Thanks for all the great info guys. The studio is a hybrid with two controls rooms rolled into one. The reason for the tc 6000 was because one was installed in the one with the ssl and they figured to get a second one for the room with the icon. And no we don't have cedar. If I had my way I would have a DNR or at least a DNS plug... oh well. The studio engineer is awesome and taught me how to use all of the equipment but not "HOW" to use the equipment. What I'm still learning is how to use what he taught me to the best of my ability. His background was mixing music when he lived in Brazil and Germany and while he has done some films, it's not his forte.
Watch the movies at Avid.com about the Icons if possible. There's always a tip you didn't think of.
First Thing I did when I found out about this board. I'm defiantly going to start setting up the soft knobs for what I need.
You have some fun toys... enjoy...
Right know I'm the happiest man Alive. Not only do I get to use the equipment but since I started volunteering at the studio the same week the construction ended I actually installed about 80% of the software on the computers and set up all the I/0
. So I know the studio inside and out. Plus the TC 6000... I'm ruined forever...
I think what I am going to do is use the preview-> print automation clip by clip for the first pass and then use touch for the finer passes. All of this after some major dialogue editing and premixing of course.
Also one last thing. Have any of you used an Avid Satellite system to link two pro tools rigs together before? We have a license for a media composer computer that I can steal for one of the pro tools computers. Like put Music and Dialogue and one computer and use the other for SFX, Foley and Ambiance? Is it more trouble than it's worth for the extra DSP or could It really help me with my mix. The way I would use it I would send the digital outputs of the Foley, SFX, and Ambiance stems computer into the digital inputs of the Dialogue computer adn send that audio into auxs and stem masters. Any experience with that tool will also be helpful.