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Mastering and Mixing with T-RackS 5 [ Course ]
Actually, IK Multimedia are always running some kind of special promotion, so you might have missed this one, but I suggest you subscribe to their newsletter. During the regular sale you can choose between three basic bundles of T-RackS along with three additional bundles containing mastering plug-ins that are not essential, but they can make a significant difference, putting mastered material on a whole new and very professional level. Along with the sound, one of the main benefits is the real time frequency preview.
Mastering Tutorial: Mastering With IK Multimedia’s T-RackS
In addition to our huge in-the-box Mastering feature, we present several tutorials highlighting the best methods to master using some of the key software available right now. Pay close attention to the stereo spread, frequency balance and dynamic response of the track. Make notes on anything you feel might need to be altered. We will come back at the end of processing to alter the Input in order to set our final level. We like to compare a fast, modern-style compressor with a slower vintage-style one as, even with similar settings, each will bring something different to the final sound. Where the Classic EQ was used to notch out problems, this EQ will be used to shape the overall tone of the master. If your peaks are still a long way from the ceiling, consider reducing compression earlier on.
Mastering, the black art, is a process that takes a song and makes it sound as good as it possibly can across various playback devices in a multitude of formats. Is there a noticeable difference? Is it worth upgrading? What do you get for your money? I also did a comparison with previous T-RackS modules that I had installed and with other VST processor modules from other manufacturers. An installation wizard guides you through the process and there is an installation and authorization PDF file to help.