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Old 2013-05-14, 19:45
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Mastering Question

So what do I want to do first when mastering the track, use the ssl eq (strip channel) or do i first use the mclass eq's? Thanks.
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Old 2013-05-14, 19:47
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The first thing you do is use your ears.
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Old 2013-05-14, 19:54
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But Im deaf.
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Old 2013-05-14, 20:03
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But Im deaf.
In that case, don't even bother with mastering. Learn the SSL mixer properly, EQ to taste, use your HP/LP filters to tweak your sounds.

That would be my only advice. Good luck.
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Old 2013-05-14, 20:43
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Mix first. Dial down all the Gain pots by -4dB on the SSL, then play with the faders, split/parallel and pan, do the stuff ecopro mentioned and make room for each sound to sit in nicely.
Do this until you got a balanced mix at low volume.
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...Do this until you got a balanced mix at low volume.
Yes! If only more people were aware of this...
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Old 2013-05-14, 22:17
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ok thanks for the feedback
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Old 2013-05-14, 22:48
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So what do I want to do first when mastering the track, use the ssl eq (strip channel) or do i first use the mclass eq's? Thanks.
When you are eq-ing separate channels (doesen't matter which eq you use) it's still mixing and not mastering. That means you do that first. The better you get that, the less mastering (stuff you do to the sum) it needs.
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