Everyone always thinks that louder is better. It’s not always the case but you do need to have your song loud enough to compete with songs on the radio. Most people use a limiter. But using a limiter alone can make your song sound squashed. I use the technique of using a bit of digital clipping followed but the limiter. This trims down the transients a touch before it hit’s the limiter. Thus giving the limiter less to do. Check out the video below to see how I do it!
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Mix and Master my song is an online mixing and mastering service by award-winning engineer Matty Harris. Matty has worked with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Sammy Adams, and many more. His mission is to help independent artist recording at home or in budget studios get professional sounding mixes that can compete on the radio.