Reply To: Mastering Bingo Suggestions!

February 23, 2023 at 4:09 pm #4984
Bob Katz

    “In the original mix, I want you to soften the attack of the snare. And also help the presence of the vocal.”

    [to be honest, there is a “fix” for this that can sometimes help — use a fairly short attack narrow band compressor somewhere in the 800 Hz to 3 kHz range for the snare control. Then, MAYBE you can turn up the presence (in mid-side mode) on the mid channel to help the vocal. But it’s a workaround. You’re likely to hurt some other instrument. Fixing this in the mix is the best way to go. You can get really fancy and use a narrow band sidechain tuned to the vocal fundamental to control the sidechain of a narrow band upward expander tuned to the presence frequencies probably somewhere between 2 and 6 kHz]