLAC is also more widely accepted in general, i.e. it's easier to find a FLAC encoder/decoder for both Windows and Mac than an APE encoder/decoder. If you have Linux, you can, of course, use any format you like.

Here are some free tools:

APE encoder/decoder for Windows:
http://www.monkeysaudio.com/download.html

APE/FLAC/... encoder/decoder for Mac:
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14246/xact

FLAC command line tools for Windows:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/flac/files/flac-win/

GUI for FLAC command line tools for Windows:
http://flacfrontend.sf.net/

Converter and CD ripper for Windows with FLAC support:
http://www.freac.org/

Great Audio Editor with FLAC support for Linux, Windows and Mac:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

I use Switch, a multi-format converter for both Windows and Mac, which is not free though ($30 currently):
http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html

Regards,
  Steffen

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Mixing Talk / Re: Asked to describe how this site works
« on: July 22, 2013, 08:18:24 AM »
APE/FLAC is the answer! Most people post huge WAV files, which is not necessary at all. Almost every DAW supports FLAC, and for those that don't support it, there are freeware decoders available for all major operating systems.

And IMO 16 bit per sep is sufficient too if the recording quality is good enough (i.e. no peeks above 0 dBFS).

I recently uploaded the seps for a song in APE, FLAC and WAV format. The APE and FLAC archives were 98 MB in size, die WAV archive (compressed with 7-zip) was roundabout 600 MB!

Regards,
  Steffen

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