Mastering poorly mixed tracks

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by jpworldwide, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. jpworldwide

    jpworldwide Guest

    I was wondering what techniques people might have to opening up a track that has been poorly mixed (everything is dead center)and has no stereo image)during the mastering process. I do have the vocal tracks because i recorded them myself so any techniques for mixing vocals to create a wide stereo image of the vocals would be helpful.

    Thank you for your time,
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    There are some amazingly complex parallel-frequency-specific delay tricks that can fake a stereo image, normally somewhat poorly...

    For the most part, if it's in mono, it's in mono.

    You could try stabbing it with some early reflections...

    You could parallel the track twice, pan both hard left and right, roll off everything below 2.5kHz, delay the left side by 7ms or so and the right side maybe 9ms for starters (leave the original in the center). There will be phase issues that you'll have to deal with...

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