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What's the most common mixdown media?
Old 14th October 2008
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What's the most common mixdown media?

I've been mixing down straight to CD via Tascam unit, and I'm pretty sure it sounds better than rendering ITB.

What do you guys mix down to these days if you're not rendering/bouncing to a file?

CD? DAT?

MiniDisc? Kidding.
Old 14th October 2008
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Stereo Track in PT, or 1/4" tape... or both.
Old 15th October 2008
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Stereo Track in PT, or 1/4" tape... or both.
Yeah I usually bounce to a file myself but I'm actually thinking about getting an external CD burner.
Old 15th October 2008
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Sorry, one more bump and I'm out. (sounds like something from the 70s)

Anyone still mixing to DAT?
Old 15th October 2008
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I've been mixing down straight to CD via Tascam unit, and I'm pretty sure it sounds better than rendering ITB.

What do you guys mix down to these days if you're not rendering/bouncing to a file?

CD? DAT?

MiniDisc? Kidding.
For some time after I put together my first 8 channel DAW in '97, I mixed to DAT. It worked well because I was pushing my original computer (a Pentium '1' 133 mHz) to the max, usually with 10-16 tracks of audio on the computer, mixing out in submixes (stems if you will), using my 4 multi-FX boxes and folding in the live output from my 5 MIDI modules. After a while I started just mixing in on two new tracks -- as long as I had the CPU horsepower. I'd then export those and bring them into Sound Forge for poor man's 'mastering.'


Now, using all soft-synths and plug fx (except for the noble old Dual Levelar often in my input chain) I mix ITB and simply export to the desired format.
Old 15th October 2008
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Straight to 96kbps mp3 for myspace!!
Old 15th October 2008
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Id say rendering ITB would be most common as well as 1/4inch, maybe a DAT as well for safety.
Old 15th October 2008
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Analog > Hedd 192 or AD > AES to Tascam DVRA1000. This way I can print my final mix to whatever I want 16/44.1, 24/96 or higher rather than bouncing back to a couple of open tracks in the session and being stuck with the initial sample rate and bit depth.
Old 15th October 2008
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mostly ITB, but I do a bunch of commercials each week where I "dump" straight outta PT onto tape to be taken to the tv networks. It's basically like mixing down to DAT.
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