Mixing and mastering

what the best mixing and mastering chain

meaning for mixing chain with out using some many plugin and the best mastering chain for mastering ?

Are you following the MMWA channel strip? Is this too many plugins? Remember, the one’s in blue are optional. I am still learning so I tend to go through each step and choose whether I feel it is improving the sound as to whether it stays in or gets bypassed. If this is too May plugins for your CPU, then bounce or freeze the track rather than try to minimise the plugins I would say.

@Danny covers this in next level mastering which I haven’t got to yet, but the minimum is console, tape, buss compress, limiter. Remember, the limiter then comes off before saving out for mastering proper.

Hope this helps…

Awesome thanks yeah the same for me that’s a lot of plugins too many