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FIXING MASTERING

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Dollarosa, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Dollarosa

    Dollarosa Member

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    Hey guys just got our stuff back from mastering, sounds real good, but it is just a tad little too bassy. Now we have already asked for a new version of songs once before and we said we were happy with these masters, but after listening thru other speakers I have found the problem of it being too bassy. Now we have already spent alot of money getting it done, and I have had some stuff mastered before from the same place, which by the way is a great mastering house. Should I remove the bass myself, or would everyone recommend me just leave it how it is?

    Thanks Guys
     
  2. punkrockacademyfightsong

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    If you want to work with the mastering house more often I'd be honest with them and ask for a new version. That way you won't be altering someones work that he is being credited for and soundwise it should be better to EQ before limiting.
    If you're gonna do it yourself you'll be EQing after limiting and even if you're only cutting bass you'll still get the mix clipping so you'll either have to drop some dB's or do more limiting to it (after dropping the dB's to prevent clipping) which also won't make it sound better.
     
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    Hey man

    Your Mastering Engineer should fix that.

    The files he has given you are ready to go and further processing will be degrading and risky (peaking, cd errors amongst other things).

    Your ME should have the settings for the mastering written somewhere. I never charge for this kind of issues, unless the client was totally "sure" that it was fine and then changed mind a couple of weeks later.

    Ask him!

    Let me know how it goes.

    Gomez
     
  4. Dollarosa

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    Thanks guys

    I will write to him and see what he says, it has been only one day since he uploaded those files so all is good.
     
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    Have them re-master it. Just explain that initially it sounded fine, but after listening many times it's just not right. If they stand by their work they'll fix it.
     
  6. fabz

    fabz www.respawn-inc.com

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    Just give it to Art!

    He mastered our last EP! He's Ace! :worship:
     
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    Thank you.....I'm a hit with you Germans. Americans...not so much. My wife says that I'm the David Hasselhoff of mastering. :puke:
     
  8. Torniojaws

    Torniojaws They call me Juha

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    You're surrounded by silicone-breasted women in red swimsuits around your talking car? :worship:
     
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    Nah...I master in red swim trunks. :kickass:
     
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    26 Muzak by request

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    be careful with alcohol :heh:
     
  11. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder The Truth Is Out There

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    Why don't you sit with them as they work?
    Always helps.
     

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