Today we have an incredible guest post for you guys coming from one of our subscribers- Keith Stark. Keith wrote in to us in response to a blog post that we published earlier this year and after some discussion on the subject, we decided to have Keith write an article for the blog! We really hope you guys… Continue reading Guest Article: The Emotional Content Of Recorded Music
“What volume should I have on the Master/ Stereo Out, when the mix is ready?” Keep RMS around -10-12dB, ceiling -1dB and you are done:) To make use of this short statement in practice we need to clarify some things like the difference between gain, volume, level and loudness and also some other questions need… Continue reading “What Volume Should I Have On The Master/ Stereo Out, When The Mix Is Ready?”
Mastering Separately or Mastering As You Mix? Today I am answering a question from one of our subscribers who asked, “What are the advantages/disadvantages of mixing into a limiter or mastering device, versus putting [the processing] on in the end?” After considering all the for and against thoughts below, I decided to cover “Mastering As You… Continue reading Mastering Separately or Mastering As You Mix
On this episode of the podcast, Kevin talks about critical advice he received during a mastering session, and discusses a type of metering developed by Bob Katz called K-System metering. K-Metering consists of three different scales: K-12, K-14, and K-20. Check out this episode of the podcast to learn what each of these scales are… Continue reading What Is K-Metering? And Why Are You Telling Us About Your Mastering Session?
Happy Tuesday MixCoachers! Jon here! As many of you know, last week Kevin and I hosted a free webinar entitled, “Tips and Tricks to Mastering Your Own Mix.” We had an amazing response to the webinar and wanted everyone to not only be able to get in on the content via archive video, but also… Continue reading Repost of Our Archived Free Mastering Webinar – “Tips and Tricks To Mastering Your Own Mix”
Welcome to part 4 of the loudness series. This will probably be the final part of this series for now. I hope you guys have enjoyed reading it as much as I love sharing my love and passion for making better music. We will wrap up this series with some discussion on useful… Continue reading You Mean Loud Can Sound Good?! – Part 4
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Elliot —————————————————————————- This is one of my favorite quotes. It’s full of ambition and life application. I apply it mostly to my running, but it has implications for most other aspects of life: business, pastimes, and… Continue reading Where Are Your Mixing/Production Boundaries And Limitations? – From An Engineer’s Journal.
Yesterday I showed you how I setup EQ and Volume maximizing feature on Ozone. Today, I’m going to show you how to use the multi-band compressor to really give your mix that radio-ready glue. [youtube]_padzWuJO_8[/youtube] Have you upgraded to Ozone 4 yet?
You’d be surprised at what a powerful mastering tool iZotope Ozone 3 really is. I’m going to show you just a few short “moves” that will make your mix sound radio ready. How to filter a mix with the EQ for maximum punch How to identify problem frequencies with one button How to set up… Continue reading Mastering with iZotope Ozone-Part 1
In this episode, Kevin gives two specific tips to improve your final master. Question:What are two quick tips you’ve learned or heard to improve mastering?