1. pcrecord

    Mastering exercise for everybody !

    Hi gang, A few weeks ago I posted a series of 3 videos of me mixing a song on my youtube channel. I've been suggested to make the mix accessible so anyone can do a mastering of it as an exercise and to compare our shops. Here are the files, either in 48khz or 96khz, just choose your favorite...
  2. pcrecord

    Mixing with external gear with Samplitude Pro X5

    Mixing with external gear with Samplitude Pro X5 Thanks to jmizz15212 Films J-jigga for posting a question about using external gear while mixing. In this video I show how to use the FX send and receive fonction of Samplitude. (also available in previous versions Credits ...
  3. pcrecord

    Mastering with explanations

    In this video I simulate what a mastering engineer would do to a mix. Of course, a true ME will use far more advanced tools than Ozone to do so, but I thought it would be nice to discuss what they look for and how a mix can be transformed. Disclaimer, I'm not a mastering engineer, I don't...
  4. pcrecord

    Mixing with explanations - Me and my crew - Will Evanx

    Mixing with explanations - Me and my crew - Will Evans I thought it would be a nice exercise to mix a song and explain every decisions. If you have any question about the changes that I make while mixing or if you do not agree with them, please write it in the comments and we will discuss about...
  5. pcrecord

    Mastering workflow Part 2 - with Samplitude tools

    Hi gang, This is an attempt at mastering while explaining the process and using only Samplitude plugins.. Tell me what you think ! (remember I'm not a ME ! ;) My main missing things are LUFS metering M/S processing Having long peak holds on the spectrum analyser.
  6. jamie Lofts

    Cheap mastering in 2019

    I'm getting close to finishing a lot of my songs and I'm down to just listening through them and putting vocals on the ones I'm happy with. Many years ago I used to love T-racks 24 for mastering but for many reason, it's unusable. What is the cheapest way of achieving what that program did? Is...
  7. G

    Masters peaking at -6??!?

    Hi I've used a couple of mastering engineers over the years but have been using one more recently over the last year, he is someone I know too. Today Ive just sat down to put a compilation of mastered songs together (level matching them myself). I noticed that the (digital 16bit/mfit24bit)...
  8. L

    Getting back into Mastering ...Kinda..

    I was fooling around with mastering again with some new gear and I took on this little rap snippet. Technically it was not ready to be mastered but I wanted to chomp on it anyway. I also did this with headphones so my reference is probably a little off. What I did EQ wise.. The piano is dark...
  9. J

    Mastering Engineer Interview

    Hi all, I am currently writing my dissertation and would like too interview an engineer with noticeable credits. Something very simple as responding too questions over email will do and wont take much of your time at all. My email is Please get in touch ASAP...
  10. tonymarachella

    choir mastering

    hi guys, can u help me?! here the link to listening my choir recording session. gear: mic km-184 (ortf technique), pre warm audio wa 12, interface digi 002. do you think the choir is too far? mics was at 3m from choir director. I decided this distance to take a good relationship between...
  11. russ_signum

    Signum Audio's Bute Loudness Analyser Plugin (official thread)

    More info / register for a trial here: Overview: We are Signum Audio, a new developer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We have just released our first plugin - the Bute Loudness Analyser. Bute comes with a customisable warning system...
  12. D

    Are there proof that spotify normalize audio at -14LUFS?

    Are there proof that spotify normalize audio at -14LUFS? I did some empirical A/B comparison between mp3s donwloaded on my pc and audio streamed on spotify. I choosed this quite loud songs on pourpose: King of Convenience - Misread -10 LUFS Radiohead - Burn The Wich -9.5 LUFS Beck - Colors...
  13. G

    Is this mastering too hot ?

    Hi I'm a singer songwriter producer...I've had lots of material mastered mainly with the same engineer, but I've had a couple of tracks back over the last year that seem very crushed. I just presumed this was the industry standard but am starting to question the engineer and his ability. I...
  14. D

    Mastering on Arcade Fire's Everything Now

    Anyone listened to Arcade Fire's Everything Now? I've been surprised to hear how quiet and dynamic this album is. I read it was mastered by Greg Calbi. Last The National's album is even quiter, is old fashion mastering a new trend among alt-rockers?
  15. TheWeez

    Complete newbie trying to "master"...

    I recently picked up a Presonus 1818VSL and got back into the recording game. I haven't done anything with my stuff in over 10 years. I used to use SONAR and had fairly decent results. My recordings are pretty close to what things sound like live but whenever I mix something down, it always...
  16. pcrecord

    OMG, new Fabfilter L2 limiter looks HOT!

    Hi guys and girls ! I just found out the Fabfilter issued a new version of their excellent Limiter They included level compensation to avoid being tricked with the volume change And Yes finally : LUFS metering ! I'm gonna love it, I'm sure,,, (where's my credit card ??)
  17. pcrecord

    Audio compressors - What are they ? How do they work

    My first video of 2018. I had a little fun jamming a song... This Back to basics : audio recording software - Compressors video, explain what is a compressor and what the common settings do. The video starts with the video clip of a song about compressor. Nothing serious just having fun.. ...
  18. Tony Carpenter

    Final / Master reverb placement.

    I have a permanent quandary over placement of a master level reverb. My live side wants to put it last, as after all, you don't actually control the reverb of a real environment. So, I am curious, do you all put it after a limiter/maximiser or before?. Cheers, Tony
  19. Johnny Blade

    SpectraLayers in Audio Mastering

    Hi, I'll try to start learn about SpectraLayers and I'm going to watch some video tutorials and read articles. Anyway, it seems, in a primary view, that the tool was designed mainly for mixing. Is SpactraLayers useful for mastering too? Is it a kind of very advanced Samp's Spectral View? Which...
  20. 3

    Question About Analog Mastering

    So I watched a video of this guy taking me through the analog mastering process, but I was wondering... In the video, this guy is mastering for a vinyl record, but say you didn't want to put your album on a vinyl record but instead wanted to put it on CD, how would you do it without using a...