How to control loudness when mastering in Logic – MusicTech

How to control loudness when mastering in Logic – MusicTech:

Loudness control is an essential part of the mastering process, but it can also be a handy ‘quick fix’ means of ensuring your rough mixes stand up to commercial recordings…

By Mark Cousins

Automation in the Audio Mastering World: Leveling up Your Ozone 8 Skills with Tasteful Automation

Automation in the Audio Mastering World: Leveling up Your Ozone 8 Skills with Tasteful Automation:

Automation isn’t just for mixing engineers. Neither is automation strictly limited to volume rides. Whether you’re working in the analog or digital world—or relying on a hybrid audio mastering setup—there are a handful of circumstances where time-based adjustments on your mastering chain can help you achieve your desired results. Let’s look into a few practical examples of automation being used in recent mastering sessions.

Add Reference Plugins Into Your Workflow | pureMix.net

Add Reference Plugins Into Your Workflow | pureMix.net:

Referencing is a critical part of mixing. It allows you to compare your song against well-mixed music in a similar style. In addition to giving you a reality check and ideas for treating various mix elements, it helps mitigate the acoustical issues often found in untreated studios, by providing you with a baseline to compare your mix with. There’s a lot to discuss about this subject, and Fab Dupont covers it thoroughly in the pureMix video, “How to Listen-Reference Mixes.” The full video is available to pureMix Pro Members, but in this free excerpt, Fab talks about using plug-ins that are specifically designed to help you reference more effectively.

4 Popular Mixing Reference Tracks, and Why They Work

4 Popular Mixing Reference Tracks, and Why They Work:

We all have favorite music; songs that move us emotionally, melodies that get stuck in our heads, songs that make us want to dance. When you mix music for a living like I do, you listen for something different. Not that music doesn’t make me want to dance, but I like to listen to certain tracks before mixing as a sort of calibration process for my ears

5 Creative Uses of iZotope RX in Audio Mastering

5 Creative Uses of iZotope RX in Audio Mastering:

Here are five examples of recent mastering sessions where iZotope RX took on a more creative audio mastering role. Featured in this article is GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer Glenn Schick (Future, Ludacris, The Weeknd) and iZotope’s very own Education Director Jonathan Wyner (David Bowie, Howie Day) to also share some key insights on how they’ve used RX in their mastering workflow.

Why Do My Mixes Sound Bad? 8 Tips to Douse the Flames

Why Do My Mixes Sound Bad? 8 Tips to Douse the Flames:

First, make sure something isn’t actually amiss with your gear. Many are the times where it hasn’t actually been my ears. With a panoply of hardware pieces and software abounding, it’s easy to see where something might mangle the proceedings in the chain.

Let me hear…route the audio through T-Racks One, Sonarworks, Ozone 8, and out through Sonarworks. Where did all that sub-50 information come from 😉

Are You Listening? Episode 6: EQ in Mastering

Are You Listening? Episode 6: EQ in Mastering:

In Episode 6, learn how EQ in mastering can help correct and restore the clarity and intelligibility of a track, why you should prep before applying EQ, why filter shapes matter, and how to make thoughtful subtractive and additive EQ decisions. Practice your skills at home by downloading a free trial of Ozone, iZotope’s mastering software!

5 Ways Inter-plugin Communication Streamlines Audio Mixing

5 Ways Inter-plugin Communication Streamlines Audio Mixing:

Inter-plugin communication is a technology developed here at iZotope that allows our plug-ins to interact and share invaluable information with one another across a session, helping you produce, mix, and master with better results.

Not only does iZotope make these excellent tools, they provide a large library of documentation and practical guides to the mixing and mastering processes.

Are You Listening? Episodes 4 and 5: Limiting in Mastering

Are You Listening? Episodes 4 and 5: Limiting in Mastering:

Episode 5, part 2 of “Limiting in Mastering,” explores the role of limiting in mastering with concrete examples to help guide you through the process of setting up, implementing, and adjusting limiters in your next project.

15 Mastering Engineers Talk about Genre, Part 2: Processing Techniques

15 Mastering Engineers Talk about Genre, Part 2: Processing Techniques:

In this three-part blog series about the role of genre in mastering, we’re exploring the question, “How much does genre determine what happens in mastering?” In Part 1 we explored deliverables and level in general. In Part 2, we get a view of whether the aesthetics of each genre can be correlated with the use of processing techniques.

Genre in Mastering with 15 Professional Mastering Engineers, Part 1

Genre in Mastering with 15 Professional Mastering Engineers, Part 1:

In this three-part blog series about the role of genre in mastering, we’re exploring the question, “How much does genre determine what happens in mastering?” In Part 1, we start by looking at deliverables and level in general. Read Part 2, Processing Techniques and Part 3, Workflows.

Are You Listening? Ep. 1 | Audio Mastering Basics – YouTube

Are You Listening? Ep. 1 | Audio Mastering Basics – YouTube:

What is mastering? Can you mix and master at the same time? These are a few of the questions professional mastering engineer and iZotope Director of Education Jonathan Wyner covers in Episode 1 of “Are You Listening?”

Note: The audio examples you hear have been altered from their original recordings to bring attention to the core concepts highlighted in the ‘Are You Listening?’ Series.

I am up to episode 3 of this series. A nice, gentle introduction to mastering.

Friday Tips—Studio One Meets Vinyl – PreSonus Blog

Friday Tips—Studio One Meets Vinyl – PreSonus BlogPreSonus Blog:

SO THAT’S WHY VINYL SOUNDS BETTER!!
Yes. Properly mastered vinyl releases didn’t have harsh high frequencies, they had dynamic range because you couldn’t limit the crap out of them without having them sound distorted, and the bass coalesced around the stereo image’s center, where it belongs. In fact, if you master with vinyl in mind, you just might find that those masters make CDs sound a whole lot better as well!

Handy tips on creating sound for vinyl.

Maximizer – Ozone 8 Documentation

Maximizer – Ozone 8 Documentation:

Overview
Ozone’s acclaimed IRC (Intelligent Release Control) technology lets you boost the overall level of your mixes without sacrificing dynamics and clarity. The Maximizer applies to the entire bandwidth of the mix; it is not a multiband effect.

Very clean and nice. Can warm it up with the different IRC settings.