Exporting tracks for Mastering- Master fx?


i really hope somebody can help.

I need to export all the tracks of various songs and send them out to have them mastered.

Now, my problem is.. I always have automated "performance"- effects on my master channel .. like filters and additional delays, Beat Repeat and so on. Since these are on the master-channel,of course, they only show up in the whole mix.

So, the only way that came to my mind is to have my songs mastered without these performance-fx and copy them in later on.. which seems kind of stupid to me.    

How do you manage this?

thanks! greets


thx.no. 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Unless you want to have your separate stems mastered, you can just export the master channel and send the finished track to your mastering engineer.
    If that is not what you want, i recommend using your master fx via sends/fx busses.
    But like I said: you can simply have your master channel mastered.

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • ra78
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    I think it should be viable as well (what Near Earth Object suggested), the only thing to keep an eye on is how your master fx influence the track level. According to my knowledge it makes sense not to exceed -6db at the highest, plust switch the limiter off if you have it at the end of the chain on your master track before the export. 

    4 years ago | 0 comments

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