Discussion in 'Mastering' started by jimmyp, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. jimmyp

    jimmyp Guest

    Hi.I have read that after mixing to two tracks, before running the song thru the mastering software you should normalize the whole thing ,is this the done thing, also during mastering are there any common compresson settings ie ratio,theshold,attack and release,that you would start at.thanks for any info. Jim. :)
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
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    No and no. you shouldn't ever normalize anything before mastering. most DAW normalization things don't sound great. and there aren't any settings that are good starting points. first listen and decide what you would like to change and then taylor your compressor to achieve this. play with all of the settings from min to max and find out what they do to the sound, then go from there
  3. lowland

    lowland Guest

    Michael is correct. I'd also suggest you look at the other current 'normalising' thread where I've posted a couple of replies.
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