I just finished going through the 401 series on mastering (really enjoyed it)....I've gone through the two mixing videos, but I haven't seen anything that focused on preparing the mix for the bounce other than mixing....
Is there something on that? Is there a difference?
Also, once a mix is done, it appears we bounce it for mastering...all well and good, but we then add compression and EQ again while mastering. It seems that this process might create unwanted artifacts? Is it possible to go to far in this process...I'm guessing yes...if we mix right, is it always necessary to add EQ, compression, and limiters again?
And...Steve's neat trick for adding some extra sizzle with gain automation...couldn't one do that in the mix process and get the same results? (Just trying to understand....)
There's materials out there like the "Apple Pro Training" etc., but it seems to me the explanations here are helping me connect the dots. :-)
Also, may I presume, that mastering should be done in the waveburner now that we have one? (Not too long ago, it wasn't available in the box)
It helps rookies, like me to have some of the little details discussed in one place....
I appreciate the help.