Vibrant Audio wrote:A good limiter with metering is helpful
Compressors and limiters have no effect on clipping. Clipping is due to the level of the signal at source. By the sound of it, all of your channels are at too high a level. Drop them all by 50%, this will give you the headroom you need. The db level of MC's output is irrelevant, as long as you make sure that it is not clipping. After rendering you can import the render into MC and normalise it.msnickybee wrote:Hi
Even with the "hold" on the meters, and maximised to full screen, and effective use of compressors/limiters... I think I need a better way of ensuring no clipping ("overs") in my individual track mixes, and then master bus when Mastering.
Would some kind of RMS / level meter on the master bus be the thing? Something that scans or monitors the entire track as it plays through? It's not that I'm fighting the "loudness wars", but something close to -1dB is my goal, and that's HARD with the existing Mixcraft (much as I love it!) metering.
BTW am using Mixcraft Pro6.
Yes, fine. Smash the living crap out of it if you wish, just make sure that the output of your limiter is under 0db - say -2db for example. Then you can render it to wav, and normalise the render to 0db.msnickybee wrote:...
Now...I could just finish this mix, then render and re import to master it as you say...
But the temptation in Mixcraft is there to use izotope and bus compression and a limiter to finish it... And ensure loudness without clipping. ...
msnickybee wrote:I tested the rough mix before bus compression with "Span" metering and it reported all well within. After the bus compression and limiting I achieved -0.5dB, which is a configurable parameter in the MX6 Multi band Compressor.
What do you think?
aj113 wrote:Yes, fine. Smash the living crap out of it if you wish
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