The Hara mode is quite transparent and more like an ordinary compressor, but K1 is more like an opto-compressor in that it helps everything gel together. Having no edits to make or any technical hitches certainly helped and, although some tracks were considerably different to others, the overall consistency of the production also made life easier. Using superior low distortion conducting metals, the finest dielectric materials, solid-core conductor technology and innovative design, AudioQuest analog and digital cables provide an ultra low-distortion connection path for the musical signal. I mix and match as I need to, but I tend to use the least amount of equipment possible. The Interval control sets the switching period.
Furthermore we have exchanged capacitor arrays in the filters by custom-made single capacitors and optimized the bandwidth per frequency range. These features were on the wish list of many mastering engineers. I don't use the program for processing, I just need a good editor that sounds clean and is fast to use. Our Mastering Engineers Multi-Grammy winning and nominated engineer, Erick Labson graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University, where he earned his B. Ray thought that, from a mastering point of view, the song was a good place to start, because, being one of the more full-on numbers, it was quite representative of the musical style. Because we can now compile the master on the computer, that isn't such a necessity. Its stepped knobs help you recall your exact settings between sessions.
Hard left is the shortest setting. This is important especially in mastering. All five bands can each be activated or deactivated and you got the possibility for every single band to separately switch between Constant Q and Proportional Q. These bands can be individually instantiated and separately switched between Constant and Proportional Q modes. Although each song is dealt with individually, the mastering engineer works on an album as a whole, and because of that certain compromises have to be made so that some tracks fit with the rest.
Back at home, the bass end of the mastered tracks sounded more solid and dominant, and in some instances this has had a slight negative impact on the presence of the vocals and guitars. To increase the interval, turn the knob clockwise. This high-value perk is our way of providing the ultimate in added value to enhance the unique personal touch our small, dedicated team contributes to each purchase. Finding the right processing for the first track certainly took longer than it did for any of the rest, partly because it provided a starting point for the other tracks, but also because it was necessary to do some experimentation to establish the limits of the material. This gives you the possibility to perform small corrections, as common in Mastering or higher amplitudes in Proportional-Q mode. By Tom Flint Last month we discussed how to prepare mixes so that they are ready for the mastering engineer.
In 2010, Sokol moved to Los Angeles as a temporary analog to digital archiving engineer at Universal Mastering Studios, and was soon brought on full-time as a mastering, production and tech engineer. During the mastering of another track called Dreaming By Gaslight, Ray commented that there was some bass flying around which needed to be dealt with in some way. Based in Montreal with U. In this instance, the origin of the sound was immaterial; it simply provided a level to which the bass on the new track could be made to match. Above that it becomes a trade-off between the stereo spread and quality of the bottom end.
All frequencies are set with 12-position switches. Mastering and coding pretty much finished by 6pm after a 10am start, including an hour for lunch and a couple of tea breaks — apparently this is good going for a 16-track album. I tried a brick-wall limiter first, but it was taking away too much of the track's energy, so instead I applied a bit of multi-band compression, which gave 3-4dB of lift. All frequency points have been carefully selected through years of experience and feedback from some of the most notable engineers around the world. If you don't like how a song's turned out you can go back and change it, and sometimes it's better to start fresh anyway. You can get the same result by using the sum and difference principle to cancel stuff out.
The importance of a well-mastered recording cannot be overstated. As you may recall from my 'Preparing Your Music For Mastering' article last month, we're following the mastering of an album recorded in a fairly typical home studio. Tom attended the session and consulted with Ray throughout the process. Furthermore we have exchanged capacitor arrays in the filters by custom-made single capacitors and optimized the bandwidth per frequency range. Please contact us for more samples of work done here and to schedule a consultation. Our uncompromising mastering standards have played a major role in our rich legacy and have earned us significant recognition status in the recording world.
Orders billed to PayPal, other digital wallets e. Each boost and cut frequency now got an individual optimized Q factor. Thanks to the detented potentiometers, a precise recall is very easy to realize. Nevertheless, you can also process a stereo signal with the link button, which allows you to manipulate both channels in tandem from the right channel. If you talk to an engineer they might be able to recommend a company they've used, but I suspect some agencies use more than one plant if they want a quick turnaround.