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Pro Tools 105 - Mastering Essentials.
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A common approach to mastering compression uses...
a very high Threshold and a very fast Attack
stacking 5 compressors in a row
lower Ratio and lower Threshold settings
a very high Ratio and a very fast Attack
In a typical mastering session...
you must always apply brickwall limiting before setting the other processing
you might work on EQ & compression before applying brickwall limiting
you should never A/B the song against other songs during mastering
you should apply reverb first
What is Mastering?
The same as Mixing
A processing only done for analog media
The final stage of audio production
The process of duplicating a final mix
Mastering activities that can be performed in Pro Tools include:
EQ, compression, and brickwall limiting
EQ, compression, brickwall limiting, multiband compression, and M-S processing
When A/B'ing the masters-in-progress against commercial reference tracks...
the masters and reference tracks should be played simultaneously
you should never A/B your track against commercial releases
the average levels should be level-matched for valid comparison
the masters-in-progress should always be 6dB louder than the reference tracks
In the Avid Pro Multiband compressor, Slope...
is a frequency tilt EQ to augment the compression
is a combined Attack/Release control
is a smiling EQ
is a combination Ratio/Knee control
is used place of a saturator
is used in place of brickwall limiting
applies independent compression in several frequency bands
chains several mastering compressors in sequence
A vectorscope displays:
the dynamic frequency balance of the song
the relative phase between the left and right channels
the instantaneous level of an audio signal that is passing through
the average loudness over the length of the song
Two additional processors that might be used in mastering are...
an exciter and a reverb
a chorus and a flanger
an enhancer and a slap echo
delay and reverb
A standard chain for mastering processing would be:
EQ, Compression, Limiting
EQ, Comrpession, Reverb
EQ, Delay, Reverb
EQ, Limiting, Reverb
In the analog era, mastering was primarily done to...
create a stereo mix from a mono mix
create hotter CDs
transfer a mix from vinyl to tape
transfer a mix from tape to vinyl
Which of the following compressors is included with Pro Tools?
Compressor/Limiter III, Channel Strip Compressor and BF-76
Channel Strip Compressor
The new level scale used for Loudness Normalization is...
the dBu scale
the dB scale
the dBspl scale
the LUFS scale
Pro Tools' included EQs are:
standard minimum-phase EQs
switchable between minimum-phase & linear-phase
The best approach to mastering multiple songs is to...
use a separate chain of mastering processors for each song
use the same chain of mastering processors for all the songs
master all the song in the same project
open each song in a separate Pro Tools session
M-S processing converts L/R stereo audio to...
a Max (high-level) channel and a Soft (low-level) channel
a Mid (sum) channel and a Sides (difference) channel
a mono signal to stereo
5.1 surround audio with simulated rear channel ambience
To comply with most modern Loudness standards, a good setting would be...
a ceiling of 10 dBfs
a ceiling of -14 dBfs
a ceiling of -1dBTP
a ceiling of -.3dBfs
A brickwall limiter...
absolutely prevents the signal from exceeding a set Threshold
absolutely cuts the audio below a set frequency, before limiting
is used for brick wall limiting
absolutely cuts the audio above a set frequency, before limiting
You can implement M-S processing in Pro Tools by...
inserting multi-mono plug-ins between LR->MS and MS->LR plug-ins
Pro Tools does not include any M-S plug-ins so it can't be done
exporting the audio to a third-party standalone M-S application
M/S processing is a myth. It doesn't exist.
When EQ'ing, a smile curve is...
a broad midrange boost centered around 1kHz
a broad, gentle boost of the highs & lows
a great-sounding EQ guaranteed to make the listener smile
the application of both highpass & lowpass filters
An Offline Bounce...
renders the new file in real time while playing the audio
renders the new file silently in faster-then-real time
should be avoided
can only be done when disconnected from the internet
Character processors are typically plug-ins that...
special effect processors that are applied on top of standard processing
emulate the sound & response of analog hardware
are designed by famous engineers
remotely control an actual external hardware unit
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