• GrimEpoch
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    Joined: Feb 14th, 2008
    Plugin order for mastering....
    One thing not mentioned in the Logic 401 class on Mastering Toolkit is why it is important to normally place any non-dynamic plugins, like EQs before the compressors. Like everything this is not a hard and fast rule, but when you put your EQ after a compressor, and make changes to the compressors settings, The loudness of any given frequencies, especially for an all band compressor, will change causally. This means if you tweaked out a particular frequency range, something else you changed, like a bass note on a synth, could be so loud it pumps another frequency down, and then, your filter was setup for it at a specific level, and now your material is not at that level anymore. I say this because mastering is SUCH a balancing act, that it is important to try and make as few dependencies as possible only because of the ripple effect of changing one thing and how many other things it affects. When you can minimize this with your work flow, ultimately, you make the transedental job of mastering at least a little easier.
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