In Part 8, we’ll cover:
- Export/Import Wav files of Sub mixes
- Recording Guitar in Waveform 9 with Amplitude 4
- Choosing Guitar presets/Rendering Wav files
Export Wav files of Sub Mixes
Now, in Part 8, we will free up some of the computer’s resources by exporting sub mix wav files of the Drums/Percussion group and the Sample Tank 3 group. First, solo the Drums/Percussion sub mix and select “Export” then “Render to file”. I usually render to 24-bit file. Disable the Waves Studio Rack in the master bus before the render, or you’ll double-up on it later. Make sure you put it in the project “Export” folder so you can easily locate it. (Hit “T” after choosing the original sub mix track location to place the new track directly below it). Next, Import the file to the empty track. Also, add the Aux Sends (1&2) to the track, as we’re keeping the effects Aux Returns separate.
Let’s get all of our levels and panning set for the Sample Tank 3 sub mix. We will then do the same thing in soloing, rendering, and importing this instrumental sub mix (minus the channel 1 Drum kit which is in the Drum/Percussion sub mix). Add a new track (“T”) below the sub mix track to import the ST3 wav file into. After its import, I inserted Waves J37 to warm it up a bit.
Recording Guitar in Waveform 9 with Amplitude 4
Next, we’ll use IK Multimedia’s Amplitude 4 to record rhythm guitar into Waveform. The cool thing about Amplitude is that if you don’t like a sound AFTER the fact, you can still change it! We’ll record the part with a pre-selected preset on Amplitude.
Choosing Guitar presets/Rendering Wav files
Then, we’ll add 9-yes, 9 Tracks underneath the guitar. Select the first guitar wav file, then in Properties at the bottom right “Select all Clips in the Same Track”. We’ll then “Render Selected Clips” at the bottom of Properties. Before doing this, however, be sure to disable the Studio Rack in the Master bus. The new wav file is created on top of the original, so just drag and drop it into one of the newly-created empty tracks. I inserted an IK Multimedia TR5 Classic EQ, along with a Waves ADT effect (for some phase-shifting). Go back to the original track with Amplitude 4 and pick another sound. Select all in track, render new wav file, and drag and drop to an empty track below. Fill up all the rest of the added guitar tracks with different-sounding rendered files.
Well, we obviously don’t want all of those identical guitar parts with different sounds all playing at the same time, so now is the time to mix-and-match the parts to our liking. The clips can be broken up by selecting, then hitting the / key. This splits them at the slash. From there, we can shorten by dragging the ends, lose sections as we go, etc.
Now that the parts are chosen, let’s hear the playback! Be sure to click here for the companion YouTube video. This is starting to take some shape…Back to work on Part 9!
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