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Re: mastering plug ins

There was music before computers? :)
Really I am thinking that I need to work on improving the audio I am 
into my DAW. Unless I can find a turd polishing plugin :)
If I have a boomy sound why not fix it before recording etc and so on. I 
still trying to grasp audio mastering but I get so confused...slowly I go.

thanks for all the fish,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Sottilaro" <zerocrossing@gmail.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: mastering plug ins

> You know, you can spend a lot of time and energy on the mastering
> project, but I swear some of the best armature mixes I've heard came
> from a guitarist I used to play with.  All he did was run his master
> buss though a light compressor, graphic EQ and a DBX exciter. (all
> hardware, this was pre-computer daw).  One day I caught him in the
> process and what he did was first run a song with a similar feel
> though the setup and look at the display on the graphic EQ while in
> bypass.  He then ran his program though it and tried to use the eq to
> get the same look in the audio spectrum.  Hilarious.  He admitted he
> just used this method as a starting point, but the real truth is, in
> the end he probably really good at listening.  I suspect the spectrum
> display was probably more of a placebo than anything else.  He was
> only doing 4 track cassette recordings, but his always sounded great.