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Old 05-01-2024, 05:55 AM   #1
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Default The Reaper Mixing Contest - May 2024: Facing the Truth

REAPER CONTEST - May2024
(ONLY REAPER / TUKAN PLUGINS ALLOWED)

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MIXING: 1-16 May
VOTING: 21-26 May
RESULTS: 28 May
FEEDBACK: 29-31 May



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This month's track, "Facing the Truth", was chosen by last month's winner simagt. It is by Thai blues rock band Rock Me and is available courtesy of the Cambridge Music Technology site.

Note: In addition to the effects included with Reaper, the Tukan plugins (all current versions from ReaPack as of the 1st of the month) are considered part of the base installation for the contest, so if you're using plugins from this version of tukan, you don't need to include them in your submission. These are now included in mixcheck.

Non Reaper / Tukan JSFX are still allowed, you just need to include them with your submission.

Please remember:

-NO GLUING OF FILES / RENDERING OF EFFECTS
-ONLY NATIVE REAPER FX -or- non-Native JSFX files that you include with your submission.

It's recommended that you take advantage of the normalization settings in the reaper rendering dialog to meet the LUFS and dBFS requirements by:

1. Normalizing to -14 LUFS.
2. If your mix peaks at or under -1 dBFS, you're done!
3. If your mix peaks over -1 dBFS, rerender it, normalizing to -1 dBFS.

MixCheck (https://reamixed.com/mixcheck/) is still beta, it can help you by analyzing your .rpp files before you upload to:
- Make sure your they don't contain disqualifying audio files
- Make sure your they don't contain disqualifying VST/AU plugins
- See what non-native JSFX files you need to include in your zip file
- See what impulse files you need to include in your zip file

NOTE that Mix Check DOES NOT upload your mix, only checks your project file on your local machine.

Once Mix Check has been tested I may not require you to send in the mixed flacs, just the project files, jsfx and impulses. I'd like to hear your thoughts on that.

You can download the multitrack from the website or clicking on this link.

-Daryl

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Old 05-01-2024, 06:00 AM   #2
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Default wave name changed

open new project and drag the waves into the empty.
All waves import correct but the first two the kicks have changed their names.
Reaper did ad "imported" to the wave file name.
Why is this ?
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Old 05-01-2024, 06:05 AM   #3
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Hmm, not sure, though another user has been having a similar problem. Did you recently add any extensions or scripts?
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Old 05-01-2024, 06:11 AM   #4
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Hmm, not sure, though another user has been having a similar problem. Did you recently add any extensions or scripts?
No I didn't.
The only thing I can remember was synchronize reapack for the Tukan updates.
Otherwise it's plain Reaper.
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Old 05-01-2024, 06:24 AM   #5
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can you share your media import preferences?
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Old 05-01-2024, 06:40 AM   #6
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Default SOLVED

It was exactly the same as your image, then I switched off copy files and automatic naming then opened a new project and dragged the files into it again and now the original names keeping correct.

no idea what was going on, I don't care, it works now correctly.
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Old 05-02-2024, 01:27 AM   #7
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The Black Crows.
Great!
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Old 05-03-2024, 12:58 AM   #8
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The Black Crows.
Great!
Aha! I was wondering where to go for a good reference track, this was the hint I needed thanks.
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Old 05-05-2024, 11:49 AM   #9
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Great tracks! Pulling up the faders and balancing the volume already gives a very decent sound. And this song rocks! Nice :-)
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Old 05-06-2024, 01:14 PM   #10
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Great song. But what I'm having trouble with in "In the great immensity of my shortcomings" is the voice in some parts.

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Great song. But what I'm having trouble with in "In the great immensity of my shortcomings" is the voice in some parts.

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Yes, that is a challenge this month. Needs lots of automation i guess, maybe we can solve it with only compression but i am not sure. Also needs lots of eq. You can see in the spectrum analyser with reaeq that there are some heavy peaks in the low mids to tame....some hpf wouldn't hurt also. Most difficult i find is the room sound that is printed on the track, it is in mono so no option for a mid side solution.
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Great song. But what I'm having trouble with in "In the great immensity of my shortcomings" is the voice in some parts.

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Yes, that is a challenge this month. Needs lots of automation i guess, maybe we can solve it with only compression but i am not sure. Also needs lots of eq. You can see in the spectrum analyser with reaeq that there are some heavy peaks in the low mids to tame....(ReaXcomp can help) some hpf wouldn't hurt also. Most difficult i find is the room sound that is printed on the track, it is in mono so no option for a mid side solution.
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Old 05-13-2024, 10:54 AM   #13
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Hello - I've made a bit of a meal of my submission just now.

Did it twice earlier (2nd one because I forgot to include a plugin), and then realised both of those had the vocals muted!

So please use the 3rd submission and ignore the other two. Sorry about that!
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Old 05-13-2024, 05:42 PM   #14
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no worries, I use the last submission from each user.
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Thanks for confirming
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Old 05-21-2024, 07:38 AM   #16
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voting is open, let me know if you encounter any issues:
https://reamixed.com/vote/
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Old 05-28-2024, 06:08 AM   #17
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Congratulation LCM!

You nailed the bridge !! I will look a bit how you sculpted inside of it.

Thanks for all the comments, too much delay definitely that's the thing I underlooked.
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Congratulation LCM!

You nailed the bridge !! I will look a bit how you sculpted inside of it.

Thanks for all the comments, too much delay definitely that's the thing I underlooked.
Many thanks, very kind of you.
Yours was great. Definitely among my favorites.
A pitty the delay issue.
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Congrats LCM!, you get to pick next month's song

see comments, other result details at https://reamixed.com/results

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