Mastering (seems to be a popular topic!)
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:11
I've finished watching the excellent Matering in Cubase tutorial but I have a question I hope someone can help me with. I understand that each individual track should not clip before mastering, and that's how I've got mine set. I also understand that in the mastering, you set the correct plug-in to prevent the overall mix from clipping (to e.g. -0.3db) However, before mastering, the overall mix does clip on occassion even though the individual tracks don't. I guess that's because of a combination of all the audio. So my question is, should your final audio version (before mastering) not clip? If so, how is this best achieved when none of the individual tracks clip?