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Stereo width in mastering – how to measure, monitor and modify it

http://productionadvice.co.uk/stereo-width/
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:-( Even though I agree that getting things loud and dynamic at the same time is an art, I wish people understood that they can achieve even better dynamics from an unsquashed mix by just turning up the volume on their speakers / audio player ... :-( 
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Hi All,

This Friday is Dynamic Range Day, I'm sure there are plenty of people here who would like an end to the loudness wars - if that includes you, please help spread the word and join in the fun !

Also, you might like to enter the competition, there are some really good prizes - over $10,000 worth ! :-)

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This year's Dynamic Range Day is on Friday March 27th

Please share and help spread the word !

http://www.DynamicRangeDay.com

#DynamicRangeDay
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I just realised - if you sign up for the "Enhanced" version of the Home Mastering Masterclass, you're paying only £33 for the entire 8-week course, taking the full price of the other bundled materials into account !

I think I need to put my prices up… :-p

Anyway, today is the last day for this deal - the intro offer ends tonight !

Full details here:

http://www.homemastering.com/
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Thank you Vaughan Woolsey...
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+Podcasting Forum I can't reply to your message, I'm not sure why.

Like it or not, these standards are being implemented for podcasts already.

For example, most podcasts are on iTunes. iTunes Radio already uses Sound Check, which is a similar loudness-matching system to the one in this video. I think it's likely that Sound Check will be enabled by default in the future, in which case all users would hear the audio loudness-matched, unless they choose to disable it.

Bear in mind that loudness-normalisation can be applied to audio after the fact, even if you choose not to comply with the recommendations.

Having said all that, if you're not creating super-loud content, it's unlikely to have a big impact on what you're producing.
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...and Nicki Menaj is as loud as the Chile Peppers !
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+Ian Shepherd​ In the recent years, I had limited access to music at home because of too much work. And when at home, I very often use the DVD player which has no metric instruments at all.

So I never realized that Death Magnetic might be in the red all the times.

Yes, you're right, I also totally misunderstood the rankings. My interpretation was: Death Magnetic had a dynamic range which is deadly for the ears.

However, thank you for the comment! Helped me a lot!
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Four foolproof ways to ensure you music has great dynamics, plus the announcement of the Award and Competition winners
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Ian Shepherd. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Fri, March 27, 6:30 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Almost there!
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I'll admit, this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
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This year's Dynamic Range Day is on Friday March 27th

Please share and help spread the word !

http://www.DynamicRangeDay.com

#DynamicRangeDay
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I just realised - if you sign up for the "Enhanced" version of the Home Mastering Masterclass, you're paying only £33 for the entire 8-week course, taking the full price of the other bundled materials into account !

I think I need to put my prices up… :-p

Anyway, today is the last day for this deal - the intro offer ends tonight !

Full details here:

http://www.homemastering.com/
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Hi Ian ill sort this out tonight for tomorrow its a bit hectic at work right now but thanks for getting back to me
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Mastering engineer, DVD & Blu-ray author
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    Mastering Engineer & DVD author, 1994 - 2010
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Ian Shepherd runs Mastering Media Ltd, dedicated to audio-visual excellence, and the Production Advice website where he helps people make their music sound great.

He is passionately opposed to the so-called CD "Loudness Wars", and in 2010 founded Dynamic Range Day to help raise awareness of the issue. 
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    Physics & Music, 1990 - 1993
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