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Youve created a track but how do you give it that polished edge ? Discuss the art of mixing and mastering and swap production techniques.
Hello fellaz,i will appreciate it if anyone there could tell me the name of the software that is great for mastering.Thanks.
Sony Soundforge Pro 10 along with vsts such as CSR reverb from IK multimedia and iZotope's Ozone4
Any DAW that supports vst's and has multitrack support....some DAW's do a better job because they have more meters to help you out on the given task.
Wavelab does a great job with the metering section and it's dithering it's internal dithering is quite good but yo should try different vst's and see which one works best for you
In no particular order some plugins you should try out
Voxengo Span (amazing once you get a grip of it)
Waves L2, Linear Phase multiband Compressor and Linear Phase Eq
Sonnox Oxford Plugins
UAD Plugins (yeah you need the stupid cards)
Hell i even use the Kjaerhus free stuff with great results especially the compressor
The list could go on forever.
Hope this helps a bit,
I use Adobe Audition 3.0. Great program for mastering.
i like Sound Forge, and the mastering effects bundle from Izotope has good plug ins. awesome GUI. i had the demo. i would purchase thou
I use a few things, sometimes i use them together and sometimes just on there own but alot of people think of mastering as the wonder sauce, and it will cure most problems, so before i tell you what i use, the bit of advice i can give would be get the track as close to right as you can before you attempt to put it through a mastering suite.
AAAAaaannnywayysss im jibbering on aboot rubbish..
Ozone 4 (amazing plugin but can cause some downrite stupid stereo effects on some of the presets)
T-Racks 3 (I use this for its Fairchild emulation, sounds great)
All the psp Stuff (From the top to the bottom AMAZING. couldnt live without these babys)
Focusrite Liquid mix (Probly the Best thing iv ever bought, can make drums and the final mix sound stunning)
Sonnox Eq's (sound amazing, you can take huge chunks of frequency away and it never sounds off or strange)
Waves SSL Range (Great compressers and sound quality)
And one of the most important parts. The in built Frequency spectrum analyzer in Ableton live, shows you exactly were you need to be giving your attention (I use this and a sonnox EQ on every and i mean EVERY audio and midi track).
Some of the above is used before the final mastering suite but each one plays an important part in getting the track to its finished state.
Hope that helps bro..
Yea, I go by ear A LOT.
But that's just me..
im with sovereign on that one!
i have a really good musicians ear,
i just loop the track and really concentrate on the levels.
dont need no fancy vsts lol.
not to say that im better than anybody.
im just used to using my ear to balance everything out
wavelab is a good tool i think,im stil learning it but after reading the features it knocked me SOCKS off...
I TRIED COOL EDIT PRO 2.0 AND ADOBE AUDITION 4.0 AND THEY DO A GOOD MASTERING JOB
thank to y'all.your suggestions are helpful..
Spudsy! Where have you been? Hit me up at
pro tools and wave plug ins. U seriously need to knwo what u'r doing though cause mastering is applied to the 2 track stereo mixdown of u'r entire project, not just a single song. my suggestion is leave it 2 the proffessionals. that's what they are there 4.
@ khrimson, "ears" lol, so very very true
But along with my ears I tend to favour sony acid pro
everytime a forum like this comes up i always give tha
mastering is not a black art that is limited to just
sound engineers in their studios. with some time and
a lot of careful tuning and a good set of software
you can get ANY track to a "professional" quality
sound... it's all about the skills behind tha
just practice and get it there...
i personally use T-RackS 3.0
and i never looked back
Peace from LA
T-racks is awesome...
Laggy with ableton tho...
I love Izotope.
Good monitors and being in a good mood will create a better master than any plugin.
I like soundforge as well.. Unlimited band EQ's! yay.
There was a post early in the month about mastering, and this is actually quite old, from 2009.
But I will say, that I have paid for mastering, been unimpressed, and ended up mastering it myself anyway, thinking their thousands of dollars of analog gear would make a difference.
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