Yamaha AW2816 Tutorial

Yamaha AW2816 Manual

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  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 1
    PROFESSIONAL AUDIO WORKSTATION Tutorial E
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 2
    ...digital mixer of equivalent quality with the Yamaha 02R mixing console (the defacto standard for digital recording), the AW2816 includes an automix function that records and ... have an interest in recording and mixdown but have never before used equipment like the AW2816, and explains ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 3
    ......22 Main contents of automix ...23 Contents ...2 Recording on the AW2816 ...3 Creating a new song ... ...3 Connect the mics to the AW2816 ...3 Recording sound from the mics onto the hard disk...4 Play back ... the demo song from hard disk...8 Mixdown...9 Step 1. Listen to the recorded tracks and make ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 4
    Recording on the AW2816 Amazingly for its size, the AW2816 conceals potential that rivals the mixing consoles found ...AW2816. Using two mics to record the rhythm Since the AW2816 provides two channels of XLR ... to assume that you will record using two mics. s Connect the mics to the AW2816 Obtain two ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 5
    Recording on the AW2816 s Recording sound from the mics onto the hard disk When you have finished ... are the sounds being input to the AW2816, and on the right side are tracks 1-16 (a total of sixteen ...OK. If the REC TRACK SELECT 1 and 2 indicators in the upper right of the AW2816 are blinking, you...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 6
    ... a wider range of mixdown options if you record separate sounds from your rhythm machine on separate tracks of the AW2816, so being mindful of the eventual structure of your song, do this if you will have enough recording tracks on the AW2816. Tutorial 5
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 7
    Recording on the AW2816 Recording sounds that you steprecorded into your sequencer The basic idea in this case is the ... rhythm parts, or to have a pre-recorded "scratch vocal" that the vocalist can sing along with as a guide. The AW2816 has a function called "scene memory," so first store ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 8
    ... like best. The AW2816 has 128 virtual tracks, so if you record and keep...which is the final output of the AW2816), but is not being recorded on track 1. Actually record the input, and ...currently selected for each track. s Tips - is it good or bad to record with effects? The AW2816 provides a very ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 9
    ... explains the mixdown procedure using the demo song included with the AW2816. Thus, we will begin by explaining how to load the demo song ... that an ATAPI-connected CD-RW drive has already been installed in the AW2816. However, it is also possible to use an external SCSI CD-RW drive. For details on ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 10
    ...you create more mixes, you will become better at it. s Let's begin Now that the song has been restored to the hard disk, let's listen to the "unmixed" song. Before you ... key to set AUTOMIX to DISABLE (off). Step 1. Listen to the recorded tracks and make your plans The most ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 11
    ... of the loop, and press the [REPEAT] key make the playback repeat. (For details refer to the AW2816 "Owner's Manual.") s Adding the drum overhead tracks Use ...screen will indicate -5.0). s Start with the kick and snare Use the channel [ON] keys to turn off all tracks except for ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 12
    ...ON". If the synthesizer is too loud for the other tracks, use fader 10 to lower the level ... does not stand out in comparison with the other tracks. s Adding the electric guitar Turn channel ...point where they will not interfere with the lead vocal on track 16. s Listening to the rough mix Although ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 13
    ...specific other tracks. You might think of using the Solo function to do this, but in this case,...PAN. At this stage of the mixdown, you need to hear the tracks with the EQ, dynamics, and other effects... sound" of a track. At this stage, listening to the dry sound would not be very helpful. 3 4 Make...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 14
    .... (Since channels 3 and 4 are paired, adjusting the EQ on track 3 will automatically make the same setting ...dB s Channels 3/4: Drum overhead mics These tracks contain the cymbals and toms. By adding... touch to the snare sound that is also recorded on these tracks. 1 2 3 Press the channel 3 [SEL] key...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 15
    ...Knee -24 dB 2:1 6.5 dB 12ms 70 ms hard 1 2 3 4 Press the channel 5 [SEL] key to select the hi... 0.70 4.00 kHz 0.0 dB HIGH H.SHLF 16.0 kHz -3.5 dB s Channel 6: Acoustic bass We ...CURSOR keys and the [DATA/JOG] dial, or the EQ controls at the right of the display, to make the following EQ settings ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 16
