Post-production

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Adding certain effects to the entire mix-down of your song can often spice up the over-all impression and make the mix "settle". There are two ways to do this when using Buzz:

  • Routing all audio to a series of effects instead of sending everything directly to the master output
  • Harddisk recording out a .wav file and processing this using various effects.

One choice is not better than the other. This is simply a matter of convenience depending on your workflow and your setup.

Many people use compressors, limiters and EQs to do post-processing, but be aware that if you send your music to a music publisher or record label, they will typically send their album to a mastering studio, who will then prefer to have your track without any post-processing done to it. On the other hand, post-processing is still a good idea when simply releasing a single track outside an album context.

Typical post-processing signal chain

  • Equalizer
  • Stereo width control
  • Compressor
  • Limiter or saturation/clipping