Using plug-ins for mastering


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Using plug-ins for mastering

Once you've got your mastering session set up correctly, it's time to really listen critically to your mixes and decide what you need to do improve them. The first thing you might consider using is time compression and expansion. At the Mastering stage you may decide that a certain song could benefit by being sped up just a little bit or the pitch could be adjusted slightly to change the overall sound. There are a number of plug-ins out there that can do this, but the one that comes free with Pro Tools is Time Shift and we can access that by going to the AudioSuite menu and choosing Time Shift.

In this plug-in we can adjust the time compression or expansion or the Pitch control. Let's take a quick listen to this track that I have highlighted right here. In Preview mode I'll change up the speed and see it it's something that we would actually want to do for this master. (Music playing.) Now if you felt that extra speed made the track a little bit more lively, maybe ...

Using plug-ins for mastering
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Using plug-ins for mastering provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by David Franz as part of the Pro Tools 8 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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