Originally posted by mandulete
i generaly try my final mixes this way, 24/48 files:
1. i made fade and timing adjustments( 1 or 2 seconds betwen
tracks, 1 or 2 seconds start of file and the same at end.
2. apply some eq with waves lin eq broadband.
3. i try to compress a little with tracks or waves till it sound
a little better "i guess", but some time i pass the compression
4. resample to 44.1 with sound fore, and it use something call
anti alias filtering.
5. then bit depht conversion to 16bit with no deithering.
6. i use waves L2 to set levels at -0.2 (very simply to use, i
never really over limit my stuff) and deithering.
7. burn, and hear it in my SUV (truck), and maybe star over again.
Well, there are no set procedures that you have to follow like cutting below 20. There's nothing wrong with your doing, if nothing else, just use your ears and do what sounds best. However, you might want to move your order around a little bit. You usually do fades and ordering at the very end (so like step 6 instead) after you've done all your processing. Also, try your bit depth conversion after you use the L2 (switch steps 5 and 6). Set the L2 at 16 bit dither while processing the 24 bit mixes, then down sample.