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Home Mastering EQ Workshop

This webinar describes about using EQ in mastering, using the songs as examples. While EQ’ing a track one should always have a consistent monitoring level. Bring the...

How to make a song louder with Mastering

Learn more about Mastering.  The songs are made louder by using compressor, EQ and limiting on the track without making the track sound crushed or distorted. Often...

LUFS – the new Loudness Units. What do they mean ? How to read...

Want to know more about the new LUFS?? This discussion describes how to read one of the new LUFS loudness meters, and what it means for any...

Clipping – digital versus analogue, and limiting

Want to know more about Clipping? Ian Shepherd says Clipping is when a digital signal is pushed and passed zero db in the scale. For example taking...

Has the Loudness War been won ?

This is a very important topic where Ian Shepherd speaks about Bob katz who is a campaigner against the loudness war. He took a public stand against...

Loudness Wars versus Michael Jackson – Loud Loses !

How good is high volume? People now-a-days are more inclined towards louder music, very few prefer pleasant notes over the louder ones. The Loudness Wars are making...

Loudness Meters in use – a roundup of some of the best

The loudness meters are now-a-days available as plug-ins for any computer video software. The TT Loudness Mater is no longer the only (or best) way to measure...

What makes an engineer influential?

Want to know the secrets of an influential engineer? A mixing engineer sets a vision for an outcome prior to making mixes. They put their energy and...

Dither or distort ? Listen and decide for yourself

How to decide between Dither or Distort? The effect of using dither on digital video is that it creates a lot of hiss in the video. This...

iTunes Sound Check has an “Album Mode” – finally !

Finally  “Album Mode” is available in the iTunes Sound Check feature which is enabled in the itunes radio by default. Itunes sound check helps to even out...