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Re: Seeking Mentoring / Tutulage (Mixing & Mastering)

Well it's there: the piano plays the same pattern over and over again, an ascending E♭ - G - C - D even on the last chord of the cycle, which is a major C. You might spot it more easily if you mute the right channel ;)
by LophophoraFri Mar 25, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Seeking Mentoring / Tutulage (Mixing & Mastering) Replies: 28 Views: 735

Re: Seeking Mentoring / Tutulage (Mixing & Mastering)

Yes the chord progression is great. It's just that on the last chord the guitars play a major third (E) while the piano plays a minor third (E♭), which clashes quite strongly to my ears.
by LophophoraThu Mar 24, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Seeking Mentoring / Tutulage (Mixing & Mastering) Replies: 28 Views: 735

Re: Normalizing Tracks for Final Master

I tend to end up with about +7 to +8db on the limiter. I understand that this is not gain reduction, but still it sounds like a lot of gain applied: your mix must be really quiet to begin with. Is -11 on the LUFS accurate info for final output? I am also curious if there are other meters I should b...
by LophophoraWed Mar 23, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Normalizing Tracks for Final Master Replies: 12 Views: 463

Re: Changes to Spotify normalization

they will no longer apply a limiter to bring quiet tracks up to the loudness target. Actually they still do, but only when the user manually selects the "loud" mode. In this case a limiter is applied when the content needs to be gained up to -11LUFS. Also, Spotify now has an album mode wh...
by LophophoraWed Mar 23, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Changes to Spotify normalization Replies: 8 Views: 316

Re: Seeking Mentoring / Tutulage (Mixing & Mastering)

Drums This is perfectly understandable. Just keep in mind that the quality of the end result is limited by the weak link. When you listen to your mix and think that maybe it's lacking something, you might be tempted to tweak it again and again in an attempt to get there, but maybe your mix is really...
by LophophoraWed Mar 23, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Seeking Mentoring / Tutulage (Mixing & Mastering) Replies: 28 Views: 735

Re: Normalizing Tracks for Final Master

Does anyone have a foolproof process for normalizing the final output levels of mastered tracks? My DAW has a normalize feature. Yours too, probably. I'm sure there are plugins that do that too. But why would you want to normalize your songs? They are going to be normalized when played back on almo...
by LophophoraTue Mar 22, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Normalizing Tracks for Final Master Replies: 12 Views: 463

Re: Seeking Mentoring / Tutulage (Mixing & Mastering)

Hi, I skipped to the end of the thread and listened to the revised version. Here are my unfiltered thoughts: You seem to be after the best possible result, and you are focusing on mixing and mastering. In my opinion there is more room for improvement in the actual production than the post production...
by LophophoraTue Mar 22, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Seeking Mentoring / Tutulage (Mixing & Mastering) Replies: 28 Views: 735

Re: Mastering studio build project

Is the plan for a room-within-a-room? The diagram looks like a single-skin wall. It's not. I just assumed that it wouldn't be necessary because 1/ the area is super quiet (no roads nearby, no airways etc.) 2/ I won't do any recording 3/ currently I don't have a room in a room design and no-one is c...
by LophophoraFri Jan 28, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Mastering studio build project Replies: 5 Views: 233

Mastering studio build project

Hi, After a few years of expatriation in Asia I will be relocating to my home country (France) and I am planning on building my mastering studio on my property. There are different options but for now I am considering an outbuilding on top of the garage (which is currently 40cm underground). The loc...
by LophophoraThu Jan 27, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Mastering studio build project Replies: 5 Views: 233

Re: Acoustic Treatment Advice

Hey philthy9fifty, I hope you won't mind me bringing up a different perspective on this. After years of research, I think a lot of experienced musicians with their own studio setups will agree that your going to get the best results with a mix of different acoustic treatment methods. When it comes t...
by LophophoraSat Jan 22, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Acoustic Treatment Advice Replies: 9 Views: 403

Re: Acoustic Treatment Advice

Hi, I think that in your case, the first thing is to understand that if you can't change rooms or even move your listening position inside the room, then you have to considerably lower your expectations because the first and most influential parameter is the size/shape/materials of the room and the ...
by LophophoraThu Jan 20, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Acoustic Treatment Advice Replies: 9 Views: 403

Re: ISRCs for Bandcamp only release

Do I need to embed ISRCs in the audio files that I upload? There is no obligation, but it is good practice because you never know what the file is going to become in the future. If the song becomes a hit later you'll be happy that every instance of the file has your ISRC embedded. For the rest, Jam...
by LophophoraTue Oct 19, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Music Business Topic: ISRCs for Bandcamp only release Replies: 7 Views: 283