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Old 23-07-2007, 09:39 PM   #16
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Re: Mastering

Mastering is fun, and to me is a part of the whole creative chain that involves making music. I'm finally starting to get a hang of it. Studied soundengineering for a year in 1998 at a great school with lots of hours "hands-on" with talented teachers. Still, have been learning new things ever since. EQs, multiband-compressors, exciters, stereo enhancers, etc etc. I've seen the scary evolution though, the loudness war:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war

I try to think "less is more" while mastering, but with all the goodies out there it's hard. I use Izotope Ozone, Waves EQs, Endorphin, Sonalksis plugs, Elemental audio plugs, Spectrum analysis programs. I also use analog gear like Aphex Aural Exciter and an old taperecorder to get that tape saturation.



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