mixing and mastering WITH PT: RTD via more aux track via internal busses or BTD

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by alidav, May 8, 2013.

  1. alidav

    alidav Active Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    on a lynda PT TUTORIAL , the guy there says that the most common way to DOWNmix is bounce to disk, BUT LATER the right way to make mastering is via the internal busing and recording a new track, he pass before recording via 2 aux tracks and use one compressor on first aux step and a limiter on the second aux step, do you share this workflow?

    I have to mix down and make a sample rate conversion (from 48 kz to 44.1) of a MS RECORdING OF A chorale (mkh40 mkh30)plus a akg414 on a piano, what is the right workflow?
    bounce to disk and set the sample rate to 44.1 , recording on disk and export clip as file ?
  2. mberry593

    mberry593 Active Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Silver Spring, Maryland
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    Yes, good question. As you can see on your discussion about this on the DUC, there is a difference of opinion about how to handle the dither.

    The tutorial is right. Bounce to Disc is the "most common" technique. That doesn't mean it is the best. If you bounce to disc and you want to compress and limit, the sequence of master fader inserts should be compressor, limiter, & dither last (at the bottom). There might be some discussion about the sequence of compression & limiting, but the dither must be last. You must dither. Even if you are running your session at 16 bits, the PT internal mixer is running either at 48 bit fixed or 32 bit floating (depending on the version). SRC doesn't require dither but bit length change does.

    As you can see from Mr. Breen's comments, it would be best if dither was applied after SRC but before bit depth change. Actually IMO he is technically correct. Unfortunately, this is indeed a two step process.

    I am enjoying following this discussion. I, myself don't have the real answer here. Thank you for starting the discussion. This is how we all learn.

    Others can follow along at: bouncing from 48 khz to 44.1 - Avid Pro Audio Community
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