Hi Mr. Ott,
I remember you stating that you are mixing your kick and bass (and possibly snare) a little louder on tracks and then letting the mastering engineer tame the dynamics. So do you think if I work with a limiter on my master buss at a moderate level while mixing it would screw up my mix in general. I wouldn't want to be surprised if I had it professionally mastered and lost some punch. I've heard arguments on both side so decided to ask your opinion. Yes, and I know what you think of opinions... They are like assholes, everyone has one :0) ...I always remind my daughter. Thanks and sending good vibes for your new album.
I always mix it to sound right [I don't always succeed] but I err on the side of 'slightly too loud' with the kick and snare because if I do fuck it up I'd rather they were too loud than too quiet. If I overdo it a bit it's quite a simple matter to have the mastering engineer hammer them back in a bit, which usually adds to the pump and bounce of the track.
I'd only have a limiter on my master buss to catch digital overloads [I work with a Waves L2 set at -0.3dB ceiling].
All of my music has been mixed with no processing on the master buss because I never found a buss processor I liked, but these days I work with a Waves SSL buss compressor across everything and I'm really loving the results. Sounds exactly like the real thing and way better than any of the clones you can buy.
Do you think there is life out of earth ?Ott responded on 12/01/2017 Next question
Hey Ott! I had the pleasure of seeing you for the first time last fall at Sacred Vibrations Music Festival here in Michigan. It was a dream to see you in such an intimate setting & outdoors! I read a previous answer from you stating you prefer small venues where you can see your fans faces, and I was wondering if you have a favorite intimate venue that you play at in the US? Are there any small venues you'd like to play at that you haven't yet? Hope I can catch you in Grand Rapids, MI sometime at The Intersection! :)
P.S. Your vinyls have the best sound quality I believe I have ever heard. THANK YOU!