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Doug Lauber's Blog – April 2011 Archive (5)

'Instamatic' added to Fusion Galaxy's player

I finished the mix yesterday morning. Please give it a listen.

Added by Doug Lauber on April 25, 2011 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

'Instamatic' stages of mixing

Hello friends. Today I worked on balancing the levels of various tracks within 'Instamatic'. Additionally, I worked on EQ'ing the DRUM submix, and then creating a couple of different versions of the track- two different approaches to compression. I ended up with three different versions of the drum sub-mix, all of which I am using for the final drumkit conglomeration: the primary drum track, plus two different compressed tracks that act as…


Added by Doug Lauber on April 20, 2011 at 12:15am — No Comments

Which DAW? ....Sonar?

Basically there are two platforms for DAWs: Mac and PC. That starting point can narrow our search for a DAW. 

I'm often amazed at the capabilites of my DAW software- Sonar X1b.

I'd really like to know what other software can do.

What can PT, Cubase, Logic, and DP do that Sonar cannot do?

Added by Doug Lauber on April 9, 2011 at 11:08pm — 1 Comment

Mixing 'Instamatic'

I made a lot of progress today mixing 'Instamatic'. I'd say just a few more days of work and the first mix version will be finished! I almost named this tune, 'Harsh and Tender', because the tune combines two different approaches- a tender, sensitive jazz-ish mood, with sections that are harsh, aggressive, and driving. The tender sections use piano and fr horn, while the harsh sections use distorted guitar improvs that alternate with sax improvs, and for those…


Added by Doug Lauber on April 9, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Convolution Reverb

I'm working on a new tune, again with Chris Alpiar on sax and Seth Burkhart on drums. I've tried a different approach to the drum sub-mix, by applying mid/high frequency boosts, and a couple of different types of compression, AND a modest amount of convolution reverb. I applied convolution reverb to the lead guitar part and drums, so far, and I think it sounds great. I had downloaded convolution reverb impulse responses from the internet. The site asks for a donation… Continue

Added by Doug Lauber on April 8, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

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