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Postby ramadanman » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:10 am

http://www.filelodge.com/files/hdd2/907 ... master.wav

Thought you guys may be interested in hearing the effect of mastering on a track. Sorry for shortness of clip, but it's in full quality wav format. The track is Dynamic Balancing, and it was mastered at Transition

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http://dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7820 - here you can buy the full length, full quality .wav file

Let me know what you think
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Postby ozeb » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:30 am

:o

David - thanks for sharing this... It's a bloody walking advertisement for Transition... crystal clear results!!
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Postby ramadanman » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:01 am

It's weird, before the mastering you get used to the track and you think it sounds heavy. then you take it in, and suddenly it sounds really really shit :D
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Postby fullyrecordingz » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:51 pm

Kool sounds nang
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Postby dogdaze » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:37 pm

the average level of the unmastered one in the wav is 7-8 db lower than the mastered one, so this is not a fair comparison.

still if you correct that and make them equal, the difference in bigness is obvious. nice one for sharing with us :D:
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Postby gravious » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:04 pm

ramadanman wrote:It's weird, before the mastering you get used to the track and you think it sounds heavy. then you take it in, and suddenly it sounds really really shit :D


Hell yeah.

Having played my own (more or less) unmastered CDRs 'dubs' out through a club system, and then played the ones that have been mastered at transition, I am seriously impressed by the difference.

Listening to the unmasterd ones again is depressing!
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Postby kion » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:35 am

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Postby ramadanman » Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:45 pm

dogdaze wrote:the average level of the unmastered one in the wav is 7-8 db lower than the mastered one, so this is not a fair comparison.

still if you correct that and make them equal, the difference in bigness is obvious. nice one for sharing with us :D:


ah whoops forgot about that . glad there's still a big difference at the same volume then
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Postby decem » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:41 pm

how much did it cost you?
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Postby frostyljd » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:56 pm

interesting,

but im confused, can you get a tune mastered still without getting it cut to vinyl, or would this be pointless, surely everyone would want to gwet their tune sounding better, but what if we dont wanna cut to vinyl,

im confused, again lol
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Postby gravious » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:28 am

frostyljd wrote:interesting,

but im confused, can you get a tune mastered still without getting it cut to vinyl, or would this be pointless, surely everyone would want to gwet their tune sounding better, but what if we dont wanna cut to vinyl,

im confused, again lol


Yeah mate, you can just get your WAV or whatever mastered to get it sounding tight. Don't have to cut it.
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Postby ramadanman » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:05 am

decem wrote:how much did it cost you?


£60 / hour - 2 tracks got done in 1 hour.
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Postby chef wigabu » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:54 am

frostyljd wrote:interesting,

but im confused, can you get a tune mastered still without getting it cut to vinyl, or would this be pointless, surely everyone would want to gwet their tune sounding better, but what if we dont wanna cut to vinyl,

im confused, again lol


usually it (the digital processing of your tune) would be referred to as pre-mastering , since mastering would normally be either the preparation of the glass-master for cd replication, or the preparation of the master lacquer for vinyl pressing.

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Postby ztone » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:22 am

if mixdown sounds rubish,theres not much that mastering can done.. it's all about good tight mixdown and then professional mastering. and when someone else master your track, remember it's better if there's more headroom. gives more options for mastering..
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Postby masstronaut » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:58 am

Nice examples.

Original = 'heavy'. Mastered = 'shower'.
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Postby dionysus » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:46 pm

Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis :z:
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Postby wil blaze » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:56 pm

dionysus wrote:Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis :z:


for Drum'n'Bass... yes

but as far is iv'e heard nobody gets dubstep quite like Transition...

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