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