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    Talking Mixing help - Go for that Hollywood-sound

    Dear Users,.
    I'm struggling in the mix. And could really use some help or tips.
    Here's an example of my music .
    I'm looking for that big Hollywood booming exciting sound, but I'm lost.
    Could someone give me some guidance or plug recommendations what to use.
    My biggest problems are,; -Deep , reverberating drums and basses and the wide-spread soundscape.
    I'm using compression on each track (vintage warmer 2 - Mixinghelp1 preset), EQ (Low and High push), some are redirected to the Altiverb (Berlin ScoringRoom preset) through a bus.(post). On my master I'm having EQ (also low and high push) and a limiter (Wavearts Finalplug) threshold-4 and Limiting on -1. Sometimes I'm using the Logic Pro Exciter .. but I'm not completely happy with that tool.

    thanks guys

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    Re: Mixing help - Go for that Hollywood-sound

    Sounds like there is compression used too much, particularly at the masterchannel?

    It also is very important to add the bassfrequences after compression in a single channel.

    Good plugs for this are "Waves Maxx Bass" and a waveshaper.
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    Re: Mixing help - Go for that Hollywood-sound

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist View Post
    Good plugs for this are "Waves Maxx Bass" and a waveshaper.
    Care to explain what a waveshaper is, Gunther?
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    Re: Mixing help - Go for that Hollywood-sound

    Oops, I am sorry, Hannes. I meant the "Envelope Shaper".


    ..."Envelope-Shaper can be used to cut or boost the gain of
    the Attack and Release phase of the audio material."

    I work with Cubase and there it is included.

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    Re: Mixing help - Go for that Hollywood-sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Hannes_F View Post
    Care to explain what a waveshaper is, Gunther?
    Just as a OT FYI, waveshaping is a method to modulate a signal by passing it through a chosen transfer function, usually done to add a nonlinear response to the signal (great for simulating things like proper distortion).
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    Re: Mixing help - Go for that Hollywood-sound

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist View Post
    ?

    It also is very important to add the bassfrequences after compression in a single channel.

    .
    Thanks .. I don't know what you mean with this....
    Could you perhaps explain it a little more?

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    Re: Mixing help - Go for that Hollywood-sound

    Quote Originally Posted by calypso View Post
    Dear Users,.
    I'm struggling in the mix. And could really use some help or tips.
    Here's an example of my music .
    I'm looking for that big Hollywood booming exciting sound, but I'm lost.
    Could someone give me some guidance or plug recommendations what to use.
    My biggest problems are,; -Deep , reverberating drums and basses and the wide-spread soundscape.
    I'm using compression on each track (vintage warmer 2 - Mixinghelp1 preset), EQ (Low and High push), some are redirected to the Altiverb (Berlin ScoringRoom preset) through a bus.(post). On my master I'm having EQ (also low and high push) and a limiter (Wavearts Finalplug) threshold-4 and Limiting on -1. Sometimes I'm using the Logic Pro Exciter .. but I'm not completely happy with that tool.

    thanks guys

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