Recent content by Masteringhouse

  1. Masteringhouse

    Where to find ME discographies?

    There are quite a few sites with discographies, just enter "Bob Ludwig Discography" in google or yahoo and you'll get tons of 'em.
  2. Masteringhouse

    Favorite EQ ?

    Crane Song Ibis for analog, Weiss EQ1 for digital and the occasional Waves for touch-up on some tracks.
  3. Masteringhouse

    Red Book Audio CD- Help! Urgent!

    Re: red book question I don't believe the current Red book standard addresses the total length of a CD. An interesting tidbit though on why 74 minutes was chosen by Sony/Phillips: http://
  4. Masteringhouse

    Enhanced CD

    The "tricky" part in creating an enhanced CD isn't so much in creating a multisession disc (programs like Nero can do this) but in having the ability to create an accurate audio session. Unless there's some trick I missed CD Architect doesn't create a multisession disc, and programs like Nero...
  5. Masteringhouse

    Which comp for final mastering?

    It depends upon which options you choose. I have the Sterling mods, so it's a bit more. Cost me in the neighborhood of $3,500.
  6. Masteringhouse

    Whcih comp. for mastering poll

    The 3 compressors that I use most often are: The Weiss DS1 Chandler LTD-2 Crane Song STC-8 Of these the Weiss is the most transparent, STC-8 second, and Chandler 3rd. However transparency can be boring. I find it a bit odd that many are looking for that "fat, warm, punchy" sound but...
  7. Masteringhouse

    Which comp for final mastering?

    I second the recommendation on the Chandler LTD-2. Most of my work is in the rock field, and the Chandler kicks ass for this. It adds a Neve-like quality that's perfect for digital recordings. It's great for guitars. If you aren't recording guitars through a Neve pre now, I highly recommend it.
  8. Masteringhouse

    using sound forge to master my tracks

    As always it depends. If you're using something like an L2 for limiting and dithering from it, you will want that to be last in the chain. Any changes in volume level should be performed before the dithering takes place. For digital processing I try to keep my master fader at zero in order...
  9. Masteringhouse

    using sound forge to master my tracks

    Another book to have a look at is Bobby Owsinski's "The Mastering Engineer's Handbook". While it doesn't have quite the depth of BKs book, there are some really good interviews and a nice section on vinyl. As far as answering your question, it's a very big topic. You may want to break it...
  10. Masteringhouse

    using sound forge to master my tracks

    Perfect answer Michael! People new to mastering want to find rules of thumb, magic plugins, or some "secret" to mastering. And unfortunately many equipment and software manufacturers take advantage of this misunderstanding. In order to perform mastering some of the basic things that you...
  11. Masteringhouse

    cheap mastering

    Maybe because they were frying a few eggs with it too?
  12. Masteringhouse

    cheap mastering

    Wasn't that actually Geoff? :D
  13. Masteringhouse

    Where are you coming from ?

    Jonathan - Do you remember the person at Lebanon Valley College? I'm teaching the Music Production Seminar MRT 474 course during Fall semesters.
  14. Masteringhouse

    Where are you coming from ?

    My mom used to beat me with a stick when I was young. That's how I got my sense of rhythm. :)
  15. Masteringhouse

    Where are you coming from ?

    Long story short: At age 11 inspired by the likes of JimiHendrix, The Who, etc. picked up a guitar and joined a rock band. During the period when I was playing music ran live sound for various bands and started getting involved in recording at local studios. After the 257th or so band...
Top