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April 30, 2011, 04:27:00 AM

Mix It Like A Record

For more experinced mixers this DVD may not have much to offer...for beginners to intermediate mixers I think it does have a lot to offer...for instance start investing in some decent plugins.

Soundtoys
http://www.soundtoys.com/
Oxford
http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/pub/plugins/home.htm
UAD
http://www.uaudio.com/
DUY
http://www.duystore.com/com/tape.html
Waves
http://www.waves.com/
Mcdsp
http://www.mcdsp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40

I would check out the trials of any of these plugs (if offered) and test them out...they are definately overpriced though however they are the best of the best.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BBDZAA?ie=UTF8&tag=homstugur-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000BBDZAA

http://mix-it-like-a-record.net/

Read more about mix it like  a record over at "The Womb" forum...do a search for info you need...some good info flying around at that site.

http://thewombforums.com/
« Last Edit: April 30, 2011, 04:45:30 AM by Vincent »

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April 30, 2011, 04:38:58 AM
I never bought the DVD, but I recall Charles Dye doing some segments on a home recording podcast (projectstudionetwork, I think?), and it seems he mentioned doing the mixes with his usual plugs, but also using only the ones included with Pro Tools LE and some freebies, and feeling like he got basically the same results, albeit with a little more work.

Not to say having great tools doesn't make life easier, of course, but if you're broke, there are good free or cheap options that can achieve most if not all of the results you need.

That said, I would like to pick up this dvd, it's been on my to-buy list for along time!

Here's that podcast, I think those old episodes are still available:

http://projectstudionetwork.com/

April 30, 2011, 04:54:45 AM

Thanks for the link.

I agree there are some fine alternatives for plugs (free or much cheaper) than what i was posting.

I like some of the psp stuff as well which I forgot to mention earlier

http://www.pspaudioware.com/

It does open up your eys a bit though...these mixers are working with studio recorded tracks plus they have the best plugs and outboard gear money can buy...Anyone with 3 to 5 years mixing experence could probably produce a decent sounding mix with all those goodies...puts home recording and mixing into perspective a bit.



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April 30, 2011, 02:21:58 PM
Yeah, I agree, but it seems more and more top shelf mixers are getting projects recorded at home or in project studios. I get the feeling that a rather larger percentage of the work they do is with less than perfect tracks, stuff that never makes radio, but pays the bills. Of course, there are a couple of guys who probably have enough business from major label stuff, like CLA, etc.

That's one of the reasons I wanted to start this forum. I think working with a variety of tracks, of varying quality is a tremendous help in learning to mix. Even for someone who's been recording a long time, hearing tracks recorded by someone else can be an eye opener (for good or worse!)

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May 05, 2011, 02:52:29 PM
This is a great macro DVD of the mixing process. There are much better micro perspectives of the mixing pocess. For example, Bob Katz's Mastering Audio, Bobby Owsinski's The Mixing Engineer's Handbook 2nd Edition (especially because of the interviews with the top mixers in the world), and of course Mike Senior's offering.

As far as I know, DUY is MIA...to the point that they have been dropped by big sellers like sweetwater. Their demos don't seem to be working anymore, and there is a boat load of unhappy people who bought plugins, are having issues, and have not received ANY reply whatsoever in a long time, as much as 3 months. So as great as their plugins may be, they're more of a risk than anything.

Voxengo should certainly be added to the list. They make some really great plugins.

Abbey Road and Softube are also excellent choices.

May 06, 2011, 06:03:12 PM

Didnt know know that about DUY.

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The Abbey Road plugs look interesting...I like the look of them.



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As for Mix it Like A Record...If you dont have the cash to take a peek at the video you could always check out Charels Dye old mixing archives from back in the early 2000's.

I learned a lot about mixing keyboards and piano from these archives.

http://www2.digidesign.com/digizine/archive/mixing_archive.cfm
« Last Edit: May 06, 2011, 06:05:22 PM by Vincent »