Join Bobby Owsinski for an in-depth discussion in this video Using multiband limiting, part of Audio Mastering Techniques.
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Multiband Limiting splits the input audio signal into multiple frequency bands, each with its own Limiter.…The main advantage of a multiband is that a loud event in one frequency band won't affect…the gain reduction in the other bands, that means if something like a loud kick drum will…cause low frequencies to be limited, but the Mid and High-frequencies won't be effected.…This allows you to get a more controlled hotter signal with far less limiting with the typical…Single-band Limiter. Here's how it works.…In this case we're going to be looking at a Waves L3 MultiMaximizer, and, as you can…see, it's broken down into five bands: 2, 3, 4, 5.…
And we have Very Low, Low, Mid, High-Mid, and Highs.…Now the first thing we are going to do is set our Output Ceiling, I like to set it -0.2…because I like that extra little bit of headroom that you get from it.…And you don't hear the difference anyway so that kind of works from me better.…But -0.1 is what a lot of pro-mastering engineers use.…Now the Threshold Control will control the threshold for all five frequency bands at…
First, discover how to configure your monitoring setup, optimize your listening environment, and prepare and print alternative mixes that will allow you to make quick fixes during mastering. Bobby then reviews a selection of dedicated mastering tools that give you precise control over select signal parameters, from compressors to de-essers. He'll discuss the differences between mastering for CD, online distribution, and specifically for iTunes, and how to achieve the best results for each medium. The course wraps with lessons on mastering for high-resolution formats like Blu-ray, as well as delivering and archiving the master recording once the project is complete.
- What is mastering?
- Preparing your tracks for mastering
- Deciding between monitors and headphones
- Exploring the dynamic range of different music genres
- Adjusting song balances
- Compressing the tracks
- Balancing frequency
- Reducing sibilance with a de-esser
- Inserting fades
- Eliminating noise
- Mastering CDs, MP3s, and AACs for iTunes
- Archiving masters