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Professional review and demonstration of the Festool Kapex Miter Saw by Gary Katz, contributing editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine. Learn about Festool Kapex product features and usage tips in this informative online video. Brought to you by McFeely’s. Festool Kapex available at McFeely’s: www.mcfeelys.com
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- Pensado’s Place – #33 – David Kutch



In the 33rd episode of Pensado’s Place, Dave is joined by Mastering Engineer David Kutch of The Mastering Palace (www.themasteringpalace.com). David has mastered albums for such artists as Alicia Keys, Puff Daddy, John Legend, Yelawolf and Outkast. David answers viewer questions in “The Corner Office”, and was kind enough to join us for “Batter’s Box” as well! At the end of the episode, the guys announce the Avid Pro Tools 9 Week 5 Giveaway winner. Special thanks as always to our awesome partners Vintage King! (http 0:16 – Introductions 5:30 – ITL, Introduction to De-Essing 14:00 – Introducing Dave Kutch 14:48 – Dave Kutch’s on Mobile Mastering and Mastering Alicia Key’s album at her house 17:18 – Dave Pensado asks: How do you listen, what are you listening for…how do you listen when not in a “traditional studio”? 19:15 – Herb: Did the advent of people listening on computers and ear buds affect your mastering? 20:45 – Pensado: When you mastering, what advice can you give to mix engineers about the low-end and levels? 21:50 – Pensado: Do you have a favorite multiband compressor? (T-Racks Multiband Compressor) 22:50 – Pensado: I’m fascinated by transients, give an example of how you approach transients and the manipulation of them? 24:26 – Pensado: When you’re talking about the 80hz and 5k ranges, how do you go about manipulating transients in those ranges? 26:03 – In terms of the loudness wars, at what level is change acceptable? What, philosophically speaking, is your
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Affordable Mastering for the Home Studio



In this video, I demonstrate how to use a sound editor to master a track using nothing but bundled plug-ins. Effects used include parametric EQ, multi-band compression, stereo expansion and hard limiting. These could be combined with other effects (tube compressor, very slight reverb, etc.) or used in a different order. This is just one of many ways to affordably sweeten up your tracks and get them ready for distribution.
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Home Recording Part 3 – Mixing



Using Pro Tools 8 and an M-Audio ProjectMix I/O to add EQ, dynamics and effects to tracks and automate a mix… Mastering in Adobe Audition CS2.
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