Academy Dashboard Forum Collaboration - Competition Competitions (Mixing, Songwriting, etc.) 'Games of Favs' Fav Manufacturer Only April Mixing Challenge

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  • #41555
    James Gorman
    Participant

      I was being a little tongue in cheek
      (though, really, I've made a lot of
      decisions today, someone
      make this one for me).

      I think a restrictive challenge like this
      has two positives:1) forcing you to really
      get to know the limits of (part of) your tool
      chain, and 2) forcing you to get creative to
      get around the limitations. I'm already
      thinking of ways to make up for missing
      effects.

      That's said, I skipped the last challenge
      because I had a very specific idea I wanted
      to follow through with and the challenge
      would have hindered me in that.

      Still, I think there is something in your
      comment. It is harder to do as group thing,
      but perhaps a way to action it is to write
      about what your personal goals were when
      posting your mix, and encouraging others
      to do the same. I've started adding mix
      notes to mine to keep track of what and
      why for mixing decisions. I think I'll
      add something about what stuff I was
      focusing on in myself (rather than the song)
      as well.

      #41565
      Guido tum Suden
      Keymaster

        Good question, James,

        My guess would be that Plugin Alliance is just the distributor, so it would have to be, like Toby wrote, one manufacturer, like Brainworx or SPL.

        OTOH the brands are very specialized, so I would think it fair to be able to use all of them.

        #41574
        Tobi
        Keymaster

          Yep, I agree with Guido's interpretation. Brainworx would be one brand.

          It also occurs to me that the same can be said of UAD plugins, if a member choses to mix with UAD plugins - they can only use UAD manufactured plugins. Not plugins built by other manufactures on the UAD platform. ..so no Brainworx, Eventide, Softude etc.

          Tobi.

          #41581
          Tobi
          Keymaster

            @Michael, if it wasn't restrictive, it wouldn't be a challenge.

            The mix challenges are optional and intended for members who want to challenge themselves to think differently about mixing and force themselves to solve problems in new ways etc.

            Members who wish to put in the best mix possible, are free to ignore the challenges and mix as normal.

            Tobi.

            #41621
            James Gorman
            Participant

              Thanks guys. My crazy plan is start with
              bx, just what I own. A little easier
              since I have their console series, but
              otherwise just bx_subsynth and bx_digital.
              Will require some out of the box thinking
              for pitch, reverb and delay effects,
              but I suppose not much different from
              back in the day with just a console to
              mix on.

              #41899
              Guido tum Suden
              Keymaster

                Hey Tobi,

                what about drum samples and the like.
                Do we have to use Warren's if there's no "Instrument" plugin on the manufacturer's list?
                Or can we create new tracks by other means?

                #41900
                Tobi
                Keymaster

                  I think Virtual Instruments etc are okay. Where it would get a little unclear is, if a member were to use 'bundled in FX / channel strips' with the Virtual Instruments. For example, East West Instruments come w/ a very decent SSL Channel Strip. But using it, would defeat the purpose of the exercise.

                  #42012
                  Arthur Labus
                  Moderator

                    Great idea. Did my mix with ALL Variety Of Sound plugins LOL
                    Learned a lot, even because i was forced to use some plugins, i 've nered used before.
                    So, indeed, it's a bit of my "Raiders Of A Lost Plugins" feel 😉

                    Thank you Toby

                    #43517
                    Maarten
                    Participant

                      I'm new here and still gotta find my way around... Where are the tracks for this challenge?

                      #43518
                      James Gorman
                      Participant

                        Hi and welcome Maarten! We just use the tracks for the month (ps this is optional, you can do whatever you want - Brian for President almost always does an EDM remix).

                        All of the multitracks are at https://www.producelikeapro.com/multitrack-sessions/

                        A better place to start is this month's breakdown by Warren at https://www.producelikeapro.com/lesson/mix-breakdown-katie-ferrara-path-lovers/

                        #43519
                        Maarten
                        Participant

                          Thanks, James! 🙂

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