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Old 10-29-2010, 12:46 PM
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Default Master Bus Compressor fro TV series opinion?

I am mixing a tv series and I would like recommendations on the best compressor for the DX bus. I was originally requested to mix in 5.1 at theatrical level, but now the series is sold for TV broadcast and then release on DVD. Because of the tv deal, I have to now limit to -12dbfs which means full re-leveling (actual re-mixing), inserting a limiter, but most importantly get the best compressor for the DX bus.

I am using Equity EQ, Cedar, Waves surround (com and limit), can anyone recommend a top quality compressor specifically well suited for DX bus?

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Old 10-29-2010, 12:57 PM
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I am mixing a tv series and I would like recommendations on the best compressor for the DX bus. I was originally requested to mix in 5.1 at theatrical level, but now the series is sold for TV broadcast and then release on DVD. Because of the tv deal, I have to now limit to -12dbfs which means full re-leveling (actual re-mixing), inserting a limiter, but most importantly get the best compressor for the DX bus.

I am using Equity EQ, Cedar, Waves surround (com and limit), can anyone recommend a top quality compressor specifically well suited for DX bus?

Thanks,
I switch it up between PT Compressor/Limiter Dyn 3 for transparency and PSP VintageWarmer2 for nice colour. Depends on what I'm going for and works for me.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:41 PM
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Compressorbank.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:26 PM
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Currently using McDSP ML4000 for limiting and multi-band if needed. The metering for gain-reduction isn't all that informative, just use your ears.


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Old 10-29-2010, 06:04 PM
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Sonalksys for transparent. Waves RComp.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:42 PM
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You also may want to check out this thread on gearslutz.com:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/post-...-dx-chain.html
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:47 AM
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Rcomp.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:04 AM
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Waves RComp for me too!
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:11 AM
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McDSP Ghannel G (or Massey CT4 now that I think of it)

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Old 11-01-2010, 01:32 AM
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IMHO, DX stem is not really a problem on TV mixdown translation. You can just slap a limiter (I use Massey L2007, peaking @-8) and move on.

SFX stem is a bit intricate. Most of the time I do increase the level for atmos (amb) stems a bit. But need to multiband (I use Master X3, again peaking @-8) on the hard FX stem.

Music is where the hardwork goes, you really need to remix the level to get it smooth. Again I use Massey L2007, peaking @-8 just to safe guard the stem.

At the end, I have Waves L2 brickwaling the master mix bus @ -10 (our standard TV & VCD deliveries spec).

BTW: I mix the dialog to register around -30 to -20 on the cinema mix.
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