Mixing through plugins on your master bus is a widely debated topic. There are many approaches and methods but the best part is that there is no one way to go about it.
Both of these mixers are working on songs that have massive drums, distorted heavy guitars and big vocals that are up front in the mix. However, they use completely different approaches on their mix bus, and still achieve stellar results! Bob uses a single limiter on his mix bus, where Ulrich uses EQ, compression, saturation, and limiting.
Again, there is no one way to approach the master bus. Do what serves the song, and gets you a great sounding end result. If you’re looking for some tips on how to approach the master bus on your next mix, watch the video below!
Do you have any questions about adding processing to your mix bus? Leave them in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them!
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing!