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Comp on main out
Old 13th September 2011
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Comp on main out

I've been mixing inside the box for too long now, obviously no limiting but I use a tiny bit of comp (waves bus comp) on my main outs, it just seems to glue it all together for me. But the mastering people are asking me not to. Is it that big of a problem.

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Antony
Old 13th September 2011
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I've been mixing inside the box for too long now, obviously no limiting but I use a tiny bit of comp (waves bus comp) on my main outs, it just seems to glue it all together for me. But the mastering people are asking me not to. Is it that big of a problem.

Cheers

Antony

There are a few different threads on this. Try using the search feature to help you out. Here are some links I looked up quick for you:

Master Buss

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/4298787-post4.html (Attention brought to this thread by obin Schmidt 24-96 Mastering)

plugs on the 2-bus
Old 13th September 2011
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Who are the mastering people? Are you referring to specific MEs, or all MEs? If it's integral to the mix, and you're confident in it, keep it. If you're unsure, try supplying a version with, and a version without and letting the ME decide which to use, hopefully they'll also give you feedback on it.

But yes, try searching as this pretty much comes up every couple days.
Old 13th September 2011
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Good threads cheers, since I had to store my desk ( I still use a lot of analogue) and had to go in the box it just sounds good to me so I use it. I'm not worried about not having it on there if that sounds good to me as well, but was wondering if the mix isn't pumping why me's pretty much always ask to not have it.......
Old 13th September 2011
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Good threads cheers, since I had to store my desk ( I still use a lot of analogue) and had to go in the box it just sounds good to me so I use it. I'm not worried about not having it on there if that sounds good to me as well, but was wondering if the mix isn't pumping why me's pretty much always ask to not have it.......
I think you have answered your own question. Why some engineers tell you to leave it off is anyone's guess, but it's a very common misconception.


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Old 14th September 2011
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Have they actually listened to your track pior to mastering ??

Prehaps its a safety thing from them and like other ME's, because if you over compress then your in trouble !

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