Shay-Dan: Your Scope projects look
uncomplicated. Can you explain their
basic functionality and do they change much from track to track ?
Dante: These are my base projects which I don't need to tweak
much at all. The large project on the top is the XITE-1D
project used mainly for mastering. But there's also a John
Bowen ProWave in there on synth Pad duties and the DAS SC_GATE there
to reduce incoming microphone noise when recording vocals.
On the Scope PCI (lower
project) I normally just run a single instance of proTone or Profit
synths - again John Bowen classics. The proTone is great for
minimoog style lead breaks, and the Profit is great on those 80's
style brass stabs.
What mastering plugs do you use on the XITE-1D ?
Well, there's the dNa MultiComp - this is my finalizing compression
beast and replaces 2 or 3 plug-ins from my previous setup. And
of course the DAS BrickMaster gives me my final level. I run
that so the loudest part of the track just touches below zero dB.