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Heavy handed mastering
Old 30th May 2013
Gear Maniac

Heavy handed mastering

You mentioned that in some projects you were requested to be fairly heavy handed in mastering (like RHCP's BSSM).

Can you quantify what would be considered a lot of EQ change on something like that? Are we talking drastic 6-9dB changes, 3-6dB changes?

Related, how much are you comfortable EQ'ing and so forth before suggesting/requesting possible mix changes?

Thanks again!
Old 4th June 2013
There is no rule. I've used as much as 5 to 6db of eq and at all different frequencies, some on major label records. I listen and if it needs it, I give it. I don't go by what the knobs say, I go by what my ears say.

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