DC Offset, Please Help

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by sampsoniter, Aug 23, 2004.

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  1. sampsoniter

    sampsoniter Guest

    ok, I was just wondering,

    should my final, mastered wav have any DC offset?
    or should I always remove all before burning?

    what's up with that?

    please help
  2. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

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    Are you hearing anything particular? If not I would leave it. You could do a test and see if you like one better.

    I wouldn't put something in the chain unless I hear something that makes me want to.
  3. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
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    Depends on how much and what's causing it. sometimes you'll get a false dc offset on sub heavy stuff. sometimes it could be just 1 keyboard that's causing it. Sometimes it's the audio card and it's on everything. Like Joe said, you'll want to do a pass before limiting it!!!! see which sounds better. I say before the limiter because it you nail it to zero and then offset, then you're most likely going to clip.

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