HD wav files
Edited by mpointon on 17-05-2016 16:37
Edited by Ernie440 on 17-05-2016 16:56
When I mix, I leave the existing mixes as they were - I don't process them at all usually. They are as they were downloaded 95% of the time. The only exception is I might put a high pass on a keyboard, guitar or bass to stop it clashing with my kick drum, etc. The only processing beyond that is the 'Maximizer' I apply to the overall mix to boost the levels (not compress where possible) if they need it.
Edited by mpointon on 17-05-2016 17:41
Yes, I notice you do that with the clean fresh HD upload, makes sense. And processing the already processed ... yeah I can see that. Everyone should have a perfectly fresh track to play with .. it really does make good sense. Good points, lots to learn about a good mix, goes beyond mp3 VS wav. Amazing results here sometimes I must say for people with just a simple interface and program at home. I couldn't imagine anything like this years ago.
Yup I know a lot of people just upload the instrument-only mp3 and that's fine. That's what I do.
I'm pretty sure everything we do here will be done one day with a special guitar cable which goes directly into a phone one day lol. Into the phone (which with an app replaces things like a Zoom B3 for example), then upload right to Wikiloops from the phone.
Technology keeps improving. Cell phones have the ability to perform many functions people got used to using separate devices for. I saw a youtube video where on a table they had a pile of devices people used to use, which cell phones have now replaced.
A few examples:
Digital cameras, Voice recorders, guitar tuners, webcams for skype, calculators, remote controls for television and other IR controlled devices, and many more. People who resist smart phones aren't living out a virtue, they are simply denying themselves the wonders of the age we live in. Sad thing is it's all easy to use. They have no reason to be afraid the way they are!!!
Edited by Ernie440 on 18-05-2016 02:48
however downloading a wav stem only makes sense if you have all the seps in uncompressed format in your project ;)
Edited by OliVBee on 20-05-2016 07:04
1) if they are (nearly) equal in amplitude the timbre will change
2) if they are not equal in amplitude on the one with the largest amplitude will be audible
What mp3 does is, it analyses (with a very crude time frame windowing) each time slot and assigns valid bits to only the components it judges audible. A single instrument does not normally produce sounds that overlap in that way. Of course there are exceptions to that, acoustic grand pianos and drumsets might suffer some loss of detail.
check out positive grid's bias fx..
and christ! listen to what mp3 does to bass! yuk!
i tried to explain to a friend who thought mp3 played via a blutooth speaker was ok sounding, why it sounded so crap. i gave up in the end and took him into my living room and played dark side of the moon on vinyl to him...... he went very quiet:)
Edited by nilton on 21-05-2016 06:55
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