The Dynamic Range

It’s worth considering that some of the creativity you may have employed on your mix bus may have given dynamic range issues, so before you commit to the master bus chain of effects, it’s well worth checking the dynamics range in the heavier parts of your dynamic ranges.

There is lots of talk about what mics to use on drums, what preamps to use on vocals, which monitors are the best, what dynamics you use. You may spent years checking off all the boxes on your instrument and gear dream list. With all of that, there could be some things missing that could make artists run for the door. 

It’s 2014, and the so-called “loudness wars” appear to be over. With strict guidelines starting to appear worldwide on dynamic range, it can be extremely beneficial to check your mix in this way. The excellent TT Dynamics meter does a sturdy job, and will give you a solid idea of how crushed you have made your mix.The meter in action, demonstrating a fairly reasonable dynamic range for a track of this genre.

It’s worth considering that some of the creativity you may have employed on your mix bus may have given dynamic range issues, so before you commit to the master bus chain of effects, it’s well worth checking the dynamics range in the heavier parts of your mix.

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