michaellpenman wrote:Thanks sage, yeah mixing is a art form not something you can learn in a day or a year or 10 years, it takes time and development.
So you're saying come back in ten years? Live is on rev 8 so by that logic even the Live users using say Live 2 or 3 have to come back in 3 or 4 years. WTF?
Sage wrote:EQ doesn't solve anything
Sage wrote:I'd recommend a course over a book and don't think anyone should ever try mixing until they have had a go in a proper studio as 99% of the time
Yeah because studios are in every town just waiting for people to come in so they can teach them.
Why don't you show him!
Sage wrote:so many lessons can be learnt so quickly in that environment.
I'll give you that.
Why do people always bitch... yeah i meant when you have done 10 year mixing come back, thats exactly what i meant your retard, i said it take at least 10 years to become pro at it... Which i'm implying there no need to rush things. You cant just pick up a guitar and turn out a steve fucking vai solo in 10 seconds.
what Sage and I are simply trying to do is enlightening the guy to the options of the world. It took me years to realize that a course is better, one there are tones of free one. You are thought by people in the business and you have your fellow student who you can learn of.
Doing a course or studio or reading a book are long term things and rather than just give the guy the answer which is a short term answer which will not solve the whole problem.
Sorry if i went around explain this in a backwards way mate but you will learn a lot from it.
So a little advice on strings, listen to tracks you like with strings. Anaylsis then see what you think sounds good about them.
Do they cut through the mix of are they mellow.
Do they sit in the back or are they up front
are the simple or complected
When listen write down what you hear in these types of question.
Then take a sample of the strings ( if it is of the net like yotube etc you can use soundflower)
now try and find a patch that sounds like it.
play the melody or program it.
Then add the effect you think they used.
and do this again and again
and in time you will understand how people make there sound.
also you can apply this to every genre every instrument and every arrangement
and sorry again if i seemed out of line, i was trying to help