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Posted On: Jan. 11 2010, 8:53 PM

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I am new to using N-track (or any other of this type of software), and can't figure how to do what I want to do, which is basically make a voice of music with the music in the background becoming louder when the voice track is not speaking.  How do I do that, when I change the volume, it doesn't seem to "stick" when I open the song again.  Do I mix/record the voice track I am recording from a mic input with the imported music track onto a third track which "freeze"s the volume settings and mixes the two onto the third track, or what am I doing wrong I just want to mix music and voice like a radio commercial.

thanks for any help - LK
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jan. 11 2010, 9:26 PM

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I think I am figuring this out - to do a voice over and mix voice and music - do I have to draw the volume manually using the "draw volume envelope" command - is there no way to do this in real time using the mixer controls as I am recording into the mic.  Also when I speak into the mic, it comes in a two channels L and R I think.  Is there some way on the mixer control to "lock" the volume control of the two tracks together  so the volume goes up and down on both track the same?

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jan. 11 2010, 10:45 PM

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Hi ikoyle. You're getting there. Just try to record the voice on a new audio track as good as you can and don't worry about the volume until afterwards. When recording the vocal, make sure you have a good loud signal with no horrible noises.
Then you can (in theory :laugh: ) draw the volume changes.
Have a go - it's great fun.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jan. 11 2010, 11:33 PM

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thanks Tony - yeah I think I am getting a start on it.

-lkoyle
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jan. 11 2010, 11:47 PM

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Cool. Keep us up to date.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Feb. 09 2010, 2:32 AM

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Thats good info !! Thanks for the post guys.  Im always learnin.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Feb. 09 2010, 8:03 AM

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Another approach would be to use the voice track to 'duck' the music track.
For a brief demo of this check this tutorial from db-audioware.

http://www.db-audioware.com/videos/scc/scc.html

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Feb. 09 2010, 9:17 AM

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Hi Gents:
 Thank you for the link to that page,sevenOfeleven..  That is a great demo of using one track to "Duck" the levels of another track..  I have and use DB Audio Plugs, but I don't have that particular plug..  That plug works very nice for adjusting the energy and dynamics of a mix..  

     Bill..
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A "ducker" is a compressor with a "sidechain" input, so you may be able to use a compressor plugin.

Here's a link to a free "sidechain gate" that might serve, it says that it has a ducker mode:
http://www.geocities.jp/webmaster_of_sss/vst/index.html#sidechgate
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Hi krbaker:
 Those are nice plugs..  Thanks for posting that link..  :agree:  :p  :laugh:

    Bill..

 p.s.    Hey...  I got them all........
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