Mastering on SoundCloud

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  1. Roject

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    It says brought to you by Dolby. :dunno: When I think of Dolby, home entertainment comes to mind. Not audio mastering.
     
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    I don't mean to be offensive to you, of course, but calling this 'mastering' is ridiculous. You can choose between four algos and adjust the amount, that's all. And why they try to revive the old 3 - 6dB headroom myth is a mystery to me. Maybe their tools are adjusted badly?
    Seriously, you're better off with some Ozone presets.
     
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    The people that brought u noise reduction, yeah.
    "Dolby Laboratories, Inc. is an American company specializing in audio noise reduction and audio encoding/compression since 1965."
    First used by Decca Records in the UK. :bleh:
    What are u thinking of?
    And that's saying something! haha.
     
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    Uff :disco:

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    I've tested it and my shit sounds more like shit after.
    I though maybe it's that because was badly prepared but those algorithms are shitty.
     
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    Jokes aside, if you decide to go this way, you'll be better off with a fucking Ozone's preset.
     
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    If Roject insists in making music with things like his avatar near him it always will sound shitty.
     
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    Soundcloud is the internet explorer of audio streaming
     
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    multiplier has a good video on needing over a db of headroom on the master when converting to mp3 to avoid clipping
     
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    might be one of these :)



     
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    How about the fact that their market is almost exclusively aimed at home theater? When you go to their website all of their products are based in home theater, cinema, and office. Nothing about mastering commercial music. Even the interfaces they offer are for cinema. So excuse me if I'm not thrilled at the idea of them offering soundcloud users a bunch of presets to slap on their future bass and hip hop songs.
     
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    They should of just collabed with Steven Slate.....:rofl:
     
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    Maybe they tried, and he rejected their kind offer and replied with

     
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    What's the bitrate of SoundCloud again – 128 kbit/s?
    Those "masters" will probably blow Bernie Grundman out the water… :rofl:
     
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    Have you heard of Dolby Digital/Dolby Home Theater? These are apps built into laptops that enhance system wide audio, tailored for music, dialogue, gaming, and movies. Some of their auto EQ and virtual spacialization algorithms actually sound pretty good as well. Dolby is no stranger to audio enhancement, so this new "mastering" service seems like a logical step. We will just have to see how it preforms. Of course for 5 dollars no one should be expecting studio grade mastering lol. I do agree though that Dolby is synonymous with home entertainment and surround sound.
     
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    Firstly, 1,5dB ≠ 3 - 6dB.
    Secondly, when I export wavs to mp3 with Reaper the peak level indeed varies, but so far was never more than 0,6dB above the wav, sometimes even lower than the wavs
     
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    Quote from the vid: 'The volume difference is gigantic, you will always be fooled by level'.
    I wouldn't say it's gigantic but what bothers me more is that there's no 'balanced' algo.
     
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    That's irrelevant to mastering music. How many mixing and mastering engineers do you know that run their setup through dolby onboard soundcards in their Tower or laptop, as opposed to external soundcards and interfaces? Exactly. Unfortunately, I've had the displeasure of trying to produce and mix on dolby onboard soundcards. To say the least my music was overhyped, exaggerated and colored before I ever touched an eq or dynamic processor. I'm just being a realist, they could of went a bunch of different more logical directions Ozone, Steinberg, IK Multimedia, Waves, etc etc I mean I'm certain I still wouldn't use that service to master a song 99.9% of the time, but it would of made more sense than Dolby. :dunno:
     
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