mastering

  1. Roberto Djentz

    Is it me or does REAPER (DAW) sound muddy/congested/crammed/flat?

    I have been using reaper for about 2 years, chasing tones and mixing over and over. I can't seem to get it to sound crisp/clear without sounding harsh. But the biggest battle is not sounding congested and muddy. I have tried EQing, panning, stereo wideners, compression, etc etc. It just somehow...
  2. ChugThisBoy

    Dark Raven Project - "COMPLETION" New Album 2022

    Hello there! If the section is wrong, please feel free to move the thread or delete it :yesway: The only reason I'm sharing this is because of the amount of hours I spent on this forum already and how much I love it here 💗 This is my latest album called "Completion" and I've been working on...
  3. Christopher Har V

    Discrepancy on Measurement of LOUDNESS between PLUGIN METER and REAPER

    My instance of YouLean Loudness Meter on my Master Bus reads that I'm peaking @ -0.9dB. But I'm running Pro-L right before it, with the output set at -1.3dB. Nothing should be able to peak louder than that. Yet the final plugin in the chain, YouLean, is reading that my "true peak" is -0.9dB...
  4. Jobam-Martins

    I really need opinions about my tone - (Mixing and mastering my new album)

    Hey! How have You been? I hope You're fine! I started composing and producing my new album. I have many songs to compose as well but I started to create a template for my tones. Can You give me Your opinions on what should I work? This is the tone I got so far. I'm only using vst plugins...
  5. RobertVII

    Looking for feedback on my mix

    Hey everyone! I'm looking for some mixing feedback on a tune I'm working on. I'm thinking about making the rhythm guitars a bit darker but I wanted to gather some input from others on what I can do to improve the mix and also give my ears a break from listening. Would love any input...
  6. Jobam-Martins

    Thy art is murder - Reign of darkness - Mixing/mastering cover practice

    Hey! I started doing some death core covers to practice mixing and mastering. I choose to try this one because I think it has many cool effects in the original mixing. The most difficult part to create was the ambience of the intro, there are many details in there. I used vst plugins for the...
  7. Jobam-Martins

    Arch enemy - We will rise 7-string cover - Mixing/mastering practice

    Hey guys, how are You doing? I hope You're fine! I invited Mylena Mônaco (Sinaya) to do a collab cover. Our song of choice was "We will rise". This was a mixing and mastering practice for me as well. I didn't had much opportunities to practice with gutturals and screams in the past years ...
  8. A

    Any suggestions for metal songs, mastered at commercial quality, with strong mid frequencies?

    So the thing is I`m mastering my songs with references and it`s cool, I seem to get very close to them, but I don`t like it. Too much treble and overall hissing, not enough everything else. It actually made me looking at my favorite tracks from the new perspective and realize they are far from...
  9. A

    Huge stereo image on reference tracks in bass/sub-bass region, why?

    So recently I had a certain question about mastering and ended up getting a Metric plugin to analyze commercial tracks which sound I like, and I was a bit surprised to see stereo field on most of those is very wide in a bass region and especially becomes wide in the region between 0 and 20HZ. My...
  10. A

    Is it a good idea to use pink noise as a reference for "home mastering"?

    I`m not giving up a hope to learn making a decent mastering of my metal mixes some day. My room isn`t treated at all, no bass traps or so, only 5` yamaha studio monitors. Many say I need to use a reference track to calibrate ears which sounds reasonable enough but I can`t find a metal track that...
  11. Seybsnilksz

    Opeth - Blackwater Park (Cover) live release tomorrow!

    I've made an ambitious cover of the song Blackwater Park by Opeth together with some guys from Finland, and there will be a live premiere tomorrow (Friday April 24th) at 9PM GMT+2. I've aimed to be faithful to the original while having a bit of a more fat and modern sound. Especially guitars...
  12. JapsidoOdle

    Improvements for my mix

    Hey guys, I'm planning on finally releasing my first EP. Currently I am busy tracking and I mixed one song that displays the style of the EP pretty well. So far, I think the mix is decent but could get better.. however I can not put my finger on where to improve. If you have any suggestions -...
  13. music rehabhd

    Mastering Songs -6.6db LUFS & LUFS but 0.2db TP after Dither?

    I've been mixing and mastering songs for over 15yrs now and I've never ran into this. My limiter ceiling is set to -0.7db and my song is rms & lufs at -6.6db which is usually the target range I like for progressive deathcore. But when the Dither is engaged before I mix down it causes the...
  14. RobertVII

    Critique my mix please!

    Hi everyone! I recently did a cover of Carol of the Bells and I'm looking for some tips on improving my mixing. Some things, in particular, I'm kinda looking for is how to make a better lead tone or make it gel better in the mix. I'm not too confident in the one I have now. I hope you all have a...
  15. theo

    First mix with acoustic drums (doom/sludge-ish content)

    Been mixing a demo for a friends band, this is my first crack at a session with acoustic drums, it's been quite a learning curve from superior/EZD2. I'd love some feedback and constructive criticism! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sKHAGm0pl-LYLWZJ8BHBcXQfstRIwcEZ
  16. dmchannelitaly

    Mastering. Loudness War Vs. Streaming Platforms

    Is the loudness war over? Well, online it probably is. Check out this website http://www.loudnesspenalty.com/, provides info about how loud your master will be played on popular streaming platforms. There's also a good podcast about this website with the developer Ian Kerr from MeterPlugs...
  17. rezafelayati

    Architects - A Match Made In heaven (Cover / Mix / Master / GGD 2.0 test)

    After struggling for several weeks, I now know how to route my GetGood Drums to my DAW (Reaper) hahaha. I bought it like, 2 months ago and it's a pain in the ass to route it to Reaper. I know, I know, everyone's been buying GGD Modern & Massive pack, and here I am, super late to the GGD party...
  18. rezafelayati

    TesseracT - Nocturne (Mix and Master)

    Just bought Nolly's CreativeLive session several days ago and decided to apply some of his technique on stems I found on the internet (credit to Daybreak Studio for the stems)! This one's a pretty well known song from TesseracT and it's called "Nocturne" I use a combination of Fractal Axe-Fx...
  19. Space Cadet

    Help me nail this mix

    Heyo, need opinions and advice on this track, it’s a new song I just recorded with hopes of releasing it along with a few other as an ep. Don’t know how you would label it exactly but it’s death metal at its core. I am very happy with how it turned out, knowing how utterly horrible my mixes...
  20. schwiz

    New Rock Portfolio Mix - Having trouble with balancing

    I've been probably overthinking and over mixing this entire track, so I would like to get another set of ears on it. My issues with the balancing are probably due to having to automate a lot of the bus volumes as the takes for each section of guitar are not consistent volume-wise. I did my best...


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