Re: Mastering EA was French Touch


Subject: Re: Mastering EA was French Touch
From: Richard Wentk (richard@skydancer.com)
Date: Sat Oct 29 2005 - 09:38:43 EDT


At 13:37 29/10/2005, you wrote:

>- that a good proportion of them are unbearably loud (clipping is all over
>the place);
>- that treble and high mids are highly exagerated, causing actual ear
>suffering;
>- that dynamics are brutal and resonant. They are received as agressions,
>not impressive surges of energy;
>- that booming generally comes along with any bass manifestation;
>
>The whole experience is considered as highly unpleasant.

This sounds like a textbook list of the results of monitoring on the kind
of poor equipment where you can't hear the low end or the high end
properly. And also of being convinced that 0dB is the holy grail of
normalisation.

Are these all student pieces you're working on?

Richard



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