Tim E. Real wrote:
I'm a "light music" musician myself. If you piece together improvised
solos, it isn't improvisation any more. Anyway, it's valid to arrange
solos this way, if you like it. Such takes are usually done immediately,
so the main loudness always should be the same. Just cutting and putting
this takes together sometimes needs cross-fading. This can be done for
nearly every recording application by overlapping the recordings and
defining fade outs and ins for overlapping passages. If even this
doesn't work, I guess you seldom will be able to do it better by using
fader automation. Sometimes just recording a new take, instead of
cutting and pasting and mixing is the better way.
I very often compose, arrange and mix music at the same time, being
alone in my homestudio. I also know this way of making music. Sometimes
I do play instruments I don't rule. The computer should enable us to
make music this way. But anyway it's better to practise, practise and
practise and to avoid this. Do it all the year around. I once was a good
instrumentalist, had a long break and now I'm not a good instrumentalist
any more. Do you know that Django Reinhardt had an accident and that he
played solos with just two fingers?
You concern is a valid concern, but IMO it's possible to fit together
several takes and sometimes music needs exercises.
I do understand what you are talking about.
>> But it's no
I dunno, but perhaps for Muse it's the way like it is for Qtractor? You
need to use the mouse and move the graphic of the recordings at the end
and the beginning of overlapping tracks? IMO this is much easier than
moving a virtual fader.
But ok, everything about this was written and you prefer automation,
that's ok, but you can see that some people do it without automation.
It's possible, nothing is missing.
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