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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Basic But Powerful Thing

This is very basic but could help guys who recording process is getting painful.
I use a new hd(formatted) to every new project.
As I use one for OS and another one for files, I format both, this way OS is always clear, no bugs or "ghost" files causing weird things.
It's better having a puter only for recording(no internet, no antivirus and other programs), this way processing is 100% focused on recording.
But if you use only 1 computer for everything at least use a separate hd for recording, keep it always new(formatted), everytime you finished a song(project), back it up thend format it, re install OS and everything is brand new.
These could solve some DAW/plugins problems.
I hear a lot of people complaining like pro tools/cubase/whatever daw is not working properly or when they changed to another daw everything worked so the older daw had a problem, wrong, the majority of problems are caused by your computer, if a daw is not working properly in your computer, the problem is your computer configuration and not daw itself, come'n just because any daw doesn't work properly in your puter, it doesn't mean it's the same in all computers around the world.
How many times I read this kind of thing:
(example) "I used pro tools for 10 years and it was a problem, when I moved to cubase everything worked perfectly".
The problem wasn't pro tools but your computer configuration cause pro tools works on another puters
Another thing is which daw sounds better?
Nonsense cause daws don't have sound, they just manage files the way you tell them to do it, of course when you use its plugins then you're changing sound so if any daw has bad plugins then when you use them you could make everything sound bad but only daw itself doesn't have sound, import any audio file to any daw(don't use any plugins) and play it,
it has to sound just like if you were playing it with any player.

A brand new hd(formatted) is always a good thing and works faster.
I hope this basic thing will help you fixing some problems
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Re: Basic But Powerful Thing

ahem.... Where is my devil's advocate hat... oh there it is...

How would you handle multiple projects?
Separate drives for them all or partioning the drive perhaps?

I am sure it performs faster but seems like alot of work not to mention the added expense for multiple HD's..

It also seems more cumbersome to bounce between projects.

I just have 2 drives on my PC.. One for programs, samples and Plugs and the other drive is for all of the "data/tracks/audio" being recorded...

Most important thing is to KEEP the PC offline.... I have a designated water/splash proof laptop for surfing porn ERRRRRRRRRRR I mean websites....

I have been running Cubase SX3 for almost 10 years now.. Works like a charm.. I don't have the need to upgrade b/c I use alot of outboard gear and my computer dosen't get taxxed all that much when it comes to using a lot of plugs...

Oh yeah... BTW Everyone knows Cubase sounds the best... Mainly b/c it is what "I" am using........
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ahem.... Where is my devil's advocate hat... oh there it is...

How would you handle multiple projects?
Separate drives for them all or partioning the drive perhaps?

I am sure it performs faster but seems like alot of work not to mention the added expense for multiple HD's..

It also seems more cumbersome to bounce between projects.

I just have 2 drives on my PC.. One for programs, samples and Plugs and the other drive is for all of the "data/tracks/audio" being recorded...

Most important thing is to KEEP the PC offline.... I have a designated water/splash proof laptop for surfing porn ERRRRRRRRRRR I mean websites....

I have been running Cubase SX3 for almost 10 years now.. Works like a charm.. I don't have the need to upgrade b/c I use alot of outboard gear and my computer dosen't get taxxed all that much when it comes to using a lot of plugs...

Oh yeah... BTW Everyone knows Cubase sounds the best... Mainly b/c it is what "I" am using........
Like I said I use one hd for each project, each band that records with me has his whole project in one hd, I have separate hds for different stuff like bands hds, personal projects hd etc, never multiple projects(from different clients) in the same hd, if it fails you're screwed cause you lost everything.
Of course I'm talking about professional use and not about recording some riffs.

Example:

This morning I recorded some bass stuff for a band, that band's whole project(5 songs) is in one hd, in a few hours I'm going to start recording another band's project(drums-3 songs) and everything will be in another hd, everything separate so you take no risks about messing up your clients recordings.Once you get used to it you will start buying hds with the exact size you need so there'll be no waste of money and space.
This way I never had my computer frozen during any session so never had a musician complaining he was getting the best take ever but I lost it.

Besides all of that, if a band takes too long to finish its project, with a separate hd other projects won't be stuck to that hd too, it's so good having everything separate and you can do whatever you want.
Each hd has 2 partitions, one for OS and another one for files, once a project is finished I just format it and re install OS, it's like brand new.
This way I have all my cliets projects separate so it doesn't matter how much time their projects will take, some bands buy that hd when project is finished and can do whatever they want with it even opening it on another studio and work with other professionals.
OF COURSE this is for people who record a lot and not for people who sometimes record a lick or 1 song for year
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Of course I'm talking about professional use and not about recording some riffs.
Gotcha... This is still jemsite right?? not Gearslutz... (actually I think GS has more non-professionals on the boards now a days)..... ANYWAYS......


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OF COURSE this is for people who record a lot and not for people who sometimes record a lick or 1 song for year
Yeah but it is a REALLY GOOD Lick..........

Sorry didn't realize you were doing this professionally.. Do you have any links to bands you recorded? I love to hear some of the music you produced..
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Gotcha... This is still jemsite right?? not Gearslutz... (actually I think GS has more non-professionals on the boards now a days)..... ANYWAYS......




Yeah but it is a REALLY GOOD Lick..........

Sorry didn't realize you were doing this professionally.. Do you have any links to bands you recorded? I love to hear some of the music you produced..
Yeah it's Jemsite but this is "Recording Studio To discuss recording gear, home studios, home studio PCs, studio techniques and the likes."

No I don't have recorded stuff cause clients take everything with them, sometimes I show some finished songs to friends but it's private cause they're not my songs so I don't show them on the net, I only share my stuff
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I only share my stuff
Well???

Lets hear it...

I will also try to post some links in the appropriate section
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Well???

Lets hear it...

I will also try to post some links in the appropriate section
Dude there are a lot of links to my stuff in the appropriate section.
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Also, some programs can only be registered once or maybe twice. Once you have registered it to many time you have to buy it again.
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