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Old 29th January 2013
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I need help in mastering

Hi,

I was wonder what is the real chain and do i master in the session of do i bounce the track then master???
Old 29th January 2013
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Hi,

I was wonder what is the real chain and do i master in the session of do i bounce the track then master???
The real chain starts with excellent ears, monitors, and rooms.
Get the best mix you can, with the least compression/limiting on the output as you can. Don't worry about volume. Don't down-convert or dither. Then, you can try mastering that, or find someone to master it for you. If you don't like the results, you at least can revert back to the original mix, and try again.
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The real chain starts with excellent ears, monitors, and rooms.
Get the best mix you can, with the least compression/limiting on the output as you can. Don't worry about volume. Don't down-convert or dither. Then, you can try mastering that, or find someone to master it for you. If you don't like the results, you at least can revert back to the original mix, and try again.
wise words....if you need to ask that kind of question on a mastering forum you might wanna re-think doing the mastering yourself....good luck
Old 29th January 2013
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Why it's always suggested to compress as little as possible on the mixbus is beyond my understanding.
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Why it's always suggested to compress as little as possible on the mixbus is beyond my understanding.
One reason is because you can always add more compression later, but it is hard, or impossible, to remove it if you add too much. Use what you need to gel the mix, or get the tone you like, but not more than that, if possible. But, there's no law against it of course, so suit yourself.
Old 29th January 2013
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Why it's always suggested to compress as little as possible on the mixbus is beyond my understanding.
I think this general advice is more aimed at those who don't really know how to set up a compressor, yet have heard that it can make things fat.
Old 29th January 2013
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it needs a lot of experience to switch between " mix mode " and "mastering mode ".
it`s a brain thing .
if u realy wanna do it then finish your mix in the mix mode session.
after that switch your brain and go into mastering mode and another session .

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