View Single Post
Old 10-08-2014, 02:03 PM   #261
Human being with feelings
rdesanti's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Posts: 135

Originally Posted by SaulT View Post
I'm having a really hard time believing that it could be the audio mixdown or audio codec and not this complicated "mastering" chain involving layers of saturation, compression, excitation, and brickwall limiting.

Hear hoofbeats and think horses, not zebras.

Don't try to fix the mix during "mastering", because that's not what mastering is. If your "pre-mastered" mix doesn't sound at least decent on multiple devices (not just your monitors, but headphones, car stereo, cell phone, etc) then it isn't a good mix to begin with.
I personally run iZotope and that's it on my master. I also don't run any presets and as little Tope as possible. I will use a touch of reaverb IR type once in a while. But that's IT! If your master needs more you need to back up and remix the track.
--Mac Mini, 3 GHz i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, OSX Catalina V10.15.4 Crucial 1TB SSD, 500GB Samsung T5 SSD ext Audio drive,dual 27" displays, Reaper 64 bit latest, Akai Professional EIE 4X4 interface, Mackie MR8 Mk 3 8" Monitors, Infinity 10" Sub. BEER! :D
rdesanti is offline   Reply With Quote