Post by findingthesound on Jul 29, 2014 9:21:50 GMT -8
Hi guys! Happy new user here!
I've finished to upgrade all my system and getting to know the Raven to get the best out of it.
First, thanks Jamyz to help us with your videos! Some great tricks everytime!
I would like to know how you set your racks to get the best out of your Raven, get the best workflow.
I record/produce/mix/master in the very big session (using 2 octo cards and an HDX1 card in PT11 on a 12 cores Mac).
I may made 3/4 racks in my layout, but need some help and some ideas from yours experiences to choose the BC needed.
They would be like: - 1 rack for producing with BC for many Tracks presets(aux/instru/realaudio), favorites plugins preset, etc.. to avoid going into plugins lists. - 1 rack for editing audio and midi - 1 rack for editing vocals - 1 rack for all automation duties? - What would you add? and how?
I definitely felt overwhelmed at first having been familiarized with the Raven beta last year at NAMM (2013) to find all these massive new features in v2.0 now that I've got one of my own. Really trying to get the muscle memory and workflow going. Forcing myself to use the touch screen but looking at even one rack that has the preset buttons has me scanning the bottom of the screen more than I'd like to find what I was looking for. Not a bad thing just forcing myself now to do things the "long" way learning, so that they may become second nature and faster as I grow more familiar with it. Any tips having gotten your 4 different racks/workflows how you like and/or getting myself to that point per say?
Post by findingthesound on Oct 10, 2014 8:36:43 GMT -8
Here's where I'm at using the Raven right now: I finally found myself doing editng with a mouse on my mac display on top of my raven mti because editing task is way faster/precise;
Out of the 8 layouts possible on the top row I put all the mixing windows things like groupe/config, play stop ext...+a floating toolbar different on layers 1 to 4:
- layer 1 = BC for VIs via preset tracks hack; instant recall of maschine with 16 out and treatment for example, or instantly create track load with massive, diva, serum etc... - layer 2 = BC for plugin treatment like VCC in patchwork, UAD plugs or whatever - layer 3 = BC for acoustic tracks presets, like recording vocal with Three track +busses; and some more plugins or VI - Layer 4 = under construction right now!
The bottom row is dedicated to editing task/window: - Layer 5 = BC for all the zooms on floating window, nudge, bounce to disk, recalling my mixing template with its complex busses routing and plug chains already on, BC for recalling my master track with its limiter and analysis plugin, etc... - Layer 6 = add some midi things, clip gain, saving presets - Layer 7 = comping vocals - Layer 8 = Automation BC
Its work in progress and it's veeeeerrrryyyyy long to code all that (took me 3 weeks only toying around with bc and arranging the worflow!), and I kinda give up to work a bit and create/finish BC when in need...
It's so powerful, and so cool, but take way too much time to get it because of its modularity; I would really like Slate to get some guys do one shot homeworks to give more choice of layout templates to his customers, not only the factory one.
Thanks for the in depth description of your layout/workflow findingthesound. Definitely each engineer has his own needs and would deal with each layer differently but it helps to see how others do tasks which I can relate to and it definitely will be a help in developing my own layout