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Thread: Mixtravaganza Spring '09

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    Default Mixtravaganza Spring '09

    Let's get mixing!

    Our own David Means has provided us with a wonderful and challenging work for us to test our mixing skills and creative ideas! This song has rich and diverse textures, surpurb composition and arrangement, and wonderful backing talent -- you are in for a treat!

    Here's how to participate:

    1. Download the tracks. Instructions are below. Post any questions about participation in THIS thread.

    2. MIX! Submit your questions regarding artistic concerns or about the tracks themselves here as well. David will try and keep up!

    3. Submit your mix. Send Jim Dugger a PM with a location to pick it up (FTP), and I'll assemble all and collect them for hosting. The deadline for submitted mixes is May 31st -- that gives everyone plenty of time!

    4. We will start a "what did you do?" thread shortly after the mix submission close deadline. Particpate and discuss!


    How to download:

    The files are 24-bit, 44.1k .wav files with starting times of 0:00:00.00 each. They have been gzipped (you will need the common and free utility gunzip to uncompress them) for smaller transfer sizes. In addition, several of David's original files were actually mono, but shipped stereo. I have re-exported these as mono, but have made available David's original files as optionals.

    The files are hosted HTTP: Grab one of each! Getting started is about 1.0GB total downloads.

    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/01 Click ...1 Mono).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/02-kick.wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/03-snare.wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/04-hihat.wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/05-tom1.wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/06-tom2.wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/07-tom3.wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/08 Cymbal...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/09 Overhe...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/10 Room M...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/11 PZM Mi...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/12 Bass G...1 Mono).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/13 Piano ...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/14 Elec P...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/15 Violin...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/16 Violas...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/17 Cellos...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/18 Harp -...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/19 Tambou...1 Mono).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/20 Shaker...1 Mono).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/21 Elec D...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/22 Elec L...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/23 Female...1 Mono).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/24 Female...1 Mono).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/25 Male L...1 Mono).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/26 Male L...1 Mono).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/27 Sopran...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/28 1st Al...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/29 2nd Al...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/30 Tenors...Stereo).wav.gz

    Optional Files: These are David's originals that could be reduced.
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/02 Kick -...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/03 Snare ...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/04 Hihat ...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/05 Tom 1 ...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/06 Tom 2 ...Stereo).wav.gz
    http://jdugger.com/~dmeans/07 Tom 3 ...Stereo).wav.gz
    Jim Dugger
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    Is there any way to put all of these files into just one or two gzip files instead of having to download and then un-gzip them individually? It's rather tedious to have to download each individually.

    Thanks.
    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raw-Tracks View Post
    Is there any way to put all of these files into just one or two gzip files instead of having to download and then un-gzip them individually? It's rather tedious to have to download each individually.

    Thanks.
    If you browse with Firefox, you can use the "DownThemAll" extension found here to get everything in one fell swoop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate View Post
    If you browse with Firefox, you can use the "DownThemAll" extension found here to get everything in one fell swoop.
    Not exactly ideal, but I'm giving that a try. Hope I set the filters right, or I'll have to spend time deleting a bunch of crap I didn't intent to download.
    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raw-Tracks View Post
    Not exactly ideal, but I'm giving that a try. Hope I set the filters right, or I'll have to spend time deleting a bunch of crap I didn't intent to download.
    There's an "Fast Filtering" tab and if you just set it to look for ".gz" it'll grab only the files.

    At least, that's what I did.
    Nate
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    FYI-

    http://www.gzip.org/

    Under 'executables' is the zip file or executable. Unzip and run .exe file.

    I downloaded Winzip from download.com:

    http://download.cnet.com/WinZip/3000...html?tag=mncol

    It's a free 45 day evaluation. After you use it you can uninstall it.

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    Very cool arrangement, performance and song. As soon as I heard it I knew I wouldn't spend 4 hours or more mixing it which is probably what it needs minimum to do it justice.

    Very nice track. I'l spend a couple hours on it though.

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    Where again do we send the completed mixes. A link would be helpful !
    Michael Rogers
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbdrmr View Post
    FYI-

    http://www.gzip.org/

    Under 'executables' is the zip file or executable. Unzip and run .exe file.

    I downloaded Winzip from download.com:

    http://download.cnet.com/WinZip/3000...html?tag=mncol

    It's a free 45 day evaluation. After you use it you can uninstall it.
    Windows users could also install 7-zip. It's open source software. There is even a portable version available.

    best regards
    Andreas Lassak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Rogers View Post
    Where again do we send the completed mixes. A link would be helpful !
    Jim, do you want everyone to upload them to you? I'm willing to have everyone email them to me so I can create a whodunit list before putting the mixed versions up so we can discuss them all...

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