How to master a dj set?

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  1. rashad648

    rashad648 Active Member

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    I've just completed mixing now it needs to be mastered especially transition parts. It goes over 0db in some parts. I'm mastering by ear but its damn hard for me I see the valleys on the waveform but it sounds ok. But when I add Classic master limiter plugin everything looks fine. Is it true that using limiter or plugins like that affects the quality of sound?
     
  2. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

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    How do a waveform should look like?

    True, anything you use (analog, digital, plugins etc..) will affect the sound, good or bad.
     
  3. rashad648

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    I will post the picture of waveform as I return back to home... Btw Kjhaerus Classic Master Limiter is it good or bad?
     
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    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    He was joking about the wave form -- The last thing you should be doing is "looking" at sound...
     
  5. SASman

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    Keep it simple is my advice.

    Find the loudest track "as is" i.e. no level adjustments drop it by 4 dB and balance the rest of the tracks against this
    riding the fader automation, a touch of EQ for any obvious tonal adjustments/snip and place such tracks in the mix
    on their own tracks.

    Pop a limiter on the master bus and only have 1dB gain reduction max on your loudest track it's for stopping overs not getting extra level.

    Should be a fun job.

    cheers
     

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