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I follow the Recording Revolution channel on YouTube.

Graham  Cochrane has created a 17 page general guide that seems a good overview of the song creation process from initial idea to the finished product.
I thought I'd upload it here in case it's of interest to Kitcheners.

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Home studio owners - are you looking for tips on how to record vocals, mix drums, or simply what home studio setup you really need?
You're in the right place. This is The Recording Revolution - a channel dedicated to helping you make better recordings and mixes in your home studio!
With weekly mixing tips and mixing tutorials as well as recording training tailored for the home studio, your recordings and mixes can't help but improve!
My name is Graham Cochrane and I can't wait for you to dive in to all the tutorials, tips, and training here on The Recording Revolution.

You can also follow me on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/recordingrev
Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/recordingrevolution

Learn the 6 steps to create radio worthy songs in your bedroom studio with this FREE guide : http://radioreadyguide.com

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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 20:45:28
I have watched quite a few of Graham's excellent videos. He has an easy style and his advice is solid.......works for me.
"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 15:54:17
I'm with you @MrBouzouki

The best thing about TRR is that Graham tells you "Stop Buying Things!"......because that is so difficult. There are just so many adds for new plugins. It gets crazy out there.

The other thing that I like is he encourages you to actually finish and share your songs. (that is always a problem for me)

It is probably best to buy one of his courses (when they go on sale or something) because if you just watch the youtube videos it can get a little bit random. His courses do have a sequence that you should follow like what is outlined in "radio ready guide".
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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 19:57:59
Hello, new to the whole recording/mixing scene.
I am glad to have found this community.
Perhaps I overlooked it, where is the download of the pdf regarding the "6 steps....."?
Thank you, Ym


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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 20:59:24
Hey @Ym ......that link is at the very bottom of MrB's original post. Here it is again:

https://go.recordingrevolution.com/radio-ready-guide/

Welcome to The Kitchen!!! If you are looking for more tips on the many nuances of this whole recording thing, take a look at our Songwriting Ingredients section:

https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/songwriting-ingredients/26/

While you're at it.....check out a few threads to see what we are all up to and then perhaps start a thread of your own in our "Me" section to tell us a bit more about yourself.


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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 22:09:27
Thank you Leonard


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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 22:38:25
welcome to the kitchen forum @Ym  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 12:10:42
@Ym  - welcome to the Forum, and thanks for digging up with @Leonard Scaper  the radio ready guide, very useful.
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #8 on: February 02, 2019, 18:48:22
Thank you all for the warm welcome.  I am new to the digital production scene.  I 've always recorded and someone else did the backend. 

I've recently ventured into edrums on the high end and love what I can do.  I now have a Touchmix and stems to input in a DAW.  Now I need guidance on choosing a DAW. There are so many choices, it is overwhelming.  Even my close musicians buds use different DAWs.  What's a drummer to do?

I came across a video comparing ProTool to Reaper. His findings were very telling. . I don't know if this is the whole story, but it's compelling.

I was considering Mixbus5 because of its affordability and long standing in the industry from the console perspective.  But Reaper seems appealing. 

What I don't want to do, especially as a newbie, is spend a lot of time with something to find out I can't work it. Any suggestion and guidance is most welcomed.

Thx Ym


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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #9 on: February 02, 2019, 20:36:52
hi @Ym

i can not tell the difference and give you advise, but....i can tell you that Reaper is really good in my opinion  ::thumb:: ::thumb::
@others...like @budhabuilding @Mar T. @Jambrains etc. probably can give you better advise on DAWs

but  ;D ;D ;D ;D Reaper is.... awesome  :o :o :o


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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 01:07:03
Any thoughts on Reason? 


Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #11 on: February 03, 2019, 01:28:48
Hey @Ym   . @Bluedusksun is a drummer. Let's  see what DAW he uses?

I think @Pleudoniem plays e-drums inti his DAW. We can ask what DAW he uses as well.  ???

My son plays all my drum parts on an Electronic kit interfacing with EZDrummer sounds in Cubase for me. Percussion and some hi hat or snare parts are mic'ed and recorded the regular way.



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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #12 on: February 03, 2019, 02:03:28
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@Ym , I'm a happy Reaper user. Not only is it cheap as hell, imo it outperforms 'professional' solutions like Cubase. Just give it a try. It's small, functional, well-coded and runs all VST's and VSTi's.
They only ask for a $60 (or so) contribution to support further development. See https://www.reaper.fm/ for more details. Just my opinionated 2cts..  ;)
Getting used to working with a DAW will cost you some learning time anyway. Reaper is highly customisable and I cannot imagine use-cases where Reaper isn't applicable to your needs. Do you have more specific requirements that make you doubt which DAW choice will be the best for you?
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Btw. @MrBouzouki , great find, that PDF, read it and completely agree with everything stated in the document. Thx for sharing!


