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Old 07-10-2013, 05:28 AM   #21
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:03 AM   #22
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Can this get a [Blog] addition?
It's almost bloggy enough for the blog clan, though I feel that there is still something missing that I cannot put my finger on...

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Old 07-10-2013, 06:39 AM   #23
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It's almost bloggy enough for the blog clan, though I feel that there is still something missing that I cannot put my finger on...

Not bloggy enough I suppose..needs more blog...or cowbell...

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:42 PM   #24
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Re: What Is Mastering?

When this thead is about mastering... I've just made a new track and when I was going to master it (wich is new for me beacause I've never done it before), I felt that my mixing already was good enough for the track. I mean, sometimes mastering isn't necessary and it just makes the track too much and loud. So my question is: Is mastering an obvious part of a complete song?
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #25
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Not sure if it's any help. But recently had an 'epiphany' moment. In that moment I realized that no amount of compression and limiters can save an imbalanced song. You can certainly try (as I frequently have), but in the end you'll always feel like something is missing. Best advice I can give is to try to get your song sounding as great as possible without a limiter or compressor on the main channel, but don't be afraid to do per-channel compression. Also, a little bit of clipping is better than a super-squished mix.

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Old 08-03-2014, 09:18 PM   #26
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Hi, I make Liquid DnB and sometimes house. I use FL Studio and do not have the fancy Mastering tools. I want to start with EQing cause all my friend bitch about it lol I don't know anything about it. Anybody help?
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i thought it was going through the track you made and fixing up anything you find wrong in it
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This is a thread about a blog called What is Mastering. This is not a thread about mastering. Thank you. Carry on.

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Re: What Is Mastering?

Just had a look at a couple of posts in the blog. Good stuff

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Re: What Is Mastering?

i got a question for y'all. who here mixes with their mastering plugins on? so you can kinda segue towards that sound you're looking for (so your mix doesn't sound quiet as fuck, basically). or does it depend on the track.

personally, i tend to keep mine on.. i find it way easier. from watching many youtube tutorials, lots of pros do this too, even if it is a big "fuck you" to traditional engineers. To name a couple off the top of my head... Seamless, Mutrix (they're both dubstep/heavy dnb producers) do this... perhaps it is just a dubstep/dnb thing? I hesitate to say that it is, though.
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Re: What Is Mastering?

I turn just about every plug in on and off, while it may be a much slower approach I feel like it's a good way to hear where you're at and what you want to go for.

As for the mastering blog, very easy to understand. Mad respect, Jon Evo!
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Old 19-03-2014, 07:44 AM   #32
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I suggest to read Bob Katz's "Mastering Audio" Book. then you can answer this question well
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For me, mastering is taking the bounce audio to the next level.
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Old 21-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #34
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Re: What Is Mastering?

Just read the one on Parallel Compression. Gonna give this a try! Thanks!

I'm pretty new to mastering but I've been getting pretty good results from Abletons Glue Compressor on the final mix, really seems to bring the levels up. Might try using it for parallel compression.
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mastering is often massaging the audio so it sounds better on contemporary playback systems of the desired audience which may be different than the playback systems of the musicians/recorders/studios.

for this reason, it's important to know the target end-user playback storage medium and playback tools.
make sure you listen to your track on everything@@@ , car radio/ipod/etc..etc..
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Old 13-06-2014, 09:40 AM   #36
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Hi guys thanks for your patience in my replying, this blog has been fairly quiet during the last part of 2013 however over the last month I've been doing some much needed updated, getting the look right, getting rid of some ads and got a new logo:-

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Again the link for the site here. I'll update the title to this thread to to avoid confusion

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Old 13-06-2014, 09:55 AM   #37
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Erm mods I've looked all over but can't find how to edit the title. Just want to add [Blog] at the end to avoid confusion. help?

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In the mean time the latest tutorial is up and ready to read, focussing on harmonic exciters:-

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Thanks to tim7 for getting this post renamed should hopefully avoid any confusion now

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The next in the series just showing a few alternative mastering resources

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