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RME Total Mix Explained®

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    Introduction (1:38)


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    Mac Installation (4:58)


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    Windows Installation (4:03)


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    The Mixer Overview (6:20)


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    Channel Basics (11:01)


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    Channel Settings (10:42)


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    EQ & Dynamics (14:15)


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    The Control Room Section (11:24)


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    The Control Strip Pt. 1 (9:27)


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    The Control Strip Pt. 2 (5:45)


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    The FX Section (10:39)


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    The Matrix View (9:47)


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    Settings & Preferences (12:54)


RME interfaces include TotalMIX, an incredibly powerful and fully-featured integrated software mixer with amazingly flexible routing options and built-in DSP. RME expert Todd Tatnall shows you how to get the most out of this complex mixer and more.

After a brief Overview and Installation Guide, Todd dives right into an overview of the Mixer and its sections. He then shows you Channel Basics and Settings, before exploring the EQ and Dynamics Sections.

Next, Todd covers the Control Room, showing you how to configure and control your monitoring environment. Todd then spends a couple of videos explaining the Control Strip in detail, including how to use Snapshots, Groups, and Layouts.

Wrapping it up, Todd covers the FX section and Matrix View, and teaches you how to use the Settings and Preferences to customize TotalMIX to your exact needs.

Whether you've just got an RME interface or you're already familiar with TotalMIX and want to learn more, watch "RME TotalMIX Explained" today!


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KeepingMusic
Submitted 1 year ago

VERY THOROUGH AND CLEARLY EXPLAINED!

This software can be rather intimidating. However, this tutorial gives you the complete nitty gritty details to help you thoroughly understand every aspect of the software. You need to pause and experiment to really get to grips with it. Once you have, you will never look back. Unless, that is, you need a quick top up!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV

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Carpata
Submitted 1 year ago

Good!

Good!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro

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Audios
Submitted 2 years ago

Great explanations but watch that mouse!

I think the explanations were well organized, very clear, and thorough so job well done. That said, I think the visuals could have been better. The mouse pointer is very difficult to see on the TotalMIX window because of the colours involved (black/white pointer on a dark grey window that has many white details) and if you blink, the mouse magically disappears until it's moved and you go "Oh, there it is!" The visuals would have been much easier to follow if the pointer had a coloured halo and the highlighting was animated when the mouse was clicked. Given the effort put into developing the video, I'm really surprised this more-than-a-detail was overlooked. I've had an RME Fireface UC for 7 (?) years now. Fabulous piece of gear. TotalMIX is very, very good, too, although it does have a quirk or two, like why the software playback channels have the names that they do. They seem totally unjustified (e.g. the SPDIF software playback channel seems to have nothing to do with the SPDIF hardware inputs or outputs--unless I'm missing something). I was hoping the video might explain the reasoning for the names but it did not. No big deal but I'm still left wondering...

I am a: Hobbyist

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matt
Submitted 2 years ago

Good job

Great! clear...concise. Love RME products and this opened a whole new world

I am a: Producer, Professional, Musician

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SmokinJ
Submitted 2 years ago

RME TOTAL MIX EXPLAINED

Total Mix may be a little confusing at first until you understand the logic, more so because of all possibilities of features available to control, particularly with RME UFX interface.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Mastering Facility, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist

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stage_1
Submitted 2 years ago

A Little too Vanilla for Price

RME TotalMix is a piece of software that is flexible depending on RME product purchased. While making a general course is great, there should be additional episodes that cover the various hardware ie Babyface Pro/compatible midi controllers/Ipad integration that interact with TotalMix. A short recording session to show the EQ, echo, compression, and Talkback features would have been very helpful.

I am a: Hobbyist, Beat Maker

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soundlover
Submitted 2 years ago

Good for starting out

I enjoyed this video for great basic foundation information about the total mix. Watching it is like reading through the manual so that can be helpful to those who skip that step normally. Please consider doing an intermediate and advanced video showing the record feature from UFX in detail, as well as more example videos for submixing tips, monitor setups, groups, etc. In this video you'll learn what it all means and does, but I am also looking for the next level where we watch it in action through typical use examples.

I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer

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Shindago
Submitted 2 years ago

User Friendly Genius

The presenter is incredibly talented at showcasing the required material in a user friendly yet laser sharp way...He makes it appear simple; perhaps he's a natural; but I think he also puts a lot of hard work into making his presentation seamless and complete. The only question I had by the end was in regard to attaching a non-RME ADAT equipped preamp. Thank you for demystifying this powerful piece of software!

I am a: Semi-Pro

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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 VERY THOROUGH AND CLEARLY EXPLAINED! This software can be rather intimidating. However, this tutorial gives you the complete nitty gritty details to help you thoroughly understand every aspect of the software. You need to pause and experiment to really get to grips with it. Once you have, you will never look back. Unless, that is, you need a quick top up!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good! Good!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great explanations but watch that mouse! I think the explanations were well organized, very clear, and thorough so job well done. That said, I think the visuals could have been better. The mouse pointer is very difficult to see on the TotalMIX window because of the colours involved (black/white pointer on a dark grey window that has many white details) and if you blink, the mouse magically disappears until it's moved and you go "Oh, there it is!" The visuals would have been much easier to follow if the pointer had a coloured halo and the highlighting was animated when the mouse was clicked. Given the effort put into developing the video, I'm really surprised this more-than-a-detail was overlooked. I've had an RME Fireface UC for 7 (?) years now. Fabulous piece of gear. TotalMIX is very, very good, too, although it does have a quirk or two, like why the software playback channels have the names that they do. They seem totally unjustified (e.g. the SPDIF software playback channel seems to have nothing to do with the SPDIF hardware inputs or outputs--unless I'm missing something). I was hoping the video might explain the reasoning for the names but it did not. No big deal but I'm still left wondering...
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good job Great! clear...concise. Love RME products and this opened a whole new world
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from RME TOTAL MIX EXPLAINED Total Mix may be a little confusing at first until you understand the logic, more so because of all possibilities of features available to control, particularly with RME UFX interface.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from A Little too Vanilla for Price RME TotalMix is a piece of software that is flexible depending on RME product purchased. While making a general course is great, there should be additional episodes that cover the various hardware ie Babyface Pro/compatible midi controllers/Ipad integration that interact with TotalMix. A short recording session to show the EQ, echo, compression, and Talkback features would have been very helpful.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good for starting out I enjoyed this video for great basic foundation information about the total mix. Watching it is like reading through the manual so that can be helpful to those who skip that step normally. Please consider doing an intermediate and advanced video showing the record feature from UFX in detail, as well as more example videos for submixing tips, monitor setups, groups, etc. In this video you'll learn what it all means and does, but I am also looking for the next level where we watch it in action through typical use examples.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from User Friendly Genius The presenter is incredibly talented at showcasing the required material in a user friendly yet laser sharp way...He makes it appear simple; perhaps he's a natural; but I think he also puts a lot of hard work into making his presentation seamless and complete. The only question I had by the end was in regard to attaching a non-RME ADAT equipped preamp. Thank you for demystifying this powerful piece of software!
Date published: 2016-04-07
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