Posted on Sep 26, 2007 10:55 am
Member Since: Jul 11, 2007
i found a good article on mastering with waves plugins.
i used that tut a short track and it came out good.
Now all i need help with is mixing. Im alright at mixing, my finished products always sound good, but i only know how to mix with cool edit's effects. I have waves, so i want to mix with these. Does anyone have a link to a waves mixing tut?
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Sep 26, 2007 11:16 am How did you use them before if not while mixing, that you were happy with the results?
The effects operate the same regardless of the type of app or stage of the game you are in...
Sep 27, 2007 05:11 am yeah, you should be able to insert the Waves plugin's inside of Cool Edit, if not, then shame on Sony!
Sep 27, 2007 08:18 am My waves are directx, so they are in cool edit. The only time i use waves is when mastering. During mixing, i just use cool edit's little dynamics processing, and a light reverb. Im not sure which waves' to use during mixing. Ive even bought "mixing and mastering with waves" and i used their techniques on one of my own joints, and it was totally whack. Im not trying to start another big waves topic like the one before, just wanted to see if anyone knew a good tut. Most of the tutorials i try turn out to be garbage, but the one on geocities for mastering works pretty good.
I think you misunderstood me. My waves are in cool edit, im just not sure how to use them while mixing, so im forced to use my old technique with the included cool edit effects. Its just a bummer because mastering with waves makes it way better, and i think of how good it would sound with mixing and mastering with waves.
You might think, what the hell does it matter about the sound quality, if it sounds alright, focus on making music. Thats probably right, but me and my competition dont only compete on lyrics, we comp each other on the quality.
Sep 27, 2007 08:34 am Oh, OK, well, your question isn't really about effects then, it's about mixing...
Mostly what I use during mixing is parametric EQ's to notch out frequencies to allow space for other instruments as discussed in this article www.homerecordingconnecti...tory&id=154
From there it's a matter of what you need, if you need reverb, use reverb, if you need compression, use compression.
Nobody can really tell you what to use, it varies from song to song and what YOU want out of the mix.
Sep 27, 2007 04:06 pm Referring to yor last sentence Db, ive heard that everywhere. I understand that, but im not looking for any particular sound, just normal sound quality ya know, something i could take to an indie. Thanks for the help anyway ya'll.
Sep 28, 2007 05:51 am well, i'd say step back (detach yourself from the project) and ask yourself, "what's missing" from your mix....this is EASIER SAID THAN DONE....if you're bobbin' your head and rockin' out to the song when you listen, then you're not dooing it.
objectivity is key, what's the difference in sound quality between your project and a similar 'pro' track?
which leads me to A/B'ing your mix to finished songs, you'll hear a difference, and that can lead you to fixing your own mix.
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