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Thread Mixing with Pro Tools Le

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Rustic

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1 Posted on 08/08/2006 at 18:46:41
Im having this problem... im fairly new to protools le and im running a m-box. It seems i can mix and even add finishing compression to projects and have them sounding perfect on playback. However when playing bounced files in other mediums, media player, car, so on it sounds nothing like the mix i was hearing through PT. even if i import the bounced file back into protools it sounds fine again.. why am i not geting true sound from PT?

im using Samson Resolv65A monitors

thanx in advance
falling***

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2 Posted on 08/15/2006 at 14:48:01
the promblem your having is your Running everything Thru a Mono-Sound. So when it goes to a stero it gives you the True sound. So what you have to do is, use two tracks when recording say a guitar ( like two mono tracks) and pan Both to the farthest on each side, that way you get a stero sound insted of keeping it in the middle( AT<0>). Now to get some good panning on lead and and rytham and such go like <100, 56> both ways.
surfer_en

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3 Posted on 10/03/2006 at 17:16:12
I can't say i understand your answer above. Why shold the mix sound any better in his car or media player if he would pan some tracks left
or right? I dont understand why you think it would sound crapy in mono in his car but good inside pro tools:/.

I think it has something to do with the bounce. At what bit rate is your session? Do you set your bitrate at 16bit and stereo(interleaved) when you bounce the song?

Do you use an dither on your masterfader? If you don't you can expect it to sound crapy..

hope this helps:D

sorry if my english is not that good. Im from iceland.......
geirisk8

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4 Posted on 12/10/2006 at 20:59:01
Hey surfer

I'm from Iceland too. Small world, ain't it ?

Well, i'm a poor student so I don't have much budget to buy gear. I understand exactly what you're experiencing because I've been using Pro Tools Le 7 (because I have an Intel mac) and M-Box for a while.

I just recently changed to MOTU's Digital Performer 5 and I'm loving it. I get much cleaner and better sound than through Pro Tools.

Look, I understand why the mixdown you're listening to isn't as good as when you listen through the software in your computer. Answer = Monitors. That's what's wrong.

I'm kinda in the same position. I'm using very poor monitors. I'm just using my stereo, some old Pioneer amplifier and some speakers (very good for general listening to music). I manage to get decent sound because I know where the limits are. I know when the bass is too much and when the highs are too high. I just compare to other music I listen thurgh those speakers.

Now to get to the point. You need good monitors to hear every dynamic and every eq you've done to the mix. A common problem is that people tend to punch up the bass to much.

So I suggest listening through many types of speakers, monitors and headphones to balance everything. You don't always get great results at first. I suggest aftur you've exported and written to a CD, listen in different audio systems, cars and headphones to hear what's too low and what's cutting too much.

And by the way, Dithering isn't needed when recording 16 or 24 bit 41.000.. it's more used in high quality recordings such as 96.000 for DVD's and something like that. You won't hear much difference, if any
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