I just finished watching Steve's "Logic's Mastering Toolkit" and was really excited until I started to master one of my songs. I'm working on instrumentals right now and the entire song is with Logic's software syths.
I'm stuck on the correlation meter. It is always in the blue section but I wanted to get it as close to +1 as possible. I also thought it was b/c I panned some of the instruments. So, I imported Jon Hopkins' "Wire" to see if the correlation meter was at +1. Of course, it was.
Anyway, the only way I can get the correlation meter to +1 is using the Direction Meter with a spread of 0.3. Does this solve my issue or will it create more down the line??
Also, I've placed the Multimeter, Gain and Multimeter plugins on my L/R Output in my Project([i]before bouncing[/i]) and get the correlation meter to +1. I solo the bass and it's perfect +1 (no panning). I solo the piano and it's in the red. Should I add the Multimeter to every track to solve the issue at the track level?
The more I learn. The more I'm confused and frustrated.
Thanks for any help.