[RDD] Volume

Robert whakatualarms at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 13:49:38 EST 2015


On 01/20/2015 04:33 AM, sascha at radio42.de wrote:
> Those days mastering is often done by teenagers who can use some DAW
> software but don't have any clue of mastering or for what it really is
> needed.

Then why are you not teaching them what they should know.

There is no difference between a DAW and a straight desk with mixers 
turntables tapedecks and some FX in the rack.

The true test is done with ears, and how it sounds on the big monitors, 
and how it sounds on the little monitor you keep for the purpose.

If you grade audio the best you will win listeners.

The TSL on heavily processed stations is about half that on low or no 
'energy boost' stations.

In the local market the top CHR is a student station which has NO [money 
to buy] processing and out performs the big guns just by watching the 
meters. The talk radio 'contest' is similar.

Keeping levels is one place where machines have not matched the human brain.

Robert Jeffares
Big Valley Radio


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