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Oh this thread once again proves that mastering is an elusive art. Honestly internet star Producers, STFU instead of giving mis-information; you're helping no one.
thechronic, you need an education.


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I mean, thechronic has worked more gigs professionally then you have done in your basement of your mommas house. he can master. i have heard his demos. there solid.

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That remark was a bit uncalled for, my education was perfectly fine thank you very much. And I'm sorry if my answer didn't help you Big Grin And thanks for the support guys, appreciated Big Grin

I agree that digital technology has matured and it is fine to master audio with a DAW and plugins now (although I still believe analog can give you the edge, if you're willing to spend the budget). I even use a digital desk myself now and am perfectly happy with it, while a couple of years ago I would have sworn I would never use one.

BTW those mastering prices are not valid anymore, time has moved on and I'm not really doing it for fun and kicks anymore, but rather for a fixed day price Big Grin

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good shizzle chron mate........ can you record a very long video n show me what ya know cos mastering n compression is getting me down Frown

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less is more. especially with digital, when it comes to compressors. with analog compressors pushing them can sometimes sound really good. digital doesn't sound as good and warm, unless there's a compressor made for that.... ?

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less is more. especially with digital, when it comes to compressors. with analog compressors pushing them can sometimes sound really good. digital doesn't sound as good and warm, unless there's a compressor made for that.... ?

You can use harmonic exciters that will warm up the sound. In any case the track goes to be an mp3 or CD (most probably) so the only limitations is the CD/mp3 bandwidth.

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Here is my take on what mastering is trying to achieve :

To maximise compatibility across a variety of playback systems, such as nightclubs, radio broadcast.

Bring a number of mixes together as one product (especially if mixed on various systems/studios)

Insertion of sub code data to receive your royalties.

Insertion of CD Text, ISRC code and Barcode information

Quality control check on your spectrum through an accurate
room and monitoring system.

To subjectively improve the sound quality of your mixes if necessary.

To correct common problems in frequency response.

To correct/advise on mix problems which may cause playback
problems.

To increase perceived punch and if desired loudness with
least amount of artifacts introduced.

If requested critique of existing mixes.

Increase likelyhood that your CD/DDP master duplicates/replicates at the plant correctly and has a technical contact.

To say your music has been mastered alludes to the fact that you take your musical output seriously.

Sequence tracks in a suitable way including insertion of PQ data and
crossfades/track gapping.

It can actually be inexpensive and the tools to achieve this include, compressors, equalizers, multiband compressors, stereo image enhancers/collapsers, mid and side compression and EQ, saturation processing, tube processing, analogue transformer saturation, limiters,exciters, spectrum analysers, dynamic EQ, declickers, de-essers, SRC's,dithering, encoding, high grade CD-R burners and CD-R media.

Carefully selected tools give you a lot of firepower for improving overal tonal qualities of a mix.

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