Just a quick note about mastering in relationship to this thread. Mastering is really that last creative step in the recording process. It is not really an effect, but a part of the process. Sometimes mastering involves doing nothing, other times it involves compression, limiting, EQ and on rare occasions a few other things.
These days it is very common to use some sort of extreme limiting to get the final levels louder (L1, L2, Finalizers, etc), but many times a sense of presence or bigness comes from judicious EQ; and often more cutting than boosting.
If you are going to be using extreme limiting be cautious. At first it can be a little exciting but if overused can sometimes hurt some of the natural dynamics and change of texture that makes so much looping music interesting.
Ronan Chris Murphy
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On Apr 8, 2007, at 1:36 PM, rune fagereng wrote: