I'm pretty new to mastering and I recently did a Master for a friend and we're trying to figure out a problem to a solution that I was hoping someone would know. Hopefully I attached the file correctly haha.
He said on his Dad's Bose system that the song sounds "wavy" and "over driven" I think I figured out the wavyness. On my TV has a audio setting called "steady Audio" turning that off seemed to work for the wavyness, but I'd have to hear it on his system to know. Also, he said when the vocal comes in on the verse the guitar goes away. (im thinking its because you start focusing on the vocal, but I didnt key input the vocal on the guitar when I mixed it) As for the distortion I think I maybe be hitting the limiters to hard and not compressing enough...??? It defiantly sounds like an over saturation type distortion to me because it didn't distort before I "mastered" it haha
If you listen to the file, obviously he wanted it as loud as possible. I don't really want to start a "loudness war" debate type thing, I just want to maybe get/share ideas, pointers, and techniques. Thats the whole point right?
Any pointers on this master? Maybe even changing the mix or tracking?