In this Mastering Style Book Vol 2, tutorial video from PureMix, Friedemann Tischmeyer shows you how to rescue a boxy-sounding mix.
Friedemann has mastered for artists such as Alan Parsons, Steely Dan, Johnny Cash, Iron Maiden, is inventor of the Dynamic Range Meter and founder of the Mastering Academy.
Friedemann gives a detailed view over his shoulder when he applies a relative invasive strategy to rescue a singer/songwriter mix from sounding boxy.
- First, he shows how to remove annoying ringing tones coming from the cymbals by using spectral restoration tool 'ReNovator' to prepare the mix for mastering.
- With his multi-EQ approach he creates a balanced frequency distribution by using surgical and esthetical EQs in a complimentary manner to give some warmth back and add depth and width by employing 'wanted phase artifacts'.
- With further enhancement tools he supports the vitality and creates more depth and unity, also by applying reverb.
- Finally, Friedemann shows how to use single band compression and limiting - in conjunction with various metering strategies - to achieve loudness without destroying the dynamic integrity of the mix.
This video is more than just a mastering sample for a specific task or genre: it gives a deep insight into Fridemann's personal working approach, especially when it comes to loudness-related decisions (which is - in most mastering situations - the case) and you will learn how to interpret various new metering values like TPL, PLR, and LUFS in modern mastering practice..
Although the workflow is within Sequoia, it can easily be adapted to other common DAWs. This is the software Fridemann uses in the video...
- Sequoia Mastering DAW
- Algorithmix ReNovator (Noise Removal)
- Algorithmix PEQ Orange (surgical EQ)
- UAD A800 Tape
- UAD Pultec
- UAD Massive Passive
- Sonnox Transient Modulator
- Algorithmix K-Stereo
- UAD Ocean Way Reverb
- Sonnox Limiter
- Nugen MasterCheck
- SPL Tube Vitalizer