Audio Mastering

Discussion in 'Production' started by Somnambulance, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Somnambulance

    Somnambulance New Member

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    Looking for some audio mastering?

    Somnambulance Mastering Services was set up in 2006, initially dealing with the owners' own music projects and those in-the-know. As the concept of having a genuine music production studio set out to grow and ripen, we finally reached the point of making it official. We are now open and ready to work with different recording artists and record labels from all over the world.

    Our principial goal is to innovate and find the best sounding solutions through combining known procedures with vast experimentation. There are no boundaries. We like progress and we do not wish simply to conform and accept the latest fads in the music industry. We work for the benefit of our clients and towards a more diverse spectrum of music in general. Our audio mastering service offers professional refinement at reasonable. friendly prices.

    What is mastering?
    Audio mastering is the final step of production which is highly recommended before you decide to have your music pressed or duplicated. Audio mastering provides your music with cohesion and it ensures that the sound quality on the final product is fluid and fully optimal.

    What we provide:
    * Extra-ambiance, atmospheric enhancement (on request)
    * Bit-depth & sample rate conversion (if necessary)
    * Equalization, dynamic & stereo expansion
    * Compression & peak limiting
    * Volume fluidity adjustments
    * Digital noise reduction
    * Fades, Song Order
    * etc. (ask)

    On request, we also provide consultation and help with general production issues. We are experienced at sound editing, mixing and balancing of all sorts.

    Source material can be delivered to us:
    - through mail as an audio / data CD-R / DVD-/+R
    - through e-mail via links to provided source files
    * Accepted file formats: WAV, AIFF, or high quality MP3.

    contact: somnambulance@gmail.com
    http://www.myspace.com/somnambulancems
     
  2. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    you master mp3s. haha
     
  3. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    i swear mp3s compress the fuck out of a song and filter out freq's?

    so an mp3 will have no sound below 20hz.

    wav.
    FTW
     
  4. sook

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    compressed formats are fucked... .
    i can fit 20,0000000000 tunes on
    my iwank... who cares.... it sounds
    like muffled cat screaming in pain... .
    Mp3 is a compressed format....
    and even a 320kb/s file will
    be greatly and noticably inferiror
    to a wav file.... at cd quality...
    (44.1khz 16bit....)

    anyone who takes their tune in
    to be mastered from Mp3 format
    is retarded.... fact....
     
  5. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    I'd almost bet my ass that none of you would spot the difference between a 320kbps mp3 and a wav file played from a "usual" club rig. Vinyl against digital maybe but wav vs hi-q mp3, i don't think so. Especially in dnb where you have usually such loudness that low-level noise means absolutely nothing.

    But I agree, advertising on mastering from mp3 is not really impressive...
     
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  6. sook

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    if its the same tune played one after the
    other with no adjustment in volume....
    on the same system....
    definitely yes.....
    you need a reference...
    but there is a noticeable difference....

    the file has a smaller dynamic range....
    it literally squashes your mix....

    you wouldnt be able to just go.... thats a 320....
    it could be any number of variables that is
    affecting the quality of the sound...
    maybe the DJ is clipping... red lining the
    fuck outta the mixer... maybe the rig
    is having issues.... maybe there is a limiter
    incorrectly set that is squashing the transients....
    or it might just seem like a poor mixdown...
    your ears also adjust to sounds... if you just
    played one track it would be to hard to tell
    you need a reference... you need to juxtapose...

    but you want the shit to sound as good as
    possible... whats the point in spending so many
    hours tweaking shit and working on the way
    it sounds only to render it and reduce the
    quality....
     
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  7. Dan M

    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    you just disagreed wiv urself dint you.

    theres a bloke i know who makes club music, pumpin house that sort of shit and he said only send a wav file to a mastering suite. s'all i know
     
  8. sook

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    These are words to live by....