I would assert that processing integral to the creative side of "producing" your record be printed wet on mix stems to be printed on
In the circumstance where it's not part of the creative aspect of the production but more an aspect of a faux or rough mix, I'll request dry stems or dry and wet ones of particular stems which are affected for more creative reasons.
That was an explanation of how I work, but everyone is different, this all comes down to communication and dialogue.
Mix Stems: Wet💧 or Dry☀️?, When & Why!
As a mastering engineer, I listen to a lot of mixes, day in day out. There are a lot of people doing some great work, and others not fulfilling their potential and F****** their mix due to misdirection, misinformation or bad habits. I want to connect the dots on the common issues I see across the board, and make sure you don't fall into or can get yourself out of any rabbit holes that can F*** your mix.
Here's the deal, people are throwing around numbers and aiming to achieve them without even listening to the music at hand. Here's my take and approach on mastering, and why you shouldn't give an F- lufs-CK about loudness, as it's a byproduct of good mixing and mastering.
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Today I'm writing to all the composer's arrangers and producers out there. The ones who feel the need to fill up their production with as many elements as possible.
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Today I'm writing to all the composer's arrangers and producers out there. The ones who feel the need to fill up their production with as many elements as possible. I'm here to tell you; you've got some insane talent, so stop trying to cover it up with bells and whistles, create a nice tight fit dress that allows the music to shine in all its real glory.
We often look for the most complex solutions, because we build ourselves up to beleive the more complex the solution the greater and more successful the result, but more often than not it's the simplest solutions which work best
A system most artists and producers who've recorded an album are familiar with is the GIANT whiteboard hanging on the control room wall. A production chart of grid lines, mapping each song and every instrument that needs to be recorded. The whiteboard has been a great way for bands and producers to keep focused in the studio, as the recording process can take a lot of time and energy.