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15.09.2003, 09:51 AM
Could you give me your favorite delay, reverb, and mastering tools to get a clear and wide final sound??
15.09.2003, 10:55 AM
if your talking software ,the waves boundles will do the trick
realy high class tools
15.09.2003, 11:38 AM
Waves Compressor`s and Rendering
BBE Sonic Maximizer
Hardware try a Aphex 204.
Waves Super Tap
GRM Tools 2 (Picotto style snare delays)
Waves Rverb/True Verb
Tc Native Reverb
16.09.2003, 12:06 AM
yep, i use waves too...i use the waves rcl compressor on most tracks...
then for the final mixdown and master i use wavelab for limiting and normalizing....
2 expensive bits of software, but i wouldnt do without them now...
16.09.2003, 08:12 AM
Ok, and when you use Waves reverbs, do you use them as send or insert effects ? and which amount of dry/wet ? Because my problem is that I don't manage to get clear and wide sound. When I put too much reverb, sound becomes wide but not clear, and when I put less sound keeps clear but isn't wide enough... :x . Perhaps wideness comes from compression?
16.09.2003, 08:25 AM
Wavelab has something like a stereo expander or something.... Compression would narrow you stereo effect.
It is also helpfull in your mixing to get a wide effect. Do some eq-ing and a little panning(especially with drums). Different sounds at different points of the spectrum helps.
17.09.2003, 12:35 AM
if i use waves reverb, ill use it a send effect..never putting too much on...
i agree with uden about the getting the stereo spread b 4 your mixdown stage..but having said that, i usually put a little bit of stereo expander on in wavelab.....
17.09.2003, 08:24 AM
One of Wave's most valuable mastering plug-ins is the L1-UltraMaximizer, used as a master effect right before the final gain stage. You can use this on all types of projects, it just makes sure the master fader is hot, but not clipping. Works really well.
Waves Rverb and TrueVerb are excellent sounding, but as someone else mentioned, you don't want to overdo it. A saturation rate of 10% or so is usually good.
And a nice, multi-band EQ is always necessary...there are tons of good ones both soft and hard; just find a good sounding one that you like.
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