All mixmasters out there, I need some mix Help.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by checkmate, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. checkmate

    checkmate Active Member

    Jan 13, 2005
    What up all?

    I want to know what is the volume a radio track has to be, or any industry track. Bcuz every album ive bought seems to be equal volumes, some of my mixes were a little low.

    Also Can I have some tips as to know if my mixes are heading in the right direction (Master In the yellow etc.)

    I record at 48 then convert to 44.1 when bounced.

    Any Waves plug in tips?

    Any mic placement tips for rappers/Singers? I noticed that the AKG has more mid freq's than the Shure.

    I use Pro Tools 6.4
    Shure Ksm57 mic
    Akg C200b
    TPS 2 Pre Amp
    Samson Resolve Monitors

    Thanx a lot
  2. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    There isn't really a volume per se that radio tracks have to be. I usually compare to several tracks of the same genre and a/b back and forth when i'm doing my own mastering. you can also try something like t-racks to get up to volume. i personally hate the sound of t-racks, and think it is hard to get it to sound right.

    as far as mic placement, i will usually point the mic to the side just a bit so to roll off some of the pops, and try it with a low cut and without to see what works with your voice. also, get a better vocal mic. sm57s can work for rock music, but as far as a budget vocal mic for rap, i would go try out a few different mics to see what works for your voice.

  3. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    If you can afford to have it mastered then keep the volume low so the mastering house has a bit of headroom. They will pump the volume up for you and in most cases do a much better job of it. The most popular waves plug for this is the L2 or the newly released L3 for the home studio do-it-yourselfer. UAD has recently released their precision limiter which might be the best for the job if you're a plug-in person.
  4. cane-cutter

    cane-cutter Guest


    what is 0 dbs
    what is signal to noise...
  5. audio4you

    audio4you Guest

    Mastering is the BOMB!

    When you need to make your mixes slam to the max nothing beats Wavelab software and Nomad bluetube plugins.

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