Help mastering

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by reiko57, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. reiko57

    reiko57 Active Member

    I mastered some tracks, not my own, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tITIrMNAaw (орининал= original recording, and освоил= after i mastered it). Its to compare how it sounds from the original to the mastered version. The mastered version sounds like it has too much of an echo, what could I be doing to cause this? I've tried many variants of removing what I think could be the cause, to where i usually just end up with an indistinguishable sound from the original. Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Compression makes echo and reverb be more present in the mix.
    Relax on the Hi frequencies, the guitars get thin + the ride and whole mix become agressive to my ears..
     
  3. reiko57

    reiko57 Active Member

    I understand, thank you for that advice, should I not take much out of the mids? Because I have always done that, I learned by ear and it's just something I've always done, if I take some off the highs, should it then add some in the mids? Thanks again, I never thought to remove the compression because I knew no other way to keep it from "topping out".
     
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    A brickwall limiter is more what you need to be sure you don't pass 0db... but yes a compressor might help to get to higher volumes.. But you need not to push it so far..

    There is no law that could'nt be broken if you know what you do. Following a recipe is not a good approach. You Should that more time to A/B you mix with a commercial CD with the same music style. start only with an eq and match the frequencies (use a tool to measure them if you like but thrust your ears first)

    The way I see it, it's more about fixing problems than creating sound... so listen and choose only the tools that address your problems...
     

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