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by msnickybee
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixing and 24bit mastering?
Replies: 16
Views: 5988

Re: Mixing and 24bit mastering?

Thank you! I'm getting an overall better, smoother sound and waveform now. The multiband compressor was boosting then crushing the peaks...well, that's what it looked like to me anyway. I'm using a Focusrite "Midnight" Compressor for mastering now, it seems really lovely...and whilst it costs, you g...
by msnickybee
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

Re: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering

Vibrant Audio wrote:FYI, here's what the Suzanne Vega tune looks like:
Luka.png
*hangs head in shame and general amateurishness*
by msnickybee
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixing and 24bit mastering?
Replies: 16
Views: 5988

Re: Mixing and 24bit mastering?

carllackey wrote:i own record stores
Record stores are cool. There aren't enough! (here in the UK). And you're probably not in the UK :-(
by msnickybee
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixing and 24bit mastering?
Replies: 16
Views: 5988

Re: Mixing and 24bit mastering?

Hi Mark!! And you're right! I wittered on from the original question!
(I do that a lot I'm told!)

What you say makes sense...just wanted to check n that :-)

Thanks again, really helpful of you :-) :-) :-)
by msnickybee
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Comping
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Comping

Am I right in thinking Mixcraft (Pro6) doesn't have any specific 'Comping' tools? I collate lanes/takes (lovely new feature!) using split/cut onto a spare track. Any other way? And is there a way to boost a vocal track so I can see the waveform better? Other than making the track width screen height...
by msnickybee
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

Re: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering

I forgot to mention that I actually made it sound awful!! lol There's obviously no distortion etc now, and it's clean, but the compressor thingy, izotope etc is now giving a different sound.... I guess it would, now that it has a weaker signal, maybe... So. I got a good mix. Just needs a minor polis...
by msnickybee
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

Re: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering

I just want to say a huge, massive THANK YOU to aj113 & mbliss and all you guys!!!!! I went back to the drawing board... and did the best mix I could. Again. I'd got too locked into "mixing into the master bus compressor". Because I read it somewhere! Crazy!! There's no separating mixing, getting th...
by msnickybee
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixing and 24bit mastering?
Replies: 16
Views: 5988

Re: Mixing and 24bit mastering?

It's really not a huge deal...just read the tweakheadz article I referenced above (and other articles like this one ). And make up your mind from there. Those are good articles :-) :-) I'm a girl geek who actually buys CDs. And also listens to the odd vinyl record. And plays most of my music as FLA...
by msnickybee
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

Re: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering

Yes, fine. Smash the living crap out of it if you wish You guys are ace! Thanks for the advice :-) ...and maybe for my genre, I shouldn't be compressing/limiting in this way... [Closest similar songs (I wish!) are Luka - Suzanne Vega, Another Day - Paul McCartney] Looks like I did "smash" i?. The a...
by msnickybee
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixing and 24bit mastering?
Replies: 16
Views: 5988

Re: Mixing and 24bit mastering?

Well... I *am* still thinking about 24bit mixing for that reason... Lots of tracks...

But, my preamps are noisy, and I have to record quiet, so when boosting afterwards maybe 24bit would have helped. Still not sure...
by msnickybee
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

Re: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering

Hmmm. That's interesting! Well, maybe I *am* getting it all wrong :-( This is what I'm doing:- Record guitars typically -18dB Individual track compression/effects so approx -6dB each track Rough mix summing approx between -9dB to -4dB, ensuring dynamics Now...I could just finish this mix, then rende...
by msnickybee
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixing and 24bit mastering?
Replies: 16
Views: 5988

Mixing and 24bit mastering?

My usb interface essentially means I record 96k/16bit, but I could technically mix and track virtual instruments in 24bit... I could also produce an initial 24bit master I suppose. Is it worth it? I definitely noticed virtual instrument sound improvements and my acoustic guitar when switching to 96k...
by msnickybee
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

Re: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering

Oooh yes! Will try "Span"...(looks good!) Soniformer isn't free from what I can see.
Think I tried their (average) EQ once.

Thanks so much!!!
by msnickybee
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

Re: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering

A good limiter with metering is helpful Thanks so much! I've been using "BLOCKFISH" (classic stuff, and has a compressor in series/limiter mode where it chains 2 compressors) for a long time, and also the newer Focusrite "Midnight" compressor. Both with great results. True standalone limiters are a...
by msnickybee
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

Re: Clipping/Overs - master bus metering

Do I need a freeware/simpler version of this 'Digital Peak Meter Pro' from Blue Cat?
http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Pr ... kMeterPro/
:-)