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MichalskiMusic says

Yamaha HS-5M. Often thought about moving to the 8 inch model but I know these well so why change.

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MichalskiMusic says

Jeremy and I always used a mastering chain…....oops wrong web forum. He took ours with him.

I am fairly certain Graham has leather and metal in his mastering chain…

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MichalskiMusic says

Graham, I warned you what would happen when you went off your meds.

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MichalskiMusic says

There is a new kid in town… his name is ‘maximum loudness without distortion’!

Meet him FTW.

;)

I disagree. The game is maximum PERCEIVED loudness. Big difference. Max perceived loudness accounts for space as well. Subtractive EQ is your friend here. Space isn’t just about panning…it also involves making room in the frequency spectrum for each instrument in a way that maximizes its role in the mix. Once you have done this, compression is your friend.

It isn’t just about turning it up folks.

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To my ear, everything seems to be at the same velocity. This might not be true but, for example, the attack of the oboe is always the same. I think this is one of the reasons they told you it needed to sound more natural. In addition, you need some automation of volume and expression. The swell in the oboe seems to be the same every time so I am guessing it is built into the sample. It needs to ebb and flow with a little less predictability.

Also, the synth sound is a bit dated and needs more expression.

The marimba sample isn’t bad but, again, more expression. More dynamic contrast.

The track is good from a compositional standpoint. Work on making it sound like a performance rather than a production.

Hope this helps.

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MichalskiMusic says

Congrats, Tim!

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MichalskiMusic says

Thanks so much for sharing!

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MichalskiMusic says

Very nice!

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MichalskiMusic says

While I don’t use it the most, the one I love the most for its sound is the Maag EQ4. The Air band is killer!

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MichalskiMusic says

BTW, that “cream” is strategically placed on the top (seller list) and that’s the only way it’s ever going to rise.

I disagree.. Sure, you see the same people up there from one month to the next with a slight change here and there. But there is change. Look at the dates the top sellers joined. Longevity has a lot to do with it as well as quality, but even among the top they have different join dates, years apart from each other..

The front page no longer shows the top sellers. It shows the new stuff, the authors you follow, featured tracks, and free tracks. This is a big change from the past when the top sellers were prominent on the home page.. The search engine now gives the buyer numerous ways to sort that don’t put the best sellers on top. A new buyer has to hunt for the top sellers from the top nav on the home page or in the same search engine that helps them find items other than the best sellers..

I have seen a lot of changes in three years (one as an active author). If you really believe the system is stacked against you, then you’re right. And if you don’t, you’re right. More and more files will keep coming in and some authors will go while others stay. But competition is good, not bad, and history has proven this true. That’s why retail outlets are built next to their competitors, not away from them.

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