Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

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anybody human
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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by anybody human » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:56 pm

There are some mastering videos on the Fabfilter YouTube page. For instance, the metering in Pro L video is helpful, shows how to use the K System.

http://www.youtube.com/user/fabfilter/featured

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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by kev herb » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:00 pm

i think its a concept thought up by bob kats to try and bring the rms levels of commercial releases down but in dance genres i think everyone is pretty much flicking the 'V's at the idea :lol:
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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by Tarekith » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:47 pm

The Katz system is only one proposed method of trying to find a way to better standardize playback volumes in different places. It's a great idea, but sadly no one is really jumping onboard except some of the audiophile labels at this point.

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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by mihai » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:14 am

you can use records you like that are loud while still maintaining a good dynamic range as reference but generally getting those levels takes more than a limiter.

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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by merges » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:32 am

If anyone else is using Pro-L and has some thoughts on taking best advantage of it, I'd also appreciate it. It's a powerful plug-in, but my ears are still developing sensitivity to its results. :)

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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by ciw » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:07 pm

Getting stuff as loud as possible without being too loud: use your ears! Turn it up until the quality starts getting unacceptable, then turn it down a bit. Quite how loud that means is up to you.

If you do the above and it's still quieter than commercial mixes that you think have acceptable quality, then there is likely more you could do to your mix. Is there mud in there that's driving up the levels without driving up the perceived loudness? Eq cuts, tweak synths, limit individual parts, etc. In particular get some HPF on the low end of everything (even the kick and bass, although in those cases the low point will be set pretty damn low).

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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by Rave » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:02 pm

I use K 12 and peops still want it 4 db louder.

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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by The Carpet Cleaner » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:39 am

There is not too loud.
The limit is 0 db.

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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by ciw » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:51 am

The Carpet Cleaner wrote:There is not too loud.
The limit is 0 db.
The French: surrendering in the loudness war as well :mrgreen:

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Re: Pro-L Limiter questions - self mastering.

Post by The Carpet Cleaner » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:30 am

Haha, not at all mon cher, it's a tactical retreat :mrgreen:

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