Last couple of months I was squaring away timing and latency. 192/24 gives the lowest latency. It was a fix that worked for me.. Did you also say you are recording at 192KHz? why? Clearly we cannot hear it? It stresses the machinery and is, in my humble view - totally and utterly pointless - even more so on your loud wash of sound music. There is no subtlety where the supposed benefits of crazy sample rates might, just might, be heard.
If you're talking about live input monitoring, higher sample rate will give lower latency for a given number of buffered samples. But if you're talking about overdubs lining up, increasing the sample rate isn't a solution, it's a band-aid.Last couple of months I was squaring away timing and latency. 192/24 gives the lowest latency. It was a fix that worked for me.
A solo that lasts a few seconds of a 4 minute tune is completely different than having that ghastly distortion on a couple rhythm tracks for the entire song.
So I should have used a slicer effect with it? I would go auto-wah, but Rob's right, a slicer should make it nice and smooth.Seriously though, you made a good guitar sound worse with it.
I know I'm old, but if I had that sound, I'd keep it. Then, as typing this, the other guitar came in with it's dreadful70s thin distortion -
What? The distortion is the problem. Change the distortion. Don't add more effects to something that is awful, get rid of the awful and replace it with something good.So I should have used a slicer effect with it? I would go auto-wah, but Rob's right, a slicer should make it nice and smooth.
Start over with the mixing. Now if your recorded tracks aren't good by themselves then you need to start completely over.Yeah, but...It all sounds like crap.. So, shut it off? haha.
I turned the make up gain off in the above mix. That didn't help? Not as much as I wanted.
I waited a day, my ears still hear -16Lufs as quiet. Overly so compared to the -8 LUFs mix.
Never mind, doing the math with the years. I'm only 50.
If I removed the distortion guitars and replaced them, would that work? Is anything salvageable?
I havent gotten anywhere with mixing. Not possible with infinite choices. I will need private instruction. AKAI makes these sample systems, where you play phrases already radio ready. That is more fun for me. Although I can play all the instruments...so its most unfortunate. hmm.
Oh, I did at least 30 drum mix renders. Too soft...Too soft..Too loud..haha, I recorded the lead part 60 odd times and solo'd each one out in context of the song to see which one sounded the best. Arduous task but.... I learned a lot that day. Felt like quitting a couple of times. It's natural.
Nahh, thanks.. I am really impressed with your other tracks by the way it's just the electric guitar
I just downloaded an ebook and some pdfs from Roland and UA. On recording and mastering. The recording engineers handbook and mixing handbook. They are pretty wordy and basic. Some nice stories. Most of it I have, but occasionally there is some new bit. .I'm sure there are free produce like a pro mixing tutorials online.
Because the perceived volume and the peak meter readings don't have much to do with each other. Perceived volume has more to do with the duration of the sound than the transient peaks. Distorted guitars sustain isn't that much lower in level than the peaks. Clean guitar or any other instrument that has big peaks and lower sustain, will sound quieter than distorted guitar with the peaks at the same level. The more distorted the guitar, the louder it will be at the same meter level.Why do distorted guitars so sound loud, while showing relatively low output numbers on the display? How do I use this to the mixes advantage?