10 Essential Tips to Prepare your Mix for Mastering

Posted by Looperman on 2012-01-19 in Tutorials12 Comments34463 Views
10 Essential Tips to Prepare your Mix for Mastering
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  1. DonnieVyros
    DonnieVyros on Sun 29th Jan 2012 - 2 years ago
    Really great advice here. Especially the part about not adding fades (didn't know that and for the most part, have actually advocated for its use in songs, mastered or not). Will keep that in mind next time I'm mixin' a tune. Thanks for sharing Shan/Steve!

    -Vyros
  2. swapzzz
    swapzzz on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 - 2 years ago
    dat reli helped......
  3. Looperman
    Looperman on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 - 2 years ago
    So did anyone try these guys out ?

    I would be interested to hear the results.
  4. DonnieVyros
    DonnieVyros on Sun 5th Feb 2012 - 2 years ago
    I could try sendin 'em my latest site showcase mixes for the 3-for-$22 offer they have once I have my finances situated in a couple of weeks. If you'd like? Lates!

    -Vyros
  5. Saba
    Saba on Fri 24th Feb 2012 - 2 years ago
    Great Tips! Most of them I know them by experiences, but is good to have them all remembered. Thx!
  6. Cybertooth
    Cybertooth on Fri 24th Feb 2012 - 2 years ago
    im saving this
    awesomenesssssss
  7. djmyztere
    djmyztere on Wed 7th Mar 2012 - 2 years ago
    Damn Good Advice!!! Well Understood!! Thanx!!
  8. UChris
    UChris on Mon 19th Mar 2012 - 2 years ago
    Best brief tech advice on this subject I've ever read. I'm dowloading and saving it for reference in my personal "How to" file. Most of it is intuitive, but it reminds me how lazy I can be. My "mixing" self will thank my "recording" self in the future. Thanks!
  9. Elothesourcebeatz
    Elothesourcebeatz on Tue 20th Mar 2012 - 2 years ago
    really great!1!
  10. blakNast
    blakNast on Tue 10th Apr 2012 - 2 years ago
    3-22 offer? That sounds pretty good. Let me check these guys out.
  11. medway
    medway on Fri 8th Jun 2012 - 2 years ago
    Overall good advice but a few comments.

    "It’s important to make sure EVERY TRACK has enough headroom."

    Most DAWs or plugins won't clip at the track level so technically no issue with going into the 'red' as it's not actually clipping.

    Remove any Dithering

    Dithering needs always be applied when reducing bit depth, it's a basic function of how digital works. The alternative would be quantization distortion. You would need to send a 32/64 bit file to leave this off otherwise (at whatever the native output resolution is on your DAW).
  12. midiman007
    midiman007 on Mon 13th Aug 2012 - 1 year ago
    Wow great info. Thanks.
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