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MOTU CueMix FX Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:18

    Todd welcomes you and gives a preview of all the features he will explain in this tutorial series.

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    Tutorial 2

    Software Installation

    3:13

    Step by step instructions on installing the driver software for MOTU Audio interfaces like the 828x.

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    Tutorial 3

    828x Connections

    4:50

    Learn about all the audio and data connections on the 828x.

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    Tutorial 4

    The 828x Front Panel

    3:23

    Explore the 828x front panel, including features and functions.

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    Tutorial 5

    MOTU Audio Console

    6:57

    See how to make configure settings for MOTU audio interfaces (like the 828x) to adjust how they operate with your computer and software.

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    Tutorial 6

    Using the 828x with DAWs

    5:15

    Todd uses four examples to illustrate how easy it is to use your 828x with your recording software: Cakewalk Sonar X3, Presonus Studio One 2, Ableton Live 9 and Avid Pro Tools 11.

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    Tutorial 7

    CueMix FX Software Intro

    2:42

    Learn the basic interface and about all the features we'll explore in the following tutorials.

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    Tutorial 8

    The Mixes Tab

    4:09

    Explore all the features and possibilities of the Mixes tab in CueMix FX software.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Inputs Tab

    4:41

    Discover how to set various settings to all audio inputs on the 828x.

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    Tutorial 10

    The Outputs Tab

    4:01

    Todd discusses all the settings on the 828x's audio outputs using CueMix FX software.

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    Tutorial 11

    Channel Settings

    3:43

    Discover how you can control input channel settings using CueMix FX.

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    Tutorial 12

    The EQ Tab

    7:32

    See how you can apply EQ to any input and output on the 828x and how to tweak EQ settings.

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    Tutorial 13

    The Dynamics Tab

    7:43

    Learn how to apply compression and leveling to any input or output on the 828x in the CueMixFX Software.

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    Tutorial 14

    The Meters Tab

    3:18

    See the CueMix FX meters page in action, as well as a review of the input meters view.

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    Tutorial 15

    The Reverb Section

    8:00

    Learn about the global reverb processor powered by the 828x and controllable in CueMix FX.

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    Tutorial 16

    Monitor Section

    5:35

    Discover how the monitor section works, including adding outputs to monitor control, talkback and listenback.

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    Tutorial 17

    The Devices Tab

    7:05

    Learn about all the audio analysis tools included within CueMix FX software.

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    Tutorial 18

    Shortcuts & Menus

    8:12

    Here you will gain an understanding of all the menu commands as well as some handy shortcuts to save time.

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    Tutorial 19

    Managing Latency with Host DAWs

    3:56

    See how simple it can be to use CueMix FX software to eliminate monitoring latency with recording programs.

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    Tutorial 20

    Stand Alone Mode

    9:19

    Learn about making all of the CueMix FX settings we've learned right on the front panel of the 828x, without using the software.

Resident studio expert Todd Tatnall shows you everything you need to know about the CueMix FX Tools and Software, used to route and apply effects, using MOTU hardware such as the 828x, 828mk3 Hybrid, Track16, UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid, 896mk3 Hybrid, 2408mk3, 24IO and HD192!

Todd starts with an Introduction revealing all the features and functions covered in the series. Next, Todd takes it from the beginning with Installing the CueMix FX Software, then explains in-detail, all the Audio and Data Connections that need to be made. The Front Panel is then revealed, and then How to Make Further Settings via the MOTU Audio Console.

Todd now shows you How to Set Up and Use your MOTU Hardware with Various DAWs, and introduces you to the actual CueMix FX Software. Continuing on, the different Effects, Tools, Mix and I/O Tabs are shown and demonstrated, as well the Reverb and Monitor Sections.

Wrapping up the series, Todd gives you a bunch of cool, time-saving Shortcuts and reveals Menu Options, as well as How to Manage Latency with Host DAWs, in addition to showcasing the powerful Stand-Alone Mode.

If you have any of the supported MOTU Audio Hardware Devices and don't know about CueMix FX software, you're missing out on an extremely powerful and flexible suite of Effects, Tools and Routing Options... Discover them today, watch "MOTU CueMix FX Explained".

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Submitted 4 months ago

FINALLY! CUEMIX EXPLAINED WITH VIDEO

This is the best video series I have encountered that helps explain using CueMix software. Definitely well worth the price of admission.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

When I was really young, maybe 3 or 4 years old. That's when I got my first (toy) drum set and played it all the time. I was studying viola at 7, piano at 8, and drums at 10.

2. What training have you had?

In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in theory/composition from SIUE, and a Bachelor of Science in recording production and technology from MTSU. Working in big studios in Chicago after college, I learned as much if not more working as an assistant/2nd engineer, often repairing/troubleshooting problems on the fly. It better equipped me to work independently AND with others.

3. When did you get into recording?

In high school. My punk band saved all our pennies to record at an 8-track studio for $10 per hour. I was fascinated by the power of multitracking, overdubbing, mixing, etc.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with commercial music producers and talent for TV and radio commercials, many of which were national/international brands. I also worked with bands and artists in the studio, including the Frogs, Kelley Deal, James Iha, Sebastian Bach, any many others. As a tech support engineer, I've helped thousands of customers. I worked directly with several high profile customers, including John Fogerty, Bruce Swedien, Oscar Petersen, John Tesh, Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Greg Lisher (Camper Van Beethoven), Chris Vrenna, and engineers for Paul Simon, Wilco, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and ICP to name a few.

Why are you so good at training people?

When I was providing technical support, my approach was not only to solve the problem, but to also listen carefully to the end-user's needs AND explain what the cause and solution of any problem was. Putting technical jargon into more relate-able terms helps. I'm also an adjunct professor at a local university, and apply the same ideology when teaching. Whether you're working with a customer or student, you have to put yourself in their shoes.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from FINALLY! CUEMIX EXPLAINED WITH VIDEO This is the best video series I have encountered that helps explain using CueMix software. Definitely well worth the price of admission.
Date published: 2016-12-04