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BEFORE & AFTER mastering

Post by ramadanman » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:10 pm

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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Post by ozeb » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:30 pm

:o

David - thanks for sharing this... It's a bloody walking advertisement for Transition... crystal clear results!!

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Post by ramadanman » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:01 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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Post by fullyrecordingz » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:51 pm

Kool sounds nang

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Post by dogdaze » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:37 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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Post by gravious » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:04 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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Post by kion » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:35 pm

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Post by ramadanman » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:45 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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Post by decem » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:41 pm

how much did it cost you?

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Post by frostyljd » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:56 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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Post by gravious » Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:28 pm

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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Post by ramadanman » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:05 am

decem wrote:how much did it cost you?
£60 / hour - 2 tracks got done in 1 hour.

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Post by chef wigabu » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:54 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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Post by ztone » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:22 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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Post by masstronaut » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:58 am

Nice examples.

Original = 'heavy'. Mastered = 'shower'.
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Post by dionysus » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:46 am

Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis :z:

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Post by wil blaze » Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:56 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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