Mike Slinn
Mike Slinn

General Notes

Published 2020-03-01. Last modified 2022-08-13.
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Making a Video

  1. Check audio levels
  2. Turn on LED lights and turn off overhead light in the front room. Turn off the overhead light in the back room.
  3. Close the curtains or the video won’t be lit correctly.
  4. Start Pro Tools, load or create the song being worked on, record arm any tracks that provide effects for the talent to hear.
  5. Speakers should be off.
  6. 3 headphones are set up. Ensure levels are good.
  7. Turn on the Sony A7 Mark iii camera. It is normally attached to the video splitter and then the Cam Link 4K. Make sure Bear’s 3rd monitor is on; you probably want to switch the input to HDMI, so the live camera feed is displayed instead of Bear’s Windows desktop.
  8. Start OBS Studio, so the output of Pro Tools can be mixed with the live Sony camera.
  9. Verify OBS Studio output directory is set to one of the following:
    1. E:\media\proTools\staging (default)
    2. E:\media\YouTube Meta Music Channel
  10. Start OBS Studio recording and / or camera recording and / or Pro Tools recording.


C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug‑Ins Pro Tools AAX plugins
C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\VstPluginsVSTs (32-bit?)
E:\abletonLibraryAbleton Live data
E:\mediaMy original recordings
E:\media\rendersRendered originals
E:\media\protoolsOriginal Pro Tools recordings
E:\media\stagingUnprocessed video and thumbnails
E:\media\templatesTemplates and settings
E:\VST6464 bit VSTs
E:\VSTs32 bit VSTs
C:\Users\DAW\Documents\Pro Tools\Pro Tools Presets\BouncePro Tools settings
E:\storage\DAWMusic Software (installable programs)
E:\storage\DAW\proToolsPro Tools docs and software

General Issues

  • I have one Radial Pro direct box (passive). I am unsure whether to plug the acoustic guitars into the direct box, or directly into the RME UFX or the Behringer ADA8200.
  • DPA spec and order cables.
  • Mark mic placements on floor using tape for the above recording scenarios
    • I have a roll of gaff tape, but after 6 months it leaves a gooey mess. What other tape could we use for a semi-permanent placement?
    • We only need a few feet of tape for this purpose.
    • 3-4 different colors would be helpful; this would allow a color-coded mic placements for each recording scenario that requires at least one microphone.