Anybody Else trying to do home mastering of their recordings?

  • May 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm #1510
    Profile photo of Chris KnightChris Knight

    I am still learning how to master best on my gear.  I use Sonar x2 and have to record with a dynamic mic in order to limit the background noise from recording at my home which is filled with young children-if that’s not Catholic Metal, I don’t know what is….  This background noise still shows up if I use too much limiting or compression on the mix.  If anyone has any helpful ideas or even if you don’t have any helpful advice and can just relate to the situation, I’m open and grateful to hear from you.  Pax Domini,    – Chris

    February 7, 2016 at 4:21 am #2089
    Profile photo of craig.m.morancraig.m.moran

    Wow, you posted this a long time ago. If I’d have seen it, I would have replied. I have six children myself and sometimes more when there are guests over or we’re hosting a foreign exchange student, so I know your struggle. I have a room dedicated to recording where I can close the door. It’s not always perfect with thin walls, booming voices, and, simply, kids being kids. I guess you could say that I have been blessed to take advantage of studio time when it is mostly quiet around here.

    The only thing I really need to worry about in most cases is vocals. That is just a small percentage of my studio work. Everything else is not a problem. Keyboards go directly into the computer via MIDI as does my electronic drum kit. I haven’t used amps for the guitars in eight years or more because of the quality of effects and amps that I get from a plugin called Guitar Rig 5 from Native Instruments. Hence, I’ve been going direct with guitar and bass too.

    I hope you are finding quiet time, Brother. God Bless!

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