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Date Posted:18:22:17 09/04/03 Thu
Hi. Tried your demo, and am intrigued by the potential of the program.
So, I'll be buying the program today online. However, I have a couple of
questions and concerns, and I hope someone can address them.
I'm a lifetime musician and I've always mixed my stuff by the seat
of my pants, or intuition, or just by a gut feeling. I have NEVER looked
at a scope or analyzed a signal. So I'm not really aware of where the
problem frequencies are that might cause problems that cause people
discomfort while listening to a "brittle" mix, versus a more balanced
mix. I do know that on one day I'll come up with a great sounding mix
for a song, and then on the next day I'll come with what I feel is a
better sounding mix, only to find a few days later that the second mix
was just more brittle sounding, and hence gave the "initial" impression
that it was "more dynamic". I can attribute this to the fact that our
hearing changes to some degree on a daily basis. Sometimes it's better
on some days than on others. I suffer from a lot of sinus problems, and
this creates problems when I'm mixing. A mixdown down during a bout with
my head colds or allergies results in my hearing too much bass, once the
sinus problems clear up.
I have mentioned this because I noticed on the page of
testimonials that you sent along some sample templates of different
types of music to one of the reviewers. Would it be possible to get some
more demonstrations, other than the one that you included with the demo?
I'm sure that I'll learn more about frequencies and the way they look
and sound after I use the program a while, but I can use all the help I
can get right now. I've had an album done and mixed for about two years
now, but I've never been happy with the final equalization, which tends
to sound a bit brittle to me. So I keep going back to the masters and
re-equalize them time and again, in an attempt to smooth out all the
rough sounding edges. Out of frustration I have recently taken my
digital mixes (recorded completely on the computer) and tried to soften
and warm them up by bouncing them back to tape. I've had some luck with
that, and it does add some coloration that feels easier to listen to
than the digital masters. However, I'm aware that I'm actually losing a
generation or two by running them back, as well as adding new coloration
in the process.
In closing, PLEASE send me some samples or extra advisorys
that might help me with my learning curve, which is always slow when it
comes to working in a new medium with new equipment and software. I'll
be quite grateful. If possible, please send it to my other email address
email@example.com. But if you just respond to this address, that will be
adequate to, although I get so much spam here, it's harder to sort out
the legitimate mail. Thanks again, in advance for any help in learning
this new program.
By the way, I tried the demo just using my 16 bit wav files, but it
was enough to get me excited enough to buy the program. Will I notice a
bigger difference when I actually convert my files over to 24 bit first.