Help for a Noob

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by farside, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. farside

    farside Active Member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Hello, This is my first post here.

    I've just been asked to master a live recording for a hardcore/punk band (vinyl 7" and CD release.) Problem is this is my FIRST attempt at mastering anything. I am on a Pro-tools LE set up and the Wav. file is just a stereo track thats about 13 minutes long.

    Luckily the recording was pretty good (CBGB's) ...All that I feel is missing is a little bit of low end eq (maybe around 85hz) seperating the tracks (can I do this in pro tools? ...Theres no space between songs) and the volume to get this ready for release

    ANY advice you can offer me would be helpfull. I sugested they get this profesionally done, but it seems thats not an option ...besides I'd really like to get my name on this.

    I downloaded the demo of Izotope Ozone on someone's advice, and I really like some of the presets.

    Please please ...I need advice!!
  2. Rider

    Rider Guest

    just do what metallica S&M album did, cut it as best between songs as possible and leave no gaps. thats what i would suggest. assuming thats viable.

    im not a pro or anything, but could a multiband help with the sub?

    good luck on your efforts.
  3. farside

    farside Active Member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Is there a way to bounce to disc in Pro Tools and have track markers so it's not all on one track? ...Or do I need to do this after I bounce with some 3rd party software?
  4. Rider

    Rider Guest

    im sorry, i cant help you there, i dont have pro tools. :( there should be a way to at least cut the track into tracks or whatever.
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  6. mixandmaster

    mixandmaster Active Member

    Jul 13, 2004
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    You can do this by cheating a little bit in Pro Tools. If your settings are the same for every song, bounce them to disk using the appropriate conversion/dither combo to get it to 16-bit files.

    Next import your bounce into a new track in a new session. (new session for simplicity sake) Put the cursor where you want the IDs to be. Seperate the regions (command E). Select all the regions. Export the regions as files (shift command K).

    Import the files into whatever CD burning program you use. Set the gap BETWEEN the tunes at 0 seconds - keeping 2 seconds at the beginning of the first track. Listen through to make sure there are no pops or clicks. Burn disc.

    It's not the "by the book" method, but it almost always works for a down and dirty situation.
  7. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Guest

    I have used this, you can do splits on the fly and then arrange it for the final burn.......

    Just a thought......
  8. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Without even getting into my feelings for Ozone - You're going to have to go to a vinyl engineer to get the vinyl - Why not just have him make the CD production master also?

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