Re: [LAU] mastering dilemma

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Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:29 pm

On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 01:07:47PM -0500, Brent Busby wrote:

> 1) To use spectrum analyzers and careful listening to try to

If someone's paying you to do some mixing/mastering job, and that's
all there is to it, just do as the customer wants and get your money.

OTOH, if you do have some artistic responsability, I see no reason
why you should follow the mainstream (*) or want to do that.

I agree that almost all pop music today sounds anemic. Male singers
sound as if their b***s are in a vise, a combination of EQ that
almost removes the fundamental and auto'talent'. Females sound as
if ********* CENSORED **********.

And it's not limited to pop. At least half of the classical releases
today are being peppered up in ways that has nothing at all to do
with a natural live sound.

Ciao,

(*)
"Do you know what's on the bottom of the mainstream ?"
"Mediocrity !"

(From 'Death in Venice', T. Mann / L. Visconti)

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[LAU] mastering dilemma, Brent Busby, (Thu Sep 5, 6:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] mastering dilemma, Lieven Moors, (Thu Sep 12, 6:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] mastering dilemma, Len Ovens, (Thu Sep 12, 7:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] mastering dilemma, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Sep 13, 5:33 am)
Re: [LAU] mastering dilemma, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Sep 5, 7:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] mastering dilemma, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Sep 5, 7:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] mastering dilemma, Gordon JC Pearce, (Fri Sep 6, 12:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] mastering dilemma, Brent Busby, (Thu Sep 5, 9:10 pm)