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Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #13 on: February 03, 2019, 02:32:44
« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 02:34:34 by Mar T. »
Any thoughts on Reason?

Just saw this question, @Ym  . Imo Reason is more like an EDM production environment than a DAW, as in: in a DAW you could yield the same results by using some synth plugins, but a DAW has a wider application. Imo Reason is more like an instrument you can use in a DAW. Standalone Reason is more like a multi-functional EDM instrument (imo). Disclaimer, last time I used Reason is like 5 ys ago, could be they've entered the DAW space last years, and I wouldn't know. What I know that Reason was (and probably IS) a great EDM instrument, that CAN be used inside Reaper (via their feature 'Rewire'. ;-)


Re: Recording Revolution - (6steps) radio ready guide (PDF)
Reply #14 on: February 03, 2019, 12:44:14
@Ym great question(s)
Every Daw has some features that are better then others.. these are the DAW's i used and with a little opinion  ;D
(at the end there are some general issues for recording drums)

Reason is better in visualizing for people that are using hardware.. (including cables  ;))
Sounds and plugins are more dance hip hop and electronic style orientated.
Has a great cpu performance with their own plugins.
I used it until version 5 but didn't like the sound and sample browsing.
Not really easy to use for multi-track audio drum recording.

Cubase has some of the best sounding plugins and editing possibilities.
One of the best features is the chord track options...
Really easy for multi-track audio  recording
used it over 20 years and recorded more then 100 bands and albums with it
 (but now i'm a reaper user)

FL-studio is great for making dance, electronic, hiphop music.
Used it on stage and in the studio for dance music.
One of the best midi editors.
Not so great for multi-track recording... But their last update is finally making some recording and arranging stuff easy.
It's not easy to learn ... it still uses some way's that are typical for Fruityloops pattern editing....
So sometime you must think like it's an old school drum machine...
Has a really great visualizer... Which i still use live
Some great sounding instrument plugins and really great routing possibilities.

Ableton is one of the best clip launching systems. Great for electronic music.
Not great for multi-track recording but better then FL-studio.
If you like the design of the interface then all the plugins feel familiar.
Great routing possibilities and   max for live can be great for your own plugin design.
I used it most of the time for live performances.
I have  used it from the beta version 1 until version 7.
After version 7 audio stability getting worse.
I think it was fixed in version 9....
Lot of programmers left when version 7 was finished  and they started Bitwig  :o

Stagelight is great for using for portable devices and converting it sending it over to pc/mac.
Not great for multi-track. Use it a lot for making music on the go...(samsung phone,ipad Ios)

Acid is great for audio loops. Left Acid because it was not stable enough.
Has one of the best sample browsers. First audio groove options.
Don't like the multitrack features.... Maybe the new version of magix is more stable?

Reaper is my main DAW and i use it for recording and  live... (i left ableton for performances now 3 years and Cubase 6 years)
Has some great routing possibilities. I really like the customization of reaper.
No instruments but really good usable audio fx.
I have added a lot of scripts from reascript and sws extensions.
Use loudness analyzer every day.
Record a lot of drums with it.. audio and midi.

I also use Cubasis, Multitrack DAW, Gadget, Beatmaker 3, Noise, Garageband, and Caustic, etc on IOS and Android
But i think it out of scope for your question  ::)


Now some general things to think about  ;-)
One thing is very imported if you record midi drums. Every DAW has his own PPQ settings.
PPQ stands for pulses per quarter notes. Midi notes will be placed on these pulses.
So if you use a DAW with a lower PPQ then note can be placed more off.

Also midi interfaces can influence timing. The way timestamps are placed with midi events can be different in all DAW's
Cubase was one of the first to have a solution for this. Midex interfaces where designed to send midi event simultaneously.
Reaper can also change the way timestamps are added to event.
This can really influence timing and so the way you play your instruments.

If you use midi and the daw plays you instrument then your will hear some latency of your soundcard. It's the time your cpu needs to process the sound.

Also plugins can have some latency. This will be compensated after playing the recorded midi notes or audio . This is called PDC. Plugin delay compensation. For example: Kontakt drumlibraries has sometime Impulses responding reverb in the sound. Impulse response reverb plugin need PDC. So these will also influence the processing time.

So if you want to record midi drums with an electronic drumkit.
- Use a high PPQ DAW. (or speed up the tempo  ;))
- Use a soundcard with as low possible latency.
- Don't use drumplugins which need PDC

Sometime i use the drum sound module to get no delay at all.
But this will influence the way the drums are being played in velocity.

Hope it helps ....

 
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