The Toy Box Studio Show 01 – Mixing part 1 “Getting Ready For The Mix”

In this first show Lij takes you through the basics of setting up a song for mixing. Whether you are using Protools or any other DAW there are some techniques that will help streamline you mixing process.

In this show we will cover:

  • Edits and cleanup of tracks before consolidating
  • Consolidating tracks into matched length WAV files starting at zero point
  • Importing WAV files to Protools
  • Why get ready first?
  • Separating mix prep from creative work flow
  • Some useful studio tools

 

The Coal Men – Stereo Sessions 7 with Vyclone

I met Dave Coleman years ago when I was visiting a friend. Dave was his roommate and could be heard  down the hall learning guitar licks to Johnny Cash songs. I remember immediately thinking “Man that guy sounds great! What a classic guitar tone.” Over the years I got to know Dave and his band The Coal Men through many great records recorded both with the amazing Brian Carter at Paradox Productions and with me at The Toy Box Studio. Dave is a brilliant song writer, guitar player, and producer. It has been and honor to make many records with him, most recently the wonderful sounding Escalator, Presented by Todd Snider’s Aimless records. For Stereo Sessions 7 Dave joins us with Dave Ray on drums, and Paul Slivka on bass.

Cheers!

Lij

Here are the killer HD videos created by Myke Scaffidi of Gamma Wave Media!

 

We also joined up with Vyclone.com to add another layer of intrigue to the video shoots by inviting all the guests to participate in creating the visual experience. Get the app or follow the Vyclone video link to take a look at all the camera angles and create your own remix. After you make your masterpiece add a cool filter and share with your friends!

 

The Coal Men on Vyclone

The Coal Men on Vyclone

Cheers!

Lij

Dave Coleman – vocals and guitar

Dave Ray – bv and drums

Paul Slivka – bass

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The line up for Stereo Session 7 was: Jeff FinlinThe Coal MenThe Sound Awake, Two House Towns, Sara Jean Kelley, and Normal The Board . We will have more videos to share soon!

MiktekLogo500px logo Artist RelationsOriginalvy-logo-text

 Thanks to all who helped make this happen. A huge thanks to Myke Scaffidi for producing the videos and all the hard work of editing till its awesome. Thanks to Miktek for the beautiful Miktek CV3. Thanks to Artist Relations and Ik Multimedia for the new custom shop AAX plugins which made mastering a breeze. IK_Logo500pxAnd thanks to our talented head engineer, Chase Colley, and assistants at The Toy Box Studio for their help: Noah EichlerMichael Martinez, Dennan Boscarino, Don BatesCameron Crowson, and Jimmy Donovan. You guys all rock!

Like What you hear? Get your free MP3s here!

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SS7 - The Coal Men

The Sound Awake – Stereo Sessions 7 with Vyclone

I met Nick Bullock this year as he moved to Nashville TN from Ithaca NY. He  was introduced to me by my cousin Jenny Lowe Stearns also a brilliant singer and song writer from Ithaca. Nick is an instantly likable guy with an attitude that makes you feel like everything is gonna be ok in the world of music. I interviewed him for the soon to be released The Toy Box Studio Show podcast where he talked about the importance of writing every morning, meditiation, eating well, and  the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Nick joins us for Stereo Sessions 7 with his band The Sound Awake for some groovy acoustic psychodelia.

Here are the killer HD videos created by Myke Scaffidi of Gamma Wave Media!

 

We also joined up with Vyclone.com to add another layer of intrigue to the video shoots by inviting all the guests to participate in creating the visual experience. Get the app or follow the Vyclone video link to take a look at all the camera angles and create your own remix. After you make your masterpiece add a cool filter and share with your friends!

 

The Sound Awake:
“Chandelier”

The Sound Awake - Chandelier

“Mr Fantasy”
The Sound Awake - Mr. Fantasy

Cheers!

Lij

Nick Bullock – Guitar and vocals

Kevin Harper – Bass

Thomas Elefante – Drums/BGV

btset5Like What you hear? Get your free MP3s here!

The line up for Stereo Session 7 was: Jeff FinlinThe Coal MenThe Sound Awake, Two House Towns, Sara Jean Kelley, and Normal The Board . We will have more videos to share soon!

MiktekLogo500px logo Artist RelationsOriginalvy-logo-text

 Thanks to all who helped make this happen. A huge thanks to Myke Scaffidi for producing the videos and all the hard work of editing till its awesome. Thanks to Miktek for the beautiful Miktek CV3. Thanks to Artist Relations and Ik Multimedia for the new custom shop AAX plugins which made mastering a breeze. IK_Logo500pxAnd thanks to our talented head engineer, Chase Colley, and assistants at The Toy Box Studio for their help: Noah EichlerMichael Martinez, Dennan Boscarino, Don BatesCameron Crowson, and Jimmy Donovan. You guys all rock!

Cheers!

Lij

Like What you hear? Get your free MP3s here!

Thanks for you Bitcoin tips! Your generous contributions help to promote local artists from East Nashville TN

SS7 - The Sound Awake