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Old 07-05-2003, 04:32 PM
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Default Tips on Mastering Hip-hop

Just wanted to get some tips on Mastering hip-hop in PT. I've been using Analoge channel tape, Waves masters MB EQ, Waves Masters MB Compressor, L2, Power Dither. What are you guys using and how are you ising it? Just curious to try some things going into new projects.

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Old 07-06-2003, 07:49 AM
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Default Re: Tips on Mastering Hip-hop

I've been using outboard to do that, an STC-8, Massive Passive, and a Vari-Mu.

I used to use plugins until one day I tried outboard and suddenly my mixes sounded better than before!

I'm curious as to how others are accomplishing mastering in a "all PT" environment...
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:53 PM
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I love the Waves stuff!
I can get my levels where I want them 0.3 to 0.0
I'm able to get my drums and sub basses nice fat and tight with out them breaking up.
Hi end has to be clean and silky not harsh and brittle.
Stereo image not too wide but with good depth.
I've tried hardware (no name bashing) but I didn't like the sound I got.
I always cheat by having some source CDs around to compare my mixes and final masters to like
Darkchild, Teddy R, Timbaland, Babyface and Jam & Lewis are the ones I like the most. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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Old 07-08-2003, 01:26 AM
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Have you used Rbass, or MaxBass????
to thicken it up?
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Old 07-09-2003, 05:08 AM
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What Waves plugs George? What is your plug-in chain? Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:45 AM
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Use a finalizer or something else lame. The sound quality doen't matter in this genre.
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:30 PM
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sound quality counts in every genre, heres a great tip on mastering hiphop make sure it ends up on 1/2 tape as a final mastered product. Just make sure you have a solid mix first before you ask for to much during the mastering stage.
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:14 PM
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>What Waves plugs George? What is your plug-in chain? Thanks.

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I really don't have any set chains what ever the song needs
I have the Platinum Bundle
For Matering L1, L2, LinMB, Ren Eq, RComp, LinEq and PS22 [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 07-10-2003, 09:20 PM
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Thanks George...

Man, whoever said sound quality doesn't mater in hip-hop....hmmmm. I'll tell you though if you've listened lately to some of Rocafella's projects namely Baenie Seigel freeway, Diplomats....engineering I feel could be much better. Goes to show that it won't effect sales though. Most people I know are cramming 96kps MP3's into some wrist-watch size MP3 player anyway lol. I don't care though I want my stuff to sound clean...even if it feels dirty [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:33 PM
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>Have you used Rbass, or MaxBass????
to thicken it up?

I prefer RBass, I do use MaxxBass but to me I can get a good low end without becoming boomy.
I use to thicken up live kicks or to round out the low end of electronic drums.

I use RenEq or RBass and roll the freq to dial-in sub and synth basses

BTW if you are using a sampled or acoustic guitar try RChannel or Sony's Inflator it can bring out the details like string, pick and fret noise.

I can't stress it enough have some source CDs on hand. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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