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Mixing ITB - 1 project per album, or 1 project per song?
Old 18th May 2006
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Mixing ITB - 1 project per album, or 1 project per song?

What do you guys prefer and why?
1 project for all songs, or each song on a separate project?
Cheers
Old 18th May 2006
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using nuendo 1 project for each song,
otherwise the list of (for ex. snbtmsm57b) goes from 001 to sometimes 300 or more
(30takes/number/10numbers)

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Old 18th May 2006
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Unless it was recorded live, where the tracks will be consistent, definitely one session per song.
Old 18th May 2006
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1 Session per song unless its recorded live.
Old 18th May 2006
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So those of you who use 1 project per song, how do you go about mixing(eqing/compressors etc)?
Do you mix one song, then adapt your settings/plugin chains to the rest? If so, how?
Cheers
Old 18th May 2006
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Quote:
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1 Session per song unless its recorded live.
Old 19th May 2006
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I use one session per song. If I'm on a tight schedule I mix the most 'typical' song and then save the channel settings individually and then load them onto the next song as a starting point. It always gets heavily tweaked from there but it's handy for repeating stuff like rolling off the bass on the overheads etc
Old 19th May 2006
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Depends on how many songs and how similar they are in instrumentation. A 3 song demo, no problem, I'd probably do all 3 in the same session. provided the instruments were all the same and tracked the same.

Most of the time though, separate sessions.

Dante
Old 19th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phelbin
Unless it was recorded live, where the tracks will be consistent, definitely one session per song.
ditto - often there's extra players/instruments with singer/songwriters and certain ad-hoc groups, and things get complicated quickly with too many misc. tracks

File/track management is alot easier with 1 session/song!
Old 19th May 2006
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I start with a master project-- a largely untouched file I add the word RAW to- meaning unmixed, unedited, etc.

I then mix one song, save that named as the song, version & date. I copy that project, rename it the next song, and continue working. If I create a radicallty different plug-in, I save it and recall the plug, or begin mixing from whatever song I think matches the song I am working on.

Once songs (and their many, many versions) are completed, the projects and 2-mix bounces get stored in folders that relate to their dates so I can pull back a file easily.

It works for me, and several other engineers I am close to have similar strategies- but hey, do whatever works for you.

Jim
Old 19th May 2006
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Yeah, if this is one of those "album's worth of drums in an afternoon" sessions it's all in one project (Nuendo 2 here). During mixing though I'll typically copy and paste the songs out into their own project just to have a neater, cleaner project window.

War
Old 19th May 2006
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every song from scratch in it's own folder / session whatever you call it
Old 19th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Digamma
So those of you who use 1 project per song, how do you go about mixing(eqing/compressors etc)?
Do you mix one song, then adapt your settings/plugin chains to the rest? If so, how?
Cheers
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Old 20th May 2006
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Depends on the kind of album.
If it's rather live-ish, or intended to sound live-ish, it's all one session, same w/ real live recordings.
If it's more different songs, instrumentations, etc, it's rather one session per song.
Or one session per style - have a project coming up w/ singer that is once accompanied by piano and once by string quartet, which will probably be two session files and the singer's channel settings copied&tweaked.

ALWAYS work on a COPY of the recorded session. So there's always the raw material on the HD as well.
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