If drum programming was the only issue I would recommend looking at drum product. There are many around that aren’t keyboard based.
Having said that I came from the Traction space and I although I liked most of what Tracktion did I did not like how it handled “Track Freezing” and it had a very poor implementation of track grouping.
The bounce featrure is among the best implementations I’ve seen/used and does a great job of freeing up resources. The best part about it is that you can add further effects to the bounced version if you so wish.
To me the greatest value in the hierarchal approach is the ability to group and visually see your grouping. You can bounce your group and then continue to process effects to the bounced group. So I can create a group for my drums with snares on 1 track, bass on another, toms on another, etc. I can then add effects to each instrument/track (i.e. eq) to get the mix I want. I can then bounce that to save some resources and the add reverb to the bounced group. It’s just so easy when you get into it.
The copy/qhost could use some improvement but it gets the job albeit 1 copy at a time.
I was one of those that was confused by this and hoped that voume and pan would work on bounced tracks, but that was a long time ago and I like the way it works now. If I want to add controls I just wrap a parent around it. Podianer’s request is a good one though and I would second it.
Try dropping your latency back down and see if it helps. It’s funny but it seems that with Podium I have much fewer problesm with lower latencies. I am using the Presonus Inspire.
I might be wrong on this but currently you cannot use a VSTi that outputs midi data within Podium. You can do this externally though using something like minihost that outputs midi data and then use the output as a midi input into Podium.
Now to flip the question if the VSTi outputs audio then you can add any vst effects you want along the chain. It does not have to be rendered/bounced first.
After 30 years of playing guitar on again / off again, I’ve decided to take guitar lessons. My teacher is having me learn several versions of the lead in Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing. So I’ve been listening to Jimi, Stevie and Sting.
@sam c wrote:
o.k. i watched. but it is very confusing. plus, this is for 7 or 8 ez drummer tracks.
the way i understand is so simple, select each track you want to bounce. arm a stereo track to bounce to. hit enter. now i have a new stereo bounce of the 14 track tune i am working on that includes fx and all automation.
the video is well done but does not at all address showing a 14 or 22 track tune being mixed down to a stereo track. or….did i watch the wrong video?
Are you trying to bounce the multi ez-drummer tracks to a single stereo? If that’s what you are trying to do wrap the ezdrummer tracks into a group track. Bounce enable the track and then bounce the track. You now have a single stereo file for the multi ezdrummer tracks. Keep in mind that when you bounce a group track it is capturing everything in the group.
Think of the master track as an all-encompassing bounce track.
Hmmm… Good to know… I had the same thing happen when I fired things up on my MacBook. I thought it might have been somehow related to migrating files between my PC and my Mac, so I deleted the errant files and just re-imported.
I have to agree with this. It comes from two perspectives.
1. Is that the majority of the people contributing to this forum have really fallen in love with Podium and are really trying to find ways to make it better. With that comes see great discussion and ideas. A truly collaborative environment.
2. Fritz manner has a lot to do with this as well. He listens. He sees criticism as opportunity. He helps facilitate discussion, He looks for feedback. He bounces ideas off his customers and acts on the feedback provided. He does not over commit but delivers consistently. I wish the businesses I deal with in my day job managed themselves like Fritz does. I would have a lot less stress in my life if they did.
Mixer channels can be minimized.
Ok, I get it. I was able to add FX by dropping on the edge as was described. Cool.
So you’re telling me that all those are actually seperate tracks?
Tell me about the zGrid… not familiar with that.
The use of the term “track” causes a lot of confusion with Podium. I like to think of it terms of a container and that container can hold different things. When you put all these containers together you get a track. I don’t like the way the term is used but I’ve come to live with it.