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Thomas W. Bethel

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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 08:09:06 am »

makes perfect sense to me...not
"best out of three  mastering ?"

i have got to have a go at inventing a new  magic process to do something on the internet that nobody thought of first  
it just keeps looking  like free money to me Smile
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 08:09:31 am »

I sense a lack of confidence in the ME of choice, if the facility themselves need a "shoot-out".

I'm also wondering about the cohesive focus and quality across an album/project from one ME only as opposed to this model.

Doesn't this also mean that they are cutting their rates down to a third? Smile
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 08:32:21 am »

Tomas Danko wrote on Sun, 29 March 2009 07:09

I'm also wondering about the cohesive focus and quality across an album/project from one ME only as opposed to this model.

This was my first thought. Can't judge the method as I've not heard these results, but I'm fairly skeptical. Seems like more of a marketing ploy than a revolutionary idea.
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 08:37:43 am »

bblackwood wrote on Sun, 29 March 2009 13:32

Tomas Danko wrote on Sun, 29 March 2009 07:09

I'm also wondering about the cohesive focus and quality across an album/project from one ME only as opposed to this model.

This was my first thought. Can't judge the method as I've not heard these results, but I'm fairly skeptical. Seems like more of a marketing ploy than a revolutionary idea.


Perhaps they've gotten fed up with customers doing shoot-outs between mastering companies and are hoping to grab their business this way? Smile
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 11:31:30 am »

...the three best editions of your audio are selected for polishing...

I have not been "polishing" my already-mastered material.

Am I missing out on something?

Is there a secret special process that I do not know?

Help me out here...
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 11:35:07 am »

So now you get to choose between three guys who charge $15/track? Great!


GR
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 11:50:48 am »

Fascinating. Someone got a professional marketing expert to take a good look at online mastering and come up with something new. I'd guess that the company figures 3 choices would almost always eliminate major revisions, betting that at least one staff M.E. is gonna hit the nail on the head. Or at least confuse the client sufficiently to not ask for a revision! I'll bet that with the company's pay structure, it costs them less and increases their overall productivity to pay 3 M.E.'s to do one pass than the standard 1st pass and then revisions.

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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 11:53:14 am »

Terry, the polishing is when you take a little bit of Rain-X and buff that ref. You don't do that?

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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 12:37:03 pm »

I thought it was a myth myself, but I recently used Pledge (Pledge Protection Plus, specifically) on my Harley and subsequently on my car.  

Wow.   Shocked

Better than showroom in around 3 minutes.

This?  I have no idea.
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 12:54:47 pm »

Greg Reierson wrote on Sun, 29 March 2009 11:35

So now you get to choose between three guys who charge $15/track? Great!


GR



OR...

One guy with three different presets????
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Thomas W. Bethel
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 03:29:27 pm »

MASSIVE Mastering wrote on Sun, 29 March 2009 11:37

This?  I have no idea.


How do you polish a turd????   You freeze it!!



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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 05:02:47 pm »

They don't do "Emo"?  They'll never make it......
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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 05:05:17 pm »

Thomas W. Bethel wrote on Sun, 29 March 2009 07:49

http://www.soundops.com/multimastering.aspx

If anyone bites on this service, especially at $99. per track, they haven't begun to do their due diligence!

No engineer credits, no gear list or studio pics. While these items don't tell the whole story, they will tell you most of it!

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Re: Interesting concept...
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 05:06:57 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Sun, 29 March 2009 08:31

...the three best editions of your audio are selected for polishing...

I have not been "polishing" my already-mastered material.

Am I missing out on something?

Is there a secret special process that I do not know?

Help me out here...



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