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mastering - was: re10 new pieces

A good mastering studio will be able to manipulate the EQ of the "extreme
sides" separately from the "inner-center" area of a stereo mix and I think
effectively getting you similar stereo-widening results.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Per Boysen" <per@boysen.se>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: 10 new pieces posted

> On Jul 25, 2005, at 14:21, Ben wrote:
> > I like the compo but.. what a sound Per! I'm sure the DVD will be
> > astounding!
> >
> > Ben.
> Thanks. One "trick" I used, that made the sound clearer and gave a
> better stereo definition, was the classic  mastering with phase/
> stereo inversion. It may be off topic for this list, but here's a
> short description:
> 1. Make three clones of the stereo mix file (or three mixer busses if
> you want to work directly with streaming audio).
> 2. Phase invert clone one, stereo swap clone tweo and send them to be
> summed on a bus. If you listen only to that bus now you should hear
> some crappy sounding audio with a "hole in the center" stereo.
> 3. Make clone three mono and send it to a second bus.
> 4. When listening only to these two busses, blend them and "repair"
> the whole in the center with the mono bus. Also try different
> compression and filtering of the two busses. Mess around with levels,
> compression and filtering until the sum of the two busses (the master
> output) sounds right.
> I was truly amazed on how much there is to achieve from this
> mastering method, speaking about "appeared sound quality" Mixes
> mastered in this way can achieve a wide stereo spread while still
> play back with the correct levels on a mono system. You should check
> mono compatibility all through the mastering process.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.looproom.com (international)
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
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