How to not make it

Discussion in 'Mixing and Mastering' started by tulamide, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. tulamide

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    Since this is the "Mixing and Mastering" subforum, I thought I could post an example of how not to mix and master. They say a picture tells a thousand words. I'm sure this song production does as well.

     
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  3. superliquidsunshine

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    This is how to stop listening it after 30 seconds or less.
     
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  4. EddieXx

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    totally killed, and not even loud. that is true failure. .:snuffy:

    had that experience in one release i did once... busted frequencies and STILL low volume....:rofl:
     
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    strangely exhausting just listening to this..
     
  6. RedThresh

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    How can it end up THAT much clipped with still half the volume of a pro sounding track? :rofl:
     
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    i don't hear it.
     
  8. superliquidsunshine

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    The person recorded the individual tracks WAY too hot and they clipped before they even got to the mixing chores. When I first began hard disk recordings I did the same because of being used to running hot to tape (it only lasted all of one song). Even the converters of my Alesis Adat machines seemed more forgiving than the horrid źzzzzzzyt that ruins my day on signals over 0dB today.
     
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    Maybe one day digital clipping will be culturally accepted, will be considered a color in the art of mixing. Like in the past analog saturation was
    Who knows..
     
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  10. EddieXx

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    sure, as long as it is done and meant as part of your artistic touch.:yes:
    i dont have anything against it if its done consciously.

    i dont like the sound of cold clipping though but art/taste, not everybody has to like your version of it.
     
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    My tube preamps helped me as far as digital clipping goes. Only time I clipped in a noticeable way was with a snare track. Nasty crack sound when the drummer wailed on the snare for a couple of hits. Luckily I just triggered the snare, and the clip was magically gone.
     
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    I made it all the way to 0:45 but I had to stop there because my ears were bleeding. Probably a good thing that I was wearing headphones at the time. They prevented unwanted leakage into my hoodie, yo.
     
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    Did you say something, Bilbo? I've got my earplugs in.
     
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    *Stops the "music" and turns the master volume knob up again*
     
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    Bass is too loud and too strong in the lowest frequencies. Mids and highs, dynamics and transients are nowhere to be seen. Sad, yes. :sad:

    If you put it through a 12 or 18dB HPF at around 30-50Hz it would sound immediately better, I think, but you can't get the dynamics back. It's as flat as a pancake and too distorted, too.
     
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