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Pro Tools 105 - Mastering Essentials.
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When EQ'ing, a smile curve is...
a broad, gentle boost of the highs & lows
a great-sounding EQ guaranteed to make the listener smile
the application of both highpass & lowpass filters
a broad midrange boost centered around 1kHz
You can implement M-S processing in Pro Tools by...
inserting multi-mono plug-ins between LR->MS and MS->LR plug-ins
M/S processing is a myth. It doesn't exist.
Pro Tools does not include any M-S plug-ins so it can't be done
exporting the audio to a third-party standalone M-S application
Character processors are typically plug-ins that...
special effect processors that are applied on top of standard processing
emulate the sound & response of analog hardware
are designed by famous engineers
remotely control an actual external hardware unit
A brickwall limiter...
is used for brick wall limiting
absolutely cuts the audio below a set frequency, before limiting
absolutely prevents the signal from exceeding a set Threshold
absolutely cuts the audio above a set frequency, before limiting
When A/B'ing the masters-in-progress against commercial reference tracks...
you should never A/B your track against commercial releases
the average levels should be level-matched for valid comparison
the masters-in-progress should always be 6dB louder than the reference tracks
the masters and reference tracks should be played simultaneously
The new level scale used for Loudness Normalization is...
the dB scale
the dBu scale
the dBspl scale
the LUFS scale
M-S processing converts L/R stereo audio to...
a Max (high-level) channel and a Soft (low-level) channel
a Mid (sum) channel and a Sides (difference) channel
5.1 surround audio with simulated rear channel ambience
a mono signal to stereo
A standard chain for mastering processing would be:
EQ, Delay, Reverb
EQ, Compression, Limiting
EQ, Comrpession, Reverb
EQ, Limiting, Reverb
Mastering activities that can be performed in Pro Tools include:
EQ, compression, and brickwall limiting
EQ, compression, brickwall limiting, multiband compression, and M-S processing
The best approach to mastering multiple songs is to...
master all the song in the same project
use the same chain of mastering processors for all the songs
use a separate chain of mastering processors for each song
open each song in a separate Pro Tools session
Which of the following compressors is included with Pro Tools?
Channel Strip Compressor
Compressor/Limiter III, Channel Strip Compressor and BF-76
What is Mastering?
The final stage of audio production
The process of duplicating a final mix
The same as Mixing
A processing only done for analog media
Pro Tools' included EQs are:
standard minimum-phase EQs
switchable between minimum-phase & linear-phase
Two additional processors that might be used in mastering are...
a chorus and a flanger
an exciter and a reverb
an enhancer and a slap echo
delay and reverb
To comply with most modern Loudness standards, a good setting would be...
a ceiling of 10 dBfs
a ceiling of -14 dBfs
a ceiling of -.3dBfs
a ceiling of -1dBTP
A vectorscope displays:
the dynamic frequency balance of the song
the instantaneous level of an audio signal that is passing through
the average loudness over the length of the song
the relative phase between the left and right channels
is used in place of brickwall limiting
is used place of a saturator
chains several mastering compressors in sequence
applies independent compression in several frequency bands
An Offline Bounce...
should be avoided
renders the new file in real time while playing the audio
can only be done when disconnected from the internet
renders the new file silently in faster-then-real time
A common approach to mastering compression uses...
a very high Threshold and a very fast Attack
lower Ratio and lower Threshold settings
stacking 5 compressors in a row
a very high Ratio and a very fast Attack
In the analog era, mastering was primarily done to...
transfer a mix from vinyl to tape
create hotter CDs
transfer a mix from tape to vinyl
create a stereo mix from a mono mix
In a typical mastering session...
you should never A/B the song against other songs during mastering
you should apply reverb first
you might work on EQ & compression before applying brickwall limiting
you must always apply brickwall limiting before setting the other processing
In the Avid Pro Multiband compressor, Slope...
is a combined Attack/Release control
is a frequency tilt EQ to augment the compression
is a smiling EQ
is a combination Ratio/Knee control
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