Drum & Bass 3 Different Masterings of the same track - Which one to choose ?

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Mr_DnB, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Mr_DnB

    Mr_DnB Member

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    Hey everybody!

    I posted this track "Pouderville" a few weeks ago and became some intresting input. Now I gave it away to 3 professionals for the mastering. So I got now 3 versions of the track. It would be very appreciated if you let me know, which version you like best and if you think the mastering is anything like professional :p

    Version 1 (my favourite):


    Version 2:


    Version 3:



    Thanks in advance! :)
     
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  2. DjCartel

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    youve got them in order. top ones the best and bottoms the worst. just out of interest, why did you pay 3 times to have the same track mastered?
     
  3. lasiien

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    Interesting subject, I had always wondered what the difference would be between professionals on the same track. I think I like 3 the best but its clearly not as loud so it makes it hard to tell, if looking just for commercial loudness I'd go with 1.
     
  4. Mr_DnB

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    thanks for the replies guys ;)

    @Dj Cartel: These are testmasters, they cost nothing ;) I will now choose one of them and then i will pay this one mastering ;)
     
  5. P_J

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    Yeah, I'd go with the first one. The dancefloor mastering seems to suit the track better, although digging the third one as well.

    Interesting hearing the difference mastering can make on a track. Especially pronounced on versions 1 and 3. Almost sounds like two different tunes
     
  6. DjCartel

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    ah cool man. never got a track mastered so i had no idea they did tests!
     
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    top one certainly, the others are dull! your track sounds like it was designed to be crushed so go with that. :)
     
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  8. LVB

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    I like the first one most :)
     
  9. Mr_DnB

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    Thanks for the feedback!!! :)

    So the first version wins the contest :D

    I have some questions though. Do you think that the high frequency range is too loud (hurts my ears a little bit when turning it loud). Further I think the drums disappear a little bit. What do you say?