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Old 17-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #181
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Re: Mastering

Most importantly get a preview master, then you can find out whether someone is good or bad, lol.

Serious question...Vakama, considering you have worked with some of the biggest names in dance music why does you name Conor Dalton not appear on Discogs, related to any of those musicians ?

Neither does your website mention your high end reference grade monitoring or show any pictures of high end mastering equipment. How come ?

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Old 17-11-2011, 10:45 PM   #182
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and also very important: always compare to tracks you like during mixing, to prevent you from going in a wrong direction.. the ear is getting used to what it hears and after hearing a shitty mix for 2 hours you will like it
yeah here u right...

also one of the mastering engineer from T-Racks said: " if u want your track to sound clear and with a great harmony before mastering try to listen it at 5-10% volume with your headsets and if u hear all sounds like it use to be then is ready for mastering" . i think this is a gd tip....
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #183
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Here is an interesting article on the Resident Advisor site. Thomas Penton (quite a well known techno/trance artist) is interviewd on the subject of loudness. It has a little bit on mastering. A lot of the advice he gives goes against the notion that the quest for "loudness" in music (dance music at least) is a bad thing.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:28 AM   #184
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this is where I disagree.
and once again, I say that it's not good to have someone else shaping your sound.

mastering to me is like saying an artist cannot have a gallery show unless the curator comes over and adds paint to the canvas and "brings out" what the artist meant to say.
Funny thing is, the curator is absolutely in charge of the lighting in a gallery, and that totally impacts what stands out to people as they view.

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Old 29-01-2012, 04:43 AM   #185
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So whats everyone's view on mastering?
That's like asking a carpenter how to hammer a nail. Use you're ears. Every mix down is different.

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Old 29-01-2012, 04:45 AM   #186
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it's nice to have friends that graduated from full sail, everyone should have atleast one.
LMAO!

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #187
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is izotope even any good to master on?
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #188
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is izotope even any good to master on?
Izotope is a good tool. But it's only as good as you are to mastering. Note also that it can't solve your monitoring problems if any.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:49 PM   #189
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Hi Guys! Actually I'm looking for a good musician/band who's interested in uncommon mixing/producing.

As an engineer/producer I work in my own studio, Centrala. To be honest, my service isn't for everyone, as my main focus is alternative music. From offbeat country, psychobilly, Caucasian free jazz, through punk, post-rock, noise, to rap, glitch-hop, techno, and ambient.

I'm a member of avantgarde electronic band called kIRk.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #190
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Old 13-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #191
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Re: Mastering

I agree to your article. Ive tried to improve my mixdown/mastering for one year. And one thing is real - i know my tracks now and ive started to rework them. But the main problem with my music is, that i use a lot of different reverbs & delays (i like it spiral and hypnotic). And i dont get it cleaner at the mastering process. And the problem is, that i cant bring the sounds backwards, because the have yet delay on it.
If you have a tipp for me please post.

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Old 22-03-2012, 12:31 PM   #192
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Re: Mastering

Can you master directly in the mixdown project without bouncing the track? Just adding the master chain on you master bus? same results?
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Old 22-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #193
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Re: Mastering

Technically, the result will be the same. BUT the difference is how you mix. Because the mastering is constantly adjusting what you're listening, mixing becomes very difficult. Every time i've tried this solution, i spent much more time to obtain an average quality.
I really prefer the 2 steps workflow.

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Old 26-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #194
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I've tried doing mastering in the mixdown project. For me the biggest difference was that
once in the process of mastering, I got tempted to readjust the mix,
instead of focusing on the mastering and listening to the changes that happened due to the adjustment of mastering settings. Therefore, I also prefer the 2 steps workflow. Nevertheless, mastering directly in the mix project should give the same results as mastering the mixdown in a separate project.
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Old 26-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #195
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My final solution has been to set up a studio where I can record, arrange, mix and master at the same time, so that i can get an idea of the final result straight. I mix with a thermionic culture fat bustard valve summing mixer (i can switch the bass to mono there and it also has a stereo spread filter and an EQ where you can boost 50hz or 10k) and then go into my analog mastering chain which is for the moment
-phoenix comp
-api 5500 eq
-massenburg eq
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then I riconvert with a cranesong hedd (it has very nice mastering features such as tape emulation) This way i can both monitor my mix and the final master (through a mastering controller).
I finally found out how to make each track I make sound exactly as I want. will try to post some videos soon.
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Old 21-05-2012, 07:30 AM   #196
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SSL master compressor en the aphex are some very famous things i like.i only use them as plugin but it's nice
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Old 24-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #197
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I actually like to Master to the Master track, rather than just a stereo mix. That way if I need to fix an instrument in the mix, I can just go right in and fix it.
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Old 29-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #198
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i like it .Quality beat rap and hip hop instrumental beat
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:32 AM   #199
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Re: Mastering

I master everything inside my Roland MV-8800. That machine is a life saver. I actually just use the mastering presets but they are very useful. For example, the "cassette tape" mastering preset is awesome. You get very deep multi-band compression that I think sounds great on a final mix. I don't go for a pristine sound myself so I'm able to master my own tracks and be happy with the end result. The end result is the tracks sound pretty good!
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:31 PM   #200
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i do it my self and sometimes when i got a bigger release i let it be done

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