Help w/Mastering Plugin Purchase

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by DocRoc, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. DocRoc

    DocRoc Guest

    First, Thanks for all that can help.

    I have a $150 voucher for a UAD plug. I have a UAD card and currently own the Pultec, UAD Cambridge, 1176, LA2A, Fairchild, Precision Limiter, Plate 140, Dreamverb and Realverb, and Precision EQ.

    I currently mix a lot of rock (punk mostly) that needs to be loud and compressed well (I know everyone hates this, but it is what the clients want). I try not to over compress while mixing, to leave that for the mastering engineer, but often times I have to be the "mastering engineer" because the bands can't afford / don't want to afford going to a pro.

    So essentially, without all the "make them go to a mastering engineer" comments, what UAD plug, if any, would you guys recommend to help my task to rough-master some things? If there aren't any good UAD mastering tools for my purpose, what other UAD Plugs would you recommend to enhance my UAD options.
     
  2. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    I would strongly recommend you:
    a) TC MD3 Suite
    b) PSP Neon HR, Xenon, MAsterQ
    c) Better..save some money and seach for an experienced, reasonably prices Mastering engineer. You will learn a lot from such feedback.
     
  3. PAETECH

    PAETECH Guest

    Try some of the Neve plugs from UAD. The bus compressor, is top of the line, and the eq's can really enahance the overall mix.

    -jpleasant@presonus.com
     
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    WAVES L2-
    hows that UAD precision limiter?
     
  5. DocRoc

    DocRoc Guest

    I like the UAD precision limiter, but it definitely doesn't get the loudness that pop/rock/punk clients want. I usually have to bring in one of my free vst plugs to give me that.

    I still haven't decided on the damn plug, I may have bailed on the mastering plug option because I really want either the SPL Transient Designer (I do a lot of punk where drums are HUGELY important), or one of the NEVE plugs. Not sure which one yet, but wanna decide by tonight...

    Ross
     
  6. DocRoc

    DocRoc Guest

    I like the UAD precision limiter, but it definitely doesn't get the loudness that pop/rock/punk clients want. I usually have to bring in one of my free vst plugs to give me that.

    I still haven't decided on the damn plug, I may have bailed on the mastering plug option because I really want either the SPL Transient Designer (I do a lot of punk where drums are HUGELY important), or one of the NEVE plugs. Not sure which one yet, but wanna decide by tonight...

    Ross
     

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