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Post-production audio and professional mastering.
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20 Aug 2013
The AES announced last week that it is in talks to extend the recent ITU-R/BS1770/1 loudness standards for tv/film/video broadcast to radio. If you mix and/or master audio and it doesn't meet this standard then it may either be:
1/rejected for broadcast.
2/ releveled so that it does.
1/ is self explanatory - if your audio doesn't meet the standard then it may not be broadcast or used within broadcast material. In the case of 2 that means that the perceived volume would be adjusted to meet the requirements and would almost certainly result in much quieter and thinner sounding audio. So you need to ensure that your work complies with the new standards.
All of you who mix and/or master or who have their recorded music mixed or mastered you now should use a intersample true peak meter that conforms with the standard and all the regional variations (i.e. US Calm, EBU R128, ATSC A/85). You also need to set your output threshold on your limiters accordingly and allow for any downstream transcoding.
11 Jul 2013
Our new mastering desk/console arrived yesterday. The desk surface is 4 sides of an octagon and is bout 2 meters in length. The hardware sits in 3 main unit racks which have front panels that slope at a 30 degrees. Once we're happy with the final positioning of the three main ones they'll be recessed in to the desk rather than siting up on the surface. The desk surface is lower than a standard desk and the pc scree sits at the side of the 4th side'. The main idea is to have the hardware directly in front of the engineer and so easily to hand whilst reducing the amount in the path of the monitors.
We've yet to agree which bit of hardware goes where though I'm starting to favour having the central console housing the router (not in pic) plus the Orpheus AD/DA. The eqs and comp would then go in to the two others in front of the engineer and the remaining hardware (Eventide reverb, Clariphonic, Neve etc) in to a rack below the desk.
We're still installing it and there some tyding up, tyding away and some minor changes to be done but here are a few photos of it in situ:
4 Feb 2013
The Shure SM57 is possibly the most popular dynamic instrument mic ever. It's used a lot and it's also recommend to people routinely. In fact it gets recommended a lot on the GMC forums to people lookong for their first mic for recording. So for those interested you can find a summary of the mic and more details here:
The Shure SM 57
28 Jan 2013
The EBU and the Music Producers Guild have just announced a new agreed standard for embedding ISRCs in to digital wav files. This should ensure that ISRCs will in future be embedded in to all commerical CD releases. It will help ensure that artists receive appropriate performance and IP rights payments and also that credits are properly databased.
As professional mastering engineer we embed ISRCs where they are available and it's even one of the first questions I ask clients, 'What are your ISRCs'. Many project studios and mixing engineers however do not.
8 Jan 2013
We were asked by a website if we could provide some photos of the mastering studio for publicity purposes. The ones we've sent them are hi-res but these are a few low res vrsions.
***Warning - you can see me in the photos so those of a nervous disposition and women, children and small animals may want to look away now ***
In this one you can see both of our hardware mastering EQs. The one I'm adjusting is our Great River MAQ 2NV and next to it is our Gyratek Gyraf XIV parallel passive EQ. You can also see our Tranzport which is great for scrubbing through mixes quickly.
This is the obligortory head and shoulders shot of me leaning on our ATC SCM pro monitors. They're 3 way so bass, mid and treble each has its own dedicated speaker.
Another adjusting the controls' type photo. This one focuses more on the compressors in the rack. The one I'm adjusting is an API2500 VCA comp. Below it is our Maselec optical compressor and above is a parallel high frequency shelf. On top of the rack is a Prism Orpheus ADC and a Lavry Black D11 DAC.
Final shot that hopefully gives some idea of how the the monitors are positioned away from the walls and with nothing between them and the listening position to form an equilateral triangle. (The listening position is actually in front of the desk with all the equipment turned around 180. This was reversed for the photos as the photographer thought it was more 'studio like'.)
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22 Aug 2013 - 13:58
Thanks for the recording classes :)
You are a living book !
10 May 2008 - 6:03
Thanks everyone :D
3 Apr 2008 - 12:29
have a good birthday tony!
2 Apr 2008 - 23:04
Have a good B-Day Man!
2 Apr 2008 - 15:06
Happy Birthday Tony :) Hope you have a great day and get lots of prezzies.
2 Apr 2008 - 13:42
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