need some mixing and master advice

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by kruts, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. kruts

    kruts Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    My band just finished our first demo, posted at:

    Need some advice on mixing and mastering... we have a ProTools setup and are looking to get a CD-like quality for this song. Do you have any tips on boosting/cutting frequencies, mastering techniques, and any other advice to help us out?

  2. scottlr

    scottlr Member

    May 14, 2006
    Born & raised in Texas; stranded in Iowa
    Best bet is a pro mastering house if you have the budget. You would be paying for experience and equipment that has taken years to get together.

    If you are dead set on DIY, be prepared for it to take a long time, as you will have to do a lot of reading and research. A lot of good articles to read here that are older and free to look at.
  3. thesedaze

    thesedaze Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Bakersfield, CA
    +1 on getting it mixed and/or mastered professionally...

    If you want to do any DIY, then mixing might be a good test run, but have it mastered...Most mastering engineers have indie rates.

    If you're in California, or New York, you can hit up one of the major facilities (Mastering Lab in CA, Sterling Sound in NY) and get someone to do it there w/ an indie rate. I believe Sterling has some sort of 'after hours' rate where you get an assistant to work on it. It's good to sit in on these things.

    I also recommend MixOnline...

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