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Guido
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11 2003 05:32    
Mastering Software?
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Hey everyone -

I'm curious, what do you guys use for mastering software for stuff that goes to disc? Anything relatively cheap?

Thanks!
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Pjo2000
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11 2003 09:29    
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hey guido, search the old forum for my guidlines on mastering, I cant be bothered writing it all again.. it was a bit of a novel.


Being a professional mastering engineer, I cant recommend any software that will give you 100% what hardware can do.

Most people thing that can just chuck there mixdown through a bit of software and fiddle with nobs until its sounds good. But doing it that way is very short sighted and blind.. and although it may sound good on your speaker it may sound shitty and have phase cancels on other speakers. Mastering is somewhat of an art.. but through not wanting to right another novel.. i will give you 3 software solutions.


1. T-racks 24 by IK multimedia.. this is a standalone proggy which offers basic tube compression Multiband limiting and an EQ as well as some really primative stereo feild widening. Its ok.. alot of people use it and it tends to give nice result real quick.. but to a trained ear there is holes... big holes (ie the EQ is shite)


2. Izotope OZone - now this is more like it, DX plugin for most sound editors, offers multiband compressor (yeah.. thats what you want), harmonic exciters and lots of other bells and whistles.. this is probably the most like hardware you are going to get. so far.


3. Wavelab and steinbergs ME (mastering edition plugins) 0- really warm.. but fairly limited.



cheers.. check them out.. choose your favourite Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11 2003 10:39    
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Where can your original "book" on that subject be found ? No need to type it again, just give us the URL. Thanks Smile


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11 2003 12:20    
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where he said, in the old forum Wink but Yannick seems to have removed the link to the old forum, so it might be a bit tricky to find it anymore Rolling Eyes
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Inge
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11 2003 15:47    
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http://www.madtracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=129&highlight=mastering

Good luck!

Inge


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Guido
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16 2003 09:36    
Got it...now what?
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Hello again!

Thanks so much for all the incredible information.

Now that I am on to starting to learn mastering techniques, does any have any ideas for a good quick start website or book or anything? I know that mastering is probably sometimes the longest part of the process, but a nice gentle introduction would be very helpful.

Any ideas? Thank you!
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BeatMax
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19 2003 03:43    
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Hi Guido!

Try this link Homerecording.com it has some interesting information about mixing and mastering. There are also some very good links on this page (to mastering tips).

Stay creative Wink

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Enonimis
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19 2003 07:21    
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Try this as well:

http://www.digido.com


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