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How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM tracks?

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KVRian
 
1285 posts since 27 Nov, 2008, from uk
   

Postby faun2500; Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:35 am Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

Sorry I didn't listen to your track so take my comments as general and not specific about your mix you posted. :)

As for Ozone: I never use presets for Ozone! ;) I am talking about 3rd setting on the limiter - IRC 3.
This is THE ONE. :hihi:
KVRAF
 
6127 posts since 6 Sep, 2008
 

Postby Mushy Mushy; Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:19 am Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

jeffb01 wrote:
Sendy wrote:Dynamic range looks roughly the same, only yours has less gain. Try a limiter to chop off some of the errant peaks, if that doesn't work, go back to your mix and make it cleaner but cutting more frequencies.


I thought this was a pretty good answer. try this...

heck. what happens if you normalize the track?

OP, why you no read?
1. Clip
2. Normalise
3. ?
4. Beer
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"
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KVRian
 
562 posts since 30 Dec, 2004

Postby masterhiggins; Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:25 am Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

CableChannel wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY4UFEZFRpg


That's better than most of the tutorials I've seen. But usually it's being presented by a vanilla ice wannabe.

-Sam
KVRist
 
107 posts since 20 Feb, 2005

Postby zlatan; Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:43 am Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

faun2500 wrote:In my experience it is the mix that is loud and not the master.
Mix your track loud from the start and it will be easier to achieve a competitive master.

Pay attention to your mids and make sure your kick is peaking the mix. :)


The opposite is true !
Your mix should be peaking around -6 DB and make sure you're kick is NOT too loud so that the rest of the track can't breathe !

The answer to OP's question is to spend about $100 and use the same mastering house that your favorite label / producer is using.
It's that simple.
KVRian
 
979 posts since 3 Jul, 2009

Postby sonicpowa; Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:55 am Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

@Robin, if you pay me one million dollars* I can make your song competitive loud.

*The price is negotiable.
KVRian
 
1285 posts since 27 Nov, 2008, from uk
   

Postby faun2500; Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:04 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

zlatan wrote:
faun2500 wrote:In my experience it is the mix that is loud and not the master.
Mix your track loud from the start and it will be easier to achieve a competitive master.

Pay attention to your mids and make sure your kick is peaking the mix. :)


The opposite is true !
Your mix should be peaking around -6 DB and make sure you're kick is NOT too loud so that the rest of the track can't breathe !

The answer to OP's question is to spend about $100 and use the same mastering house that your favorite label / producer is using.
It's that simple.


Not at all.
KVRian
 
979 posts since 3 Jul, 2009

Postby sonicpowa; Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:19 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

Yes faun2500 got it right, the mix should already be loud from the start if you want ultimate loudness. -6dB? In what scale? That doesn´t mean anything actually..
KVRist
 
107 posts since 20 Feb, 2005

Postby zlatan; Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:11 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

sonicpowa wrote:Yes faun2500 got it right, the mix should already be loud from the start if you want ultimate loudness. -6dB? In what scale? That doesn´t mean anything actually..


You only have to click the links in his sig to realize that he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Do yourself and everybody else a favor and educate yourself a bit before spreading these nonsense.

Here are some helpful tips from a credible and decent mastering house :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN9_FnK ... ded#at=115

Here is the mastering house you want to go to if you want to have the exact same master as your (EDM) favorites :

http://www.wiredmasters.co.uk/home.html

They will tell you the exact same thing though.... that your mix should be peaking around -6db !

Good luck !
KVRian
 
1285 posts since 27 Nov, 2008, from uk
   

Postby faun2500; Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:14 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

What a troll! :lol:

Please everyone click the links in my sigs. I don't know what I am talking about.


And if you missed the links check my crap not loud music here: https://soundcloud.com/donteatmyname/orb


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
KVRian
 
1285 posts since 27 Nov, 2008, from uk
   

Postby faun2500; Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:23 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

Just updated my sig so you can all check out how much I don't know.

Thanks!
KVRist
 
107 posts since 20 Feb, 2005

Postby zlatan; Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:25 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

faun2500 wrote:What a troll! :lol:

Please everyone click the links in my sigs. I don't know what I am talking about.


And if you missed the links check my crap not loud music here: https://soundcloud.com/donteatmyname/orb


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:




Was that an attempt to shamelessly boost your 153 plays in 10 days ??
:hihi:
KVRian
 
1285 posts since 27 Nov, 2008, from uk
   

Postby faun2500; Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:28 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

Btw Robin. I listened to your track "Immense" and it sounds really good. Can't really hear what you're having problems with the loudness, sounds pretty loud to me! ;)
KVRist
 
107 posts since 20 Feb, 2005

Postby zlatan; Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:43 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

faun2500 wrote:Btw Robin. I listened to your track "Immense" and it sounds really good. Can't really hear what you're having problems with the loudness, sounds pretty loud to me! ;)



Yes , Robin should advice you instead !
His music and sound is of a much higher level than yours ....even the soundcloud audience agrees !

:lol:
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KVRAF
 
8850 posts since 12 Mar, 2012, from South Bavaria - near the alps... :-)

Postby Tricky-Loops; Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:46 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

Not so loud, guys! :x

:lol:
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KVRAF
 
7887 posts since 20 Nov, 2003, from Lost and Spaced
  

Postby osiris; Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:54 pm Re: How do I master my tracks as loud as commercial EDM trac

I don't use a preset. And actually use the stripped down version that comes with Soundforge. But it's great. I tried the big Ozone, but it's real easy to get lost and really easier to mess up a good mix with all those choices....
The stripped own one has: Maximizer/Reverb/EQ/Widener/ and Exciter. What else do you need?
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