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astroshack

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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2006, 07:16:09 am »

Mastering engineers make lots of money
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2006, 09:10:11 am »

Ok, found some more little gems...


"...Multi-band dynamics processors are your best option; compared to standard compressors, they're more transparent, ..."



"...A spectrum analyser is useful to examine frequency response against other recordings, and can also be invaluable in spotting low-end problems that may not be audible on nearfield monitors..."


"...To make a track sound louder when it's already peaking close to digital full scale, use a digital limiter such as the excellent XXXX plug-in or XXXX XXXX built-in Energizer. In most cases you can increase the overall level by 6dB or more before your ears notice that the peaks have been processed..."




"...compression or limiting is never used on classical music..."
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2006, 10:51:03 am »

"If you want your mastering done properly, do it in the USA".
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2006, 10:53:40 am »

bblackwood wrote on Sun, 13 August 2006 04:10



Compression helps make it louder.




yep this is one I see a lot of! it bugs me!
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2006, 11:08:47 am »

resolectric wrote on Sun, 13 August 2006 09:51

"If you want your mastering done properly, do it in the USA".

No, this one is true.   Smile
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2006, 11:12:38 am »

Bob Boyd wrote on Sun, 13 August 2006 10:08

resolectric wrote on Sun, 13 August 2006 09:51

"If you want your mastering done properly, do it in the USA".

No, this one is true.   Smile

Yep.

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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2006, 12:48:18 pm »

this is perpetuated a lot too>>>


"...Mastering engineers are quite secretive about their EQ settings as they dont want the competition to find out!..."
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2006, 01:14:35 pm »

From the guy who just recorded and mixed your album,

"Of course I can do a better job mastering your album than if you take it to an outside mastering engineer after all I am familiar with the way this is suppose to sound"

Myths from some mastering engineers...none of whom are on this web board <GRIN>

"Don't worry about it I will do a little tweaking after you leave it will sound great"

"well of course it doesn't sound good right now but what till it gets duplicated"

"I really know how to make this sound great after all I did concert sound for (insert name of famous act) for years and I learned all I needed to know about mastering from him"

"this is a really good album too bad you aren't able to afford our deluxe mastering package you would really hear a difference"

"I don't use expensive audio gear because it is only designed to be used by professionals and you want your stuff to be listened to by the average Joe"

"These speakers may not be what you are use to hearing but trust me your stuff will sound great outside in the real world"

"I only use this equipment for really important mastering clients like you for most others I use something else"

"I have an advanced degree in mastering"

"I only divulge this information to my most prized clients"

"If I were you I would not  take this to (insert name of local CD production company) they always do terrible work I would send it to Disk Makers instead"

"I don't have a lot of fancy acoustical treatment and never had my acoustics checked but I copied the plans for my studio out of Mix magazine so I know it sounds good"

"I use to be a recording engineer for (insert name of famous person) so I know how to master"

"I paid top price for all the gear so I now it is good and I read Bob Katz's book twice so I really know how to master your stuff"

and the most famous of all.....TRUMPETS PLEASE!!!!!

"I am a certified mastering engineer"
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2006, 03:06:02 pm »

Thomas W. Bethel wrote on Mon, 14 August 2006 03:14


too bad you aren't able to afford our deluxe mastering package



Ain't that the truth


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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2006, 04:56:27 pm »

astroshack wrote on Sun, 13 August 2006 12:16

Mastering engineers make lots of money


Hi Sean,

this one is about myths, not jokes.

Norbert
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2006, 05:21:23 pm »

Jerry Tubb wrote on Sun, 13 August 2006 03:03


One brand of CD-R sounds better than another brand.

POW-r dither 3 sounds better than POW-r dither 2.




Don't know about these, a better manufactured CD will have less errors, and therefore less playback interpolations, and therefore better sound.

I do think #3 sounds better than #2 Smile

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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2006, 05:34:11 pm »



Matching RMS is an accurate way to set perceived levels.

Gold connectors sound best.

Geoff Emmerick can hear + or -3dB @ 54kHz.

88.2k sounds better than 96k after it's downsampled to 44.1k.









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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2006, 06:57:42 pm »

Radio program directors will play the single that sounds louder.

Having (insert name here) master your record will increase the chances of having a hit.
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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2006, 07:33:25 pm »

Ged Leitch wrote on Sun, 13 August 2006 12:48

this is perpetuated a lot too>>>


"...Mastering engineers are quite secretive about their EQ settings as they dont want the competition to find out!..."

This is perpetuated by studios like Sterling who say that their mastering setting are proprietary and can not be given out. (my paraphrase).

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Re: The Definitive Mastering Myths thread
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2006, 07:36:59 pm »

Andy Krehm wrote on Mon, 14 August 2006 00:33

Ged Leitch wrote on Sun, 13 August 2006 12:48

this is perpetuated a lot too>>>


"...Mastering engineers are quite secretive about their EQ settings as they dont want the competition to find out!..."

This is perpetuated by studios like Sterling who say that their mastering setting are proprietary and can not be given out. (my paraphrase).

Andy,

Silverbirch Productions

www.silverbirchprod.com



Really?

Chris Athens is usually very very open about stuff when he posts.

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