Pitch shift/speed variation at mastering stage

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Jaike, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Jaike

    Jaike Active Member

    Hi,

    I've been wondering how common a practise is it to subtely change the pitch/speed of a track when mastering it - I'm talking about mastering to tape here, so let's say + or minus 1% to 4% speed... or more? Is this ever done?

    Any ideas would be welcome,

    Thanks -
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    It's done all of the time. Most times it's done during the mix stage but doesn't have to be. I get tapes in a lot that has notes asking for it to be sped up by X amount. sometimes it just gives it a little something if the track drags a little.
     
  3. Jaike

    Jaike Active Member

    I'm guessing that means you're also mixing on tape, or mixing down to tape before mastering?
     
  4. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    correct.

    sometimes you can do ITB speed up but check to make sure it sounds ok before you commit.
     
  5. Jaike

    Jaike Active Member

    Ok,

    that makes sense,

    thanks a lot for your help!

    Jaike
     

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