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Old 06-28-2007, 05:55 AM
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Default Question on stereo tracksnormalizing versus compression etc.

I have just recorded my first mulitrack demo 8-10 tracks per song.

My questions are:
1. Can I bounce a stereo track to mono?
2 What is the best method for mastering a track with lots of variation in volume?

I want the volume to be consistent until time for a solo.

My other question is, when normalizing and compressing what is the typical db range to work in?

Also, How do I analyze a track to see where the volume range falls for each track?
Thanks. I'm not that great at finding new things in PT.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:18 AM
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Default Re: Question on stereo tracksnormalizing versus compression etc.

thats quite a bit to be unsure of. You might try reading through the reference guide to find new features and Google some terms (mixing, mastering, etc.). As far as your questions:
  • 1. Can I bounce a stereo track to mono?
    yes, just choose those settings. If you're trying to use it in the same session you might try bussing to a track and recording. It might be a little easier.

    2 What is the best method for mastering a track with lots of variation in volume?
    a mastering limiter would probably be the best. I wouldn't worry about normalizing, since the limiter will bring the track up louder than the normalization process.

    How do I analyze a track to see where the volume range falls for each track?
    you can hold apple and click the volume indicator below the fader in the mix window to show the loudest volume in a song.
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