home cinema setup proves my songs are lacking somthing

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  1. paradice

    paradice Guest

    i am a bedroom producer and today i heared my tracks played on a souround sound home cinema stereo. The setup was low budget but it gave me back an eye-opening result. If i played a conventional retail cd the sound quality was very good (as usual).
    Then after i played my tracks on this cinema setup.

    They lacked lots of top end compared to teh retial tracks and were overall less dynamic. This is my first encounter of this kind and has made me want a reason why this is.
    Is it down to mastering or production?

    If my production is as good as i can get it , and i use a fairly decent home setup here, will the mastering process make it more polished? or do i have to rethink my producion/mixing technique to come up with a nice balanced sound?

    thanks in advance.
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Good mastering can help *IF* the mix has the potential necessary... A "good" but "sort of dull" sounding mix will normally have much more potential than a squashed or overly-hyped mix.

    Make sense?

    That being said, there is no substitute for getting everything wonderful during tracking... Every step counts. Every step missed robs from the potential.

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