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Member Since: Dec 12, 2004

i have a lot's of plugins for cubase sx but wich is the right order in the master session?
or in wavelab?
what kind of plugins should i use?
i heard that 3 or 4 plugins ar enough..
i have all the steinberg plugins + wave plugins+ akai plugin + a lot of difrend plugins

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Since: Feb 18, 2004

Apr 19, 2005 05:50 am

If you have so many plugins and do not know which one to use, my suggestion would be to use no plugins and leave it unmastered ;)

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 19, 2005 07:20 am

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Apr 19, 2005 11:41 am

ozone is good
also waves have REALLY nice pluggs.
both are pretty expensive. i'd only get into mastering stuff, if you're distributing your work for money...or just if you're curious about the black art that it is.

good compressors, limiters, sirgical eq's, and a damn good ear/monitoring system/envrironment. will get the job done.

Har-bal is AWSOME for a fraction of the price, and if you want an "all in one for cheap" solution...i highly recomend it. i can't wait to use it for the EP i'm workin' on now.


Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Since: Jun 24, 2004

Apr 19, 2005 01:45 pm

I can't afford Har-Bal yet. :(

I do love the Voxengo stuff. Their Old School Reverb has a "Mix polishing" preset that's wonderful.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 19, 2005 06:34 pm

I think he is talking about what order to put them in in the master section of Wavelab.

If that is correct, exactly what are you doing with the pluggins? Are you doing a final mastered mix for CD?

Since: Aug 17, 2004

Apr 20, 2005 01:26 am

This is my defualt order in wavelab.

1.Full band Compression (V. low ratio(eg. 1.2), 10 ms attack, auto release and adjust the gain threshhold till i get about 4-5 dB of reduction)

2.Multi Band compression (have no idea how this works, just make random guesses till it sounds good)

3. EQ (small dip in the 125 hz to 300 hz region, and increase in bass freq, and high)

4. Exciter(Applied in moderation)

5. Stero Widener

6. Limiter

Thats my defualt set up, it changes a lot though.

Since: Feb 18, 2004

Apr 20, 2005 03:49 am

Mine mastering line is:
spectra analyser and meters
spectra analyser and meters
parallel compression
spectra analyser and meters
stereo widener
spectra analyser and meters
spectra analyser and meters

Sometimes I use deesser (as a limiter for treble) and maxBass exciter, but if I find that I need them, I usually go back to the mix

Since: Dec 12, 2004

Apr 20, 2005 06:41 am

i have a band ,and i like to master some songs for a cd.
that's right i am interested in wich is the right order in wave lab or whatever...

Since: Apr 24, 2005

May 01, 2005 07:35 pm

I think it all depend on what you looking for,volume,width,depth etc.I think your mix must be as tight as possible first,so you do not have to EQ the master that much,If Eq be carefull,it best to reduce on Eq than increase,Ultramaximizer is great,C1 compresser,noise gate and the L1 is a blesing for Volume and width.In wavelab used the mono button to check you mix,but do not forget to take it out before you render files

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