My name is jeremy and i make electronic music . Always on vinyl . i've got about 6 records out now so everything is finally moving from being an experiment with the finished product to now knowing more or less which way to point the ship.
i had a few questions : i'm sure good mastering is good mastering but vinyl can be tricky and requires special care .
it took me a while to get a good sounding kick that fit well with lowend .. now i'm trying to get definiton in my high end .. i have heard that vinyl uses a somewhat archaic RIAA cutting process where the lowend is inserted back at amplifier stage . Mastering studios have told me to watch my crispy highs as this can make a record sound bad . but what is considered too high and crispy and what considered 'good definition"
I can spot a great sounding vinyl release right away , to get my own stuff there is more difficult .. i find i can chase my own tail while setting levels .. trying to get good sound from my lowend , from my kick , main lead or synths , pads and hi hat .. i have problems trying to set the levels of each ..
am i looking for an even sound when mixing , or should i be making somethings sound louder than they should because of changes in the cutting process to vinyl ?
anyhow i know this is all vague but just wanted to maybe open up a bit of little chat ..
hope some people out there still master to vinyl !!
long live the wax ..