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24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed. Also see Xiph.Org's new video, Digital Show & Tell, for detailed demonstrations of digital sampling in action on real equipment!

24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed

Articles last month revealed that musician Neil Young and Apple's Steve Jobs discussed offering digital music downloads of 'uncompromised studio quality'. Much of the press and user commentary was particularly enthusiastic about the prospect of uncompressed 24 bit 192kHz downloads. 24/192 featured prominently in my own conversations with Mr. Young's group several months ago. Unfortunately, there is no point to distributing music in 24-bit/192kHz format. Its playback fidelity is slightly inferior to 16/44.1 or 16/48, and it takes up 6 times the space. There are a few real problems with the audio quality and 'experience' of digitally distributed music today. 24/192 solves none of them. First, the bad news. [ARTICLE] On topic of headphone impedance.

Introduction It's high time for me to start with such articles again, after 2 year-long pause and countless promises, meh!

[ARTICLE] On topic of headphone impedance

Mastering for SoundCloud - Aural.Node, Electronic Musician, Official Website. SoundCloud Many electronic music producers use SoundCloud these days to reach their audience.

Mastering for SoundCloud - Aural.Node, Electronic Musician, Official Website

In fact almost every one of us uses SoundCloud to get music to our audience. But SoundCloud is so much more than just a simple music streaming platform, it’s a great way to get in touch with your audience and get exposure. It is such a mighty tool, you cannot neglect it. Although SoundCloud offers much more than just simple streaming, it’s nevertheless all about the music. Music Theory: The TL;DR Version. In the world of electronic music production, music theory often gets neglected.

Music Theory: The TL;DR Version

People think it's boring, some even believe it inhibits creativity. The truth is, music theory helps. A lot. The technical side of music production - mixing, mastering, sound design - while important, means nothing unless your music is well composed. Understanding music theory opens up new pathways and allows for confidence, control, and creative freedom.Music Theory: The TL;DR Version written by Reginald Young (aka Neon the Rex) is a comprehensive yet easily consumable eBook that covers the fundamentals of music theory as well as intermediate concepts. Algorithmic composition. Maybe later |Close Thank you!

Algorithmic composition

We will send you a reminder email. Dear readers in Canada, time is running out in 2016 to help Wikipedia. To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. Mix magazine List of TECnology Hall of Fame Inductees. Compared to medicine or agriculture, the history of professional audio has been a comparatively short 125 years or so—barely a ripple in geologic time.

Mix magazine List of TECnology Hall of Fame Inductees

But a whole lot has happened in that century and a quarter. True, other innovations also emerged in that era—from automobiles to aviation, telephones to television, exploring outer space to cyberspace—but for we true devotees, audio is what counts. To expand the scope of the 20th annual TEC Awards, the Mix Foundation created a TECnology Hall of Fame to spotlight the long and rich history of the pro audio industry. Selecting just 25 inductees from a 125-year heritage turned out to be a difficult task, indeed. The Halls of Valhalla. Paul Frindle - Is This Truth Or Myth? - I will do short answers to these for starters, all I will say is my opinion only.

Paul Frindle - Is This Truth Or Myth? -

As ever - longer answers are only needed where people disagree and require detailed discussion. Quote: Originally Posted by M2E So, I'll start it off….. 1. Truth - because the dynamic range of digital is limited only by mathematical precision, whereas analogue is limited by the physical world which cannot be avoided. A 24bit signal path with 144dB of dynamic range is just about as good as any analogue process could practically produce. To provide headroom simply modulate at lower levels to allow overshoots to not be clipped off in fixed point systems and output media.

Independent Music Mastering Blog: In Defence of "In The Box Mastering" Q factor vs bandwidth in octaves band filter -3 dB pass calculator calculation formula quality factor Q to bandwidth BW width octave convert filter BW octave vibration mastering slope dB/oct steepness EQ filter equalizer cutoff freqiency - sengpielaudio S. BW = Δf = f0 / Q Q = f0 / BW f0= BW × Q = √ (f1 × f2)BW = f2 − f1 f1 = f02 / f2 = f2 − BW f2 = f02 / f1 = f1 + BW.

Q factor vs bandwidth in octaves band filter -3 dB pass calculator calculation formula quality factor Q to bandwidth BW width octave convert filter BW octave vibration mastering slope dB/oct steepness EQ filter equalizer cutoff freqiency - sengpielaudio S

Roland_Kuit:SoundLab I. Source: From Data Recovery, USA: Roland's synthesis tutorial is hands down the best reference for the Nord G2.

Roland_Kuit:SoundLab I

Period. It also serves as an outstanding resource and workbook for general synthesis. All the concepts covered in SoundLab can easily be applied to Max, Reaktor, or whatever you use. From Memmorshell. Square Cad: A Mastering Podcast. Home - Digital Domain: CD Mastering. Allpass Filters. Q: What are allpass filters and what are they used for?

Allpass Filters

A: Allpass filters are filters that have what we call a flat frequency response; they neither emphasize nor de-emphasize any part of the spectrum. Rather, they displace signals in time as a function of frequency. The time displacement accomplished by an allpass filter is specified by its phase response. Allpass filters are used in circuit design to perform various frequency-dependent time-alignment or time-displacement functions. Audio applications include filter banks, speaker crossovers, and reverberators. Figure 1 Figure 1, above, shows the transfer function of an allpass filter. Ian Shepard. How to master your own music – the basics. Can you master your own music ? BPM Delay Chart 3.

What is Analogue? SynthesisWorkshops. Facebook For Musicians: A Definitive Guide. [This post by Bryan Kim (@freshbreakfast), Biz Dev master at Tracksby, originally appeared on his blog Trackswell. Dawr Hindi. Preparing a vinyl master. 10 Things to Check Before Sending Your Mix to a Mastering Engineer. 1: Understand The Limitations Of Mastering Mastering can improve overall fidelity, augment or diminish specific sonic aspects and punch-up the density with compression.

However, as most tracks are submitted as two-track stereo, any positive change for one aspect may negatively impact another. You may wish to hear more ride cymbal, but it will also boost sibilance (the letter S) in the vocals. Changing the EQ of the mix will change the balance as well. In order to submit mixes as close to the finished product as possible, you need to… 2: Compare your mix to the pros Find CD quality audio from finished, commercial works that sound close to your ideal. Tips for Mixing for Vinyl Records. I see inquiries from folks wanting tips on how best to mix for vinyl record releases, and I have a number of suggestions based on my previous experiences cutting vinyl masters. Here's my suggestions: * as far as peak levels - remember that digital dBFs does not equal analog dBVU!! TECHNICAL - Loudness. In August 2010, the EBU published its Loudness Recommendation EBU R128 . It tells how broadcasters can measure and normalise audio using Loudness meters instead of Peak Meters (PPMs) only, as has been common practice.

Set of Loudness specs EBU R128 is the result of two years of intense work by the audio experts in the EBU PLOUD Group , led by Florian Camerer (ORF). Equal-loudness contour. Terry West Productions V.O.F. Pleasurize music! DR Database. Interactive Frequency Chart - Independent Recording Network.