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Old 12-20-2000, 05:40 PM
Marc Edwards Marc Edwards is offline
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Default Re: Another Mastering Question !

The avalons are sooooooo sweet. I really hate the sound of digital compression on any sound, not just over the whole mix. I can't understand how anyone could feel differently after hearing both. I think limiting is a totally diferent story.
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Old 12-21-2000, 01:29 AM
Eric Bazilian Eric Bazilian is offline
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Default Re: Another Mastering Question !

Yes, I must agree with the above regarding software vs. hardware compression on a Master in PT. I'm very liberal with the plugs on a channel-by-channel basis, but experience has time and again shown that on the Master bus there's nothing like hardware. My box of choice is the Daking, it has a similar character my the sweet old A & D Compex, but a less colored sound. Also pretty similar to the Neve. Kicks the #*$& out of SSL or Trident. 1178 is cool if you've got one and actually WANT that relentless Pump on your mix.

If you ARE stuck with software, however, go for either Compressor Bank or RenComp, IMHO. I have acutally ended up using mixes done this way, so it's all pretty subjective in the end.

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