February 26, 2014

The Usual Wednesday Bullshit...

by Chris Randall

Time for an omnibus update. In no particular order:

1. I'm deep in the mixing for my next release, which is, as it happens, a full album, not an EP, and far more "produced" than my last few releases (which are mostly compendiums of improvisational stuff.) This thing is shaping up to be pretty slick, and full of techno. I'm pretty happy with it, overall. Lots of field recordings, lots of tape loops. No idea how long this is going to take, but we're making good headway. I have four songs mixed at this point.

2. The next module from Audio Damage, Æverb, is in production. Couple weeks away. While I deal with that, Adam is building the prototypes for our first "big" module. (And "big" is an understatement. 36HP!) I won't give anything away at this juncture, except to say that it has almost 50 panel controls.

3. TRASH_AUDIO's next synth meet is in PDX, on May 24th. Both Adam and I will be attending. We will unveil the afore-mentioned prototype at that time.

3. Avid got de-listed from the NASDAQ yesterday. Next step: bankruptcy, and they'll start selling off assets. We'll see how this shakes out. Korg might be jealous of Yamaha and Roland, both of whom have professional recording apps, and pick up PT. That's just a guess. I don't have any inside info.

This is an open thread. What do you want to talk about?


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Mar.02.2014 @ 9:37 PM
tom vx
Maaaaan, a space delay and a Nagra...I feel like I'm making another record with Martin!

Mar.03.2014 @ 2:01 AM
Jordan Rudess would never have enough time to overdub all those Theremins because he's far too busy with the time-consuming duties of endorsing every music product ever made.

Kidding aside, as far as audio editing goes in Logic, this is DEFINITELY a what-you're-used-to/mileage-will-vary situation. If you're used to it, you can edit audio at crazy-ass lightning speed in Logic (not saying that Pro Tools is better or worse per se). And since you can do custom key commands in Logic, you can really go nuts if you've got those well though out and memorized. I frequently comp vocals as I'm recording vocalists- it's so quick, they don't even realize I'm doing it.

IMO, the only editing-related area where PT clearly has Logic beat is the way it lets you create alternate mixes (can't remember their terminology for this, but Final Cut has a similar feature with the tabbed multiple timelines); Logic really has no easy provision for doing this kind of thing.

Mar.03.2014 @ 10:31 AM
Avid was primarily delisted for financial reporting non-compliance and some SEC stuff, not for failing to meet market caps or anything. They're still trading OTC, and last I heard had applied for relisting already.

While they're not doing *great*, the outlook is probably not as grim as the hype would have you believe. So we'll see what happens.

Mar.03.2014 @ 4:19 PM
i've used logic since 1996. always hated it for editing audio. it took a big leap in audio editing several years ago but is still kinda stupid. i've used live since V4 and it was immediately easier/faster for editing and i didn't even read the manual

key commands in logic are great but it's still a clusterfuck imo when it comes to audio editing though it is a lot better than pre-V6.

i bounce around from different software environments and i always make sure most if not all audio editing is done before i end up in logic to mix.

i love/hate every DAW ;)

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