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I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Crimsonghost » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:31 am

*sigh*

My mixes will be a lot better if i can bring myself to not care about the numbers. But i cant ignore them. Weird add/ocd/bbq/something is keeping me from just setting the levels to where they need to be. Instead i pull a Mr. Monk (seriously, watch that show) and have to have things end in 1 or .5.

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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Crimsonghost » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:32 am

Crimsonghost wrote:*sigh*

My mixes will be a lot better if i can bring myself to not care about the numbers. But i cant ignore them. Weird add/ocd/bbq/something is keeping me from just setting the levels to where they need to be. Instead i pull a Mr. Monk (seriously, watch that show) and have to have things end in 1 or .5.

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Oh, right, i was supposed to ask question. Anyone else deal with this?
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Crimsonghost » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:37 am

Crimsonghost wrote:*sigh*

My mixes will be a lot better if i can bring myself to not care about the numbers. But i cant ignore them. Weird add/ocd/bbq/something is keeping me from just setting the levels to where they need to be. Instead i pull a Mr. Monk (seriously, watch that show) and have to have things end in 1 or .5.

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I think you mean even numbers...
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Crimsonghost » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:38 am

Crimsonghost wrote:
Crimsonghost wrote:*sigh*

My mixes will be a lot better if i can bring myself to not care about the numbers. But i cant ignore them. Weird add/ocd/bbq/something is keeping me from just setting the levels to where they need to be. Instead i pull a Mr. Monk (seriously, watch that show) and have to have things end in 1 or .5.

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I think you mean even numbers...
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Coolschmid » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:55 am

That is unfortunate.... try to get over it ;-)

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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by fragments » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:01 am

Best thing I did to get over numbers/exact numbers is to mix some of my projects on a real mixing board.
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Hircine » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:22 am

I don't even know what my numbers are, I just mix it until it sounds good with the drums and subs being the loudest peaks, making sure to leave -12db to -3db of headroom.
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by mks » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:23 am

Stop mixing visually.

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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Crimsonghost » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:33 am

mks wrote:Stop mixing visually.
i wasnt

but i started watching this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Qm6NFIY2E

then my shit got all fucked up.

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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Crimsonghost » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:34 am

fragments wrote:Best thing I did to get over numbers/exact numbers is to mix some of my projects on a real mixing board.
i like that idea, but kinda hard :(
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Genevieve » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:23 am

Can you fool yourself by changing the scale of each fader so that it will look like it's ending in 1 or 5 in that scale?
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by mthrfnk » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:14 am

Weirdly I used to do this, like set stuff to -5.5, -10.0 etc. and be all "yeah that'll be fine". Now I don't even look at the numbers when doing a proper mix down - I just listen and play with the faders.
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by GenericNameHere » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:26 am

I thought, I was the only one with this problem.

I'm still not entirely over it, but I just figured that nothing is perfect, and my pursuit of that mythical perfection, is completely futile.

Now I see the imperfection in everything, and I just laugh and embrace it.

For instance, I see a girl with those half dimple like Robin Tunney, and I can't seem to not find it attractive. I hear a messy Skrillex growl bass thing -- that's completely inharmonic -- and I find it amazing. I just see the beauty in imperfection, I guess.

Even so, I still find Juke music to be utter shit -- just saying.

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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by fragments » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:45 pm

Crimsonghost wrote:
fragments wrote:Best thing I did to get over numbers/exact numbers is to mix some of my projects on a real mixing board.
i like that idea, but kinda hard :(
Hard as in you dont have hundreds of channels and sends or because you need audio outs on your interface and a mixing board?

Also, if you had a look around you could probably find some place to take your stems, pay for some studio time with which I'm sure you'd get an engineer. Sit with them and work on the mix. I'm sure you'd gain a lot of useful knowledge that way. Just be upfront about what you know and what you don't when you are working.

totally general statement...but I love how people around here piss away a hundred bucks here and there buying more and more software that's in all likelyhood getting them further away from there goals instead of saving it and spending it on something that might actually teach them something or get them thinking outside their normal mindset.

FWIW I'm a terrible gearwhore, but once I started investing in something besides yet another VST I actually started to learn something.

EDIT: Also, if you didn't live on the other side of the country I'd invite you over to try mixing on my modest setup :w:
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by didge » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:28 pm

Would it make any easier to see -1.43 as -143*10^-2 you robot thinking nutter? ;-)
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by titchbit » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:16 pm

^ LOL I like that response. hey you said trolls were welcome

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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Mason » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:21 pm

really don't get the obsession with looking at the numbers of the different tracks, just mix until it sounds good with enough headroom left
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by Add9 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:42 pm

you could always set the faders to an even number and then put a gain tool on the channel to set to volume to where it actually needs to be :P
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Re: I cant work in odd numbers...

Post by GenericNameHere » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:42 pm

I was just reminded of that episode Monk, where Adrian painted those hideously awkward, yet clinically precise paintings.

I would provide a link, but I belive it's Googleable ;D


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