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Giving the master a room

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Iechine, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Iechine

    Iechine Guest

    While the vocals arent going to be finished for about 2 months, I am trying to master the instruments of my CD. All of the instruments have been done direct and the drums are using very little of the room they were recorded in. I do have a verb thats been placed on the snare, but that is about all the simulated reverb that I have going.

    I want to create a room sound with the entire mix. Ive never been educated with a particularly good method of doing this. I want the reverb to have a strong effect that colors and pulls the entire mix together. Anyone have any suggestions for how they'd go about this?


    ^ Thats a home master without any reverb

    Also, ANY mastering suggestions for this recording are welcome. Ive only been at it for about 4 years and my education at the Art Institute of Seattle didnt reach the mastering stage by any means.
  2. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    This sounded decent on your mix:

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee277/bentsound/Audio Stuff/untitledCVerb1.jpg
  3. Iechine

    Iechine Guest

    Its a bit too wet there. I do use the RVerb but I think Im going to go with the TC plugin Ive been using.

    I guess there is no real science to it all then? Just slap in a plugin and fiddle about. Not too much else to take in to consideration?
  4. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    It's all about what makes you (or your client) happy, above all else.
  5. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    I hate to break it to you, but this is not Mastering, per se. This is mixing, or more accurately, pre-mixing before you set up the vocals.

    Mastering - working with your final completed mixes is something else entirely.
  6. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member


    You do have all the separate tracks from the session, don't you?
  7. nacron2

    nacron2 Guest

    I am sorry to say, but I agree with JoeH..
    How you can completed the final sound?
    It should be for KARAOKE?
  8. Iechine

    Iechine Guest

    I do indeed.

    Maybe a mod can move the thread, or maybe you guys can just help me here?
  9. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    What DAW are you using?
  10. Iechine

    Iechine Guest

    Nuendo and a Waves plugin bundle.

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