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Do I need a hardware comp/eq for my 'pre-masters'
Old 5th February 2009
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๐ŸŽง 10 years
Do I need a hardware comp/eq for my 'pre-masters'

I've gotten pretty good at getting the pumping sound I want with the VST comps. I've nailed down a few I think sounds really good and add breath and life to my tracks.

Just wondering if it would be worth going to a studio to use their hardware to pre-master my material. Does it really make that much of a difference for this part in the production?
Old 5th February 2009
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Maybe you could think about using nothing on your 2bus and sending your stuff to a good mastering engineer with all the nice toys. This gets you both the toys and the outside ear.

BTW, I think great hardware and EQs make a big difference, but this is not a topic that has universal consensus.
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Gear Maniac
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๐ŸŽง 10 years
The reason I dont think I can do what u suggest is that the guys in studios around this area dont 'get' my type of music. I dont trust them on the comps to get the sound I want for pre-mastering. You know dance music is all about the 'pump' and I dont want a guy that does mostly rock etc thinking he can apply that thinking to my material.

For mastering I might totally agree though. But not for using the hardware to get the sound I'm looking for.

Am I way off base here?
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