[LAU] [OT] Help with mixing and mastering?

Peder Hedlund peder at musikhuset.org
Mon May 11 13:13:25 EDT 2009

Quoting James Stone <jamesmstone at gmail.com>:

> Well, our first studio track, which was recorded by a student
> engineer in a semi-proper studio on protools, then mixed and
> mastered by a professional engineer is here:
> http://www.last.fm/music/kitten+cake
> mp3 here:
> http://drop.io/dont_call_her_baby (password: kc09)

Unless you made something really weird when encoding the mp3, I'd  
really suggest you avoid the "professional engineer" in the future.  
The track is so badly compressed and brickwall-limited it distorts in  
several places.

The best thing would be if you pointed him to some articles about the  
loudness war (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war is a starter)  
and explained that it's not a good thing and you don't win by hitting  
0dB as many times as possible during a song.

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