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OT: Re: mastering plug ins

Ok, let me ask this question then. How do you all record and prepare audio 
for the web and for your releases? I am sure there is many different ways 
get good sounding tunes up. All of mine is released in varying qualities 
mp3s. Sometimes I record on mindisk if I am away from my computer. At home 
feed a stereo line in from a mixer into Audacity or now Sound Forge. I 
to record in 16 bit but now have moved to 24. Anyone can reply off list if 
this is going off topic too badly. I am kind of stuck in a loop on this in 
the middle of recording alot. I am trying to rethink what I am doing a bit.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Duke" <jeff_d@embarqmail.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: mastering plug ins

> There was music before computers? :)
> Really I am thinking that I need to work on improving the audio I am 
> feeding into my DAW. Unless I can find a turd polishing plugin :)
> If I have a boomy sound why not fix it before recording etc and so on. I 
> am still trying to grasp audio mastering but I get so confused...slowly 
> go.
> thanks for all the fish,
> Jeff
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mark Sottilaro" <zerocrossing@gmail.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 4:52 PM
> Subject: Re: mastering plug ins
>> You know, you can spend a lot of time and energy on the mastering
>> project, but I swear some of the best armature mixes I've heard came
>> from a guitarist I used to play with.  All he did was run his master
>> buss though a light compressor, graphic EQ and a DBX exciter. (all
>> hardware, this was pre-computer daw).  One day I caught him in the
>> process and what he did was first run a song with a similar feel
>> though the setup and look at the display on the graphic EQ while in
>> bypass.  He then ran his program though it and tried to use the eq to
>> get the same look in the audio spectrum.  Hilarious.  He admitted he
>> just used this method as a starting point, but the real truth is, in
>> the end he probably really good at listening.  I suspect the spectrum
>> display was probably more of a placebo than anything else.  He was
>> only doing 4 track cassette recordings, but his always sounded great.