Secret Techniques That The Pro's Don't Want You To Know About !

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7 Comments to “Mastering Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know”

  1. Marcus

    Jun 30th, 2014

    It’s shocking to think that mastering engineers use digital clipping, but after reading your article, I can see why they do.

  2. JB

    Jun 30th, 2014

    Thanks for posting this article. I just tried putting my song through a limiter again and when I pushed it hard enough to get a good level I got too much pumping for my taste. But when I clipped it there was no noticeable pumping, and it sounded like the mix I worked so hard on. Thanks for the tip, you saved me a lot of time.

  3. Martin Steers

    Jun 30th, 2014

    How would I know if clipping an expensive converter might sound better then clipping in the box for my music? Thanks.

  4. Justin Alexander

    Oct 4th, 2014

    I am interested to compare ITB Clipping to say, a Lavry Gold. Since learning the trick of clipping a couple weeks ago, all of my gold mixes that used to pump and lose dynamics from peak limiting are completely gone. I have had songs ready to send to the radio for weeks now, but just could not get that maximized loudness without (too much) audible degradation. Although, I think saying the word “Clipping” sounds more harsh than what’s technically being done. They should call it “Smoothing” or “Taking a little off the top” instead LOL.

    It makes me want to stop compressing things all together and just use compressors when I need color, not dynamic control.

  5. Jamie Kuse

    Mar 16th, 2015

    Great post, there is not much concrete info out there about the whole clipping vs limiting debate. I am surprised it is not a more common discussion with EDM and Rap so popular these days.

  6. Todd Kreuzburg

    Jun 13th, 2016

    Dont forget Kazrog’s K clip in the list of great Clipping plugins!

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