    ... screen, load a library whose TYPE field is displayed as "EXP." Move the cursor to "ON/ OFF" and turn dynamics "ON" for the selected track. s Channel 7: Percussion For the percussion channel, we will cut the 125 Hz region by -8.0 dB to reduce the weight of the low range, making the ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 17
    ... unchanged. A slight boost in the 500 Hz region will bring out the core of the sound. DYNAMICS OFF EQ (ATT -7 dB) LOW Q F G L-MID 0.5 500 Hz 3.0 dB H-MID HIGH - - - Type Compander Soft Threshold Ratio Out Gain Attack Release Width -14 dB 4:1 0.0 dB 0 ms 145 ms 15 dB 16 Tutorial
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 18
    ... 10: Synthesizer We will use the EQ to enhance the high range, emphasizing the tonal hardness characteristic of synthesizers. To make the phrasing crisper, we will apply a hard compander. Type Compander Hard Threshold Ratio Out Gain Attack Release Width -17 dB 2.5:1 -6.5 dB 0 ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 19
    ...11 dB 20:1 0.0 dB 38 ms 180 ms 10 dB s Channels 13/14/15: Chorus The chorus in channels 13 and 14 are the high (stereo) + low (monaural) tracks. High is panned to L and R, and low is panned slightly left. Make appropriate level and panning adjustments to create a good mix with the chorus 3 (middle/...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 20
    • Dynamics settings for chorus 1 and 2 (Compander Hard) Threshold Ratio Out Gain Attack Release Width -26 dB 2:1 -1.0 dB ... when you adjust EQ or dynamics, you will find it necessary to adjust it as well. s Channel 16: Lead vocal The lead vocalist on this channel has a strong and rich low-mid ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 21
    ...wet" sound (i.e., with an effect) while they record. There is no hard and fast rule ... one type of reverb to the entire song. Since the AW2816 contains two internal effect units,...Now the faders will act as the AUX send controls for the corresponding track. On the AW2816, AUX5 is assigned to internal ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 22
    ... Channels 1/2: Kick and snare When recording drums, you record the dry sound as on the tracks of the demo song. Adding just... have been working hard for several hours and the power cable is accidentally disconnected or a power failure occurs, or someone operates a key or fader, your hard work will be ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 23
    ...had to make this type of adjustment manually while the actual master recording was being made. If the changes ...repeated over and over until it was perfect. On the AW2816, the faders, channel on/off, pan, and .... For details on recording and editing automation, you can refer to the Operation Guide. Here...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 24
    • Main contents of automix 1) Initial automix scene The automix starts from the "AUTOMIX" scene memory. 2) Guitar "0:10-0:45": The faders are... guitar "1:35-": During the acoustic guitar solo phrase, automix controls the effect send level to adjust the crispness and resonance of the ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 25
    ... the MIXER section [DYN] key to access the dynamics parameters. On the AW2816, you can adjust the master EQ and dynamics settings ...something. For normal recording it is not possible to redo the mixdown once you are in the mastering process, but on the AW2816 you can recall scene memories and automix ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 26
    ... and noticing how the sound is affected. Recording the song to the stereo track On the AW2816, you must first record the mixed song onto the stereo track, and then ... disc This procedure is explained in detail in the AW2816's "Owner's Manual," so please refer to the appropriate pages....
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 27
    ...worked through the preceding pages, you now have a basic understanding of the process. The AW2816 supports many other recording methods and mixdown functions that we... become a favorite partner in music production. We hope that the AW2816 will continue to make your musical life even more ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 28
    Glossary s A/D converter A circuit that converts an analog audio signal into a digital audio signal. s AD/DA Conversion of an audio ... the AW2816. The specification is the same as IDE, but on the AW2816 this term is used to distinguish it from the internal hard disk. s Audio source A collective term ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 29
    ... (*see entry) of an AW2816 input jack, used to adjust the analog input signal to a level ...slot found on the rear panel of the AW2816. s Mixdown Also called "track down." The process of combining... A technique that can be used on multi-track recorders such as the AW2816, in which (for example) drums...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 30
    .... The AW2816 is able to transmit and receive MTC (*see entry). s Track A number assigned to an audio signal that is recorded or played back by a recorder. The AW2816 has 16 tracks x 8 virtual tracks (*see entry), for a total of 128 tracks. s Virtual ...
  • Yamaha AW2816 | Tutorial - Page 31
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Yamaha AW2816 Manual