Author Topic: The industry standart on track volumes - Ozone 5 help  (Read 3985 times)

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The industry standart on track volumes - Ozone 5 help
« on: April 22, 2017, 07:47:20 pm »
Let's say I'm done composing a [Dubstep/Bass] track, I like the way the final mix sounds and it is time for me to 'master' it. Now I'm not referring necessarily to the FINAL version intended for commercial release but rather a version that I can compare with other mixes, show friends and play until I produce the final master.

My question is, what are your tips of getting a sound loud enough on my own, (on a level which it still sounds good on of course) when using mostly iZotope Ozone (5)? is there a reason the track I am making sounds smaller and more quiet in my DAW than a track from my music library despite both peaking on 0db?  :-\ :-\ :-\

Thank you very much ;D


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Re: The industry standart on track volumes - Ozone 5 help
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 03:58:49 pm »
I think you should level your master channel to some-6db when you start producing then in the mastering apply the remaining db that are missing to reach an optimum volume, always taking into account some reference track to get a clear point of view on the ideal volume you want to achieve.
 8) Usually I do it that way because I learned it from engineers who give this kind of advice and have a lot of time in the music industry doing mixing and mastering.
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Re: The industry standart on track volumes - Ozone 5 help
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 02:29:47 am »
Get the standard loudness measurement device.

Grab the phattest dubstep track you can think of and then compare values associated with the phat dubstep track and what ever you've done to your master.

Relatively speaking, you don't need to be as loud as the mister big phat dubsteps especially if it's not intended for commercial release.

You're like wanting to compare apples but you end up using an orange to compare to an apple.

Really, it's about the mixing techniques associated with the genre that gives you results from mastering.


Also assumption associated with your term industry standard, is not generalized only to the realm of EDM. it'd be wise to investigate other loudness and genre relationships so that you can be a more effective master and mixer.
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