Eliminating harsh frequencies during mastering

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by CreepingCruds, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Hey all..
    I'm down to the mastering portion of my latest project (9 song rawk album, lotsa OD'd Les Pauls thru Marshalls, you get the idea).

    In the past I have only used my T-Racks mastering software to bump up the overall volume, make things sound a little bit bigger etc..

    This time around I would really like to dig in to other valuable features of this product, starting with EQ. While this project is above and beyond the best sounding project I've done, there is still that mid-hi harshness and lack of real tightness to the bottom that seems so prevalent in projects done by basically inexperienced folks such as myself.

    I would be willing to post a few clips online to get some feedback on EQ from some of you you who have been around this block if I thought a few folks might listen and pass along some pointers...

    Thanks a bunch,
  2. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

    I'll do you one better. Since I'm always telling people on hear there are no general rules bla bla bla.. Send me the 1 song. I will master it (no charge) so you can hear what I feel is best for the song.
    Let me know what you think of it and I will tell you what I did.
  3. :cool:
    You're on!
    Please lemme know the details about how I should get the tune to you..
    My email is creepingcruds@aol.com

    Thanks Joe!!
  4. D'oh..
    I gotta a little overnight CD package made out for you Joe to your biz address listed on your website..

    Shipping first thing tomorrow.
    Thanks again,
    Jeano Roid
  5. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    What a nice guy! Let us know your results - as I for one, am interested (I am likely on a simular level you are with my mixes, and I wonder how much good Mastering will help our "semi-pro" mixes)...

    Later :cool:
  6. Don Grossinger

    Don Grossinger Distinguished past mastering moderator Active Member


    Would it be worth it to have 2 of us master the same track & then we could compare approaches, styles, nuances etc?

    If you want, you can send me the same track....
  7. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

    You're welcome. Since I posted this idea I have received a half dozen emails to do the same for others. Although I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm I don't have time to master everyone's music for free.
    Nor do I want to turn this into a mastering competition. I'm just trying to help educate people on what mastering can do. At least as much as doing one song can help. Multiply that for every song on a particular record and you can start to understand it's impact.

    Maybe when it's done CC can post the pre and post versions for people to check out.
  8. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    I would like to hear the pre and post version :D
  9. Joe,
    The disc is in the mail...
    Overnight UPS letter mailer with "Creeping Cruds" across the top...
    Thanks again...
  10. BTW, I will post versions online for all to hear just as soon as I get the tune back...
    This will be very cool!
  11. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

    Got the package. I should be able to check it out on Friday.

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