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Old 20th November 2009
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mix buss

what are you guys putting on your 2 buss?

any special secrets anyone find with a specific plug or channel strip settings?
Old 20th November 2009
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Waves SSL Comp or Waves API2500 Comp with 1.5 to 2 db of gain reduction with a low Ratio (2 on SSL, 1.5 on API)
Softube Passive EQ +3db/60hz, +3db/10KHz
or T-Racks Pultec boost @ 30Hz an 10Khz on slower material.
You have to "mix in it" so you need less compression and EQing on single tracks ...
Some people might call the doctor, but for me it works.
Old 20th November 2009
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Nothing.
Old 20th November 2009
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nothing is beautiful.
Old 20th November 2009
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RNC for only a tiny bit of glue. And yes, it does work for mixbus use.
Old 20th November 2009
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Main Buss SSL comp > Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor > Hedd192 back into PT land.
Old 20th November 2009
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t-racks brickwall limiter

i usually start writing/mixing with out it and then i add it later
Old 20th November 2009
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Usually its a Hammer EQ followed by an STC-8 doing very little compression. Just love the subtle cohesiveness of Crane Song even when it's barely working... the Hammer EQ is usually adding a bit of top end.
Old 20th November 2009
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Nothing.
same here
Old 20th November 2009
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what means "what do you put on the mixbuss?", you mean during mixing?

nothing!
Old 20th November 2009
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Nada
Old 21st November 2009
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Get your mix sounding how you want it with nothing on the 2 bus, peaking between -6 & -12 db. Leave the 2 bus for the mastering phase. Just my opinion, and the opinion of most MEs.
Old 21st November 2009
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Universal Audio Dual 2-LA2a... needles barely moving.
Filtek BFE 3 Eq's
Eventide Orville (on occasion)
Old 21st November 2009
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API2500 Always on the mixbuss. just gotten used to doing it this way
Old 21st November 2009
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any plugin compressor recommendations for the sub buss? I have the waves mercury bundle.. which one should i use?
Old 21st November 2009
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any plugin compressor recommendations for the sub buss? I have the waves mercury bundle.. which one should i use?
use all of them, 1 by 1, and then youll know which one is best
Old 21st November 2009
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Thermionic Pheonix here..
Old 22nd November 2009
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Nothing. Less is more.
Old 23rd November 2009
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any plugin compressor recommendations for the sub buss? I have the waves mercury bundle.. which one should i use?
sub buss for phat sound uad fairchild or you can use the tracks 3 version.
Old 23rd November 2009
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Get your mix sounding how you want it with nothing on the 2 bus, peaking between -6 & -12 db. Leave the 2 bus for the mastering phase.
+1.
Old 23rd November 2009
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Massey L2007

i try not to hit it much, if at all, but i like having it on there.
Old 23rd November 2009
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For the few times I thought and felt a project was at the point of needing tools on the 2-bus, the usual suspects were:
  1. Eventide H8000FW (for D-to-A conversion) -->
  2. Alan Smart C2 (2:1, 4dB thresh, slow atk, fast rel, HP sidechain) "just a kiss" -->
  3. CraneSong HEDD192 "touch of tone" -->
  4. Mastering Engineer

That said, sometimes Sonnox Dynamics if it is all ITB.

It was nice being able to rent things (C2, HEDD). thumbsup


cheers,
Ian
Old 23rd November 2009
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About 8db of hard limiting right at this moment and it's sounding freekin sweeet! brutal but just what the dirty digital slag needs
Old 25th November 2009
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sub buss for phat sound uad fairchild or you can use the tracks 3 version.
is this in the waves mercury bundle?
Old 25th November 2009
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A proper mastering engineer.
Old 25th November 2009
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is this in the waves mercury bundle?

Universal Audio or IK Multimedia

Not sure if Waves has a version of the Fairchild. Never been a big Waves fan.
Old 25th November 2009
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puigchild from waves is the 670... dunno if its in the mercury tough..
Old 25th November 2009
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since I have got a feel for how it will sound when its compressed/saturated later the production without it seems more transparent to me.
Old 26th November 2009
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Api 215l, api 235l and ssl fxg384.
Old 26th November 2009
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SSL bus comp from the MX4 card. 30ms attack, auto release, about a decibel of reduction. Sounds gluey!
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