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Old 26th September 2020 | Show parent
Here for the gear
Originally Posted by Rusty Squirrel View Post
Enormous subject. From my experience:
Het the sounds right at recording. Choose sounds that go together nicely. Later, less EQ and mixing needed.
Mastering is about two things:
-achieve the final loudness
-achieve the final tone (album would sound consistent)

It is really like cooking. REALLY! Taste it, see whats needed and add it/subtract it.
Takes time to learn and train your ears. Every song is different.

It helps to have a song handy that you like and can compare to. A-B it. Even at the mixing stage.
There is no magic button to push and it will make it right.
Hope this helps.

Thank you, yes, and I think that’s is the best advice about the reference track, I sometimes do it but I haven’t been doing it for everything... & then I’m spending extra time pondering & tweaking & wondering if the sound is legit for the character of the track... Need to commit to that reference track I think.

Thanks again