在MainStage中创建一个耳机混音

Getting a headphone mix to the drummer during a live show can save you many a problem! David Earl (aka sflogicninja) brings his MainStage tips and tricks to the table and shows you how to set this up.  

当播放支持曲目和现场鼓手现场表演,这是必须得到一个耳机组合的鼓手,是保持他/她的时间定制。鼓是足够响亮和一个干净的,均衡的组合是不太可能的竞争与小鼓和钹。点击音轨在现场的情况也非常有用的,只要观众不听!


第1步 - 选择一个音频接口

我们的音频接口将提供我们需要发送一个单独的组合,以鼓手的灵活性。即使在较小的接口常常让耳机的组合,是独立的主输出接口。有至少4个输出,使我们能够发送一个离散的混合接口是强制性的。我们也应该肯定,它包括软件,允许路由一套不同的输出耳机。

音频接口,即使不允许单独的耳机输出组合,我们可以得到约50美元的耳机分配系统,配合鼓手使用的物理输出。


第2步 - 设置的发送

在每通道带

Headphones 1


第3步 - 设置总线,并大声!

在新创建的巴士,设置3-4总线输出。现在输出3-4离散组合。我会建议调整更多的撞击播放量,使它们发送到这个巴士比键盘和声乐热。

推卷了一下后,肯定,被分配到总线1的辅助是不是裁剪。然后分配一个限制器的辅助。

Limiter on the Aux


限制器将允许我们进一步推动音量


第4步 - 点击发送

在MainStages偏好设置面板,到“常规”选项卡,并在这里选择节拍器输出。节拍器的设置下,推高,因为它可以去量。

有罕见的情况下,一首歌曲时,实际上可能有(*喘气*)的节奏变化。节奏的变化,可以混淆时间的刚性播放似乎有想法,但你仍然可以得到一个点击的鼓手与音乐的行为。

只需打开原曲的逻辑,静音轨道,并打开,而在回放模式下节拍器。反弹的点击,因此,它是所有其他茎的长度相同。

导入播放点击进入,在主级和路线的直接输出到3-4。没有必要将它发送到总线上,因为这是从来没有走出去的主要输出。


其他情况

好了,所以IVE几乎写这整篇文章重点耳机组合的鼓手,但可以推测,这种技术可以用来发送任何乐队的成员,他们是定制的混合。歌手可以得到更多的主唱,贝斯手可以得到更多的低音,等您只能通过您的音频接口输出的数量有限。



David writes music for all media including advertising, branding, movies, television, and games. He works for such clients as Sega, LucasArts, Microsoft Game Studios, Landor and Associates, Beyond Pix, Rich Pageant, and Nextel. He also teaches at an Apple Certified training facility in San Francisco called Pyramind and has long bee... Read More

Discussion

Hi Dave,

At the moment i am trying to figure out something, and this seems to be the closest to what i am trying to figure out.

Basically, i have started a new band, where we are playing to backing tracks of songs that i have created on Logic Pro. Our set-up consists of myself controlling the midi keyboard/backing track cueing, a drummer, a vocalist, bass player, and sax player. What we are trying to figure out mostly though is getting a click track into the drummers headphones with the same track playing into monitors and FOH speakers without the click track for live shows (which is pretty much what you have explained here). I am VERY close to figuring it out now, but....

What i'd like to know from you is about my choice of Audio Interface, what one would you recommend i get for this type of set-up?
I have looked at a few like MOTU and Apogee, but it seems they are more for recording instruments into mic/guitar inputs, with mic/guitar outputs. Do these interfaces allow me to do seperate sends of the backing track and headphones, just using the usb connection, so i can do what you have explained?

I dont need to use instruments through it.

Sorry if this sounds a little confusing, your help will be highly appreciated.

Thankyou
sflogicninja
Hi there!

It's all about outputs when you are on stage, my friend. I use a Saffire Pro 40, and with it I have a Behringer ADA8000.

This gives me 16 balanced outputs on the analog end. It also gives me 2 discreet headphone outputs that I can use. I run a feed to the vocalist and the drummer, and I share the feed that is going to the vocalist. The drummer gets the tracks AS LOUD AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE, and the vocalist and I get our own mix, which I can balance to taste. The FOH engineer is getting the tracks in stems, and they are not affected by the volume changes I am making to the vocalist or drummer.

This is because the outputs of the playbacks are going directly to the outputs they are assigned to, and we are getting bussed feeds that are sent to dedicated stereo outs... 1 for the drummer, and 1 for the vox and me.

Do not use the internal click in MainStage. I would suggest bouncing a click from Logic and dedicating a playback to that click. send from that channel strip directly to the drummer via the headphone feed.

This will keep everybody happy... although you - as the newly assigned monitor engineer - are going to have a lot more on your mind. Use in-ear monitors to minimize feedback if possible. We use wired in-ears, but there are many other options out there. :-)

*bows*
DJ rob
This does not work as explained ,, when I assign the click to different outputs of the interface to send to drummer,, the click is not in sync, it is off, by about 3000 samples, I tested by putting delay on channel and wet 100 percent,, this a click that was recorded in logic along with playback channel, it is in perfect sync in logic, even when I assign click to other outs, but in mainstage they only stay in syncs when played through same outputs, when you switch either output it is slightly off sync, but enough to throw off drummer ...
Magic Fingers
Bouncing a click track the same length as the stems... Genius! How many of us Mainstage users just said to ourselves... "Why didn't I think of that???"... I just stopped complaining about the built in metronome, and making excuses to the drummers of the world about the click not being loud enough. No more having to reverse engineer to compensate for the low built-in metronome volume. Having control of the bounced click volume is priceless! Thank You Ninja!

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