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Today has been spent uploading a family photo (missing my wife who was behind the lens) and playing with all the features to personalize the site. I can’t seem to figure out how to make it so that my amazon wishlist is clickable into the actual amazon wishlist site. Guess I’ll have to do some research. Gads. Amazon has gotten so cluttered that it’s next to impossible to find things on the site sometimes.

edited addendum

figured out the amazon wishlist thing. amazon didn’t make it easy for me though. good thing i’m smart. 😉

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Mastering

Been busy today mastering the clacal C.D. after first beta made yesterday.

Three main problems I wound up needing to solve. The first was too large of a sonic difference between various tracks. Some were warm while others were crisp. At first listen on my home stereo, I was worried that overall the C.D. lacked hi end, but I believe I’m too acustomed to turning the treble up in my car stereo. After listening on a boom box, I was more certain that the warmer tracks were the ones to be duplicated, and I should put a small shelving EQ on the high end of others.

Second was a problem with levels from one song to the next. This has been solved on 5 songs so far and proved to be a larger problem then the sonic differences as it involves not simple volume changes from one song to the next, but also average volume inside each song, and maintaining the dynamics of the original recording. Spent the most time on “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree,” which I believe is a stellar song.

I benefited from this article on VU Meters in working at levels.

Last issue, which was easy to fix was that the reverb was a little too strong in places. Simply turned it down.

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Part Deux

The day has gone. I have finally finished the beta C.D. of our school’s classical C.D. After the first listen to it’s entirety I am quite pleased, though there are some obvious things to clean up. But, no glaring errors.

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In the beginning

This is my first post on typepad. I’ve used Blogger only a little bit and liked the blogging concept as a means to subject the world to my verbosity. Recently I came into contact with Moveable Type through the website way.nu and found it to be far more exciting. Typepad is a more userfriendly version, not requiring the same level of techskills as moveable type.

So… on with the show.

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