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    What it do fam?
    I'm tryna figure out how can I get my shit to sound..pre-mastered? i guess?
    I listen to other local artist and there bass is fucc'n perfect and not overbearing..and all the other instruments are equalized perfectly..
    i know i have to get my shit mastered to get the real deal but thats not what I'm tryna do..
    I have plugins like Yamaha Final Master and izotope and i use FL Studio..
    any feedbacc holla

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    So u wanna mix ur shit, so its ready to master?

    U gotta take a look at these tutorials, its everythin u need:
    Audioforce - Mixing

    Read thru those and u will learn some shit.
    Also what I can tell u now is:
    1. Make sure your beat does not reach 0 dB or peak over.
    2. Keep everythin at -3 dB when ur mixin it, so u have more room to work on it, and boost whatever u need to.
    3. Roll of the low end on claps, snares, hats and percussion so its not boomy.
    4. Boost 10-10kHz using an EQ. It adds clarity to instruments, but dont over do it.

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    Default Re: Compression Tips

    all ready i need a FAQ or sumthin cuz i dont kno all the terminology such as low end

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    I'll try find some of the terms for ya, but here are the most common:

    Low End- Bass, from 0Hz to 250Hz in the EQ
    Mid End- From about 250Hz to 4000Hz
    High End- About 400Hz to 15000Hz.
    Rolling of the low or high end- Removing the bass or highs by lowering them in the EQ

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    Default Re: Compression Tips

    I've noticed that a lot of tracks actually peak above 0 db...

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Woods View Post
    I've noticed that a lot of tracks actually peak above 0 db...
    99% of hip-hop does.
    When it goes into mastering, thats when they limit it to 0dB, but it still goes over by a couple 0.1s.
    Doesnt matter, unless it goes over by a lot.

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    thats wassup preciate that

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    Default Re: Compression Tips

    good thread, i was wonderin' how to use compression properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elimn8 View Post
    99% of hip-hop does.
    When it goes into mastering, thats when they limit it to 0dB, but it still goes over by a couple 0.1s.
    Doesnt matter, unless it goes over by a lot.

    I might be completly wrong but I noticed that mp3s will peak a little bit over 0db... like, if you export a track (in mp3 format) from any program with a limiter set to -0.1 for example on the master channel, it'll be over 0db... and if you export it in wav, it won't peak over 0db... same thing when you convert tracks from a CD to mp3 or wav... the mp3 will peak at over 0db, and the wav won't... maybe it's just a coincidence but that's what I noticed
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