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Not mastering acoustic tracks?
Old 19th August 2019
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Not mastering acoustic tracks?

I don't really feel like I need to master my acoustic tracks that I record simply with 1 mic. I got about -1.1db headroom and don't plan on mastering it obviously. I limited headroom because I didn't plan on mastering. Is this ok to release like this or should I bump up the fader to get closer to -0.1db? The track is just a demo but I want it to sound as best as possible.
Old 20th August 2019
  #2
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You are essentially asking the forum to master your track for you.

Last edited by SmoothTone; 21st August 2019 at 10:50 PM..
Old 23rd August 2019
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The track is just a demo but I want it to sound as best as possible.
If that is true and you want it to sound its best, you should have it mastered. Otherwise, it will not sound as good as everyone else's demo that has been mastered.

If you want to have your music stand out among the rest, it needs to 'stand out' among the rest

CJ
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