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Old 25th May 2007
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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
Old 25th May 2007
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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.
Old 25th May 2007
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Have you considered taking the limiter off just before going to mastering?

P.S. Been listening to Kiko all week...
Old 25th May 2007
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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?
Old 25th May 2007
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Have you considered taking the limiter off just before going to mastering?

P.S. Been listening to Kiko all week...
I back it off before sending and include a loud example of what everybody is listening to so there's no surprises.
Old 25th May 2007
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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.
Old 25th May 2007
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Originally Posted by tchad blake View Post
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?
Old 26th May 2007
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Did you use that limiter on PGs 'UP' record?
No, thats SSL G quad.
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