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How to master song in Fl Studio

Discussion in 'FL Studio' started by klocuch, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. klocuch

    klocuch Active Member

    Hello folks. smoke

    I'm beginner with making music myself. I'm trying to make good sounding master, but i don't have any idea how to make this thing sound good. duh Please, listen my sets. It's a song from fl studio 10 demo. Original mix and master. Tell my what sound good (if does) and what sound bad. Hep!
    Greetings. (y)
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Most pros here will not download music on their machine from the internet. Open a soundcloud account and I will glady respond.
     
  3. Laurend

    Laurend Active Member

    Hi Klocuch,

    I've downloaded your files. The mastered file is loader than the mix, but you lost the bass end and raised up the their distorted overtones. I suppose your limiter is the culprit.
     
  4. klocuch

    klocuch Active Member

    Thanks Laurend for suggestions!

    I've thought that the distorted overtones is the most attractive part of the song. I spend a lot of time to make it sound nice (to me). I agree that i have troubles with low frequencies. To cheap sounding system - creative inspire T-3000 (sucks!). And I don't use limiter at all. I try not maximize to protect some dynamics in the mix. I only use freeware EQ's and compressor's available on the internet and a bit of soundgoodizer.
     
  5. Laurend

    Laurend Active Member

    Obviously "soundgoodizer" isn't so good. Note also that your monitoring is OK for gaming, but not for mastering ;)
     
  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    He doesn't even know what a mastering is. He doesn't need to know because he already uses soundgoodizer. He just doesn't realize he has to use it twice once for each ear.

    I just want to make things perfectly clear
     
  7. klocuch

    klocuch Active Member

    Why soungoodizer iz bad for mastering? It makes mix more fun in few seconds. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Laurend

    Laurend Active Member

    I've never found that removing the low end and adding some harsh distortion was fun nor good for sound. I'm sure that listening to your tracks on a serious audio system may change your opinion about your current mastering chain.
     
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Great reason why this was posted in the correct forum (Home Studio Mastering) thumb
     
  10. Red Mastering

    Red Mastering Active Member

    absolutely right!
    I made a copy of something I put on another audio forum (hope moderator won't be jealous:)
    and it really fit in this situation as in many situations where folks want answer and so not have any basics to start with....
    here it is :
    Hey guys!

    I would like to build house, I never done it before so please help me.
    What kind of tool I need to have to start building?
    I have some bricks and concrete and few nails.
    Could you tell me should I start from mixing concrete with sand, or putting bricks one of top of each other ?
    I like big houses, tall and bright, fancy ones, with big windows and pools at the back.
    I got some glass for windows, where should I start from ?
    I read some threads here and there, so I know the bricks, nails and sand need to be used, just don't know how to set them up correctly.

    Ok, maybe if I am not able to build it myself, is anyone here able to build it for me ? I will put a board at the front of the house with your name and also I will send you Xmas cards every year, since.
    '
     
  11. Red Mastering

    Red Mastering Active Member

    we live in new matrix society, where you can 'download' kungfu as Neo did in few seconds...
    youtube is a great tool, I use it when I need to learn something sometimes,
    but young ppl today wants everything RIGHT NOW, without any effort, it's instant gratification approach...
    sad but true;
    now - how I can explain to you process which took me 15 years to understand ( and I am still learning and it's a lot of things to grasp),
    to somebody who does not have even simplest basics/roots of sound engineering ????
    I think that 'house build' comparison fits very well
     
  12. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately it's probably true. People all think they should be experts in just a couple of tries. They don't even want to read the manuals that come with the equipment they have purchased already. They don't even go out looking for books on the subject. Sometimes they need to purchase a book to read just to understand the manuals that came with their equipment. And obviously the dumb asses selling this stuff at the music store is are not even encouraging them to seek out better and proper information. I also love sales asses that don't know anything about what they are selling when you ask them a question about something simple regarding a piece of equipment you might be interested in. As soon as I get one of those I don't know answers, I generally just walk away. But before I do, I tell them to study up on what they're selling. They are not busy eight hours a day and they have ample time to read all the manuals on the equipment in their stock. It's just blasted laziness on these younger dweebs. And I have trouble suffering fools simply because you can't fix STUPID. It's frustrating and a bit depressing. We had the drive, the passion and the burning desire to learn everything we could. Many of us got into this business before colleges were ripping off students on high-priced degrees on how to move the Volume controls and plug In microphones. Too bad there aren't some kind of tests and/or government certificates as licensed audio engineers as there were for Broadcast Engineers who had to have third, second or first class FCC radiotelephone licenses to do any broadcasting. That type of prerequisite would clear out three quarters of these wanna be hacks. And those of us who have devoted a lifetime of effort & education might have enough business , just enough to survive with. Which ain't been happenin' much at all lately. I've even got a good mind to have a bad mind. Especially since I couldn't prevent nor help my own brain damage, no matter what I smoked. Lord knows I tried.

    I'm talking to the Lord and I'm an atheist/agnostic. Who Ha?
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  13. klocuch

    klocuch Active Member

    OMG yoa so agrresive. I have to get out of here. I did not know that this is bulding house's forum. :eek:
     
  14. JoaoSpin

    JoaoSpin Active Member

    well, I'm probably just repeating what you've just said, but it's quite evident and sad that these newbies aren't really in it for the knowledge, but for an end result they can't even begin to get a clear picture of. The payoff for us guys (though I'm pretty much a newb myself) who are willing to seek knowledge and read is that we'll always be able to get far more from our equipment or listening environments, whatever they may be. It would help 90% of these youngens to read previous posts in the forum before bluntly asking uninformed questions. By the way I enjoyed the 'building a house' analogy but I think making fun of his accent may have been a bit overboard.
     

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