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Old 05-31-2011, 02:48 PM   #793
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Originally Posted by Convectuoso View Post
I'm sorry Mo', but you need to stop reading books and start mixing more. Not only should most creative decisions be done at the mixing stage for artistic reasons, it's also easier and you have more control of what you actually put on into the reverb auxiliary.
Check. Note to self: Convectuoso knows more about the mastering process than Bob Katz. Therefore, there cannot possibly be any legitimate use of reverb during mastering, because Convectuoso says so.


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I mean, have you actually tried to put reverb on a kick drum? 9/10 it sounds like dog shit and you take it off immediately.
I have (granted, it was during the mixing process). For most styles of rock, I'm inclined to agree with you. But it's very much a stylistic thing.

I've done a bit of work in gypsy jazz and Americana/bluegrass where the kick had a bit of reverb and it was completely appropriate. I also did a live outdoor recording of big band swing where the whole mix got treated with reverb: not only appropriate, but in my opinion necessary on that one.


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Just because Ozone has a reverb in it, shouldn't think you need a global reverb to master.
I don't recall mentioning Ozone; or saying that reverb was a necessary part of the mastering process. Only that there were scenarios where it could be used. Don't confuse my posts with someone else'.


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Mastering isn't about what plug ins or gear you have. It's how good your monitors are and how neutral your listening environment is.

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And guess what? Their head engineer said to me they don't pretend that they have the facilities to master. They send their mixes over to New York to Sterling etc etc.

Don't forget that this thread is about home recording. The whole point is that, for whatever reason, you won't be shipping things off to be handled by a specialist.
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