Joined: Sep. 2011
||Posted: April 24 2016, 07:52
|Quote (pipetune @ April 11 2016, 15:17)|
|Mike: Please don't include in "the final steps" Dynamic range compression. Seems to be the in thing now with modern recordings..........|
Looking forward to a real M.O album!
I'd like to second the request not to use excessive compression on the album. This absurd fashion kills music by flattening out the dynamics, and often introduces clipping as well.
Personally, I never, ever, use compression on a complete track, and only very rarely on any aspect of the music - and people continually ask me how I make the music so dynamic and alive.
Conversely, I continually hear people being disconcerted that albums they used to like have been re-released sounding dead, harsh, ear-fatiguing etc etc, and it's always down to compression.
A touch of compression here and there might be useful at some stages, but smearing it all over the whole album is madness, and yet it happens frequently. The trouble is, if it's done in the mastering stage then that's after the recording has left the artist's hands, unless they insist on guiding it through the whole process. I'd strongly advise that, and I wish that was done with every album that gets released.
Bradnor Hill (in memory of David Bedford): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKeATjaMCgA