Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support

Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac)

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-24-2008, 01:02 PM
cichy cichy is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hilo, HI
Posts: 8
Default Mixing & Mastering! Please Help!

Hey everyone,

I'm running an LE7 with Factory Bundle on my MacOSX. I'm slowly starting to close down my album; all the vocals are done and I'm preparing for Mix & Master. I left it for last, because I want the entire CD to have a specific feeling to it. I want vocals to sound a little harsh, metallic and "old school", as if played from an old Vinyl. Music genre is Rap, with a jazzy/soulful feeling to it - if it helps. My question is: what plugins would you recommend for when it comes to mastering? Perhaps some packages? I will definitely need some sort of filters, etc. Please help, as this is a pretty "expensive" matter, and there are a lot of plugins and plugin packs, and I can't see how they all work before I get them.

Any kind of tips would be very appreciated!
Thanks in advance,

Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 03:17 PM
The Dougfather The Dougfather is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 3,200
Default Re: Mixing & Mastering! Please Help!

If your new to mastering and find the whole thing a little daunting i would really recommend taking a look at Izotope Ozone 3. I had the cut down version with my ignition pack pro and just flicking through the restricted factory presets allows you to hear your mixes with loads of different mastering techniques. The GUI is nice and intuitive as well.

iMac i5 2.8GHz, Macbook Pro 2.4GHz, Pro Tools 10/11, MOTU 828mk2, Presonus Digimax FS, Presonus Firestudio Project, TC Konnekt 24D
iCON Photography
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 03:24 PM
Naagzh Naagzh is offline
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,175
Default Re: Mixing & Mastering! Please Help!

It sounds like you want a specific filter or effect on your vocals, leaving the rest of the mix untouched. This is best accomplished by directly effecting the vocal track during mixdown, not during mastering, which deals only with the 2-channel, stereo mix, and affects the entire song, not just individual elements of it.

Try Izotope Vinyl on your vocals. It's a free plug.
002R PT7.3.1
MacBook Pro 2.33
OS 10.4.8
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mixing and mastering Thegenni Tips & Tricks 13 04-25-2010 01:31 PM
mixing and mastering dopemoney 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 2 09-28-2007 11:38 AM
mixing and mastering on the m box? johnnymojo 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 2 09-23-2004 07:07 AM
mixing and mastering vx2kfilmer 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 2 07-30-2003 06:03 AM
Mixing / Mastering for TV???? pepperman Tips & Tricks 5 07-23-2003 06:24 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:18 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com