Mastering touches

Discussion in 'Production' started by ABAKUS, May 8, 2010.

  1. ABAKUS

    ABAKUS New Member

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    Hi, i started producing last october but haven't been really doin much cos i'm about to do my a-level exams. I was producing dubstep but i've always preffered liquid, and making dubstep gets boring.

    I have nearly finished a liquid track and i'm pretty happy with how it sounds, however i want to give it that proffessional touch to make it sound crisp and sexy. There's no clipping going on, everything's at around 0 DB, i'm happy with the mix, but now that it's at 0DB, when I bounce it it jsut sounds a lot quieter than the other tunes I have. How can i make the volume higher without clipping it?

    Also, i use logic, and whenever I bounce it, it sounds different to the final mix on logic. For instance i was happy with the snare and general crispness of my track, then i bounced it once, and the snare sounded a lot more bassy than it did as in logic (there was no snap to it). Also the general background was a lot less crisp and sounded a like there was some low frequency eq added to it. Really shitting annoying.

    Cheers
     
  2. davethomson09

    davethomson09 Member

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    Just a tip -
    Get ozotope ozone. Put it on the stereo out channel. Go to setting 'exiter & widener' and play with the 2 sliders there. I usually have loudness to 100 and the other to ur own taste. Just adds alot of depth and width to the tune.
    Easy.
     
  3. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    when you bounce down, is the "normalize" box checked? i usually uncheck it and trust myself to deal with the sound after the bounce.
     
  4. ABAKUS

    ABAKUS New Member

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    Cheers, shame i can't download it cos i'm using logic on school computer.
    When i bounce i uncheck normalise - mainly because i don't really know properly what it does - also cos the one time i bounced using normalise, it sounded shite.
    What do most people do to make the tunes louder after bouncing?
    Cheers
     
  5. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Simon V has a nice basic tutorial on what mastering is about:

    http://www.simonv.com/tutorials/mastering.php

    In dance music you basically eat out the dynamics (something is quieter, something louder) to make stuff seem louder than it is.