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Joel Falconer is a Melbourne, Australia-based writer and musician. He’s the former editor of Audiotuts+ and a long time contributor, and he sells stock audio and audio tutorials on the Envato Marketplaces.
Recording Artist’s Workflow: Writing to Mastering
Everybody’s first few recordings – whether that means three or thirteen – usually go the same way. The deadline’s fast approaching and hardly anything is done. What has been done doesn’t sound right. Your fellow musicians have no idea what they’re supposed to be doing and nobody in the room is really sure what the next step in the process is.
For most beginners, developing a recording workflow isn’t a priority. But professionals will tell you that time is money and that’s why they’ve worked so hard on making theirs work. The quicker you can do your work, the more your effective hourly rate is, and the quicker you can do your work, the less you pay to hire studios, equipment and staff. It works from both an expense and an income perspective.
Here’s a look at the process and flow of a recording project that’s done properly, with tips for optimizing it further.
MIDI Editing in Pro Tools
Until recently, Pro Tools was considered a laggard among DAWs when it came to MIDI capabilities in general — despite its position as the industry standard digital audio production solution. With the release of Pro Tools 8, Digidesign stepped up its game. Let’s take a close look at the new functionality.
In-Depth with Reason’s Sequencer
While some producers, such as electronica producers, practically live in the sequencer, many home recording enthusiasts are totally unfamiliar with the concept—their work revolves around audio, not sequenced material.
Understanding the sequencer is a pretty hefty topic, so we’re going to get to know Reason’s implementation in this Plus tutorial.
In-Depth with Reason’s Rack
The rack is something that every Reason user has to use and many are comfortable with, but most haven’t fully explored it—while others are confused by it. We’re going to look at the rack itself, devices, patches, and the least understood of rack topics, rack routing.
In-Depth with Reason 4’s Matrix Pattern Sequencer
The Matrix Pattern Sequencer is a valuable tool in Reason 4’s plethora of rack devices. It makes no sound of its own—its power lies in its ability to control other devices. If your sound device can receive CV data, the Matrix can make it do all sorts of cool things from the obvious choice of note sequencing, to controlling oscillators and filters.
Understanding Your Mixer: The Channel Strip
We don’t do a lot on live sound at Audiotuts+, but it’s an essential area of knowledge every musician should have. After all, no matter how many tracks you record in a studio or at home, nobody will know who you are until you get out there and play for someone. One thing that’s stopping more artists from taking this step is their fear of the big fancy mixer. It’s quite a bit different to the mixer in Logic and Pro Tools.
Due its vast array of controls, many find it intimidating, but it’s really nothing to be scared of. Let’s take a look.