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Discussion in 'Mastering' started by vagelis, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. vagelis

    vagelis Guest

    Hi People,

    would you use any kind of Room on a Produktion to get it "more open"?

    Thanks
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Do you mean room treatment? I use diffusors in back of me and it definately helps.
     
  3. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    No, I haven't got any reverb to use with mastering, but maybe I should get one.

    This is a good question!
    Has anyone here ever used rewerb in a mastering session?
     
  4. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    I should add that there is many other ways, if not better ways to get the material more "open".
     
  5. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Oh, I get it. Yes i've used reverb during mastering. Not too many times but once in a great while I get a project that benifits from adding a touch of reverb.
     
  6. vagelis

    vagelis Guest

    Hey Michael! Thanks again :)

    What kind of Reverb would you use? I mean small Rooms etc?
    I got Lexiverb, D-Verb and the Ren.Reverb from Waves. What would you suggest?
     
  7. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    it depends on what you think works best but in general you are probably adding some reverb to increase a little space and depth, you don't want to bring any attention to the fact that your adding reverb to a whole mix. So choosing one that has as little of a "sound" as you can find. depending on the mix and how packed it is will kind of tell you what size room and what kind of room. play around with the pre delay of the room so as not to make it too messy sounding when mixed in. also bring down the high end and low end of the reverb return with an eq. This will keep it a bit cleaner sounding while still adding depth. there are many parameters you can adjust on a good reverb so play around a little. It can get a little tricky because you can't approach it the same way as adding reverb to a vocal or any individual instrument. very rarely is a stock preset going to work in this situation. adding a reverb should be a last resort move. you should first try and bring out what is already there with eq and compression first.
     
  8. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    There is a "major" release here in Brazil that I recetly junior mastered within Pro Tools TDM MIX plus environment.
    I added a bit of Lexiverb 2.0 halls and Rooms.

    Therere were lost of ballads and the thing was damn dry and vocals too much in the face.

    Some LPH/HPf and predelay setting with give you more focus.

    It sounded fine at the end of the day, helped put instruments into a single ambient, when necessary.
     
  9. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Hello Alecio, long time no see. hope everything is going well down south. I'm actually working right now with Mauricio Manieri from your neck of the woods. Good to see you posting here again.
     
  10. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Hi bud! It is nice and a pleasure to me talking to you again. Are you doing at your facilty or have you been coming to Brazil recently?
    Yes, 2004 just started much much better to me: new PT rig, nice TV/magazine interviews, etc..
    Well, I talk PM to ya
    Let me know it bud!
    Nice week
     

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