In this video with the support of Universal Audio, Paul Drew shares his thoughts and ideas when it comes to mastering the track Thought of Love by Rooftop Renegades. In this final part in the series, Paul shows us how he uses the SSL Bus Compressor to glue to mix together then he reaches for the new Brainworx bx_masterdesk, which he uses as a “one stop” mastering processor.
I want to say from the outset I'm not a mastering engineer, so I have no skin in the game, but I think it's about time we stopped calling the insertion of a plugin on a mix and reducing the dynamic range 'mastering'.
There has long been a debate on the topic of self mastering. Many believe it’s impossible for anyone to master their own mixes… yet many do. We’ve listed a number of mastering mistakes you should avoid if you master your own music. I’m not going to argue the for and againsts of mastering your own music but I will say it does come with a number of challenges that you should be aware of if you want your masters to sound amazing.
Why do so many of us allow our beloved songs, which we've sometimes spent months lovingly crafting to be spoiled trying to make them louder? Russ thinks there are good reasons not to
At NAMM 2019, in collaboration with KORG iZotope’s mastering software, Ozone Elements worth $129, will now come bundled free with KORG’s MIDI controllers. You also have a chance to enter a contest to win a iZotope Spire Studio.
With the growth of music streaming services and how they deliver music to the consumer is changing the way we need to mix and master content, especially for music streaming services. In this article and free video Tutorial in conjunction with Nugen Audio, our own loudness guru Mike Thornton demonstrates the importance of True Peak metering and limiting and how they can help prevent the consumer getting distorted tracks.
As a bit of fun on the team we’ve challenged one another to this; you get to keep all the plugins supplied with you DAW but then you only get to keep one more plugin. Julian Rodgers makes his choice.
With the growth of music streaming services and how they deliver music to the consumer is changing the way we need to mix and master content, especially for music streaming services. In this article and free video Tutorial in conjunction with Nugen Audio, our own loudness guru Mike Thornton shows how the loudness wars have destroyed the dynamic range of our music and how loudness normalisation used my music streaming services is enabling us to bring back life into our music tracks.
Now that revenue from audio streaming services is higher than all other music delivery formats combined, it’s even more important to understand the impact that streaming has on audio production and how best to optimise our mixes to make the most of the way streaming services deliver our content to the consumer. In this series of 3 articles and free video tutorials in conjunction with Nugen Audio, our own loudness guru Mike Thornton takes you through the history, why loudness is important for music, and how to prepare your mixes ready for music streaming services.
If your loved ones are asking you for stocking filler ideas for Christmas then you may have missed this list we compiled from members of the community over the years. It has some great books on their including some of our favourites.
In this article we debunk 5 basic mastering myths that have floated around the music industry for years. Are there any other mastering myths we haven't explored in this article?
Primarily, I’d use the original Insight in post production and mastering. I might refer to it from time to time for mixing, but not as often as in other cases. This has changed with Insight 2, as the suite provides several improvements that make it a killer companion for mixing duties for me. In this article I will outline its killer features…
Waves has just released a new modular mastering chain plug-in modeled after the EMI TG12410 Transfer Console used in all Abbey Road's mastering studios since the early '70s to date. Create custom processing chains with a flexible flow and the TG magic on master tracks, individual tracks or sub groups in your mixing sessions.
Once you have recorded and mixed your track at some point you are going to need to master it. That is make it suitable for the platform you are delivering it too. There are a growing number of ‘in-the-box’ mastering tools available and we have brought together 30 of the ones we have reviewed, some add character, whilst other designed to be neutral. If you are considering a new mastering tool for your studio then check out these reviews...
iZotope today has released RX Post Production Suite 3, a bundle which includes two brand-new product updates, RX 7 Advanced and the long-awaited Insight 2, as well as Neutron 2 Advanced, RX Loudness Control, and bonus content from Pro Sound Effects and Groove3.
Find out about the new mastering plug-in from Brainworx. A mastering solution which is simple, flexible and really hard to make sound bad!
Not got a lot of time but want to learn something new? Then In this article, we have 7 more great 2 minute tips from iZotope including Adding Impact by Removing Mix Elements; Pan Background Vocals with Visual Mixer; Make Beats Sound Lo-Fi; Use a High Pass Filter to Shape Low End; Add Transient Power to Snares; Enhance Bass Guitar and Cut Through the Mix with Distortion. At 2 minutes each these are just the ticket for a busy engineer.
Mastering is the final stage of music production. These days the process of mastering is as much about delivering final mixes to streaming services, ensuring specific loudness specifications are met, as it is about the art of shaping the tonal and dynamic picture of music in ways that solidify and compound all the creative ideas that came before the master.
In this article, Nick Messitte from our friends at iZotope is getting into the nitty gritty of limiters—when to use them, how to use them, and how to train your ears to tell if they’re mangling your original sound source.