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Hi/Lo Frequency cutoffs...

stripealipe

New Member
Hi,

I'm just wondering if any of our mastering engineers on the forums could tell me what to 'shave off' in the highs and lows for a good quality demo.

I'm assuming anything below say 20hz is useless, and the highs?!

And then what to use to shave these off? Cambridge with steep butter filters? AND should i do this before some gentle mastering compression or after. I assume before.....

thanks in advance!
 

MASSIVE Mastering

Active Member
I (again) hate to sound \"typical\" but it's totally dependent on the mix.

Yes, you can normally shave off some ultra-lows. Below 20Hz doesn't do you much good, but depending on the mix, a very gentle rolloff at 150Hz might be better. Or an elliptic rolloff at 40Hz. Or a Bessell at 60Hz.

On the highs - I try to keep in whatever I can and only use a filter if it's really needed. If your highs are harsh, the same (as above) applies. Whatever you need, wherever it's needed.
 
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