Minimalist high quality mix & master plugin chains you'd recommend?

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kPere
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253 posts since 15 Mar, 2021

Post Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:48 am

I could pretty much be cool with only TDR stuff. Top quality, totally reliable. Also adding some saturation, usually Blackbox do the work and Bettermaker is great for managing lows and highs.

TDR Slick EQ M
TDR Kotelnikov GE
Bettermaker EQ232D
HG Blackbox
TDR Limiter 6 GE

That's it when it comes to masterbus. Never need anything else. Usually working things out in the mix though.

BazJacuzzi
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55 posts since 20 May, 2020

Post Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:36 am

kvotchin wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:07 pmonce and for all
:hihi:

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legendCNCD
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1409 posts since 23 Sep, 2004 from Kocmoc

Post Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:50 am

Saturation, compressor, image, EQ, clipper, limiter. Not all are necessary to use always.
Soft Knees - Demoscene - Live 10 - Diva - Omnisphere - Slate Digital VSX - TDR - Kush Audio - Fabfilter - PA - Valhalla - Fuse - Pulsar - NI - OekSound etc...

Azbest
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236 posts since 17 Oct, 2020

Post Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:45 am

Gullfoss Master > Brainworx bx_townhouse or Pulsar Mu > Kazrog True Iron or Softube Tape (if needed, I don't always saturate the 2 bus) > TDR Limiter 6 (peak limiter only most of the time).

My masters suck balls by the way.

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El°HYM
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1400 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:53 am

Asks for a mix & mastering chain... buys some saturation. This is what I would call minimalism.
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kvotchin
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861 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:31 am

Perhaps I could’ve been clearer as to what “minimalism” means to me in this particular case. But whatever.

Limiter 6 GE can be had for ~$15, it seems. Strikes me as very likely worth it, for what I have in mind.

chagzuki
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2872 posts since 26 Mar, 2002 from london

Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 4:04 am

I actually tend to quite like Molot on a mix, rather than Kotelnikov, with carefully chosen settings. It's a harder compressor to use though.
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El°HYM
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1400 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:15 am

kvotchin wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:31 am Perhaps I could’ve been clearer as to what “minimalism” means to me in this particular case. But whatever.

Limiter 6 GE can be had for ~$15, it seems. Strikes me as very likely worth it, for what I have in mind.
Was actually meant as a compliment, if referring to my comment. 8)

Regarding the Limiter 6, it is most definitely a good Limiter, while quite a few are still regarding the Original as the better Option.
https://www.tokyodawn.net/vladg-limiter-n6
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kvotchin
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861 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:24 pm

El°HYM wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:15 amRegarding the Limiter 6, it is most definitely a good Limiter, while quite a few are still regarding the Original as the better Option.
https://www.tokyodawn.net/vladg-limiter-n6
Hm. Why? Better in what way(s)?

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El°HYM
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1400 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:47 am

Its sonically slightly different, also different kind of sweetspots. Maybe just a matter of taste.
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DMG68
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352 posts since 2 Sep, 2012

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:45 pm

Stock EQ from your DAW, Presswerk for saturation and compression, then Limiter 6.

tooqsoundscape
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4 posts since 6 Dec, 2022

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:00 am

yeah definitely isotope ozone, but i find perfecting tracks first as much as you can at lower db levels before pumping in into ozone for some steroids works best. Although your not really meant to go back to adjust your track after its put into the mastering chain, I did quite a few times.

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