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Postby desrin » November 14th, 2011, 12:21 am

Mastering the songs can make it more commercially viable. What is mastering? Mastering is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source code having final mix to a master, which is the data storage device. The data storage device is known as the Master. The master is then used for producing copies through pressing, replication and duplication. Mastering involves binding the whole album cohesively rather than editing single tracks. Mastering is what converts a collection of single songs into a complete album. Earlier in the times of analog tapes, mastering was done by physically editing the individual tracks. The spaces between the mixes are adjusted this way. The mastering process adds space, clarity and balance to the whole album. Tweaking the song at the right places is the job taken up by the mastering engineer. The online mastering services are in huge demand and are easy to access too. The mastering services are affordable too. However, the quality of service performed through online mastering sites is in no way less than the attended mastering services. Earlier it was believed that mastering is non-essential. However, of late the musicians have understood the importance of getting their music mastered. The mastering services available on the mastering sites are convenient and in no way less than the attended mastering services. audio mastering servicescomplete the music making process. It adds a great deal of polish to the music. The finesse added helps the music to excel in the music market.
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Postby Blue Jay » November 20th, 2011, 6:42 am

I've looked at these examples for a long time, and have concerns that it is another notch up in the loudness wars, except we might already have reached our max? I personally don't like clipped, compressed and high volume audio without full range and sound dynamics. Although I admit is more commercially viable and radio friendly (friendly is a deceptive and relative term, meaning commercial, again), but it still blasts us with crappy sound, IMO.

See this brief Nirvana clip, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v6ML2DsBfA which is biased (ha ha) in favor of my beliefs and taste, and if you can take more scientific explanation, invest some time and consider this explanation with some technical stats thrown in for our experts... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EgamkLkXW8
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