beatz01 wrote: beats me wrote:
sowhoso wrote:i rarely have more than 3-4 plugins per track (20-30 tracks, mostly Waves, Slate and IK plugins).
60 to 120 plug-in instances per song.
And to think I used to record just fine on a 4-track cassette deck.
I'm always shocked at how many plugin instances or track amounts people seem to consider to be "normal".I really think if for a single (pop) song you have like 50+ tracks or 3+ plugins on *every* track average, there's something wrong.Either too much adding sounds (which usually is a sign for your song not working at the core basic level) or you should have bounced group tracks to audio and flatten a few other tracks -> translates to making a decision.
I just still don't take 100 tracks for one song as granted and don't think it's neccessary.
to be sure, i don't entirely disagree. BUT, discussing what's normal is just silly
y'all have no idea what i'm trying to accomplish when i'm mixing (or anyone else, for that matter). i use certain plugins on every track just to get an "analog" sound. add to that a HPF. that's 3 plugs right there
fx returns don't necessarily need that "analog" treatment. so that's 1-2 plugins
i use more plugins for EQ and comp, ducking etc. that's all typical stuff dating back to the dark ages. and the mix buss has at least 4 plugins (not unusual in the least)
so...wtf you talking about?
if you want to hear one of my mixes let me know. i'll show you mine if you show me yours. lol
p.s. i've never done anything with 100 tracks, not even close. however, consider that you are questioning the decisions of ppl who are making millions with their music and a grammy here and there. of course, if you're one of those ppl then by all means do tell us