Name your tracks appropriately, please.

    • January 30, 2023 at 10:08 am #4477
      Bob Katz

        Let’s say you got a recording of a classical guitar solo piece. 5 tracks to be mixed. And they are named as follows. How would you feel about that, as the mix engineer?

        Classical Guitar miking

      • January 31, 2023 at 5:27 pm #4488
        Mary Mazurek

          One more thing to do. It ticks me off and takes me out of my creative space.

        • February 1, 2023 at 5:35 pm #4550
          Alex Yakas

            Educating clients is part of the job and part of our responsibility too. Being kind and explain to the client how important it is to properly name multitracks is the key here. If nothing changes in future projects, charging more, or at least bluffing, can be the only way for this type of clients to understand that they can save some good amount of money by puting little effort. 😀

          • February 3, 2023 at 9:11 am #4592
            Ryan Sutton

              NOT naming tracks is something I’ve never completely understood.  On the rare occasion where I’m workmen with a producer who moves really fast, I’ll skip naming the track and put a quick note in the comments box in Pro Tools.  I’ll then go back and name the track based on my comment.  It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it get quickly addressed.

              All of that said, there is not a world where I send a mixer files that aren’t organized, let alone named.  Gotta help people to understand that they need to quit kicking the preverbal production can down the road.

            • February 10, 2023 at 4:40 pm #4778
              Evan Alexander

                I’ve had to give plenty of lessons on bouncing/exporting instead of sending every separate clip in the session. Mixing for artists self-recording and submitting a mix for the first time was a lot of extra explanation, but understandable considering the circumstances. This was all during peak COVID times. Some musicians could do with a little reading before submitting things in my opinion.

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