I would say no to clipping on the master, just use a traditional limiter. But go ahead creatively using it on elements in the mix.
For example, if you're clipping the master, then you're only affecting the loudest parts of your mix, which is often the peaks on the drums. Instead, clip parts of the drums individually, you might come up with some unique results in the process.
But out of curiosity - does anyone have any opinions on using clipping within the mix?
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Ta Mac 8D , that's the decision I have made for now.
I have my limiter functioning now to limit the peaks to something like I am hearing in this push for loudness, also taming the form in a display until it looks more like radio material. So it's working pretty transparently, and just boosting my levels.
I am running a compressor first to fatten the form, then limiting the peaks.
Here is the limiter I am using->
So the ratio is missing, I think it might be infinite-still learning this stuff.
I have used the hardclip as an fx before on channels, thinking of it as overdrive pretty much.
Here is a track where I have compressed and limited the mixdown->
Basically things are sounding better IMO, but it is quite subtle, and comparable to turning the amp up of course. I think they sound better now anyway.
Certainly looking for any comments on mastering process that are stirred by this thread too.
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