Question Mixing or Mastering With Fibonacci Percentages?

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Trythanks Lightfoot

Does the idea of mixing with Fibonacci percentages sound like a good idea?

Trythanks Lightfoot

@Tanonoka can y'all do that for:
  • Ozone Maximizer's Transient Emphasis
  • FabFilter Pro-L Attack, Release, and Look ahead times
  • Ozone Exciter's Amount value.


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For curiosity's sake what will be the values next oan is asking for?

Something like this:

PercentageOzone Maximizer's Transient Emphasis Amount
100%200 (this setting obviously sucks but it exists for noobs who may otherwise need it)
61.8%81 (don't do this please, abeg)
23.6%47 (sounds horrible at -8 LUFS/LKFS)
14.6%29 (sounds terrible at -8 LUFS/LKFS)
9%18 (sometimes good at -8 LUFS/LKFS; it depends on the mix; turn it off if distortion is apparent)
5.6%11 (sometimes great at -8 LUFS/LKFS; it depends on the mix; turn it off if distortion is apparent)

PercentageOzone Exciter's Amount:
100%15 (I dunno why on earth someone would use this, but hey, to each his own)
38.2%7.2 (not ideal for mastering, can be used for mixing e.g. 808s, kick drums, bass, etc)
23.6%3.5 (not ideal for mastering, can be used for mixing e.g. 808s, kick drums, bass, synths, keys, etc)
14.6%2.2 (not ideal for mastering, can be used for mixing e.g. vocals, synths, keys, snares, etc)
9%1.35 (somewhat ideal for mastering e.g. a dull mix or if you don't care about changing the spectral balance)
5.6%0.84 (subtle & ideal for mastering purposes; set the dry/wet to your liking e.g. 61.8% depending on the "mode")

N.B. the percentages listed above on the left-hand side of the table have got nothing to do with Ozone Exciter's dry/wet. It's just a scale of the overall amount. If y'all want to get more into this check out the table below:

IntentionOzone Exciter's ModeOzone Exciter's AmountOzone Exciter's Dry/WetOversampling
MasteringDual Triode1.3538.2%ON

N.B. Izotope Ozone Exciter module is great for adding subtle amounts of harmonic distortion but if you overdo it you may end up with too much sibilance assuming vocals are present or a piercing mix if it's only an instrumental. Another trick is to only saturate from 80 Hz to 320 Hz as a means to make the bass more audible on small Bluetooth speakers, etc.

IntentionFF Saturn's ModeFF Saturn's DriveFF Saturn's Dry/WetFF Saturn's HQ
MasteringGentle Saturation38.2%9%ON
MixingGentle Saturation61.8% or 76.4%9%ON
MasteringClean Tube14.6%9%ON
MixingClean Tube38.2%9%ON
MasteringWarm Tube23.6%9%ON
MixingWarm Tube66.6%9%ON
MasteringClean Tape38.2%9%ON
MixingClean Tape61.8% or 76.4%9%ON
MasteringWarm Tape38.2%9%ON
MixingWarm Tape61.8% or 76.4%9%ON

N.B. obviously FabFilter Saturn has other saturation and distortion algorithms but those aren't styles you'd want to put on your main channel e.g. styles like heavy saturation, old tape, smooth amp, etc. Yes, there are good for other things i.e. on individual tracks but will make an entire mix suck so bad and that should be common sense to anyone who has a brain.

PercentageFF Pro-L AttackFF Pro-L ReleaseFF Pro-L Look ahead
38.2%212.9 ms382 ms1.49 ms
23.6%123.4 ms90 ms1.18 ms
14.6%4.5 ms21 ms0.73 ms

N.B. for some reason, 0.73 ms look-ahead time on FabFilter Pro-L works tremendously well, especially for that Dynamic style. Y'all should check it when y'all got time with an attack time set to 123.4 ms and release time set to 90 ms. Of course, fully unlinked limiting.
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