Mixing Multitracked Drums Technique : Recording / Mixing With drum machines and samplers becoming increasingly prominent in music production, mixing real drums is becoming something of a lost art. Paul White explains the basics of this important mixing skill, and shares some secrets on how to get the best drum sound. In the world of synths and samplers, we take acoustic separation for granted, but when it comes to mixing acoustic drums, things are very different because of the usual way in which a drum kit is miked up. The first thing you notice when you play back recordings of real drum kits is that each mic will have picked up more than just the sound of a single drum or cymbal. Kicking Off Let's concentrate on the kick drum first. At this point, the kick drum will probably sound quite unnatural when heard in isolation, as the gate will kill all natural ambience, but don't worry about that yet. Snare Separation Isolating The Toms Hi-hat And Overheads
WiiMote and GlovePie is MIDI Prerequisites (what you need to get it working): Hardware ComputerBluetooth adapter (an adapter for using an open wireless protocol for exchanging data over short distances). Wii Remote (also known as a wiimote, the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console)Software GlovePie(is a free Programmable Input Emulator, originally for the Essential Reality P5 Virtual Reality Glove, which now supports a huge range of input devices, especially the Nintendo Wii Remote (Wiimote))MIDI Yoke (allows you to connect the MIDI output from one program to the MIDI input of a different program)MIDI-OX (is a 32 bit multi-purpose tool: it is both a diagnostic tool and a System Exclusive librarian. It can perform filtering and mapping of MIDI data streams. Let's get going: Where possible I provided links to the necessary download locations. Download MIDI Yoke and install it. Press Close and REBOOT your computer. Configuring MIDI ports in Windows Download MIDI-OX and install it. Configuring MIDI-OX
List of video game musicians The following is a list of computer and video game musicians, those who have worked in the video game industry to produce video game soundtracks or otherwise contribute musically. A broader list of major figures in the video game industry is also available. For a full article, see video game music. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z References
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CTA Classroom: Using Auxes, Groups, VCAs & Matrixes Pt. 4 — ChurchTechArts I’ve also created a single band VCA in the past that controlled all instrument and vocal inputs. I didn’t use it for mixing, but for taking the entire band out in one button press (on that desk, a VCA mute muted all the channels, including monitors). I still had my individual VCAs as well, and I did some mixing on them. Any time you want to control a group of inputs as a whole, a VCA is a great way to go. Background vocals are similar. Using the Matrix For a novice sound engineer, a matrix mix can be really confusing. I knew that. As I mentioned in the descriptive post on the matrix, modern digital consoles have blurred the definition of a matrix.
CTA Classroom: Using Auxes, Groups, VCAs & Matrixes Pt. 3 — ChurchTechArts Think of each row of aux controls as another row of faders, but instead of moving up and and down, they rotate. By adjusting the levels of each of your channels in an aux mix, you build that mix for a monitor. At least that’s one use. The second most common use of an Aux is for effects. Let’s say you want to put some reverb on your vocals. Now, you could buy a reverb unit for each vocal, and insert it on each channel. In this case, you’d take your vocals, and send them all to a post-fade aux. You can also use an aux mix to create another mix for broadcast, a cry room or lobby or a board mix. Using Groups If you only have groups and no VCAs on your console, you can use groups to control larger chunks of your inputs via a few faders. You could also use the groups to turn the entire band off with one switch.
CTA Classroom: Defining Auxes, Groups, VCAs & Matrixes Pt. 2 — ChurchTechArts VCA is an abbreviation for Voltage Controlled Amplifier. Without getting super-technical, think of a VCA as a remote control for your fader. That might not seem very useful at first, considering you already have the fader right there. Where it gets fun is that you can assign multiple channels to a VCA, and you can assign a channel to multiple VCAs. More on that later. Here’s how a VCA works (at least functionally—look it up if you want to know how they work electrically): Let’s say you have your lead vocal—channel 1—assigned to VCA 1. Later we’ll talk about why this is useful, but for now, that’s how they work. Matrix Mixes The modern matrix mix can be a confusing beast.