T-Racks 24

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by jb4play, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. jb4play

    jb4play Guest

    Hi? I'm new to mixing/mastering and I have some ?'s I use Nuendo to mix and I just got T-Racks 24 to handle the mastering side. What is the highest bit and sample rate that T-Racks can handle so I can record at that and dump my mix into it. Anyone know any good presets or settings for T-Racks to get a rap type of music sounding good? When I mixdown from Nuendo should I bring the master volume down from flat zero to leave T-Racks some room to boost? lol, i know these are newbie ?'s but i gotta learn some way.
  2. clausiii

    clausiii Guest

    In T-Racks it´s 24bit/48000kHz.
    Your settings depend on your production, there is no "this is THE setting for everything".
    Give T-Racks some space. If you do not T-Racks starts clipping very soon.

    Try out, try out
  3. jb4play

    jb4play Guest

    Thx, So is it really better to dump 24/48 into T-Racks or 16/44.1? Is its dithering any good? and i know that different settings are good for different songs, I just want some tips to get me started.
  4. clausiii

    clausiii Guest

    If your original files are 24/48000, don´t convert to 16/44100 before mastering. This way, your files have longer wordlength, that´s better for your programm to work more exactly. If you need to convert to 16/44100, convert your master.
  5. Solfatio

    Solfatio Guest

    Definitely pay attention to your overs and transients in T-RackS. When it clips, it's awful. Play with it a lot, and getting a good tone wihout clipping or muddying things gets pretty second-nature. makes it a lot easier to focus on your *sound* rather than the controls. Don't be afraid to turn its knobs for all it's worth...and *then* worry about how it sounds. But get a good feel for how T-RackS sounds overall first, because it's easy to make a mess and not realise it. Once you get the feel for its processors, you can go for some great tones. Its processors are all about tone, colour, and volume.

    I'll usually compress, limit, and EQ to taste, and then mess with the output gain until it gets loud without clipping. Once, I wanted the song to be murky so I kept the volume low then normalised the mastered file (via Peak) to an acceptable volume. Worked pretty nicely.

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