Posts Tagged ‘mastering’



Quick Mixing And Mastering Tips

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

It’s possible to create great recordings without hiring a professional studio – if you have the right techniques (and know what to listen for) you can produce high quality output with relatively basic equipment. Here are a few quick mixing and mastering tips to keep you on the straight and narrow…
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Mastering Audio With Bob Katz

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Bob Katz knows a thing or two about audio mastering, having been a leading exponent of the art for several decades now. Here’s a chance to sit in with him on a mastering session…
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Learn To Master Dubstep

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Bass frequencies are notoriously difficult to process effectively, and if you’re not careful they can quickly overpower a mix. But even beyond the mixing stage, there are plenty of ways to get a sweeter sound if you’re a DIY mastering engineer, even in bass-heavy genres like dubstep…
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One Note Bass

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

One note bass is not a performance technique, but rather a mixing/mastering issue whereby a particular low frequency band is noticeably louder than the rest of a recording. In this video, legendary mastering guru Bob Katz demonstrates this problem and shows us how to fix it, all within three minutes…
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Mastering A Single (In The Morning)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

In yet another episode of teaching producers how to do something they really shouldn’t do (at least not for their own music), Kim Lajoie takes us through a session of mastering a single in two and a half hours…
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Mastering Yourself

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Mastering has retained a certain air of mystery that other areas of music production have long since lost. But is there really a wizard behind the curtain, or is it all smoke and mirrors and a large boomy voice?
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Mix Advice – If You Have To Make It Loud

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The art and science of mixing is a complex affair; the more you learn about it, the more you realise you have barely scratched the surface. However, there are a few general principles that can bring immediate and significant improvements to most mixes…
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More Mastering Tips For Home Studios

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Mastering just won’t go away, and more and more people (myself included) want to do it in the depths of a DAW. Although it is possible to achieve decent results at home, it’s better to leave mastering to someone with really good monitors and experienced ears. But who am I kidding…
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Why You Shouldn’t Mix Too Hot

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Loud is the new black, so it seems that everyone is recording music as hot as possible – not just beefing it up at the mastering stage, but firing everything close to zero at all stages in the recording chain. Maybe it’s a hangover from the analog days where we had to keep everything as high above the hiss as possible, but nowadays there’s a lot more headroom that people don’t seem to be fully aware of…
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I Can See My Sounds From Here

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Charts, graphs and visual representations of all sorts of data have been washing around for a long time now – for music, the classic visual guide is the trusty VU meter. As technology and computers became more evolved, more sophisticated means of visualising data emerged. If you take a modern audio mastering and processing package such as Steinberg’s Wavelab, you can choose between a variety of very psychedelic visual representations of what is going on in the sound signal, from FFT graphs to phase scopes and the more traditional spectral analysis bars.
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