The Art Of Editing

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
Post Reply
Tarekith
Posts: 17371
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Ableton Forum Administrator
Contact:

The Art Of Editing

Post by Tarekith » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:50 pm

Keep only the good stuff:

http://tarekith.com/the-art-of-editing/

Rogue Scrunt
Posts: 1272
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:32 am
Location: Colorado Springs, USA

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by Rogue Scrunt » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:19 pm

excellent article
thank you
for lots of great records, check out,
http://stores.ebay.com/id=64360994?ssPageName=ME:F:ST

Tarekith
Posts: 17371
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Ableton Forum Administrator
Contact:

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by Tarekith » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:41 pm

Thanks!

H20nly
Posts: 15838
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:15 pm
Location: The Wild West

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by H20nly » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:44 pm

timely. 8)


it's swell. i will re-post this re-post on my re-post website and tell you how many hits it gets n stuff.

Image

Tarekith
Posts: 17371
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Ableton Forum Administrator
Contact:

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by Tarekith » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:03 pm

:lol:

Thanks man.

bosonHavoc
Posts: 1936
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:34 am
Location: Austin, Texas
Contact:

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by bosonHavoc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:14 pm

sweet, I dropped a link on the Austin UG page

Tarekith
Posts: 17371
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Ableton Forum Administrator
Contact:

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by Tarekith » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:25 pm

Thanks again!

simmerdown
Posts: 3761
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:36 pm
Location: Northwest Nowhere

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by simmerdown » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:44 pm

excellent text

i always find its easiest to get that objective listen to a track if i put it aside completely for 2 or 3 days, fresh listen always immediately reveals what needs to go, what should stay

ttilberg
Posts: 587
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:55 pm
Contact:

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by ttilberg » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:58 pm

Tarekith, awesome post, as usual -- thanks man!

Also, thanks for the app recommendations -- I feel like I own every music app except those lol.
Tim Tilberg - Duluth, MN | SoundCloud - Arsenal
2011 13" MBP w/8GB ram | Live 9 Suite, Reason 6.5, FXPansion DCAM/Etch/Maul, Izotope Ozone 5

ollyb303
Posts: 2666
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:49 pm
Location: Bristol, UK
Contact:

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by ollyb303 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:16 pm

Good post as always :-)

I like to render out mixdowns of whatever I'm working on every few days and throw them on my iPhone. Then I'll listen to them back on the train to work and make notes, so I can go back and edit stuff based on my notes later on. I really find it helps to be more objective when I can't just start changing stuff there and then, otherwise I get sidetracked, just tweak this or that and suddenly I'm back in producer mode. Listening away from the studio really helps me stay in listener mode. Good headphones obviously a must here, though I do sometimes like to listen on the stock iPhone 'buds as well, just as another point of reference.
.:O:B:1:.
ob1techno.com

Tarekith
Posts: 17371
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Ableton Forum Administrator
Contact:

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by Tarekith » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:24 pm

Good call about getting away from the DAW where it's too easy to once again get sucked bad into the minutia and not focus on the big picture.

ttilberg
Posts: 587
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:55 pm
Contact:

Re: The Art Of Editing

Post by ttilberg » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:16 pm

ollyb303 wrote:Good post as always :-)

I like to render out mixdowns of whatever I'm working on every few days and throw them on my iPhone. Then I'll listen to them back on the train to work and make notes, so I can go back and edit stuff based on my notes later on. I really find it helps to be more objective when I can't just start changing stuff there and then, otherwise I get sidetracked, just tweak this or that and suddenly I'm back in producer mode. Listening away from the studio really helps me stay in listener mode. Good headphones obviously a must here, though I do sometimes like to listen on the stock iPhone 'buds as well, just as another point of reference.
This is actually the biggest thing we've used the Export to Soundcloud feature for -- we export our tracks in progress as private soundcloud tracks, and then mark all of our notes on there -- they are accessible anywhere we have internet (aka everywhere).

Then after a few days of taking notes, or whenever feels good, we can pop back into Live and look up all the notes for things to change. It also gives me and my music mate a good way to voice our opinions and make decisions.
Tim Tilberg - Duluth, MN | SoundCloud - Arsenal
2011 13" MBP w/8GB ram | Live 9 Suite, Reason 6.5, FXPansion DCAM/Etch/Maul, Izotope Ozone 5

Post Reply