[LAU] Linux mastering services?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Mar 29 14:38:29 EDT 2010

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:
> It seems to me, again from the reading I've done, that if the mix sounds good on shitty iPod earbuds and 1cm-diameter laptop speakers, then it's mission accomplished, since thet's what everyone is going to listen to it on anyway. Unless of course you're mixing for clubs, in which case mix it on a bangin loud club system with a subwoofer to make sure it works there, or for film or theatre, in which case it's best to mix it on those systems, etc etc..

just this morning, i was driving in the car and listening to The
Pineapple Thief (track: Shoot First, from "Tightly Unwound"). I was
*amazed* at how terrible some sections of its sound in the car,
whereas in the studio or via ipod earphones, its pretty awesome. when
i say terrible, i mean "hurts my ears terrible".

you simply can't be making this kind of assumption, i claim. a good
mastering job makes sure that it sounds OK on *all* likely listening


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