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I Know U want 2

By Jingle on March 1, 2020 11:03 am

Creatively this track was inspired by the gated sounds of Lorenzo Senni and the PC music group.
This track was also an adventure into loudness for me. My goal was to get this as loud as possible on the mix. I saw that Skrillex was going up to -3 LUFS on the vid for Mumbai Power so I tried that with the track using a bunch of limiting on the synth and sub sounds and a clipper on the instrumental group. On the master in the mixing stage I tried the soft clipper in Abletons Glue Compressor but was able to get a better sound out of Freeclip on hard clip (oversampling is crucial). I got the track up to -3 lufs and I liked the effect on the track!
But then I looked at the track Skrillex actually sent out. With the peaks at 0 db the LUFS was at about -9. At first I thought it was a prank to see if people would overcompress their tracks so that he would sound more punchier on streaming services. But then I thought maybe it was the mastering engineer that added back some dynamics through EQing or something (maybe an expander?). So I slapped on Ozone and used the Master Assistant to get about -9 integrated LUFS for the final part of the track which I think it achieved through an EQ boost on the lower mids.
tldr I got the track loud with distortion. If you want a loud mix, try out a clipper on the master!!

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March 2, 2020 1:33 am

Queen of Future Bass

March 2, 2020 3:47 am

Strangely addictive rhythms.  Cool work!

March 2, 2020 4:53 am

damn that rhythm is off chops, matches the scratchiness of the extreme mastering beautifully!

March 16, 2020 4:04 am

woah excellent cutups! the chord progression is great as well. i'm always amazed at all the tricks that go into loud mixing/mastering, it seems especially hard to master the high and low end without blowing things up

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