Track doesn't sound how I want - mastering/mixing problem

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AlexRusin
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Track doesn't sound how I want - mastering/mixing problem

Post by AlexRusin » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:48 pm

Hi guys. I worked whole weekend on my track, from scratch and I like every one second, but I can't fix the problem with final master. When I'm listening to on studio speakers (KRK Rokit 5) mix sounds OK, but when I copied it on Walkman and listened to on AKG K271 headphones it is: too quiet and the track doesn't sound warm and clear. How to fix that? Honestly, I'm newbie at mastering,but I'm looking for good tips & tricks :)

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Re: Track doesn't sound how I want - mastering/mixing problem

Post by djanciano » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:08 pm

I use T-Racks 3 for mastering. http://www.ikmultimedia.com/t-racks/features/
There is a good video about this program: http://www.groove3.com/str/mastering-with-tracks.html
And on youtube you will find enough video's how to use this program.
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Re: Track doesn't sound how I want - mastering/mixing problem

Post by Alfonso Muchacho » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:47 pm

In my (far from expert) opinion, you need to concentrate on how it's mixed before worrying about mastering and the finishing touches. It sounds to me like the kick is far too loud compared to the other elements, the percussion is almost lost underneath it. Lower the kick and try boosting the other elements, compare it side by side to something you really like and listen to how loud each element is in comparison. Good luck! :)

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Re: Track doesn't sound how I want - mastering/mixing problem

Post by alekst1923 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:39 pm

Sounds fine to me. Nice track.

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Re: Track doesn't sound how I want - mastering/mixing problem

Post by Tarekith » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:47 pm

The kick is pretty boomy down low, that could be eating into your headroom some and why it ends up sounding quieter. Maybe EQ out 2-4dB below 60Hz on just the kick, then try re-mastering it.

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