scott717 wrote:So my question... can I simply lower the master buss volume by 6 dB or so to avoid the clipping while maintaining all of my automation moves? What I mean is, is that an acceptable way to create headroom and will it keep the overall dynamics the same?
scott717 wrote:Also, looking at the Control Room loudness meter, what average loudness should I shoot for in my final mix to go to the mastering engineer?
As discussed roughly every 3 months - yes it is if your whole signal path is 32 bit fp - Although someone will probably tell you something about gain staging.
scott717 wrote:Hopefully I won't drive the ME nuts and he will tolerate a newbie (and provide feedback?).
Jeff Hayat wrote:1) touch base with the ME before sending anything over. He/she will tell you what they prefer, in terms of level/headroom, compression, etc.
I wonder what kind (or lack thereof) of mastering engineer do you do business with that would be rude and wouldn't provide help in order to make the mix, and ultimately the master, the best it can be?
thinkingcap wrote:Jeff Hayat wrote:1) touch base with the ME before sending anything over. He/she will tell you what they prefer, in terms of level/headroom, compression, etc.
If a ME tells you, what he prefers in terms of compression, you should look for a new one...
your a newby ?????? with all this gear ?
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