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  • Ben
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    Joined: Nov 13th, 2008, 11:23
    401 Mastering - Some thoughts
    It's been long.. Shame on me. Just finished watching Logic 401 on Mastering. Well done Steve. I missed one thing though. I realize this tutorial was about Mastering and not composing in Logic, but what I was missing is an explanation on how to balance the separate tracks and not an already mixed result. I'll give you a practical example: I'm working on a cue at the moment. It has many different soft instruments. I'm clipping like a maniac (over 6db), but if I take the output level down to under 0db it sounds very weak and boosting the output is like watching a B movie about spiders so huge they eat humans. It sounds silly and unrealistic.. you start loosing details. So something tells me I need to work the individual tracks and balance those. What would be nice (for me at least) is showing us a project with and how you go about it with volume levels from the start so that you don't end up with an imbalanced project. I'm not sure whether I am clear. I guess what I'm asking for is a TNT month on mixing :) Or have you already done that? if so where? I loved 401 and learned much from it. You really can hear clearly enough the sound of distortion in the dithering chapter, even when you add pink noise, but I thought it was a good demonstration. Thank u, Ben ps. 139.89 BPM? How did that happen to your song?
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  • Ben
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    Joined: Nov 13th, 2008, 11:23
    Re: 401 Mastering - Some thoughts
    One other thing.. There was a brief mention that music for TV is mixed to sound pretty much mono. Could you possibly share some more tips on writing for TV?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: 401 Mastering - Some thoughts
    Hi Ben It sounds like you are really talking about the Mixing stage... That's when most people would balance levels, panning, reverb etc, maybe a bit of compression there too to provide the boost you refer to. Cheers Rounik
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  • Ben
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    Joined: Nov 13th, 2008, 11:23
    Re: 401 Mastering - Some thoughts
    I imagine it is. Just thought Steve might have some helpful guidelines how not to get in trouble and keep the project clean.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: 401 Mastering - Some thoughts
    Sure! I'm sure Steve H has some amazing tips and tricks for the mixing stage... Have you checked out the Logic 403 and 404 Mixing series tutorials. You may find them very interesting: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/logic403[/url] [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/prodElectro[/url] Cheers Rounik
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  • Ben
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    Joined: Nov 13th, 2008, 11:23
    Re: 401 Mastering - Some thoughts
    Thanks, I'll take a look!
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