How to level out your tracks to get the ready for cd ect...

yobi

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Ive been having ago at producing my self for a while now, but just mainly been focusing on arrangements and how to get a track rolling. I havent had a chance to goto college to study it, but ive learnt alot my self.
My brother records bands and hes got a studio so im alwase in there doin my bit :2thumbs: :evil:

Im happy with a few ive done and put them onto cd to listen to on another system.
Ive found that they are sounding right but TOO bassy.
Should i eq the whole track or just eq the bassy parts if you know what i mean?
in the studio they soundin fine lol


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the tracks are level just sounds like there in another room,
is there a plug in to make it all stand out?
or is it just eq and compression
 

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Hmmmm, sounds like you need to eq your frequencies. Id say on the individual sounds, not on the overall track. Try using a soft clipper to limit the sound if its too much as well.

There is a plugin I use to sort the frequencies, ill have a look what its called tomorrow evening.
 

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you should be working hard to reduce the
dynamic range of your sounds without messing with
the transient to much..........
the best way to do this is to compress in parallel as opposed to series...
eq all sounds to remove any unwanted resonances...
you need to get the rms up.... way up....
you should be eq-ing every single sound
individually or at least separate eq's on every channel...


and i cant stress this enough

REFERENCE WITH OTHER TUNES!!!!!!!!!!!!

if you think noisia write awesome bass... reference with
one of their tunes... back sure your tune has weight in all the same places..... if you like pendulum use their tunes
to AB against.... this is so important...

as a guide the weight of your bass should sit around 100 - 200 hz.... and should be pushed forward in the mix as should the drums....
drums and bass should be done in mono... to prevent any phasing issues... pads and fx's can be spread wide to make more
room in the stereo field.... kicks should sit around 100 hz and snares at 200hz.....
eq a space out your bass for the kick and snare to sit in....
subs should sit around 50hz... high pass your subs so they dont interfere with your mid range.... and low pass your mids/bassline so it doesnt interfere with your subs...

trust your ears but use a spectrum analyzer,
its the most accurate way low end in your tune right...

what monitors do you use... ???
maybe you should invest in some translation monitors...
and AB the tune between your 2 sets of monitors...
Yamaha NS-10 are industry standard translation monitors
if you can find a pair....
Though all that said referencing with other tunes on your
system should eliminate the need for a 2nd set of monitors......
 

yobi

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ok cheers,
Not sure if youll get this
but i went on one tune on cubase and tryed set my kick (for example) to 100hz
is that 100hz on the low, midlow, mid, high or all
(hard to explain)

ive checked and all my tracks are out but still sounding ok Is this a rule that snare should be 200hz ect..?

(wish id of went college for sound now instead of mechanial engineering lol)
 

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if you wanna know about eqing frequencies on drums and basses, watch the TC studio masterclass on the dvd from Computer Music magazine, it might even be on youtube.
 
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