audio A master test with a compo of mine

Discussion in 'Master This MIX!' started by pcrecord, Sep 26, 2015.

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  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for opinions on how better my mastering skill could be..
    If you hear any defects in the frequency range, stereo field, levels, etc... Please let me know..
    I could make it loader but made it at an LUFS of around -14db in preparation for youtube
    The lead vocal is not definitive, (It might never be since I'm not a signer ;) )

    Thanks

     

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  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    I hear no problems with that.
     
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  3. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Sounds good Marco. Nice solid bottom on that kick!!!
     
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  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    It's an old Ayotte drum kit with a Sennheiser 602 on the kick.. but a part of the bottom comes from a Cascade ribbon mic as a room mic (in my very small room..)
     
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  5. Chris Perra

    Chris Perra Active Member

    Sounds great. The only thing I notice is that the wide panned acoustic drops in volume alot in mono.
     
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  6. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    The question is, does mono matter anymore? If so when, and for what instruments...? Lol just sparking conversation.
     
  7. Chris Perra

    Chris Perra Active Member

    Nope..unless you want on am radio.
     
  8. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Checking on the mono compatibility was a good point and I should have done it in my mastering process.. I failed at that.. Not that I don't know the importance, I just forgot about it when I processed this file..
    The way music distribution goes today makes mono compatibility less important maybe.. But I still thinks it's a good thing to check specially for low frequency content.
    Thanks for reminding me M. Perra ;)

    The other thing that I realise these days is that mixing and mastering for Youtube or for CD is two different thing.. I was aiming this to become a video and I then made a louder version to make a test CD for my car.. OOPS, a lot of things got screwed up when boosting the volumes with the limiter.. The vocal balance changed and the reverb got to obvious.. I guess I'd go for 2 seperate mix and master next time !!
     
  9. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Being mono compatible isn't as necessary as it once was; but there is still a pretty fair amount of music use on AM radio; generally used as "bumper" music for AM Talk Radio. Many sports shows, along with nationally syndicated political radio shows, use music all the time - Art Bell, Rush Limburger, Sean Hannity, and others, use music quite a bit to segue to commercials - and then again to bring the show back from commercial spots. (I'm not sure if this is the case in Canada, though).

    Mono is also still used for telephone on-hold messages and music as well.

    My main use for mono these days is to check for phase issues in a stereo mix, but I think there's also something to be said for mixing in mono as an exercise, the goal being to make the mix sound as good as possible in mono. It's useful as an occasional method to hone your mixing chops. Back when I was a student, my instructor had me mix in mono before we stepped into stereo. I remember thinking at the time that it was kinda pointless, but afterwards, I felt that his teaching method actually made a great deal of sense, and forcing me to do so made me better at what I did when we eventually stepped up to stereo. I still do it from time to time, for fun, as a kind of "refresher" exercise.

    FWIW
    -d.
     
  10. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Another thing about mono listening, we do it more often than we think. When we get away from a stereo sound system, I meen in another room or far enough, we actually perceive it in mono..
     
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  11. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    I often play stuff on my phone's little speaker for other people. The lack of lows and low-mids is bad enough so I wouldn't want what's left of the mix to fall apart. PA systems are often in mono (though I ran stereo), so if your mix gets played as break music its mono incompatibility may be made quite public. The local NPR station broadcasts on FM in mono and does quite a few music reviews and interviews, so if a mix makes it to that level its mono incompatibility could be heard by millions.

    Besides, mono compatible mixes just sound better to me, even when I listen in stereo. I track with that in mind.
     
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  12. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Good point about Live PA !!
     
  13. JayTerrance

    JayTerrance Active Member

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