I had a band in to make their ep in my studio in november last year. As I run a little one-man-studio in my sparetime I try to work with bands as smoothly and nicely I can while doing all the stuff myself. I depend on them to get the feeling of coming in having a great time while recording some music so that they might spread the word around of my little studio. Now as a small project studio I offer my clients a complete finnished mastered record at a very low price so that young kids would be able to afford to make their own record without spending thousands of dollars.
Interesting site I found. Not sure if its been mentioned here.
I guess everyone is worried that after consumers have a LOUD CD in the deck, and switching to a Dyanamic CD(not so loud),
that the consumer will wonder,
"Why the hell is this one so low."
And they will link that to quality issues, or something of the such.
Im talking about regular consumers, that have no Idea about music production and mastering. They just listen to music.
A very good article on the loundness wars....
Mark my words, all you wanna-be mastering engineers out there: There will be a new career waiting someday, for those who have the guts: REMASTERS of great works, without all the finalizers and compressors.
Found on Yahoo's tech page June, 27....
Interesting that they used the opening bits of McCartney's "Figure of Eight". (LOVE this tune, and the CD - Flowers in the Dirt; McCartney arguably at some of his post-Beatles best songs & production, IMHO.)