DC Offset

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by vagelis, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. vagelis

    vagelis Guest

    Hi People,

    Iused to remove it before the dithering, but I'm not so sure if there was something different.
    Do I HAVE to remove it or not?

    Thanks
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    How much offset do you have? do you know where it's coming from? if you are going to remove it, it should be the first thing you do, not the second to last.
     
  3. vagelis

    vagelis Guest

    Hey Michael!


    It's something about 0,331. Is that much?

    thanks - vagelis
     
  4. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what that number refers to. You can try removing it first and then take a listen to see if you have an improvement. The depth should sound like it gets better and sound a little more open. I usually don't make it a practice to remove DC unless something is unusual. A lot of times if I hit play or stop and it pops, that's a sign that there could be DC in the mix. If the waveform looks like it's off center, that's another sign. If you don't want to have to think about it, apogee's UV22 plugin has a DC offset remover in it that you can just pop in at the beginning of your chain.
     
  5. Vagelis

    no matter how much DC offset you have in the files

    you have to remove it!
     
  6. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    if you put a highpass filter on it, it goes away.
     
  7. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    It depends, but you don't HAVE to remove it.
     
  8. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    Why??
     

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