Fatal Vision

Re: Mastering
Posted by: Danny Danzi ()
Date: February 17, 2021 10:44PM

> I quite like the sound and Myles as ever sounds on
> form.
> My only gripe from my first impression is this
> 'brickwall' (I think that's the term) trend in
> the mastering with the drum track sounding
> over-saturated.. I found that with modern day AB
> albums too and it loses some finesse in the song.

Nik, I absolutely hate that too! That's one of the services I provide in my studio business. I can't tell you how many jobs I've walked away from that wanted that loud, smashed sound. When done correctly, a good master will turn up and up without distortion and without killing the dynamic value of music.

The story behind what they call "the loudness wars" is quite silly as well as a major degradation in sound. However, there ARE some acts that benefit from this because their music is best enjoyed aggressively. But for melodic Myles, it totally kills the nice ups and downs that help us to enjoy music. When the dynamics are gone and all you get is a loud, smashed sound, you can also get ear fatigue from it because it's just balls open and never cuts back. Why people think that is important, I'll never understand. Then again, we've been dealing with people that listen to music through phone speakers and crappy ear buds. So it doesn't surprise me that they'd crash and burn with brick walled audio too. Sad.


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Re: Myles Kennedy - In Stride 162 Gill 02/17/2021 07:36PM
Re: Myles Kennedy - In Stride 217 Surfpunk 02/17/2021 08:02AM
Re: Myles Kennedy - In Stride 147 Aussie Dave 02/17/2021 07:48PM
Re: Myles Kennedy - In Stride 157 Danny Danzi 02/17/2021 07:58PM
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Re: Mastering174 Danny Danzi 02/17/2021 10:44PM
Re: Mastering 157 NIK WILSON 02/18/2021 02:08AM
Re: Mastering 148 2112 02/18/2021 03:29AM
Re: Mastering 251 Danny Danzi 02/18/2021 08:46AM
Re: Mastering 145 Raging Heart 02/18/2021 05:43PM
Re: Mastering 127 Danny Danzi 02/19/2021 11:43AM
Re: Mastering 91 Daredevil 02/19/2021 09:09PM
Re: Mastering 95 Danny Danzi 02/20/2021 10:54AM
Re: Mastering 60 Walk In The Shadows 02/21/2021 02:41AM
Re: Mastering 72 Danny Danzi 02/21/2021 06:13AM
Re: Mastering 66 Figge 02/21/2021 06:51AM
Re: Mastering 174 Danny Danzi 02/21/2021 10:23AM
Re: Mastering 55 Figge 02/21/2021 07:30PM
Re: Mastering 66 Danny Danzi 02/22/2021 08:02AM
Re: Mastering 56 Figge 02/22/2021 06:11PM
Re: Mastering 62 Daredevil 02/21/2021 03:28AM
Re: Mastering 80 Danny Danzi 02/21/2021 06:10AM
Re: Mastering 143 Peter M. Bietenholz 02/17/2021 10:45PM
Re: Mastering 166 leftfielduk 02/17/2021 11:04PM
Re: Myles Kennedy - In Stride 162 rocknut 02/17/2021 10:20PM

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