Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers

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To: A list for linux audio users <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 12:52 pm

If I mixed and mastered for your system, you would love the disk but no one
else would buy it. Problem is that the disk will be played on your or my good
stereo system, a good or dismal boombox, a good or midling mp3 player from
downloads or wripping, or worst of all, the radio (but without that one, it
may never be played at all!).

So an engineer must try out the mix on a variety of playback systems and try
to make it sound great on all of them. Possible?

I, for one, use a limiter, usually set soft at 0 and boost the signal till a
few transients go into the red. If it is too quiet, I might boost more, maybe
a little compression, but that's it. Little pretention about airplay since I
really have no "distribution' (A&R as opposed to Linux). I posted a few cuts
around if anyone is interested.

(When I have the $$, I might try to really master and print disks, but again,
minimal intervention. Harbal is a nice tool but not free or GPL, and he may
have a linux version someday as well--the demo works 100% using WINE which is
something in and of itself!)

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[LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Mike Taht, (Wed Apr 11, 3:59 am)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Dragan Noveski, (Wed Apr 11, 11:39 am)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Arnold Krille, (Wed Apr 11, 12:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Dragan Noveski, (Wed Apr 11, 1:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Robin Gareus, (Wed Apr 11, 11:48 am)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Dragan Noveski, (Wed Apr 11, 11:55 am)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Robin Gareus, (Wed Apr 11, 1:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Dragan Noveski, (Wed Apr 11, 1:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Arnold Krille, (Wed Apr 11, 7:57 am)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Brad Fuller, (Wed Apr 11, 6:09 am)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Mike Taht, (Wed Apr 11, 2:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Brad Fuller, (Wed Apr 11, 3:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Peter Plessas, (Wed Apr 11, 10:02 am)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Wed Apr 11, 2:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Peter Plessas, (Wed Apr 11, 3:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Dragan Noveski, (Wed Apr 11, 2:59 pm)
[LAU] Perspective with speakers? (was best mic(s) for enviro..., Bearcat M. Sandor, (Wed Apr 11, 3:32 pm)
[LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Wed Apr 11, 4:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Apr 11, 5:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Fri Apr 13, 5:01 am)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Geoff Beasley, (Fri Apr 13, 5:16 am)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Charles Linart, (Fri Apr 13, 2:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Wed Apr 11, 5:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, David Baron, (Thu Apr 12, 12:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Apr 12, 3:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Geoff Beasley, (Fri Apr 13, 4:40 am)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Arnold Krille, (Thu Apr 12, 8:55 am)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Brett W. McCoy, (Wed Apr 11, 5:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Wed Apr 11, 5:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] Questions from an audiophile to some engineers, Brett W. McCoy, (Wed Apr 11, 5:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Mike Taht, (Wed Apr 11, 3:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] best mic(s) for environmenal recording?, Dragan Noveski, (Wed Apr 11, 3:11 pm)