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George Necola 25th May 2007 06:57 AM

how hot do you mix?
 
I read in an interview with a masteringengineer, if he gets a mix from Andy Wallace, he has to make it 1 or 2 dB louder and just shave off some dominating frequencies..

how hot do you mix? do you deliver stems or whole mixes?

cheers George

tchadb 25th May 2007 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by George Necola (Post 1294719)
I read in an interview with a masteringengineer, if he gets a mix from Andy Wallace, he has to make it 1 or 2 dB louder and just shave off some dominating frequencies..

how hot do you mix? do you deliver stems or whole mixes?

cheers George

Before I had access to all these new limiter plug-ins I was much the same. Just compressing before mastering.
Now there are people sending me things to mix with their reference being crushed through an L3. When they hear my mix they're dissapointed. Louder sounds better, even to me.
Recently I've been using the McDSP ML4000 to compete and I think it sounds great, but my mastering engineer is not laughing. It really doesn't leave room for him so I'm trying to find that middle ground.
Almost there I think.
I rarely mix in stems except for film.

Kris 25th May 2007 05:14 PM

Have you considered taking the limiter off just before going to mastering?

P.S. Been listening to Kiko all week...cooge

fooman 25th May 2007 07:47 PM

When do you put the limiter on the master buss?
Is it there from the start.... or do you get your mix going the way you like it and then apply it and tweak?

tchadb 25th May 2007 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Kris (Post 1295313)
Have you considered taking the limiter off just before going to mastering?

P.S. Been listening to Kiko all week...cooge

I back it off before sending and include a loud example of what everybody is listening to so there's no surprises.

tchadb 25th May 2007 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by fooman (Post 1295519)
When do you put the limiter on the master buss?
Is it there from the start.... or do you get your mix going the way you like it and then apply it and tweak?

Right from the start.

lucey 25th May 2007 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by tchad blake (Post 1295097)
Before I had access to all these new limiter plug-ins I was much the same. Just compressing before mastering.
Now there are people sending me things to mix with their reference being crushed through an L3. When they hear my mix they're dissapointed. Louder sounds better, even to me.
Recently I've been using the McDSP ML4000 to compete and I think it sounds great, but my mastering engineer is not laughing. It really doesn't leave room for him so I'm trying to find that middle ground.
Almost there I think.

Did you use that limiter on PGs 'UP' record?

tchadb 26th May 2007 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by lucey (Post 1295561)
Did you use that limiter on PGs 'UP' record?

No, thats SSL G quad.