HELP! Indie rock band needs to master their recording on PC.

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Member Since: Jan 26, 2003

We recorded with an Akai DPS 16 multi-tracker. We mixed down to DAT and then transfered to CDR. The sound is OK but it's not radio ready. We need that punchy, sweet, powerful, "produced" sound. Is it possible to get that sound with the help of a PC? What programs? We're purchasing an Echo Mia Card and Cooledit Pro 2.0. Are we on the right track? Thanks

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Since: Jan 30, 2011

Jan 30, 2011 03:05 am

Hey! Do you still need your tracks mastered? I'll do it for free!

Mastering Engineer
Since: Jan 09, 2011

Feb 07, 2011 07:14 am

Hi there, the issue you are going to have is not computer platform.

The probable issue will be accurate monitoring. if you cannot hear the problems (if there are any) what are you going to do?

If you want a slap a limiter on do so but this is far from mastering.

Good luck, hope you get a result.

SafeandSound Mastering

MASSIVE Mastering, LLC
Since: Aug 05, 2008

Feb 07, 2011 11:42 am

(I hope you guys realize this post is over eight years old...)
Since: Nov 11, 2007

Feb 07, 2011 03:36 pm

Sometimes the best way to advertise your mastering service isn't to advertise what you do but to notice something in the "details" like this...noticing details IS mastering expertise, hah!

@ Quickxkid: I still have those tracks I meant to send you last weekend. I'll try to get it done tonight...

Music is everything
Since: Apr 01, 2010

Feb 08, 2011 08:18 am

"(I hope you guys realize this post is over eight years old...)"


Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Feb 08, 2011 12:03 pm

We at HRC aren't exactly known for our timeliness ;)

Since: Jan 30, 2011

Feb 10, 2011 03:14 am

ya as soon as i posted it i realized.
i had only beed on this site for like 5 min, i kinda got carried away.

Mastering Engineer
Since: Jan 09, 2011

Feb 12, 2011 01:09 pm

What's important is what is in the reply, which may help others in the future. Trust me, I know about details.


SafeandSound Mastering

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