[LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?

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To: LAU <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, May 8, 2009 - 4:07 pm

Hi everyone,

Although this is not strictly linux-audio related, I thought I
would ask here, as I am using linux tools, and I know there are
some really knowledgeable people here. So my question is, do you
have any recommendations about where I can look to learn how to
record, mix and master a standard 4 piece rock band?

So far, I have recorded some tracks using ardour (on my eeepc -
so only a max of 2 simultaneous line in), and fiddled around with
plugins on each of the instruments. This is what I have at the
moment (transferred to my desktop so processing power is not a
problem):

Drums (only 1 channel comprised of a mix of the snare mic and
bass drum mic): Multiband EQ (bass emphasis), C* Compressor,
Barry's Satan Maximizer, c* plate (very subtle reverb)

Bass: Dyson compressor, C*plate (very subtle reverb)

Guitar: Multiband EQ (treble emphasis), Barry's Satan Maximiser, Plate reverb

Vocals: Multiband EQ (treble emphasis), C* Compressor, Barry's
Satan Maximizer, c* plate

Then on master I have only a multiband EQ with the 50Hz gain set
to -70dB

This is probably a highly unusual setup, but I really have no
clue what I am doing, so I would appreciate some help - for
example does it make sense to use the C* compressor followed by
BSM? What effects are usually used on what instruments? What is a
good reverb (not plate verb) for linux? Is there somewhere I can
go to read more about this?

The second question is about mastering - I have fiddled with
Jamin, and can make everything louder and more compressed, but
what am I really aiming for here? Again is there somewhere I can
go to read more?

I would appreciate any thoughts people have about this.

All the best,

James
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[LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Fri May 8, 4:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Damon Chaplin, (Sat May 9, 10:34 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Joe Hartley, (Sat May 9, 4:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Mark Knecht, (Fri May 8, 6:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Raffaele Morelli, (Mon May 11, 7:04 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Fri May 8, 10:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Peder Hedlund, (Mon May 11, 5:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue May 12, 10:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Mon May 11, 7:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Mark Knecht, (Tue May 12, 2:36 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Tue May 12, 8:30 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Mark Knecht, (Tue May 12, 1:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Tue May 12, 8:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Mark Knecht, (Wed May 13, 8:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Ken Restivo, (Sat May 9, 4:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Sat May 9, 10:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Mark Knecht, (Sat May 9, 1:11 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Sat May 9, 3:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Mark Knecht, (Sat May 9, 7:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Sat May 9, 9:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Sun May 10, 8:38 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Justin Smith, (Sat May 9, 4:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Cameron, (Mon May 11, 1:46 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sat May 9, 5:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Joe Hartley, (Fri May 8, 7:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Mark Knecht, (Fri May 8, 7:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, Joe Hartley, (Fri May 8, 5:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?, James Stone, (Fri May 8, 10:01 pm)