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mastering a choir

Hello out there,
I'm relative new in audio mastering and I have a problem with mastering a choir in Wave Lab. The mix i have sounds very cold, hard and flat. I've spent a lot of time to get a warm and open sound - without success. I hope that sombody can give me some recommendations about how to achieve a good choir sound.

Thanks in advance,


Cucco Mon, 05/07/2007 - 07:49
madmax81 wrote: ...about how to achieve a good choir sound.

At the risk of sounding like a complete smart ass.....
You have to start with:
1 - a good choir
2 - a good space
3 - a good recording of the above

If any of the 3 items above aren't there, you cannot possibly hope to get it there in the mastering phase.

Sorry if it's not exactly the answer you were looking for, I just don't know any better answer.



Zilla Mon, 05/07/2007 - 17:48
I can't disagree with the comments offered so far. But it seems premature to paint such a hopeless scene when nobody has actually heard your material. I have had experiences where less-than-stellar original recordings can be polished to become enjoyable albums. It just depends.

If you are not able to get a sound you are satisfied with, and re-recording is not an option, then I suggest you let a skilled engineer take a crack at it.