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Dave Rat's Strategy for Mixing

#1 User is offline   Bobbsy 

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:15 AM

The latest VIDEO FROM DAVE RAT.

This time it's a master class in how he sets up his mix for a large concert. He has some interesting methods and I must admit I'm going to nick some of his ideas and try them next time I do a suitable show.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:37 AM

Ive read some of his blogs too and I find him very interesting about the way he works.

Thanks for the video Bobbsy. Do you know, has he done any more videos?

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:22 AM

That was an interesting video, thanks for the share :angry:

I found his video about comparing the gain-before-feedback on some popular wedges against a EAW Microwedge interesting, amazing how much you can get out of it!

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:50 AM

very interesting video! definately going to try something like that next time I can...

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 11:14 AM

View PostJammie300, on 3 Apr 2010, 6:37 PM, said:

Ive read some of his blogs too and I find him very interesting about the way he works.

Thanks for the video Bobbsy. Do you know, has he done any more videos?

James


Yup...he's got quite into videos over the last few months. He tends to announce them in his blog and also on Facebook...or you can just search "Dave Rat Videos" on YouTube.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

Wow that was awesome!


I've never thought of using VCA's that way!
very intuitive

Thanks for the link!!
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:03 PM

Nice techniques, (for the studio with minimal headroom) but do you not worry that a lot of the interest and dynamics would (are) be lost from a live concert mixed like this?

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:18 PM

I thought the point was that he could, easily switch the mix to preserve dynamics where he needs to and curtail them if he wished. (As in his loud and fast vs / slower and ''quieter'' example. His comps aren't set to 'crush' anyways... 3:1 ratio would hardly affect the dynamic range of a band like the Chilli Peppers IMO.

Interesting techniques none the less. Very practically minded.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:24 AM

for those interested, he has a new blog post up:

http://www.ratsound.com/cblog/archives/374...-bored-yet.html

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:26 AM

I find a lot of his blogs and articles very interesting and it's nice to see someone else with such a passion for the industry doing what they love even at the very high level he is at. Keep it up dave
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:54 PM

This guy is so on the money. I do this in the studio when recording, never implamented them all live, yet. But definately will be now!!!!

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