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StevenOnealAustin Instrumentals - Orion

Hello, I recently made this instrumental track for an artist I'm working with. I want to see what a professional ME can do to it and compare it to my own finished master so I can learn how to improve my techniques.

Link Deleted - TOS violation - no real instrumentation or vocals.

It's nothing personal. Nor is it meant to invalidate your music. It just doesn't belong here on RO, according to our TOS.
:)
-d.

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audiokid Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:42

Welcome to our community but I'm disappointed.. Erk... Is there anything in this that was created using a microphone? Sounds like Muzak.
[[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.google.c…"]Elevator music[/]="http://www.google.c…"]Elevator music[/] that has no business on a recording forum full of professional recording engineers?

Sorry, I don't mean to be rash but its a bit of a peeve when members post this sort of canned stuff here. Its not what we call, "real" or of any interest to us. It takes no recording skill because there is no recorded content in it, correct?
I'll most likely remove this unless you can convince me why we would be interested in being engaged.

Thanks.

comet1440 Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:54

audiokid, post: 428084, member: 1 wrote: Erk... Is there anything in this that was created using a microphone? Sounds like Muzak.
[[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.google.c…"]Elevator music[/]="http://www.google.c…"]Elevator music[/] that has no business on a recording forum full of professional recording engineers?

As far as I knew, mastering doesn't only apply to live recorded instruments. Would a big name artist who made a song full of only synths not have it mastered by a professional ME?

comet1440 Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:11

audiokid, post: 428088, member: 1 wrote: Well, yes, and no. From my prospective, it takes very little to no skill to master this. Do you know why?

I think I understand, I could see how a mix of live instruments would be more complex sonically and that there would be more to do on the mastering end. I wouldn't go as far as to say that it would take no skill to master it though, but I agree that it would be easier than mastering a mix full of live instruments. You can take this down if you want.

audiokid Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:24

There are no transients to speak of. Which is really where mastering skill separates the boys from the men. Its super easy to nail this to the wall and move on. 50 ME would chime in here and all do the same thing to it, close enough.
These are $10 kiosk tracks that most good ME would never even bother with.
The basic thing we'd do to this is what... add a bit of bass, or top end and slam it to the wall with a limiter?
Your voice mentioning who did this in the background is a serious turn off.

Hope I've come across as profession POV. Not personal.

I'll leave up until someone else chimes in and either takes you up on it or repeats what I am saying.

DonnyThompson Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:26

No one is saying that your music can't or shouldn't be mastered. But RO is a forum that is built upon recordings that are more organic in nature... real instruments.

It's no reflection on the validity of your music.

It's just that it doesn't really belong here on this forum, which caters more to recording, mixing and mastering songs with real instrumentation where microphones are used for at least part of the project.

There are many other forums out there that are centered more towards electronic music/ VSTi - based compositions. You'd be better off getting critiques from people who swim in these same waters that you do, style wise.

We understand that with today's technology, drum machines and sampled instruments are an accepted part of music, but the TOS for posting music here on RO is that there needs to be at least some real instrumentation within the song.

We're not hardcore about it - we're not saying you can't use any samples... but there has to be some real instrumentation involved. We feel we've been fair about making that compromise.

d.

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