Playing self mastered tunes

Discussion in 'Production' started by Phat_Sam, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    EZ fellas

    i was once told/read some stuff about mastering a tune and playing it out live either on radio or at a club and how sometimes the compressors used by clubs and radio stations can fuck up the compressors/limiters in your track and sound really bad. I wasnt entirely sure i understood why this happened or in fact beleived it happened, yet its still made me pretty warey about playing out my track incase something botches up and i end up looking a tit.


    am i being totally unneccesarily paranoid or is there actually a chance this could happen?

    also... if i am going to play anything i produce out to a crowd, will i just have to trust my spectrum analyser and hope there are no rogue frequencies that my very old and battered speakers arent showing me?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    You're being paranoid and part of the process of playing tracks out is to try and identify those 'rouge frequencies' where possible of course....
     
  3. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    ^^ Tis indeed. Trial and error, and reference tracks when your mixing down, and same as everything, loads of practice.
     
  4. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Haha.. i hoped you were gonna say that.

    thanks guys. i'll just hit and hope for abit i suppose!
     
  5. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Yeah you can pretty much wing it too. If it has too much bass you can drop the bass from the mixer can you not? Also if something fucks up you can always decline your affiliation with that tune :D
     
  6. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    HAHA.


    yeah my mate did that once when a song he played had too much high end and everyone got ear ache.
     
  7. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    ^^ Haha cool story bro!