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My first post. Pretty cool place.

I've got 24 seperate files (VIPs?) in ver 8 (with 9 engine) and am having trouble deciphering HOW to mix down, master and then burn a CD. I've got each song file with the right FX and tone I want. Since it was a school concert and some kids played on mic, off mic etc there is going to be quite a lot of volume adjusting to do while mixing. Can't seem to find an auto mix (I'm an old Roland VS1680 user) to memorise my fader adjustments whilst using the mixer window. I'd be very wrapped if someone could please point me to a tutorial/discussion link. Tried the homemade vid tutorials but couldn't find what I was looking for. I can't make heads nor tails of my manual.

Also can I burn a CD from my 24 files or do I need to make one large file with track markers first?

Thanks in advance,

Rob

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My first post. Pretty cool place.

I've got 24 seperate files (VIPs?) in ver 8 (with 9 engine) and am having trouble deciphering HOW to mix down, master and then burn a CD. I've got each song file with the right FX and tone I want. Since it was a school concert and some kids played on mic, off mic etc there is going to be quite a lot of volume adjusting to do while mixing. Can't seem to find an auto mix (I'm an old Roland VS1680 user) to memorise my fader adjustments whilst using the mixer window. I'd be very wrapped if someone could please point me to a tutorial/discussion link. Tried the homemade vid tutorials but couldn't find what I was looking for. I can't make heads nor tails of my manual.

Also can I burn a CD from my 24 files or do I need to make one large file with track markers first?

Thanks in advance,

Rob

hi rob,

are these 24 files separate audio files or are they arranged together in one vip?

usually you arrange all audio files in one vip. there you can define various tracks where you can place the audio files sorted by instruments or singers etc.

then you can define your effects on track or on object or on master.

also you can automate the volume and/or panning of your tracks. just click on Vol or Pan-button in the track-box. now a blue and/or yellow line appears where you can set automation points by mouseclick, or automate the volume with the mixer fader (note: automation in track must be enabled by clicking on the A-button => mixer).

at least set the cd-track marker where your different cd-tracks start and dont forget to set the end-marker at the last objects end.

now you should be able to burn a cd on the fly or bounce a file first and then burn...

in general i suggest you read the samplitude included help. there is a Samplitude Quickstart where most of the beginners questions are answered, such as object and wave editing and cd mastering.

if you want good video-tutorials just have a look here:

Wizoobooks Samplitude Video Workshops

cheers, andy

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Cheers Andy. Thanks for your help - I'll get into those vids and manual.

Yes,

24 songs from a 3hr concert. So each song is a sep VIP. We used 15 mics/inputs with lots of changes on stage. The mics were used by different instruments with large volume input changes. We decided the best option was to get each tune instead of risking a huge demand on the Core2Duo. Maybe my thinking is wrong but I am worried one long VIP will drain the system after 2 hours.

Thanks,

Rob

My first post. Pretty cool place.

I've got 24 seperate files (VIPs?) in ver 8 (with 9 engine) and am having trouble deciphering HOW to mix down, master and then burn a CD. I've got each song file with the right FX and tone I want. Since it was a school concert and some kids played on mic, off mic etc there is going to be quite a lot of volume adjusting to do while mixing. Can't seem to find an auto mix (I'm an old Roland VS1680 user) to memorise my fader adjustments whilst using the mixer window. I'd be very wrapped if someone could please point me to a tutorial/discussion link. Tried the homemade vid tutorials but couldn't find what I was looking for. I can't make heads nor tails of my manual.

Also can I burn a CD from my 24 files or do I need to make one large file with track markers first?

Thanks in advance,

Rob

hi rob,

are these 24 files separate audio files or are they arranged together in one vip?

usually you arrange all audio files in one vip. there you can define various tracks where you can place the audio files sorted by instruments or singers etc.

then you can define your effects on track or on object or on master.

also you can automate the volume and/or panning of your tracks. just click on Vol or Pan-button in the track-box. now a blue and/or yellow line appears where you can set automation points by mouseclick, or automate the volume with the mixer fader (note: automation in track must be enabled by clicking on the A-button => mixer).

at least set the cd-track marker where your different cd-tracks start and dont forget to set the end-marker at the last objects end.

now you should be able to burn a cd on the fly or bounce a file first and then burn...

in general i suggest you read the samplitude included help. there is a Samplitude Quickstart where most of the beginners questions are answered, such as object and wave editing and cd mastering.

if you want good video-tutorials just have a look here:

Wizoobooks Samplitude Video Workshops

cheers, andy

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plizzzz plizzzzz i have a car, what can i need now to participate in paris-dakkar??? :rolleyes:

OF COURSE:

Send all your material to a good studio if you want something fine.

Mixing and mastering can not be teached in 1 day . . . maybe in 1 life!

Of course you can make the mix, but will be horrible (maybe for your ears good, i do not know) but if you want a professional finish. Go to a recording studio with your work. . . and pay.

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I'm a school teacher mate without a budget. I'm responsible for making this CD and mixing and mastering I will accomplish with or with out your silly response. I'm coming over from hard disc recording and have excellent ears. I've been a professional jazz/classical musician for over 40 years. My mix sounds great but I just don't have the work flow right yet. I like this program but it sounds like I need to mix to 2 tracks and then put the whole lot in one new file in order to make the CD. Since I thought this was a newby forum and my deadline is coming on fast, I would finally ask a question. Thanks again Andy but the other dude can take a flying ...

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KoolRifz, you could use automation on your faders to work with the volume levels. Just draw with your volume pen in the objects on each track.

I'd prefer to bounce each track to 24 bit WAV file. Especially with a lot of tracks and songs like you have.

Make a new VIP project and put all the 24 bit WAV files in that project on 1 stereo track.

Master them, so all songs sound OK to you, set markers and burn it.

You could also master each WAV file, put it in another folder on your HD and burn afterwards.

Good Luck!

cheers, Peter

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