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Author Topic: ...and by the way..MP3/service question  (Read 6212 times)

jdg

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Re: ...and by the way
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2011, 07:51:14 pm »

dunno 'bout you guys, but my mastering is free, its just the conversation costs $6000
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Re: ...and by the way
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2011, 10:27:40 am »

SafeandSound wrote on Sat, 05 March 2011 16:38

What if your encoding software screws up, client uploads and sells
glitched audio.

You don't listen through to everything that leaves your studio?

Are you saying that you listen through all mp3's that leave your studio?..and do you charge for this?

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Re: ...and by the way
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 01:36:13 pm »

SafeandSound wrote on Sat, 05 March 2011 16:38

What if your encoding software screws up, client uploads and sells
glitched audio.


This has never happened to me.  I simply haven't had a converted file (or CD master) ever have glitches in them that weren't present in the original final image files that they were made from.

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You don't listen through to everything that leaves your studio?


I listen to the final image file that all further file formats or master discs are made from in its entirety.  Once that has been done I have a number of tests (i.e. Plextools, nulls against the original files) that I do to rendered files or master discs to verify that they are indeed the exact same as the original image - but no way in heck I listen to every single file made from the master image or I simply would never do anything else here.

I think some level of paranoia is absolutely necessary for proper QC - but there's no need to take it to an absurd level.  

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Re: ...and by the way
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2011, 10:01:40 am »

David Glasser wrote on Sat, 05 March 2011 14:53

I can't think of any other industry where so many practitioners trip over themselves to boast  - proudly - how much work they do for free.



Dave,

For some reason your comment has been stuck in my head since I read this post. So I'll ask...

How do you charge for making MP3's? Do you charge regular "on the clock" studio time, a flat rate, something else? I know Airshow is a big shop with lots of clients, so I'm curious how that works in your operation.

Wouldn't mind if Chris Athens or Dave McNare spoke up about how this is handled at Sterling as they are also at a "big shop" studio.

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